Caribbean retreats: Top recommendations on yoga, wellness & relaxation

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Last Updated on April 1, 2017 by

With its crystal clear turquoise waters and white powder beaches, the Caribbean is an obvious choice for a retreat. Here’s our top recommendations on yoga, wellness, fitness and pure relaxation Caribbean retreats.

Solful Trust, Surrender, Adventure Retreat in Puerto Rico, 8th – 12th March


Hosted by Solshine Retreats, we invite you to join Cait Lawson and Alexandra LaChance for an all inclusive 4 night/5 day retreat in the lush Caribbean town of Rincon, Puerto Rico. Set on the west coast of the island, Rincon is known for its pristine waters, world-class waves and has truly earned its nickname of “the land of beautiful sunsets.” You will be living, playing, and rejuvenating your mind, body, and soul in a breathtaking oceanfront paradise retreat. These 5 blissful days will be filled with yoga, meditation, paddle boarding, SUP yoga, healthy local cuisine, and making friendships that will last a lifetime.

Connect with other like-minded individuals in a fun, safe and competition-free environment while giving back to the local community. Villa Playa Maria is eco-conscious in their practices and encourages people to use reef friendly sunscreens that they supply and pick up trash.

We are uber eco-friendly and constantly looking for a way to conserve and protect our beaches, reefs and ocean. Our teachers are yoginis, surfers, eco-conscious and both part of our incredible community here in Rincon. While we can help attendees to truly “ignite their soul” by doing something mindful for their well-being, while also educating and engaging others in contributing to conservation here on island and in other areas of their lives. For every reservation at the Villa they plant a tree. Send me more info!

All Inclusive Healthy Lifestyle Retreat, Puerto Rico. Available dates: 20 – 23 May/21 – 24 October

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Give yourself a vacation with intention. Take in a healthy dose of fresh air, delicious local organic food, pristine experiences in nature, and support from skilled wellness practitioners. Feel the rewards of investing in your own wellbeing. Our magical location in Utuado, Puerto Rico is a world away from the daily grind—the perfect place for those seeking to create and sustain a happier, healthier lifestyle. Our programming is focused on providing a fresh perspective on personal wellbeing, with diverse practitioners and retreat programming designed to give you tools and techniques to implement behaviours that you want to change change.

A “vacation with intention” could transform your life — it’s been known to happen. Especially in a beautiful place like Puerto Rico. Optimal Wellbeing is the foundation programming and includes a optimal wellbeing assessment, beautification exercises, mindful movement (daily fitness and yoga classes), nature hikes, guided meditations, healthy food demonstrations, clay mud bath, floating meditation, shamanic energy clearing (optional) and fun group interaction with locals, live music and dancing. Send me more info.

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Anguilla 4 Night Relax Recharge Retreat, 30th March – 3rd April

Relax and recharge for 4 nights, with a dash of fun. No cell phones or laptops as this is a technological detox, along with light healthy meals, yoga, meditation and relaxation. This is a mind, body, and technological detox, with a dash of fun! The fun is one night out for dinner, some prosecco or healthy cocktails, and possible dancing.

Be ready to relax, and let go of all your daily stresses as you unwind by the sun, sand and surf and put your laptops and cell phones away for the duration of the trip. Too often our busy lives have us in the “Fight or Flight” mode of the sympathetic nervous system which causes increased cortisol production, which causes the inability to lose weight and premature ageing. Decreased nutrient absorption, decrease in thyroid hormone, decrease in sex hormones, increase in inflammation and much more. By resting on the beach, absorbing your Vitamin D, reducing SAD, and participating in gentle flow yoga and meditation twice daily you allow yourself to slip into the parasympathetic system, which is where the body does its healing work. During your 4-night stay of relaxation and clean eating, your host Tina, a trained Health Coach will also bestow upon you fun tips and facts for improving health, decreasing stress, managing weight and how to indulge your sweet tooth-high quality style. Send me more info.

7 Night Caribbean Island Retreat Experience, 16th – 23rd April

img_20141127_113123Join us for a 7-night Caribbean Island retreat experience on Anguilla, just a Ferry away from St. Marten. Anguilla is a high-end tourist destination with many beautiful beaches, fun activities and night life. Our fun and fitness yoga program boasts a mixture of structured time and free time that we hope you will enjoy.

Situated in the British West Indies Anguilla is a beautiful, peaceful, friendly, authentic Caribbean Island and it boasts some of the most breathtaking beaches in the world. It has long been established as a destination for the rich and famous and has mainly small, independent high quality hotels coupled with an excellent range of restaurants. It offers a friendly and accessible local nightlife with mainly live music. Most venues enjoy a healthy mix of both tourists and locals. It is a leading wellness destination offering world-class spa services and the full mix of sporting activities. It is an authentically Caribbean island with none of the usual mass tourism trappings. All activities are optional – if you want to do your own thing that is fine. However, if you want company there will always be someone to have breakfast, lunch, cocktails or dinner with and an activity to take part in.Send me more info.

Contact the retreats team who will be happy to help you and find you your perfect retreat. Get £20 off your first booking by signing up to our Wellness Travel Club.

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