"The cure for anything is salt. Tears, Sweat, the Sea." Isak Dinesen
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Isla Mujeres, the island of women, sanctuary of the goddess Ixchel, goddess of the moon, fertility, medicine and happiness, dates back over 1500 years. Also home to the ancient Mayan civilization, as they came here to havest salt from the lagoons, is a relaxing ferry ride across the bay from Cancun.
A visit to Isla Mujeres, is like turning back time at least fifty years. The small and diverse island holds visual contrast from, end to end. On the north beach, you will walk along turquoise-blue shoreline on soft white sand beaches with a view of the Caribbean sea. Yet, just a short distance to the south, a dramatic shift awaits with coral cliffs over the Atlantic Ocean and, a rare opportunity to view the ancient Mayan ruins. In the heart of town, experience true local flavors in dining, shopping and, quite often, street entertainment!
Fun on land or fun in the water, there is much to explore on Isla Mujeres. Snorkle, scuba or visit the dolphins, you can enjoy the pristine waters in multiple ways. On foot, golf cart or scooter, there is much to explore by land. Venture to La Tortuga for the turtles, Punta Sur for the temples, or bungee jumping at Garrafon Park, you'll fill days with all there is to offer here. Our favorite is yoga in the tree house and relaxing on the beach by Buhos.
Riviera Maya | Cancun
Located just south of Cancun and extending south to Puerto Morelos, Riveria Cancun delights visitors with its soft sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters. A short ride from from the busy hotel zone yet, close enough not to miss the action. While Riviera Cancun offers a more peaceful atmosphere, it's location is still quite close to many of Mexico's popular attractions, making it an excellent home base for your explorations.
During your visit here, seize the opportunity to experience the world renowned Mayan ruins at Tulum. Have your breath taken as you wander this sacred and ancient terrain. The preservation of this landmark is pristine. Journey here for a day trip, view the ruins and relax on the beach. Adventure awaits.
Visit Lake Oconee, one of the most rustically elegant lake resorts in Georgia. A stay here, opens the door to world-renowned golf experiences on five championship courses, a relaxing day of fishing or boating on Lake Oconee, any and all water sports or dining lakeside as stars fill the sky. It is where families, friends and groups gather to make vacation memories. City dwellers trade city noise for nature’s peaceful sounds. Golfers discover 99 reasons to pack their lucky golf shoes. And, where brides realize that wedding dreams really do come true. It is a place that when memories are made, they will stay with you forever.
Discover the history of beautiful Lake Oconee. Lake Oconee boasts a rich Native American history, plus many historical buildings, museums, and more. Explore the beautiful lake country and drink in the culture and history that makes Lake Oconee so unique. Lake Oconee and surrounding towns of Eatonton, Madison and Greensboro offer visitors a look at a unique history and culture, coupled with many antique shops that let you bring some of Georgia's lake country home.
Lake Oconee is rich with history; the historic homes and forgotten inns are treasures of Americana. These landmarks, plantations and museums chronicle the history of the South, as they reflect the history of the state of Georgia.
There are many treasures and many mysteries waiting to be discovered, deep in the heart of lake country. Other activities include:
In addition to enjoying your Lake Oconee yoga retreat, it’s nice to know that you can find many other activities and attractions in the area to meet the interests of everyone in your party. Please use the links below to see what our local area has to offer.
Nestled in the mountains of southern Vermont, Grafton is one of New England's loveliest villages. Many of its beautiful and historic buildings have been restored by its residents and the Windham Foundation, so today's town is reflective of the earliest days of America.
Grafton's uniqueness comes from being a real town - not a museum like re- creation - with its citizens being its most valuable resource. It is a vibrant community, still holding the traditional Town Meeting with participation from a wonderfully diverse population of 600 people.
In winter, put on your cross country skis, strap on some snowshoes, grab a sled or take a horse drawn sleigh ride. Revel in the season and end your day with a cup of hot chocolate hunkered down by a cozy fire.
Any time, walk the village streets, visit shops, galleries and museums. Linger a few days and experience the beauty that surrounds the hills and come to embrace Grafton’s peace and quiet charm.
St Simons Island
Year round warm weather in the Golden Isles allows visitors to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing, biking, golfing, or relaxing on East Beach. Visitors can tour the island’s historic sites on a variety of transportation options.
