New Year Retreat in Belize

Ak'bol, Ambergris Caye, Belize

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Be Light Yoga Center
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Dec 27, 2021 - Jan 3, 2022
Group size: 15 - 30
New Year Retreat in Belize
Ak'bol, Ambergris Caye, Belize

Be Light Yoga Center
  • Facebook verified
3 reviews

Dec 27, 2021 - Jan 3, 2022
Group size: 15 - 30

About this trip

Join us on a Belizean adventure to the little island of Ambergris Caye. 

You're with your best friends. (that's us) You wake up to the sound of ocean waves, walk down to the beach in your pajamas and pour yourself a cup of coffee while breakfast is being served. When you're caffeinated you walk down the 300ft pier to the thatched roof palapa that sits just above the turquoise ocean. I'll lead a yoga class to start our day (you're welcome to participate) and after class we might jump off the palapa for a swim. The rest of our day might consist of snorkeling, reading in a hammock, an excursion to the Mayan ruins, or a short golf cart ride to (not so) Secret Beach. Every evening we'll enjoy a delicious meal together and afterwards you could join us for a relaxing Yoga Nidra Sound Bath, cacao ceremony, or out dancing in town.

You will leave this week with clear intentions for 2022, a group of new friends, and refreshed in heart, mind and soul. 

Why Belize?

This retreat helps us all embrace "Island time". You have permission to slow down, experience the healing qualities of the ocean, and immerse in a full culture exploration. Ak'bol (Maya for « Heart of the Village) is a beachfront oasis just a quarter mile from the second largest Barrier Reef in the world and a bike ride away from the old fishing village of San Pedro. 

About your travel

Please plan your travel so that you arrive at Ak’bol for the 6pm welcome dinner on Monday night!

We recommend booking your flights to Belize well in advance so that you may enjoy the best travel time and routes.


*Please note – Although it’s possible to arrange boat travel to the island we recommend taking the 15-minute flight from Belize City to Ambergris Caye.  Ak'bol will reserve ALL Tropic air tickets for group directly from Belize City International Airport to San Pedro ($157.75US round-trip, per person.)  

Ak’boL reserves the tickets so there is no waiting, and guests will pay for their tickets directly at check- in, before boarding the plane, with CC or cash.  


Departure tax: there is an approximately $40 departure tax when leaving Belize City International airport on the way home.  They would like US cash but CC accepted.

*We highly recommend travel insurance*


Plan for adventure!  We must do our part to help conserve water on an island.

While daily housekeeping will tend to your space, bedding and towels are changed every other day, but hanging towels after using is recommended.

 Everyone has sensitive septics on an island! Guests are asked to dispose of toilet paper in a garbage can, whenever able.

These are all ways of island living which we will become one with!

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    7 nights/accommodations at Ak’bol Retreat Center and Eco Resort
  • Yoga and movement
    Daily yoga and fitness classes led by our team of instructors. All classes are optional. (But of course encouraged!)
  • Workshops
    New Year Intention setting, Yoga Nidra Sound Bath, Cacao ceremony etc...
  • Meals
    Fresh Vegetarian Caribbean-Belizean style meals Fresh fish 2 nights! (3 off-site meals not included - 2 lunches & 1 dinner)
  • Yoga mats/props
    Yoga mats/props provided for all classes
  • Flights
    Flight to and from Belize City International airport
  • Travel to Ak'Bol
    Flight or ferry to Ambergris Caye (flight suggested at $158 RT)
  • Travel Tax
    40US Departure Tax when leaving Belize City International airport. (US cash preferred but CC accepted.)
  • Alcohol
    Alcohol (Guests may order any additional food/drink from Ak'bol to be put on tab)
  • Service tips
    Service Tips (recommended $50 for the week)
  • Extra excursions
    ie. Mayan ruins, snorkeling, massage etc...

Available Packages

Village Room Double
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If booking with friends for double accommodations please include their name(s) in the information form so we know who you'll be rooming with!


-Lockable private rooms with one or two twin beds, queens for couples 

-Screened in windows, fan, mirror and chair 

-In-room lockable storage area with padlock 

-Adjoining rooms available with an adjoining inner door 

-Beautiful shared locker-room style bathroom accommodations 

- yes we have hot water, and drinking water available!

$1250
Deposit: $400
Village Room Single
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-Lockable private rooms with one or two twin beds, queens for couples
-Screened in windows, fan, mirror and chair
-In-room lockable storage area with padlock
-Adjoining rooms available with an adjoining inner door
-Beautiful shared locker-room style bathroom accommodations - yes we have hot water, and drinking water available!

