“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” — Kahil Gibran
Welcome to life unplugged at Ak'bol, Belize's First Yoga/Wellness Retreat Center and Eco Resort devoted and open to all styles of Yoga & Wellness. Ak'bol is located beachside on Belize's largest island, Ambergris Caye, just 1 3/4 miles from the old fishing village of San Pedro and less than a quarter mile from the second largest barrier reef in the world with world class diving. Ambergris Caye does not have any cars or paved roads- the island vibe is strong and soothing. I invite you to leave your shoes in your suitcase and unwind to the natural rhythm of the island... wake up to birds chirping... dine together as a community within a private palapa overlooking the sea with healthy vegetarian, vegan and local seafood meals. Enhance your experience within a palapa at the end of the 300' pier surrounded by clear blue water and practice with the energy of the sea beneath you. After class plunge into the sea or in the lagoon-inspired fresh water pool.
The sea is your playground... engage yourself with diving, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, Maya ruins... or relax in a hammock and listen to the birds. Get through that book you have been wanting to read, write in your journal and get a massage treatment. I look forward to unwinding and exploring paradise with you, as we slow things down to island time, on this radiance retreat!
All cabanas are currently SOLD OUT. Please contact Chelsea if you would like to be on a waitlist, in the event that a village room opens up.
$750 non-refundable deposit holds your space with the remainder due Dec 1, 2018. First ten signs ups will receive early bird pricing (rates as shown below are early bird, early bird is now sold out, please add $100 to each rate below for current pricing)! Add $100 to the rates below, for post early bird/current pricing.
* Room availability is on a first come, first serve basis.
*Past Retreat Yogis, ask about a repeat yogi discount!
Each cabaña can accommodate 1-3 people, with a queen bed and two twins, and has its own private bathroom with sink and toilet and private, outdoor shower. Village Rooms accommodate 1-2 people and have shared bathrooms.
Cancellation policy: Should you need to cancel your space, all payments become non-refundable if you cannot fill your spot. If you can fill your spot with a replacement yogi, you will receive all payments back, less $350.
OCEAN VIEW CABANAS (SOLD OUT!):
single occupancy- $2,425
double occupancy- $1,775
triple occupancy- $1,675
OCEAN/GARDEN VIEW CABANAS (SOLD OUT!):
single occupancy- $2,200
double occupancy- $1,675
triple occupancy- $1,575
VILLAGE ROOMS (WAITLIST ONLY):
single occupancy with shared bath- $1,500
double occupancy with shared bath- $1,400
7 nights in Caribbean Sea, Garden, and Village view accommodations in island-chic thatched cabañas. Option for private or shared occupancy. With conch shell faucets... bamboo showers... unplug and enjoy a barefoot, island vibe retreat!
Twice daily yoga asana, pranayama and mediation classes with Chelsea in the open air, yoga pavilion, located over the Caribbean Sea. Practice to the soothing ocean breezes and the sound of mother ocean lapping beneath you.
3 delicious, healthy, locally sourced meals daily, tastefully prepared and artistically presented- inviting in a true Belizean flair. Meals will take a healthy approach to vegan and vegetarian cuisine, with optional local seafood offerings. Unlimited filtered water, juice and teas. 1 dinner is not included in retreat costs to allow you to venture into near by San Pedro and experience more local cuisine.
Beach Bonfire celebration on the last evening
Airport shuttle coordination if you opt for flight over ferry
Unlimited sunsets and star gazing
Unlimited use of private pool
Local State & Hotel Tax
Wifi on site
Unlimited potential for adventure, soul searching and fun!
NOT INCLUDED IN RETREAT:
Flight to and from Belize City
Cost of transportation to Ak'bol- located on Ambergris Caye, Belize. Ak'Bol is happy to coordinate your 20 minute island flight from Belize City to San Pedro on Ambergris Caye, for a roundtrip price of $157. Once you land in San Pedro, you will hail a taxi (or golf cart), for roughly $17 to Ak'bol. A second more economical and adventurous option, is to take a taxi from Belize City airport to water taxi terminal for about $25 which takes about 25 minutes. Once there, the water taxi, which runs often, costs about $15 one way and takes about 1.5 hours to arrive in San Pedro. Once on San Pedro island, you would hail a golf cart to Ak'bol.
Golf cart, bike or water taxi rentals into downtown San Pedro (about a 1 3/4 mile walk from Ak'bol)
Additional excursions and activities (Ak'bol can assist in booking a variety of well-priced excursions included snorkeling, diving, boating, Maya ruin tours, local cuisine cooking classes)
Massage at Ak'bol
Alcohol from Ak'bol's beach bar, or additional food at Ak'bol or in town
Travel insurance (recommended): As times become more turbulent, travel insurance that would cover the costs of a canceled trip, is recommended. While this has never happened thus far, it is best to be prepared for an act of Man or Mother Nature that might prevent this trip from occurring.
I look forward to sharing sun and space with you in island paradise of Ambergris Caye, Belize!