Adventure to the Azores with The HYOUMAN Experience

Azores, Portugal

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26 reviews
Apr 29 - May 4, 2023
Group size: 10 - 30
Adventure to the Azores with The HYOUMAN Experience
Azores, Portugal

26 reviews

€NaN
Apr 29 - May 4, 2023
Group size: 10 - 30

About this trip

Join Krystal Say and Geoff Sullivan of The HYOUMAN experience for 5 nights / 6 days of movement, adventure and rejuvenation in the Azores, Portugal!


Early Bird Special: From now through September 30th, use promo code HYOUMAN to receive €600 off all retail pricing!


The Azores are a volcanic land, full of natural, raw beauty, a temperate climate and outdoor activities. Truly an adventure lovers paradise, and just 5 hours from Boston and New York, these islands are known as the "Hawaii of the mid-atlantic" and are not to be missed!


We will be staying on the "Green Island" of Sao Miguel, home to vibrant blue volcanic lakes, black sand beaches, lush natural preserves, and panoramic cliffs. Our days will include hikes to some of the most stunning vistas on the island, soaks in natural hot springs, and exploration of neighboring towns and beaches.


Daily movement, meditation and rejuvenation practices led by Krystal and Geoff will be on offer, as well as plenty of time for relaxation amongst the gorgeous grounds of our oceanfront, 4-star eco-beach resort. All meals (with the exception of 2 lunches) are included, and will be nourishing, fresh, and delicious, so that you can get a true taste of Azorean fare.


A €500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot on this retreat. The balance is due 120 days prior to departure. Payment plans can be set up at no extra charge. Simply email info@solseedretreats.com to inquire.


Please read on for important info on: What is Included, What is Not Included, Passport, Immunization & Covid-19 Entry Requirements, Our Cancellation & Refund Policy, and Required Travel Insurance.

What’s included

*5 Nights / 6 Days lodging at Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort

*Breakfast & Dinner Daily (Arrival day no breakfast, departure day no lunch or dinner)

*Lunch on Arrival Day, and Picnic Lunch on Excursion Days (no lunch on your two free days)

*Early Check-in on the morning of your arrival to the resort

*Two group hiking, hot springs, and town visit excursions, including all guides and transportation

*Daily movement, meditation and rejuvenation practices led by Krystal and Geoff 

*Roundtrip airport transfers from Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL) to SBER and back (about a 15 minute ride each way)

Not included

*Airfare to Ponta Delgada (PDL). We fly SATA (Azores) Air direct from Boston and NYC. See FLIGHT PARAMETERS below.

*Lunch on your two free days

*Alcoholic beverages

*Additional excursions or cab rides - check out our Free Day Activities Guide 

*Massages (can be booked directly at SBER)

*Required Travel Insurance

Passport & COVID-19 Entry Requirements

You must have a valid passport to travel to the Azores. Please check your passport expiration date and make sure it is valid for at least 3 months after the end date of your retreat. 


SolSeed is uncertain exactly what the VISA and Immunization requirements may be at the time of your retreat. 


As of April 1, 2021, in the autonomous region of the Azores, US Tourists have been allowed to visit by presenting a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of your flight, or a negative Rapid Antigen Test taken within 24 hours of your flight. 


This website contains the most up to date information directly from the Azores government agencies: https://www.visitazores.com/en/trip-info


Registrants are personally responsible for complying to local laws, at their own expense. Such expenses may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Proving adequate vaccination status
  2. Providing a negative PCR test(s)
  3. Showing proof of travel insurance

Required Travel Insurance

The purchase of travel insurance is required for this trip.


Most policies protect you against potential trip delays or cancellations due to airline issues, family emergencies, illness, injury, etc. The travel insurance will also demonstrate to the host country that you are able to pay for any emergency services which may be necessary during your stay.


SolSeed is not authorized to sell travel insurance. Any offer to purchase travel insurance that you encounter during the checkout process are third party offers. You are free to select your own policy provider. If you would like to review options in a convenient online marketplace, we like what www.insuremytrip.com has put together. We have also had great experience with Trawick International and their customer service, and heard very good things from AAA and AMEX Members who have purchased their travel insurance through those respective agencies.


