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Surf and Yoga Retreat in Barbados

As the birthplace to Rise Up founder, Phil, our surf retreat in Barbados is one where local knowledge offers an experience that you simply wouldn’t have otherwise. We get you to the surf spots in Barbados that are off the grid, making it an experience you won’t forget.

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The Surf

All year round, Barbados is blessed with so many fun waves on all sides of the island and, luckily, we know how to find all the ones that are not on the map. What’s even better than the crystal clear waters are the near-empty beaches—perfect for beginners learning to surf or dedicated surfers looking to ride some serious waves. On this trip, we’ll take you to some of the best surf spots in the caribbean, with minimal to no crowds everyday.

Included:

  • 6 days of personalized surf coaching
  • Intro to surfing
  • Beach session
  • Surf theory classes
  • Paddle school
  • Video analysis
  • 1:1 feedback
  • Professional surf photos (extra cost)
  • Daily transport to and from the best surf breaks
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The Yoga

Whether you’re new to yoga, practice daily, or love meditation, you’ll quickly fall into rhythm in the lush open-air space where we practice in Barbados. Surrounded by tropical gardens is where you’ll reset and find balance in between your surf sessions. Yoga is offered daily by highly experienced teachers who tailor classes to the needs of the group — the perfect compliment to surfing and a way to connect with yourself and feel your best.

The Adventures

Explore the vibrant culture of Barbados—known for its rich history, delicious food and artistic communities. Bajan’s are known to embrace life, and you will immediately feel at home and welcomed. With over 70 miles of white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, it won’t take long to see why we love this beautiful surf destination. Here are the adventures we will take you on to experience the unique island of Barbados.

  • Go on a catamaran cruise: swim with sea turtles, snorkel and drink the local rum
  • Hike and horseback ride on the rugged east coast
  • Cruise on a glass-bottom boat for sunset
  • Enjoy a meal with us at our favorite local restaurant

Kitesurfing, golf, fishing and tours to Harrison’s Cave or St. Nicolas Abbey are available at extra cost.

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The Food

Our food philosophy at Rise Up is centered around fueling your body properly for the week using fresh and local ingredients. Our chefs create delicious and nutritious meals that cater to every kind of dietary need. We enjoy all of our meals family-style seated at the villa’s antique dining table. We include 3 healthy meals a day, plus snacks and dessert! You will surely face each day feeling happy and healthy.

The Familia

At Rise Up, you are treated like family from the moment you arrive. The week is designed to make you feel at home, connect with yourself, and with other amazing people. The Rise Up Familia—our guests and staff—come from all different backgrounds and walks of life and can’t wait to share an incredible week with you! Here’s what one of the Rise Up familia had to say about our surf retreat in Barbados.

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The Space

The villa in Barbados is one of Rise Up’s more luxurious destinations where you’ll settle into a charming and colorful two-story home surrounded by a beautiful garden and swaying palm trees. When you’re not surfing, claim a floating lounger by the pool, relax in the open-plan living areas, or explore the vibrant village.

  • 7 bedrooms spread throughout the home
  • Master suite available with ensuite bathroom, walk-in closets and French doors leading to a private terrace
  • Other rooms come with dressing rooms, most with French doors to a patio, the garden, pool or deck
  • A/C & ceiling fans
  • WiFi – but we recommend disconnecting!

"My experience with Rise up in Barbados was amazing. Like always, the daily schedule is planned to
get the as much surf and best surf possible with experienced the surf coaches. They always took us to the best location, even when it meant driving across the beautiful island. They offered daily yoga classes, took us on boat trips, to watch the sun sets and to experience the local Bajan cuisine. Phil and Corina are the sweetest and most accommodating hosts and they do everything to make their guests have the best time. The villa was beautiful and spacious with a with a swimming pool you could belly flop into from the living room. Thank you Corina, Phil, Kaya and the rest of the crew for making me feel part of the family and giving me an amazing and unforgettable experience."

MarteSolo Traveler

"My experience with Rise Up was in Barbados and it totally exceeded my expectations!
Hosts, Phil and Corina, are the best and sweetest you can ever have, surf teachers are incredible experienced and the vibes are high all day every day! Would definitely book another retreat with the Rise Up familia in a blink of an eye."

JoanaSolo Traveler

"I have stayed and surfed with the Rise Up crew a number of times in Nicaragua, and have great admiration for how they run their surf camps. When the opportunity came to join them 'on the road' in Barbados, I couldn't pass up the opportunity. I have surfed Barbados numerous times, but it was an incredible change to be there with Rise Up owner, Phil, who is Bajan. Barbados while beautiful, can be expensive, a challenge to get around, and have very busy surf breaks. Rise Up took the friction out of the planning and stay!

The Location: We stayed in a gorgeous (that's not even strong enough a word) villa on the west coast. This place was incredible with a living room open to a pool, amazingly appointed bedrooms, and tons of space to relax. It was a short walk to the beach.

The Food: The culinary team was spectacular with every meal being locally inspired and more than enough for everyone. I came down with a flu part-way through and they went out of their way to make me soup, special tea, and made sure I had everything I needed.

The Surf: We surfed a number of amazing breaks all around the island, depending on the swell direction. With a local guide we always found the best spot, and also the crew took pics and did video review. As always we were divided into groups by ability so everyone got the waves they wanted.

The Team: What can I say ... the best team ever! From Phil & Corina, to the amazing surf guides (hello Fran & Matt!), to Blair's yoga. It's all incredible. The RU crew is an extended family and always there to take care of you.

What an amazing week with amazing people. Thank you!"

ShaziaSolo Traveler

Included

What makes this package so unique?

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8 days/7 nights accommodation

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Food & drinks (alcohol extra)

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1 yoga class per day

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6 days of surf coaching

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Surfboard rental (full quiver!)

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Surf videos (photos extra)

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Activities (listed above)

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Airport transfers (to and from)

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips for staff
  • Massages

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Pricing

$2550– Shared room

Prices are per person in USD.

Dates

November 21-28th, 2020

*Our retreats run from Saturday to Saturday, though we can  arrange arrivals on different days – please email [email protected]

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