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“Fantastic Yoga combined with a real taste of Hvar island life”

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Suncokret Body and Soul Retreat
Ranked #13 of 75 Hvar Island B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 21, 2010

I have visited Suncokret on several occaisions and I am looking forward to me next visit. The yoga practice is in a small group where Evening (our host & yogi) caters for all levels of experience. I was pregnant during my last visit and I was made to feel extremely comfortable and really enjoyed my yoga + bump experience! In addition to the yoga being amazing the locations are jaw dropping - with sunrise yoga on the beaches or sunsets on the verandah over looking the mountains.
The food is delicious, Dalmatian cuisine cooked from fresh local ingredients - it's even possible to do some Dalmatian cookery classes at the retreat depending what package you choose - there are various different activities / experiences available in addition to yoga, such as Reiki, which I would recommend as I value my Reiki so highly now. It's also a good idea to hire a car whilst there so that you can do a little exploring of your own - Evening and Stipe who run Suncokret are so lovely and always willing to help you find beautiful hidden gems on the island.
All in all this is one of the best holidays!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 21, 2010

Hvar, Suncokret & Suncokret hosts, Evening and Stipe, provide a beautiful blend of Croatian magic that has revitalized all my senses. The exquisite taste of freshly picked figs and grapes, still warm from the sun; the pervading scent of rosemary; the endless view of bright blue skies and turquoise seas; the background sound of cicadas and church bells; the cool feel of clear sea water and stroking the retreat pets soft fur... All this, combined with the kind and generous hospitality of Suncokret hosts, Evening and Stipe, has made my 2 weeks with them unforgettable.

I have learnt the way of life on the island, both past and present; I have tasted freshly cooked organic food, so beautifully and effortlessly created by Stipe, which has completely changed my whole attitude toward healthy eating; I have enjoyed lighthearted chats with Evening about life, love, the Universe...

And the yoga, which was really why I came... Evening is such a kind, gentle and patient teacher who knew what was best for me and taught me to respect myself for what I am.

Suncokret is a very special place and the hosts are one amazing team.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 25, 2009

This is a very basic retreat and I can't help but feel I was conned out of a lot of money. I was relatively new to yoga and had very little guidance during the yoga practice (in fact i had more guidance from teachers in bikram looking after 50+ people!). The lady who runs the retreat is cold and does not seem to practice what she preaches. She bosses her boyfriend, who prepares all the meals, around and often creates uncomfortable situations. The food is delicious but very limited and no choice. One morning we had rice crackers for breakfast!

The surroundings on this retreat were beautiful and if it was half the price I would have been satisfied.

Beware the 'guided tours' involved literally being dropped in a town and pointed in the direction of the local attractions.

In all I was very disappointed with this holiday and am bitter for spending so much money on what was so basic. This lady must be making a fortune!!!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled solo
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Stayed: August 2016, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 4, 2014
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 24, 2014
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 21, 2014
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Suncokret Body and Soul Retreat

Address: Gojava 9, Hvar Island 21460, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Split-Dalmatia County > Hvar Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #13 of 75 B&Bs / Inns in Hvar Island
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Specializing in Holistic Yoga Retreat Adventures for individuals and small groups on a journey of personal transformation, set within a paradise island location! ... more   less 

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