Frequently Asked Questions

What time is check-in and check-out?

Check-in time is 1:00 PM. If you arrive before 1:00 PM, you may store your belongings at the Front Office and enjoy our facilities or take-part in any of the Yoga, and Mediation classes. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. You may still participate in any of the classes or enjoy the facilities after this time. Belongings may also be stored in the Front Office while you wait for your airport / seaport transfers. Check-out after 10:00 AM will be charged. To avoid penalties, kindly make sure you check-out on time.

Does the retreat have a curfew?

No. Guests may come and go from the retreat as they please. We request that we remain mindful of one other and do our part in maintaining a tranquil environment. When coming and going, especially early in the morning or late in the evening, please observe silence.

What activities are prohibited at the retreat?

We request each person to observe the sanctity of the space and the intentions held by other guests for coming to Lotus Shores. Loud, boisterous, rude or unfriendly behavior will not be tolerated. Smoking, consuming alcohol and other addictive and prohibited substances are not allowed at the retreat. We also request guests to refrain from the use and consumption of non-vegan items. Firearms and other weapons are not allowed inside the retreat. We reserve the right to ask guests to leave the establishment if they fail to adhere to our rules.

May we bring vegan food and (non-alcoholic) drinks into the retreat?

We ask guest to refrain from storing or consuming food in their rooms to avoid attracting any insects, bugs and other animals. Outside food and drink must be consumed in the restaurant. We have a small kitchen and limited fridge space; we cannot guarantee space for your items.

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