SLOW DOWN, RELAX & EXPLORE.
SWEET SPOT x Pantelleria.
4. - 9. 6. 2023
Rooftop yoga. Ocean sunsets. Breathtaking landscapes. The tastes of Sicily. Mud-baths and volcanic lakes.
Our first summer retreat brings us to the mystical island of Pantelleria. The Black Perl of the Mediterranean is a volcanic island, in the middle between Tunisia and Italy. Due to its central position, ever since ancient times, the island has been a crossroads on shipping routes between Africa and Europe. It's Arabic name pays tribute to the strong winds which can blow from the Tunisian coastline: Bent el-ariah, Daughter of the Wind.
Our home away from home will be Parco dei Sesi. A collection of traditional dammusi of volcanic rock, overlooking the sunset and Africa, at 200 meters from the sea. Its black volcanic stone architecture is seamlessly integrated into the landscape and offers spacious accommodations, art, a generous pool area, indoor and outdoor yoga space, various rooftops for sunset gazing and amazing curated exteriors.
Immerse yourself in the raw and mystic beauty of the island, soak up the Mediterranean sun, dive into the crystal clear water and leave recharged and inspired.
Your SWEET SPOT experience.
6 days, 5 nights at Parco dei Sesi. The whole property is ours for the time. A generous pool area invites to chill and relax, the gardens to wander off and reflect and the spacious terraces and rooftops to watch the sun set over the Tunisian coastline and gaze at the stars.
Daily movement, breathwork and meditation - Morning and evening practice with Birgit and Mike, founders of SWEET SPOT Yoga. Our Yoga is non-dogmatic, contemporary and richly layered. With a modern, respectful approach to the ancient teachings we aim to create the strongest possible offering for our communitys health and well being. We embrace a wide variety of yoga lineages and styles, Vinyasa, Hatha, Katonah and Yin Yoga being our primary traditions. Our practices are infused with many different elements of other embodiment and movement practices, HIIT sequences, breathwork and ritual. We give amazing hands-on adjustments, find joy in creating playlists and love to shake it out in a sweaty dance session every now and then.
Brunch, afternoon snack and dinner. Expect vegetarian Sicilian Cuisine with local products: A delicious brunch to start the day after our morning practice, light snacks will be available during the afternoon (think of a mix of nuts, fresh fruits, homemade energy balls, coffee and tea). And after a full day under the Mediterranean sun we will gather around a lovely set long table for a shared meal, served family-style by the wonderful Parco dei Sesi team.
Each day is balanced between group activities, and free time to do as you wish. There is plenty of time to relax at the property, hang by the pool and embrace some precious me-time. And there are countless opportunities to explore what the island has to offer. With the underwater and earthly volcanic activity still very present, it appears to be a kind of natural and open-air spa. Hike between smoky fumaroles coming out of the ground during a trek to Favare, take a dip in the thermal waters of Cala Nikà or mud-bath in the bubbling waters of Lago Specchio di Venere. And join us on an (optional) boat trip to find amazing secret swimming spots. Wether you want to just hang by the pool and read your favorite book or explore the island with (new) friends - everything is optional.
Investment per person
Accomodation, food (brunch, snack, dinner), yoga.
Shared Double w. private bathroom: EUR 1.490,- (1.390,- until 15.2.2023)
Shared Suite w. private bathroom and extra space (living room, garden or terrace): 1.590,- (1.490,- until 15.2.2023)
Single w. private bathroom: upon request
Payment plans available.
Not included: travel, insurance, car rental, boat trip or any other costs for excursions, alcoholic beverages.
How to get there: There are flights to Pantelleria (PNL) from various Italian Airports. DAT (Danish Airlines) operates twice daily from Palermo, Sicily (PMO), but there are also options from other airports such as Milan, Venice or Trapani. Feel free to reach out if you need help with travel planning!
It’s only a short ride from Pantelleria’s airport to Parco dei Sesi. We are happy to assist in getting a ride to the property. To move around freely and explore the island we recommend renting a car. We can connect you to a local, affordable car rental to get your vintage Fiat Panda and set you up for car-sharing with your fellow travelers.
For more impressions check out Parco dei Sesis Instagram account here.