Belize Island Retreat '24 (PT)

Caye Caulker, Belize

YB
18 reviews
Jan 7 - 13, 2024
Group size: 8 - 13
Belize Island Retreat '24 (PT)
Caye Caulker, Belize

18 reviews

Jan 7 - 13, 2024
Group size: 8 - 13

About this trip

Enjoy a week filled with the breathtaking beauty of Belize. "Go Slow" is the mantra of Caye Caulker AND this retreat. It's time to sink into the "Belize way of life". That is, go with the flow, catch the sun, soak, sip, and just BE.


Before you read on imagine your experience through this video!


Your Days will be filled with:

•Delicious food 

•Beachfront luxury apartment-style accommodations

•Physical Therapy that allows you to explore both your body & mind

•Relaxation surrounded by water and nature

•A Beautiful community of people just like you


Spend your free time lounging at the pool, rejuvenate with a treatment from the spa or explore the island of Caye Caulker, Belize, and all its glory


In addition to daily physical therapy, your retreat price includes a half-day snorkel tour visiting three famous sites of Belize and a sunset catamaran cruise that includes dinner and drinks. 

The Accommodations

On the island of Caye Caulker, Belize lies A boutique resort situated on the beach with breathtaking views of the  World’s Second largest Barrier Reef and a refreshing tropical breeze. Our luxury resort is a seaside haven for recreation, relaxation, and romance. 


Perfect for a getaway with your friends, your partner, or even on your own to meet new people and explore new places!


Modern luxury accommodations will all include air conditioning, wifi, and apartment-like amenities such as kitchens refrigerators, private patios and so much more! 


There are three beautiful on-site pools as well as a full spa. 


**If you are traveling with a group, please list the names of those you would like to room with under "Notes to the Organizer", If you are traveling alone, I am happy to pair you with a new friend**

The Physical Therapy

Daily Physical Therapy workshops as well as private sessions with Dr. Dan Lang PT, DPT, CSCS


Dan has completed extensive post Doctorate study with organizations including Functional Movement Systems and the Institute of Physcial Art, the latter of which he is currently training with to become a Cerftified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT). Dan is also certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). 

The Excursions

Two unbelievable excursions are included in this amazing retreat:


Half Day Reef Snorkeling:


Swim with Caye Caulker’s most spectacular marine life.


On this tour you will discover the wonder of Belize’s marine ecosystem. Your trip will focus on three different snorkeling locations along the reef that runs parallel to the island of Caye Caulker. In this natural haven for thriving sea life you will be surrounded by the laid-back nature of local nurse sharks, dancing coral beds, and an array of colorful fish.


Caye Caulker South Channel, Shark Ray Alley, and the Swash are popular local destinations for snorkeling. Our experienced guides will help you discover many different marine species such as parrotfish, lobsters, angelfish, tarpon, eagle rays, and many more. We’re here to answer questions, point out sea wildlife, and make sure you get the most out of your journey into the underwater world.


This tour is available for all snorkeling levels of experience from beginner to advanced. The guides accompany you in the water to point out fish and other marine life while making this one of the greatest experiences of your life.


Our spacious catamarans are equipped with sun and shade areas, washrooms, changing areas, and freshwater rinsing stations as you emerge from the ocean.



Sunset Dinner Cruise:


Enjoy an exclusive dining experience while cruising the Caribbean waters.


Watch the sun leisurely fall from the sky as you enjoy a locally prepared dinner from the comfort of a luxurious catamaran. 


On our catamarans, you’ll be on the expansive deck and free to move about to capture the best sunset view or dance the daylight away. From the scenery to the wildlife, great photo opportunities surround you. Experience the thrill as the wind fills the sails and you glide along the Caribbean sea and await the sunset celebration.


We have many seating options both in and out of the sun. Choose a plush bean bag on the deck, dining table in the salon, or lounge area near the captain’s helm.


**There are also TONS of excursions available for you (some at an additional charge)**

The Relaxation

The Spa - at Blu zen has everything you could ever need for your perfect self-care getaway.


Each Package includes one 60-minute Swedish massage at the spa available with aromatherapy. 


**You are able to upgrade to a deep-tissue massage for an additional charge.

The Food

Savor two delicious meals daily:


•A Full Breakfast;  with coffee, tea, or freshly squeezed juices

•A Two-Course dinner 


We will dine in the air-conditioned comfort of Lotus Restaurant as well as al fresco on the open-air deck.


