Belize Yoga Retreat
laurie johnson| curated luxury travel | pura vida vacations
Belize is a small country between Mexico and Guatemala with 7 different regions. From ancient Maya cities, and rainforests filled with 500 species of birds to the 2nd largest barrier reef named by Jacques Costeau as one of the best in the world, you’ll be amazed that it has something for everyone.
Caye Caulker is a small laid-back island of only 4 miles long and 1 mile across. With limestone coral and turquoise waters, this small island is easily accessed by renting a bicycle or golf cart.
The Barrier Reef houses beautiful and wondrous water-loving friends, dolphins (which seem to love accompanying boats), manatees, sea turtles, sting rays, sharks, and an array of fish, shellfish, and invertebrates that make Belize their home.
With warm temperatures all year, the best time to go is during the dry season from February to May.
Philip S.W. Goldson is the International Airport (PGIA) with smaller airports centrally located.
The currency here is Belizean Dollar (BZD) or most places accept USD. Electricity is 110 volts, the same as in North America.
Where we're staying
RETREAT DATES: FEBRUARY 3-10, 2024
We'll be staying at the Blu Zen located approximately 1.5 miles North of Caye Caulker village, a short 5-minute boat ride from the centre of town. A stunning boutique resort located on the breathtaking beaches of Caye Caulker, Belize with 2 bedroom condos.
Spend the week in the Caribbean immersed in nature, listening to the sound of birds while swaying in a hammock. The perfect white-sand beach, warm-winter getaway location.
Perfect! We will match you with a compatible solo traveler with whom you are comfortable to share an apartment with.
What we're doing
SAMPLE SCHEDULE (Subject to change)
4:30-5:30pm Yin/Restorative Yoga (alternates before & after dinner)
About the meals
Our onsite restaurant Lotus offers local cuisine and Thai influenced dining. La Fogata, is a new Pizza restaurant that offers wood fired Pizza’s. Using only the best local ingredients, our chefs prepare creative dishes celebrating local produce and seafood with a touch of Thai flavours mixed in. A varied menu to accommodate requests for vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free meals is available.
International flights are available from Toronto Pearson (YYZ) or Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Belize City. (BZE)
Caye Caulker is easily accessible by boat or by air. You may choose a 10-minute flight from the Phillip Goldson International Airport in Belize City or a 60-minute boat ride, also from Belize City. Once you arrive at Caye Caulker by either option a complimentary boat will be waiting for you to bring you to the venue. The retreat is located on the northern side of Caye Caulker, a short 5-minute boat ride from Caye Caulker Village.
Our airport representative will meet you at the arrival hall with a welcome sign and will drive you to the water taxi terminal. Upon arrival check in your bags, collect your luggage tags, proceed to their ticket booth, and purchase boat tickets. The taxi ride has a cost of $30.00 US for 1-2 persons, if its more than 2 persons then its $10US per person, and boat tickets have an approximate cost of $39.00 US per person round trip. Please contact us and we’ll be happy to arrange this for you. You can see the boat schedule here: https://belizewatertaxi.com/schedule/.
Kindly provide us with your international flight arrival details and we'll be happy to assist with your booking your local connecting flights to Caye Caulker. Round trip flight tickets have a cost of $175.00 US per person. When you arrive in Caye Caulker, we use a local taxi driver that charges $5US per person to our boat station. When you arrive at our boat station our Captain and crew will be there to assist you and bring you over to our resort on the next scheduled complimentary run. You can see flight options here via Tropic Air: https://www.tropicair.com/.
PRICING & INCLUSIONS
DUE AT REGISTRATION: 50% Deposit PER PERSON
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: December 27, 2023 (50%)
* ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
7 Nights 8 Days Accommodation
2 Daily Yoga Classes (Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative)
Please bring your own mat
All Meals – vegan/vegetarian and gluten-free meals can be accommodated upon request
tap water from the refrigerator is double-filtered and safe to drink
complimentary water transportation with scheduled runs to and from the village
International airfare to and from Belize City
- Transportation between Belize City airport and Blu Zen
- Massages, spa services, gifts, alcoholic beverages, bottled water is readily available at the onsite store and at the restaurant, excursions, and staff tips
Travel insurance (recommended)
Add-on excursions (optional)
$40 USD departure fee when leaving Belize
PLEASE NOTE: that your passport MUST be valid beyond 6 months. This is non negotiable, check it now!
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Sea View Residences
Our luxurious and well-appointed condos are designed to provide you with the utmost comfort and relaxation during your stay. Two bedrooms condo includes a Master with en-suite bathroom, full kitchen, living room and second bathroom and private terrace, located on the ground or second floor with views of the sea, lush gardens or infinity pool. 29 units are available.
Note: There are no twin beds available in each condo.
Doubles pricing for anyone sharing a bedroom (in shared 2 bedroom condo): $2499 USD per person / food included
Single pricing (with 2 people total in the suite, 1 person in each private bedroom)): $2899 USD per person/ food included
Quad Room Rate (with 4 people total in the suite. Must have a group of 4 friends traveling together)
$1,800USD/per person for shared 1-queen and 1-king bed
Master bedroom (king bed) with en-suite bathroom
2nd bedroom with queen bed and bathroom
Plush king and queen beds with luxurious bamboo linens
2 full bathrooms with oversized showers and high end fixtures
Spacious living & dining rooms
Fully equipped kitchen with quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances
Flat screen TVs in living room and each bedroom
Luxury bath amenities, plush towels & hair dryer
Full sized washer & dryer, iron and board
Private terrace with lounge chairs
WHO IS THIS RETREAT FOR?
Connecting with locals (or other travelers) is the key to having a great trip, keeping an open mind as you experience new things, and being able to adjust to whatever comes your way. If the descriptions below sound like you, we want you to join us!
You are interested in learning yoga or are already a yogi at heart.
You’re a positive person who looks for the best in all circumstances.
You enjoy being surrounded by like-minded travelers and meeting new people.
Meet your retreat leader
Elda Giardetti is an International Yoga Instructor and Yoga Retreat Leader. She enjoys sharing her passion for yoga and traveling with students around the world! www.eldagiardetti.com
This retreat is run in collaboration with Modo Yoga Hamilton