Nourish and inspire yourself on this week-long women's writing retreat in Puerto Morelos, a quiet fishing village on the "Mayan Riviera", one half hour south of Cancun, Mexico.
Our home for the week is Villas Shanti, situated across the road from the beach and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Overlooking a tiled courtyard and fresh water pool, each villa offers double accommodations, private bath with shower, kitchenette, ceiling fan and air-conditioning. Daily maid service and bottled water are provided.
The retreat is for beginning as well as seasoned writers who wish to explore and express themselves through writing, reading aloud and giving and receiving gentle feedback. Morning and late afternoon writing sessions take place each day.
What else to do? Swim, scuba dive or snorkel in the calm Caribbean waters. Shop and/or eat in the town of Puerto Morelos. Body work and sightseeing trips are available by appointment.
The cost of $1,150 includes 7 nights' double-occupancy accommodations, 12 writing sessions, a bountiful daily brunch, and dinners the night of arrival and the night prior to departure. All taxes are included. A $350 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration and the $800 balance is due by February 15, 2014.
Joan Lee Hunter has been leading writing workshops focused on self-exploration, creative expression and spiritual growth for over 20 years. She is the owner of Fifth House Lodge Writers Retreat in Maine.
$1,150 includes 7 nights' lodging (double occupancy with private bath), 12 writing sessions, a bountiful daily brunch, and dinners the night of arrival and the night prior to departure. All taxes included.