3rd Annual The Girlfriend Getaway: Sistahs at the Well Retreat

Runaway Bay, Jamaica

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Oct 14 - 18, 2023
Group size: 1 - 100
3rd Annual The Girlfriend Getaway: Sistahs at the Well Retreat
Runaway Bay, Jamaica


$NaN
Oct 14 - 18, 2023
Group size: 1 - 100

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 14, 2023, and includes five days and four nights at the luxurious Bahia Principe Luxury Runaway Bay on the island of Runaway Bay, Jamaica. 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 special guest DJ will add a night of flair and festivity. The retreat will close on Wednesday, October 18th, 2023.


Speakers and Special Guests can be found here: 

https://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.

Bahia Principe Luxury Runaway Bay

An adult’s only escape in a privileged area of Jamaica!


Jamaica is a paradise of rhythms, endless beaches, cocktails with a uniquely Caribbean twist and delightful areas to explore.  When you combine this with a luxury hotel, you’re in for a truly unforgettable vacation.

   

On a palm-studded beachfront property overlooking the Caribbean Sea, this lively, adults-only all-inclusive resort is 4 km from the Green Grotto Caves and 10 km from Little Laughlands Bay.


Featuring balconies or terraces, the 525 airy suites come with Wi-Fi and satellite TV, plus minibars, coffeemakers and whirlpool tubs. All provide living areas with pull-out sofas, and some offer sea views. Turndown service and 24-hour in-room dining are available.

There are 5 restaurants and 4 bars, including beach and pool bars. Other amenities consist of 3 outdoor pools, a spa and a gym. Sailing and other water sports are available.


Enjoy premium amenities, including nighttime turn down service, a la carte pillow options, plush bathrobes, and butler services available upon request. This all inclusive includes all meals, drinks (including alcohol), your chosen accommodations, a host of daily activities and nightly entertainment and access to the Bahia Principe Luxury Runaway Bay facilities.


This adults-only oasis offers entertainment from sunrise to sunset. Relax poolside by the tropical mangroves, lounge on the private beach in the secluded picturesque bay, or de-stress with a couples massage. Dance the night away at an exclusive discotheque, sip on premium cocktails at the pool bar, or receive relaxing treatments at the Bahia Spa. Get the most out of your stay with by taking advantage of all the luxury services and events this hotel has to offer. Be sure to end your days indulging in a delicious dinner at one of the gourmet restaurants. 


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 14 - Wednesday, October 18, 2023.  


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

A.  All-inclusive meals

·    Airport transfers from/to Montego Bay Airport (MBJ) 

·    Welcome Cocktail Party

·    All White Party (Tues, 10/17)

·    Daily Retreat Workshops

·    Daily Yoga, Meditation, and Fitness activities

·    Swag bag


B.  Accommodations at Bahia Principe Luxury Runaway Bay:

·  All inclusive

· 24 hour room and reception service

· Bell boy

· Parking

· International entertainment programs (day and night)

· 1 hour per day free (subject to availability and Upon request,) kayaks, tennis, catamarans for hire, snorkeling

· 24 hours free WI-FI throughout the hotel

· Guests can use all the facilities and restaurants of the all hotels of the complex, except the    buffet. Guest can use the Buffet of the own Hotel

· Sports: soccer, volleyball, pool, water polo, table tennis, darts

· Unlimited á la carte dinners (reservation and formal dress required)

· Private lounge with bar

· Butler's Menu (upon request)

· Separate swimming area at the beach with a bar and waiter service in the hammock area

· Private pool area with a shaded terrace area, canopies and a private bar where premium beverages will also be served

· Diving lesson in the pool (subject to availability and upon request, a lesson per person per stay)


REMEMBER: During your stay, you´ll enjoy a Butler service to take care of all your needs.

 

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:  Bahia Principe Luxury Runaway Bay -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 14 : You may arrive as early as you'd like but may not be able to check in until 4 p.m.

Wednesday, October 18: The program will conclude by 11AM so we recommend flights beginning at 1:30PM from Montego Bay Airport.  


Q: What do I need to travel to Montego Bay? 

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 Jamaica: https://jm.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-jamaica/


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 Montego Bay Airport after arrival on Saturday, October 14, and to Montego Bay Airport on the date of your departure from Runaway Bay.


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 2023.


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:

  

· Jazmin Restaurant - INTERNATIONAL CUISINE BUFFET (Formal dress code)

· Beach Restaurant - INTERNATIONAL CUISINE BUFFET (Formal dress code)

· Picasso Restaurant – EXCLUSIVE GOURMET RESTURANT (Formal dress required and long 

  pants for men)

· Asian Takara Restaurant – ASIAN FUSION (Formal dress code)

· Rodizio Restaurant – Brazilian Steakhouse meat served tableside - (Formal dress code)



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 formal 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 9.1.2023.


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 14 – 18, 2023 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
    Bahia Principe Runaway Bay
  • Meals
    All-inclusive Meal Plan
  • Airport Transfers
    Montego Bay Airport
  • Welcome Event
    Saturday, October 14, 2023
  • Wellness Activities
    Yoga, Meditation, Fitness Offerings
  • Workshops
    All workshops offered by the Retreat
  • Bahia Principe Luxury
    All Complimentary Bahia Principe Runaway Bay 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 Montego Bay Airport is not included.
  • Excursions
    Bahia Principe Runaway Bay-arranged excursions and fee-based activities are not included in the package price.

