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Shaka Beach Retreat

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  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“other guests”(21 reviews)
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Breakfast included
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There’s one thing that’s essential, the one thing that can make or break a holiday…the people who work at the place you’re visiting. A constant theme that runs through many of the reviews found here is about how great the staff is. I’m not sure...More

1  Thank TwoStepsBeyond
Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 3 days ago

Wow, we are so happy to read this kind review! Shaka's staff has definitely become an ongoing theme in these reviews and we are so blessed to have each and every one of them. I'm glad to know that we managed to tick so many...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

One of the best times of my life! My friends and I wanted to have a surf vacation that included some yoga (not mostly yoga and maybe surf). One of the many reasons we selected Shaka was because of the instructor to student ratio, and...More

4  Thank HeidiMar
Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 6 June 2017

THANK YOU!!! Your review is such a great start to the morning and a reminder to continue doing what it is we believe in. Your comment about not being a "one size fits all" experience really means a lot! We strive each day to break...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a reason Shaka has such rave reviews online. I had high expectations due to this, and Shaka far exceeded them! The rooms are clean, spacious, and comfortable. The whole compound is just lovely - open air dining area, hammocks, friendly and professional staff,...More

2  Thank Kate M
Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for choosing Shaka and for taking the time to share your experience with the world. We couldn't be happier knowing that we exceeded your expectations! Shaka owes that all to it's amazing team, which I'm glad you enjoyed. It was lovely...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't say enough great things about Shaka. My 17 year old daughter and I went for 6 days and had the time of our lives. First and foremost the people that run it and work there are amazing! Kiri, Matthew, Mike, Oliver were amazing...More

Thank LeeAnneEurope2013
Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 3 weeks ago

Happy to be reading your review this morning. What a great start to everyone's Saturday! We are so pleased to hear that you thought so highly of Shaka's team. We've worked hard at bringing together what we think is an amazing group of people, and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With all the excellent reviews, another one hardly seems necessary but I'm writing on anyone, mostly to express my gratitude. The staff here take customer service to a next level. The kindness, dedication , humor amd attention is so rare and truly appreciated . Nothing...More

Thank Steve K
Response from Mike B, Owner at Shaka Beach RetreatResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience. We loved getting to know you throughout your stay and are genuinely happy to hear that you appreciated what we provide at Shaka. We are equally happy to know that you felt at home staying with us! We always...More

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Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Restaurant
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Things to do
Restaurant
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Price range
US$135 - US$220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Style
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Santa Teresa
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
#7 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
#11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$135 - US$220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Style
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Santa Teresa
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Teresa
#7 Family Hotel in Santa Teresa
#11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Teresa
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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kgsinger1
23 November 2016|
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Response from shakasurf | Property representative |
Thanks for the email, there are several options for transferring to Shaka from San Jose. Most guests choose the puddle jumper flight from San Jose to Tambor, then they choose a taxi ride from Tambor. Our website has a travel... More
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lmeixner
31 March 2016|
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Response from Mike B | Property representative |
Thank you for your question and interest in Shaka. Conditions throughout the year are consistent, especially if you're a beginner. We also tend to experience more consistent swells during these months which can mean bigger... More
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Carylon K
30 December 2014|
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Response from shakasurf | Property representative |
Carylon, Thanks for the email and for thinking of Shaka for your trip, unfortunately we do not have enough room for 20 guests. You should be able to find some amazing places to stay, best of luck and have a great night.
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