Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Wild View Retreat – Individual Guest on a Wild View Retreat week (6 nights)

Prices

The price of retreats and what is included in the price is available on our website at www.wildviewretreat.com.

Prices are listed per retreat week and booking options and prices are available for:

  • A double/twin ensuite indoor room with air conditioning and underfloor heating (sharing or double/twin occupancy)
  • A triple ensuite indoor room with air conditioning and underfloor heating (sharing, double/twin or triple occupancy)
  • An outdoor yurt with electric fan and oil filled electric heater (sharing or double/twin occupancy).

Single supplement applies if you prefer not to share your accommodation.

All prices are in British Pounds and Euros and guests are free to pay in either currency using online card payments, Paypal or Apple pay. If you prefer to do a bank transfer or need more information, please contact us on our email address.

Types of Retreats and Duration

Wild View Retreat offers week-long retreats from Saturday to Saturday that focus on nutrition, yoga, fitness and wellness.

Guests can chose to book any type of retreat available on our website. Wild View Retreat welcomes any human being regardless of race, gender, faith, religion, lifestyle choices and dietary preferences, as long as you have an open mind and are kind and considerate to other people and the planet. Please note the retreats are not suitable for children as such all guests must be 18 years or older.

What is included and not included on each type of retreat is available on the website and also listed below. On each retreat, guests are to arrive from 6pm-11pm on the first Saturday in time to start the programme on Sunday morning. Guests should not arrive on Sunday. Guests must leave the retreat the following Saturday by 1030am unless they are staying to participate in a second week.

Juice Fast Retreats

Guests will be given three nutritious juices or thicker smoothies per day and a warming soup or elixir in the evening. The juice programme has been designed to encourage detoxification whilst providing sufficient nutrients and calorie intake to participate in a busy daily programme of guided walks, yoga and fitness classes. Talks and cooking demonstration are given by a nutritional therapist to inspire and educate guests on improving food and lifestyle choices. On Friday the day before departure, guests will have the option to break the fast with samples of food made in a workshop environment with the nutritional therapist.

All Other Wild View Retreats

Guests will receive three light meals a day to encourage detoxification and cleansing. The meal plan will be designed by a nutritional therapist to provide the right balance of macro and micronutrients to support the guests ,at the same time avoid the overindulgence of calorific foods. Alongside the main programme of activity, talks and cooking demonstration to inspire and educate on food and lifestyle choices will be given by a nutritional therapist. Our aim is to ensure guests eat well-balanced highly nutritious meals so that they go home feeling light and full of energy not in a food coma needing another holiday. If guests are looking for a retreat with luxurious 3 course meals with alcohol there are plenty of other retreats in Europe to chose from.

What is included?

  • A bed in a twin or double room or triple room or outdoor yurt (as booked)
  • 3 juices / smoothies and 1 evening soup or elixir on juice fast weeks only
  • Three light meals a day on non-juice fast weeks only
  • Drinking water
  • Towel for sunbathing
  • Towel for showering
  • Shower gel and shampoo
  • Air conditioning and under floor heating in rooms except electric fan in yurt
  • Yoga classes, 2 classes a day for 5 days
  • Guided walks
  • Nutrition talks and cooking demonstrations
  • Fitness classes, 2 a day for 5 days on juice fast weeks only (yoga and wellness only weeks do not include fitness classes)
  • Use of infinity pool and sun loungers.

What is not included?

  • Flights or transport to Faro
  • Transfers to and from Faro Airport are at an additional cost
  • Therapies and consultations are at an additional cost

Room Sharing

If you have chosen to room share you will be an open minded, compassionate and considerate person and respect the space and character of the person you share with. We like to encourage new friendships at the retreat and sharing a room paves the way for great human connections on retreat and the special community feel and vibe. We regret we are unable to change you to another room if you are not satisfied in your room so if this is something you are concerned about you are free to chose the single supplement booking option on our website.

Transfers to Wild View Retreat from Faro Airport

Return transfers from Faro Airport to Wild View Retreat can be booked for 50 Euros per person on Saturdays between the following times:

  • On the arrival Saturday transfers from 5pm until 1030pm.
  • On the departure Saturday from 6am to 1030am.

Please book you flights to coincide with these times to avoid waiting at the airport. We will endeavour to keep your waiting time at the airport to minimum as the journey time to the retreat is only 45 minutes but some waiting time may be inevitable and we apologies for if you need to wait more than 30 minutes.

Please note return transfers are provided by an independent transfer company that will be responsible for taking you to and from the airport. We plan to have a member of staff at the airport to assist with the arrivals and departures but cannot be responsible for any problems that arise as a result of the transfer company, airports or flight carriers.

