a week in the bahamas
Are you ready to escape the city to restore and replenish your mind, body and spirit? Our Bahamas wellness retreat is the perfect vacation to the Caribbean for anyone ready to wring out the old and create space for the new in sunshine and sophistication.
Thinking of paradise? Think of Helios Retreats Bahamas. We are all set to take over a beautiful villa called Helios House (it was meant to be!)
Helios House is a private, eco-friendly 8-acre luxury estate on one of Eleuthera's famous Pink Sand beaches, Singing Sands Bay. Helios House is all about comfort, the extraordinary beach and vivid panoramic vistas, with the entire front of the house facing the ocean, more than 100 ft of glass. The house has been enjoyed by Matthew McConaughey, who stayed at the house when he was filming Fools' Gold on the island, James Caan and Albert Finney amongst others. The house is just a short drive (25 mins) from Governor's Harbour Airport in Central Eleuthera, or approx 1 hour from North Eleuthera airport.
The Helios House beach is in the Singing Sands Bay. The house is situated a flight of stairs up on a sand dune elevation, providing expansive views over the beach and the ocean from the house. It is surrounded by terraces, patios, lush and mature tropical gardens and an organic vegetable farm and has a beautiful infinity pool and a Gym & Spa Cabana.
REBOOT, RECHARGE, REFOCUS.
Fitness DailyLuxury Goodie Bag
Bonfire Night On The Beach
Access To Private Beach
SUP On The Beach
Kayaking On The Beach
Harbour Island ($120)
Tour To The Levy Preserve ($20)
Boat Trip To Swimming Pigs & Spanish Wells ($120)
3 Nights Out (Around $40-60 Dinner)
Shuttle To And From The Villa To Governors Harbour Airport Included (GHB airport only)
1 Schedule Airport Transfer From ELH (North Eleuthera Airport) at 2.30pm On Check In and 1 Scheduled Transfer From The Villa To ELH On Check Out
Accommodation And Housekeeping Services At The Eco-Friendly 8-acre Luxury Helios House Estate On One Of Eleuthera's Famous Pink Sand Beaches, Singing Sands Bay
3 dinners in the villa prepared by an in-house Chef
Snacks In The Villa Included
Form Nutrition Post Workout Protein Shakes
Welcome to Helios House! Enjoy the extraordinary pink sand beach, bright turquoise sea and exquisite pool while staying in unrivalled comfort and luxury... Helios House is a private, eco-friendly 8-acre luxury estate on one of Eleuthera's famous Pink Sand beaches, Singing Sands Bay. Helios House is all about comfort, the extraordinary beach and vivid panoramic vistas, with the entire front of the house facing the ocean, more than 100 ft of glass. The house has been enjoyed by Matthew McConaughey, who stayed at the house when he was filming Fools' Gold on the island, James Caan and Albert Finney amongst others. The house is just a short drive (25 mins) from Governor's Harbour Airport in Central Eleuthera, or approx 1 hour from North Eleuthera airport.
The Helios House beach is in the Singing Sands Bay. The house is situated a flight of stairs up on a sand dune elevation, providing expansive views over the beach and the ocean from the house. It is surrounded by terraces, patios, lush and mature tropical gardens and an organic vegetable farm and has a beautiful infinity pool and a Gym & Spa Cabana. The house has been designed to be as eco-friendly as possible and is very well appointed throughout, with excellent broadband, extensive entertainment (Cable TV, Netflix, DVDs, books, jigsaw puzzles and board games), Sonos throughout the house to play your own music, plentiful garden and beach furniture, kayaks, boogie boards and much, much more. In short, Helios House offers everything you need for an unforgettable holiday..!
Upon arrival, guests will check in and be welcomed by our Helios Team. We’ll take this day to restore with downtime and a relaxing yoga session. After a splendid dinner, we’ll turn in early to get ready for the week ahead.
Rise and shine! Day 2 of our Bahamas wellness retreat will start with a morning HIIT on the beach followed by an energising Yoga and breakfast. We’ll flip upside down in a handstand workshop with our world class yoga trainers or a Mobility workout then enjoy lunch and free time for either relaxation or Paddling on the Ocean. Afterwards, we will sweat it out in a boxing class then cool it down with yoga, dinner and free time
Time for sunshine adventures. Day 3 will consist of morning yoga and a HIIT workout followed by breakfast then a excursion to one of our attractions (the historic Harbour Island or the famous Leon Levy Preserve). Visitors can walk miles on our pink sand private beach before returning back for an evening of HIIT training, yoga and a dinner so scrumptious you’ll hit the pillow with deep satisfaction.
