Dominican Republic

"Paradise Bird" 

January 08 - 14

 

This retreat is about returning to simplicity, to movement and celebrating life! If your heart craves adventure, if you love to immerse yourself in nature and explore the beauty of our planet, this retreat is for you!

Wake up every morning in your private bungalow, nestled in the hills of the Dominican Republic with the most stunning view over the Caribbean ocean. 

Practice daily yoga, Pranayama (breath work) and meditation on the stunning deck overlooking the ocean, sample local delights and dive into the turquoise ocean just minutes away from the resort.

 
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Join us in paradise...

 
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Highlights

Whale watching                                                     

January is the month where the gentle giants of the sea, the humpback whales come into the bay. You will be able to see them play from the resort, but we will get close up and watch the whales on a unique boat trip. A once in a lifetime experience!  

 

 

 

The Waterfall Hike and Horseback ride                   

This spectacular waterfall named “Salto El Limon” drops 150 feet into a natural, beautiful pool filled with fresh, crystal clear water. You can reach the top of the waterfall on horseback, then hike downwards through tropical jungle until you reach the bottom of this roaring cascade, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the big natural pool.

Adventure hike                                                 

Explore the undiscovered treasures of the Samaná peninsula. On our full-day hike we will visit Boca del Diablo, Playa Frontón and the rural area around Las Galeras. Starting with a boat in Las Galeras we will arrive Playa Fronton where we will enjoy the beach while drinking fresh coconut water. From there we walk along the unspoiled coastline and luscious, rich land.    

 

Daily yoga & meditation immersion              

Begin every morning with meditation and a 2 hour vinyasa flow to unite body, mind and spirit and to energise your whole being. In the evenings you will unwind from the day with a yin/restorative practice or expand your mind through holistic workshops. All classes are suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners. 

 

 

Trip Itinerary

DAY 5

08:00 Tea & fruit
09:00 Meditation & Vinyasa Yoga
11:30 Brunch
12:30 Relax, pool, beach, YOU-time, optional massage, ...
15:00 Afternoon tea & snack
18:00 Reflexology Workshop
19:30 Dinner & sweet dreams

DAY 6

08:00 Tea & fruit
09:00 Meditation & Vinyasa Yoga
11:30 Brunch
12:30 Depart for boats tour to watch humpback whales in the bay
16:30 Return for tea & snack
18:00 Pranayama, soft stretches and mantras
19:30 Dinner & sweet dreams

Day 7

08:00 Tea & fruit
09:00 Meditation & Vinyasa Yoga
11:00 Brunch
12:00 Check out and depart for Santo Domingo/airport

Day 1

12:30 Arrivals and welcome drink at the resort
18:00 Opening circle and grounding yoga
19:30 Welcome dinner

DAY 2

08:00 Tea & fruit
09:00 Meditation & Vinyasa Yoga
11:30 Brunch delights
12:30 Welcome massage, relax, pool, read, sunbathe, ...
15:00 Afternoon tea & snack
18:00 Restorative/Yin Yoga and mantras
19:30 Dinner & sweet dreams

DAY 3

08:00 Tea & fruit
09:00 Meditation & Vinyasa Yoga
11:30 Brunch
12:30 Adventure hike through the jungle to a secret paradise beach with packed snack and fresh coconuts on arrival
19:30 Dinner and sweet dreams

DAY 4

08:00 Tea & fruit
09:00 Meditation & Vinyasa Yoga
11:30 Brunch
12:30 Relax, pool, you time, read, sunbathe, ...
15:00 Horseback ride to "El Limon" waterfall and swimming in sweet water
18:30 Yin Yoga & Mantras
19:30 Dinner & sweet dreams

 
 
 

Prepare for your trip

Expect 28°C daytime maximum temperatures in the shade with on average 8 hours of sunshine per day in Dominican Republic in January. So pack your swim suit and your snorkel, but do bring some layers for mornings and evenings. We will be heading out on several excursions so good hiking shoes and suitable clothes will be important. Also don't forget to pack plenty of comfortable clothes for the yoga practice and the workshops. Cosy is key! :-)

Although in Samana Bay the amount of mosquitos is a lot less than in other parts of the Caribbean, do bring some spray if you are allergic.

VISA

To enter the Dominican Republic it is enough to buy a tourist card, which you can get for $10 at the airport. If you don't like waiting there are options to buy the card online.

 

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 6 nights accommodation in a private sea view bungalow
  • 2h morning yoga daily  
  • daily fresh fruit juices                                          
  • full board fresh, local and homemade cuisine (can cater for vegetarian, but also fresh fish is served)            
  • daily evening class or workshop                    
  • 1 hour welcome massage    
  • airport transfer (collective pick up)                                                           
  • all trips and excursions on the island

For full booking terms and conditions please click here.

 

Price

private ocean view bungalow:                        

$ 1.350,-- / €1.150,--