I attended January’s Bula Wellness Retreat in October 2016, and truly just cannot say enough about the experience in its entirety. I wanted to stay in Fiji and on January’s retreat forever and can’t wait to attend again!
The information provided beforehand was extremely supportive and informative, allowing me to amply prepare for the trip and all items I’d need to bring. I definitely did not have to overthink the trip, the planning done for me allowed me to travel without worry or having to pre-plan my days, adventures and experiences…I knew I was in for a treat without having to lift a finger!
The travel experience itself was great with friendly folks along the way and camaraderie among the other attendees, as facilitated through pre-retreat happy hours, meetups and group messaging. This makes it great for solo travelers/attendees who may want support or just a travel buddy. There is also zero pressure to travel with companions, and my friend and I traveled just amongst ourselves, while joining the group whenever we were able. With the information provided by January, we ran into no unexpected travel complications or unknowns.
On arrival, I was of course amazed by the indescribable beauty of Fiji…(spoiler alert…it looks exactly like the pictures and more!), and instantly greeted with happy smiling faces, and folks who took care of every need. Throughout the retreat, the service and support provided both by January and the Koro Sun team was just indescribably wonderful. Every need was consistently met and I there was nothing I wanted that was not made readily available. The team even went out of their way to accommodate requests if made (such as saving our lunch until after hours because we were getting a mind-blowingly wonderful spa banana leaf treatment and massage literally in the rainforest…and then making dessert special for us after).
The retreat provided such a wide and open variety of activities, from yoga, paddle boarding, kayaking, exercise, swimming, beach/tan/drink, snorkeling, and beyond. Attendees had the option to attend or to spend their time how they would like. Taking a ‘personal’ day was always a welcome option, which was so appreciated and just added to the already zero-pressure, relaxed, low key and easy going nature of the trip. I was able to do this on the first day there, and it kicked off the trip in such a relaxing way. The activities were just incredible, and we were able to accomplish so much in the time we had, experiencing everything I wanted. This is not to say a retreater could not have an activity-free trip, though I do think they would be missing out by not taking advantage of all the amazing adventures made available.
I truly cannot say enough about the retreat, it was a once in a lifetime experience that I fully intend to repeat again.