REVIEWS

Karen - Retreats

Maree and the team at Soul Bliss Journeys are amazing, people! She definitely knows what she's talking about, and is happy to answer any questions you have, especially if you're new!

 

Just created my first retreat with her, and it was definitely a  experience! HIGHLY recommended!

Laura NZ - Retreats

I had a life changing experience with Maree. I would do it again in a heartbeat. So perfectly organised, last minute changes handled with ease and comfort. Anything I needed or wanted she got for me, booked for me, organised transport for me. Stunning luxury accommodation. I have made 7 girl friends for life from around the world. This is truely an experience not to miss!


Maree is such a beautiful person, she was always around, spent time with all of us and we all got to know her individually. She speaks Indonesian, is kind, trustworthy, open and a lot of fun!


Thank you Maree xxx

Laura Harka USA - August 2022

I booked the trip of a lifetime through Maree at Soul Bliss Journeys.  I do not travel often and Maree eased my anxiety, provided detailed instructions and made her self available from the time of booking, during the trip, and upon our return.  She held monthly meetings with our travel group so that we knew exactly what to expect.  She went above and beyond to ensure that all of my questions were answered at any time leading up to the trip.  Maree coordinated all facets of the trip which resulted in us receiving first class personal treatment and services.  During the trip she was present at all times to flawlessly manage the itinerary and extra excursions. I wholeheartedly recommend Soul Bliss Journeys and Maree for an unforgettable experience.

Melody Murray  - Bali Retreat
August 2022

I attended a 1 week retreat organized by Maree with Soul Bliss Journeys.  Words will fail to describe the thought and care that went into assuring our comfort, transformation and enlightenment. 

 

You can tell Maree LOVES her work.  She's intuitive and felt what we as a group needed.  Our excursions were a great mix of fun and healing. 

 

Each person chosen to interact with our group was divine.  They all welcomed and educated us. 

 

When I registered for the retreat I had no idea how special the experience would be.  I'm forever grateful!

Erin  - Bali Retreats
August 2022

This is a note in celebration and acknowledgment of the experience I just had on a Soul Bliss Journeys (SBJ) retreat in Bali. Maree and the SBJ staff were incredible even before I arrived being consistently available and responsive to my pre-trip questions and requests.

 

Once I arrived in Bali there was an incredible woman, Nyoman, waiting to bring us to the most beautiful resort that Maree had hand selected for us. At the resort there was a warm welcome including a gift bag and flower petals spelling out a welcome message on my bed. I felt so welcomed and cared for the entire time.

 

During our stay in Bali we had daily activities that Maree and the SBJ staff carefully planned out. We went to the best of the best spots and Maree personally knew the local people at each spot. We got the VIP treatment and we're welcomed like family every where we went. Maree was incredibly responsive, flexible, accommodating, and shared her vast local expertise at every moment during the retreat. She was there for me at a moments notice and I felt totally supported the entire time. Words can hardly describe the transforming experience I had in Bali thanks to Soul Bliss Journeys. I will forever be grateful to Maree for the care put in to making this retreat the experience of a life time. I was planning my next retreat with Soul Bliss Journeys before I even left the first one.

Nicola - Retreats

Our trip to Bali was phenomenal!! It was the trip of a lifetime and my favourite holiday I've had overseas so far (don't tell my family!) It's hard to describe with words what a truly incredible time I had. It was super fun and ticked all the boxes for a fabulous holiday. Beaach, pool, massages and spa treatments, cultural and spiritual experiences, incredible food, wonderful time with friends and new connections plus fantastic shopping! Also it was super cheap, for example dinner around $20 for incredible 2-3 course dinner with multiple freshly squeezed juice, smoothie etc. Sometimes dinner was even cheaper than that! Shopping and spa treatments also super cheap. Maree was an absolutely fantastic host who knew all the best places to go and gave us great advice of what to do during our stay.

