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Phu Quoc Island – Vietnam

Phu Quoc Island, located in the Gulf of Thailand, is a tropical paradise known for its pristine beaches, lush landscapes, and vibrant culture. The island is the largest in Vietnam and has recently gained tremendous popularity as a must-see destination. Amidst the beauty of Phu Quoc lies Cassia Cottage, a charming boutique resort that provides an idyllic setting for our signature writing retreat.

Cassia Cottage is nestled on the western coast of Phu Quoc, offering a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The resort is characterised by its traditional Vietnamese architecture, lush gardens, and a tranquil atmosphere that encourages creativity and inspiration. The property is set against the island’s natural beauty backdrop, with its well-maintained gardens and proximity to the beach creating an ambience conducive to focused writing.

    Here are some reasons why Cassia Cottage on Phu Quoc Island is the perfect location for our writing retreat:

    1. Inspiring Surroundings: The natural beauty of Phu Quoc, with its white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and tropical flora, provides an inspiring backdrop for writers. The tranquil atmosphere allows for undisturbed contemplation, fostering creativity and productivity.
    2. Tranquil Environment: Cassia Cottage’s less crowded western coast location ensures a peaceful and secluded environment. The soothing sound of the ocean waves and the gentle rustle of palm trees create a calming atmosphere, allowing writers to immerse themselves in their work without distractions.
    3. Cultural Enrichment: Phu Quoc Island is a tropical haven and rich in culture. Writers can draw inspiration from the local traditions, cuisine, and the warmth of the Vietnamese people. With its traditional design and locally inspired décor, Cassia Cottage adds to the cultural experience, making it an enriching setting for our writing retreats.
    4. Comfortable Accommodations: Cassia Cottage offers comfortable and well-appointed accommodations, ranging from charming cottages to beachfront villas. The balance of modern amenities with a rustic charm creates an ideal environment for writers to relax and focus on their craft.
    5. Supportive Facilities: The resort provides facilities that cater to the needs of writers, such as quiet writing spaces, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a library. The on-site restaurant serves delicious Vietnamese and international cuisine, ensuring that writers can stay fuelled and focused throughout their retreat.
    6. Community Atmosphere: The intimate setting of Cassia Cottage encourages a sense of community among guests. Writers can connect with like-minded individuals, sharing ideas and experiences, creating a supportive network that enhances the overall writing retreat experience. Phu Quoc Island and Cassia Cottage together offer an unparalleled setting for our writing retreat. The natural beauty, cultural richness, and comfortable accommodations make it an ideal destination for writers seeking inspiration and a peaceful environment to bring their creative visions to life.

    Venue

    CASSIA COTTAGE

    Luxury Rooms

    A range of luxurious rooms with Sea Views, Canopy Queen Beds, Air Conditioning, Free WiFi, and lots of other options!

    3 Pools

    Relaxing spaces are provided by 3 refreshing swimming pools overlooking the ocean–the infinity pool by The Spice House. Dive into one of our three beachfront infinity pools at our peaceful Phu Quoc resort.

    Exclusive Beach

    The private Phu Quoc beach resort has exclusive access to a section of Ba Keo beach. Take a revitalising dip in the ocean, or embrace beachfront tranquillity in one of our luxurious loungers on Ba Keo’s pristine white sand.

    Sea View Yoga

    Yoga classes are held in a breezy, beachfront space in our Heritage Wing or amidst the lush greenery. Allow internationally-certified yoga teachers to lead you through mornings of energising yoga flow, or afternoons of stretching and meditation.

    Wellness Centre

    Indulge in a range of relaxing massage treatments led by a team of in-house therapists. From traditional massages to oil massages & hot stone treatments, embrace serenity at Cassia Cottage’s spa to the sound of the sea lapping Ba Keo beach beside our spa pavilion.

    Full Bar

    The Malabar is a tranquil space on Ba Keo Beach, serving curated cocktails and craft and draught beer.

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    Tuscany, Italy (Coming Soon)

    Tuscany, nestled in the heart of Italy, is a region renowned for its timeless beauty, rolling hills, charming villages, and rich cultural heritage. This idyllic setting makes Tuscany a perfect location for writers, offering an inspiring environment that has captivated artists, writers, and thinkers for centuries.

    Here are the reasons we have chosen Tuscany as one of our signature destinations for our writing retreats.