Available Packages

Junior Suite Deluxe Island View (Double)
Available until June 1, 202314 left

  2 full-size canopy beds with pillow top mattress
Maximum occupancy: 3 adults
Bathrobes and slippers for the room


Bed & Bath

• Separate shower

• 2 sink

• Don Pablo bathroom amenities

• Magnifying mirror

• Hair dryer

Services & Amenities

• Towels for the pool and beach in the room upon arrival

• Umbrellas

• Bathrobes and slippers

• 24-hour room service

• Evening turn-down service

• 24 hours free WI-FI throughout the hotel (service available for a maximum of two devices per room reservation)

• Butler Service upon request

• Pillow menu

• Unlimited á la carte dinners (reservation and formal dress required, pants and shirt for men)

Room Features

• Living area

• Desk

• Sofa bed

• Air conditioning

• Ceiling fan

• Telephone (outside calls with additional charge)

• Coffee and tea machine (includes infusions)

• Flat screen satellite TV

• Iron and ironing board

• Alarm clock with dock station

• Safe (without additional charge)

• Mini-bar with alcoholic drinks (restocked daily)


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.



$2,995
Deposit: $250
Junior Suite Deluxe Island View (Single)
Available until June 1, 202315 left

1 king size canopy beds with pillow top mattress  

Maximum occupancy: 3 adults  

Bathrobes and slippers for the room 



Bed & Bath

• Separate shower

• 2 sink

• Don Pablo bathroom amenities

• Magnifying mirror

• Hair dryer

Services & Amenities

• Towels for the pool and beach in the room upon arrival

• Umbrellas

• Bathrobes and slippers

• 24-hour room service

• Evening turn-down service

• 24 hours free WI-FI throughout the hotel (service available for a maximum of two devices per room reservation)

• Butler Service upon request

• Pillow menu

• Unlimited á la carte dinners (reservation and formal dress required, pants and shirt for men)

Room Features

• Living area

• Desk

• Sofa bed

• Air conditioning

• Ceiling fan

• Telephone (outside calls with additional charge)

• Coffee and tea machine (includes infusions)

• Flat screen satellite TV

• Iron and ironing board

• Alarm clock with dock station

• Safe (without additional charge)

• Mini-bar with alcoholic drinks (restocked daily)



$3,395
Deposit: $250
JUNIOR SUITE DELUXE SEA VIEW (Double)
Available until June 1, 202315 left

2 full-size canopy beds with pillow top mattress

Maximum occupancy: 3 adults 

Bathrobes and slippers for the room 


Sea View


Bed & Bath

• Separate shower

• 2 sink

• Don Pablo bathroom amenities

• Magnifying mirror

• Hair dryer

Services & Amenities

• Towels for the pool and beach in the room upon arrival

• Umbrellas

• Bathrobes and slippers

• 24-hour room service

• Evening turn-down service

• 24 hours free WI-FI throughout the hotel (service available for a maximum of two devices per room reservation)

• Butler Service upon request

• Pillow menu

• Unlimited á la carte dinners (reservation and formal dress required, pants and shirt for men)

Room Features

• Living area

• Desk

• Sofa bed

• Air conditioning

• Ceiling fan

• Telephone (outside calls with additional charge)

• Coffee and tea machine (includes infusions)

• Flat screen satellite TV

• Iron and ironing board

• Alarm clock with dock station

• Safe (without additional charge)

• Mini-bar with alcoholic drinks (restocked daily)


$3,295
Deposit: $250
JUNIOR SUITE DELUXE SEA VIEW (Single)
Available until June 1, 202314 left

1 king-size canopy bed with pillow top mattress

Maximum occupancy: 3 adults

Bathrobes and slippers for the room 

Sea View 


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

$3,695
Deposit: $250
JUNIOR SUITE DELUXE OCEAN FRONT (Double)
Available until June 1, 202313 left

 2 full-size canopy beds with pillow top mattress

Maximum occupancy: 3 adults

Ocean Front

Living room with sofa-bed


Bed & Bath

· Separate shower

· 2 sink

· Don Pablo bathroom amenities

· Magnifying mirror

· Hair dryer


Services & Amenities

· Towels for the pool and beach in the room upon arrival

· Umbrellas

· Bathrobes and slippers

· 24-hour room service

· Evening turn-down service

· 24 hours free WI-FI throughout the hotel (service available for a maximum of two devices per room reservation)

· Butler Service upon request

· Pillow menu

· Unlimited á la carte dinners (reservation and formal dress required, pants and shirt for men)


Room Features

· Living area

· Desk

· Sofa bed

· Air conditioning

· Ceiling fan

· Telephone (outside calls with additional charge)

· Coffee and tea machine (includes infusions)

· Flat screen satellite TV

· Iron and ironing board

· Alarm clock with dock station

· Safe (without additional charge)

· Mini-bar with alcoholic drinks (restocked daily)

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. 

$3,595
Deposit: $250
JUNIOR SUITE DELUXE OCEAN FRONT (Single)
Available until June 1, 202315 left

JUNIOR SUITE DELUXE

OCEAN FRONT

1 king-size canopy bed with pillow top mattress

Maximum occupancy: 3 adults

Ocean Front

Living room with sofa-bed


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.  

$4,095
Deposit: $250
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Itinerary

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

 You made it!  Let's gather in the evening for Welcome cocktails and delicious 

hors d' oeuvres to kick off our event!

Your Organizer


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Sistahs at the Well
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