HOTEL REVIEWS: Casa Hemingway, Dominican Republic

HOTEL REVIEWS: Casa Hemingway, Dominican Republic

Casa Hemingway is an exclusive hideaway for wealthy Dominicans and tourists alike. The seaside community of Juan Dolio is the perfect retreat while travel throughout Dominican Republic. Casa Hemingway features oversized one- and two bedroom suites, equipped with full kitchens and comfortable living space making this property ideal for families or friends traveling together. Guests enjoy the facilities of Club Hemingway including 4 swimming pools, tennis, squash, kid club and horseback riding, all within a relaxed beachfront setting.

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HOTEL REVIEWS: Eden Roc Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

HOTEL REVIEWS: Eden Roc Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

Eden Roc at Cap Cana is a five-star Relais & Chateaux resort nestled in Cap Cana, the most exclusive gated beachfront community of the Dominican Republic. The 30,000-acre community is home to pristine beaches, towering cliffs and tropical forests, a bustling marina, and the No. 1 golf course in the Caribbean and Mexico, a Jack Nicklaus signature course. Eden Roc at Cap Cana has 60 suites, private beach club, infinity pool, multiple restaurants and a beautiful yoga studio. The Forbes Travel Guide recognized resort is a proud member of Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts, as well as Ensemble Travel Group, Altour Hotel Collection, Fine Hotels & Resorts, AAA, Signature Travel Network and the International Association of Golf Tour Operators. 

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Mukul Resort, The Best Kept Secret

Mukul Resort, The Best Kept Secret

Mukul, meaning Secret in Mayan is the Ultimate Wellness Retreat. This Five Star Resort is a haven for adventure & luxury on Nicaragua's Emerald Coast. The property expands more than 1600 acres with private beaches, golf, spa, nature and much more. The appointments at Mukul are Authentically Nicaraguan with handcrafted design elements. Choose from an Ocean View Bohio, tucked away as its own luxury treehouse or a Beach Villa, which is even more spacious with direct access to Playa Manzanillo. Each of these secluded guest rooms feature their own private plunge pools and Signature Butler Service. 

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Planning a Retreat

Planning a Retreat

Are you a Wellness Professional interested in hosting your own Luxury Retreat? We can help! 

We partner with the hand-selected Hotels, Resorts & Villas and work with thousands of luxury travel agents to help promote your retreats. We connect you with the best property to accommodate your dream retreat and handle all of the details. We'll even host you several months before your scheduled retreat so that you are familiar with the property and can easily sell it to your students.

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Retreat to Spain: Excursion to Valencia

Retreat to Spain: Excursion to Valencia

We have a very special day planned in Valencia, including a private tour guide to popular sites such as the Cathedral, La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. (Pritzker-winning architect,Santiago Calatrava’s spectacular museum complex has garnered international attention for Valencia), and Mercado Central, one of Europe's largest covered markets. We will have a private boat tour on Valencia’s freshwater lagoon, or Albufera in Spanish. The day will end with a Paella cooking class and meal. We will experience the best of Valencia. Read on for More details. 

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HOTEL REVIEWS: A Weekend at Curtain Bluff, Antigua

HOTEL REVIEWS: A Weekend at Curtain Bluff, Antigua

As Conde Nast Johansens Local Expert for the Caribbean, I get to travel to amazing 5 star resorts every month. I recently visited Curtain Bluff in Antigua, a premier location where the Resort's signature Bluff separates the Caribbean and the Atlantic. Guests therefore enjoy two pristine beaches: A Calm Caribbean Beach and a Surf Beach on the Atlantic, where all the guest rooms are found.

This trip was unique for several reasons. For starters when traveling for Conde Nast it's rare for me to spend 4 nights at the same Resort, but it's definitely the best way to capture the full experience. I am also normally traveling alone so I was thrilled that my cousin from NY could join me as well as my friend Kino MacGregor, who I work with to organize amazing yoga film trips around Caribbean and beyond.