Using only the best local ingredients, our chefs prepare creative dishes celebrating local produce and seafood with a touch of Thai flavors mixed in. 


Inspired by our natural surroundings, fresh seafood is our specialty. Guests can dine on delicious dishes such as ceviche, fresh herb-crusted fish fillet, and our famous whole-grilled lobster dinners. 


We offer a varied menu and do our best to accommodate requests for vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free meals. 


We also invite you to enjoy refreshments with a view at our newly expanded pool bar offering poolside lounger services such as cocktails and light bites on the beach while you catch some Caribbean Sun. 


**We know you'll want to explore all the cuisine that Caye Caulker has to offer so lunch each day will be on your own. You are welcome to order at the resort but there are TONS of options on the island that we will encourage you to explore alone or as a group!**

The Journey

Getting to Caye Caulker is possible by either taking a 10-minute plane ride from the international airport or a 60-minute boat ride from Belize City. 


Once booked you will be connected with the hotel to make arrangements for you from Belize International Airport (BZE). Please note there will be an additional cost either for the water taxi or flight from the airport to the island.


Blu Zen is located approximately 1.5 miles North of Caye Caulker village, a short 5-minute boat ride from the center of town. There are boats running every hour throughout the day.


The Pricing

All prices listed are per person, if you would like an accommodation to yourself, please choose single occupancy. 


•If you are traveling with friends, please write in the comments section of your checkout, whom you would like to room with.

•If you are traveling alone, I am happy to pair you in a shared accommodation.


**Please note that cancellations for any reason are non-refundable**

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    6 nights & 7 days at the beautiful Blu Zen Resort in Caye Caulker, Belize
  • Daily PT Classes
    Daily Physical therapy classes suitable for all levels. Beginners welcome & encouraged!
  • One Private Massage
    Enjoy one complimentary 60-minute massage
  • Food
    Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Sunset
    Sunset Dinner Cruise on a private catamaran
  • Adventure
    A half day guided snorkel tour, lunch & entrance fee included
  • Water Taxi
    complimentary scheduled runs to and from the village hourly
  • Yoga Equipment
    All necessary yoga equipment will be provided for us; mats, blocks, pillows, blankets, towels, & straps
  • Group & Private PT
    Group and private PT sessions will be led by our physical therapist availble daily
  • Lunch
    Lunch will be on your own daily, prices in town range and can start as low as $8 per meal. There are also groceries on the island and a full kitchen in each unit if you prefer to cook.
  • Flights
    Roundtrip Airfare
  • Airport Transportation
    From the airport there will be either a short flight or ferry to the island, from there you will be picked up by the hotel
  • Travel Insurance
    I highly recommend you purchase travel insurance for this trip

Available Packages

Double Occu. - King Bed - Seaview Apt.

This spacious first or second-floor residence features Zen-Inspired,  modern décor and stunning views of the sparkling sea and tropical inviting infinity pool. Luxury Resort living steps away from the beach. This is one bedroom in a two-bedroom apartment with shared communal spaces. 

  • Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom 
  • Plush King with luxurious bamboo linens
  • Private bathroom with oversized shower and high-end fixtures
  • Spacious living & dining rooms 
  • Fully equipped kitchen with quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances
  • Flat-screen TVs in the living room and each bedroom
  • Air-conditioned
  • Luxury bath amenities, plush towels & hair dryer
  • Full-sized washer & dryer, iron and board
  • Semi-private with lounge chairs
  • Free Wi-Fi
$2,699
Deposit: $1,000
Single Occu. - Queen Bed - Seaview Apt.

This spacious first or second-floor residence features Zen-Inspired,  modern décor and stunning views of the sparkling sea and tropical gardens or an inviting infinity pool. Luxury Resort living steps away from the beach. This is one bedroom in a two-bedroom apartment with shared communal spaces.

 

  • Plush Queen with luxurious bamboo linens
  • Semi-private bathroom with oversized shower and high-end fixtures
  • Spacious living & dining rooms 
  • Fully equipped kitchen with quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances
  • Flat-screen TVs in the living room and each bedroom
  • Air-conditioned
  • Luxury bath amenities, plush towels & hair dryer
  • Full -sized washer & dryer, iron and board
  • Semi-private with lounge chairs
  • Free Wi-Fi
$3,299
Deposit: $1,000


Itinerary

Half Day Snorkel Tour
Snorkel

 

Half Day Reef Snorkeling:

Swim with Caye Caulker’s most spectacular marine life.

