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We at Retreatmi are passionate about our healthy lifestyles, not only at home but when we travel to!
We want to create the most user friendly environment so that everyone can enjoy retreat their way! Whether you're an adventurous thrill seeker to an avid Yogi we want you to find your dream getaway so that together we can make the world a happier place!

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Beautiful beaches for your bucket list

Whether you want to soak up some rays on a gorgeous beach, or have the opportunity to capture that ultimate Instagram snap, our collection of some of the world’s most beautiful beaches for your bucket list is sure to tick all your boxes. Read on to discover some of the most incredible waterside destinations to help you plan your next beach holiday or must-stop location on your next adventure.Railay Beach, Thailand Inaccessible by road, stunning Railay Beach in Thailand can only be accessed by the water - just hop aboard a 10 minute longtail boat from nearby Ao Nang.Soft sand and crystal clear warm waters await, a great spot for snorkelling, or hire a kayak to explore the towering limestone cliffs.Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman An incredible spot for spectacular sunsets, Seven Mile Beach in the Cayman Islands is a great safe beach for visitors, including those with young children.Easy to access, this huge expanse of coral sand means that there’s plenty of space for everyone, with snorkelling with the local stingrays being a particular highlight.As the day ends, there’s plenty of restaurants and beach bars to keep everyone entertained by the water’s edge.Punalu'u Black Sand Beach, Big Island, HawaiiOne of the few places in the world where you can experience black sand between your toes! The jet-black shore of Punalu’u, which was formed from the lava from nearby Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, is striking and memorable.It is a rocky beach, so not one that’s recommended for swimming, however the unique sight of coconut palms contrasted against black sand, plus the napping Hawaiian green sea turtles, certainly makes up for it.Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, AustraliaWhitehaven Beach is the most photographed beach in Australia, and it’s easy to see why thanks to the aquamarine water and brilliant white sand.A repeat winner of clean beach awards, Whitehaven Beach is on the largest of the 74 Whitsunday Islands dotted along the Great Barrier Reef. The beach is only accessible by boat or seaplane, and as the sand is almost pure silica, it doesn’t retain heat from the sun so it’s always cool underfoot.Mogren Beach, CroatiaMogren Beach in Croatia is actually split into two parts, with the second small beach reached via a small cave tunnel, or an easy swim round. The beach is accessible by car or a short walk from the Old Town.Surrounded by limestone cliffs and lush green foliage, visitors can choose to relax on the sun loungers or get adventurous with cliff jumping, hiking or rock climbing.Cala Saladeta, IbizaHead to the west coast of Ibiza to find this gorgeous little cove. You’ll need to take the footpath from nearby Cala Salada beach to find the jade waters and soft sands of Cala Saladeta.Be sure to pack a picnic, and perhaps an umbrella as a sun shade, as there are no amenities here. Instead you’ll find peaceful snorkelling in this sheltered bay, plus the chance to enjoy a stunning sunset.Durdle Door Beach, EnglandMany people will be familiar with this popular beach on the south coast of the UK, thanks to the striking Durdle Door rock formation that extends out into the sea.It’s a 20 minute steep walk plus over 100 steps to access the beach, but once there you’ll be greeted by a pebble and shingle beach surrounded by towering cliffs and clear waters, and of course, this famous view.Has our best beaches bucket list inspired your next adventure? Why not explore the properties and retreats currently available and start ticking off these incredible destinations.

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Top Tips for sustainable travel

More and more people are becoming aware of their individual impact on the environment. For those of us who love to travel, we’re often faced with uncertainty about whether we can still get out there and explore, while being kind to the planet that we love.The good news is yes you can travel sustainably! All it takes is a little more planning and awareness before you go and while you’re away. There’s actually a lot you can do to be a sustainable traveller, so read on for some of our top tips for sustainable travel...How to be a sustainable traveller - Before you goCarbon offset your flightIt’s well known that flying isn’t a very eco-friendly mode of transport, but where travelling by train, road or water isn’t possible, you can choose to offset the carbon footprint of your flight.When you book your next flight you should see a carbon offset tick box - mark the box and pay a little extra and your emissions will be compensated for by the airline thanks to schemes such as tree planting and conservation projects.Don’t print your boarding pass & reservation documentsLet technology pick up the paperwork. If you’ve got a smartphone you can also have all your boarding passes and check-in documents electronically stored, either in the relevant app or on your email.Pick up some eco-friendly travel productsGet off to a good start with the right products to help you have an eco-friendly trip. A reusable water bottle is a must, and solid toiletries such as shampoo bars and soap are a great way to reduce single-use plastic on your travels.You also might like to consider packing a reusable straw, and a reusable bag for your shopping and laundry. Washing items yourself? Eco-friendly detergents will help to reduce your impact on the local environment and don’t forget there’s also some great solar powered products out there, including phone chargers and speakers.Easy ways to be a sustainable traveller while you’re thereUse public transport/walk/cycle where possibleOnce you’ve arrived, take the time to investigate the best ways to get around. We recognise that depending on where you are, some sustainable transport options aren’t practical or safe but wherever you can, choose public transport, hop on a bike or take a walk.Not only will you do your bit for the planet, you’ll also get a chance to soak up your surroundings and the local culture more than you would in the back of a taxi.Hang up your towels & turn everything off when you leave your roomSounds simple but easy things to overlook! Just as you would at home, hang up your towels once used to prevent them being bundled into the laundry unnecessarily.And when it’s time to head out and about for the day, be sure to switch off lights, the tv, air con etc.. when you leave to prevent electricity being wasted.Eat local, and think about going veggie or being vegan for your tripGreat for the environment and great for your experience! Skip the McDonalds and Starbucks and pick up some lovely local dishes when you’re exploring a new place to help reduce the miles the ingredients have to travel to your plate.While you’re away embracing new experiences, why not try going veggie or vegan if you’re not already? Research shows that reducing meat consumption is a great way to reduce our environmental impact.Have you got any great tips for sustainable travelling? We’d love to hear them. Head over to our Instagram or Facebook pages and let us know, and you could see your idea featured in a future post!