We strongly encourage you to speak with a travel insurance agent to discuss your specific coverage needs, and to clear up any questions you may have relative to travel insurance coverage, including questions about COVID-19.


Please make sure you purchase a plan that includes coverage for COVID-19 related trip cancellations and trip interruptions as not all do. 

Cancellation & Refund Policy

All retreats include a €500 non-refundable / non-transferable deposit, which is required to hold your spot on the trip. Any balance payments made are also non-refundable / non-transferable. SolSeed Retreats can only make an exception to these terms if:

  1. The host government forbids us to visit as tourists.
  2. The host government forbids our vendors from hosting us as tourists.
  3. The US government forbids us to travel to the host country as tourists.

If SolSeed must further postpone or cancel the trip for any of the above reasons, all registrants will receive a refund of all deposits paid less €200.


If you refuse to comply with the entry laws of the host country, region, town, etc; SolSeed will not consider this a valid reason for receiving any refund. SolSeed will ensure to the best of their abilities that all registrants comply with all then current laws and regulations.

Flight Parameters

For non-stop flight options, we recommend booking flights directly through Azores Air out of either Boston (BOS) or New York (JFK). We recommend securing these flights sooner than later, as historically, we have seen flight prices go up substantially in the months leading up to the retreat, and right now they are very reasonable.


You will be flying into Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL).


Retreat departure date: Friday, April 28th

Yes, this is correct - the direct flights are red-eye flights, so you leave Friday night and arrive in the Azores early on the morning of Saturday, April 29th, the start date of your retreat. Everyone's rooms are held for an early check-in, so you will have an opportunity to get settled and take a nice nap. The first event of the retreat is a lunch at the resort at 1PM. If you are arriving on a flight other than the direct options from BOS and JFK, you should arrive at Ponta Delgada by 11:30am on Saturday, April 29th in order to make this meal.


Retreat return date: Thursday, May 4th

Check out at the resort is noon. The last programmed events are Thursday morning leading up to and including breakfast. We will offer multiple shuttles to Ponta Delgada airport, and/or hotels in Ponta Delgada, during the day according to people's travel itineraries. The resort will safely store luggage, and you are welcome to enjoy the restaurant and grounds if you schedule an evening flight on the 4th. Azores Air offers direct flights to both BOS and JFK on May 4th, 2023, leaving at 6PM.


If you book flights outside of these dates, you may be responsible for paying for your own taxi (budget about 20 Euro for this each way), but we can still help to coordinate a taxi for you.


Once you have secured your flights, please forward your flight confirmation email itinerary to ian@solseedretreats.com.

Selecting Your Room Type - PLEASE READ

Below you'll find all of our available accommodation packages. If you're wondering which is the best type for you, and possibly your travel buddy or group of friends, please follow this link to our handy ROOM SELECTION FLOW CHART.  


We also have Luxury Studios, One Bedroom Villas and Two Bedroom Villas with private Hot Tubs not listed on this Flow Chart, but are described and are available for purchase amongst the accommodation packages listed below. 


All Villas are equipped with:
LCD TV | Independent air conditioning | Wi-Fi | Hair dryer | Bathrobes | Electronic safe | Kitchenette equipped with microwave, fridge and utensils | Coffee machine with capsules 

Available Packages

Retreat One Bedroom Villa - Single Occ
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This luxury one bedroom villa is ideal for the solo traveler seeking the most privacy and most upscale rooming option available.


It comes with one double bed and a private bath, as well as a living room, small kitchenette and private outdoor seating area with hot tub.


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€4,175
Deposit: €500
Retreat Studio - Single Occupancy
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These private luxury studios feature an open style floor plan with one double bed, private bath, kitchenette, and living area. The Retreat Studios also have access to a private jacuzzi hot tub. 


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If you'd like to share this room (1 Double Bed only) with a partner, please scroll to the bottom of this page and book the "Retreat Studio - Double Occupancy" package for 2 people. 

€3,875
Deposit: €500
Retreat 2 Bedroom Villa - Single Occ
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This luxury villa features two bedrooms and two bathrooms, both with stand-up showers.


