When I first arrived on the property, I thought I had fallen from the sky and landed on a cloud. The white architecture, water features, sounds of birds, exotic skies and the view... so much beauty and grace I took a deep breath and relaxed. I was greeted with fresh Pipa and shown to my room. When I surfaced from unpacking and gazing on the valley and coastline, I was shown the property and begun to meet the staff. All were wonderful warm and welcoming, I felt like I was part of something special. And as my week progressed, I attended Yoga, took long hikes around the valley, water pilates, massages, and this amazing signature treatment that left me limp and happy. The bocas at sunset, the handcrafted cocktails and the fresh cuisine...all were fantastic. I noticed my body…
This is the place to be to come back to yourself. Gorgeous property, wonderful pool and lounge areas, DELICIOUS raw and natural food that will blow your mind...incredible sleeping quaters that makes you feel like you are living in a dream...and wonderful healty classes that will tone your body and make you feel great! Incredible and helpful staff. A favorite destination for the records!
We were one of the first guests at The Retreat. Early teething problems and last builders were all forgiven because We were so well taken care of and would come back especially if we needed to stay near San Jose.
Where to start? We were welcomed by our chef Heather with a fresh pipa and shown to our room with an unabstructed view of the valley all the way to the sea. The room bright, welcoming and I have to say the best bedding I have EVER slept on. Felt like a nest. Visit the website as I can't truly describe the grounds, pool, yoga, restaurant, deck as it deserves. Did yoga for the first time and I'm spoiled, birds chirping and gentle breezes. REALLY? Our meals were excellent farm to fork organic and satisfying. Did I mention the organic juiced watermelon margaritas and infused mojitos? The only bummer was leaving and I didn't get to see a sloth. Thank you Diana for being an excellent host. See you next year.
The view is spectacular! The food is as beautiful to look at as it is to eat. the staff is very attentive, the pool is invigorating. the grounds and the buildings are absolutely beautiful. I must have lost at least three pounds.