Sensitive Soul & Introvert Retreat + Snorkel with Whale Sharks

Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Melissa Renzi
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Jul 29 - Aug 4, 2018
Group size: 6-12
Sensitive Soul & Introvert Retreat + Snorkel with Whale Sharks
Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Melissa Renzi
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$1149
Deposit: $400
Jul 29 - Aug 4, 2018
Group size: 6-12

About this trip

Awaken to turquoise Caribbean sea on this retreat for introverts and highly sensitive people in Puerto Morelos, Mexico.


Rejuvenate with soul-nourishing yoga, meditation, and meaningful discussions designed to honor your unique strengths and needs as a sensitive person or introvert.


Snorkel alongside gentle, peaceful giants that will take your breath away--whale sharks are completely harmless!


Refresh and relax your body as you float down a quiet, pristine lagoon.


Take $50 off when you register by March 31, 2018. Enter promo code EARLYBIRD50.


This is your opportunity to:

  • Connect with like-minded travelers without compromising your need for personal time.
  • Enjoy the rich flavors of authentic, local cuisine prepared by our Mexican hosts.
  • Change the way you see the world and yourself.
  • Learn to love yourself with renewed confidence and lasting self-love.
  • Explore ancient history with off-the-beaten-path Mayan ruins.
  • Dive into the refreshingly cool waters of magical cenotes.

Now is the time to indulge yourself with a peaceful adventure with people who get you.


If you're a sensitive soul or introvert who is ready to adventure and renew your sense of self, then join us on this adventure in Puerto Morelos, Mexico from July 29th to August 4th, 2018.


We'll spend 7 days and 6 nights with a perfect balance of both introspective time and adventurous activities.


Availability is very limited - book your spot now! 

Why a retreat for introverts and HSPs?

We allow plenty of alone time to recharge. Traveling with a group can feel overwhelming if you always have to be with other people. We structure our schedules so that you have substantial alone time to do anything your inner heart desires. If we have a full day activity planned, you can bet the next day will be a free day.


We reduce the likelihood of sensory overload. Most of our group activities are off-the-beaten-path to be able to enjoy the beautiful peace of the natural world. If a popular excursion is included in your trip (ie Machu Picchu, swimming with whale sharks, etc.), we do our best to visit at the least busy times and provide free time the day before and after to mentally prepare and recharge. 


We support self-guided activities. If you want to go on a solo excursion or meditate alone, you got it. No questions asked. Group activities are optional and we set the tone from the start to ensure that everyone can be themselves.


We minimize the small talk. Well, we can't ban small talk, but you will be among like-minded folks that want to connect at a deeper level and understand that small talk can feel draining. We offer group discussions centered on meaningful topics. We encourage quiet hours during certain times of the day, in order to support mindfulness and peace. 


We connect travelers before the retreat. We create private Facebook groups for trip guests to get to know each other before the trip to feel more connected and comfortable upon arrival. 


We create authentic travel experiences. We select locations that we know will offer a genuine connection to the natural beauty and culture of a place. Our experiences allow the time and space to connect to yourself and fellow travelers.


We encourage you to be yourself. We set the stage from the start so that you can decline an activity or leave the dinner table early. We value each person’s individual needs and encourage you to say no when something is not for you. We ask all guests to honor your wishes.

Accommodation

We'll be hosted at a private property directly on the beach called The Diving Lodge Puerto Morelos. The Mexican family who owns the diving lodge has a dive center nearby, but the villas are separate and reserved solely for our group.

 

'The Diving Lodge' is a rustic-chic beachside B&B with a property includes six spacious villas, each with private bathrooms, A/C and WiFi, as well as a private pool & sun deck, and fully-equipped kitchen with indoor and outdoor dining areas. This Caribbean hideaway gives you privacy, and a quiet, comfortable space to gather with friends and family. 

Food

The Diving Lodge will serve us delicious and nutritious breakfast daily. We will enjoy (2) elaborate dinners prepared by The Diving Lodge and (4) exploring the local cuisine of the town of Puerto Morelos, as well as Tulum one evening. All dietary needs can be met. 


Your breakfasts and dinners are included in the trip cost. Lunch will be included for the whale shark excursion. If you have special dietary needs, you may choose to bring your own lunch. 


All other lunches are on your own. You're welcome to purchase food in the town of Puerto Morelos and prepare your own food in the lodge's kitchen. 

Location

The Diving Lodge is located approximately 25 minutes south of Cancun Airport. It is south of the town of Puerto Morelos (10-15 min by car or bike, 30-min walk down the beach). 


A private group return shuttle will be provided between Cancun Airport and The Diving Lodge, as well as for all group excursions and dinners. 


We've included 3 days of group excursions to offer you time to relax or time to visit other sites on your own. 

Cancellation Policy

All deposits are non-refundable.

Fifty (50) percent of trip cost is due by April 30, 2018.

Remaining balance must be paid 60 days before trip start date (May 29, 2018).

If you decide to cancel your trip, the following fees apply and are due at the time (prior to departure) we receive written notice of your cancellation.

-More than 90 days before retreat start date, 100 percent of your payment may be applied to another retreat.


-60-89 days before retreat start date, 75 percent of your payment may be applied to another retreat, excluding your deposit. You will forfeit 25 percent of the price of your retreat. Example: If your retreat cost is $1500 with a $300 deposit, $900 may be applied toward a future retreat.


-15 – 59 days before retreat start date, 30 percent of your payment may be applied to another retreat, excluding your deposit. You will forfeit 70 percent of the price of your retreat. Example: If your retreat cost is $1500 with a $300 deposit, $360 may be applied toward a future retreat.


