Find your balance on the crystal blue water in the Lesser Antilles. This boutique hotel has an amazing beachfront yoga pavilion, spa and the unique experience of paddle board yoga. Imagine waking up to perfect 82-degree weather, inspirational beachfront yoga classes, meditating to the sound of the surf, pampering yourself with spa treatments in a Caribbean-Balinese style spa facility, and the adventure of trying your downward dog on a stand-up paddle board.
The Deluxe Sanctuary & Ocean View Rooms are newly renovated with warm and simple island furnishing and sleek updated bathrooms. Waterfall showers and marble floors offer a calm retreat from sand and surf. If work has to follow you on retreat, complimentary wifi is available in each room. Private balconies or patios offer tranquil garden or ocean views with all of the nature Aruba has to offer… and the local lizards and iguanas are not shy!
Besides getting wet during paddle board yoga, this retreat also includes a catamaran and snorkeling adventure (3 swim spots!), crystal clear ocean swimming and a trip into town to sample local food and flavor.
The white sand beaches of this Dutch ABC island give way to dry, arid cactus desserts with just a little exploration. Venture out to the gold mine ruins, into town or just down to the spa. Aruba truly is the little island that could.
Teachers will set their yoga schedule, generally mornings and evenings, prior to departure. Schedules will go out with final retreat information to participating yogis.
The days are yours to explore the beach, swim, enjoy your massage or to book one of the optional excursions as listed below. Excursions and spa services can be arranged by the retreat center at no additional charge. Yoga is always optional and at your discretion.
The excursions listed below are a small sampling. We recommend that you arrive, settle in and explore before you hone in on your preferred excursions. Prices are subject to change; please ask excursion operators to quote current rates before booking.
Snuba (snorkeling and scuba)
Go beyond snorkeling and breathe easily underwater without wearing heavy, restrictive scuba diving gear. Experience a private underwater guided tour of Aruba’s 397 foot- long Antilla, the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean. No snorkeling or scuba certification needed.
$57 per person
Aruba Safari Jeep Adventure
Duration ~ 4.5 hours
Guided Jeep Tour through Aruba. You will see the fascinating Bushiribana Gold Mill ruins, the serene Alto Vista Chapel and more.
$77 per person
Natural Pool Jeep Adventure
Duration ~ 4.5 hours
With this jeep safari you reach the refreshing, crystal clear waters of the Natural pool, and its special route explores other key historic sights on the island, such as the California Lighthouse and the Natural Bridge.
$92 per person
Sea Trek is the easiest and most comfortable way to explore the underwater world of Aruba. Sea Trek is as simple as walking and breathing. Experience the 375-foot, custom-made walkway, 20 feet under the sea. Walk around, feed the fish, and see the famous “sunken airplane”.
$47 per person
Duration ca. ~hours
You will see the California Lighthouse, the Baby Natural Bridge and other key sights, including Baby Beach, where you can go snorkeling or swimming. Snorkeling equipment is included.
$57 per person
Duration ~2 hours
Sunset cruise featuring open bar, tasty tropical snacks and assorted cool cocktails.
$50 per person
All trips are listed in chronological order. Please click the yoga retreat week you’d like to join or choose the teacher and week from the drop down menu below each destination.
Where will yoga take you…?
Kat specifically chose Aruba as her retreat location for it’s warm and friendly charm, the stunning beaches, and because it’s her second home; she has stayed in Aruba annually for the last twenty years to spend time with her local family there.
The Manchebo Beach Resort is located on the shores of radiant Eagle Beach, an ideal place for a rejuvenating getaway. The exotic Caribbean-Balinese style resort’s on-site spa offers a variety of massages and treatments to enrich your experience. The island offers a variety of gourmet cuisines, night life and tropical adventures. We will hit the SUP for a yoga class plus a sunset/snorkel sail along the gorgeous coastline of this “One Happy Island”.
Kat is beyond thrilled to share this beautiful Caribbean island with you by hosting a one of a kind yoga retreat to paradise in her home away from home, ARUBA!
What airport do I fly into?
You will be booking your flight in and out of Aruba International Airport (AUA). Round trip transfers are included in the price of the trip on arrival and departure days only.
Do I need a passport/visa?
US citizens will need a valid passport to visit Aruba, but no visa is required at this time. Passports will need to be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry. Aruba reserves the right to refuse entry if passports expire before the 6 month mark.
Nationals of all other countries should check travel requirements well in advance of their retreat.
What is the electrical currency/outlet in Aruba?
Aruba utilizes the same plug and voltage as the United States and Canada. If you are coming from another part of the world, a plug adapter and/or converter may be necessary.
Is there internet access on property?
While we hope you’ll try and unplug… but yes, there is wi-fi on property.
Do I need to bring my own mat, blocks, straps, etc?
You are welcome to bring your own mat and accessories but Manchebo has a stocked yoga facility so it’s not required.
Are there bugs?
Happy is the yogi that can practice outdoors anywhere without a few bugs. Aruba’s daily breeze generally blows away pesky mosquitoes and no-see-ums, but a bug spray in your luggage won’t go amiss.
Do I need to book any of the optional activities ahead of time?
All of the activities can be booked when you arrive in Aruba; however, if there is something that you know you HAVE to try, it is always best to book early.
What do I need to bring?
Think ‘amazing beach holiday’ with yoga clothes thrown in. Aruba is a very eclectic town with the downtown area not far from our boutique hotel, so come prepared. Your yoga mat and any accessories you use in your practice will also need to come with you.
Do I need to rent a car?
A car will be
making trips to the airport (on arrival and departure days only). However, if you want to take a longer independent day trip or plan to travel pre/post retreat, a rental car is a good option.
What is the weather like?
Aruba is blessed with steady and out-of-the-hurricane-belt weather year round. Days will most likely be in the mid to high 80s with evenings in the mid to low 70s. All rooms are air conditioned for your comfort and mother nature offers her own air conditioning with wind picking up generally in the afternoons.