On this tour you will discover the wonder of Belize’s marine  ecosystem. Your trip will focus on three different snorkeling locations  along the reef that runs parallel to the island of Caye Caulker. In this  natural haven for thriving sea life you will be surrounded by the  laid-back nature of local nurse sharks, dancing coral beds, and an array  of colorful fish.


Caye Caulker South Channel, Shark Ray Alley, and the Swash are  popular local destinations for snorkeling. Our experienced guides will  help you discover many different marine species such as parrotfish,  lobsters, angelfish, tarpon, eagle rays, and many more. We’re here to  answer questions, point out sea wildlife, and make sure you get the most  out of your journey into the underwater world.


This tour is available for all snorkeling levels of experience from  beginner to advanced. The guides accompany you in the water to point out  fish and other marine life while making this one of the greatest  experiences of your life.

Our spacious catamarans are equipped with sun and shade areas,  washrooms, changing areas, and freshwater rinsing stations as you emerge  from the ocean.

Your Organizer


YB
Yoga Beyond The Studio Retreats LLC
18 reviews
Our yoga retreats offer the perfect balance of relaxation, exploration, and community. Experience yoga and all its benefits by taking yourself away from the stress of daily life. Our yoga retreats offer a one of a kind approach to yoga that starts with the basics. With each group, we will begin together as a community and work to build our daily yoga practice. There's no ego or judgment in yoga, so come as you are and you will be accepted. Enjoy nature, breath deeply, and be present in every moment.

Reviews

Had an amazing time in Belize! The jungle resort was amazing! Allie is a wonderful yoga instructor and leader. Everyone at the resort and on the retreat were so warm and welcoming.
By Kelli G for Yoga & Adventure Retreat December '23 on Dec 18, 2023
A very memorable experience. Pilates, the Mayan ruins, cave tubing, zip lining, and Caye Caulker. The most unique experience and perfect retreat. I will continue to enjoy yoga beyond the studio retreats, they’re the best!
By Cindy L for Pilates & Adventure Retreat '23 on Mar 29, 2023
CT
This was a fantastic trip! It was just the right amount of “participation” (no pressure), Nicole is the best, and I can’t imagine being with a greater group of fun and amazing ladies! Shayna thought of everything, the packing list was very helpful for someone packing last minute, and the gift bags were used by everyone. The jungle resort was great with good food and very friendly and accommodating people.
By Candise T for Pilates & Adventure Retreat '23 on Mar 27, 2023
This was one of the best trips of my entire life and I travel A LOT! I booked back in September I had a lot going on and wasn't sure it was the right thing to do at the time, but I can say I am SO GRATEFUL I did. Everything was organized perfectly! The resort was amazing, the food, the service and the staff. The pilates instructor was amazing the adventures were wonderful! The group of women that I spent the week with changed my life. I was able to celebrate my birthday while I was there and the staff went above and beyond and decorated and even made the best cake ever for me to celebrate! The women made me feel so special as if I was with my best friends I had for life! I am so so so grateful I booked when I did and it came to fruition the way it did! Shayna did an exceptional job with the organization of this retreat! Cannot wait for the next one!!!
By Monica H for Pilates & Adventure Retreat '23 on Mar 20, 2023
KT
This trip was unlike any I'd ever taken. A mix of adventure, total serenity, and impeccable service. From the food, to the tour guides, to the resort staff - every bit was perfect. I left feeling like I had a new home with both my fellow adventure buddies as well as every one of the resort staff. Special thanks to Melanie, Gloria, Sandy, Maricela, Gary, and our tour guides Delwyn and Emilcar.
By Kacey T for Yoga & Adventure Retreat '22 on Dec 30, 2022
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MH
Shayna is an amazing yoga instructor. I'm a beginner to yoga and can say that Shayna teaches yoga in a way that is always approachable and fun. Her retreats are truly experiences of a lifetime, unique and memorable. Shayna's incredible attention to details means that the retreat is planned very well which is exactly what you need when you're trying to de-stress and relax on vacation. I highly recommend her Yoga retreats!
By Mor H on 09 Mar, 2019