'From Pain to Power and Pleasure' & dolphins



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A New Dolphinesse Retreat:




Nov 30th - Dec 6 th 2014


For all future parents whether

Wishing to conceive, conceiving or already expecting


Rediscover Pregnancy & Birth:

‘From pain to power & pleasure‘

with debra pascali-bonaro


also with wild dolphins encounters & swim




Join us for a lifetime experience!





The Orgasmic Birth workshop :


Helping Expectant Couples Prepare for Natural, Pleasurable Birth at Home or Hospital.

By Debra Pascali-Bonaro



The detailed workshop description will be online in April 2014.

Too many women experience birth as nothing more than a routine or painful event. In her much-praised film Orgasmic Birth, acclaimed filmmaker Debra Pascali-Bonaro showed that in fact childbirth is a process to be enjoyed and cherished. She also joined forces with renowned author and activist Elizabeth Davis to offer an enlightening program to help women attain the most empowering and satisfying birth experience possible. While an orgasmic birth can induce feelings of intense, ecstatic pleasure, it is ultimately about taking control of one’s own body and making the best informed decisions to have a safe, memorable, and joyful birthing.


Whether choosing to give birth at home, in a hospital, or in a birthing center, The Orgasmic Birth Retreat provides all the necessary tools and guidance women need to design the birth plan that’s best for them. Featuring amazing stories from mothers and their partners and filled with practical advice and solutions, this one-of-a-kind resource workshop is the next frontier of empowered, intimate childbirth.


"Despite hundreds of years of negative programming, labor and birth can be a soul-stirring experience! Let Orgasmic Birth be your inspiration to claim a pleasurable, empowering birth."
—Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Womens Bodies, Womens Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause









Harbour Island, Bahamas, An Exclusive Tropical Paradise







- Blessed with a perfect location, starting just 50 miles off the coast of Florida, and with a year-round warm climate averaging a little over 75 degrees, the Bahamas are an idyllic sub-tropical gateway.


-  Rated as one of the ‘Best Bahamas beaches’ by Frommers and the Travel Channel, Harbour Island is famous for its 3.5 miles of hard-packed picture-perfect pink sand beaches,with its outlaying reefs providing safe snorkeling & swimming.


-  Away from mass tourism, Harbour Island is an exclusive intimate location, comprising of private villas & small elegant boutique-hotels, with a plentiful choice of high quality international & local restaurants, marinas & watersports activity.


-  The little joyful town of Dunmore is a jewel of beauty and conviviality with its pastel colored houses, lush palm trees, flower-lined streets & friendly inhabitants.You will enjoy wandering around the island & the town on foot or on a golf cart.


-  Finally, Harbour Island is blessed by the presence of wild dolphins in its environs, they are often coming close to shore & that remain, as of today, one of the island’s best kept secret.









A beautiful beach side ‘Boutique-Hotel’:


'Pink Sands', the iconic luxury resort on exclusive Harbour Island, has long been known as a celebrity hideaway and honeymoon haven. This is a 20-acre Boutique Hotel set by the edge of the famous three-mile pink sands beach. Designed by Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki - Pink Sands comprises 25 pastel-colored cottages scattered throughout lush tropical grounds. For those desiring a sophisticated but relaxed beach holiday... Pink Sands Resort is the ideal Harbour Island getaway.


Complimentary Facilities & Services:                                     
  • Chaise lounges and towels at pool & beach

  • Free use kayaks and snorkel equipment

  • Free use of tennis courts and exercise studio

  • Free wifi          

Your Garden View Room:


  • California King Beds       

  • Central air-conditioning & Ceiling fan

  • Large closet

  • Mini Bar            

  • Private patio with teak furniture

  • Nightly turn-down service               

  • Cable TV with DVD player

  • Bose iPod docking station, with complimentary use of iPod loaded with Pink Sand's music library

  • Tassimo pod coffee maker

  • Full bathroom with luxury in-room products, hairdryers and bathrobe

  • Wireless Internet Access 

  • Duvets, bathrobes and accessories by Anichini LuxuryLinens





The Dolphins'encounters

You will enjoy A 2-hour Private Boat excursion every other day (3 in total) within the lagoon.

You will discover the local colorful coral reef spots, home of colorful fishes, turtles, rays & of the giant red sea stars as well as the other surrounding beautiful deserted islands’ beaches.

