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MARRIAGE RETREATS IN COSTA RICA

Revitalize your relationship in romantic Costa Rica. “Popular Getting the Love You Want” marriage workshop expands to Central America. 360 Magazine is pleased to hear about this amazing retreat as many people need a break from the world as this pandemic has caused many changes.
Costa Rica is a popular honeymoon destination and now thanks to The Marriage Restoration Project’s, “Getting the Love You Want” couples retreats, it’s now the destination helping couples save and revitalize their marriages.
Starting in October 2021 and throughout 2022, these successful marriage retreats will be held at the Autograph Collection’s El Mangroove beach resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Based on Imago Therapy, which focuses on transforming conflict into healing and growth by examining the early childhood experiences of each person, during the five-day retreat couples will:

  • Be deeply heard by their spouse through a process that feels truly safe
  • Discover and shed personal triggers that undermine the connection
  • Comfortably talk about any issue in the relationship and remain connected
  • Satisfy needs for physical and emotional connection
  • Learn how to ask for what you want
  • Remove negativity, retaliation, reactivity, anger, and blame through the Imago dialogue process
  • Establish new rituals for re-romanticizing
  • Shift the negative energy in 5 minutes or less!

Twenty years ago Rabbi Shlomo and Rivka Slatkin’s own marriage was hanging on by a thread and Imago Therapy helped revitalize their relationship. Wanting to help other couples save their marriages too, they went on to study and specialize in Imago Therapy, founding TheMarriageRestorationProject.com; authoring books, and offering this unique workshop that is based on the work of the co-founder of Imago Therapy, Dr. Harville Hendrix.
Costa Rica retreats launch October 13-17, 2021 with certified Imago Therapist, Jill Wolf, LCSW leading the program. Each day couples will work on their relationship while having downtime to reconnect over beach walks, spa services, and local excursions.
Currently, there are four additional dates in early 2022, each led by dynamic, results-oriented Imago Therapists from The Marriage Restoration Project team.

For more information visit Rabbi Shlomo and Rivka Slatkin.

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SONEVA JANI LAUNCHES CHAPTER TWO

Soneva, the luxury resort operator with sustainability at its core, has announced the launch of Soneva Jani, Chapter Two in the Noonu Atoll of the Maldives, including the unveiling of 27 brand-new overwater villas, a full-service spa and “Soneva Unlimited” all-inclusive dining, drinks and activities offered.

Ranging from one to four bedrooms, the new Chapter Two villas at Soneva Jani (accessible via butler-driven buggies and bikes along the winding jetty off the southern tip of the resort’s main island) are among the largest and most luxurious overwater villas of their kind in the world. Each features vast indoor and outdoor living spaces and sweeping terraces with sunrise/sunset views, private pools with slides straight into the private lagoon, and outdoor bathrooms for bathing under the sun and stars. The One- and Two-Bedroom Reserves also have the iconic retractable roof over the master bed for stargazing. Ideal for families, all the rooms can be closed off, with a children’s sleeping area located just behind the master bedrooms for maximum peace of mind while staying over water.

With the launch of Soneva Unlimited, the price of a villa at Soneva Jani, Chapter Two now includes unlimited: dining at all bars, restaurants and In-Villa Dining; alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at all bars and restaurants; visiting Michelin-starred chef dinners and experiences; wines from the Soneva Unlimited list; experiences, diving, and children’s experiences; and spa treatments. Also included under Soneva Unlimited is a dedicated Barefoot Butler, return shared seaplane transfers from Malé, daily laundry service, and daily replenishment of the in-villa minibar. The full Soneva Unlimited menu can be viewed here. Two of the new dining experiences at Soneva Jani, as part of the launch of Chapter Two, include Overseas by Mathias Dahlgren (which originally opened in October 2020), featuring plant-based and pescatarian dishes from the noted Swedish chef, and So Wild by Diana Von Cranach, a fully plant-based restaurant in the resort’s organic garden.

