BALI RETREAT

Week 1: October 1st - 8th and Week 2: October 12th - 19th

 This October Join Us In Bali
For An 8 day All Inclusive Luxury Retreat!

 

The Bali Retreat is our flagship trip, where we take you to explore the beautiful island of Bali showing you the destination from an expert insider perspective. Our founder Becky van Dijk will be your host, showing you the best of Bali and teaching you everything you need to know to kick-start or accelerate your business or hobby in our boutique business & blogging workshops.

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Retreat Overview

About The Retreat

 

The Bali Retreat is for women who are looking to kick start their business or hobby and learn from our expert retreat host and lead mentor Becky van Dijk as well as other guest mentors.

 

This is a very active retreat with a packed itinerary to show you the best of Bali as well as provide you with an in-depth learning experience. There will be free time to relax and enjoy our luxurious villa, and to connect with the other guests on the retreat.

 

All activities and workshops are optional so if you prefer to skip a workshop or activity to chill by the pool that is totally fine!

Retreat Basics

 

Dates: 

     Week 1: October 1st – 8th, 2018

     Week 2: October 12th – 19th, 2018

Trip Length: 8 days, 7 nights 

Trip Style: Educational & Active 

Category: Luxury

Group Size: 14 total, (12 guests, 2 retreat hosts)

Accommodation Type: Luxury Villa

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Hosts: Becky van Dijk, co-host to be confirmed

Price: US $3,000

Who Is The Retreat For?

The Bali Retreat is for the adventurous female traveller looking to explore a new destination, learn new skills and make lifelong friends!

The Bali Retreat combines a packed itinerary exploring the island taking you on day trips to waterfalls, white sand beaches, and lake temples with a series of boutique workshops to learn new skills.

We designed the retreat to be a place where you can connect and network with a group of 14 women to form valuable business relationships and friendships, get outside and create content for your blog and social media, kickstart your blog or entrepreneurial journey and above all – have fun!

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You will be staying in a luxury 7 bedroom/10 bathroom villa complete with huge pool, indoor yoga studio, gym, cinema room and teppanyaki area!

This spectacular villa will be your home for 7 nights along with 13 other girls. All rooms will be based on shared occupancy with one other girl (separate beds and large double en-suite bathroom).

The Location

The villa is located in the heart of Bali, close to the most popular restaurants, beach bars and shopping

The retreat villa is located in Umalas, which is approximately 45 minutes from Denpasar International Airport. Umalas is a very desirable area of Bali, set perfectly between bustling Seminyak and a hip Canggu making it the perfect location for us to explore from.

The villa is on a quiet residential street surrounded by rice fields and other villas. You can step outside the front gates and watch Balinese workers out on the rice fields and families scooting by on their motorcycles.

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Blogging & Business Workshops

Participate in a series of workshops taught by our lead mentor Becky van Dijk and other experts in blogging, photography and videography. Topics covered include:

  • Blog Business Planning & Developing Your Brand
  • Website & Blog Essentials including SEO, Site Security, Optimisation
  • How To Grow Your Social Presence & Get Traffic To Your Blog
  • Securing Brand Partnerships, Press & PR
  • Destination Photography & Videography
  • 15 Comprehensive Digital eBooks

More information in the FAQ’s below.

Exploring Bali

On the retreat we will show you the best of Bali, including well known spots and local secrets, through half-day and full-day trips!

During the retreat you will see many of Bali’s most fun and photogenic landmarks. Local temples, waterfalls, and cultural landmarks? Check. Beautiful beaches with crystal blue water, day clubs, and picturesque restaurants? We got you. Sufficient to say, your Instagram page will make all your friends jealous by the time you leave!

For a more detailed outline of all the activities we will be doing, please see the full sample itinerary below.

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Food & Drink

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all included, so you don’t need to bring anything besides your appetite. Throughout the week we will host dinners at the villa, as well as taking you to some of Bali’s hottest dining spots. Highlights include:

  • Traditional Indonesian Welcome Dinner at the Villa
  • Teppanyaki Dining Experience
  • Sunset Cocktails at a Beachfront Bohemian Restaurant
  • Lunch at a Luxury Cooking School in Ubud
  • Meals at Epic Beach Clubs and Beautiful Rice Terraces
  • And More!

Your Retreat Hosts

Our hosts have insider knowledge on all the best spots in Bali and bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our business and blogging workshops

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Becky van Dijk

Founder & Host

 

Becky hosts the retreat and is the lead mentor during our business & blogging workshops. With a degree in Business & Economics, 10 years in finance and a successful entrepreneurial career launching We Are Travel Girls & Travel Girls Getaways, Becky will share her expert knowledge on how to grow your business and brand, as well as take you to explore the best spots in Bali!

To Be Announced

Co-Host

To Be Announced

 

We are currently confirming the co-host for our October retreats – check back for more information soon.

LUXURY VILLA

 

One of our guests favorite parts of the trip is the amazing villa you will call home for 7 nights! Unlike many other trips which don’t provide accomodation details, this is the exact villa you will be staying at. We scoured Bali for one of the best villas on the island!

