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Our founder, Eileen Rhein, Esq, @lighttravelsfaster and the rest of the Lighttravelsfaster team have spent years training various wellness techniques from yoga to Pilates to meditation and more. We’ve crisscrossed the globe, visiting 71 countries in the process. Together we use this knowledge to create unique retreats that combine luxury, adventure and wellness in some of the most pristine locations on earth.
Welcome to Lighttravelsfaster Retreats
- Holbox Edition!
Lighttravelsfaster is so excited to welcome you to join us on our first 2021 wellness retreat!
Get ready to embark on a journey to the Yucatan's best-kept secret, Holbox Island. This virtually car-free, tiny island in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo abounds in thick jungles, white-sand beaches and open-air restaurants. Explore, relax and unwind on this quick escape to paradise on earth.
The Retreat You’re Looking for!
Why Isla Holbox?
Mesmerizing turquoise water and expansive azure sky meet luxurious, sugar-fine sand. Hammocks gently sway in the sea breeze, supported by sticks jutting out of the calm water. Golf carts replace cars as they meander down the streets of packed sand. Welcome to Isla Holbox, Mexico—an idyllic island that feels worlds away yet remains (somewhat) easily accessible from the tourist hub of Cancun. If you’re ready to escape to paradise, then look no further. This skinny, 26-mile island boasts just about everything you could ask for in a tropical getaway: secluded beaches, starry night skies, abundant nature, and a notable no-fuss attitude. For those travellers who are tired of ever-increasing commercialization in the Yucatan Peninsula destinations, Isla Holbox is a welcome escape. If you want to revitalize and rejuvenate in nature while still enjoying conveniences like air conditioning and fine dining, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more magical locale!
Take a 3-hour tour on a small boat to explore the three local islands and nature.
Bird Island: A 30-minute boat ride away from Holbox. You will admire more than 150 different species of birds. You may find prehistoric crabs, flamingos, pelicans, ducks and other species as well.
Yalahau Lagoon: Separates Holbox from the mainland, surrounded by mangroves and a sacred lagoon. A place with fresh waters that, according to legends, have strange properties; they say that by immersing yourself in them, you feel as if you were ten years younger.
Passion Island: This small island is only 15 minutes from Holbox. This place invites total relaxation, enjoying the soft sand and its unspoiled beaches.
The bioluminescent phytoplankton light up the water, creating a glowing effect on the water that is otherworldly. Gather with the crew and your guide on your golf carts to search for the best spots to marvel at the sparkling beaches. You can even swim in it!
This concept has become a hot topic, and that's a beautiful thing. It means that people become aware of how our thoughts, beliefs, and general mindset influence our experience. That's essentially what the concept of manifestation is all about: focusing on what you desire, and attracting it through what you think, say, and do. That last part, the "do" part, is frequently overlooked and is an essential element of the manifestation process. We will dig into all of these aspects of manifestation during our workshop time together and help you discover what you truly desire and how to call it in.
Two Yoga Classes: On days 2 & 4, join Eileen for a yoga flow class, targeting strength and cardio with a touch of meditation.
Pilates Class: On day 3, join Eileen for an invigorating mat pilates class targeting strength and stretching.
Golf Carts are the best way to get around this car-free, small rustic island town! Enjoy and explore Holbox with an included full-day guided tour. Grab a few travel buddies and explore the sandy streets.
Sit back and relax while you indulge in the sounds of nature while immersing yourself in the golden sunsets.
The sea, the breeze, the sounds and the sky are the main ingredients for your special celebration or intimate moment, for you to cherish forever. You can choose to enjoy the warm sand or the sea at your feet.
From portraits to abstract murals, the art of Holbox is a magnificent sight.
The tranquillity of the yoga and meditation sessions inspires many internal voyages of discovery.
Relax in the cool calming waters, while listening to the birds sing their night song.