And when we encounter the island’s wild dolphins, whom very often come within the bay, you can enjoy a very intimate snorkel with them.

You will be guided so as to both enter int a respectful encounter so as for dolphins to feel secure & confident and for you to get the best of such a rare & moving experience.


Dolphins are wild & therefore can not guaranteed. Nevertheless as they reside around the island, your chances of swimming with them are great. All snorkeling gear and life jackets are provided on the boat.

The boat remains within the protected lagoon which offers both calm & crystalline turquoise waters for optimum comfort & visibility.







A Serenity Bliss

The ‘Serenity Bliss’ optional package offers you to benefit from a daily body relaxtion & care session every days for 6 days. The body care sessions are held by certified massage & body treatment professionals and the sessions can take place as you wish,  either in your hotel room or on the each. 


The weekly package is composed of :

-     One ‘1-hour full body massage’ on the day of your arrival so to release all tensions and any transport tiredness for a smooth & delightful holiday start.


-     And 5 additional ‘40-minutes relaxation & treatment-massage sessions,’ one per day over 5 days, composed of a 10 minutes Relaxation & breathing session to unite & calm your ‘body & mind’, followed by a 30 minutes massage or treatment of your choice among the following :



For Ladies:

  • Body Scrub (best early in the week)
  • Leg specific Swedish massage, stimulating a healthy circulation & easing the release of excess water in tissues
  • Back Deep Tissue massage to release tensions
  • Chest, Shoulders arms neck & head massage for better breathing & mental calmness
  • Foot massage for an entire body energy rebalancing
  • Deluxe Facial                         
  • Tummy gentle re-stimulation of deep muscles, chest Shoulders & arms Deep tissue tension release massage (ideal for Post Natal, not for pregnant ladies)

For Men :

  • Body scrub (best early in the week)
  • Back Deep Tissue massage to release tensions
  • Leg Swedish massage, stimulating a healthy circulation    
  • Tummy chest Shoulders & arms Deep tissue massage
  • Neck and head massage
  • Foot massage for an entire body energy rebalancing                                     
  • Deluxe Facial                                                                                                                                                                                             









The Weekly Program

Saturday :

Welcome & transfer upon your arrival on Harbour Island to your Hotel,

žInstallation at the Hotel,

žIf you chose the ‘Serenity Bliss Ritual’ package, a first full body 1-hour massage will be

scheduled on that day for a delightful holiday start.

Sunday :

žContinental breakfast at the Hotel

žYour 2 to 3 hours Prenatal Workshop & activities at the Hotel.

žLunch at the Hotel

žAfternoon: A 2-hour private boat snorkeling & dolphins excursion

'Serenity Bliss Ritual’ body care session (if option was chosen)

Monday :

Continental breakfast at the Hotel.

žYour 2 to 3 hours  Prenatal Workshop & activities at the hotel

žLunch at the Hotel

žThe afternoon is free so can relax & enjoy the beach & the island, and then have your

dinner at the place of your choice.

žThe ‘Serenity Bliss Ritual’ body care session (if you chose this option)

Tuesday :

žContinental breakfast at the Hotel.

žYour 2 to 3 hours  Prenatal Workshop & activities at the Hotel.

žLunch at the Hotel.

žAfternoon: A 2-hour private boat snorkeling & dolphins excursion.

ž‘Serenity Bliss Ritual’ body care session (if option was chosen)

Wednesday :

žContinental breakfast at the Hotel.

žYour 2 to 3 hours  Prenatal Workshop & activities at the Hotel.

žLunch at the Hotel and then the afternoon is free.

ž'Serenity Bliss Ritual’ body care session (if option was chosen)

Thursday :

žContinental breakfast at the Hotel.

Your 2 to 3 hours  Prenatal Workshop & activities at the Hotel.

Lunch at the Hotel.

Afternoon: A 2-hour private boat snorkeling & dolphins excursion.

‘Serenity Bliss Ritual’ body care session (if option was chosen)

Friday :

žThis your last full day of Holiday on the island, so the whole day is free

 for you to make the most if it, the way you feel like.

ž Continental breakfast & Lunch at the Hotel

Saturday :

žContinental breakfast at the Hotel.

Room check out late morning.

Lunch at the Hotel.

žWe transfer you back from the Hotel to the dock at the time needed according

to your flight schedule.


