The Girlfriend Getaway: Sistahs at the Well

St. Maarten

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9 reviews
Oct 2 - 9, 2021
Group size: 1 - 100
The Girlfriend Getaway: Sistahs at the Well
St. Maarten

9 reviews

$NaN
Oct 2 - 9, 2021
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 includes eight days and seven nights at the luxurious Dawn Beach Club on the island of St. Maarten on October 2-9, 2021.   The 5-day retreat will take place from Saturday, October 2 to Wednesday, October 6. Extend your stay for another three days to Saturday, October 9 to relax and reflect upon your experiences at no additional cost of lodging!

  

The Girlfriend Getaway offers life-changing Health and Wellness sessions with our expert physicians, psychologists, and nutritionists featuring daily yoga and training sessions, and an All-White party with DJ Spinderella.

  

Speakers and Special Guests can be found here: http://www.thegirlfriendgetaway.com/speakers/

  

Special Guest: Spinderella

  

Retreat Features

  

Fitness

· Daily Yoga and Meditation the Beach

· Daily fitness from a personal trainer

· Walking excursions along the beach


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



Fireside Chats

Small group chats will be scheduled to discuss topics of the day in a more intimate atmosphere. 

 

Private Health and Wellness Meetings

Select speakers will be available to book private sessions to explore your personal needs.

 
*TAX DEDUCTION*

The cost of the Retreat is tax-deductible.

Dawn Beach Club (Host) & Oyster Bay

Dawn Beach Club (Host Resort for the Retreat) is located on Dawn Beach along St. Maarten's eastern coast. Upscale accommodations are furnished with Marriott's signature Heavenly Beds, neutral and pastel decor, and private patios or balconies. The resort sits on the edge of a private beach located close to the border of the French and Dutch sides of the island.  You'll have easy access to sugary sands, as well as an expansive outdoor infinity pool. And if you're seeking an even more relaxed setting, you can indulge in a soothing treatment by scheduling in-room massages from local spa professionals. The resort features an on-site restaurant and a poolside cafe that serves lighter fare. 


Oyster Bay Beach Resort overlooks the Caribbean and provides stunning sunrise views. Travel + Leisure Magazine calls Oyster Bay Beach Resort one of the top five resorts in the Caribbean for value. An infinity pool built on an old coral reef and full-service spa await your indulgence. The white sands of Dawn Beach are a two-minute walk from the hotel, while the popular and lively Orient Bay Beach is a 20-minute drive. Additional restaurants and shops are a five-minute walk from the hotel in the enclave of Oyster Pond. In the small Dutch cruise town of Philipsburg, a 15-minute drive away from the hotel, are popular restaurants, shops, and a lively boardwalk. The small market town of Marigot, the French capital, can also be reached in a 35-minute drive.

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 2 - Wednesday, October 6, 2021.  However, you may stay at the Resort until Saturday, October 9, at no additional cost.

  

Q: Is the Trip Tax-Deductible? 

A: Yes. The cost of the Retreat is tax-deductible.

  

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

A:  Accommodations at Dawn Beach Club

·    Meals (During the Retreat Days only - Saturday, 10/2 - Wednesday, 10/6)

·    Airport transfers from/to Princess Juliana International Airport

·    Welcome Cocktail Party

·    All White Party with DJ Spinderella

·    Daily Retreat Workshops

·    Daily Yoga, Meditation, and Fitness activities

·    Signed copy of Brandi Harvey's book "Breakthrough Sold Separately"

·    Swag bag


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: Dawn Beach Club | Oyster Bay Resort-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 bedroom in a multi-bedroom suite.

  

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 2: You may arrive as early as you'd like but may not be able to check-in until 4 p.m.

Wednesday, October 6: The program will conclude by 9:30PM so we recommend flights on Thursday, 10/7 from Princess Juliana International Airport.  

**Saturday, October 9: You may extend your stay at no cost for lodging until Saturday, October 9.

  

Q: What do I need to travel to St. Maarten. 

A valid U.S. passport.

