Niue yoga and wellness adventure
One of the world’s largest coral islands, Niue will host its first yoga retreat in October over Labour Weekend. Niue’s attractions include crystal-clear waters for diving, great restaurants, forest walks, cycle tracks and an impressive set of caves and secluded coves. The retreat will be held overlooking the ocean at the Scenic Matavai Resort, and run by Wellness Retreats NZ founder and yoga teacher Melissa Carroll and integrative and holistic nutritionist Kaytee Boyd. It’s an exciting first for Niue says Felicity Bollen, Niue Tourism director of marketing.
“It is so appropriate to host a retreat of this sort on Niue, which defines the phrase ‘chilling out’,” says Bollen. “We think this will be an incredibly rich and restorative adventure for the participants, and hopefully something we can repeat in the future. There certainly aren’t many such retreats happening in the South Pacific.” The retreat coincides with the tail of the whale-watching season and it’s not unusual to see the whales from the resort. Even better, it’s only a 3.5 hour flight away. (See page 43 for booking details.)