Summer Happiness Escape

 

 

 

*This retreat has many of the 10 most popular offers available in Vanuatu

This is what you have been looking for! The ultimate island escape, with all the perks while still being able to 'get off the grid'. All inclusive with a touch of culture, fun, adventure & relaxation to go with it.

 

 

Retreat Highlights

  • 6 days and 5 nights getaway to tranquil, quiet North Efate, Vanuatu

  • Stay in absolute Beachfront Bungalow (Glamping Tents available for those wanting a cheaper retreat)  

  • Delicious healthy daily meals including: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Catering to all dietary requirements)

  • Daily Fresh Coconut & Health Smoothie   

  • 1 x 30min Relaxation Island Massage

  • 1 x Paradise Day Spa Treatment of your choice   

  • Daily Yoga class with experienced facilitator

  • Group workshops focused around personal development

  • All transport provided including airport transfers and activities

  • Many village cultural experiences

  • Hot springs, snorkeling and kayaking adventures

  • A day trip to a tropical, deserted and exclusive island

  • An ultimate foodies adventure tour including a Melanesian cooking class

  • A full moon party, including a live band, bonfire, local dancing classes and activities

  • Ceremonial Lantern release

  • Beach & Jungle Walk

Participants

Retreat is limited to a maximum of 16 people.

Price

Starting from just $1250 for shared stay or $1690 for private room

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in a twin room in a beachfront bungalow in a quiet location. Upgrades to private beachfront bungalows are available upon request.

Ultimate Vanuatu Retreats have a large selection on fantastic venues and locations that offer something different and special to each retreat. When searching for a venue we look for places that offer a unique connection to the local community, excellent facilities, idealic location and friendly staff. If you are looking to organise your own retreat and have a venue in mind, let us know and we would be happy to contact the venue and make it work.

Le Life Resort

Stunning eco-friendly boutique resort spread out over 400 acres. Away from Port Vila, surrounded by nature and natural beauty and the friendliest villages.

Guests are welcome to explore 300m of reef coastline with four separate swimming coves, a freshwater river and cascades, and rainforest walks all accessible by foot. Le Life offers spacious private bungalows that have modern facilities, beautiful restaurant overlooking the ocean and a local store are conveniently located nearby. www.leliferesort.com

Itinerary

Day 1

One of our lovely on ground members will advise you how to get to Vanuatu within your personal budget, where a driver will be organised to collect you to take you to the retreat. Afternoon kava ceremony on arrival and an evening of introductions and relaxation welcomes you.

Day 2 to 5

Yoga will be in the morning and afternoon either on the yoga deck or on the beach. Each day you will have a different activity organised for you which is optional but recommended to fully encompass the local life. The activity during the day will be either the jungle walk, snorkeling, visit to local attractions or kayaking. There is always free time allowed every day to unwind and relax with a good book or take advantage of your spa vouchers.

Day 6

The last day will start out like any other but finish with a spectacular beach bon fire & island feast at night to farewell our participants and make a night to remember. We will recap over everything learnt from the week and set alight beautiful Chinese lanterns to symbolize a new start for when you return home.

Location

This retreat takes place in Vanuatu on the island of Efate. Vanuatu is one of the South Pacifics best kept secrets and totally underrated.  Vanuatu attained independence in 1980 and today the country relies heavily on tourism to support the country's economy and growth.

The Vanuatu life, respect and community spirit runs deep in their culture. Kava, a plant root, a drug, the South Pacific equivalent of alcohol, plays a huge role in everyones life both directly and indirectly. Ni-Vans have strong values and ideals, and are often know to be great at living for the day!

 

Village customs are often but not always adhered to, but elders are very aware of ideal behavior. In outer island villages, Vanuatu food is traditional but many alternatives such as tin fish and breakfast crackers are changing the old-fashioned way of life. Guests can find some of the ways of life culturally challenging such as the language barrier.

All over Vanuatu, you will see a strong sense of love from the people and pride when it comes to their country. Although while still sometimes there are inter racial challenges and stereotypes, you will still always see the sense of family and community connection when it comes to daily lives, either shopping, fixing a broken down truck, illness or injury or even on your drive home as they all wave to perfect strangers. Tourists are treated like royalty and always given special treatment when it come to engaging in local communities, it is something so humbling and the local Melanesian generosity and genuineness is far greater than any other island.  Values and ideals too are still firmly in place as generations talk and live with each other allowing for the flow of inter-generational knowledge and respect. It is a special place, full of soul, and the warmth of the Vanuatu people is overwhelming.

During your stay, you will be fully emerged with these communities and have a chance to really live the village lifestyle with sensitivity to their values and traditions.

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Food

You will be served daily freshly cooked meals, a daily coconut, and fruit smoothy. There are some western dishes, local dishes made by locals, with some organic, fusion dishes incorporating all cuisines. Some dishes include stir-frys, currys, thai coconut fish, green paw paw salad, lime and coconut crumbed fish, fresh lobster, spaghetti to name a few, all combined with the local alternative of laplap, bunia, simboro and a selection of meats and vegetable cooked raw over a fire. vegetarian options are also available.

Food Included

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch

  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/ or catered for:

  • Vegetarian

  • Vegan

  • Raw food

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)

  • Seafood

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Sea/River Kayaking

  • Outer island day trips

  • Yoga

  • Surfing

  • Village walk

  • Volleyball

  • Weaving

  • Visit Day Spa

  • Jungle/Rainforest Treks

  • Beach Walk

  • Visit local School/Church

  • Visit local Kava Bar

  • Traditional canoe ride in river

  • Visit Local attractions inc hot springs, diving sites, WWII Museum, Caves et

Whats Included

  • Entire Stay in absolute Beachfront Bungalow (Glamping Tents available for those wanting a cheaper retreat)  

  • Delicious healthy daily meals including: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Catering to all dietary requirements)

  • Daily Coconut & Fresh Smoothie   

  • 1 x 30min Relaxation Island Massage

  • 1 x Paradise Day Spa Treatment of your choice   

  • All transport provided including airport transfers and activities.

  • Local tours & other leisure activities

  • Beach & Jungle Walk

  • Village cultural experiences

  • Daily yoga classes with a qualified and experienced teacher

  • Guided snorkeling

  • Daily Yoga class with experienced facilitator

  • Group workshops focused around personal development

  • Hot springs, snorkeling and kayaking adventures

  • A day trip to a tropical, deserted and exclusive island

  • An ultimate foodies adventure tour including a Melanesian cooking class

  • A full moon party, including a live band, bonfire, local dancing classes and activities

  • Ceremonial Lantern release

Whats not included

  • Airfare

  • Travel Insurance

How to get there

Please book your flight to arrive at Port Vila International Airport (VLI). You can fly with either Air Vanuatu or Virgin, however we find Air Vanuatu are the better alternative with cheaper flights and increased luggage allowance. Transfer from the airport is included. Ultimate Vanuatu Retreats will pick you up from the airport.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

 

Po Box 3188, Port Vila, Vanuatu

Tel: +678 5527046 or 7743930

info@ultimatevanuaturetreats.com

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