Active Travel + Simple Luxury
Does the thought of turquoise crystal clear waters and the world’s best coral reefs have you reaching for your passport? A new cultural travel experience that lets you do good and be good gets your heart going? You love equal amounts of active fun and chilling out in a hammock? You’re over resorts and crowds – Simple Luxury is your style?
I’m taking you to a small island in Timor-Leste. It’s a short hop from Bali but a world away.
Move into your beachside bamboo cabin. This is pared back Simple Luxury. Fill your days with sunrise walks and high vibe hikes. Snorkeling amongst world class reefs is just a 3 min boat ride away. Join the Fusion Fitness sessions on the beach. Think Pilates + Yoga + Core.
Enjoy local style food. The dining tables are communal, made for sharing, talking. Lunch at the market is at simple stalls with sand under our feet.
Chillax in the hammock, take a massage, read a book, chat with new friends. Take time to remember what life’s all about.
This is a mixed retreat for both women and men.
Book with your BFF or come solo and make new friends.
You’ll go home feeling energised, more in love with life. Sharing Timor-Leste is an unforgettable trip.
DATES: May 28 – June 2. June 4 – 9. Aug 13-18 Aug 20-25
What do we do every day?
Think: Morning walks to catch the sunrise, hiking, snorkeling, swimming, boating, exploring local villages & community co-ops, along with time out to relax in your beachside hut. Jo will create just the right blend of Pilates/Yoga/Core sessions for us. We’ll be on the beach or under the trees. Expect the staff and locals to join in.
Here’s an outline of the program:
Day 1: Meet at Dili hotel (any time after 12 noon). Relax. Have some pool time. We chat about the program over dinner.
Day 2: Early morning boat to the island. We stop along the way if we see some whales. Settle into our bamboo bungalows on the beach. It’s a day of snorkeling, hammock time and a session with Jo. Get on island time.
Day 3: Early start to hike across the island. Swim. Eat. Relax. Jump on board an outrigger boat home. The afternoon is for hammock time and massages before a late afternoon session with Jo.
Day 4: Tuk Tuk ride to start point of mountain climb. Take in the views, be inspired by the day, descend. Afternoon naps, massages and refreshing dips are on! Stretch out and release your muscles in a session with Jo. It’s a big day, we celebrate with a cocktail at sunset.
Day 5: Start the day with a sunrise walk. There’s time for a final workout after breakfast. Its market day – free time to explore and have lunch local style. Late afternoon local ferry to Dili. Time to chill and reflect on our island time over drinks and dinner at the hotel.
Day 6: Climb the 500 steps to catch the sunrise at the famous Christo Rei statue. We say goodbye over breakfast. The day is yours to explore Dili or move on to the airport or your next destination.
* Breakfast, lunch and dinner is worked into the daily program!
** The mountain climb is a challenge. We can assess if it’s for you. Don’t worry, you can do a sunrise walk, snorkel, or if we have enough people do a session with Jo as an alternative.
*** We work in visits to local women’s co-ops to see local arts and crafts in between activities. It’s easy to plan day by day.
**** We stay flexible and take local advice as weather and sea conditions change daily. Leave the details to us to worry about… you get to let each day unfold.
See you later Timor-Leste.. It has been a huge fun time! Traveling in Timor-Leste is a trail blazing experience, it is off the tourist radar. A tiny fiercely beautiful country, which feels like Asia but with a weird Pacific and Portuguese mix. It’s so close to Australia but another world away ! Jo.
What an adventure! Thanks Karen for such an amazing experience and your special insights into how to live and inhale the wonders of each day. I so enjoyed meeting everyone too. Until the next one! Fi.