It is our mission to create tailored luxury escapes and group retreats that help you slow down, reset and recharge.
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 location where you can retreat yourself, slow down, and simply do nothing at all.
You all have different retreat needs. And whatever they are, we are here for you.
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.
As your Private Travel Concierge we research, plan and customise your perfect escape. We also create our own digital detox retreats to provide you with the opportunity to step away from digital distractions.
The act of ‘retreating’ or going on a ‘retreat’ is essentially a temporary getaway from modern-day life. Our company is built on the belief that you should retreat exactly the way you want.
Whether that’s a week in a beautiful villa surrounded by nature, or retreating to a private island, what matters is that you have taken the time-out you needed and have prioritised yourself.
We are constantly expanding our database and welcome any suggestions and off-the-grid submissions. And remember, just because you can’t find your ideal travel experience or destination on our website, doesn’t mean we can’t book it for you.
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 holiday is a one-of-a-kind experience. Our getaways 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 treat yourself, your loved ones or your employees to a rejuvenating and relaxing getaway. Whether that’s a fully customised holiday or a quick ‘pick-me-up’ over a long weekend. If you’re not sure where to go yet, or which destination or experience is right for you, let us do the research and help you on your way.
Retreat Here is affiliated with FBI Travel, a member of AFTA (Australian Federation of Travel Agents), IATA (International Air Transport Association) and ATAS (accredited Travel Agent). We want you to experience exceptional personal service and get the one-to-one attention you deserve. Before, during and after your trip. We are here to support you every step of the way, from the moment you contact us to the day you return from your travels.
Planning the ultimate off-the-grid holiday or group retreat takes more than just experience and knowledge. It takes time, something that’s extremely valuable in today’s frantic world. Our comprehensive travel 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 so you don’t need another holiday just because you’re planning this one.
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 type of holiday or 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 the best available airfares, preferred rates, specials, exclusive perks and competitive prices. Furthermore, as a boutique wellness travel agency, we also have the ability to step outside the box to custom-design off the beaten path wellness 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 escapes and 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 trip 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!).
Going on a ‘retreat’ doesn’t have to be a yoga retreat or a detox at a health resort, it can be anything that is relaxing and rejuvenating for you. And if that means spending most of your time in a hammock with the occasional massage thrown in, why not? The key is to know when you need that much needed time-out and to ensure you do what’s best for your body, mind and soul.