The adventure

more than a retreat but a lifestyle...

30 April - 6 May 2023

Join us for an all-inclusive week in Aruba filled of Adventure, Connection, Passion, Community, and Freedom. 

This is not a retreat to escape; but rather to empower, embrace, and engage. A retreat to deepen, enhance, and inspire your journey through life with curiosity and enthusiasm.  

Come immerse yourself in the healing crystal clear turquoise waters, endless sunshine, and good vibes the island has to offer. 

Intimately curated with love for beginners, intermediate & advanced kitesurfers and all level yogis.

adventures:

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF the RETREAT

imagine yourself...

Waking up in the Caribbean accompanied by the sound of the wind dancing through the palm trees and the birds chirping sweet melodies. You take a deep breath, inhale full of love and exhale full of gratitude. You get out of bed, on your feet, into your body, and stroll through the beautiful tropical garden of the Beach House to the beach for a short guided meditation and yoga practice. Feeling truly alive you head to breakfast, where you nourish yourself with healthy, wholesome, and colorful foods. The rest of the morning is yours, maybe you feel drawn to journal, to be still, to rest… 

At noon, you walk down the beach along the crystal clear turquoise waters, gleaming in the sunlight to Aruba Kitesurfing School, where the adrenaline and excitement starts rushing through your body as you connect yourself and your kite to the elements around you, the wind & water while embodying the lessons you’ve learned on your mat into your kite session. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced, our team of fun and experienced instructors is here to push you to the next level! Fresh off the water you treat your body to a smoothie and small snack on the beach and share your experiences with each other. The mid-afternoons are yours to explore nearby beaches, restore in the beautiful gardens, or treat yourself to a relaxing massage. 

As the sun begins to set, we meet on the beach for the Golden Hour sunset circle, engaging in soulful conversations as the sky lights up with beautiful colors before. Followed by a cocktail and wholesome dinner setting on the beach or in the tropical garden.

*The full schedule will be sent to all participants prior to retreat

Beach House Aruba

welcome to your home for the week

The Beach House offers ocean view accommodation located at the Fisherman’s Huts, Aruba’s most popular beach for kitesurfing and windsurfing. Each Casita is uniquely curated and surrounded by a beautiful breezy garden full of palm trees and tropical flowers, with a pool overlooking the Caribbean sea and the kite spot! The Beach House is walking distance from the high-rise hotel area and well-known beaches on the island such as Palm Beach, Malmok, Tres Trapi and Boca Catalina.

just 20 steps away  from the beach

Accommodation

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Tropical Garden Casita

With A/C, twin beds, shared bathroom, kitchen, and a spacious terrace with tropical garden view.

$2750

Private Garden Room

With A/C, Queen-size bed, private bathroom, with tropical garden view.

$3000

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Private Garden Casita

With A/C, Queen-size bed, private bathroom, kitchen, and a spacious terrace with tropical garden view.

$3200

Private Ocean Casita

With A/C, Queen-size bed, private bathroom, kitchen, and a spacious terrace with Caribbean ocean & kite spot view

$3400

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Private Ocean Suite

With A/C, King-size bed, private bathroom, kitchen, and a spacious terrace with ocean, kite beach & garden view.

$3650

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What's included

  • 6 nights beach-front accommodation with tropical gardens.
  • 4 group kitesurfing lessons, coaching, or adventures adapted to your level with experienced instructors (8hrs in total).
  • Daily yoga practice, and guided meditations.
  • Healthy & nourishing Breakfast, Snack & Dinner (6x, vegetarian or pescatarian).
  • Sunset connection circles.
  • Island exploration activities: hiking, snorkeling, mindful walks, butterfly farm excursion.
  • Goodie bag.
  • Concierge services.
  • Pre-retreat support from Zoë & the Team. 
  • Transportation from the airport and throughout the retreat.

Discount at selected restaurants during the retreat.

  • Airfares.
  • Travel & medical insurance.
  • Additional excursions or activities. 
  • Private kitesurf lessons (upgrades available). 
  • Additional alcoholic beverages (1 per dinner).
  • Massage treatment (available upon request).
  • Private photo session (available upon request).

Meet your host

Zoë Loefstok

I was born and raised on The Happy Island of Aruba have been kitesurfing for as long as I can remember, since my family owns a Kitesurfing School. I started practicing yoga in my early teenage years and completely fell in love with the practice and recently completed a 200hrs Yoga Teacher Training.

For me, Kitesurfing & Yoga both bring me into a meditative state of mind. There is something about this particular combination of Kitesurfing & Yoga that embodies a lot of connectedness.

Yoga literally means Unity, on the mat I connect my breath with movement, curiously exploring the mobility of my body through the asanas, while quieting the monkey mind. And during kitesurfing I immerse myself completely with the elements, feeling the wind power my kite while cruising on the turquoise ocean caressing the water beneath me and feeling the adrenaline pump within me.