-If you cancel 14 days or less before retreat start date, you will forfeit your entire payment.

Packing List

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FAQs

What is the climate like at this time of year? 

Yes, July and August can be very hot and humid in this part of Mexico. But it's whale shark season, which only runs from the end of May to early September. You'll have the comfort of A/C for sleeping and this trip is full of opportunities to cool off in the sea, cenotes, lagoons, and the swimming pool.


While it is considered to be the rainy season and hurricanes are possible, July and August receive plentiful sunshine as well. That said, please do purchase travel insurance to cover your flight and trip in the event you need to cancel for any reason. 

 

Where do I fly into?

Plan your travel so that your flight arrives in Cancun International by 4:00 p.m. on the day your trip begins. A private group shuttle will be provided from the airport to The Diving Lodge. 


Plan your return flight so that it departs after 12:30pm on the last day of your retreat unless you're planning to extend your stay.  


If your travel falls outside of group transfers, you will be responsible for your transportation costs, which might be $20-$30 USD one way. 


Do I need a passport or visa?

Mexico does not require a special visa to enter. You are good for 180 days. :) However, you will need a current passport that is valid for a minimum of six (6) months after the departure date of your travel. 

What’s included

  • 6 Nights Accommodation
    at The Diving Lodge Villas
  • 6 Breakfasts & Dinners
    catered to your dietary needs
  • 1-Day Whale Shark Tour
    shuttle to/from Cancun, boat to/from Isla Mujeres, expert guides, snorkel gear, sandwich,/ceviche, tip
  • Trip to Ruins and Lagoon
    shuttle to/from Muyil ruins, entrance to ruins, boat ride to lagoon for floating, guide fees, tip
  • Trip to Cenote
    transport to/from, entrance fees
  • Airport Transfer
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation
  • 2-3 Discussion Circles
    Evening discussions on topics related to introversion and sensitivity
  • Airfare
    To/from Cancun
  • Travel Insurance
    Highly recommended
  • Lunch
    Lunch during whale shark excursion, included
  • Tips for Accommodation
  • Additional Services
    Massage, souvenirs, excursions, etc.

Available Packages

Quadruple Occupancy - Top Bunk
Available until May 15thSold Out
$1149
Deposit: $400
Quadruple Occupancy - Bottom Bunk
Available until May 15thSold Out

Villa del Rincon

-Garden Villa w/ 4 adult bunkbeds 

-Bottom bunk 

-Private bathroom, shared between roommates

-A/C

-WiFi

$1199
Deposit: $400
Double Occupancy - Double/Full Bed
Available until May 15thSold Out

 Villa La Aventura

-Spacious garden suite

-Double bed 

-Private bathroom, shared with roommate

-A/C

-WiFi

$1399
Deposit: $400
Double Occupancy - King Beds
Available until May 15thSold Out

Casa del Mar

-Garden Suite 

-Two King Beds  

-Private Bathroom (roommates share)

-A/C

-WiFi

$1499
Deposit: $400
Single or Couple
Available until May 15thSold Out

 Villa del Mar ($1499 per person for couple or shared)

-Beachfront and Ocean View 

-King-Sized Bed

-Private Bathroom

-A/C

-WiFi

$1999
Deposit: $400
Single or Couple
Available until May 15thSold Out

 Casa Caribeña ($1499 per person for couple or shared)

-Two-story casita 

-King-Sized Bed

-Balcony + Ocean View 

-Small kitchen 

-A/C

-WiFi

$1499
Deposit: $400
$1149
Deposit: $400

Quadruple Occupancy - Top Bunk
Past Trip

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive at The Diving Lodge, Puerto Morelos

All guests will need to arrive at the Cancun Airport by 4:00 p.m. A private shuttle will transport you to The Diving Lodge, where you'll arrive at approximately 4:30 for a welcome snack. After you settle in, we'll have a short opening circle, which will include introductions and intentions. Before dinner, you can choose to chill out or join the group for a walking meditation on the beach. We will then enjoy our welcome dinner at 7:30. 

Your Organizer


MR
Melissa Renzi
9 reviews
I'm a trauma-informed yoga teacher, social worker, and highly sensitive person. I'm passionate about helping others heal anxiety and trauma while cultivating authentic self-love. I find that stepping outside of our comfort zone and into union with nature is one of the most powerful ways to do this. When I'm not yoga-ing and introverting, you can find me hiking, salsa dancing, scuba diving, crosswording, reading, and cooking creative concoctions in my kitchen. I'm a lifelong learner and love discovering new people and places.

Reviews

It was a great trip with great comfortable and relaxing accommodation with delicious food. It was a great experience to share with like minded people.
This trip met my expectations and I will likely book again.
RK
This trip was wonderful. A reboot for the soul with a nice mix of sightseeing and total relaxation. Melissa is a kind hearted person, great yoga instructor and so good at leading meditation. I plan to travel with her again in the future.
I can't say enough about Melissa (and Jason). I really appreciated their positive energy and relaxed teamwork throughout this trip. Their thoughtful, introvert/HSP friendly planning about the resort location, room mix, daily activities/schedule, food/diet considerations, and other logistics created a very positive group retreat experience. They even went the extra mile to help me out when my phone died completely on Day 2. This retreat was all I hoped for in unusual nature experiences, enjoyable connection with other HSP/Introverts, and some learning about Mayan culture/influences. I intend to sign up for future retreats by Melissa and recommend these unique trips wholeheartedly to others.
This was a fantastic experience. Melissa did a wonderful job of taking care of details, and communicating with the group. We had plenty of time to participate in group activities, and have quiet time for meditation as well. I would certainly consider another retreat with Melissa. Thank you!
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