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Panama's serene beaches and lush rain forests are the perfect location for a family getaway, where kids get exercise, education, and entertainment and parents actually get a chance to relax. You will have the opportunity to engage in a range of activities that perfectly suit your image of an ideal holiday. Parents can enjoy some 'us' time during the parent-only yoga classes, private excursions, romantic dinner evenings, and long walks along the beach.
Guests can enjoy the infinity pool and kids' pool, kids' play gym, restaurant, bar, chill-out areas, and sun deck, while they gaze at the majestic Pacific Ocean and world famous surf break, ‘The Point’. Rooms feature memory foam mattresses, plush pillows and Egyptian cotton sheets, air conditioning, fan, safe, cable television, mini-fridge, private hammock, outside table and seating area.
Parents will have the chance to enjoy a romantic date night, including one-on-one time, a lovely dinner, and the opportunity to take a walk down the beach or a dip in the pool, while the children enjoy some music, games, and movies in the yoga shala.
Private childcare options are available for your infant but So Fresh Living are also always happy to accommodate your littlest family member by including them in the adult experiences. After all, this is a family experience and what suits your family, suits them.
Even the littlest guests deserve a unique, invigorating retreat experience too. So Fresh Living have an early childhood educator and assistant who will be facilitating games and outdoor experiences for your littlest family members. When the parents are participating in their own activities and romantic dinners, the little ones will be occupied, making new friends and memories.
Michael Spicer is the master of experiential learning. Children aged five - twelve years will have an amazing, explorative experience learning how science, technology, mathematics, and engineering can help them build and develop amazing things. The kid's program is specially designed to allow for the ultimate outdoor education experience where kids will use their imaginations and deepest passions to create things they have only dreamed of.
So Fresh Living encourage teenagers to participate in whatever suits them best. They acknowledge that some of the kids programs might not fit their interests just as the adult yoga class might not be their thing. In fact, some of the teens might prefer to lounge by the pool, check out their craft and jewellery-making supplies or ride bikes, rather than take part in any of the planned activities and if that is okay with you, it is okay with them.
A good movie and some popcorn can be a magical thing, especially when it is set in the rain forest in their very own yoga shala. Movie night is a chance to snuggle up with the family to enjoy a movie under the stars in their DIY (do-it-yourself) movie theatre.
The shade is often a welcome escape from the heat and sun. Even a short rain shower might be the signal you need to tuck away for a relaxing activity. Craft materials and beading supplies await both kids and adults whenever you happen to feel the need for a tranquil experience.
Guests will enjoy a boat trip to Santa Catalina island where the entire family can enjoy some fun on a white sand beach, snorkeling in turquoise waters, and a picnic under swaying palms.
Lauren Spicer is a certified holistic nutritionist, registered yoga instructor, project management professional, and founder of So Fresh Living. Through her online magazine, So Fresh Mag, and her services in education, retreats, and tourism, she offers transformational experiences. Lauren's true passion is fostering wellness and personal growth from yoga and fitness to nutrition and holistic health.
Michael Spicer is a passionate educator, specializing in imaginative education and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), an experiential, exploratory method of teaching. Michael has been working at the International School of Panama, engaging his students in activities and experiences beyond that of a standard classroom. His excitement for building outdoor education and hands-on learning is contagious. Children attending this retreat will leave with a brightened imagination, a sense of accomplishment, and the motivation to do great things.
This retreat will take place in Santa Catalina hotel, Panama. It is set in the perfect location to explore local wildlife, tropical islands, and coral reefs. You will have the opportunity to engage in family friendly activities as well as unique, age specific activities with plenty of time to relax, refresh, and rejuvenate in between.
The meals will include a welcome cocktail or mocktail and dinner at the oceanfront restaurant on your group’s arrival. The meal will include vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free plans. You will get natural fruit smoothie with each breakfast service, natural fruit juices with each lunch service, and juice, soda, or glass of wine with dinner. Coffee, tea, and fresh fruits will be served every morning.
Stand-up paddling tours, hiking, horseback riding, and surfing can be arranged to enhance your experience further. Whether you’re learning to surf for the very first time, or starting to perfect that bottom turn, the beaches of Santa Catalina offer some of the best beach breaks in Central America for beginner and intermediate surfers.
The lessons are held at a quiet, super fun, and uncrowded beach break with a gentle sand bottom, breaking left and right, the location offers smaller, more gentle waves for little ones and beginners on the south side and more challenging waves on the north. It is the perfect beach break to begin surfing.
Skateboards, bicycles, stand up paddle boards, surf boards, kayaks, body boards, and snorkels can all be arranged from the retreat center.
Parents will each enjoy a complimentary 30-minute massage. Treatment options include a variety of massages, Reiki, and trigger point therapy. Sessions take place in the privacy of the yoga shala or on the waterfront deck.
Please book your flight to arrive at Tocumen International Airport (PTY).
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