Whether or not or not you’ve gotten had a hectic 12 months, autumn/winter is one of the best time to look forward and plan a summer season vacation. Because the increase of the yoga trade, there have been studios popping up on each nook and cranny in cities all around the world. However in relation to your observe, a distinct and extra stress-free surroundings is right. 

Fats Buddha Yoga, the brainchild of DJ and yoga trainer Jessica Skye, has teamed up with Elite Island Resorts to launch a takeover on the Galley Bay Resort & Spa on the picturesque island of Antigua. Whereas many retreats have beforehand been checked out as an Eat, Pray, Love impressed getaway, Skye’s takeover affords a lot extra. 

Jessica Skye is thought for her laid-back method to yoga. So anticipate to listen to her smooth, stress-free voice over a soundtrack of beach-inspired beats due to her in depth data of music. The day begins with an early morning yoga class at 7.30 within the pavilion on the seashore, adopted by breakfast and free time till late afternoon. Word that the free time within the schedule can be utilized to discover, head to the spa or desk hop between all of the eating places on the resort. Within the night, there’s a 60-minute yoga class at 4.30pm within the yoga pavilion – the proper time to catch the sundown and updating your Instagram feeds. 

Located on the north-west aspect of the island, Galley Bay Resort & Spa options forty acres of tropical gardens, a lagoon and nearly a mile of secluded seashores. The luxurious resort is a couple of 30-minute drive from the airport, and solely a 20-minute drive from Antigua’s capital, St John’s. In the principle city, there are many outlets, markets and stalls promoting spices to snow cones and souvenirs. 

For anybody who’s hoping to get somewhat R&R, the beach-front villas are the place to put your head. Whether or not you select to remain on the bottom flooring or higher flooring, you’ll nonetheless be spoilt for alternative on the subject of sea views. The rooms are big, with loads of room to practise your handstands or downward canine earlier than your yoga class. With a large king-size mattress, a view of white sandy seashores and sound of the lapping waves, you may positively have some issue going residence. The lavatory is modest, with tiling all through and a giant bathtub to soak your muscular tissues, or if you happen to’re feeling courageous, there is a chilly bathe simply outdoors your room situated on the seashore – good for rinsing off the sand after somewhat stroll alongside the seashore. 

Because of the resort’s all-inclusive standing, yogis can benefit from the resort’s many actions on provide in addition to the retreat’s in depth itinerary. Not solely are you able to learn to sail or kayak – due to the resort’s extraordinarily useful and pleasant employees – however it’s also possible to get your cardio in by utilizing the resort’s fitness center. The retreat bundle does embrace a catamaran journey – and that is one to not be missed. You may spend the day at sea, taking in panoramic views of the island whereas sipping rum cocktails and consuming the native meals, ready kindly by the employees. Throughout the journey, you may have the chance to go snorkelling, so be sure you take a water-proof digicam or GoPro to take residence some memorable snaps. 

Galley Bay Resort & Spa impressively boasts 4 eating places, all equally serving scrumptious Caribbean delicacies, however all suitably totally different in their very own method. Seagrape restaurant is a beach-front restaurant providing Euro-Caribbean delicacies, so anticipate freshly caught seafood and a few of the best native produce. Gaugin, which is situated in one of many thatched cabanas, is a extra intimate restaurant and excellent for anybody wanting a romantic candlelit dinner on the seashore. Barefoot grill is a laidback restaurant situated by the seashore and pool, for anybody wanting to select up a mid-day snack, together with grilled quesadillas and engaging sandwiches. Ismay’s – a effective eating restaurant – is situated subsequent to the villas and was used as the proper location for yoga and breakfast, due to its fantastic beach-front views, together with Giorgio Armani’s Caribbean hideaway. 

The retreat is a pop-up so shouldn’t be accessible all-year-round. The subsequent Fats Buddha Yoga x Elite Island Resorts takeover will happen at Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua from 30 June to five July (5- and 7- evening stays accessible from £2,599 per particular person). The speed contains return flights to Antigua and lodging on an all-inclusive foundation; every day yoga courses, dawn and sundown, over 5 days; a 60-minute therapeutic massage on the open-air spa; a day on a catamaran exploring the island and snorkelling, together with lunch; plus a luxe FBY goodie bag.

To ebook, name the workforce at 01245 458 900 and quote “Fats Buddha.” For extra info, head to the web site. 

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