When it comes to creating transformational retreats, the destination and accommodations are very important components of making it an inspiring and successful experience for everyone involved.
Having participated at numerous wonderful retreats with Journeys of the Spirit, I have always found that it is important to create a certain atmosphere and energy within the group which can usually be accomplished by staying in smaller hotels and resorts where there aren’t too many distractions going on.
For this reason, a great option for an awesome retreat is to stay in Vacation Villas or Apartments, depending on where your retreat is taking place.
This option is often overlooked and while it is becoming more and more popular with individual travelers, it is also a great choice for a group retreat.
One of the greatest advantages is that you can create your own energy and you’ll have all the privacy you need.
While some private villas are often located in more remote areas it is important to set up private transfers as well as transportation during the retreat if other activities are planned, which is quite easy to arrange with a local tour company.
You will also need to plan to have a cook come in and prepare meals unless you feel inspired to do it yourself or make it a team experience with the group which can become an exciting part of your retreat itself.
While options for vacation rentals in different parts of the world are nearly endless, some of my personal favorite destinations for private villas are Tuscany, Southern France, Croatia, Caribbean, Hawaiian Islands, Bali and Thailand.
I have been arranging vacation villas as well as apartments all around the world for my clients and find it to be a great options which often can also be priced less than staying in a resort or hotel.
Please feel free to ask any questions you might have in our Facebook group as I am sure others will benefit from it as well.
May all your travels stir your soul and change your life forever – Ales.