After my third visit in six months, I thought it was time to go into print. On my first and second visits I was accompanied by my daughter who had been before and felt it was just the sort of holiday I would enjoy. I look for organized ( but voluntary) activities as well as pleasant surroundings and good company. I am a vegetarian ( most of the time!) and I suppose that my objective could be said to be to enhance my general wellbeing. The daily walk, coupled with the Pilates ,Yoga and rebounding provided adequate activities and the variety of juices, salads and cooked meals ensured that there was no lack of good food for those who were not too concerned with losing weight. That said, losing weight was inevitable if you indulge in the activities. For those for whom losing weight was the prime objective the weigh in at the end of their stay was usually greeted with delight - even tears of happiness.
I recently went without my daughter and enjoyed the visit and the company was again excellent. Quite apart from what was provided, I learned more about how to use my Mac sitting in the reception area that I had from workshops at the Apple Store. By chance one of the ladies was a university lecturer on computer sciences - and she was so helpful. In general, I found that all the other guests were very friendly and I never felt that I was alone.
As I am on my own, I was considering my options for getting away for Xmas and after considering various cruises, I decided that I would opt for Obsidian Retreat instead as I knew it would be an enjoyable experience. Andy, Carol and all the staff are so welcoming and I really feel at home the instant I arrive.
I accept that Obsidian will not please everyone but the people I meet there who are on repeat visits like myself are testimony to the fact that most visitors are very satisfied.