Soul Seed Travel Guide: The best retreats in the Caribbean

Soul Seed Travel Guide: The best retreats and wellness resorts in the Caribbean

With gorgeous powdery white beaches, crystal clear seascapes and stunning sunsets, the the Caribbean should be high on your list as a destination for your next retreat.

Many resorts offer yoga programs year-round, while other resorts fly in top practitioners in their field to head up specially scheduled yoga weeks. Regardless of the format, these yoga retreats will have you in a state of bliss in no time. Here’s our guide to some of the best places to visit in the Caribbean for a retreat.

St Lucia

Saint Lucia holds an annual three-day ‘health and wellness retreat’ on the island (November) for visitors who are looking for a rejuvenating and tranquil holiday. Yoga, Ayurveda, tai chi classes and healthy cooking demonstrations are included. Don’t miss out on a visit to the Sulphur Springs while you’re on the island and take a dip in the cleansing mud baths.

The Body Holiday St Lucia

The BodyHoliday have just launched a new retreat program where participants can select a week-long retreat, based on one of five themes and stay in BodyHoliday’s new luxury villa “FIREFLY”. This beautiful Caribbean residence overlooks the resort and enables retreat guests to both enjoy the camaraderie and seclusion afforded by Firefly and join in resort activities in their free time. Choose from yoga, weight loss, cleanse and detox, vedic, destress and mindfulness.

The warmth and beauty of Saint Lucia, combined with a first class retreat program awaits you at the World’s leading holiday of wellbeing.

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Logo Balenbouche Estates

The Logo Balenbouche Estates have just announced three St Lucia retreats focusing on yoga, mindfulness, nutrition and general wellness. All of their retreats are hosted by qualified instructors and therapists who have visited Balenbouche Estate and would like to share the experience and their knowledge with others!

The retreats typically offer private or shared accommodation. Most events run for one week and include accommodation and meals, airport transfers, excursions and daily yoga or meditation practice. Their next retreat ”St Lucia Yoga Getaway” takes place from the 15 – 20 March. Join Charles Polanco-Ali (Charlie the Yogi) on a 5 day private escape focusing on yoga, wellness and fun. Charles has a wide range of experience with styles and students and has been organizing retreats at Balenbouche for over 9 years! This retreat is tailored to your own preferences and will give you the chance to unwind and immerse yourself in our little island paradise.

Retreats typically include daily Yoga and/or daily walks & meditation, shared or private accommodations, fresh vegetarian, raw, vegan & seafood, extending & deepening your yoga practice, lectures & workshops on yoga & health, learning to live more sustainably, private beaches, beautiful tranquil grounds, guided trips to stunning St. Lucia sites, meeting like minded people, finding your inner balance, personal life coaching, massage and wellness therapies.

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Healthfulness Yoga Retreat on the beach in St Lucia, 28th February – 7th March

Let the Caribbean sea’s waves wake you up in the morning and put you to sleep at night. Eat the freshest locally grown produce from the town and taste the catch of the day from the fisherman from the bay. Start you day with a revitalizing yoga practice and build your day with inspiring workshops, classes and trips. Or opt for quiet time journaling, painting or skinny dipping in the pool in the private villa.

Our healthfulness retreat on the beach in St Lucia takes place in a private sea view villa in Soufriere. Soufriere town is rich in history and was once the first capital during French colonial rule and it shows. All the famous sights and treasures are situated here (The Pitons, Diamond Falls, Botanical gardens etc). You’ll also see original colourful creole style wooden houses in some of the streets and old estate houses that have mainly been renovated to boutique hotels.

The French influence is still very dominant on the island considering it was under British rule until independence in 1979. English is the official language, however French Creole is spoken by most people in St Lucia. All the towns and districts are French in name and the local cuisines all have a French influences.

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Grenada is a great island for a yoga retreat – a few of the top hotels have excellent facilities offering yoga and/or Pilates in group sessions and private lessons. Here you can practise yoga in tropical landscaped gardens and on a deck overlooking a beautiful beach, as well as in a serene yoga studio, and in an open-air pavilion on the beach.

Healthy eating is promoted so, if that’s what you’re looking for, in Grenada you will be able to find a yoga retreat offering vegetarian and Ayurvedic cuisine – Caribbean-inspired and using local vegetables, fruits, and spice.

Laluna St George’s

Laluna is known as one of the Caribbean’s premiere wellness resorts. The hotel’s wellness sanctuary includes an Asian spa, beachfront yoga pavilion, sustainable organic garden, and state-of-the-art gym. A Caribbean yoga retreat is best located at Laluna’s yoga pavilion, which incorporates the resort’s Balinese influences with the natural beauty of Grenada, creating a unique place to practice yoga, directly on the beach. International yoga teachers, in varying forms of Yoga and Pilates.

Connect to the rich healing and magical energy of Grenada. Rejuvenate an restore; a deep practice to integrate and balance the body, mind and soul. Flow into each asana, with the sound of the Caribbean Sea, which lulls right in front of Laluna’s Yoga pavilion.