Let an Authentic Mexican Cuisine and a Sushi Bar heighten your senses while you enjoy the breathtaking views of the nature that surrounds
There is a place where nature reveals itself as inviting us to forget about everything, where we can come closer to ourselves. This unique place is located within the natural reserve Yum-Balam on Holbox island.
Lighttravelsfaster Retreats invites you to surrender to pleasure and relaxation, to stop time and enjoy.
With luxury 4-star accommodations and chic boho vibes, this is the perfect place to relax, recharge and adventure!
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Take advantage of this limited-time offer!
Early Bird Pricing is now in effect and only available to the first EIGHT people! Don't hesitate; this price won't last long!
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Enjoy one last breakfast before saying goodbye to Holbox.
After taking the ferry back to the mainland, a private transfer will take you to the airport.
After breakfast, join Eileen for an invigorating mat pilates class targeting strength and stretching. This class welcomes all levels.
Today, you're off to explore on your own. The best way to get around this car-free town is via golf carts! A full-day inclusive rental, so you can grab a few travel buddies and explore the sandy streets.
Eileen and the Lighttravelsfaster team will introduce you to the art of manifestation: This concept has become a hot topic, and that's a beautiful thing. It means that people become aware of how our thoughts, beliefs, and general mindset influence our experience. That's essentially what the concept of manifestation is all about: focusing on what you desire, and attracting it through what you think, say, and do. That last part, the "do" part, is frequently overlooked and is an essential element of the manifestation process. We will dig into all of these aspects of manifestation during our workshop time together and help you discover what you truly desire and how to call it in.
At night, you'll experience a natural phenomenon, bioluminescence. The bioluminescent phytoplankton light up the water, creating a glowing effect that is otherworldly. Gather with the crew and your guide on your golf carts to search for the best spots to marvel at the sparkling beaches. You can even swim in it!
Join Eileen for a yoga flow class targeting strength and cardio with a touch of meditation.
After breakfast, immerse yourself in Holbox's natural beauty by exploring three surrounding islands, Bird Island, Yalahau Lagoon and Passion Island. Here, you can admire an immense variety of birds, among them flamingos and pelicans. It's a stunning place to feel at one with nature.
Yalahau Lagoon is up next! The lagoon is a cenote and part of a protected nature reserve with stunning mangroves and clear, refreshing freshwater. The legend says if you swim in it, you'll feel as if you're ten years younger!
Finally, you're off to Passion Island, a place that invites total relaxation with its soft white sand and crystal clear water. Enjoy the secluded beach, and then head back to Holbox for lunch on your own.
The rest of the day is at your leisure! Hang back at the hotel's pool or stroll around the peaceful downtown. You'll quickly discover the island's magical charm through its laid-back small restaurants and bohemian boutiques.
In the evening, join Eileen and Eileen and the Lighttravelsfaster team to relax and empower guided meditation to calm your body, mind, and spirit. This session will also prepare you for the more profound work you will do on day 3 in our manifestation workshop.
Cheers to your first day in paradise!
Once you settle into your suite, there will be a group welcome dinner; this is where we will get to know one another and become more familiar with our itinerary.
Indulge in the authentic Mexican cuisine, and feel yourself starting to relax and recharge!
Take the rest of the evening to relax and prepare to open your mind and body to the complimentary yoga session with Eileen.
Wake up to one final yoga flow with the crew before exploring the town on your own.
It's your last day in paradise, and you're free to enjoy it at your leisure. Your guide will be around to recommend the best spots and activities.
Meet back up with the crew in the evening to reflect on the inner work that we began in the manifestation workshop and finish with some closing rituals to end our retreat.
I'm Eileen Rhein
Eileen Rhein, Esq. of @lighttravelsfaster is the founder of the iconic New York City luxury & adventure travel and lifestyle brand, Lighttravelsfaster. She has visited over 71 countries and is an expert on all things travel. Eileen hails from a background on Wall Street as an international business lawyer and is also a professional dancer and a classical violinist. She has a Master's Degree from New York University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta. Today, Eileen is an acclaimed travel journalist, an award-winning photographer, and founder of Lighttravelsfaster, her own travel & lifestyle brand.