Due to its strategic geography, the Golden Isles’ history has been punctuated by conquest and acquisition during times of political turmoil. Five Flags have claimed this coastal region as their own, as well as countless generations of native tribes, each leaving their indelible mark. Many of the historic landmarks have been lovingly restored and are a great addition to your visit.
The largest barrier island in the Golden Isles, St. Simon's Island lies across the immortalized Marshes of Glynn, made famous by poet Sidney Lanier. Moss-draped oaks line the winding island streets, creating a picture-perfect image worthy of a Faulkner tale. The island’s villages offer a charming and unique selection of shops, plus a variety of restaurants ranging from fine dining to casual outdoor fare. Everyone enjoys the energy and activity at Neptune’s Pier.
St. Simon's Island is dotted with exceptional historic sites and attractions, from the St. Simon's Lighthouse Museum—a working lighthouse built in 1872—to the Bloody Marsh Battle Site, where, in July 1742, British and Scottish soldiers protecting colonial Georgia defeated a larger Spanish force in a battle that helped end Spanish incursions outside Florida. Fort Frederica National Monument, which preserves archaeological remnants of the local British colony and its defense against Spain, and historic Christ Church, Frederica—one of the oldest churches in Georgia, with worship held continuously since 1736—are located on the island’s north end. Toward the southern tip, the Maritime Center, in the restored U.S. Coast Guard Station, provides fascinating glimpses of the area’s natural evolution, while highlighting some of its maritime and military history.
Jamaica, the preeminent Caribbean island, conjures images of stunning terrain, flavorful cuisine, reggae music and a slower pace of life. Step foot on this land and relax like no other place on earth. Jamaica is an ambassador for the natural beauty, hospitality and flavors discovered throughout the Caribbean. There's plenty to explore from the famous Blue Mountains, home of Blue Mountain Coffee, to sunny Negril, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios. You'll find pristine white-sand beaches, jaw-dropping shoreline, and picture-perfect blue-green waters. This is the home of reggae and ska, and the melodies of Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, as well as the feared Jamaican bob-sledding team and, of course Usain Bolt, the fastest man alive. Witness vivid sunsets here as you unwind and uncover the true meaning of island time.
Located on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana is the gem of the island. With a myriad of ways to enjoy this tropical paradise, Punta Cana is a regular on the list of top beaches. Boasting a diverse terrain and selection of activities for visitors, you will find something for most everyone here. Punta Cana is home to crystal clear waters, lush vistas in its reserves and parks, including Manati Park. Along with the islands of Catalina and Saona, this is a dream for both land and underwater exploration. Along with its natural wonders, the land is dotted with shopping, golf and treasures for the history buffs too. By foot or relaxing sea cruise, Punta Cana is a place for all to admire.
Lake Rabun, the second largest lake in the six lake chain, offers water skiing, fishing, and wonderful afternoon cruises. Situated at the foothills of the Appalachians, it is the perfect destination for those that love all the outdoors has to offer.
With a proximity of only 90 miles from Atlanta, it is the perfect getaway for city dwellers. The traditions and love for the lake remain constant, even as vintage wood boats and modern jet skis cross paths. With a strong and active local community, guests and regulars are sure to cross paths at favorite local spots like Louie’s on the Lake and The Lake Rabun Hotel. Fridays seem to be THE night to enjoy some incredible pizza at Louie's while the regulars move to The Lake Rabun Hotel for the latest in farm to table cuisine on Saturdays.
Daytime activities are centered on enjoying the water. Early mornings you can enjoy the glassy waters, while afternoons get charged for jet skis and tubes. When the day’s wind down, cocktail cruises begin providing a glimpse into very rare and classic wood boats.
Beyond summer, Lake Rabun is an ideal spot for enjoying all four seasons of the year. Hiking is available year round and Lake Rabun is located near gorgeous water falls, rivers and streams. Explore Georgia, and add some color to your outdoor adventures with a trip to Lake Rabun.
With more than 425 wineries, miles of rugged Pacific coastline, towering redwood forests, and its close proximity to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, Sonoma County is a traveler’s dream vacation spot in California. Tasting rooms in the world-class Sonoma wine region range from simple and rustic — two wine barrels and a slab of redwood as an outdoor tasting bar.
Sonoma County invites you to explore and enjoy diverse activities. Experience arts and culture, outdoor activities in the redwoods, whale watching along the coast, or take a hike in the magnificent state and regional parks of the San Francisco North Bay area.
Sonoma County offers something for everyone: from wine lovers to nature enthusiasts, from families to couples on a romantic getaway, you will find lots of fun things to do.