More About Villa Sumaya
Our home for the month will be at Villa Sumaya at Lake Atitilan, Guatemala
Lake Atitlan, “the most beautiful lake in the world , as quoted by novelist Aldous Huxley when he visited Guatemala in the 30′s. Our beautiful abode is an ideal setting to reflect, heal and rejuvenate. The climate is warm during the day and cool at night. It’s the “closest thing to Eden on Earth” (Lonely Planet).
The Retreat Center:
Villa Sumaya is a full service guest house, and retreat centre seductively situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Atitlan (at 1,500 ms/4,500 ft ASL). With an uninterrupted vista punctuated only by a skyline of three perfect volcanoes, Villa Sumaya is the ultimate high for romantics and adventurers in search of rest, reflection and ageless natural beauty.
The unpretentious, thatch roofed complex with comfortable and elegantly decorated rooms, modern accommodations, spacious gardens, restaurant/bar, gift shop, healing pool, hot tub, sauna, and outdoor pergolas that are all hidden in the natural surroundings.
The center is only accessible by boat and offers a quiet, relaxing environment.
Villa Sumaya’s world-class yoga and meditation room has lake front views, hardwood floors, a glass pyramid sky light and cascading gardens with a waterfall. The center is located near 16 indigenous villages.
We do plan to visit one or two of these villages during our stay.
Villa Sumaya also offers a complete line of Spa Services on site from dedicated and experienced professionals.
To learn more about this heavenly location see, Villa Sumaya’s website.
Accommodations: Each luxurious room has an attached bath and private balcony with stunning views of the lake.
Food: Villa Sumaya’s cooking team has been creating delicious Vegetarian meals for groups for the past five years.
They serve buffet style and seconds are always available.
For participants who would like to supplement their lunch or dinner with chicken or fish at an additional charge of $7.00 per meal would be added to their personal bill.
Breakfast: Fresh Papaya, Bananna and Pineapple scrambled eggs with tomato and onion, fried plantains, refried beans, home-made baked bread, fresh cheese and fruit plate.
Lunch: Hummus, Tabouli, Homemade pitas, Riata, Olives, Green salad and Fruit plate.
Dinner: Lentil soup, Vietnamese Stir fry, rice noodles, Croquettes with peanut sauce.
Communication: Internet – They offer wireless service for those who bring their own laptop at $30.00 a week for unlimited usage OR $5.00 per hour using our computer.
Phone – Phones are available for calls, fees depend on country. United States is $1.50 per minute.
Healing Services: Massages (land and pool based), energy work, Ayurvedic consultations and ionic foot baths and other spa activities are available by highly qualified professionals. These sessions (1 to 2 hours in length) must be booked in advance by appointment – usually during the first days of the retreat. Prices are $45-55 for 1 hour, $65-75 for 1.5 hours, and $85-95 for 2 hours. There are a few services that do not fall within these rates. A 24-hour cancellation fee is enforced.