By selecting this Single Occupancy Bedroom option within the two bedroom villa, you will have your own private bedroom and bathroom within the villa.


You will have up to 2 other villa-mates, who will occupy the second bedroom in your villa. All of you will share a common living area with kitchenette, which separates the two bedrooms, as well as a beautiful outdoor deck and lounging area with a hot tub that is private to your villa.


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If you would like more privacy, please register for the Retreat 1 BR Villa - Single Occupancy Bedroom option.

€3,725
Deposit: €500
Luxury Studio - Single Occupancy
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These private studios feature an open style floor plan with one double bed, private bath, kitchenette, and living area. The studios also have access to a plunge pool, which is private to only the Studio Guests. 


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If you'd like to share this room (1 Double Bed only) with a partner, please scroll to the bottom of this page and book the "Luxury Studio - Double Occupancy" package for 2 people. 

€3,575
Deposit: €500
2 BR Villa - Single Occupancy Bedroom
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This beautiful villa features two bedrooms and two bathrooms, one with a stand up shower and one with a tub. 


By selecting this Single Occupancy Bedroom option within the two bedroom villa, you will have a private bedroom with one double bed, sink, toilet and European style soaking tub with handheld shower-head.


There is also a common living area with kitchenette, which separates the two bedrooms, as well as a beautiful outdoor seating area.  Common areas are shared with 1-2 other people, who will occupy the second bedroom of your villa.  


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If you would like more privacy, please register for the 1 BR Villa - Single Occupancy Bedroom option.

€3,175
Deposit: €500
Retreat 2 Bedroom Villa - Double Occ
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This luxury villa features two bedrooms and two bathrooms, both with stand-up showers.


By selecting this Double Occupancy Bedroom option within the two bedroom villa, you will share a bedroom with two twin beds and bathroom with one other roommate.


There is also a common living area with kitchenette, which separates the two bedrooms, as well as a beautiful outdoor deck and lounging area with a hot tub that is private to your villa. 


Your bedroom will contain two twin beds, and a full bath with stand up shower.


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Please indicate your roommate's name upon registration. If you do not sign up with a roommate, we will pair you with a like-minded retreater. If you would like your own private bedroom and bathroom within a Retreat Two Bedroom Villa, please register for the Retreat Two Bedroom Villa - Single Occupancy Bedroom option. If you and your bedroom-mate would like more privacy, please register for the Retreat 1 BR Villa - Double Occupancy option.

€3,275
Deposit: €500
One BR Villa - Double Occupancy Bedroom
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**IN ORDER TO RESERVE THIS ROOMING OPTION YOU MUST REGISTER WITH A ROOMMATE. IF YOU DON'T HAVE A ROOMMATE, PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE ONE BEDROOM VILLA - SINGLE OCCUPANCY BEDROOM.**


This beautiful one bedroom villa is ideal for two friends or a couple seeking a bit more privacy. 


It can be configured with one double bed OR 2 twin beds, and has a private bath. The Villa also comes with a living room, small kitchenette and private outdoor seating area. 


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Please indicate your roommates' name upon sign-up and whether you'd like 1 double bed or 2 twin beds. 

€2,875
Deposit: €500
2 BR Villa - Double Occupancy Bedroom
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This beautiful villa features two bedrooms and two bathrooms, one with a stand up shower and one with a tub. The Double Occupancy Bedroom option means that there will be two people in the bedroom; this other person may be your friend, a family member, your significant other, or a thoughtfully selected fellow retreat participant, depending on how you register.


There is also a common living area with kitchenette, which separates the two bedrooms, as well as a beautiful outdoor seating area.  Common areas are shared with 1-2 other people, who will occupy the second bedroom of the villa. 


Your bedroom will contain two twin beds, and a full bath with stand up shower. Please note, the twin beds are placed within arm's reach of each other, so you will become friendly with your roommate!


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Please indicate your roommate's name upon registration. If you do not sign up with a roommate, we will pair you with a like-minded retreater. If you would like your own private bedroom and bathroom within a Two Bedroom Villa, please register for the Single Occupancy Bedroom option. If you and your bedroom-mate would like more privacy, please register for the 1 BR Villa - Double Occupancy Villa option.

