We make retreat planning easy for professionals in the wellness industry, and also create socially conscious and off-the-grid group retreats for individual travellers. Our mission is to help you slow down, reset and recharge your own batteries (not your digital devices).
Before we talk about us, let’s talk about you first.. As you’re still on our website reading our story, we figure that you – like us – are feeling the pressures of modern-day life. And these can be challenging.
You might be a successful CEO in need of a break, a mother of three in search of some rest and relaxation, or perhaps a world traveller looking for an off-the-grid experience.
Maybe you’re a health professional searching for the right retreat venue, or a small company that needs help planning a corporate retreat.
It’s possible you are none of the above, and just want to find a beautiful retreat experience where you can recharge yourself, connect with like-minded people, and allow yourself to slow down.
Feel free to learn more about what we do and find out exactly how we can help you (plan your) retreat!
Digital Detox / noun
a period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic devices such as smartphones or computers, regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world.
At Retreat Here, we are dedicated to design unique retreat experiences for people in all walks of life.
We organise our own group retreats in exotic locations around the world. Our digital detox retreats allow guests to step away from technology, whereas our eco-luxe retreats are all about immersing yourself in new cultures, exploring breathtaking destinations and giving back to local communities.
Besides our group retreats, we also offer retreat planning services to professionals in the wellness industry. We carefully research and hand-pick a retreat venue that can help deliver the type of retreat you’re after.
You are the reason we are able to do what we love. Let us return the favour. We all have a different vision of what the perfect retreat entails, and every escape is a one-of-a-kind experience. Our retreats are just as unique as you are, and can be entirely tailored to your individual wishes. The importance is to listen to your needs, and we will listen to you and make it happen.
It is our passion to inspire you to retreat yourself, explore new destinations, immerse yourself in local cultures and give your mind and body a well-deserved break. If you’re hosting your own retreat and you’re not sure where to go or which venue is right for you, let us do the research and help you on your way.
We want you to experience exceptional personal service and get the one-to-one attention you deserve. Before, during and after your retreat. We are here to support you every step of the way, from the moment you contact us to the day you return back home, fully recharged and rejuvenated. We also endeavour to create socially conscious retreats where giving back to local communities are part of your experience.
Planning the ultimate off-the-grid or luxury group retreat takes more than just experience and knowledge. It takes time, something that’s extremely valuable in today’s frantic world. Our comprehensive retreat planning service will guarantee you’ll have more quality time to enjoy the good things in life, at home and away. We take all research and planning out of your hands, leaving you to concentrate on the content of your workshops.
Creating meaningful connections with and for our customers is what we’re all about. Cultural immersion is an integral part of what we do. Depending on your choice of retreat, we encourage you to connect with your destination as much as possible. Get a feel for its history, eat exotic foods, visit local communities or have a traditional spa treatment to soothe your senses.
As an independent affiliate of FBI Travel, a proud Virtuoso member, we have the backing of their global buying power and support from a trusted network of suppliers. This ensures we have access to preferred rates, specials, exclusive perks and competitive prices. Furthermore, as a boutique retreat planning agency, we also have the ability to step outside the box to custom-design off the beaten path retreat experiences.
Retreat Here was founded in 2015 and is the brainchild of Sabijn Linssen (‘Sab’ if you wish!). Born and raised in The Netherlands, Sab worked and lived in the South of France and London, before finally settling in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband. To say travelling is her passion would be an understatement and with a successful career in travel management she draws on more than 15 years of experience in the industry.
Here’s her story:
Retreat Here was created as a passion project inspired by extensive travels, tons of stays at unique places around the world, and most importantly, the belief that people need to take care of themselves and go offline once in a while. We have never worked so hard in our lives, everyone is pressed for time and challenged by the strains of everyday life.
I want to inspire people to live their best life by creating amazing retreats where logging off is made easy. I truly think that happiness derives from a healthy work-life balance, where a temporary time out is crucial to reset body and mind.
There are so many beautiful places to stay and extraordinary locations to explore, every retreat I create is a welcoming opportunity to source the most inspiring accommodation, the one-of-a-kind places that take your breath away and that let you connect with yourself and your destination (instead of social media!).