This winter I'm hosting private retreats for singles and couples at my home in St Thomas Virgin Islands. This retreat is perfect for anyone looking to experience the local side of St Thomas on a budget but in a mindful and healing environment. Having lived on the island for five years I love hosting visitors and helping them discover the beauty and diversity of both the US and British islands.
Lodging, roundtrip airfare (from NYC, ATL, CHI, LAX, MIA, MSY) breakfast made to order and car services are all provided with the package. Each day begins with a vegetarian breakfast, fresh juices, hot and iced tea and fresh coffee from the Caribbean.
All ingredients are organic and I support the local economy by purchasing as many fresh goods from local farmers as possible. Transportation is difficult on island so in addition to an island tour I provide a car service that includes airport pickup and drop off, a daily pickup and drop off to any beach you’d like and additional car services across island for $10-$20 depending on location. Also included in your package is a morning hike and swim, beachside oil massage (30 mins) and private meditation session (30 mins). I offer reiki and wellness focused life-coaching at an additional economical fee.
The house is located on the south side of the island of St Thomas in a safe and quiet local neighborhood. The neighbors are very friendly and always eager to meet guests so you will most likely leave with more than one new friend. Your bedroom is private with a queen sized bed with fresh sheets and comfy pillows, full length closets and dresser drawers for plenty of storage. There’s also a ceiling fan and two standing fans to keep you comfortable and cool. In case you want to cook for yourself there’s access to a full kitchen. The house includes free wi-fi and desktop computer, cable television, island cell phone (in case yours doesn’t work) and toiletries such as fresh towels, soap, hair dryer, comb, brush, lotion, razors and shaving cream. All you really need to pack is your bathing suit!
Breakfast, coffee, tea and snacks are also included in this package. I make two gallons of the iced and two gallons of the fresh juices for you before your arrival. It gets hot on the island and avoiding dehydration is important so drinking water is also included ( you can’t drink the water from tap on the island). Your choice of hot tea is also made fresh every day.
Day one: Cinnamon raisin pancakes, yogurt, fresh fruit bowl with flax seed, chia and hemp seed and honey. Coffee, tea, and fresh juice
Day two: Your choice of white, wheat or multigrain toast with honey or jam, your choice of eggs Coffee, tea and fresh juice
Day three: Cornbread French toast, maple syrup or honey, eggs and a fresh fruit bowl Coffee, tea and fresh juice.
Seasonal fruits include: Breadfruit, mango, tamarind, pineapple, custard apple, strawberries, soursop
Fresh juices: Sorrel juice, Tamarind juice, soursop juice, carrot and orange (fresh squeezed) (choose two)
Snacks: Tostones, banana and tamarind, deviled eggs, pasta salad, ranch dip and chips, spicy cottage cheese dip and crackers (choose two) peanut butter and honey sandwiches
Healing hot tea: Parsley lemon tea (A diuretic, good to relieve swelling,do not drink if pregnant) , golden turmeric tea (good for arthritis) , coco tea a delicious traditional Caribbean tea) , bush tea (a delicious traditional Caribbean tea, lots of vitamin C, good for cold/ cough) , banana tea ( loaded with magnesium and potassium, great for sore muscles) , chamomile tea ( good for anxiety, great sleep aid) (choose two)
Cold tea: Mint and lemon iced tea, Thai iced tea, iced bush tea, iced lemongrass tea, (choose two)
Private beach meditation session: (30 mins)
Morning hike and swim: Level one hike to and from the beach
Oil massage on the beach ( 30 min)
Beach drop/ pick up: Coki beach, Sapphire beach, Emerald beach, Brewers beach, Lindberg Bay, Hull bay, Magen’s Bay, Abi beach, Vessup beach, Secret Harbor (1 per day)
Car service: Includes airport pickup and drop off ($60 value) beach drop/ pick up each day. $10/ $20 ride for any other services/ errand
OFF ISLANDS ADDITIONS
Are three days not quite enough? Add extra days to your trip with these off island additions. Each addition includes 1-2 extra days on your itinerary. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request additional days.
St John Deluxe: includes a day trip to St John to visit 2 beaches Your choice of Trunk, Cinnamon, Hawksnest, Cruz Bay or Honeymoon. Ferry pass, taxi fees and lunch included. Additional $250
Anegada Excursion: This is the smallest and perhaps the most beautiful island in the BVIs. Anegada is completely flat and has only 200 residents, but is absolutely gorgeous. The ferry trip to this island only takes place twice per month so it must be booked well in advance on very specific dates. A day trip to this island includes ferry fees, customs fees, breakfast, two bottles of rum, taxi for the day, lunch and two beach stops. Add $599 (additional two days) *Passport required
BVI Day Trip: This is of course of of the best ways to experience the Virgin Islands, a day of luxury on a speed-boat or sailboat (depending on availability) charter with captain to the BVI’s including The Baths, Virgin Gorda, White Bay, Tortola, Water Island, The Indians, Willy T’s,. All stops are left to the captain’s discretion and depend on the weather. Three or more snorkel/beach stops, customs fees all you can drink rum drinks, breakfast on the boat and lunch on the island of your choice. Add $899 *Passport required