Shiva's Cave Yoga Studio - Monte Placido

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Shiva's Cave Yoga Studio - Monte Placido

Shiva's Cave Yoga Studio - Monte Placido
4.5
Yoga & Pilates • Lessons & Workshops
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Shiva's Cave Yoga Studio is part of Monte Placido Vacation Home Rentals. We are a residence of six Villas for rent on a hilltop in the Dominican Republic. All of our homes have breathtaking ocean views. They are about fifteen minutes from the town of Las Terrenas and a five minute drive to the nearest beach. Shiva's Cave Yoga Studio is a natural limestone grotto carved into the hillside. It features a large wooden workout deck and is fully stocked with blocks, blankets, belts and even has an Iyengar style rope wall. It is a mystical and spiritual place with an interior cave chamber perfect for quiet meditation.
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ErikaStrathearn
Ottawa, Canada8 contributions
Fabulous stay!
Feb 2019 • Couples
We have just returned from yet another fantastic stay (our 5th time) at beautiful Monte Placido in Las Terrenas. A truly amazing experience from the breathtaking views to the quaint and luxurious accommodations. Don and Diana are lovely hosts, attentive and always available for questions and assistance. This has become our second home to escape the Canadian winters! Highly recommended!
Written 24 February 2019
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Yes, 5 years in a row. Yes, Erika and Steve have their priorities right and why change and look elsewhere when you are happy and satisfied with your choice. Of course as the owners, Diana and I, we are biased but we do our best to make sure our guests really enjoy their experience up here on MONTE PLACIDO. We are a small gated residence comprised of 6 homes (1 to 4 bedrooms) that can accommodate from 1 up to 24 guests (including events = yoga, weddings..). We are in a pastoral setting over looking the ocean and coconut groves and yet only minutes away from Las Terrenas fro dining, shopping etc... Also and most importantly we are strategically located to reach all the pristine beaches. Don't forget the hiking trails up the mountains, water fals down the road, horse ranch next door and our yoga studio. Looking forwrd to welcoming you Your Hosts Diana and Don
Written 25 February 2019
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Seline P
Washington DC, DC11 contributions
Great stay at Monte Placido
Jul 2018 • Friends
Three of us stayed for ten days last month; it was wonderful. Diana and Don are great hosts. We stayed in the Jasmine apartment; beautiful views and unexpected but welcome cool breezes. The landscaping is spectacular and the apartment was spotless with plenty of hot water and daily maid service. Car, ATV or scooter a necessity. Nearest beach is a five minute drive with several others within 15 minutes. Highly recommended and we expect to go back in the future.
Written 13 August 2018
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As Seline mentions, up here on our little mountain top plenty of soothing trade winds coming in from the Atlantic during the day and cool breeze coming down from the mountains at night. Yes, we are strategically located to reach all the pristine beaches of Samana which you will enjoy more than those located on the edge of town. Yes, we recommend renting a vehicle to get around and be free to explore Samana then no need to go through and pay extra with Tour Operator.
Written 14 August 2018
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FrancoSoro
Las Vegas, NV752 contributions
Fantastic
Dec 2016 • Couples
Don and Diana have hit the right spot for quietness peaceful place to meditate and relax. The place is within minutes to Las Terrenas and various beaches. We stay here 4 days and wanted to stay longer . Will be back here again.
Written 4 January 2017
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Thank you Franco for sharing your experience for future travelers. As you mentioned MONTE PLACIDO VACATION RENTALS is in a pastoral setting but only minutes away from town. Also it is important for travelers to know that here we don't have just 1 beach but distinct beache(s) and the most pristine are just down the road from us. Such as Playa Portillo, Moron, Valle, Rincon and more...
Written 6 January 2017
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gsepulveda
New York City, NY160 contributions
Mini-Honeymoon at Monte Placido
Dec 2016 • Couples
Monte Placido is beautiful. We got married in Punta Cana, arranged with Don for a car pickup from PC to MP, it was almost a 4 hr drive. Upon arrival we had requested for a lunch, we stayed in Falcona. The views are amazing, the apartment was cozy and clean. You can only really enjoy the views from the room in the AM or afternoon since around sunset time the bugs become attracted to the lights of the house and they will take over the apartment, we learned that the first night. After that we knew what to do or not do every night. The premises are gorgeous, they have 2 guard dogs, both friendly pups! We rented a car to drive around Las Terrenas, driving was easy, neighborhood felt safe. We really got to see a lot of the town by renting a car, also stocked up on some food at their nearest supermarket. Wifi was pretty slow up in Falcona but stronger near the pool area. Overall our stay was great, I would recommend it and return myself.
Written 22 December 2016
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MONTE PLACIDO has become a honeymoon destination. Actually many couples may get married in Punta Cana and celebrate there but come here so that they can be on their own and relax after the festivities. We also can welcome small weddings and up to 24 guests in our 6 rental homes.
