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What else is there to do on a yoga retreat?

enjoy a day trip to toarmina in sicilyYou’d thinking of going on a yoga retreat, and you really like the sound of a 5* hotel, delicious food and a bit of pampering, but you’re worried that you might be bored all day long in between yoga classes? Our Sicily yoga retreat offers plenty of things to see and do.

We completely understand that some people just want to relax by the pool or on the beach and are perfectly happy not doing much at all. But if you want to explore, we have many options for all tastes.

Top things to do on a luxury yoga retreat in Sicily Italy:

We’re not a secluded ashram – quite the opposite. Our hotel in Sicily is very peaceful, yet very close to several lovely towns full of Sicilian life, and just a short drive away to three beaches. We encourage our guests to take day trips and visit the area around Siracusa – it is after all the most beautiful part of Sicily – we know the area well and we’ll be happy to show you our favorite places.

charming italy townsCharming towns and beautiful beaches

The most beautiful place nearby is the island of Ortigia, right at the edge of Siracusa town, with gorgeous baroque architecture and squares, a castle along the promenade with views out to sea. You’ll feel like you’re on a movie set, especially in the evenings when it’s all lit up in soft street lights. We’ll go to Ortigia most evenings for dinner, so you can experience true Sicilian life at its best.

The charming hill town of Noto and the fashionable seaside town of Taormina are also close by and can be visited on a day trip, and the beaches of San Lorenzo and Fontane Bianche are just down the coast from our hotel, secluded in May and October when the weather is warm enough for a swim – the perfect time to go on a Sicily yoga holiday.

biking in sicilyWine tasting and bike rides

If you’re into wine tasting, there are day trips to fantastic wineries in the area. And if you feeling active, the hotel has bicycles you can use to take wonderful bike rides along the coast with views all around the bay. For those of you who wish to enjoy a little culture, there are archeological sites just 15 minutes away in Siracusa town, where you can take in the culture and history of Sicily’s glorious past with impressive Roman and Greek ruins.

poolside sicily luxury yoga retreatOr just relax by the pool

But if all of this sounds like too much work on a relaxing yoga holiday, then our 5* hotel has a wonderful pool where you can spend the day, and a private beach where life stands still – both with comfy sunbeds and umbrellas where you can easily take a nap and relax the entire afternoon. There’s also a luxury spa where you can get a full body massage and melt into deep relaxation.

We’re happy to give you options to keep you entertained, but this is your break, so it’s completely up to you how you want to spend you time – we’ll be there to help you.

Our Sicily Italy yoga retreat dates:

We’re hosting three yoga retreats in Sicily, one in April and two in October every year.

If you’re interested in joining us, you can find all the details are on our Italy yoga retreat website.

Happy travels and see you in Sicily!

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Yoga Escapes organizes luxury yoga retreats in beautiful places around the world, offering a mix of Vinyasa yoga and Yin yoga classes. Contact the Yoga Escapes team for information on upcoming yoga holidays.

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