Looking for an EPIC Trip with some girlfriends?
Come attend our EPIC ROADTRIP ADVENTURE RETREAT on the Big Island!
Nov 11 to 17, 2018
Sea, surf, SILLINESS, active volcanoes, WILD DOLPHINS, geckos, ecosystems galore, desert, tropical rain forest, waterfalls, swaying palm trees, famous Kona coffee, fish, MANTA RAYS, MERMAIDS, SEA TURTLES, white sand beaches, black sand beaches, hiking, swimming, snorkelling, meditating, macadamia nuts, papaya, ancient Hawaiian villages, sea cliffs, local markets, nature sounds, CORAL REEF CREATURES, boat trips, delicious fresh food, world’s largest active volcano (and presently very active!), music, dancing, artisans, pu’u huluhulu, Kilauea crater, sun sand, trees that can hold their breath, underwater photo tips, breathe, relax, connect camaraderie, explore, expand, SEA IT!
Retreats are an incredible way to remove oneself from every day life for reflection, rest and spiritual growth. Retreats often take place in unique, interesting locales in a specific location or center. For those with true wanderlust, this experience can be enhanced by the opportunity to also venture further afar. Roadtrip Adventure Retreats combine the power of quiet inward reflection in beautiful places with the exhilaration of the open road. Balancing stillness with mindfulness with heart-opening, mind-expanding explorations.
The Big Island of Hawaii is a unique and special place for retreat. It is bigger than all the other Hawaiian islands combined. There are many indigenous species you will see nowhere else on earth. The world’s largest and the world’s most active volcanoes are both on this island, birthing new land every day. The famous Ironman Triathlon takes place here. Most of the 13 climatic zones that exist on the planet exist here, offering a comprehensive variety of nature experiences in just one place. It’s kind of like the Disneyland of Hawaii.
Connect with land and sea. Explore wild spaces, varied climates, and unique wildlife all on one island. Roll in the waves, feel the breeze on your skin, snorkel, swim. Hike trails, small town streets, and open lava fields. Ponder waterfalls, discover ancient Hawaiian villages and Heiau (temples). Meditate, read, rest, stretch, move, stare up at the sky and out to sea.
Reinvigorate your creativity and reconnect with the fine art of play.
Dates: November 11th – 17th, 2018
Duration: 7 days
• Fly in Nov 11th. Please try to arrive between 2pm-11pm.
• Fly out Nov 17th evening/night.
• If you wish to extend your stay after the retreat, we are glad to assist in finding
Day 1 Nov 11th Arrivals, airport pick ups, check into Kona house, ease into Island time
Day 2 Nov 12th Beach time, short pu’u (hill) hike, manta ray evening snorkel
Day 3 Nov 13th Rafting Expedition-snorkeling, sea caves, look for whales and dolphins
Day 4 Nov 14th Kohala coast and northern towns, Pololu Valley
Day 5 Nov 15th Drive to Hilo side, waterfalls, rainforest exploration
Day 6 Nov 16th Hikes in and around the active Volcano, learn to swim in a mermaid tail
Day 7 Nov 17th Ocean time, snorkeling, swimming, dinner, fly out at night
• Airport pickups/transfers.
• All Accommodation and transportation Nov 11th to Nov 17th
• Dinners Nov 12th and 13th, B&B breakfast Nov 17th, lunch on rafting expedition day
• One ‘Water Messages’ under water photo shoot session (you will have the opportunity
to view your shots and choose your favorite digital files for purchase)
• Guided meditations, learn Biology and natural history of Hawaii with professional guides
• Two private charters for Barnacle Babes: 1) Manta ray night snorkel 2) Rafting
Expedition exploring snorkeling spots, sea caves, lava tubes, searching for marine life
• Learn to swim in a Mermaid tail with a professional Mermaid (yep, it’s a thing)
• Flights to and from Kona, HI
• Meals of your choice other than those listed above. We will be traveling and tasting local
cuisine in restaurants and markets throughout the Island.
Optional add ons:
• Rent a Mermaid tail and swim in the ocean 35 USD per day.
• Ocean photo shoot: You may choose to do an under water photo session in a mermaid
tail, bathing suit, dress or other wardrobe. Enquire for payment options.
Accommodations: Day 1-3 Kona house, Day 4 beach park cabin/shelters, Day 5
cabins near Volcano, Day 7 Mermaid Dreams Bed & Breakfast
Accommodations are retreat style with shared rooms in private homes, cabins, and B&B’s
that can accommodate a group of 10. All accommodations/shelters/tents are provided.
Bedding is supplied at all locations except two, where you will need to provide your own
sleeping bag and mat. The first few nights will be at the same home in Kailua-Kona town
while we do day trips. Then we will travel around the Island. The only location with a
choice of accommodation style is an overnight at the Mermaid Dreams bed and breakfast.
Choose from a private room, or shared large camping area on this beautiful private
property. Room choice is reflected in the price.
With Mermaid Dreams B&B private room option (3 spaces available) 2480 CAN
With Mermaid Dreams B&B shared camping area (5 spaces available) 2400 CAN
Notes: This Roadtrip Adventure Retreat takes place within the ever changing natural
patterns of the environments and the wildlife we hope to encounter. As with all nature
experiences, some scheduling may be shifted to accommodate current conditions and
wildlife viewing opportunities.
*A recommended gear list for your travels will be provided.
For more information and to secure your spot, please email us.