If you chose to arrive independently at Wild View Retreat you are free to do so but the retreat is in a very remote area and is difficult to find and we cannot be responsible for you not being able to find it based on our directions. Please contact us for directions.

Reservations and Deposit:

Reservations can be made via the website online booking system in Pounds or Euros. Payments can be made using online card payments, Paypal or Apple pay.

Guests can chose to make a booking with a non-refundable deposit of 40% or the full balance payment.

If a guest makes a booking with a non-refundable deposit the balance payments must be paid 6 weeks before the start of the retreat week.

For bookings made within 6 weeks of the start of the retreat week, the price of the retreat week need to be paid in full.

Once a guest makes a booking, they will receive confirmation of the booking via email confirming the place on the retreat, a copy of the invoice, our terms and conditions (this document which you should read carefully) as well as a Health Questionnaire.

8 weeks prior to the start of the retreat week you will receive an email request to pay the balance of the retreat within 6 weeks of the start of the retreat week as well complete and return the Health questionnaire.

The Health Questionnaire must be filled and returned via email to hello@wildviewretreat.com upon payment of the balance no late than 6 weeks before the start of the retreat week.

Complete payment of reserved place will only be considered confirmed after the confirmation of the payment and the reception of the Health Questionnaire.

Changing a Booking:

A booking can be changed to any retreat week only if:

  • the change is requested no earlier than 4 weeks of the start of the retreat week that is to be changed
  • there is space on the desired new retreat week
  • the guest pays the difference of any additional fee for the new retreat week if the cost is more expensive
  • the guest pays a 5% admin fee for the time to complete the changes
  • the guest will not be entitled to any refund if the price of the new retreat is less or there is not a retreat week available that that fits the guests personal schedule.

Cancelation:

A guest can cancel a booking within 24 hours of making the booking and is entitled to a full refund minus a 5% administration fee.

If a guest cancels a booking after 24 hours of making the booking they will lose the non-refundable deposit of 40%.

However if a guest cancels the booking after 24 hours of making the booking, the guest can reuse the non-refundable deposit of 40% to book a subsequent retreat week up to 6 months later. If they do not reuse the non-refundable deposit within 6 months of the original booking they will lose the deposit of 40%.

If a guest books a retreat by paying the full balance but cancels the booking up to 90 days before the start of the retreat week, the guest will receive a 50% refund minus the non-refundable deposit.

If a guest cancels within 89 and 30 days of the start of the holiday they will receive a 30% refund minus the non-refundable deposit.

No refund provided within 29 days of start of retreat week.

If, for whatever reason, you must leave at any time during your retreat week, you will not be entitled to a refund and will be required to pay for a private transfer if leaving via Faro airport or Faro train station.

Price Changes

Prices are set on the website for each retreat and room option and available in British Pounds and Euros. Prices may vary from year to year however, once a booking is made, the price will be kept unchanged.

Automatic Online bookings via credit card, debit card, Paypal, Apple Pay.

Manual bookings can be made over email and electronic bank transfer .

If the retreat has to close for whatever reason we will inform you as soon as possible. We will always give full refunds if this occurs. Wild View Retreat will refund the retreat cost and the transfer cost if applicable, but will not pay for any loss with flights.

Use of Digital Electronic Devices and WIFI and Mobile Internet

Wild View Retreat is a place of amazing peace and tranquillity, the perfect place for restoring body mind and soul. We invite all guests to use their retreat week as an opportunity to abstain from use of electronic devices. Guests who try a digital detox benefit from the lack of constant electro stimulation that has gripped modern society and bringing an amazing sense of calmness and balance to the central nervous system for anyone who is prepare to go ‘ phone free’ for a week.

As such, all guests are politely asked not to use their digital electronic devices in communal areas (kindles, laptops, ipads, phones and anything that beeps and disturbs other people). Please use digital devices away from other people in non-communal areas for example your bedroom. If sharing a bedroom we ask that you respect the boundaries of your fellow guest and keep the use of your digital devices to a minimum. No loud speaker devices should be used.

We will have one day a week, typically the last full day of the retreat where these restrictions are lifted to encourage people to share contacts, photos and connections with friends made. This is one day when the digital detox restrictions are waived and connections encouraged.

The retreat is in a 3G mobile data area and whilst the signal is not really fast, mobile data is available. The retreat also has private wifi that will be available, so you will never feel completely isolated! Of course we understand that for some people it is very important to be able to talk to family or have important work to attend to so please speak to us regarding this and we will ensure this is possible without disturbing the other guests.