COVID-19: Currently, St. Maarten is requiring the results of a COVID-19 test pre-travel.  These requirements are subject to change, so please refer to this travel and information health site for the government of St. Maarten: https://stmaartenehas.com/.

  

Q: How early should I book the package?

A: Family & Friends Early Bird Discount is limited to the first 30 people.  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 Princess Juliana International Airport after arrival on Saturday, October 2, and to Princess Juliana International Airport on the date of your departure from St. Maarten. 

  

Q: Do you offer discounts?

A: The prices reflected here are Friends and Family early-bird discounts for the first 30 registered attendees who sign up for the Retreat first.  

  

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.

  

We understand that unexpected occurrences happen, and due to the possibility of any extenuating circumstances, we strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover both your airfare and the cost of the Retreat.

  

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. There are many travel insurance firms 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 2021.

  

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: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are part of your package with an emphasis on health.  

  

Q: Is alcohol included in the cost of the package?

We will have alcohol at our Welcome event and the All White Party. Other than these events, alcoholic beverages are not included in the price of the Retreat.

  

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 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) 759-1152.

Policy & Terms

Policy & Terms for The Girlfriend Getaway: Sistahs at the Well, referred to hereafter as "Retreat".


TAX DEDUCTION

The cost of the Retreat is tax-deductible.


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.


We understand that unexpected occurrences happen, and due to the possibility of any extenuating circumstances, we strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover both your airfare and the cost of the Retreat.


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. 


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 At the Well Conferences, Inc./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.  You do not need to rely on the below outline. 

The full balance MUST be paid by 9.1.2021.


DELINQUENT PAYMENT PLAN PAYMENTS

Any payment plan payments more than 10 days late will be subject to a $50 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 2 - 9, 2021 at the Retreat in publications, news releases, online, and in other communications related to the mission of At the Well Conferences, Inc. and The Girlfriend Getaway: Sistahs at the Well.

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    Luxury Accommodations; Dawn Beach Club or Oyster Bay Beach Resort
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Airport Transfers
    From/To Princess Juliana International Airport
  • Welcome Event
    Saturday, October 2, 2021
  • Wellness Activities
    Yoga, Meditation, Fitness Offerings
  • Workshops
    All workshops offered by the Retreat
  • Dawn Beach Activities
    All Complimentary Dawn Beach activities and classes
  • White Party
    White Party with DJ Spinderella
  • 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 Princess Juliana is not included.
  • Excursions
    Dawn Beach Club-arranged excursions and fee-based activities are not included in the package price.

Available Packages

Dawn Beach Club Shared Bath*
Available until September 30, 2021only 3 left

**Early-bird, Family & Friends rate**

 Luxury Private Bedroom and Shared Bathroom in Three Bedroom Suite.  This suite features three private bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, a shared bathroom, and washer and dryer. The large living room features a dining table, sleeper sofa, and furnished balcony or patio. 


Your cost pays for one private king-size bedroom within this suite with a shared bathroom with one other private bedroom.


All prices quoted are per person. 


*Part of a 3-bedroom suite

$1,995
Dawn Beach Club Private Bath*
Available until September 30, 2021only 2 left

Early-bird, Family & Friends rate

 Luxury Oceanfront Bedroom master bedroom with balcony or ocean-front terraces and Private Bathroom in Three Bedroom Suite.  This suite features three private bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, a shared bathroom, and washer and dryer. The large living room features a dining table, sleeper sofa, and furnished balcony or patio. 


Your cost pays for one private oceanfront king-size bedroom with a private bathroom within this  3 bedroom suite.


All prices quoted are per person. 


*Part of a 3-bedroom suite

$2,495
Dawn Beach Club - RETREAT ONLY, NO ROOM
Available until September 30, 2021only 1 left

Retreat participation, no lodging included

$1,250
Oyster Bay Beach Two-Bedroom Suite*
Available until September 16, 2021only 1 left

 **Early-bird, Family & Friends rate** 

 

Luxury Oceanfront Private Bedroom and Private Bathroom in Two-Bedroom Suite. This suite features two private bedrooms with private bathrooms and king-size beds. 


