I'm a mum from North East England taking a break for 6 months in Perth whilst on maternity leave. We're aiming to do as much as we can whilst falling in love with WA.
Published February 22nd 2013
On a recent trip to Dunsborough, we had the luxury of a few child free hours. We headed out to breakfast and fell upon The Samudra Retreat. What initially grabbed us was the comfy outdoor seating, the Thai/Indonesian feel and the healthy looking patrons. The breakfast menu was very tempting and I opted for the porridge, whilst my husband went for the chilli. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his meal and although mine was good, it was incredibly filling and when I had finished it looked like I had barely touched it. The atmosphere was lovely and the vast range of "healthy" chocolate looked incredibly tempting, if not a little pricey (but youth, beauty and a feeling of calm is not cheap!) As there was a shop, it seemed rude not to pop in.
It was full of sustainable products and lovely eco clothing. The retreat itself offered a wide range of yoga classes. Unfortunately for us we were due to leave the next day, but the lady on the desk was so helpful and even suggested finding a babysitter for us. This is definitely a place not to be missed and for a couple of hours you feel you have been transported somewhere very serene and calm. A perfect way to recharge the batteries and wait until the grandparents admit defeat and send the children back!