For more pictures and details of the villa, please visit the Bali Retreat Villa Page!

Sample Itinerary

On the retreat we want to show you the best of Bali and we will have multiple full day trips out exploring the island, as well as afternoon activities after the workshops on the other days

Day 1 – Arrive: Guests arrive at the villa and will spend the afternoon getting to know the villa and the other girls on the trip. We will have a special  Traditional Indonesian Welcome Dinner and drinks at the villa while watching the sunset.

 

Day 2 – Umalas and Canggu: Start your day with breakfast at the villa, followed by the first introductory morning workshop outlining all of the material you will learn over the coming week. After the workshop, head to one of Bali’s best kept secret lunch spots with a beautiful view of the rice terraces. Afterwards, head back to the villa for a relaxing afternoon by the pool and in-villa massages. For sunset, we will go to one of the best beach bars in Canggu for cocktails and amazing pictures, and then head to a wonderful local cafe for dinner.

 

Day 3 – North Bali: Head up north to experience a quieter side of Bali. We start the day with a visit to a breathtaking lake temple. Next, we will stop by a photogenic landmark for a fun group picture, then onto a very unique stop at the twin lakes overlook where you can grab some Instagram shots on the swings. Then we enjoy lunch with an amazing view before heading to a nearby waterfall for an afternoon dip!

 

Day 4 – Uluwatu:  We start the day with morning workshops before heading down to the south of the island to spend the afternoon at one of Bali’s most beautiful beaches in Uluwatu. We will enjoy lunch at a very cool beach club before hitting the water for paddle boarding, kayaking and relaxing in the sun. We will watch the sunset by fire pits on the beach before heading back to the villa for dinner.

Day 5 – Umalas and Canggu: After a relaxing beach day it’s time to get to work today! After morning breakfast we will host another in-depth workshop and really dive into how to get your business off the ground. We will break for lunch at the villa, and then have time in the afternoon for relaxing by the pool and in-villa massages. At night, we will head to one of Canggu’s most photogenic beachfront restaurants for sunset cocktails and dinner.

 

Day 6 – Ubud Made famous by Eat, Pray, Love – Ubud is in the heart of Bali and popular with yoga enthusiasts. We will start our day in Ubud visiting a luxury cooking school where you will learn traditional Indonesian cooking and eat a Balinese lunch of ceremonial food that you won’t get to experience anywhere else on the island! After lunch we will head to the famous sprawling rice terraces for some amazing pictures and see the cheeky monkeys at the Monkey Forest before heading back to the villa for dinner.

 

Day 7 – Seminyak and Canggu: We will have another detailed workshop this morning before heading to one of Bali’s hippest beachfront restaurants for lunch. After lunch, you will be free to do some shopping, visit the beach, or go to a nearby temple. We will have our final special group dinner and reflect on the amazing week we all shared together!

 

Day 8 – Departure: The morning will be the closing workshops where we recap everything we’ve learned over the week and outline your next steps to make sure you are on the right path for your future plans. We will arrange transportation to the airport or your hotel if you are staying in Bali for longer, and you will leave the retreat with some incredible memories, lots of photos, and a group of women who you will likely immediately start planning your next trip with!

What’s Included

Inclusions

7 Nights Accommodation in a luxury villa

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Daily Maid Service

Airport Transfers

Entry Fees & Transport to all activities

In-depth Blogging and Business Workshops

15+ Comprehensive eBooks

Yoga Class

1 Hour Massage

Goodie Bag

And most importantly, meeting other amazing women from all over the world!

Exclusions

Flights to and from Bali

Extra Drinks, Snacks and additional meals

Alternative transfers from within Bali (other than airport)

Personal Travel Insurance (required upon booking)

Personal Purchases and Souvenirs

Retreat Price

US $3,000

 

2 guest spots available in small room at US $2,800

 

All quoted pricing inclusive of US $750 deposit

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW MUCH FREE TIME IS THERE?

We allow for two afternoons of free time in the itinerary that you can use to relax at the villa, go out to explore or go shopping. However, all activities and workshops in the itinerary are optional so you are welcome to skip something in favour of some extra pool time!

ARE THERE SINGLE OCCUPANCY ROOMS?

All rooms are shared occupancy with one other female guest. Each room has two beds, either two single beds or one double and one single bed. We do not have single occupancy rooms available at the villa.

Paid room upgrades to a single room may be made available closer to the retreat date if the there are last minute cancellations.

DO I NEED TO HAVE A BLOG TO JOIN?

You don’t have to have a blog or be planning to start one when you join the retreat. The Bali Retreat includes workshops on blogging, growing your social presence, marketing, branding and much more. All of the lessons are relevant if you want to start a blog, want to refresh your existing blog and take it to the next level or if you plan to start a business.

The majority of the curriculum is relevant if you are planning to start your own business as we cover branding, marketing, why a blog is important for a business, building your email list and other topics relevant for entrepreneurs.

HOW MANY HOURS OF WORKSHOPS?

We have approximately 20+ hours of formal workshops. Workshops typically begin around 8am and we work though until lunch with some breaks in between.

