2nd Annual The Girlfriend Getaway: Sistahs at the Well Retreat

St. Maarten

Sa
9 reviews
Oct 8 - 12, 2022
Group size: 1 - 140
2nd Annual The Girlfriend Getaway: Sistahs at the Well Retreat
St. Maarten

9 reviews

$NaN
Oct 8 - 12, 2022
Group size: 1 - 140

About this trip

  

We invite you to join us for the Ultimate Wellness Retreat for sistahs journeying towards Wholeness, Transformation & Fulfillment.
 

The Girlfriend Getaway: Sistahs at the Well kicks off on Saturday, October 8, 2022, and includes five days and four nights at the luxurious Maho Beach Resort on the island of St. Maarten. The week will offer life-changing health and wellness sessions facilitated by our dream team of nutritionists, fitness and wellness experts, dedicated physician and psychologist, and a host of speakers.


Daily yoga and training sessions and opportunities to explore the culture of the island will balance out the week, and an All-White Party with a guest DJ will add a night of flair and festivity. While the retreat will close on Wednesday, October 12th, there will be an opportunity to extend your stay through Saturday, October 15th for an additional cost, allowing time to relax and reflect on your experiences at the well.

  

Speakers and Special Guests can be found here: http://www.thegirlfriendgetaway.com/speakers/

 

 

Retreat Features

  

Fitness

· Daily Yoga and Meditation the Beach

· Daily fitness from a personal trainer

· Walking excursions along the beach


Cooking Demonstrations
Want to learn how raw foods impact general health?   A renowned chef will be available to provide a healthy cooking demonstration and taste tests.


Small Group Chats
Small group chats will be scheduled to discuss topics of the day in a more intimate atmosphere. 


Workshops

Wellness Experts will share their expertise on the following topics:  

· Heart and gut health

· How to incorporate healthy habits daily

· Psychological wellness

· Tips for optimal overall health

· Meditation tips

· Nutrition: What to eat, how to eat, when to eat

· Becoming the best version of yourself

 

Private Health and Wellness Meetings

Select speakers will be available to book private sessions to explore your personal needs.

Sonesta Resort Maho Bay

Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Resort – St. Maarten  

The all-inclusive Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Resort offers an exhilarating fun vacation experience combined with stellar customer service. With all-inclusive meals, drinks, Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Resort is located in Maho Village – a destination within a destination offering the island’s most exciting nightlife, a variety of accommodations, and first-rate amenities for singles, couples, and groups — big or small.


The 10-acre, 420-room beachfront property is conveniently located on St. Maarten’s southwest shore just minutes from the airport and features the oversized signature Oasis pool area with waterslides, swim-up bar, five restaurants, a pizzeria and paninoteca, café, five bars, gym, and more than 24,000 square-feet of meeting space and unique outdoor venues. Guests can enjoy other amenities including the signature Serenity Spa and the destination’s largest gaming emporium Casino Royale as well as access to tours, and motorized water sports for an additional fee.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

  

Q: How many days is the Retreat?

A: The Retreat will take place over five days and four nights, from Saturday, October 8 - Wednesday, October 12, 2022.  However, you may extend your stay at the Resort until Saturday, October 15,  for an additional cost, allowing time to relax and reflect on your experiences at the well.  See options for additional day pricing at the end of the page.


Q: What is included in the cost of the Retreat?

A:  Accommodations at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort

·    All-inclusive meals

·    Airport transfers from/to Princess Juliana International Airport

·    Welcome Cocktail Party

·    All White Party (Tues, 10/11)

·    Daily Retreat Workshops

·    Daily Yoga, Meditation, and Fitness activities

·    Swag bag

 
 

Q: What is NOT included in the cost of the Retreat?

A: Airfare

  Travel Insurance

  A full list of what is and isn't included can be found below.


Q: Are excursions included?

A: Sonesta Maho Beach Resort-arranged excursions are not included in the Retreat price. 


Q: What if I'm coming alone and I don't have a roommate?

A:  We will assign you a roommate if you are booking a double-occupancy room.


Q: Are flight costs included?

A: Flight costs are not included in the cost of the Retreat. Here are some guidelines for flights:

Saturday, October 8: You may arrive as early as you'd like but may not be able to check in until 4 p.m.