€2,675
Deposit: €500
Retreat Studio - Double Occupancy
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These private luxury studios feature an open style floor plan with one double bed, private bath, kitchenette, and living area, ideal for couples or two close friends who don't mind sharing a bed. The Retreat Studios also have access to a private jacuzzi hot tub. 


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**This package is for double occupancy accommodations. Please purchase one for you, and one for your plus-one.  You must have a plus-one to register for this package. 

€3,375
Deposit: €500
Luxury Studio - Double Occupancy
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These private studios feature an open style floor plan with one double bed, private bath, kitchenette, and living area and are a great option for a couple or two close friends who don't mind sharing a double bed. The studios also have access to a plunge pool, which is private to only the Studio Guests. 


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**This package is for double occupancy accommodations. Please purchase one for you, and one for your plus-one.  You must have a plus-one to register for this package. 

€3,175
Deposit: €500
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SolSeed Retreats offers adventure and wellness retreats to exotic, off-the-beaten-path locations like: Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Guatemala, Panama and Colombia. We aim to build community and broaden our perspectives through experiential travel. We believe whole heartedly that traveling changes lives. Take the leap and join us on your next adventure abroad! For more info, visit www.solseedretreats.com. All offers of travel are not valid to residents of Washington, Iowa, Hawaii and Florida.

Reviews

The location was amazing, the island is magnificent and the hotel very intimate. The foos was very good but not enough choice, not enough quantity. Snacks would have been very welcome for a yoga retreat. The activities were very cool and the staff very friendly We had to insist to have breakfast prepared for us who were leaving before noon on the last day while it was included in the price, this is a pity. One of the two restaurants out of the resort was a poor choice. Overall the experience was wonderful thanks to our yoga teacher Cathy and to the other people here!
By Emilie K for Adventure to the Azores with Cathy Madeo on 07 Jun, 2022
I did have an amazing time. Cathy is obviously amazing! The food was fine- breakfast was probably the best meal. Dinner was okay- did not love the options and how we had to choose our meals a head of time. Service could have been much better. I felt like we were constantly inconveniencing the wait staff. They were not friendly at all- never greeted with smiles, or good morning, good afternoon, etc. They were not helpful at all. The grounds of the resort and our villas were beautiful and very comfortable. The excursions were also okay- would have loved more options other than 2 hikes and 2 hot springs. Overall it was a nice trip with a great group.
By Amanda B for Adventure to the Azores with Cathy Madeo on 05 Jun, 2022
Had the most amazing time on the retreat with Cat, who led a soulful and joyful experience. The beauty of the Azores was the icing on the cake. Made new connections that are bound to last. Highly recommend!!!
By Genie G for Adventure to the Azores with Cat on 03 Jun, 2022
I had a fabulous time! the hotel was a beautiful Eco lodge hotel on the ocean. the accommodations were wonderful. it was super comfortable and the food & the service at the hotel was excellent. the events were fabulous and well planned. the hot springs and the hikes were great. the only thing that could have been better was trying to organize our 'free day' plan. I felt there was very little support around that and the hotel front desk didnt have the ability to make it happen. I wanted to plan a kayaking trip for one of the free days and even rounded up 11 people and in the end the hotel couldn't make it happen. the agreed upon time was changed at the last minute and it didn't coincide with others people's plans. I spend one evening all through dinner trying to organize the trip only to have it fall through. other than that, the excursions were planned so well and the lunches by Maria catering were delicious. thank you Sol Retreats! I would definitely attend one of your reties again.
By Nicole G for Adventure to the Azores with Cathy Madeo on 02 Jun, 2022
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The hotel was in an excellent location on the island, all the excursions were well planned, and the group was so much fun! Cathy Madeo is an excellent teacher and I would recommend this particular location and Solseed to others! Tina was really great too and it was wonderful to have someone from the US at the resort assisting us. The farm to table meal was fantastic! Thank you for making this possible!
By Carol R for Adventure to the Azores with Cathy Madeo on 30 May, 2022
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