IS THERE PRE-WORK BEFORE THE RETREAT?

Yes, we will send you a Blog Business Planning document to complete ahead of the retreat. The business planning document is to get you thinking about your business and blog before you arrive at the retreat.

WHAT IS THE WORKSHOP STYLE?

The business and blogging curriculum that we have created is extensive and there is a lot to fit in in just a week! As such, our workshops are lecture style with opportunity for the group to discuss ideas and ask questions throughout.

Together with a copy of our 250+ page presentation, we will provide you with a set of 15 comprehensive eBooks which have detailed notes, tasks and actions for you to complete after the retreat.

WHAT MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED TO ACCOMPANY THE WORKSHOPS?

Prior to the retreat we will send you a Blogger Business Plan Document to complete in advance.

On day 1 we will give you access to a folder of 15+ comprehensive eBooks written by Becky van Dijk and Vanessa Rivers that include detailed notes on each of the topics, resources and actions for you to complete after the retreat.

At the end of the retreat we will share a copy of the presentation used during the retreat which includes over 260 pages of information and resources.

We can provide you  with more information on the topics covered in the workshops, the eBooks and the learning you can expect on the retreat when we have a phone call to confirm your place on the retreat.

DO I NEED A VISA FOR BALI?

A visa is required to travel to Bali. It is your responsibility to check the visa requirements based on your country of original / nationality and to obtain the correct visa for your trip. Bali does have a visa on arrival for most visitors to the country staying less than 30 days and you need a valid passport with more than 6 months to expiry.

WHEN IS PAYMENT DUE?

Once your application is received and your booking confirmed a non-refundable deposit of USD 750 is due immediately to secure your place on the retreat. The balance of the payment is due 3 months before the retreat start date.

IS THERE A MINIMUM GUEST NUMBER?

Yes. We operate a minimum of 8 guests per week. As per our terms & conditions if the running of the trip is not deemed financially viable we reserve the right to cancel the retreat. In this situation you will be refunded all monies paid to We Are Travel Girls.

WHAT METHOD OF PAYMENT IS AVAILABLE?

Once your booking is confirmed we will send you a link to our secure payment page to make the first payment for the deposit. We will then send you a reminder and payment link when the balance is due. You can use credit card or debit cards to make the payment.

Upon request you can make a direct bank transfer or pay via PayPal. For payments via bank transfer, we offer a US $50 discount to the retreat price.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRICING OPTIONS?

Large Rooms:

There are 10 places available on the retreat at US $3,000. These places are all based on shared occupancy with one other retreat guest in a large room at the villa.

Small Room:

There are 2 places available on the retreat at US $2,800. These places are based based on shared occupancy with one other retreat guest in a small room at the villa.

The small room is the size of a normal European hotel room, with twin bed, walk in closet, bathroom and small terrace. The price is different for this room, as the room is smaller than all the large rooms at the villa.

WHAT IS THE EARLY BIRD PERIOD?

The early bird period applies to all bookings that are confirmed and the retreat deposit paid in full prior to the 1st April 2018. Early bird booking price only applies to confirmed bookings with deposit paid by 1st April 2018, not to applications received prior to this date without deposit paid.

DO I NEED TO PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE?

Yes. You are responsible for obtaining your own travel insurance cover. We recommend and require that you purchase travel insurance at the point of  booking your spot on a Travel Girls Getaway. This is in order that you are insured should unforeseen circumstances prevent you from attending the trip.

One option is World Nomads. However, it is your responsibility to research travel insurance companies in your location and select an insurer that suits your needs and coverage requirements.

DO YOU CATER FOR DIETARY REQUIREMENTS?

Once your place is booked we will send out a guest information form requesting information such as dietary requirements. The chef will look to accommodate all dietary requirements for meals at the villa and meals at restaurants around Bali that we will visit typically have vegan, vegetarian options.

WHAT IS THE ACTIVITY LEVEL?

This is a very active retreat overall with a packed itinerary. However, the activities themselves are not strenuous and we have drivers throughout who take us between the villa, restaurants and to our activities.

CAN I COME SOLO?

Absolutely! The retreat is an opportunity to connect with a group of women from all over the world and make new and lasting friendships. The majority of our retreat guests come solo.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Once you have booked your spot we will send you a list of suggested things to bring with you to the retreat, as well as whats available at the villa, such as hairdryers etc.

If your question was not answered here, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Ready To Join Us On The Adventure Of A Lifetime?!

 

Please complete the booking form to join the Bali Retreats this October.

 

Please only complete the booking form if you are seriously interested in attending the retreat, the price is within your budget and you can travel on the specific retreat dates available. If you are interested in the retreats, but October 2018 does not work for you, please use our Expression of Interest form and we will keep you updated on new destinations, special offers and when bookings open for future Bali Retreats.

 

Next steps: Once you submit your booking form we will email to confirm receipt of the form and to arrange a phone conversation. Once we complete the phone call, which is an opportunity for you to ask any further questions about the trip we will confirm your reservation and send you a link to our secure payment page.

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