Sweat, stretch and snorkel. Day 4 of this rejuvenating wellness retreat starts early with a morning boxing class followed by a yoga class to cool things down. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a healthy brunch together and head out to snorkel or kayak the blue waters of the Caribbean. The evening closes with free time and a Bonfire night on the beach.
Revitalise and restore. We’ll begin Day 5 with morning yoga or meditation plus a HIIT workout and a replenishing post-workout drink and energizing brunch. An afternoon of boxing workouts will be followed by a stretch and mobility class. Finally, the night bring us to lovely dinner out at Harbor Island.
We start the way the usual way, with plenty of meditation and morning workouts and at noon, we’ll make a boat trip to Bahamas very own pig island! Feed the pig on the water and join the caribbean sun before going back to our villa and recharge our batteries before heading out for our last dinner together.
All good things come to and end. Before checkout at noon, we’ll sweat it out one last time with a workout and a yoga or stretch class. We’ll send you off with a final farewell brunch to leave you feeling recharged and ready to take on your next adventure - wherever it may be!
Bahamas Fitness & Yoga Retreat
october 19th - 25th 2019 | October 26th -1st (Nov) 2019 | November 2nd-8th 2019
Main House - Master bedroom
The main room at the Helios House villa comes with a bath tub and Dior bath gowns for your ultimate luxury experience. If you fancy experiencing the Caribbean chilled vibes with comfort and sophistication, the master bedroom is your room!
Single occupancy £2,600 / PER PERSON
Double Room £1,800 / per person (Sharing with a friend)
Cottage - Studio bedroom
For the explorers who value comfort and their privacy. the cottage offers you a private studio with all the amenities for a peaceful time when needed. It comes with its own Apple TV in the room too, so you might want to add a quiet Netflix and chill at night in to your schedule during the retreat.
Single occupancy £2,600 / per person
Double Room £1,800 / per person (Sharing with a friend)
Main House - Bedroom 2
Kingsized bed and a cosy room in the main villa with a quiet corner, ideal for couples and friends visiting the retreat together. Shared bathroom.
Single Occupancy £2,000 / per person
Double Room £1,500 / per person (Sharing with a friend)
Main House - Bedroom 3
Two twin beds in the main villa, ideal for friends visiting the retreat together. Shared bathroom.
Double Room £1500 / per person (Sharing with a friend or another retreat guest)
Main House - Loft bedroom
Two twin beds and a super cool vibe in the main villa, our top pick if we may.
En suite bathroom.
Double Room £1,700 / per person (Sharing with a friend or another retreat guest)
Main House - Bunk beds
our bahamian bestsellers! this luxury dorm room has all the fun for solo travellers wanting to meet new friends and groups travelling together. these are great value for money if you are planning to visit helios retreats in the bahamas without splashing all your cash. experience the retreat with comfort and REMINISCe our youger self too! two shared bathrooms.
Double Room £1,400 / per person (Sharing with friends or other retreat guests)
Tower House - bedroom 1
One kingsize bedroom with own private tower balcony, surely a retreat room does not get any better than this.
Single occupancy £2,400 / per person
Double Room £1,700 per person (Sharing with a friend)
Tower House - Bedroom 2
two twin beds in the tower complex with its own bathroom.
Double Room £1,500 / per person (Sharing with a friend or another retreat guest)
We offer two payment options based when you sign up! We encourage the full price option to sign up early and with a deposit and two further instalments. We strive to maintain a balance between offering our programs to the widest range of participants and running a sustainable and thriving company so that we can continue to create and share our experiences with you. Please inquire about payment plans. We can split up your payments however final payments are due at least 45 days prior to the start date of your retreat. By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our T&C. Please note:
If cancellation takes place more than 60 days prior to your departure date any payments made will be refunded minus £500 deposit. If cancellation takes place less than 60 days prior to your departure date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited.
HELIOS RETREATS reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, trip leaders, teachers or partners. In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of RETREATS (due to political unrest, dangerous weather, or low sign-ups) we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds. We require all participants to purchase travel insurance and highly encourage them to purchase “cancel for any reason” to protect them against the rare chance of cancellation. All prices are per/person.
DEPOSITS are non-refundable.
