Escape Haven The yoga and surf retreat giving Bali a run for its money
That’s the first thought that enters my mind when I wake up to Day One of the Escape Haven retreat in Byron Bay.Admittedly, the retreat is modelled on the hugely successful Escape Haven Bali resort, so it is no wonder I’m getting confused. Staying in a enchanting villa within a national park, where you can hear the ocean as you sleep and your phone has no reception, only adds to the feeling that I’m a million miles from anywhere.The brainchild of Janine Hall, who set out to create a restful, re-energising space in the highly populated wellness retreat market, Escape Haven is Australia’s only luxury surf and yoga retreat designed and run exclusively for women, by women.Set over six nights, your daily schedule is planned for you, with the intention that you leave the retreat totally blissed-out. There’s an onsite therapeutic chef and yoga master, a visiting naturopath and bodywork therapist, and offsite surfing lessons for ladies of every skill level.
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