Dolphin Swim Retreat
Ever dreamed of swimming with wild dolphins?
Yearning to open your heart and awaken your spirit?
Join us in Hawaii for a life changing journey!
ALOHA & WELCOME to HAWAII
Welcomed with a warm aloha! and friendly faces, you automatically slip into the relaxed island vibe of Hawaii. Guided to your interconnecting island flight, you feel excited about the amazing adventure you signed up for.
You land on the Big Island of Hawaii, the tropical paradise and the land of fire and ice.
Chauffeured to your hotel, you are greeted with a delicious welcome cocktail.
After laying down your bags, you refresh yourself and step outside to breathe in the fresh ocean air.
You wonder through the luscious tropical gardens to where the waves are lapping on the nearby shore. Mmmm.. such a peaceful place.
Your body and mind surrender to the raw beauty of nature. You are mesmerised by the palms swaying gently in the breeze.
The scent of frangipanis and ginger flowers seduce you with their delicate aromas.
Melodious sounds of hawaiian song make you smile and bring on a warm fuzzy feeling.
Feel your stresses melt away, as you deeply relax and unwind in this nurturing paradise.
You are on a life altering journey that will remain in your heart forever!
ADVENTURE IS CALLING YOUR NAME
Daydreaming of packing your bags and leaving your worries behind?
You know there is more to life than ticking all the boxes and you’d rather be ticking off your bucket list.
Craving to do something that makes you feel alive and makes your heart sing.
You know its time to take better care of yourself.
You want to go on a healthy holiday that gives you a new lease on life. You want to improve your eating habits, learn about wholistic health and elevate your energy levels. You want to make fitness more fun.
You are yearning for a deeper spiritual connection.
You want to develop a spiritual practice that brings contentment and inner peace. You are ready for a dose heathy fun and the soulful adventure of a lifetime!
SWIMMING WITH THE DOLPHINS
Swimming with dolphins in their natural habit will always be a major highlight of your life.
You are warmly welcome by our friendly dolphin guides. You can sense their special connection with the dolphins, as they bring you into their world, sharing their behaviors and how to respectfully interact with them.
After our initiation and a sacred ritual, we are ready to meet our new friends.
Entering the refreshing calm waters of the bay, you are surprised by the pleasant temperature.
Mesmerised by a dancing array of a brilliant blue hues, you gaze through the crystal clear waters.
Something catches you eye and the pod of spinner dolphins swimming beneath you come into focus. You are jumping out of your skin with excitement!
You find yourself in a sacred space that is profoundly moving and humbling.
You feel your heart opening as you experience their healing presence of the dolphins. You enter an ecstatic timeless trance.
Something stirs deeply inside your soul. You feel deeply connected and at peace.
GORGEOUS CREATURES OF THE SEA
The friendly spinner dolphins here love interracting with humans.
This is a rare place where the dolphins have connected with the locals for decades. This is why we come here.
They can change location daily, so we only find out in the morning from our local guides where the action is.
Don’t worry if you don’t know how to snorkel, as we will practice beforehand, so you feel at ease.
I know many people, including me, who have healed their fear of deep water, after swimming with the dolphins.
Swimming with the green sea turtles here is also an enchanting experience. You will also visit a special beach that is a natural aquarium for colorful tropical fish.
A nite swim with the giant manta rays can also be arranged and added for adventure seekers (at an additional fee).
Your morning with a powerful fusion of yoga, healing sound and meditations to open your body, mind and heart to receive the dolphins. Sometimes we will swim with the dolphins beforehand, depending on the conditions.
Every day we will interweave spiritual and healing practices with hawaiian tradition.
Most days we will be swimming with dolphins and the green sea turtles, in their natural habitat.
In between, you will have time to relax, journal or bliss out with a traditional lomi lomi massage.
The Big Island is the largest and most diverse of the Hawaiian islands.
Extra excursions can be organised to visit the Volcanoes national park, the majestic Waipeo valley, Green Sands beach or go on a waterfall hiking adventure.
YOUR MAGICAL HOME
Awaken from your sweet slumber and catch a glorious sunrise or just sink into your cosy mattress until our day begins.
Your room has all the creature comforts to make your stay a divine experience.
Your hotel is poised on a private tranquil coastline, just south of Kona. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens with exotic plants and flowers, you will be mesmerised by swaying palms and the fresh scent of the ocean.
Adjacent to a Hawaiian sacred site, the power of this land whispers its ancient secrets.
Pele’, the goddess of fire and guardian of this isle, reveals her multi-faceted beauty to you with her beautiful lava formations and the gorgeous green blue hues of her pristine waters.
The best snorkelling beach is a short walk away.
Every day will be filled with fun, spirit, adventure and play!
Begin your day with a healthy hearty brunch that is cleansing and will also sustain your energy levels.
Exotic fruits, aromatic spices plus an array of vegetarian and seafood dishes will tantalize your palate. Not to mention the artistic table settings and beautiful surroundings.
Every day, after class, we will supercharge our day with a yummy nutritious breakfast (included).
Lunchtime, you have the option the eat as a group or do your own thing. If you join a tour. We will guide you in making healthy choices.
Add healthy juices, coconut water or healing ’jamu’ elixirs to accompany your meal (not included).
Clean drinking water and herbal teas are available anytime.
Any dietary needs will be happily accommodated.
* Airport pick-up
* 6 nites accommodation with daily buffet breakfast
* 3 celebration dinners
* 2 X Guided boat dolphin swim (includes snorkel equipment)
* Daily yoga and meditation~ Morning & Sunset
* Life skills and wellbeing classes
* Snorkelling with green sea turtles and tropical fish
* Hawaiian cultural activities
* Full moon ritual ceremony on sacred site
* Traditional Hawaiian luau feast and show
WHATS NOT INCLUDED
* Travel insurance
* Accommodation in the event of flight cancellations
* Single accommodation (quotes base on queen share – extra charges apply)
* Lunches – we will improvise to match the days activities.
* Private coaching
After our closing circle on the last day, we will provide transport to the airport. However, if you extend your stay, you will need to organise your own transportation.
Mirella del Mondo is a dedicated transformation coach and wellness expert.
She is passionate about yoga, health, nutrition and travel. Through mindfulness, movement therapy, healing and ritual, she lovingly guides women into cultivating inner and outer wellbeing.
“The Big Island of Hawaii is my favourite retreat destinations. Swimming with the spinner dolphins is such a huge heart opening experience. It is hard to describe the combination of blissful connection and ecstatic excitement I feel each time I am in their presence.
This island of fire and ice hosts a huge diversity on natural wonders and is a stunning isle to explore. There is so much to see and do, both on land and in the water. Every time, I discover something new.
It is place of great spiritual power and home to Pele, the volcano goddess, the most powerful of all the old Hawaiian deities. THe Big Island is also believed to link back to the ancient land of Lemuria.
Many people come here to heal – whether they are just getting out of a long relationship, grieving over someone or something lost, or getting over an illness or major life change. It is a place that facilitates deep healing and powerful transformation.
Join me on a journey that remain in your heart forever!.’
THE GIFTS OF THIS JOURNEY
Experience healing and huge heart opening.
Explore the natural wonders of the land of fire and ice.
Fill up your cup from within with meditation and spiritual practices.
Leave your old habits behind and learn new skills for your health and wellbeing.
Move your body in delicious ways with dance, yoga, swimming and spectacular nature walks.
Express your playfulness, your sensuality, your feisty side and just enjoy being your magnificent self.
Connect with a supportive community of conscious women with your best interests at heart.
By the end of this week, you will be armed with a fabulous toolkit of powerful rituals and healthy practices to support your ongoing wellbeing.