+ Start & Finish
Your retreat begins with yoga class at 5pm on January 9th and ends after breakfast on January 16th.
+ When should I book?
We offer discounts for signing up before certain dates, so the earlier you sign up the better your price may be. Check the specific trip you are interested in to make sure you sign up before the next deadline!
+ Do I need to book my own flight?
You are responsible for booking your own flight. Each trip will have suggested arrival and departure details based on when we know you need to be in the airport and you can always send us the itinerary before booking if you want to double check it’s correct!
+ Where do I fly into and when?
Flying from the UK & Europe
We reccomend travelling on the BA flight from Heathrow to Nassau. From Nassau you will need to hop in a 20 mins flight from Nassau to our island on the Bahamas called Eleuthera. The Soutern Air flies to Governors Harbour Airport (GHB) which is only 20 mins away from our villa and it is the best choice if you're planning to arrive on the same day of travelling. BA Flights from Heathrow land in Nassau around 2.45pm and the connection flight with Southern Air is at 4.30pm. If you are travelling in groups of 5, we reccomenend chartering a small plane from Nassau which will cost around $140 pp one way. This will give you peace of mind in case BA delays its flight. We are more than happy to assist you with your flights, enquire within.
Flying with other Airlines and routes from Europe
Norwegian Airline offers reasonable daily flights to Fort Lauderdale in Miami. On the way in, you will need to stop over for a night in Miami or around the airport and fly in the morning to North Eleuthera Airport (ELH). On the return, the overnight stopover in Miami is not necessary.
There are several flights daily from London and other parts of Europe to New York, Atlanta and Miami. These destinations have connecting flights to North Eleuthera Airport (1 hour away from the villa).
Travel to the Bahamas
In general, most of tourism in the Bahamas comes from the US and there are quite a few flights at reasonable cost. For example, United, American, Delta and JetBlue all have flights to Nassau. As an example, a New York - Nassau return will probably cost around $300-400. The Bahamas used to be english and are still part of the Commonwealth, so there are historical ties and still quite a few tourists from the United Kingdom in particular. The Royal Family used to come to Eleuthera and quite a few english families still have houses on the island. BA has always had a direct flight from LHR to NAS, about 5x per week. The Sept-Dec time is low season in the Bahamas and the flights are more available and less expensive. Typical BA economy airfare is £700-800 during those months.
Travel in the Bahamas, to Eleuthera
Helios House is located in the centre of Eleuthera. There are three airports on Eleuthera:
I. Governor's Harbour Airport (GHB), approx 25 mins drive from the house. It has quite a few flights from/to Nassau (Pineapple Air, Southern Air and BahamasAir) and also some flights from/to Fort Lauderdale (Silver Airways). Flights tend to be at 7am, noon and around 4pm. Flights from Nassau to Governor’s Harbour cost approx $90 pp o/w. Charter of a small plane for a group is approx $140 pp o/w, assuming the flight is full (i.e. group of 5, 7 or 10). The advantage of a charter is that it is quicker and easier and depending on the day, the connection time between the British Airways arrival and the departure to Eleuthera is quite short. Basically, if you are flying from Nassau to Eleuthera, the better option is GHB.
(We recommend flying to Governor’s Harbour Airport from Nassau)
II. North Eleuthera Airport (ELH), approx 1 hour drive from the house. Also quite a few flights from/to Nassau and in addition, direct flights from/to Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta and a few other places. American Eagle, Silver Airways (part of United) and Delta all fly there. It's approx 1 hour drive from the house. Basically, if you are flying from or via Miami or Ft Lauderdale, it may be better to fly to ELH.
III. Rock Sound (RSD), approx 35 min drive from the house. It is another option but does not add more choice. Mostly flights from/to Nassau.
+ Can I arrive early and stay late?
You will need to purchase your flights in order to arrive/depart by given dates and time ranges for your specific trip. If you choose to arrive earlier or later than given day/time you will be responsible for the cost of transportation needed to join up with the group. We always encourage you to to explore the area, if that option is available to you.
+ What is the level of Yoga?
We welcome yogis of all levels, from absolute beginners to advanced practitioners. Yoga retreats are not just for the yogi who practices every day and can touch the floor with their elbows. Our retreats offer opportunities for growth and new experience, no matter how much time you have spent on your mat. Regardless, we suggest keeping an open mind and trying out practices that might be new to you.
+ How many classes will there be?
1-2 Yoga Classes Daily, 1-2 Fitness classes daily + Other workshops