 Please note that the activities’ schedule is given as a general indication. It may be adjusted onsite based on the number

of participants, the weather, sea conditions & Dolphin’s presence within the bay as needed to maximize your wellbeing

& the dolphins’ encounters.







The retreat Package Price & Conditions :




Dates :


Your onsite Retreat Package stay on Harbour Island is from Saturday to Saturday

Please note that retreats dates refer to your onsite stay on the island at the hotel. You therefore need to add your travelling time to obtain your overall holiday duration, which will be in total an overall 8 or 9 days holiday, depending on your country of origin or travelling arrangements.



Package Content:


The Onsite Retreat Package includes 7 nights / 7 days as follow :

  •  Transfer from North Eleuthera Aiport to your Hotel upon your arrival on Saturday.
  • 7 Nights Boutique-Hotel accommodation (double room sharing) from Saturday evening to the next Saturday morning.
  • 7 Days half board with fine & healthy cuisine at your Boutique-Hotel: continental breakfast and lunch with non-alcoholic beverages included from Sunday to the next Saturday included.
  • The mornings 2-to-3 hours Prenatal workshop & activites at your Boutique Hotel.
  • Every other day of the week (3 afternoons in total), you will enjoy a 2-Hour private boat snorkeling excursions within the shallow crystalline lagoon to discover the colorful coral reefs, giant red sea stars, turtles & go encounter wild dolphins. Chances of swimming with them are great, nevertheless they are wild, so not garantied. Snorkeling gear & life jackets included.
  • Transfers from the Hotel to the marina & back for all boat excursions.
  • Transfer from the hotel back to the island dock on Saturday upon your departure.
  • The overall onsite stay coordination by Valérie VALTON, founder of Dolphinesse (French, English & Spanish spoken).
  • A protected Holiday package sold by Blue World, a licensed French Travel Agency.


The Retreat Package Excludes :

  • Transport from your country of origin to North Eleuthera Airport.
  • The transfer from the island dock to North Eleuthera Airport as you leave (15 minutes -10$ pp)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa if needed
  • All Dinners
  • All other beverages not mentioned as included
  • All other local transports not mentioned as included
  • All personal expenses or any further activities not clearly mentioned as included.
  • All options



Package Prices

Adult Retreat Package (in a shared double room):                                                                                                               2800 € per person

  • Babies (under 2 years old - cribs & cots available):                                                                                                                                   Free
  • Children package (from 2 years old) - Additional cost per child in your                                                                                   820€ per child

         room for 7 nights, Breakfast & kid’s lunch included. Max 2 per room.



Suggested Options:


  • Serenity Bliss Ritual’ package’                                                                                                                                               540€ per person

(6 massages/treatment & relaxation sessions - 1 per day over 6 days)


  • Travel insurance : 
    • if participant is 12 years old & above                                                                                                                               54€ per person
    • if participant is < 12 years old                                                                                                                                         64€ per person

(Please see on the online reservation page the policy description)


  • Golf Cart rentals :

You can rent golf carts onsite. The best local prices are as follow as of January 2014

as an indication: classic 4-seaters Golf cart: 50$ per 24H or 300$/week.


  • Extensions :

Half board Hotel extension including the night, continental breakfast & set lunch with non-alcoholic beverages

-       Adult package extension in a shared double room, per night & per person                                                                                     210€

-       Child in your room, per child per night                                                                                                                                            98€


Simple Hotel Extension: Hotel night & continental breakfast

-       Price per night per room (1 or 2 person in the room)                                                                                                                      370€

-       Price per child per night                                                                                                                                                                   85€


Reservation :


  • Retreats reservation can be done online, via email or also via telephone with Blue World Travel Agency.


Terms & Conditions :


  • The retreat is open to everyone in a healthy physical & psychological condition.
  • Pregnant ladies are welcome except during the last 2 months before their due delivery date.
  • babies & children are also welcome.
  • A Travel Insurance is mandatory for all participants (either Blue world's one or any other of your choice)
  • Each retreats are confirmed with minimum of 9 participants. if not confirmed you may choose another one or get fully reimbursed.
  • Blue World – Blue Lagoon Travel Agency Bahamas full terms & conditions apply. They are available on Blue World online reservation website.







Contact us for :


- Any further information  
- VIP & custom demands


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