Both practices force you to be completely in the present moment, connected to the infinite NOW, where there’s endless magic all around us.

This retreat is a manifestation of my dreams, my lifestyle, my state of mind, and my purpose, which is to share my passion for Kitesurfing & Yoga with the world!

FAQ

None! The retreat is curated for all level kitesurfers, whether you’re  a complete beginner or want to take your kitesurfing skills to the next level.

Absolutely YES! By bringing your own gear (harness, board, bar, kite) you get an additional discount on the retreat package and your gear will be stored for free at Aruba Kitesurfing School. 

Travelers no longer require to present a COVID-19 negative test result or proof of vaccination. 

Check in: from 3.00pm and Check out: at 11.00am.

We recommend you reserve your spot as soon as possible to make sure you secure your spot because the spots are limited.

Booking requires a $750 non-refundable deposit.

Final payment of your balance is due 60 days before the retreat start date unless otherwise noted.

 

All guest payments are not refundable. Guests must cancel 60 days prior to the event start date in order to transfer to another retreat with us. If a guest cancels less than 60 days prior to the retreat, only their deposit may be applied towards another retreat. If a guest leaves during the retreat, there will be no refund.

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If your heart is calling you here we suggest you secure your spot
in advance as the spots are very limited!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please take the time to understand the traveler’s terms and conditions detailed below prior to booking with Kitesurfing & Yoga Lifestyle Retreats by Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA. You are required to confirm your agreement to these terms and conditions as part of the booking process.

1.  This booking is a contract.
By booking or participating in a retreat with Kitesurfing & Yoga Lifestyle Retreats by Aruwak Watersports and Kitesurfing School VBA,  you agree to the below Terms & Conditions and the details regarding this trip as listed on the website. If you make a booking on behalf of other participants, you guarantee that you have the authority to accept and do accept these Terms on behalf of the other participants in your party.

2. RETREAT PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS

Retreat packages do not include the following:

  • Airfare
  • Optional extras and activities (Any meals, activities or tours not listed in the retreat package inclusions)
  • Entry visa to Retreat destination
  • Passport (must be valid for 6 months after departure date)
  • Mandatory insurance 
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuity (at your own discretion)

3. HEALTH, SAFETY & MANDATORY INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

You must purchase travel insurance with a minimum medical, evacuation and repatriation coverage of $200,000 USD, covid coverage, covering all applicable dates of travel. This insurance must cover personal injury and emergency medical expenses. You are strongly recommended to extend your coverage to include “CANCEL FOR ANY REASON” that covers cancellation, curtailment, and all other expenses that may arise as a result of loss, damage, injury, delay or inconvenience while traveling. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have sufficient coverage and comply with the terms of the applicable insurance plans. You are responsible for advising your insurer of the type of travel, destination(s) and activities included in your booking so that the insurer may provide appropriate coverage.

In the event you are ill and cannot attend your retreat, or for any other reason that you can’t attend, you will need to submit a claim to your trip insurance company for reimbursement. There are no refunds from Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA on your final retreat payment.

4. PRICES & SURCHARGES

Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA will not increase the price of your Retreat after you have paid your deposit. Retreat prices may vary at any time in accordance with demand, teacher fees and offerings, market conditions and availability. Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA may offer discounted pricing from time-to-time on retreat packages. Discounted pricing applies only to new bookings and may not be combined. If a booking has already been made, Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA is not entitled to discount pricing.

5. DEPOSIT & FINAL PAYMENT
In order to confirm your booking, you are required to pay a non-refundable deposit towards the price of the trip. Final payment of your balance is due 60 days before the Retreat start date unless otherwise noted. Failure to make payment by the applicable due date may forfeit your booking on the retreat and be treated as a cancellation. If a booking is made less than 60 days before the Retreat start date, the full amount must be paid at the time of booking. If, for any Retreat booked, payment terms differ from those outlined in this section, the applicable terms will be communicated on the Retreat page. Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA is not responsible for any charges levied by third parties or financial institutions and payable by you as a result of credit card or other payment transactions and will not refund or return any fees charged by third parties or financial institutions in connection with payments made by you to Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA. The Retreats are priced in USD.

6. CANCELLATION BY RETREAT GUEST

You may cancel your booking by notifying Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA by email at EMAIL. The following cancellation penalties will apply:

  • Initial deposits are non-refundable.
  • If canceled 90 days before the Retreat start date, your initial deposit may be transferable to another retreat with us within 2 years. 
  • If canceled 60 days or less prior to the Retreat start date, only the deposit may be applied towards another retreat within 2 years.
  • If you choose to join the Retreat after the start date or leave the Retreat prior to the end date, there will be no refund.

