A traveler Canada
The experience of yoga class facing the ocean wonderful and very peaceful. You can bread to the souda of the waves. The teacher was able to adapt to the different level of her students. The organization is really customer service oriented. Best of all you can walk in from the beach.
John New York
If you imagine an ideal yoga class on the beach, Idolem Yoga is it. I've been doing yoga for more than 30 years in the states. My husband & I are lucky to be on St. Martin for 3 months these past 8 winters & the sublime experience of the 20 classes I've had this winter have varied from super energized by the wind & waves to the awe inspiring full moon rise on the mystical sea. It doesn't get any better than this Folks.
They do yoga on mountaintops, beaches, SUP and by moonlight. The instructors use French and English and can help beginners.
It was such a fantastic experience to practice yoga at Idolem Evasion. I am not a very experienced yogi, but i learned a lot this week! Melody give me a very warm welcome and showed me how yoga can be part of a balanced life. She is such a lovely en warm person, who guided me through a personal week of different classes.
Alexandra is a wonderfull teacher, she guided me professionally and calmly, with a very relaxed vibe.
I did not stay at the resort, which was no problem for taking the classes. Melody offered me rides to different locations, which was so nice.
I also took the SUP yoga class, which was such a good experience!
The price is very reasonable!
I totally will visit Idolem Evasion again if i will come to Saint Martin
We stayed for a one-week yoga retreat and enjoyed a great getaway in the company of excellent people in beautiful surroundings! Idolem generously extended warm hospitality, shared local activity recommendations, and took care of our every need. They planned a weekly itinerary of activities and beaches for us to visit, including great dinner and shopping spots. The multi-level apartments are private and comfortable with a kitchen and air conditioning. The week was a perfect balance of yoga and enjoying Saint Martin. We had such a great time!
Sheldon Anderson Maryland, USA
Our stay at Idolem by far excelled expectations. My wife and I live in Columbia, Maryland, USA, and this was our first yoga retreat. We chose Idolem on the French side of Saint Martin mainly to experience yoga in a Caribbean landscape, but this hotel or guest house had so much more to offer. The customer service and accommodations are far better than any of the other hotels I have visited in the Caribbean.
Before booking the yoga retreat, I emailed Idolem with questions. Pablo Yahuda contacted me and provided answers to all my questions and helped arrange the entire trip. He even personally picked up my wife and me at the airport and drove us to the hotel, making things very easy. Locally run hotels that really care about their customers are rare. He also upgraded us to a room with a large balcony directly overlooking the National Nature Reserve and Orient Bay at no additional charge.
We had our own personal yoga instructor. Her name is Su-Su and we practiced yoga twice a day at different locations around the island. The locations included Friars Beach, Gelion beach on a stand up paddleboard, Fort Marigot overlooking Marigot Bay, a tree top platform overlooking the entire island, and hiking to the top of Pineacl Island and overlooking the Atlantic, listening to the sound of the waves.
If you are searching for the right balance between yoga and relaxation, this is the place to go. Also if you are, like me, not an extremely spiritual person. Idolem offers the right amount of spirituality and inner balance for everybody. Besides, the place itself and its people, from yogis, teachers, and also guests, make you feel welcomed, balanced, and happy.
Our room was an immaculately clean two-bedroom suite with queen beds, large full bathroom, living room with cable television, galley kitchen with full size refrigerator, oven, and range, double sink in front of a large window opening to an expansive deck. On the deck, they have two tables large enough to sit four people and a day bed, which I used to take afternoon naps. The deck overlooks a pool with a view of Orient Beach. There are two restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. Also, the hotel is within a 10 minute drive to Grand Case and some of the best French cuisine in the Caribbean.
I really have to praise the people. Starting off with Pablo, he made us feel welcome and ensured we had everything we needed. The yoga teachers are awesome. Su-Su worked with us every day and was truly inspiring. Melody did a great job facilitating our yoga stand up paddleboard yoga session at Galion beach. And also the other guests; it is a perfect place, as we met so many interesting and nice people during our stay.
Overall, it was one of the most beautiful, active, informative, and inspiring vacations my wife and I have had. I am very happy and thankful for this experience and highly recommend Idolem yoga retreat to everybody. Pablo, Su-Su, and Melody are great. I thought the yoga sessions were phenomenal, with knowledgeable instructors in a beautiful atmosphere. I came to Saint Martin over worked and super stressed and the combination of beautiful ocean, a long stretch of picturesque beach, and great yoga helped me to reconnect to my body and create peace in my mind. I highly recommend visiting!
Donata De Luca
Idolem Evasion Yoga Facebook page
A great getaway in the company of excellent people! I am very grateful for the hospitality, the recommendations, and the friendship that Melody and her family so generously offered to us all. Lovely private furnished apartments. The activities and beaches planned for each day were flexible to the needs of the group and even the weather. Of course, Saint Martin is absolutely stunning! The Caribbean with a European flavor, there was always something to do or something to see!
Diane Croteau Québec, Canada
J'ai adoré l'endroit, la vue et l'accueil des gens. Les lieux sont très propres et bien situés. Les plages sont merveilleuses.
Ce que je changerais: informer les gens qu'il cohabite avec quelqu'un? Rencontrer la personne avec qui nous cohabitons avant de faire la commande pour pouvoir jumeler les achats. Je n'ai pas aimé du tout les vols avec transferts c'était vraiment stressant et trop serré comme délai.
Sauf ces détails ce fût une expérience mémorable que j'ai l'intention de refaire. Merci, Idolem!
a traveler Québec, Canada
Un voyage évasion yoga de rêve. C'est la deuxième fois que je le vis, première fois en 2014 et j'ai autant apprécié cette année. Les appartements sont parfaits, propres et fonctionnels, ainsi que la piscine à l'extérieur qui permet de se détendre à la fin de la journée ou en soirée. Tout est très bien organisé. Deux cours de yoga par jour si on le veut bien, dont un sur une plage magnifique et différente à tous les jours et le deuxième à la piscine ou ailleurs. Les gens d'Idolem sont des gens à l'écoute de nos besoins, de nos désirs et essaient dans la mesure du possible de les combler. Voyage à refaire encore et encore. Le seul bémol pour ma part, c'est le transfert d'avion pour s'y rendre!
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Moments magiques, yogis heureux, souriants, bronzés et surtout ressourcés. Quelque chose se passe qu'on se sait expliqué, le temps s'arrête et le stress disparaît. On s'évade.
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