Written 24 December 2016
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jasonm598312
Goshen, NY8 contributions
PARADISE IN THE SKY
Sep 2016 • Friends
I always fly into Santo Doming as it's usually cheapest and my local friends live there that I visit while on the island. The drive took 2 hours and 40 mins from Santo Domingo airport to the villa in Las Terranas. Once arriving at the top of the hill where the villas are located I was greeted by Don. It was nice to actually have the owner there on site. Don showed us around the property and helped us get settled in our Lil piece of PARADISE for the week. I had the welcome dinner booked for my arrival, it was the creole chicken meal with all necessary fixings. This meal was a great start to my week ahead as it was cooked by Dons staff fresh for us. I love authentic local cuisine when I travel and this meal did not disappoint. Both Don and His wife were so sweet and welcoming. They were very helpful with information about the area. For the week I rented a car so I could explore. We arrived Thursday and after dinner we just relaxed and took a swim in the pool after eating. Friday we made our way into the center of Las Terranas to explore a bit and do some grocery shopping to stock up the villa. At super Mercado Linda I was able to find everything necessary for the week. I stocked the place with food and beer and liquor for $120 American. This for 2 of us was more then enough, including meals for some friends who stayed at the villa for an evening with us. We hit the beach right in Las Terranas as well on Friday before returning to the villa for a home cooked meal and some pool time, lots of beer Cuba libres for the evening. Saturday I booked a tour with Tauro Tours as recommended by Don thru an awesome guy named Melvin, it was the El Limon Tour, Tauro Tours prices were by far the lowest price for all of their excursions they offer, and if you book online before your arrival they give you a bigger discount. The driver picked us up at 915 and drove us to El Limon/Las Bellanas area which was about a 35-40 min ride from the villa. Upon arrival we were introduced to an awesome Belgium guy who knew everything there was to know about the cigars they hand roll at this location. Got some of the best cigars I have ever had at this place for a great price. I negotiated a fair price with the guys and left so happy with the new knowledge of the cigar making process from start to finish. We left here with our driver Fede, who took us to the location 10 mins away where we all got on horses for the hour or so long horseback ride thru the jungle. Every person had their own personal guide/horse trainer to get us to the waterfall and back safe. These guys and gals work so hard at what they do and we're a wealth of information on the plants and things we rode past in the jungle. Aafter about an hour ride we arrived to an area where we left the horses then walked about 15 mins and arrived at El Limon. The only way I can describe this was it was like looking at a page in the Nat Geo Magazine with how beautiful this was!!! BREATH TAKING AND AWE INSPIRING. Word of advice the hike could be a challenge to people with injuries or health issues as I'd rate the ride and the hike at about a 5-6 in difficulty out of 10. Well worth the work to get there though. Sat evening we drove to The city of Sanchez to pick up some friends at the bus station there. Beautiful coastal town and was only about a 40 min drive from the villa with some absolutely beautiful scenery along the way. We arrived back at the villa where we all cooked and enjoyed some alcoholic adult beverages and a delicious Dominican meal cooked by my friends cousin. We swam in the pool until late into the evening before retiring for the evening. Sunday the 5 of us took a ride to Punta Bonita/ Playa Bonita which was only about 20 mins away which would have been shorter if I didn't turn down a wrong road. Once we got there the name spoke for itself. Absolutely beautiful beach with very few people there beside us. Sunday afternoon after the beach we went to the restaurant named Mojitos, SMALL Cuban restaurant right on the beach. Drinks were amazing and food was simply amazing. The bill for 5 of us including tapas, a full meal and a minimum of 3 drinks each was only 120+tip. Here in ny the bill for me alone woulda been close to that price to eat and drink like that. After food we went back to villa and relaxed in the pool before bringing our friends back to Sanchez to catch the bus home. On Monday we had booked the 4 wheeler tour with Tauro Tours and we were not disappointed. Melvin personally guided us on a private jungle tour from atop the mountain in Las Bellanas. After about an hour of riding we ended on the beach of Playa Rincon. This beach was the most beautiful beach I've ever seen in person. After the beach we took a dive into the cold river on the way out the was pure fresh cold water where we rinsed off the salt from the ocean. Relaxed Monday night as we were tired from all the exercise we got on our excursions. I wasn't supposed to leave till weds but decided to make the drive to Santo Domingo a day early so my friends could show me the part of the city they lived in. I got to see the city of Santo Domingo and meet their family as well as stay at their place in Pedro Brand section of Santo Domingo. All in all this trip was one of my favorite that I have been on in my travels over the last 11 years. I'd highly recommend Monte Placido to anyone considering staying in that area.
Written 20 September 2016
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Thank you for the wonderful detailed review. We are thrilled you had such a good time!
