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5 Days Beach and Paddle Board Yoga Retreat Bahamas

  • Pineapple Fields Resort, EL 29924, Palmetto Point, Eleuthera, Bahamas

Overview

Tranquil Bahamas Yoga Retreat

Join Jessica and Anjali for this one-of-a-kind yoga experience in Bahamas from Special Interest Tours and Soul In Motion Yoga. With classes offered at all levels, and combining the various specialties of both Jessica and Anjali, this trip promises both the peace of a luxury retreat and the adventure of beachside activities. You are also invited to stay in the sanctuary of private condos and enjoy privately catered meals to further your retreat experience.

Highlights

  • Daily land and SUP yoga classes
  • Guided meditation with essential oils
  • Snorkeling and stand up paddle boarding
  • Unique north island adventure and beach bonfire
  • Various guided specialty classes
  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily catered meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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During the retreat, you will be residing at the Pineapple Fields Resort. The resort sits 100 yards from a spectacular two mile pink-powdered crescent shaped beach. With never more than a handful of people on the beach, you will think of it as your very own discovery. This is every beach bum’s paradise.

Staying at Pineapple Fields Resort is like staying at the home of good friends in the Bahamas. The perfect cross between a hotel and private home, the resort offers the personal service of a hotel in unpretentious accommodations with everything you would need down to beach chairs and towels.

Nestled on five acres of tropical landscaping, each of the 32 one and two-bedroom units features a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops, a master bath with oversized marble vanity, a spacious bedroom with a king sized bed, as well as ceiling fans and air conditioning. Both front and back verandahs have tropical views and come furnished with teak furniture. Rooms feature cable television with stereo, in-room safe, telephone, free high speed internet and stack-washer and dryer.

At walking distance from your front door is the 25 acre Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve and the Ocean View Farm riding stables. Go horseback riding up and down the beach right in front of the resort.

Amenities at the Pineapple Fields Resort include an oversized, kidney-shaped outdoor pool, acres of lush landscape, a European style deli, and the hottest restaurant in the Bahamas, Tippy's, a rustic gourmet restaurant that sits right on the beach.

Day 1 - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be picked up and transferred by a private vehicle to the Pineapple Fields Resort, which will be your home for the next four nights. Upon arrival, there will be time to settle into your room before the welcome yoga session. Allow your body to unwind from the journey to paradise with this afternoon yoga class on the beach. The class will conclude at sunset, so be sure to bring along your camera with your mat.

As night falls, you will gather as a group for dinner at the main house. All meals will be freshly prepared for the group. While fish will be offered at some meals, there will always be delicious vegetarian and vegan (per request) options available as well. You will end your first night with an evening workshop, guided by both Anjali and Jessica. The workshop will be focused on “rest and unwind” gentle yoga, followed by a guided aromatherapy meditation in savasana.

Day 2 - Thursday, February 23, 2017

The day begins with a morning meditation on the beach. During the morning meditations, you will have the option of adding essential oils to your practice. Then, Anjali will lead an all-levels class, while SUP yoga group 1 have their first class with Jessica. Breakfast will be served following the yoga session. Snorkels will then be provided for all guests interested in a snorkeling excursion, as Jess and Anjali lead the group to a fun and easy snorkeling location.

After the excursion, lunch will be provided at the main house. You will then have the afternoon free to relax and explore at your leisure. There will be a second yoga session held in the late afternoon. The land class led by Anjali will be held under the banyan tree while SUP yoga group 2 has their first class with Jessica.

After dinner, there will be an energy-aroma meditation workshop with both Jessica and Anjali.

Day 3 - Friday, February 24, 2017

You will kick off the day with a beachside meditation (essential oils optional), followed by the morning yoga session. Anjali will offer a land class for all levels on the beach deck, while Jessica will lead a SUP yoga class with SUP group 2.

After breakfast, you will break up into your chosen activities. For those who are interested, Jessica will be leading a stand up paddle board excursion. Anjali will lead an aroma-yoga, heart-opening workshop at the banyan tree. Both workshops will be offered twice, once before lunch and once after. If guests are inclined, they are welcome to participate in both workshops.

You are also welcome to enjoy an afternoon exploring any of the various activities offered nearby, such as massages, horseback riding, scuba diving, or a tour of the Levon Levy Plant Reserve. In the afternoon, there will be another yoga session. Anjali will lead an all levels class at the banyan tree while Jessica will lead a SUP yoga class with SUP group 1.

Tonight the included dinner will be provided at the main house, but it should be noted that on Fridays, Governor’s Harbor has a popular fish fry.

Day 4 - Saturday, February 25, 2017

This morning will start with a morning meditation on the beach, followed by a yoga session. Today, both Jessica and Anjali will be offering land classes. Anjali will lead a Power Vinyasa class on the beach deck, while Jessica will guide an energy-aroma gentle flow at the banyan tree. Breakfast will follow after which you will depart for your North Island adventure. Once in the north, you will explore the Queen’s Baths, visit the Glass Windows Bridge, which divides the dark Atlantic and bright Caribbean waters, and then picnic on the Caribbean side.

After lunch, you will visit the settlement of Gregory Town where you will have time to stroll and shop. Afternoon yoga will resume at Pineapple Fields upon your return. Jessica will lead a gentle yoga and meditation session at the banyan tree while Anjali will lead a moderate flow class, with guided savasana relaxation. Your final dinner celebration will be held at Tippy’s restaurant, which adjoins the Pineapple Fields’ property. After dinner, you will hold a farewell bonfire on the beach. You can relax and reflect, gathered by the ocean under the night sky.