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HOST BIO: Melini Jesudason

HOST BIO: Melini Jesudason

I was born in Tokyo and raised in New York, Sydney, and Singapore. I returned to the US for college and to start a career in investment banking before finding my true passion in yoga.

My classes and personal practice are constantly evolving, though strongly rooted in ashtanga yoga. I combine a dynamic asana practice with intelligent sequencing and a strong focus on alignment.

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ACCOMMODATIONS: Curtain Bluff Beach Front Rooms

ACCOMMODATIONS: Curtain Bluff Beach Front Rooms

Curtain Bluff's 72 spacious suites and guest rooms run along the palm-shaded, white-sand Surf Beach and rise up the rocky promontory that gives the resort its name.

Either right on the sand or just a few steps from it, all our accommodations have breathtaking, gaze-all-day views. Large, floor-to-ceiling windows and verandahs or ground-floor terraces look out over the beach and across the sea to a lush-green headland. At night, the scene is a canopy of stars and the only sound is the rhythm of the waves.

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Curtain Bluff Spa

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Award Winning Spa at Curtain Bluff

It's no wonder this Resort has won the Best Destination Spa by Conde Nast Johansens. Escape to a new paradise at the spa, located on the Point of the Bluff. Treatment rooms have wide-open views over the ocean. Imagine journeying down the bluff toward the Spa, sitting outside looking out towards the Caribbean sipping tea brewed from herbs picked fresh from the nearby spa garden. Afterwards, relax on the open verandah, sitting in the Jacuzzi on the cliff edge and snacking on “Spa Bites” like steamed asparagus, fruit and vegetable kebab. We especially loved watching the sunset from Spa's second floor hot tub, overlooking distant Montserrat, St. Kitts, & Nevis. 

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Well Xplored Retreat to Antigua: WHATS INCLUDED

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Curtain Bluff Yoga Retreat 

with Melini Jesudason & Virgile Peyramaure

April 14 - 19, 2018

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Complimentary Resort Amenities

  • Swimming pool 
  • Sailing, Windsurfers, Hobi-cats
  • Dive boat for Twice daily snorkeling trips to Cades Reef
  • Scuba diving (for Certified Divers only)
  • Waterskiing, Wake-Boarding
  • Sea kayaks - Single and Double
  • Beach Lounges, Sun Floats, and Hammocks 
  • Fitness Center
  • Tennis: 4 Championship Courts
  • Squash: 1 International Court
  • Golf Putting Green 
  • Bocci Courts
  • Shuffle Board
  • Half Basketball Court
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • High Speed Internet
  • Twice Daily Housekeeping Service
  • Conceirge Service

Not Included:

  • Award Winning Spa
  • Beauty Salon services
  • Tennis and squash lessons
  • Connoisseur wines from the cellar
  • Cooking and wine-appreciation classes
  • Tennis Shop, Spa Shop and Gift Shop
  • 4, 6 and 8-hour deep sea fishing charters available through the concierge desk

Retreat Includes:

  • Beachfront Luxury Accommodations
  • All Taxes & Service Charge
  • Ground Airport Transfers To / From Resort
  • All meals and drinks, including room service and mini-bar items
  • Complimentary Water Sports & Activities (See Below)
  • Daily Yoga & Handstand Workshops with Melini & Virgile
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Curtain Bluff, Antigua

Curtain Bluff, Antigua

It’s hard to imagine a more picturesque setting than the one that greets you at Curtain Bluff. The Resort is perched on a rocky peninsula between two beautiful beaches on Antigua’s southern tip.

A modern enclave with old world charm and genuine service, Curtain Bluff has the feel of a delightful country club – one that nearly three-quarters of guests return to again (and again). Whether you opt for beach or bluff, all the rooms enjoy a stunning seascape. The décor is simple and stylish with cozy beds, wicker furniture and wooden accents, while floor-to-ceiling windows, and private verandas highlight the incredible views.

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