Wednesday, October 12: The program will conclude by 11AM so we recommend flights beginning at 1:30PM from Princess Juliana International Airport.  

**Saturday, October 15: You may extend your stay at the Resort until Saturday, October 15,  for an additional cost, allowing time to relax and reflect on your experiences at the well. 


Q: What do I need to travel to St. Maarten. 

A: A valid U.S. passport.

COVID-19: A COVID-19 test is waived for fully vaccinated individuals.  These requirements are subject to change, so please refer to this travel and information health site for the government of St. Maarten: https://stmaartenehas.com/.


Q: How early should I book the package?

A: It is recommended that you book as early as possible, as space is limited at this event. In addition, booking earlier will enable you to take advantage of a longer payment schedule if you opt for a payment plan.


Q: Is there transportation to and from the resort?

A:  Yes, there will be transportation from Princess Juliana International Airport after arrival on Saturday, October 8, and to Princess Juliana International Airport on the date of your departure from St. Maarten. 


Q: Are the costs of the Retreat refundable?

A: You may cancel at any time, but please note our cancellation policy:

Due to the nature of time-based and capacity commitments with the resort, ALL payments will be considered non-refundable, which includes the full and installment payments. Of course, the exception to this policy is if the Retreat is canceled.

 

If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. 


We understand that unexpected occurrences happen. Due to the possibility of any extenuating circumstances, we strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover both your airfare and the Retreat cost.


Q: Do you recommend travel insurance?

A: Yes, we highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance.  Unforeseen circumstances (death in the family, illness, etc.) can happen to anyone. Being unprepared will cause you to miss the Retreat, as well as lose your investment.  

It is highly recommended that you purchase travel insurance from a reputable national insurer. Travel insurance offered by an airline does not apply to an entire trip, but simply covers airfare. Many travel insurance firms are available (Allianz, etc), so secure your trip after purchase by buying travel insurance, as our refund/cancellation policy will be enforced, no matter the circumstance.  You can use the tools found on the following website and choose the best insurance for your needs:  TravelInsurance.com.


Q: What can I expect at this Retreat?

A: The goal of the retreat is to provide five days of health and wellness workshops, expert speakers, practitioners, sisterly comradery, and goal planning that will lead to better emotional, psychological, and physical health.


Q: When will I receive a Retreat schedule?

A: A preliminary Retreat schedule/agenda will be provided by August 2022.


Q: How often will I receive communications about the Retreat?

A: We will communicate regular updates on newly added speakers, new offerings, and any other updates related to the Retreat. After you register, be sure to go to The Girlfriend Getaway private Facebook Group for all of the latest details and to make new friends even before the Retreat begins.


Q: What type of food will be offered at this Retreat?

A: There is all-inclusive pricing for meals, and we will offer restaurant menu recommendations, focusing on healthy options.


Guests may choose from an array of restaurants; The Point featuring Italian specialties; Ocean Terrace for fresh all-day buffet service; The Palms Beach Grill, Restaurant + Bar beachfront venue for Caribbean specialties by lunch and the Lava Rock dining feature by evening where guests can cook their meals on individual hot slates; The Village Tavern highlighting pub-style food and entertainment at the heart of Maho Village and Jing’s Kitchen offering a bento box concept of Asian fare. Throughout the day, guests can grab snacks, pastries, tea and java-to-go at Maho Café or deliciously handcrafted slices at Pizzeria Napoli to satisfy mid-day and late-night cravings. 


Q: Is alcohol included in the cost of the package?

Yes, alcohol is included in the all-inclusive pricing. We will also have alcohol at our Welcome event and the All White Party. 


Q: What should I bring?

A: A suggested list of items to pack include:

·    All-White Outfit for the White Party

·    Yoga pants, sports bras, shorts, and t-shirts

·    Bathing suit(s) for pool or beach

·    Bathing suit cover-up

·    Resort wear for dinner/dancing

·    Light Jacket or Sweater  for cooler evenings

·    Sneakers

·    Flip-flops, or other comfortable sandals

·    Earplugs, particularly if you are sharing a room

·    Drugs like aspirin, Tylenol, Dramamine, Neosporin, and Tums/Imodium

·    Insect Repellent

·    Sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat

·    Your medication, if applicable

·    Books to read under the palm trees.

