There is something special about Gaia. It takes a little time to put your finger on what exactly it is. The little pieces of this puzzle start to come together – the magic of the melodic morning birdsong, the a night sky more crystalline than you have seen in years, and the calm that pours through you as you lie back for a treatment in Gaia’s renowned Spa. The place seems to embrace you – and by the end of your stay you will be embracing it back.
Gaia is built amongst subtropical rainforest, and sits on the highest point in the county, which makes for spectacular views. It has 24 rooms or suites, though it feels like fewer as they are hidden away amongst the trees and vines.
Gaia makes it easy for you to both relax and rejuvenate, whether in your book that involves yoga classes and gym sessions, spa treatments and meditation, classes or talks, or just being alone with a book and your thoughts. Everything is utterly optional, but you will find yourself intrigued and motivated to explore Gaia’s many opportunities and corners. Yoga classes are a special treat even for the uninitiated and happen in a purpose built studio with ocean views of the whole county.
The food at Gaia achieves what sometimes seems impossible – it is glamorous, filling, yet still very lean, healthy and refreshing. The food is primarily pescatarian (fish or vegetarian), but any dietary needs (including the need for a rib-eye fillet) are graciously and deliciously accommodated.
The jewel in Gaia’s crown is its Spa. They have 24 therapists on their books, with a huge diversity of skills, all waiting to pamper you into oblivion. You will struggle to resist having at least one treatment daily – and you should definitely give in.
You will find yourself so very welcome at Gaia, and the retreat easily suits both Men and Women, as Couples, Singles, or Friends and it is utterly perfect for a mother-daughter trip.