The new Wellness Centre on Soneva Jani’s South Beach will follow in the second quarter of 2021. The 18,750 square-foot center has been designed to harmonize with its breathtaking beachside setting and will feature two indoor therapy rooms and three open-air treatment pavilions with unmatched views of the spectacular natural surrounds. The Wellness Centre includes a dedicated Ayurvedic Clinic as well as an indoor consultation room for visiting specialists. Alongside a cross-functional fitness area, an open-air yoga pavilion includes facilities for aerial yoga. The new complex also features a retail area, featuring sustainable apparel, wellness products and accessories.

“As we continue to celebrate Soneva’s 25th anniversary into the middle of 2021, Chapter Two will mark the start of an exciting new era for Soneva Jani,” says Sonu Shivdasani, Founder and CEO of Soneva. “At this milestone moment in our story, we will continue to set the standard for sustainable luxury with even more choices of exquisite accommodations, remarkable gastronomy and rare, unforgettable experiences for our guests.”

The starting price for a One-Bedroom Water Reserve in Chapter Two starts from US $3,560 per night in the shoulder season, which includes all meals, transfers, experiences, drinks and spa treatments.

For more information about Soneva, visit www.soneva.com.

ABOUT SONEVA
Soneva is a pioneering family of hospitality properties, offering holistic encounters in luxurious and inspiring environments – from world-class resorts to outstanding natural locations.  Soneva Fushi, Soneva Jani and Soneva in Aqua in the Maldives and Soneva Kiri in Thailand rebuke the traditional concept of luxury and instead promise the luxury of time, purity and solitude. Every day, guests are encouraged to discover sandy feet, inspired minds and full hearts. Combining luxury with a conscientious approach to sustainability and the environment, and proactively changing the nature of hospitality, it delivers intuitive service and meaningful experiences to the guests.

ABOUT KSL CAPITAL PARTNERS
KSL Capital Partners, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in travel and leisure enterprises in five primary sectors: hospitality, recreation, clubs, real estate and travel services. KSL has offices in Denver, Colorado; Stamford, Connecticut; London, England and Singapore. Since 2005, KSL has raised approximately USD 12 billion of capital across both debt and equity funds. KSL’s current portfolio includes some of the premier properties in travel and leisure. In line with Soneva’s philosophy, KSL has a Responsible Investment (RI) policy, the purpose of which is to define their approach to integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities into investments made through its private equity funds. They believe that effective management of ESG issues is critical to preserving and creating long-term value for investors, operators, employees, guests and communities. For more information, please visit www.kslcapital.com.

road trip illustration by Rita Azar

Road Trip to Luxury

Global travel may be on hold or cancelled, but local getaways offer a drivable alternative without sacrificing the feel of a glamorous escape. On the Texas Gulf Coast, Cinnamon Shore boasts an idyllic community which combines all the resort amenities a family could want—a broad and breezy beach, luxury accommodations, gorgeous pools, great dining options, family-friendly activities— without the slog of a drive to Florida or boarding a plane.

New-found Opulence on the Texas Coast

Luxury hasn’t always been synonymous with the Texas Coast. But that changed when Cinnamon Shore was established in 2008, on the outskirts of Port Aransas, Texas. The master-planned community, nestled behind protective dunes on the Gulf Coast, now boasts almost 300 high-end beach residences that serve as second homes and vacation rentals, drawing discriminating, yet down-to-earth families who enjoy beachside luxury when they vacation.

What Sets Cinnamon Shore Apart

The epitome of the New Urbanist architectural movement, Cinnamon Shore is a walkable village that offers the charm of small-town America. Front porches lined with rockers recall the best of Southern architectural traditions, while paver sidewalks and pocket parks promote a neighborly feel. Cottage-style details — reminiscent of the grand, old estates which line the East Coast — help the new community feel rooted to the past. Great dining options, fitness classes, and a roster of activities and events year-round keep guests entertained when they’re not enjoying the beachfront.