  

Q: Who should I contact if I have any questions?

A: Please send an email to info@thegirfriendgetaway.com if you have any questions, and we will answer promptly. You can also call ‪(609) 365-1771

Policy & Terms

Policy & Terms for The Girlfriend Getaway: Sistahs at the Well, referred to hereafter as "Retreat".


REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS You may cancel at any time, but please note our cancellation policy:

Due to the nature of time-based and capacity commitments with the resort, ALL payments will be considered non-refundable, which includes the full and installment payments. Of course, the exception to this policy is if the Retreat is canceled.


If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. 

We understand that unexpected occurrences happen. Due to the possibility of any extenuating circumstances, we strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover both your airfare and the Retreat cost.


WHY CAN’T I GET A REFUND? Due to time and space commitments with the resorts, refunds are not available. Please purchase travel insurance to accommodate any unexpected travel changes. 


If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. 

REFUND REQUEST(S) DIRECTED FROM YOUR BANKING INSTITUTION All chargeback notifications received via your bank will be considered a cancellation of your registration at the Retreat.  We will send all documentation, including confirmation of receipt of all travel policies.  Agreement signatures will be provided to the banking institution as confirmation of payment application according to all agreed-upon terms. 


DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT Buyer/Attendee agrees to individually, jointly, and severally indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sistahs At the Well/The Girlfriend Getaway: Sistahs at the Well and all agents, affiliated and corresponding parties, from and against all liability, loss, damage, or expense, including attorney’s fees which may be incurred or sustained as a result of purchase; during the Retreat,  or hereafter, in perpetuity. 


TRAVEL INSURANCE Unforeseen circumstances can happen to anyone, and if you aren’t prepared, will cause you to miss the Retreat, as well as lose your investment.  It is highly recommended that you purchase travel insurance.


PAYMENT PLAN You can send as many payments as you like.

The full balance MUST be paid by 9.1.2022.


DELINQUENT PAYMENT PLAN PAYMENTS Any payment plan payments more than 10 days late will be subject to a $100 late payment fee. If your payment(s) is more than 30 days late, then your reservation may be canceled and subject to the cancellation policy above.


PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY RELEASE With my attendance, I hereby grant permission to At the Well Conferences, Inc./The Girlfriend Getaway: Sistahs at the Well to use photographs and/or video of me taken from October 8 – 12, 2022 at the Retreat in publications, news releases, online, and in other communications related to the mission of Sistahs at the Well, and The Girlfriend Getaway: Sistahs at the Well.

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    Accommodations; Sonesta Maho Beach Resort
  • Meals
    All-inclusive Meal Plan
  • Airport Transfers
    From/To Princess Juliana International Airport
  • Welcome Event
    Saturday, October 8, 2022
  • Wellness Activities
    Yoga, Meditation, Fitness Offerings
  • Workshops
    All workshops offered by the Retreat
  • Sonesta Maho Activities
    All Complimentary Sonesta Maho Beach activities and classes
  • White Party
    White Party
  • Airfare
    Airfare is not included in the Retreat price.
  • Travel Insurance
    It is recommended that you purchase travel insurance for the entire trip from a national travel insurance company.
  • Other Airport transport
    Transportation to/from an airport other than Princess Juliana is not included.
  • Excursions
    Sonesta Maho Beach-arranged excursions and fee-based activities are not included in the package price.

Available Packages

Superior Room (Double-Occupancy)
Available until August 15, 2022Sold Out

Blending contemporary design with a Caribbean vibe, these rooms feature chic custom made furnishings and oceanic accents, modern bathrooms with a glass-enclosed shower and rain shower heads and include the following amenities:

  • Private balcony with outdoor furniture
  • Flat screen TV with US & international satellite channels
  • Direct dial-phone with voicemail, mobile device USB charging station, wireless connect music player
  • Energy efficient in-room climate control
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini-fridge with water and sodas
  • Coffee maker with coffee and tea
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer and bath amenities
  • Two double beds and sitting area with coffee table and chairs
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Electronic room key

Your cost pays for a shared room, with a shared bath.  This room requires a roommate and we will assign one if you are attending alone.