Health and Fitness Questionnaire and Disclosures

Guests are required to complete and return the Health and Fitness Questionnaire with the balance payment confirming they are fit and healthy to participate in the activities listed on the retreat week booked. You must disclose any medical condition you may have including pregnancy and also provide confirmation of your doctor’s permission to take part in the retreat for any listed health condition.

All guests must assume that there is an element of risk in taking part in any retreat week that involves exercise and or fasting and that you must take full responsibility for this risk and seek your doctors permission to participate if you have any predetermined heath conditioning.

Disability Access

We have one room with disabled access but please note due to the wild natural setting of the retreat there are some areas of the retreat that are harder to access with a wheelchair. We will do our best to accommodate any guest with disabilities, please contact us for more information about access for those with disabilities on hello@wildviewretreat.com

Guest’s Obligations

  1. Wild View Retreat guests must respect all other guests and staff. We do not tolerate negative abusive people and anyone who actively affects the atmosphere of the group will be asked to leave with no refund given.
  2. Wild View Retreat Guests will take care of the property and leave it clean and tidy and be liable for the payment of any damage caused to the property or its contents.
  3. Wild View Retreat Guests will permit the owners and retreat staff access to the rooms to allow cleaning and any maintenance.
  4. Wild View Retreat Guests will not depart with possession of anything from the property.
  5. Wild View Retreat Guests will not sell or transfer the booking to another party without permission.
  6. Wild View Retreat Guests will respect the environment and act in an environmentally responsible manner, adhering to the Wild View Retreat Environmental Policy.
  7. Wild View Retreat Guests will act safely and sensibly at all times adhering to the Wild View Retreat Health and Safety Policy.
  8. Wild View Retreat Guests will not use any naked flames anywhere in the property or property grounds and adhere to the strict Fire Safety Policy and Evacuation Strategy.
  9. Wild View Retreat Guests will not to smoke in any of the property or property grounds (if you must smoke there will be a designated safe place outside of the property grounds and all tobacco material must be fully extinguished before leaving in the safety bin).
  10. Wild View Retreat Guests will not drink alcohol on the property or grounds (unless a private rental has prior agreement with the owners).
  11. Wild View Retreat Guests will not to use electronic devices including mobile phones in communal areas on WIFI detox days.
  12. Wild View Retreat Guests will make remain quiet, refraining from loud talking or disturbance to other guests or staff after 9pm.
  13. Drugs strictly prohibited and anyone caught using drugs will be asked to leave immediately.
  14. Wild View Retreat Guests will fill out a check in form with passport details for use by the Portuguese Immigration Authorities when asked to by Retreat staff.

Grumbles and Complaints

Our staff at Wild View Retreat are there to be responsible for your safety, your comfort and enjoyment of the retreat. We pride ourselves on recruiting excellent staff to ensure you are satisfied with your retreat week. Of course there may be something that you are not happy about and if this is the case we ask you to speak with the Manager as soon as possible so we can correct and resolve the grievance. It is really important to us that we get the opportunity to fix the issue rather than you go home disappointed. Please bear in mind that any claims may be rejected if we are not given the opportunity to put matters right during your stay.

If you are not satisfied please write to us at hello@wildviewretreat.com

to explain the situation and we will do out best to resolve it for you.

Extras

Massage treatments are available to be booked once at the retreat. A schedule will be put up in the Manor House with times available and you are welcome to add your name on a first come first serve basis. Massages will be an extra cost in Euros payable in cash at the retreat or bank transfer. Please bring Euros with you as we regret we are not able to take card payments at the retreat.

Occasionally we may offer a day excursion and this will be an optional extra cost payable in Euros (cash) or bank transfer at the end of the week.

Waiving Liability

If one of our staff get sick we will do our best to find an alternative member of the team as soon as possible. It may result in a change to the programme and classes while we find a replacement but we cannot be responsible for any illness that incur and apologise for the inconvenience.

Personal Travel Insurance

It is highly recommended that you obtain travel insurance as we are unable to accept responsibility for:

  • Not being able to participate on retreat due to flights cancellations or loss of luggage.
  • Loss or damage to personal property whilst on a retreat week.
  • Not being able to participate on retreat due to ill health.

Your property is not insured whilst on retreat, nor will we assume any responsibility for any lost or stolen items, but we do have safes in each room that you can use to store small valuables.

Data Privacy

We will treat all personal data and information from our Guests, including keeping copies of their identification documents, in accordance with the legal directives in the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and Council, of 27th April 2016.