Dominican Republic 

Yoga & Whale Watching 

11 - 17 February  2019


This retreat is for the truly adventurous yogi! If you love to immerse yourself in nature and explore the beauty of our planet, this retreat is for you!

Wake up every morning in your private bungalow, nestled in the private hills of Samana Bay with the most stunning views over jungle and 180° ocean!  Explore the gems of the Caribbean on a horseback, by boat and by foot! Many adventures are waiting.

Practice daily yoga, Pranayama (breath work) and meditation on the stunning deck overlooking the ocean, sample local delights and dive into the turquoise ocean just minutes away from the resort.

Soothe your soul by the infinity pool or dig your toes into white Caribbean sandy beaches, just minutes away from the resort.

Fast facts


USD 1.390,-- for private ocean view bungalow

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation in a private bungalow
  • 2h morning yoga daily  
  • daily fresh fruit juices                                         
  • full board fresh, local and homemade cuisine (can cater for vegetarian, but also fresh fish is served)            
  • daily evening class or workshop                    
  • 1 hour welcome massage    
  • airport transfer from Santo Domingo (collective pick up)                                                           
  • all trips and excursions on the island


The Experience

Whale watching                                                     

February is the month where the gentle giants of the sea, the humpback whales come into the bay. You will be able to see them play from the resort, but we will get close up and watch the whales on a unique boat trip. A once in a lifetime experience!  

The Waterfall Hike and Horseback ride                   

This spectacular waterfall named “Salto El Limon” drops 150 feet into a natural, beautiful pool filled with fresh, crystal clear water. You can reach the top of the waterfall on horseback, then hike downwards through tropical jungle until you reach the bottom of this roaring cascade, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the big natural pool.

Adventure hike                                                 

Explore the undiscovered treasures of the Samaná peninsula. On our full-day hike we will visit Boca del Diablo, Playa Frontón and the rural area around Las Galeras. Starting with a boat in Las Galeras we will arrive Playa Fronton where we will enjoy the beach while drinking fresh coconut water. From there we walk along the unspoiled coastline and luscious, rich land.    

Daily yoga & meditation immersion              

Begin every morning with meditation and a 2 hour vinyasa flow to unite body, mind and spirit and to energise your whole being. In the evenings you will unwind from the day with a yin/restorative practice or expand your mind through holistic workshops. All classes are suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners. 


caribbean retreat yoga


High up in the hills in the lush setting of Samana bay you will find 13 eco bungalows, each one with a spectacular ocean view. Each bungalow has a big double bed, private bathroom, fan and protective sliding doors. Half the bungalows have a private terrace attached, whilst others have a panoramic window that can be fully opened. The communal space consist of an infinity pool, lounge area, big dining space with WIFI connection and gardens. The peace and tranquility of the resort is hard to find anywhere in the world and the natural setting will soothe your body, mind and spirit in no time. Each guest can choose to share a bungalow with one friend or partner or can have her/his private bungalow for no extra cost! 

Trip Itinerary


12:30 Arrivals and welcome drink at the resort
18:00 Opening circle and grounding yoga
19:30 Welcome dinner


08:00 Tea & fruit
09:00 Meditation & Vinyasa Yoga
11:30 Brunch delights
12:30 Welcome massage, relax, pool, read, sunbathe, ...
15:00 Afternoon tea & snack
18:00 Restorative/Yin Yoga and mantras
19:30 Dinner & sweet dreams


08:00 Tea & fruit
09:00 Meditation & Vinyasa Yoga
11:30 Brunch
12:30 Adventure hike through the jungle to a secret paradise beach with packed snack and fresh coconuts on arrival
19:30 Dinner and sweet dreams


08:00 Tea & fruit
09:00 Meditation & Vinyasa Yoga
11:30 Brunch
12:30 Relax, pool, you time, read, sunbathe, ...
15:00 Horseback ride to "El Limon" waterfall and swimming in sweet water
18:30 Yin Yoga & Mantras
19:30 Dinner & sweet dreams


08:00 Tea & fruit
09:00 Meditation & Vinyasa Yoga
11:30 Brunch
12:30 Relax, pool, beach, YOU-time, optional massage, ...
15:00 Afternoon tea & snack
18:00 Reflexology Workshop
19:30 Dinner & sweet dreams


08:00 Tea & fruit
09:00 Meditation & Vinyasa Yoga
11:30 Brunch
12:30 Depart for boats tour to watch humpback whales in the bay
16:30 Return for tea & snack
18:00 Pranayama, soft stretches and mantras
19:30 Dinner & sweet dreams


08:00 Tea & fruit
09:00 Meditation & Vinyasa Yoga
11:00 Brunch
12:00 Check out and depart for Santo Domingo/airport

Prepare for your trip

Expect 28°C daytime maximum temperatures in the shade with on average 8 hours of sunshine per day in Dominican Republic in January. So pack your swim suit and your snorkel, but do bring some layers for mornings and evenings. We will be heading out on several excursions so good hiking shoes and suitable clothes will be important. Also don't forget to pack plenty of comfortable clothes for the yoga practice and the workshops. Cosy is key! :-)

Although in Samana Bay the amount of mosquitos is a lot less than in other parts of the Caribbean, do bring some spray if you are allergic.


To enter the Dominican Republic it is enough to buy a tourist card, which you can get for $10 at the airport. If you don't like waiting there are options to buy the card online.

how to get there

Get a flight to Santo Domingo. We would recommend to book a night before the start of the retreat in a hotel in Santo Domingo. The best area is the "Zona Colonial"

We will have a collective pick up from the city centre in the morning of the first retreat day (Monday). The transfer to Samana bay is included in the price and will take about 3 hours one way.

Recommended hotels in Santo Domingo:

- Colonial 154 H Boutique 

- Antiguo Hotel Europa