Slow it down to a deep form of yoga. Asanas are held for up to three minutes, which allows the muscles tissues to relax and the focus taken up on the joints and connective tissues. A form of Restorative meditative yoga, that helps you to rejuvenate your body and mind. A Full Moon Meditation practice is also offered every month.

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Beaches Friends Forever Getaway

Saint Vincent

Petit Saint Vincent

Experience Yoga on Petit St. Vincent with only the sounds of the ocean and birdsong to accompany your asana.

A peaceful place to practice yoga, either with a yoga instructor, or on your own. There are two open-air yoga pavilions, one facing Conch Bay looking out to the Atlantic and the other on the leeward side facing Caribbean Beach, offer guests a peaceful place to practice yoga.

Most guests come across the open-air Yoga Pavilion near Conch Bay while walking along West End Beach. Set back from the beach, with a hardwood floor and a thatched roof, this tucked away pavilion is a perfect place to practice early morning yoga.

The two on-site yoga instructors offer individual or group sessions with flexible timings for all levels. Yoga mats and accessories are provided. For independent yogis, the Atlantic pier leading out into the sea is also a wonderfully, shaded place to work up a sweat while practicing your inner warrior. Afterwards, you can use the pier as a springboard into the warm turquoise ocean for refreshment.

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Turks and Caicos

Some of the top yoga instructors in the world – Elena Brower, Erich Schiffmann, Rodney Yee, and Colleen Saiman-Yee – make their way to conduct classes at Parrot Cay Como Shambhala, a resort on a 1,000-acre island in the Turks and Caicos archipelago. Yoga classes are held in an open-air, sea view studio, which is also the site of the resort’s complimentary one-hour sunset yoga session. In addition to yoga, guests can avail themselves of healthful practices at the resort’s holistic spa, which offers Ayurvedic treatments.

COMO Shambhala Parrot Cay

At COMO Parrot Cay, yoga in the Turks and Caicos claims an integral role, whether in regular group classes, through private instruction or during the five-day yoga retreats in the Caribbean with renowned guest teachers. They offer complimentary yoga and Pilates classes six days a week as well as private tuition with their full-time yoga instructor.

The COMO Shambhala Retreat experience is tailored to your needs. The luxury spa offers consultations to help determine the best treatment for you. COMO Shambhala Retreat’s holistic and Asian-influenced treatments make the spa the ultimate soothing place. Each treatment is designed to rebalance and restore using natural techniques and ingredients.

By combining treatments with nutrition, yoga, meditation and more, this space has established itself as an exceptional holistic health centre.

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Barbados Hotels


Jewel Paradise Cove Beach

Join in along with celebrated yoga teachers and holistic nutritional lectures. Enjoy a week full of healthy activities at the Caribbean’s newest spa retreat, Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa. These retreats take place in addition to the full slate of classes and activities led by our resident staff.

Highlights include multiple daily yoga sessions including beginners yoga, one 30-minute massage experience per person, beginners Yoga instruction, aquacise, nature and power walks, align and flow, cooking, wellness session, meditation and pilates, pranayama, reiki, dance sessions, spinning, yin yoga, luxurious accommodations and all meals and snacks. The next retreat dates for 2018 are May 13 – 19, August 12 – 18 and December 9 – 15.

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Relax, Detox and Reconnect with Nature Retreat, Long Bay Jamaica, open all year round

We are directly on the seaside; an Oasis for your Mind & Soul with fantastic ocean views and surrounded by gorgeous green nature; a quiet and safe area where the only sounds you will hear are singing birds and the ever flowing voice of the ocean.

Long Bay beach, one of the most beautiful virgin beaches, with kilometers of fine white sand, is just at 3 minutes walking distance, in the fishermen village Long Bay.

Jamaica is described as the most beautiful island in the Caribbean; the enchanting jewel with sugar-white beaches, majestic waterfalls, charming houses, breathtakingly beautiful mountain peaks and tropical flora; all of it accompanied by the sensual beat of reggae

It is time to slow down and get back into balance. Enjoy an oasis of tranquility and relaxation through yoga, mind and body awareness, healthy food, fresh spring water and herbal medicine. More than just a holiday, we are here for you to experience a transformational journey within yourself. Go Natural retreats are all about slowing down and getting back into balance.

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Located on Tobago’s quieter western coast, away from the island’s more populated south, in the small fishing village of Castara you’ll get a sense of the ‘real Tobago’.

For those who need a little extra help unwinding – our network of caring and experienced wellness practitioners are here to assist. Relax the mind, strengthen the body, and uplift the spirit with a Tobago yoga class or soak up the healing benefits of massage.

Reconnect to yourself and nature at Castara Retreats through joining one of our wellness and yoga retreats, hosted by experienced practitioners in yoga, meditation, health and nutrition. All retreats offer the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, with daily guided practice, along with beautiful accommodations and fresh, wholesome meals. Their next retreat takes place from the 6 – 14 July – ‘Flowing with the Elements’  Yoga Retreat with Davin Jones and Emese Fodor.

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Having trouble choosing? Email us at and we will help you find and book your perfect retreat. Follow our travels on Instagram @soulseedtravel.

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