All prices quoted are per person.  A payment plan will be assigned post-booking.


Please choose the add-on option below, for the corresponding room type if you'd like to extend your stay until Saturday, October 15, 2022.


$2,895
Deposit: $250
Signature Island View (Single Occupancy)
Available until August 15, 20224 left

Blending contemporary design with a Caribbean vibe, these rooms feature chic custom made furnishings and oceanic accents, modern bathrooms with a glass-enclosed shower and rain showerheads and include the following amenities:

  • Private balcony or terrace with outdoor furniture and view over Maho Village or Mulet Bay Golf Course
  • Flat-screen TV with US & international satellite channels
  • Direct dial-phone with voicemail, mobile device USB charging station, wireless connect music player
  • Energy efficient in-room climate control
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini-fridge with water and sodas
  • international brand liquor and beer
  • Coffee maker with coffee and tea
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer and bath amenities
  • One king and sitting area with coffee table and chairs
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Electronic room key

 All prices quoted are per person. 

$3,495
Deposit: $500
Signature Island View (Double Occupancy)
Available until August 15, 2022only 1 left

Blending contemporary design with a Caribbean vibe, these rooms feature chic custom made furnishings and oceanic accents, modern bathrooms with a glass-enclosed shower and rain shower heads and include the following amenities:

  • Private balcony with outdoor furniture-limited view
  • Flat screen TV with US & international satellite channels
  • Direct dial-phone with voicemail, mobile device USB charging station, wireless connect music player
  • Energy efficient in-room climate control
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini-fridge with water and sodas
  • Coffee maker with coffee and tea
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer and bath amenities
  • Two double beds, and sitting area with coffee table and chairs
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Electronic room key

Your cost pays for a shared room, with a shared bath.  This room requires a roommate and we will assign one if you are attending alone.


All prices quoted are per person. 

$2,995
Deposit: $500
Signature Ocean View (Single Occupancy)
Available until August 15, 2022Sold Out

Blending contemporary design with a Caribbean vibe, these well appointed rooms feature chic custom made furnishings and oceanic accents, modern bathrooms with a glass-enclosed shower and rain shower heads. Located on floors 6-10, each room offers one king with pull out sofa or two double beds, three premium bottles of liquor and a private balcony with an ocean view as well as the following amenities:

  • Private balcony with outdoor furniture
  • Flat screen TV with US & international satellite channels
  • Direct dial-phone with voicemail, mobile device USB charging station, wireless connect music player
  • Energy efficient in-room climate control
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini-fridge with water and sodas
  • International brand liquor and beer
  • Coffee maker with coffee and tea
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer and bath amenities
  • One king and sitting area with coffee table and chairs
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Electronic room key

The price quoted is per person

$3,785
Deposit: $500
Signature Ocean View (Double Occupancy)
Available until August 15, 2022only 3 left

Blending contemporary design with a Caribbean vibe, these rooms feature chic custom made furnishings and oceanic accents, modern bathrooms with a glass-enclosed shower and rain shower heads and include the following amenities:

  • Private balcony with outdoor furniture-limited view
  • Flat screen TV with US & international satellite channels
  • Direct dial-phone with voicemail, mobile device USB charging station, wireless connect music player
  • Energy efficient in-room climate control
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini-fridge with water and sodas
  • Coffee maker with coffee and tea
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer and bath amenities
  • Two double beds and sitting area with coffee table and chairs
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Electronic room key

Your cost pays for a shared room, with a shared bath.  This room requires a roommate and we will assign one if you are attending alone.


All prices quoted are per person. 

$3,295
Deposit: $500
One Bedroom Island (Single Occupancy)
Available until September 1, 20224 left

Each suite offers a master bedroom with a king bed, a separate living room with a pull-out sofa bed, sitting area with table and chairs and island/garden views as well as the following amenities:

  • Private balcony or terrace with outdoor furniture
  • Flat screen TV with US & international satellite channels
  • Direct dial-phone with voicemail, mobile device USB charging station, wireless connect music player
  • Energy efficient in-room climate control
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini-fridge with water and sodas
  • international brand liquor and beer
  • Coffee maker with coffee and tea
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer and bath amenities
  • One king or two double beds, and sitting area with coffee table and chairs
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Electronic room key

The price quoted is per person.  