Canadian born and New York City based, Eileen travels approximately six months per year. She has spent years training in various wellness techniques from Yoga to Pilates to Meditation, Dance and more, criss-crossing the globe in the process. She’s taught dance, yoga and other wellness techniques for over a decade and has performed alongside the likes of Shania Twain and on national television.
Eileen uses this diverse set of knowledge and skills to create unparalleled retreats that combine luxury, adventure and wellness from a real world perspective in some of the most pristine locations on earth. You’ve seen her on social media @lighttravelsfaster, now’s your chance to get to know Eileen in person!
Eileen and the Lighttravelsfaster team are true experts in luxury and adventure travel. We spend 4-6 months per year abroad and have visited over 70 countries. Our team has stayed at hundreds of hotels worldwide and has a particular interest in luxury, design, and boutique resorts. We regularly review hotels and share our experiences with our audience on the @lighttravelsfaster blog, Instagram and Trip Advisor.
We have also frequently been among the first guests at luxury hotels worldwide and have a knack for finding hidden gems in up-and-coming destinations.
Friends, Holbox IS the next up-and-coming destination! We have personally curated this island retreat experience based on our expertise and knowledge and are confident that you will be just as thrilled to attend it with us as we are to share our experiences with our audience on the @lighttravelsfaster social media accounts, the Lighttravelsfaster Digital Magazine, and Trip Advisor.
Luxury accommodations that still feel connected to the natural beauty and remoteness of the island.
The opportunity to participate and connect as a community of like-minded travellers while also allowing for plenty of small-group or solo time.
The chance to learn valuable tools and skills that will help you begin to truly manifest that which you most desire in your life, but also the opportunity to have fun and just enjoy island excursions.
Daily yoga or Pilates to energize and strengthen your body so that you can feel great indulging in the island's incredible food and drink scene.
Available to the first EIght people to join
Chance to win a $200 gift basket on arrival
First on the list for future retreats
25% Due at booking
Chance to win a $200 gift basket on arrival
inclusive featured experiences
INCLUSIVE YOGA, PILATES, MEDITATION & MANIFESTATIONS SESSION
25% Due at booking
Inclusive yoga, pilates, meditation & manifestations session
All of our trips include accommodations, transportation between cities, some meals and a number of activities relevant to the theme of your trip! Most of our hotels also include breakfast, but that varies by destination. A local guide who speaks the language will also be assigned to your trip and ready to provide recommendations every step of the way. Welcome to a better way to follow your passion while seeing the world!
International flights to and from the trip destination are not included.
Breakfast is included every day. There will be two dinners included. Please let the Lighttravelsfaster team know if you have any dietary concerns, allergies or if you are on a budget.
The excursions and tours that are included in this specific trip are: Three island boat tour, golf cart & bioluminescent tour.
A 25% down payment is due at the time of booking. The down payment is refundable until your spot is confirmed at which time it becomes non-refundable (you will receive an email when your spot is confirmed). The remaining balance will be charged 60 days prior to the trip departure. If you book within 60 days from trip start, the full amount will be due at booking, but still refundable until your spot is confirmed.
When you book your trip, your spot will enter a pending status. If the trip is confirmed, your spot will also typically be confirmed in 24-48 hours. If the trip is not confirmed, it can take anywhere from 2-3 months for your spot to be confirmed. While we typically notify much sooner, you’ll be notified at least 60 days prior to trip start whether or not your spot is confirmed. Your down payment is refundable until your spot is confirmed. We recommend not booking a flight until your spot is confirmed.
No more than 20 travelers on each trip. In order to create a personalized experience, we feel it is important to keep group sizes smaller. Sometimes, less is more!
Friends, we are so thrilled to be hosting this incredible retreat, but even if it sells out before you have the chance to book, don't panic... this is JUST the beginning! We will be offering so many uniquely curated experiences to follow!
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