Resort Highlights

Cinnamon Shores features easy beach access over three visually striking crossovers, as well as three community pools. The Dune Pool hosts paddleboard yoga in a palm-lined setting, Kiera’s Pool boasts an infinity edge looking to scenic Lake Gavin, and Stillwater Pool is heated year-round. The resort offers superb on-site dining options: upscale Mediterranean-style Lisabella’s Bistro; family-friendly Dylan’s Coal Oven Pizzeria, way more than a pizza parlor; and Coffee Waves, with a premium selection of java, smoothies, and breakfast fare. Extensive entertainment and activities include: Live Music concerts on an outdoor stage, Movies Under the Stars on grassy Town Center, Yoga on the Beach, Paddleboard Yoga at The Dune Pools, Pilates on the Deck around Kiera’s Pool, Beach Bonfire Set-up, Bike Rentals, Fishing Gear rentals, and more. Guests seeking a change of pace from the pools or ocean can explore the two community lakes: Lake Colby, fully stocked with a fishing pier for everyone to use, and Lake Gavin. The resort Fitness Center is a stand-alone facility with plenty of equipment accessible to all guests. Cinnamon Shores provides In-car Check-In and On-Site Property Management for quick solutions to any maintenance needs during a stay.

A Hop, Skip, and a Jump… to the Beach!

An afternoon’s drive away from Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, or San Antonio, Cinnamon Shores is the epitome of an effortless getaway. Texans can skip the 13 to 16 hour drive to Florida beach resort towns, and instead opt for the same luxurious accommodations and beach access in-state. 

Cinnamon Shore is the go-to coastal vacation spot for luxury in Texas. Nearly built-out and thriving, the development has started a quickly rising sister community just about one mile away. The resort is devoted to making the Cinnamon Shore lifestyle available to even more Texans. Work on its incredible pool complex is under way, and first homes have finished in time for summer rentals. Guests at Cinnamon Shore South have full access to all the amenities at Cinnamon Shore, nearby. In the meantime, Cinnamon Shore is a bustling, festive place for coastal getaways year-round—and we are following CDC guidance on sanitizing and social distancing.

To Learn More about Cinnamon Shores: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

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Spice Island Beach Resort – November 2020 Reopening

SPICE ISLAND BEACH RESORT, GRENADA EYES NOVEMBER 2020 REOPENING

The team at Spice Island Beach Resort has been carefully monitoring local, regional and international developments related to the COVID 19 pandemic, and verily believes that the resort can play an integral role in the economic recovery of Grenada and more specifically the hospitality sector. The team continues to prepare steadfastly in order to be fully operational for a tentative reopening on 01st November, 2020.

The Spice Island Beach Resort’s first priority is the health and safety of its staff and guests and therefore will be working with all the guidelines of the local and international health officials regarding COVID 19, particularly all the protocols required for restaurants and hotels along with the accompanying amenities and services.

“The management and staff will make the necessary adjustments to the resort’s operations in order to adapt to the new normal that will be required once travel and social restrictions have been eased by the Government of Grenada,” said Janelle Hopkin, president and managing director of the resort.

“We will be back and we can hardly wait to welcome our new and returning guests,” said Hopkin. “Just the thought of their smiling faces and creating memorable experiences for them, keeps us going,” she added.

Hopkin outlined her current plans for the resort, highlighting the on-going enhancements which commenced two years ago. “There’s a lot more work to be done to take us to the next level and that is what we will be using this time to achieve,” she noted.

The newly appointed President and Managing Director of the resort, who succeeded her late father Sir Royston Hopkin KCMG, says, “we still have a lot going for us and my intention is to complete the work my dad began by sticking to the master plan he unveiled in 2018 and rolling out a new and improved resort for 2021.” The resort’s reservations team will be available Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00p.m., through the resort’s telephone +1-473-444-4258 and reservations email reservations@spicebeachresort.com will continue to be active. Resort management will also be available during these times and for any questions on the numbers provided in the resort’s voicemail. Tucked away on a spectacular stretch of Grand Anse Beach just 10 minutes from the airport, Spice Island Beach Resort encompasses 64 elegantly-appointed suites including 17 private pool suites as well as luxurious beachfront accommodations which open directly onto the sand. The independent, family-owned property has garnered significant attention in recent years as Grenada’s tourism stature grows internationally.

Visit www.SpiceIslandBeachResort.com for more information. Connect with Spice Island Beach Resort on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.