Welcome Adventurists

Reset the rhythm of your relationship with this eco-adventure couples retreat.

Samana, Dominican Republic

August 25-31, 2023

An Exotic Adventure Awaits You

Imagine yourself here

The sights and sounds of nature here are so powerful they send shivers down your spine. Everywhere you look is pure beauty from sparkling oceans and secluded beaches to rustic thatched bungalows surrounded by lush rainforest! 

As you and your partner follow the local guide down the narrow trail hand in hand, you realize the immensity of the natural world in comparison to the modern-day routine you've built in your life.

You take a few more steps and hear the roar of the cascading waterfall greeting you. You cannot wait to dip your toes in the cool lagoon and get refreshed on this hike. The smells from the flora and fauna wash over you and melt the last of the travel effects from your body. 

Your enthusiasm for this adventure builds with anticipation as you realize the inspiration you can find on the many trails surrounding the property. What a wonderful way to supercharge your energy, strengthen your connection, and gain clarity about where life should be taking you and your partner next.

Growth in Abundance

If you and your partner are stuck in busy mode and you're ready to relax, rejuvenate and refresh your relationship, join us for this weeklong couples retreat in the Dominican Republic.  You will come away with a renewed sense of connection and lasting memories.

This eco-adventure couples retreat is perfect for partners seeking...

Quality Time Together

You made a life commitment, which deserves special care and attention.

Disconnect from your daily life and responsibilities. This Eco-Adventure Couples Retreat promises plenty of time to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect on those conversations that are most meaningful to you. 

Our team will provide all the holistic guidance you need to regain lasting insight into yourselves individually and better appreciate what makes up your perfect couple combo! 

You may even pick up one or two new things that you can do together at home on a regular basis. 

A Tropical Escape

You savor your life together and crave a new adventure with your partner. 

Stop scrolling and put your modern-day devices away. This retreat is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the abundance of nature. 

On our retreat, we will take you on a journey to explore the stunning terrain of the Dominican Republic. Take part in healthy living classes, organized excursions, and ceremonial celebrations. Be as active as you want. 

There are unlimited possibilities for exploration, adventure, connection, and fun that will make this trip memorable for both of you.

Meaningful Connections

You believe your relationship benefits from positive energy and engaging with others.

Meet new and interesting people who are also seeking adventure in this beautiful Caribbean island setting. 

This retreat will provide a variety of opportunities for you to socialize and learn from others. This intimate retreat will help you forge a shared appreciation for connecting with nature and one another. 

Whether you are sunbathing on a Catamaran ride to the next beach or sharing stories by firelight at nightfall; these new connections will bring a positive sense of community and can inspire your relationship in healthy ways.

Get Inspired

Ready to book?

Select your accommodations to save $800 during our early bird special through April 30, 2023. Pay the entire amount or put a deposit down with the remainder due in three equal monthly installments. Don't forget to check out the extra add-ons to receive an advance purchase discount. 

Private Room

Private Room

Unique Exotic Hotel - Standard Room for 2 people

$2,850/pp $3,250/pp

Private Room

Private Room

El Valle Lodge - Standard Cabin for two people

$2,850/pp $3,250/pp


Have a question? Look through our FAQs.  If you do not find what you are looking for, please email your question to hello@wellstylistlab.com

The price for this all-inclusive retreat includes:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Lodging
  • Water, coffee and tea
  • Online access to a private group in the WellStylist Lab Community platform. 
  • Welcome Reception (Day 1) with sangria
  • Celebration Dinner (Day 6) with beer and wine
  • All activities listed in the program itinerary
  • Airport transfers
  • Transportation to and from excursions
  • WIFI in common areas

These items are not included in the retreat price:

  • Airfare and flight arrangements
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Add-on excursions, massage, and photo shoot
  • Visa fees
  • Air conditioning
  • Other sundries and souvenirs

Don't see something you are looking for on the list above? Send your inquiry to hello@wellstylistlab.com.

All three meals are included in the price.  Water, tea and coffee will be available throughout the day. Meals may be taken at your leisure, as listed below:

  • Breakfast is served at your hotel every day during their designated times.
  • Lunch is generally served at the restaurant on Playa El Valle during designated times.  
  • Dinner is generally served at your hotel during their designated times.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not included with your meals.

Exceptions to these generalities will be indicated on your detailed itinerary that you will receive upon arrival. 