Day 5 - Sunday, February 26, 2017

Transfers will be provided to the airport as needed. For those who have time-based on their flight schedules, a morning meditation and yoga session will be offered followed by breakfast. Anjali will lead a pre-flight stretch gentle yoga class while Jessica will offer a moderate Vinyasa flow. Hotel check-out is 11:00. Please remember that this is your trip.

  • Jessica Diktas

    Owner of Soul In Motion Yoga & MindfulScents and Brand Ambassador for Lululemon Athletica. Jessica was raised in peaceful Woodstock NY, and has always felt a deep connection with the body and soul. Since early childhood she immersed herself in the world of dance and creative movement. Yoga is one of the most beautiful representations of our soul in motion, and it is her deep belief that if we love on the inside and love on the outside, then our whole world will be filled with love.

  • Anjali Bermain

    Anjali began practicing yoga when she was twelve years old. Her classes mix Hatha and Vinyasa styles and she draws inspiration from all classes and schools she attends. She also emphasizes the importance of meditation, pranayama and the linking of breath with movement. In her classes, she fits her teaching to her students, adjusting the practice for them physically and mentally.

This retreat will take place in Eleuthera, Bahamas.

Nearby places

  • Governor’s Harbour International Airport (GHB) - 15 minutes
Activities
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
Services
  • Internet access
  • Tour assistance

During the retreat, you will be provided with three catered meals per day (11 meals in total). Unless otherwise specified, meals are catered at the main house. All lunches will be provided as a grab-and-go catered box lunch. Vegetarian options will be available for all meals. Vegan and gluten-free meals can be provided upon request.

Water activities

Snorkeling

Right off the beach at Tippy's beachfront bar and restaurant, or off one of the many reefs up and down the Island, snorkeling on Eleuthera does not disappoint.

Scuba diving

There are professional operators and great dive sites at both ends of Eleuthera Island.

Kayaking

Whether it's right off the beach in front of the hotel, in one of the coves on the Caribbean side of the Island, or in one of the many saltwater lakes, you will find plenty of places to test your paddling skills.

Bone fishing

The many flats up and down the island are perfect hunting grounds for this elusive fish. Whether you are a beginner or and expert, you can hook yourself up with one of the local guides.

Deep sea fishing

The southern end of the island is a great place to fish for “big game.” With two full-service marinas, it's easy to charter a boat.

Surfing

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, you are bound to find some “tasty” waves at either Surfer's Beach or James Cistern Beach.

Fishbone tours

Experience an unforgettable boat adventure through the crystal waters of Eleuthera. The tour includes snorkeling, reef fishing, turtle watching, and conch and starfish searching.

Edwin’s Turtle Lake marine preserve

Kayak, stand up paddle board, canoe rentals, and a special guided boat tour of the lake. Turtle Lake is an ideal spot to see green sea turtles, birds and the pristine and unique environment of an inland blue hole on Eleuthera.

Land activities

Leon Levy native plant preserve

Located next door to Pineapple Fields, the Preserve features over 171 species of Bahamian plants and more than 34 bird species and 100 varieties of medicinal plants. You won't want to miss seeing the panoramic view of the island from their observation tower!

Horseback riding on the beach

Oceanview Farm is a world-class facility located just a few minutes walk from the Pineapple Fields Resort.

Beach exploring

If one were to visit a new incredible beach on Eleuthera every day it would take you over a year to explore them all.

Eleuthera island tour

There are so many interesting things to see up and down Eleuthera, such as Preacher's Cave, Glass Window Bridge, Ocean Hole and the Hatchet Bay Caves, and Harbour Island.

Friday fish fry

Every Friday night downtown at Anchor Bay there is a local fish fry with delicious food and music to dance to. It's a great opportunity to hang with the locals.

Live music at Tippy’s

Every Saturday night, everyone heads to Tippy's to hear the best “rake and scrape” band on Eleuthera: Black Belly and the Haitian Sensations!

  • 3 catered meals per day amounting to 11 meals in total
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in private Pineapple Fields condos
  • Beach bonfire
  • Daily morning and afternoon yoga sessions (land and SUP)
  • Guided meditations with essential oils
  • North Island adventure
  • Snorkeling excursion
  • Stand up paddle board excursion
  • Various specialty classes
  • Airfare to and from the Bahamas
  • Personal items

Driving directions from Governor’s Harbour International Airport (GHB)

As you are coming out of the airport parking lot, make a right onto the Queen’s Highway and keep on that road until you reach the main settlement of Governors Harbour.

At the intersection in town (Pyfroms Liquor / yellow and blue building with painted kalik bottle), make a left and proceed up the hill on Haynes Ave. Please note that there is a street going up and down the hill. Please take caution as both are are one-way streets. Be sure to take the far right street up the hill.

At the top of the hill make a right and proceed approximately two miles. The office is in a yellow and white building on the right side of the road with a Pineapple Fields and Banks Road Deli sign in front.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at 16:30 at Governor’s Harbour International Airport (GHB). Special Interest Tours will pick you up from the airport. The pick up is included in the price.

Arrival by taxi

There are always plenty of cabs outsde the Governor’s Harbour International Airport (GHB) airport arrival area. The fare to Pineapple Fields is 35 USD.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Special Interest Tours an inquiry.

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Arrival: Wednesday February 22, 2017
Departure: Sunday February 26, 2017

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