7. CANCELLATION BY Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA
Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA reserves the right to cancel any trip or part of the trip. In this event we will provide retreat credit, which will be valid for two years. If Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA cancels a retreat for any reason, including Force Majeure events, Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA is not responsible for loss of funds in association with travel accommodations made by the guest.

8. CHANGES & UNUSED SERVICES

You acknowledge that the nature of the Retreats requires flexibility and acknowledge that you will permit reasonable changes to products, services or itineraries by Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA. The route, schedules, accommodations, activities, amenities and mode of transportation are subject to change without notice due to unforeseeable circumstances or events.. No reimbursements, discounts or refunds will be issued for services that are missed or unused after the Retreat start date due to no fault of Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA, including your removal from a Retreat because of your negligence or breach of these Terms. This includes meals, hotel accommodations, yoga and kitesurf classes and workshops, excursions, transportation, and any other item listed on the web page.

9. ACCEPTANCE OF RISK

You acknowledge that the activities and inclusions offered on the Retreat may involve a degree of risk to your health and safety. By booking and traveling with Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA you acknowledge that you have considered any potential risks to health and safety. You hereby assume responsibility for all such risks and release Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA from all claims and causes of action arising from any losses, damages or injuries or death resulting from risks inherent in travel, including visiting foreign destinations, and participating in activities such as those included in Retreat itineraries. To participate in a Retreat, Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA requires that you confirm your assumption of this responsibility by completing the participation waiver prior to the Retreat.

​You agree that Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA is not responsible for providing information or guidance with respect to local customs, weather conditions, specific safety concerns, physical challenges or laws in effect in any locations where a Retreat is operated. You acknowledge you have considered the potential risks, dangers and challenges and your own personal capabilities and needs, and you expressly assume the risks associated with travel under such conditions.

​You are responsible for any costs (including repair, replacement and cleaning fees) incurred by the Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA or their suppliers for property damage, destruction or theft caused by you while on a Retreat. You agree to immediately report any pre-existing damage to a representative of Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA and staff of the accommodation, transportation service, or facility as soon as possible upon discovery.

You agree to take all prudent measures in relation to your own safety while on the Retreat including, but not limited to, the proper use of safety devices (including seatbelts, harnesses, flotation devices and helmets) and obeying all posted signs and oral or written warnings regarding health and safety. Neither Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA nor its Third Party Suppliers (as defined herein) are liable for loss or damages caused by your failure to comply with safety instructions or warnings.

11. LIABILITY

You acknowledge and agree that Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA and their respective employees, teachers, volunteers, affiliates, officers, directors, successors, sponsors, booking agents, partners, representatives, and assigns shall not be held liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or incidental damage, liability, injury, loss, cost or expense you may incur (including any claim relating to personal injury, illness, death, property damage or loss, delay or other inconvenience) arising out of or by reason of (i) the acts or omissions of any Third Party Operator or (ii) the negligence of any of the Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA or (iii) any acts or omissions of any other parties or (iv) force majeure events.

​You, and on your behalf your executors, administrators, heirs, administrators, heirs, successors, and assigns release Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA from any and all claims, liabilities, losses, expenses, damages, demands, actions, causes of action, lawsuits or sums of money of any kind arising out of, by reason of, resulting from and/or related to any Retreat you may book and/or participate in; and you understand and acknowledge that you are fully responsible for and expressly assume any and all risks, whether known or unknown, in connection therewith.

12. PHOTO AND MARKETING

You agree that, while participating in any Retreat, images, photos or videos may be taken by other participants, Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA or its representatives that may contain or feature you. You consent to any such pictures being taken and grant a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA, its contractors, sub-contractors and assigns, to reproduce for any purpose whatsoever (including marketing, promotions and the creation of promotional materials by or with sub-licensees), in any medium whatsoever, whether currently known or hereinafter devised, without any further obligation or compensation payable to you.  If you would like to be excluded from photography/videography during the event, please let us know ahead of time and we will do our best to accommodate you.

13. PRIVACY POLICY

Any personal information that is collected by Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA about you may be used for any purpose associated with the operation of a Retreat or to send you marketing material in relation to our Retreats and special offers. The information may be disclosed to our agents, service providers or other suppliers to enable us to operate the Retreat.

14. UPDATES ON TERMS & CONDITIONS

Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA  reserves the right to update and/or alter these Terms & Conditions at any time. Current information can always be found on website.com/terms and any updates and/or changes will supersede any previous versions.

15. DISCRETION TO DENY BOOKINGS  

Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA reserves the right to reject any client booking at any time prior to the start date. In this case, we will provide a full refund or retreat credit at Aruwak Watersports & Kitesurfing School VBA discretion.

Privacy policy

Any personal information that we collect about you may be used for any purpose associated with the operation of a trip, or to send you marketing material in relation to our events and special offers. The information may be disclosed to our agents, service providers or other suppliers to enable us to operate the trip.

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