The Unique Exotic Hotel serves authentic local cuisine.  El Valle Lodge serves Argentinian, Asian and European cuisine. You will be able to dine one night at the other hotel for dinner.   Please consider food options when making your lodging selection. 

Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.  

Have a diet restriction, allergy, or other concern? Reach out to your host at hello@wellstylistlab.com to discuss options.

As part of our early bird special, you can save $800 off the total price.  You also have an option to pay in full or pay a down deposit of $1,750 with the remainder due in three equal monthly installments when booked before April 30, 2023.  

Add-ons are not part of this promotion.  If you book add-ons in advance, you can pay the discounted price with your deposit. 

A 3% booking fees will be charged on your total, excluding add-ons, to cover administrative costs. Booking fees are nonrefundable.

You may cancel your trip with a full refund no later than July 25, 2023, which is 60 days before the start of the retreat. 

Cancellations occurring after July 25, 2023 will be charged a 25% cancellation fee.  Any payments (less booking fees originally incurred) made in excess of the 25% fee will be refunded to the customer.  

In this situation, a cancellation fee may be applied as a credit for future retreat bookings jointly sponsored WellStylist Lab and Soul & Senses.

A 3% booking fees will be charged on your total to cover administrative costs.  Booking fees are nonrefundable.

El Valle is an eco-village that uses sustainable practices and renewable energy.  Cell reception may be weak onsite. WIFI is available in common areas.  

Our program will be in English. 

Our hosts are fluent in English and Spanish.  Some instructors and hotel staff may speak additional languages.

El Valle Lodge is pet friendly. However, pets will not be allowed during program activities.

Please discuss your pets with your host, Zaira, at info@sunsandspiritdr.com

The retreat program is for adults only.  However, the properties have family friendly rooms which can accommodate larger parties.  

Please reach out to discuss your options with your host, Zaira, at info@sunsandspiritdr.com.

Airfare is not included in the price. 

Airport transfers to and from the hotel are included for those flying into Santo Domingo/Las Américas International Airport (SDQ).   The one-way trip to El Valle, Samana is approximately three hours by vehicle.  Please share your flight schedule with your host, Zaira at infoinfo@sunsandspiritdr.com to coordinate airport transfers.

We recommend flights that arrive by early afternoon on Friday, August 25, 2023 to ensure you reach the hotel by 6 pm.   

Another flight option is Presidente Juan Bosch International Airport (AZS), which is about 1 hour from El Valle, Samana.  If you decide this airport fits your itinerary better, please reach out to discuss transfer options with Zaira.

Your host, Zaira, is a travel concierge and can assist you in booking additional travel either onsite or at other locations within the Dominican Republic.  Reach out to her at info@sunsandspiritdr.com to discuss your desired plans and for further travel assistance.

This list is recommended, but not exhaustive:

  • Sun wear (bathing suits, sunglasses, beach towel, sunscreen, hat)
  • Lounge attire (free flowing, breathable clothing)
  • Outdoor wear (shoes good for walking and hiking, yoga/exercise attire, yoga mat)
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Medicine (over-the-counter and prescription)
  • A good book and/or journal
  • Passports

El Valle is nestled between the beach and the rainforest.  The average temperature in August is 26.9°C | 80.4°F with 81% humidity. 

Please be aware that there is no air conditioning in either of the hotels. Fans are provided in rooms, along with mosquito netting around the beds. 

You do not need a rental car.  However, if you chose to book one, there is parking available at the hotels.

Please visit this official government website for travel requirements necessary to gain access to the Dominican Republic.   Site provides information on travel restrictions, visas, passports and more.

If you agree with these statements, then this is the right couples retreat for you:

  • We want a program that provides us with a variety of healthy activities that strengthen our bond as a couple.
  • We want flexibility in the program and ample free time to ourselves.  
  • We value people's time and perspectives.  
  • We look forward to making new friends with different backgrounds.
  • We are open to new challenges and perspectives. 
  • We want to lead a healthy life.
  • We do not need clinical therapists to solve our problems, but love a little coaching and guidance here and there.
  • We want to be off-the-beaten path. We love being outdoors and do not expect luxury accommodations. 
  • We want to unplug while we are away.  We are okay with limited access to WIFI. 
  • We believe that everyone needs to do their part to make our society a better place.
  • We value sustainable practices and want to learn more about supporting these efforts.