The amenities include nightstands, alarm clock, wall closet, in-room safe, and iron with ironing board.  The suite has a living area with a pull-out queen bed sofa, furnished balcony, flat-screen TV/DVR, a stereo with CD player, a kitchen (including a full-size stove), blender, microwave, large refrigerator, kitchen cabinets, and a dishwasher. 


Your cost pays for one private oceanfront king-size bedroom with a private bathroom within this 2 bedroom suite.


The price quoted is per person, and per bedroom.


*Part of a 2-bedroom suite

$2,495
Oyster Bay Beach Private Studio
Available until August 7, 2021only 1 left

 **Early-bird, Family & Friends rate** 

 

Single Private Studio. Each studio features an open floorplan with king-size bed, furnished balcony, nightstand with alarm clock, dining table for two, flat-screen television, DVD player, drawers and wall closet with in-room safe, iron and ironing board, bathroom with shower, kitchenette with full refrigerator, two-burner stove and microwave. Your cost pays for one private single studio room.


The price quoted is per person.

$2,995
Deposit: $500
Oyster Bay Beach One-Bedroom Suite
Available until August 7, 2021only 1 left

 **Early-bird, Family & Friends rate** 

 Private Bedroom and Private Bathroom in One-Bedroom Suite. 


This large suite boasts a king-size bed in the master bedroom and a spacious side-by-side double sink in the master bathroom.  The amenities include nightstands, alarm clock, wall closet, in-room safe, and iron with ironing board. Each suite has a living area with a pull-out queen bed sofa, furnished balcony with optional ocean views, flat-screen TV/DVR, a stereo with CD player, a kitchen (including a full-size stove), blender, microwave, large refrigerator, kitchen cabinets, and a dishwasher. Your cost pays for a private one-bedroom suite.


The price quoted is per person. 

$3,295
Dawn Beach Club (Suite -- 2 ppl only)
Available until September 7, 2021Sold Out


Two people will share this 3 bedroom suite -- This suite features three private bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, a shared bathroom, and washer and dryer. The large living room features a dining table, sleeper sofa, and furnished balcony or patio. 

Your cost pays for either a private king-size bedroom with private bath within this suite or a one-bedroom king-suite with a bathroom that is outside of the room.  Roommates to decide how to allocate the rooms.


All prices quoted are per person. 

*Part of a 3-bedroom suite

$2,495

Available options

ROUNDTRIP TRANSPORTATION -- FOR GUEST
$25
COVID ANTIGEN TEST @ DAWN BEACH
$75
$NaN


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!

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At the Well Conferences, Inc. is a non-profit organization established in 2009 to promote the emotional, physical, financial, and spiritual health of women and girls. Education under-girds the foundation of the programming with the ultimate goal of trans-formative behavior that leads to better lifestyle choices.

Reviews

I had great time. It was a wonderful trip with great people, awesome programming, delicious food and amazing accommodations.
By Nicole D for The Girlfriend Getaway: Sistahs at the Well on 19 Oct, 2021
It was a great trip!! I met alot of wonderful people and started new friendships that I know will last forever!!! The venue (Dawn Beach Resort), while it was still under construction, was a great, beautiful location. Our room was impeccable! We have no complaints. The food left alot to be desired in some aspects, but otherwise, it was edible.
By Maria S for The Girlfriend Getaway: Sistahs at the Well on 18 Oct, 2021
I had a great time, place was beautiful and the food was tasty.
By Cherise C for The Girlfriend Getaway: Sistahs at the Well on 18 Oct, 2021
This was such a lovely experience. The people who put this together obviously spent much time and effort, it was coordinated beautifully. I met many lovely people who I am still in touch with after the event. The guest speakers were spot on…and the food was healthy and delicious. I am grateful for this experience with these strong, wonderful ladies. If I were invited to attend again I would definitely attend.
By Sarita L for The Girlfriend Getaway: Sistahs at the Well on 18 Oct, 2021
I had a wonderful productive and informative time. Speakers were very knowledgeable and seem to know their craft. Some were really inspiring in encouraging us to reach our goal.
By Victoria M for The Girlfriend Getaway: Sistahs at the Well on 12 Oct, 2021
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