Written 21 September 2016
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lisadaleFlorida
florida2 contributions
Heaven on Earth
Jun 2016 • Friends
Our stay was a 'Get Away From It All' and Monte Placido certainly met all of that criteria. Beautiful gardens, an aviary off our deck, the ocean to cast our eyes upon every day...total relaxation....then we would jump into the pool! Our hosts, Don and Diana were very helpful-above and beyond the call of duty! I would recommend Monte Placido to anyone who wants to escape the crazy, unfortunate world we now must live in-to get away from TV, news, and just swim, read and clear one's head and get refreshed-ready to face the new world we all must live in.
Written 23 June 2016
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For those coming our way, we are just outside of Las Terrenas away from the hustle bustle of town in a pastoral setting on top of a little mountain overlooking the ocean. We do have TV for those that may want to watch a game but most often our guests prefer to watch the panorama..
Written 25 December 2016
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Mari H
Bergen, Norway3 contributions
Relaxing stay
Apr 2016 • Family
Lovely garden and quiet surroundings. Steep hill to get up, and we didn't trust our car to make it. Luckily the owners were very helpful.
Written 1 June 2016
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Thank you Mari for sharing you experience for future guests. Yes, the climb is steep but once up here on our little mountain top it is the most "RELAXING".
Written 3 June 2016
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cjm420
Dallas, Texas11 contributions
Just Paradise.
May 2016 • Couples
We live on the South East Caribbean Side of the DR, and wanted to get away and check out the Samana, Las Terrenas area. You know just get our energy aligned. I stumbled across this AMAZING place in my initial search for a place to say, and WOW... Talk about the Universe Shall Guide, these are amazingly appointed homes with fantastic grounds, great location (Close to everything), wonderful hosts and everything you need is included.. The energy from Shiva's Cave is tactile, the yoga studio great, and the views are breathtaking..,. Just cant say enough. We certainly will be back soon for a longer stay.
Written 19 May 2016
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Thank you for your review. it will help future guests discover MONTE PLACIDO VACATION RENTALS (easy to find on any search engine). We are comprised of 6 rental homes located on a mountain top over looking the ocean and coconut groves below. We are not on the beach but strategically located to reach all of them by either going West to Playas : Bonita and Coson or East towards Playas : Moron, Rincon Valle etc... Our can accommodate from 1 up to 24 guests. (We welcome groups and events such as yoga retreats or even small weddings parties). We are looking forwrd to welcoming you on MONTE PLACIDO VACATION RENTALS Your hosts Diana and Don
Written 23 May 2016
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Jenna H
9 contributions
Yoga retreat in paradise!
Apr 2016 • Business
My self and my business partner are from Boston and we took a group of 15 here for a yoga retreat and it was AMAZING! From the start of planning through out the whole trip Don and Diana were so wonderful, helpful, accommodating and patient. We had several food allergies in the group and they were able to accommodate all of them and every meal was delicious. We were picked up at the airport and we stopped at a local grocery store in the way back to the retreat center. It was an easy commute from Samana. The yoga space was so wonderful our group enjoyed it very much, we had twice daily practice and it was so peaceful. The staff on site were so friendly and kind. They were easy to find and helpful when we needed anything. Our driver who picked us up from the airport also drove us to El Limon for the waterfall hike. He joined us on the hike (which was wonderful and made us all feel safe)and also came to lunch with us and it was nice to talk with him and meet his family. The villas were so lovely and peaceful. The grounds of Monte Placido are as they look in photos but oh so much better in person! This was an amazing trip and we can't wait to come back next year! See you soon Don and Diana!
Written 26 April 2016
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MONTE PLACIDO VACATION RENTALS is comprised of 6 homes fully furnished and with kitchens fully equipped.and SHIVAS CAVE is our Yoga Retreat Center . We can welcome up to 24 guests. We offer distinct and flexible meal plans : - No meals as each home has its own kitchen - Breakfast only - Breakfast + lunch or dinner (often groups have meals out during excursions...) - Breakfast + lunch + dinner All of the above vegan, vegetarian, allergy free if any etc...fish or meats... We organize everything for our guests.
Written 25 December 2016
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Mackenzie C
Boston, MA1 contribution
Bed & Breakfast Feel
Apr 2016 • Friends
Shiva's cave was a wonderful spot to do yoga, really gorgeous views. The pool is wonderful as were most of the rooms. Rooms were very clean though it was tough to get fresh towels (they were replaced once in our five day stay). The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful though the male owner was a little overbearing at times. I say this was reminiscent of a bed and breakfast because the owners were very involved in our outings and our meals, which for the most part was very nice. They are extremely helpful and do their best to get you everything they feel would make for a great trip.
Written 24 April 2016
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So sorry about the towels. We usually change linens at least 2 to 3 times a week automatically but will be glad to do so upon request.
Written 25 December 2016
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