Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions we get here at Retreat Away. Check below to see if yours has been answered and if not, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Where are you based?
We are a UK based company, running both UK and overseas retreats with our group of hosts.
Do you offer bespoke retreats?
We do not offer bespoke retreats, our group retreats are formulated with set inclusions and activities already pre-arranged. However we can create bespoke group retreats, just send us an enquiry and let us do the work.
What F&B are included in the retreats?
All retreats have half board or full board included, giving you the choice to have lunch in the local area or at the venue (depending on location).
What do I need to bring with me?
When it comes to retreat away planning, it can appear intimidating at first, what to pack, accommodating the right time of year, and what are the essentials! So, we have put together our list of what we would recommend taking on a retreat away.
- Passport/ ID
- Money (cash/card)
- Phone charger & adaptor
- Lots of socks & underwear
- Nightwear/ Lounge wear
- Activewear (suitable for activities on retreat)
- Jumper, cardigan, or light coat (for early mornings and evenings)
- Re-usable water Bottle
- Yoga mat, blocks and/or strap (If you prefer to use your own)
- Suncream & Aftersun
- Hat/ Cap
- Insect repellent
- Plasters (Compede blister plasters)
- Allergy tablets
- Coffee bags
- English breakfast or other preference tea (only herbal teas in room)
If the weather won’t be promising, then perhaps the following should be included in your luggage!
- Warm jumpers/fleeces and trousers
- Waterproof jackets and trousers
- Warm hat, gloves, scarf
- Walking boots
- Dressing gown
How fit do I need to be?
Most of our retreats are for all abilities. Our retreat hosts are very good at giving classes for mixed abilities and adapting exercises for certain levels if needed.
Will someone from the Retreat Away team be with us?
Maybe! Although the venues and Retreat Hosts we work with have all been hand-picked for their amazing hospitaility and customer service.
What’s the food like?
All our retreats have a healthy wellness menu. Any tolerances or dietary requirements can be catered for, please make sure to make the Retreat Away team aware when completing your booking.
What’s included in my break?
All our retreats include half board, accommodation and activities (spa treatments and private classes with retreats host are at an extra cost). Transfers are included for overseas retreats.
What if I’m on my own?
Our retreats are solo friendly with most of our retreats having solo travellers. With the group activities and small sized retreats, our groups bond well and make friends within the group during the retreat.
Where will I be doing activities and classes?
All our classes and workshops with the hosts are either in a dedicated room which will be used throughout the retreat and/or an outdoor space in the venue grounds (weather permitting).
How long are the activities?
All the classes are approximately 1 hour long. The excursions and other activities may be longer depending on venue and area.
Will I get time to relax?
There will be plenty of time to relax whilst on your retreat, with dedicated time every day so you can relax. Whether you decide to hang out with friends you’ve made on the retreat, do more activities, have a treatment or explore the local area.
How do I book?