$1350
Deposit: $450
Seafront Cabana Single
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Beachfront Thatched Cabanas. Surrounded by lush vegetation, the Cabanas feature traditional Belizean touches such as river rock flooring, woven thatched roofs, plantation shutters, and conch shell faucets. A great option for romantic getaways, honeymoons, family vacations, a girls trip, writers, or even a solo trip!

Outdoor rain showers
Toilet/sink inside
Private porch
Queen bed and optional twin(s) in loft
Water Cooler in each Cabana


If booking with friends please include their name(s) in the information form so we know who you'll be rooming with!

$2300
Deposit: $750
Cabana Double
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If booking with friends for double or triple accommodations please include their name(s) in the information form so we know who you'll be rooming with!


Beachfront Thatched Cabanas. Surrounded by lush vegetation, the Cabanas feature traditional Belizean touches such as river rock flooring, woven thatched roofs, plantation shutters, and conch shell faucets. A great option for romantic getaways, honeymoons, family vacations, a girls trip, writers, or even a solo trip!

Outdoor rain showers 

Toilet/sink inside  

Private porch 

Queen bed and optional twin(s) in loft 

Water Cooler in each Cabana

$1700
Deposit: $550
Cabana Triple
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If booking with friends for double or triple accommodations please include their name(s) in the information form so we know who you'll be rooming with!


Beachfront Thatched Cabanas. Surrounded by lush vegetation, the Cabanas feature traditional Belizean touches such as river rock flooring, woven thatched roofs, plantation shutters, and conch shell faucets. A great option for romantic getaways, honeymoons, family vacations, a girls trip, writers, or even a solo trip!

Outdoor rain showers 

Toilet/sink inside  

Private porch 

Queen bed and optional twin(s) in loft 

Water Cooler in each Cabana

$1550
Deposit: $500
Sea Garden Cabana Single
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Sea Garden cabanas are set just slightly further back from the ocean. Surrounded by lush vegetation, the Cabanas feature traditional Belizean touches such as river rock flooring, woven thatched roofs, plantation shutters, and conch shell faucets. 

Outdoor rain showers
Toilet/sink inside
Private porch
Queen bed and optional twin(s) in loft
Water Cooler in each Cabana

$2150
Deposit: $700
Sea Garden Cabana Double
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If booking with friends for double or triple accommodations please include their name(s) in the information form so we know who you'll be rooming with!


Sea Garden cabanas are set just slightly further back from the ocean. Surrounded by lush vegetation, the Cabanas feature traditional Belizean touches such as river rock flooring, woven thatched roofs, plantation shutters, and conch shell faucets. 

Outdoor rain showers 

Toilet/sink inside  

Private porch 

Queen bed and optional twin(s) in loft 

Water Cooler in each Cabana

$1600
Deposit: $500
Sea Garden Cabana Triple
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If booking with friends for double or triple accommodations please include their name(s) in the information form so we know who you'll be rooming with!


Sea Garden cabanas are set just slightly further back from the ocean. Surrounded by lush vegetation, the Cabanas feature traditional Belizean touches such as river rock flooring, woven thatched roofs, plantation shutters, and conch shell faucets. 

Outdoor rain showers 

Toilet/sink inside  

Private porch 

Queen bed and optional twin(s) in loft 

Water Cooler in each Cabana

$1500
Deposit: $500


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Be Light Yoga Center
3 reviews
A studio where movement, mindfulness, self-inquiry, and community can co-exist. Holding space for our community in studio and internationally through classes, workshops, and retreats.

Reviews

This was an amazing experience. Thank you so much!
By Lori M for Be Light Be Free Belize on 16 Mar, 2020
It was an extraordinary experience and wonderful week at Ak'bol. Yoga classes with Kimber-lee and Nicole who made this yoga retreat so unique, kindness of all who attended but also these who worked hard to make this staying so special. Food was served always fresh; on time. I loved beautiful grounds, fun cabanas; enormous iguanas;). Emilio and Kirstin were always on top of things, ready to make a suggestion or give an advice. It truly felt like a second home. Will definitely come back sometimes soon or recommend it to all who try to find balance, peace & a good energy. This place is simply perfect.
By Adrianna M for Be Light Be Free Belize on 14 Mar, 2020
It was magical. Wonderful companions, now dear friends who spent week together. Adventures offered by the retreat center were wonderful. food was amazing! We will go back to Ak'Bol for sure!!
By Jennifer P for Be Light Be Free Belize on 09 Mar, 2020