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Walking and hiking adventures in the UK

We love the simplicity of popping on your walking boots and getting outside. From a stroll around the countryside with the dog, to long days out exploring with the family, it’s easy to see why walking and hiking are some of the most popular activities for people in the UK.But have you gone much further than your local area? As lockdown restrictions are easing, now is the time to get out there and see more of the amazing sights and experiences the UK has to offer with walking breaks or a restorative hiking retreat.How can I start hiking?Everyone can start hiking. The important thing to consider is your base fitness level and experience - just having the right kit doesn’t mean you’re ready to conquer a day-long hike!If you’re new to hiking, start small and build up your fitness by walking for a longer period of time. As a guide for an adult in average health, aim to complete half a mile in 15 minutes, over fairly easy terrain.From here, work up to a three mile hike over about two weeks, which you should aim to complete in an hour. As your fitness and experience increases you’ll find your ability to go further for longer builds. You may like to use a fitness app to monitor your progress.And don’t forget to do some gentle stretching once you’ve finished your hike - your hamstrings, calves and back will thank you!What should I wear hiking?The absolute number one thing to get right is your footwear. When you begin hiking it’s important to prevent blisters and sore feet so you can continue building your fitness and experience, so do invest in proper walking boots or shoes.Your local outdoor shop will have trained staff who can offer guidance. The type of footwear you choose is based on both personal preference and the type of hiking you’re taking on. Many hikers and walkers like to protect their ankles with a sturdy walking boot, but if you’re heading to a hotter climate, you may prefer a trail shoe. Whatever you decide, be sure to allow some time before your hike to break your footwear in before wearing them for hiking.After your footwear is sorted, you’ll want to make sure you have some decent socks to cushion your feet, plus choosing the right wicking material will reduce water accumulation, to keep your feet warm and dry.When it comes to clothing, again this depends on the climate of your hiking destination, but thin layers that allow you to manage your temperature are always recommended. Again, give some consideration to the materials of your clothes - for example, most hikers prefer to avoid cotton clothing as it doesn’t keep you warm if it gets wet and it takes a long time to dry.Fully waterproof clothing is available, which includes trousers as well as jackets, so you may want to consider this option as well, even if it’s just something to pop in your backpack… which leads us on to….What do I need to put in my backpack when hiking?Even for a short hike, a backpack is an important part of your hiking kit. You don’t need to invest loads of money in a proper hiking backpack to begin with, but be sure it is comfortable and has enough space.Always carry water and your mobile phone. We also recommend you include a snack (for example an energy bar or two), and a basic first aid kit just in case.Other items you might want to consider include suncream, an extra layer of clothing or waterproofs as mentioned above, a torch in case you’re caught out, an alternative form of navigation (think a map if you’re using your phone to guide you) and maybe even a swiss army knife.Where can I go hiking in the UK?The UK is packed full of wonderful spots to go walking and hiking. There’s lots of options available for all levels of experience so we definitely recommend getting out there and making the most of the incredible walking and hiking that the UK has to offer. From wild coastal explorations, to stunning mountain landscapes or tracing the footsteps of ancient Britons and beyond, wherever you go in the UK you’ll find hiking trails in the local area.Once you’ve become comfortable with hiking for a few hours, why not think about booking a hiking holiday? A hiking retreat is a great way to explore a new area, often led by an experienced and knowledgeable guide so you can really enjoy your adventure. Many walking and hiking retreats also arrange your accommodation and take care of moving your luggage, so you don’t have to worry about any of the details.We’ve got some great hiking and walking retreats for 2021, and for a limited time only, many of these require only a £49 deposit so you can have something definite booked in to look forward to.Here are some of our top hiking and walking retreats around the uk with a low upfront deposit...4 Days: Walk the Cornish Coast3 Days: Walk the Peak District5 Days: Walk the Cairngorms in Summer6 Days: Hike the Pembrokeshire Coast5 Days: Walk the Jurassic Coast7 Days: Walk Hadrian’s Wall HighlightsWant to explore our full list of £49 deposit breaks and retreats? You’ll find the full list here.

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