Karla - Retreats

I was part of the August trip to Bali with Maree and it was amazing, adventurous and life changing. Maree is one of those people that when you meet her you instantly feel comfortable and like you’ve known her your whole life. She’s kind, trustworthy and compassionate. She has a love for Bali and it made the trip incredibly special. She had the perfect itinerary with a variety of day trips including cultural, spiritual and relaxation. And the food was amazing. I will definitely do another trip with Sober Girls Travel. Love you Maree

Jana - Retreats

Huge shout out to Maree for hosting us on our Bali trip. It was am extraordinary time with fantastic women in recovery. Maree didn't miss a beat with all the wonderful meals, treatments, spiritual activities, accommodation, guidance & support. She is an excellent tour guide and I loved seeing Bali from an "insider's" perspective. Maree when above and beyond to ensure we were all comfortable, had all our needs met and she organised the most awesome activities. I also loved the flexibility she included so we could all go our separate ways when we felt like it. I can't wait to join her on another trip back to Bali and elsewhere around the world. Travelling with fellow sober women was such a treat! If anyone wants to PM me directly for more info on Maree and her company, Sober Girls Travel, please feel free. Words cannot express how grateful I am to Maree for such an unbelievably fantastic experience.

Sarah - Retreats

Just finished the August Bali trip. Can’t speak of the experience highly enough. I’ve struggled with group travelling in the past but Maree just put me at ease instantly. Her open, honest and raw approach to life and us as a group enabled a sense group cohesion and proper connection. While we were all sober it was def not the only topic discussed. The Bali experience itself was the perfect mix of activities, culture, relaxation, learning and down time. Thinking about it.. do it.

Sam Ford - India Tour 2020

I was fortunate enough to travel to India in March this year, 2020. The sights that were planned for us on our tour were spectacular but I have to say the highlight for me was Reddy, our tour guide. His knowledge ran deep, his temperament gentle and compassionate and his sense of humour charming. We were a group of 5 ladies travelling together and we all felt totally safe and cared for by Reddy. To have a tour operator of his caliber  guiding us through India was invaluable. 


Our trips on the bus transfers could have been long and boring but they weren’t because we were entertained by Reddy and Maree. They shared interesting information about the sights we were visiting and always made sure we were prepared for the day. Maree’s planning and organisational skills were on pointe, from comfortable hotels down to toilet stops and coffee shops. Maree also offered in-depth conversations and advice which was exactly what our group required being on a spiritual enriching tour.


We were in very competent hands with Reddy and Maree at the helm and our tour was pleasant and enjoyable. 


They are a talented and complimentary duo and their tours are well organised and executed wholeheartedly.
In Gratitude 

Michelle - Bali Retreats

What a blessing to experience beautiful Bali without a focus on drinking. I have just finsihed a week trip with Maree as our host and could not rate the whole experience highly enough. Maree is a warm, passionate and caring host that goes out of her way to ensure you are having your best experience. Her local knowledge and love for Bali, along with her friendships with local entrepreneurs made the whole experience something special. I found the food, cluture, shopping amazing. But my true highlight was the spiritual experience I gained during this trip. Bali truly is special and I will be back in a heartbeat. Looking forward to another trip with Sober Girls Travel.

Jody Larid - India Tour 2020

I went with Maree and Reddy for 2 weeks in India and loved it. I met Maree in Bali when I went there for a sober retreat she hosted and she instantly felt like a best friend I’ve had for years. She’s truly one of the most genuine people I know, and she cares so much about her girls on her trips. Any problem or issue (2 weeks in a foreign country with a bunch of women- there will be issues 😜) is met with grace and patience and a ‘let’s figure this out’ attitude. Seriously could not wish for more from her.  Salt of the earth. 


Reddy was our local guide and he is equally awesome! So young and funny and smart. Knew TONS of history and details about anywhere we went. Some of our girls were interested in the religions in India and he has a wealth knowledge about that as well. Had connections in every city to get anything we needed. He even keeps track of which places have the best restrooms (a concern in India!) so he would advise us when we should go because there wouldn’t be a good one for a while. Haha. Those kinds of details are overlooked but important when you’re spending time so far removed from the norm. But the best part about Reddy is his sense of humor. We did a lot of touring and he always kept us laughing. You could see other groups with local tour guides and no one was having as much fun as we were. Mind you- we all hadn’t met before this trip, so there were no prior relationships to lean on. 


My experience in India was more than I was expecting. I would not hesitate to go back with Maree and Reddy.