Come enjoy the idyllic Welsh landscapes, nourishing plant-based food, restorative yoga classes and immersive healing practices in the company of like-minded people.
A converted gothic chapel located in the small seaside town of Tywyn on the Cambrian Coast, where guests can expect luxury and comfort. After spending our days out and about we will retreat to the beautifully renovated chapel in the evenings where you can explore healing treatments, and be lulled into a deep sleep by the soothing vibrations of a sound bath and yoga Nidra. You’ll also be invited to relax in the hot tub, star gazing outside in the zen garden and cosy up by the fire pit!
Our cherry-picked vegan chefs will be on-site to provide nourishing and nutritious meals that complement all our activities. Enjoy scrumptious seasonal food prepared with colourful and tasty local ingredients to celebrate summer. Our creative chefs will ensure that food is plentiful and delicious, providing a perfect addition to your retreat experience. You won’t believe how scrumptious healthy food can be!
Experience a wide range of wellness activities such as yoga, guided scenic walks, meditation sessions, wild swimming, gong sound baths, paddleboarding, cycling, holistic therapies, wellbeing coaching, mindfulness, and evening entertainment.
During the summer, we organise most activities outdoors. You will enjoy the lush Welsh wilderness during your restorative retreat, with activities such as forest hiking, waterfall exploration, lake swimming, mindful paddleboarding on the Dovey Estuary and beach yoga with the beautiful orange and gold-drenched skies as your backdrop during our morning and evening practices. Join us for an unforgettable experience of rejuvenating your mind and body amidst the natural abundance of the area.
We are proud to always offer 5-star treatment to our guests – from unique activities and mouth-watering plant-based food cooked by some of the most talented vegan chefs in the country to exceptional healing activities and therapies and a safe environment to really embrace one’s wellbeing journey. Read all our reviews here.
Never been on a retreat before?
This special Summer retreat is ideal for first-time retreaters of any age, suitable for those travelling alone or with a friend(s) or relatives. We always make new guests feel welcome and part of the Sunsetbay family!
Sunsetbay Retreats are proud to offer these very popular summer retreats, where guests can have a taster of everything on offer designed to enhance their wellbeing, over the retreat we will help you to relax, nourish you with delicious healthy food and encourage you to find new motivation to exercise, our guests always leave with a special glow, happy, refreshed and energised!
On arrival we will show you to your room either at Ty Chapel or Sunsetbay Beach House, once you’ve settled in and sampled our delicious homemade cake and fresh pressed welcome juice, you will be treated to a complimentary ½ hour massage or reflexology, to really help begin the process of cleansing the body and de-stressing after your journey. A welcome yoga session and intension setting practice for the week, will start to calm the body and mind to really get you in the zone! A scrumptious two course vegan dinner is followed by a beautiful relaxing yoga Nidra session. For those not wanting to drift off to bed, we will light the fire pit in the Chapel’s zen garden, this always goes down a treat at the end of the first day!
We start the morning for the early risers with a run or walk along the beach, followed by a flowing yoga class and after a hearty healthy breakfast, our guide Phill the Hill will take you on a variety of scenic walks along the Cambrian coast, exploring the local waterfalls, forests and hills! A paddle boarding session on the Dovey Estuary, a cold water dip at the waterfalls and wild swimming at the Talyllyn lake are all included as part of your daytime activities.
You’ll be brought back to The Chapel in the afternoons for some peaceful free time, you can either float away in the hot tub in our beautiful zen garden or book an additional therapeutic treatment, we offer a whole range of treatments in massage, reiki, reflexology, life coaching and tarot, or you can do whatever you need to allow yourself some special me-time!
We offer an extra early evening activity of restorative yoga or yin yoga, stretch class, mindfulness session, or breathwork workshop, to really take time to restore the body and nourish it with some deep self-care.
Following a wonderful two-course gourmet vegan dinner, you will be invited to join us in a range of evening activities. Silence in Sound will help you unwind and rebalance with a beautiful sound bath and on your last night you will be entertained with wonderful storytelling, local fables and songs in Welsh by local musician Gwilym Morus – Baird.
There is always a fire pit glowing in the garden if you want to star gaze or chat with new friends, at the end of each evening!
Following a reflective yoga session, you will enjoy a wonderful brunch before setting off on your journey home. We offer an optional extra two hour walk with our guide following brunch, which will be available for those who don’t want to rush off and would rather enjoy the last few hours of clean air to absorb the retreat experience and how it’s its benefited you before returning home.
All the above is included in the room price, the only extras are treatments with our therapists Katy and Elaine who offer various Massage Techniques, Reflexology, Reiki and Bach Flower Remedies. Jill offers individual life coaching and tarot for those who want to go deeper into self discovery.
We do all the planning for you so you can just switch off and enjoy beautiful surroundings, mindful activities, fresh air, new challenges, relaxation, delicious food and laughter with like-minded people! We look forward to welcoming you on this or maybe one of our other signature 2023 retreats held throughout the year!
Need a refresher?
We are honoured to have many guests returning year after year, when they are looking for a recharge and rebalance knowing they are in a safe and friendly environment. We have welcomed back many returning guests over the years, we listen to their feedback and are constantly tweaking the retreats to be exactly what our guests are needing.
This retreat is perfect for newbies and returners!