$3,895
Deposit: $500
One Bedroom Ocean (Single Occupancy)
Available until August 15, 2022Sold Out

Each suite offers a master bedroom with a king bed, a separate living room with a pull-out sofa bed, sitting area with table and chairs and pool and partial ocean views as well as the following amenities:

  • Private balcony or terrace with outdoor furniture
  • Flat screen TV with US & international satellite channels
  • Direct dial-phone with voicemail, mobile device USB charging station, wireless connect music player
  • Energy efficient in-room climate control
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini-fridge with water and sodas
  • international brand liquor and beer
  • Coffee maker with coffee and tea
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer and bath amenities
  • One king or two double beds, and sitting area with coffee table and chairs
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Electronic room key

The price quoted is per person. 

$3,995
Deposit: $500
Sky Loft (Single Occupancy)
Available until September 1, 2022Sold Out

Blending contemporary design with a Caribbean vibe, these well-appointed loft style suites are located on the 9 and 10 floors. Walk up into a loft style, elevated bedroom with a king bed or relax in the living room right below, featuring sitting area and pull out sofa. The suite also comes with three premium bottles of liquor and a private balcony with ocean views and the following amenities:

  • Private balcony or terrace with outdoor furniture
  • Flat-screen TV with US & international satellite channels
  • Direct dial-phone with voicemail, mobile device USB charging station, wireless connect music player
  • Energy-efficient in-room climate control
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini-fridge with water and sodas
  • International brand liquor and beer
  • Coffee maker with coffee and tea
  • In-room safe
  • Hairdryer and bath amenities
  • One king and sitting area with coffee table and chairs
  • Electronic room key
$5,495
Deposit: $500
Skyloft Companion
Available until September 1, 2022Sold Out

 Blending contemporary design with a Caribbean vibe, these well-appointed loft-style suites are located on the 9 and 10 floors. 


The attendee booking this room will be using the pullout sofa in the sitting area, sharing the room with another guest occupying the king-sized bed.


The suite also comes with three premium bottles of liquor and a private balcony with ocean views and the following amenities:

  • Private balcony or terrace with outdoor furniture
  • Flat-screen TV with US & international satellite channels
  • Direct-dial phone with voicemail, mobile device USB charging station, wireless connect music player
  • Energy-efficient in-room climate control
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini-fridge with water and sodas
  • International brand liquor and beer
  • Coffee maker with coffee and tea
  • In-room safe
  • Hairdryer and bath amenities
  • Electronic room key
$2,895
Deposit: $500

Available options

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival!
Welcome to The Girlfriend Getaway: Sistahs at The Well!

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Reviews

I had great time. It was a wonderful trip with great people, awesome programming, delicious food and amazing accommodations.
By Nicole D for The Girlfriend Getaway: Sistahs at the Well on 19 Oct, 2021
It was a great trip!! I met alot of wonderful people and started new friendships that I know will last forever!!! The venue (Dawn Beach Resort), while it was still under construction, was a great, beautiful location. Our room was impeccable! We have no complaints. The food left alot to be desired in some aspects, but otherwise, it was edible.
By Maria S for The Girlfriend Getaway: Sistahs at the Well on 18 Oct, 2021
I had a great time, place was beautiful and the food was tasty.
By Cherise C for The Girlfriend Getaway: Sistahs at the Well on 18 Oct, 2021
This was such a lovely experience. The people who put this together obviously spent much time and effort, it was coordinated beautifully. I met many lovely people who I am still in touch with after the event. The guest speakers were spot on…and the food was healthy and delicious. I am grateful for this experience with these strong, wonderful ladies. If I were invited to attend again I would definitely attend.
By Sarita L for The Girlfriend Getaway: Sistahs at the Well on 18 Oct, 2021
I had a wonderful productive and informative time. Speakers were very knowledgeable and seem to know their craft. Some were really inspiring in encouraging us to reach our goal.
By Victoria M for The Girlfriend Getaway: Sistahs at the Well on 12 Oct, 2021
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