Beauty, Bliss & The Art Of Play in Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Aug 06-12, 2017

Reserve from $575
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Kim Wolff

As Founder of Chrysalis Yoga Retreats, Kim Wolff travels the globe offering transformative yoga travel journeys in extraordinary, off-the-beaten-path destinations to bring her guests incredibly unique and wholly unforgettable experiences that...

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Join us for a week of supreme self-care and laid back island vibes in Rarotonga - one of the world’s most seductive tropical shangri-la’s. Enjoy daily yoga on pristine beaches, meditation in enchanting tropical gardens, therapeutic body treatments, workshop to develop personal self-care plan, award winning cuisine and more.


accommodations

Referred to as “the pearl of the south pacific,” Rarotonga is the stuff dreams are made of- epic, jungle-clad mountains cascade to sparkling, sapphire blue lagoons and spectacular coral reefs. Secluded white sand beaches sparkle and contrast dramatically against the volcanic peaks and lush rainforest landscapes that define the island’s interior. Beyond the stunning natural beauty, Rarotonga is the spiritual and cultural center of the Cook Islands, her people, true lovers of life and the epitome of warmth and welcoming. Here, time slows to the pace of nature, inviting you to relax and rediscover the joy of simply being.

Our award winning, eco-friendly, luxury retreat center is nestled within a tropical garden at the foothills of Takitumu mountain. This setting, chosen for its natural beauty and serenity, is a short stroll to the nearest beach + reef and is less than 2 miles from the best swimming spot on the island. One of the world’s most magnificent, flawless lagoons is just a short bike ride away. It’s a place where taking time away from the hustle and bustle to focus on your health, happiness and well-being is the priority. Lounge poolside, stroll through the organic garden or take a leisurely bike ride to the lagoon on your complimentary beach cruiser.


food and dining

All cuisine served during our retreat will highlight fresh, local, seasonal, organic ingredients and will be primarily vegetarian + pescatarian with vegan and gluten free options available. Our culinary journey will begin each day with a healthy, high-vibe tropical breakfast served on-site at our retreat center. Lunch and dinner will either be served in house or at specially selected locations in and around the island. We’ll have the opportunity to partake of traditional fare cooked in earthen ovens, enjoy a fresh fish bbq on the beach, indulge in an evening of fine dining at Rarotonga’s “Restaurant of the Year,” and savor a seaside supper right on the sand to allow for optimal sunset viewing- a magical experience not to be missed. We’ll also visit the Muri Night Market which features a great selection of food stalls where we’ll sample local cuisine while enjoying live music under the stars.


activities

Full use of retreat amenities including the salt water pool & personal beach cruiser; Poolside champagne welcome reception; Daily yoga & meditation classes complemented with organic aromatherapy; Full moon fire ceremony on a secluded beach accompanied with live drumming; Workshop for creating daily self-care rituals in which you’ll leave with a plan to implement upon return home; Therapeutic Polynesian massage in the comfort & privacy of your room; Guided Lagoon cruise with snorkeling followed by Raro style fresh fish BBQ on a private island. Gear & lessons included; Guided Eco-Cycle tour along the ancient coral road where we’ll witness local village life + stop along the way to soak in the scenery & hear stories of Rarotongan culture. Leisurely ride followed by lunch & swim on a secluded beach; Heritage village experience with warriors welcome, cocktail reception, traditional feast + sunset cultural performances with authentic singers, dancers, drummers & storytellers; Visit to the Muri night market to mingle with the locals, enjoy Polynesian street food + live entertainment & dining under the stars


What's Included
  • accommodations
    Along with your personal beach cruiser and use of the salt water pool, all rooms include luxury linens, bathrobes, natural toiletries, rain-maker showers, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, in-room tea, local artisan coffee and mini fridge/bar + safe and pedestal fan.
  • alcohol
    Included with our welcome reception & heritage village experience
  • yoga
    Daily yoga and meditation classes are complimented with organic aromatherapy
  • meals
    Daily breakfast + 5 lunches & 5 dinners included
  • transfers
    Transfers to/from airport included
  • tips
    All gratuities included
  • taxes
    All taxes included
  • gift bag
    Custom curated gift bag included
  • workshops
    Workshops, ceremony and rituals will be woven throughout our time together
  • reading material
    Bring along a good book to enjoy on your private deck or at the beach!
  • group excursion
    Excursions include a lagoon cruise, eco-cycle tour, visit to the night market and village heritage experience!
  • airfare
  • journal
    Bring a journal with you!
  • fitness classes
    This is a yoga focused retreat with daily yoga for all levels (including those with no prior experience)!

Travel Details
  • Check In
    9:00 AM
  • Check Out
    2:00 PM
Directions

International airlines that service the Cook Islands are Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Air Tahiti. Air New Zealand operates direct flights into Rarotonga out of Los Angeles, Sydney and Auckland. Virgin Australia has flights that depart out of Auckland. Air Tahiti, operated by Air Rarotonga, has flights from Tahiti. Jetstar has flights from Australia via Auckland. Please note: upon check in for your final flight to Rarotonga, and upon arrival in Rarotonga, it is required that you show a physical copy of your return ticket. If you ordered your ticket online, please print out a copy before leaving for the airport to ensure entry into the country.


Terms + Conditions

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