Yoga & Whale Watching in the Caribbean

About us

This retreat is for the truly adventurous yogi! 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 private hills of Samana Bay with the most stunning views over jungle and 180° ocean!  Explore the gems of the Caribbean on a horseback, by boat and by foot! Many adventures are waiting.

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.

Soothe your soul by the infinity pool or dig your toes into white Caribbean sandy beaches, just minutes away from the resort.

If you'll like to find PARADISE, this is the place to go. Beautiful secluded resort. A Gem in this, beautiful Caribbean location Samaná, Dominican Republic. The privacy of the place will amaze you. The scenery, pool, landscape, cleanliness, staff and well kept grounds will make you want to go back again and again.'

Event Highlights

  • Whale watching
  • February 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.

Venue Highlights

High up in the hills in the lush setting of Samana bay you will find 13 eco bungalows, each one with a spectacular ocean view.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping
  • Bicycles For Rent

Schedule

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

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

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

We believe that it's important to nourish the body and mind by delighting the senses through wholesome, healthy, food and a beautiful atmosphere. Guests can enjoy meals in the privacy of their own balconies or gather and connect at our lovely communal dining table. The chef prides himself on bringing the best of Caribbean flavours onto your plate by serving 3 vegetarian meals a day. On some evenings there will be a choice to have fish. Enjoy the rich abundance of fruit this magical island has to offer.

Accommodations

Each bungalow has a big double bed, private bathroom, fan and protective sliding doors. Half the bungalows have a private terrace attached, whilst others have a panoramic window that can be fully opened. The communal space consist of an infinity pool, lounge area, big dining space with WIFI connection and gardens. The peace and tranquility of the resort is hard to find anywhere in the world and the natural setting will soothe your body, mind and spirit in no time. Each guest can choose to share a bungalow with one friend or partner or can have her/his private bungalow for no extra cost!

Directions

Get a flight to Santo Domingo. We would recommend to book a night before the start of the retreat in a hotel in Santo Domingo. The best area is the "Zona Colonial".

We will have a collective pick up from the city centre in the morning of the first retreat day (Monday). The transfer to Samana bay is included in the price and will take about 3 hours one way.

Recommended hotels in Santo Domingo:

- Colonial 154 H Boutique

- Antiguo Hotel Europa

Tags: adventure caribbean healing horsebackriding meditation paradise travel wellness whalewatching yoga

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