The theme of our retreat is Growth in Abundance.  We are planning a program to allow couples to escape to this exotic location to:

  • Relax and enjoy each other's company without being pressured by all of the "To Dos"
  • Meet new people and have interesting conversations 
  • Try something new together
  • Have open and heartfelt conversations about what you want for the future 
  • Take away one or two things that you can do together at home on a regular basis

Day 1 - Arrival & Welcome

  • Transfer from airport 
  • Check-in 
  • Welcome Reception with the Hosts 

Day 2 - Immersing in Nature's Abundance

  • AM Opening Circle
  • Group Activity - Flora & Fauna Cascade Hike
  • Local Permaculture & Farm Tour
  • Sunset Yin Yoga on the Beach
Day 3 - Exploring the Power of Healthy Connections
  • Morning Yoga & Meditation
  • AM Group Coaching Session, 
  • PM 45-minute 1:1 Coaching Session**
  • [Optional Add-on] PM Couples Excursion or Couples Massage

**Can be booked on Day 3 or Day 4, based on your preference**

Day 4 - Shedding Boundaries & Inhibitions

  • [Optional Add-on] AM Couples Excursion or Couples Massage
  • AM 45-minute 1:1 Coaching Session]** 
  • PM Group Coaching Session
  • PM Detox Mud Experience
**Can be booked on Day 3 or Day 4, based on your preference**

Day 5 - Basking in Light & Love

  • AM Group Activity - Catamaran & Beach Exploration with Shopping
  • PM Couples Thai Cooking Class
Day 6 - Celebrating Growth under the Blue SuperMoon
  • AM Closing Circle, 
  • PM Group Activity - Full Moon Sage Workshop
  • Full Moon Cacao Ceremony & Biodanza 
  • Full Moon Celebration Dinner on the Rooftop
  • Dancing in the Garden
Day 7 - Departure
  • Check-out 
  • Transfer to airport 

The retreat program will consist of two 1.5 hour group coaching sessions and one 45-minute private session with our Holistic Life Coach.  

You and your partner will each receive 10 questions in advance of the retreat.  This questionnaire will only be provided to our Holistic Life Coach to allow him to properly prepare for your private session, allowing it to be as beneficial as possible.

You will also have access to an online group in our WellStylist Lab Community before the retreat.  You can use this platform to ask him questions directly and get clarification on any concerns you may have.

There are two group excursions included in the program.  

  1. On Day 2, we will embark in the morning as a group on the Flora & Fauna Hike. This hike is a guided tour to the local Catano Cascade that will take us through a path of Coffee & Cacao plantations.  There is opportunity to swim in the cascade spot, perfect to wash off the sweat and mud from the trip!  This excursion is expected to last about 3 hours.
  2. On Day 5, we will leave as a group for the Catamaran Beach excursion in the morning.  This trip will include sailing to two pristine beaches on a Catamaran. Once we dock back at the main island, we will take lunch and then travel via bus to the local town for shopping. This excursion is expected to last 6 hours.

There are plenty of breaks and free time throughout the program.  Day 3 and Day 4 include half days of free time. These are perfect opportunities if you want to add-on a third excursion to experience as a couple. Your choices include horseback riding, ziplining, and ATV buggy rides. 

You may also decide to use your free time to take a massage or simply choose to do nothing but enjoy your quiet time in the room, at the beach, in nature or at the pool.  Professional photo shoots are also available.

These add-on activities may be purchased in advance with a $10 discount.  You may also book these excursions onsite with Zaira, if you later decide you want to add-on these types of experiences.

Our private chef from Pangea Kitchen will guide our cooking class in preparation of a variety of thai-inspired finger foods, soups and salads.  You will learn about the food and its health benefits during the class.  Dessert will be served.  

Pangea Kitchen is a private chef service creating fusion of delicious dishes of wonderful Thai cuisine. 

Pangea Kitchen will also prepare the food for our Day 6 Blue SuperMoon celebration dinner. Pad Thai is one of the specialties with red curry with pineapple sauce topping. The flavors are beyond exquisite.  

Protein choice: Tofu and shrimp. 

We have two group yoga and meditation classes in the program (Day 2 and Day 3).  Attendance in these classes is optional.

Our program leaves early morning throughout the week as free time. Most group activities do not begin before 10 am, except in special circumstances.  This allows people the ability to continue their daily morning regiments and fitness routines, as desired. 

Our program is designed as a full experience.  While we encourage your full participation, you are not required to participate in all of the activities.

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