Retreat 2024 – Dalayan, Turkey
14th – 21st October 2024
Dalyan village is situated on the small river that joins the lake to the sea. Our small yoga hotel is in the conservation area between the village and the beach.
Grenadine Lodge yoga hotel is charming. The swimming pool has a small waterfall. There is a Turkish tree house where students can relax and a small bar beside the pool which also serves snacks.
Small buses will stop outside hotel entrance every half hour taking you on the ten-minute picturesque route to the beach. You can also reach Iztutu beach by taking one of the many riverboats from the village (15 minutes’ walk) .
Iztutu beach is huge, very beautiful and within the national park. There are no buildings other than a cafe at each end with changing huts and sunbeds. It is a conservation area with extremely strict access rules to protect the turtles which nest there.
Yoga takes place twice daily in one of the two yoga shalas. The open yoga shala overlooks the pomegranate field and has space for up to 25 yoga mats. Our second yoga shala is enclosed on all sides by bamboo screening. The shade provided by the bamboo screening in both yoga shalas allows the air to circulate whilst keeping out the heat of the sun. There is one day mid holiday with no yoga.
The hotel has 16 rooms, a swimming pool, bar, and restaurant. All the rooms have air conditioning and ensuite facilities complete with a hairdryer on the wall.
Downstairs Suites: downstairs rooms have a separate bedroom at the rear, ensuite facilities, and air conditioning. Each also has a small lounge and a third bed can be placed here if groups of students wish to share to further reduce the cost. Outside each room is a wooden deck with a wooden table and two chairs.
Upstairs Rooms: the airy upstairs rooms are ‘attic style’ with sloping ceilings at one end. Each has a small outdoor space with limited views, ensuite facilities and full air conditioning.
Annexe – There are 3 rooms to one side of the hotel that overlook the lawn. Two are superior with bedroom, small lounge and one is a standard room and does not have a lounge. All rooms are ensuite with air conditioning.
Breakfast and dinner are served in the hotel restaurant. You can purchase lunchtime snacks and refreshments from the pool bar. Daily breakfast plus 5 evening meals are included in the cost of the holiday. The large Turkish breakfast will be served after the morning yoga class and an evening meal on the arrival night and 4 other evenings. The food is typically Turkish vegetarian, a wide variety, well prepared and scrumptious. Food will be vegetarian; vegetables are grown as much as possible in the hotel’s vegetable field.
Included – Tuition, accommodation, breakfast, and dinner on 5 evenings (one to be the arrival night)
Not Included – Flights and Insurance, meals other than as specified
Flights – Fly to Dalaman airport. Please note if you arrive after 23.00 you will have to do ‘self-check in on arrival. Instructions will be advised prior to your departure from the UK.
Transfers – Individual taxi transfers are offered by the centre. We will provide you with the airport meeting point and the names of the other guests in your transfer taxi and our own driver will meet you. The journey takes 30 minutes.
Visas are no longer required.
All passengers must have at least six months remaining on their passport upon arrival in Turkey.