Pop-Up Madeira Retreats
With what feels like endless restrictions here in the UK, Yeotown has been working at finding an alternative location to share our programme and let our adventurous spirits run free. Keeping that in mind, we’ve recently discovered a gorgeous haven of beauty known as the ‘island of eternal spring’- Madeira!
Madeira is a dreamy little archipelago comprising 4 islands off the northwest coast of Africa, only a 3-hour direct flight from the U.K. It is well known for its love of fresh food and warm, subtropical climate. Madeira is a haven for nature and hiking lovers, with 2000 meter high volcanic mountains, dramatic waterfalls, deep natural swimming pools, world-class waves and a wealth of wildlife. Furthermore, February also happens to be carnival month on the island celebrating food, flowers and family!
THE Madeira PROGRAM
The programme will follow the same format of our signature 5-day award-winning Devon retreats. A copy-paste! With the same selection of mind and body activities, plus a few unique to the Madeiran topography. The hikes in Madeira are jaw-dropping often starting above the clouds in the ‘land of rainbows’. They offer incredible views, fresher than fresh mountain air and dramatic landscapes. Our favourite, ’25 Fountains’, is named after its spectacular 25+ waterfalls!
Unique to Madeira are the opportunities to go whale and dolphin watching, canyoning down waterfalls and of course, surfing. Madeira is one of Europe’s best-kept surfing secrets with waves suitable for the novice and the expert surfer. It is often referred to as the ‘Hawaii of the Atlantic’.
We are also working with Marilia Pereira, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Clinical Iridologist and Culinary Nutrition Expert, with her private practice Fleurish Holistic Nutrition and Lifestyle. Hailing from Canada, she helps clients worldwide both in person and virtually online. Using orthomolecular nutritional therapies, she specializes in digestion, immune health, fertility, hormone health, sleep, and stress management. Marilla will be giving group nutritional talks and discussions. In Addition, She will be on hand at mealtimes to discuss the numerous health benefits of the Yeotown dishes and answers your questions. There is also the option to book one to one sessions with Marilia. Marilia will tailor-make these sessions to suit your individual needs and specific nutrition and health requirements.
We are making the most of the abundance of fresh, local produce while continuing to be gluten, dairy, caffeine, meat and refined sugar-free. Our plant-centric food will feature some delicious sustainably caught, fresh fish options. With foraged foods and herbs and spices from Quinta das Vinhas’ botanical herb garden, our Yeotown Chef Tendresse has carefully curated a menu with some Yeotown favourites supplemented by some nutrient-dense dishes with a Madeiran twist. Weather permitting, most of the dining will also be al fresco, making the most of the Spring-like weather.
(These are subject to change with restrictions and travel guidelines )
As guests will arrive by plane, these retreats include an extra night to get settled and allow for any wait for the results of a COVID test taken at the airport. There will be dinner available on Monday evening. The full schedule of the programme begins on Tuesday morning and finishes after lunchtime on Saturday.
8th- 13th March
15th- 20th March
Price is £2695 per person for the 5 days and 5 nights. Inclusive of all activities, food, juices, snacks, a massage every evening (4 nights), and accommodation. Children aged 14 and up are welcome to join. There is a 10% discount per person available for those sharing a room as a couple or as friends. Transfers to and from the airport are not included. However, taxis are readily available at the airport and the Qunita is only a 40-minute ride from the airport.