THURSDAY 26 OCTOBER
By Thursday our lovely guests were ready for a slower day in paradise.
With a later start, the ladies enjoyed their first meal of their all day vegan menu from our fantastic partners, Saucha Conscious Living.
Breakfast of ice-cold Kombucha, chia pudding and locally grown fruit went down a storm before more one-on-one sessions with Nadine, island shopping tours with Sophie and a yummy smoothie pit stop at Jessie's Juice Bar in Camana Bay. Sadly due to bad weather, we weren't able to visit Stingray City by boat, but that didn't stop us enjoying another day in paradise!
After stopping in at some of Cayman's bests shopping spots like those at Camana Bay, Pure Art, Kirk Freeport, Funky Monkey and more, it was time for some vegan snacks like spirulina spiced popcorn, organic artisan sourdough bread with fresh avocado, carrot cake energy bites and chocolate chip balls from Saucha!
The afternoon was well spent experiencing the luxury of in-house spa treatments. Thanks to the wonderful ladies at Perfectly Pampered Cayman, our guests enjoyed a complimentary facial or massage from the beauty of their villa.
Our dinner at the villa provided by Saucha Conscious Living included a vegan take on "Taco Tuesday"- a family style meal that included spicy walnut "taco" meat loaded with superfoods kale and moringa, served with brown rice and black bean salad and a citrus cilantro vinaigrette, salsa and guacamole. The vegan day was ended on a delicious sweet note of coffee and salted caramel cheesecake! Sadly it didn't hang around long enough to be photographed!
FRIDAY 27 OCTOBER
After a relaxing day on Thursday, it was time to get back to it with a morning workout with Coach Chris from CrossFit 7Mile Strength & Conditioning on Friday morning. The ladies worked through flexibility assessments and the basics of squatting and deadlifting before a light workout.
Another delicious smoothie was supplied by Cayman Breakfast Club with an incredible red pepper and goats cheese frittata provided by the fantastic Bay Market!
Nadine hosted more of her inspiring one-one-one sessions whilst the other ladies wanted another trip back to Pure Art - you really can't have too many trips to this fabulous souvenir shop! For our lunch and learn session, our ladies had a Q&A session led by Nadine whilst enjoying another healthy and delicious delivery from the amazing team at Bay Market which included baked salmon with a crushed kale and quinoa salad.
An afternoon of downtime at the beautiful Point of View villa was much needed after a long and busy week of growth, challenges and breakthroughs in the safety and security of this luxury home. With this in mind, we arranged a beautiful family style Greek inspired dinner provided by Bay Market.
SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER
The final full day started off with another work out, this time with Coach Brett from CrossFit 7 Mile Strength & Conditioning, where the ladies completed an hour long work out and left still smiling!
With a yummy breakfast to follow of apple pie quinoa bars provided by Bay Market, Nadine shared her final seminar on overeating, binge eating and compulsions.
The afternoon was spend enjoying some final excursions around the island with pitstops at Camana Bay and Smith Cove!
To end our very first Luxe + Well retreat on a serious high, our guests enjoyed a beautiful three course meal prepared by the amazing duo that is Brussels Sprouts!
This delicious and locally sourced dinner at the villa started with an appetizer of freshly caught snapper citrus ceviche roll with crispy corn tortilla and chorizo oil. For the mains we enjoyed grilled local Mahi Mahi with almond pesto mash potato, garlic roasted cherry tomato, crispy asparagus and fresh pineapple salsa. To finish off our last Dessert of grilled, roasted local rum fruit, home-made mango-banana sorbet, coco flakes and toasted almonds
SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER
With inspiration at an all time high, the final morning was spent with an extra beachside workout with Brett from CrossFit 7 Mile Strength & Conditioning - the ladies just couldn't get enough! With it being their last ever workout with Brett, and after lots of sweating in the sun, the ladies managed to talk Brett into a topless photo - only fair right?!
To cement this truly special week together, we enjoyed some individual and group photos where there were laughs, hugs and even some tears as we bid each other farewell after an a transformational week together in the Cayman Islands!
With the help of some truly incredible partners, our wonderful guests were able to relax in paradise, experience some delicious Cayman food, learn yoga, get their sweat on and nourish their mind, body and soul.
We are so grateful to all everyone who showed us #Caymankind in putting together Cayman's first luxury wellness retreat. A special thanks must go to each and every one of our ten wonderful guests for believing in Luxe + Well, investing in themselves and making our first retreat such a huge success!
Love from Nadine & Sophie
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