    1. Scenic Landscapes: Tuscany is synonymous with breathtaking landscapes. The undulating hills adorned with vineyards, olive groves, and cypress trees create a picturesque backdrop. The play of sunlight on the rolling hills, especially during sunrise and sunset, provides a visually stunning and tranquil atmosphere that stimulates creativity.
    2. Cultural Richness: Tuscany is steeped in history and culture, with charming medieval towns such as Florence, Siena, and Pisa. The region’s architecture, art, and history provide a deep inspiration for writers. From exploring Renaissance masterpieces to wandering through ancient streets, every corner of Tuscany tells a story that can spark the imagination.
    3. Vibrant Villages and Towns: The small villages scattered across the Tuscan countryside offer a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Writers can find inspiration in the narrow cobblestone streets, local markets, and intimate cafes where they can immerse themselves in the authentic Italian way of life.
    4. Wine and Culinary Delights: Tuscany is a haven for food and wine enthusiasts. Writers can indulge in the region’s exquisite cuisine, savouring local dishes made with fresh ingredients and accompanied by world-class wines. The culinary experience in Tuscany adds a sensory dimension to the writing retreat, allowing participants to draw inspiration from the flavours and aromas of the region.
    5. Tranquil Retreats and Villas: Tuscany offers a range of accommodations, from rustic farmhouses to luxurious villas, providing a comfortable and peaceful environment for writers. Many of these retreats are surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, offering seclusion and a connection to nature that can enhance the writing process.
    6. Inspiring Vineyards and Olive Groves: The vineyards and olive groves that dot the Tuscan landscape contribute to its visual appeal and offer a serene setting for contemplation. Writers can find inspiration in the rhythmic rows of grapevines and the silvery leaves of olive trees, providing a sensory experience that complements the creative process.
    7. Mild Climate: Tuscany enjoys a mild climate, with warm summers and mild winters. This temperate weather allows writers to enjoy the outdoors throughout the year, whether finding a quiet spot in a garden or taking a stroll through the countryside for a change of scenery.

    Tuscany’s natural beauty, cultural richness, and tranquil ambience make it an ideal destination for writers to immerse themselves in a setting that stimulates the senses, sparks creativity, and offers a profound connection to the artistic heritage and the serene countryside of this remarkable Italian region.

    Yuatan, Mexico (Coming Soon)

    Nestled in the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula, this region offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and historical significance.

    • Mayan Mystique: Yucatan is home to the ancient Mayan civilization, and remnants of their grand cities like Chichen Itza and Uxmal still stand today. The mystique and history of the Mayan culture provide a rich tapestry of inspiration for writers interested in exploring the enigmatic past and weaving it into their narratives.
    • Colonial Charm: Beyond its ancient history, Yucatan boasts colonial cities like Merida, with its vibrant colours, charming architecture, and bustling markets. The juxtaposition of ancient and colonial influences offers writers diverse settings to draw inspiration from, creating a dynamic backdrop for storytelling.
    • Natural Wonders: From the serene beaches along the Riviera Maya to the lush jungles of the interior, Yucatan’s diverse landscapes provide writers with many settings. Whether one seeks the calming sounds of the ocean or the vibrant colours of tropical flora, Yucatan offers a natural canvas for writers to immerse themselves in their craft.
    • Cenotes and Underground Rivers: Yucatan is famous for its cenotes, natural sinkholes filled with crystal-clear freshwater. These unique formations and the intricate underground river systems provide a sense of mystery and wonder. Writers can tap into the ethereal quality of these landscapes to infuse their work with a touch of magic.
    • Cultural Fusion: Yucatan represents a fascinating blend of Mayan, Spanish, and modern Mexican cultures. The local cuisine, music, and traditions create a sensory experience that can enrich the creative process. Writers can draw inspiration from the daily life and celebrations that characterize this culturally diverse region.
    • Relaxed Atmosphere: Yucatan maintains a laid-back and welcoming atmosphere conducive to creativity and focus. Writers seeking a retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life can find solace in Yucatan’s tranquil environment, fostering a sense of peace and concentration.

    Yucatan offers a compelling combination of historical intrigue, natural beauty, and cultural richness, making it an ideal location for writers seeking inspiration and a conducive environment for their creative endeavours. Whether exploring ancient ruins, relaxing by the beach, or immersing themselves in the local culture, writers can find a wealth of inspiration in the diverse landscapes and experiences that Yucatan has to offer.