Dominican Republic

18 - 23 February 2018

Welcome to our GOOD and Well Retreat to the Dominican Republic.

GOOD Travel is proud to have partnered with JenTex Training & Consulting to offer social workers a unique retreat experience focused on sustainable living. Every moment of this journey is designed to support health, wholeness and vitality – yours and that of the Earth!

Dates: 18-23 February 2018

Size: Maximum of 12 participants + trip facilitators.

Location: The retreat will take place at an exquisite, sustainable resort in Barahona, approximately 140 miles west of Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Earlybird Cost: US$2,300 including all accommodation, meals and activities.

GOOD & Well Retreat Details

Sunday 18 February: Arrival in Santo Domingo
This restorative retreat will begin with your arrival into Santo Domingo. You will be met at the airport and you will travel as a group to the resort in Barahona. On arrival, you'll enjoy a delicious welcome drink followed by the chance to get settled into the resort before your welcome dinner.

Monday 19 February: Workshops
You will take part in a day of workshops led by renowned facilitator Dawn Shedrick from JenTex Training & Consulting. The workshops have been designed to send you home refreshed and diving into your social work career with new energy and passion.

Tuesday 20 February: Community day
You will have the unique opportunity to spend time at the non-profit organization that is benefiting from the donation included within your trip fee. You will learn about the important work that this organization is doing and see first-hand the impact of your support.

Wednesday 21 February: Beach day
You will take a short drive to a nearby beach with white sands and crystal waters. You will spend the day soaking up the beauty of Barahona and reflecting on your journey so far.

Thursday 22 February: Spa and pool day
You will spend the day at our resort, schedule free! You will have the opportunity to visit an eco spa set in the woods and enjoy the one-hour massage that is included in your trip fee. We also recommend taking some time to relax by the pool or go for a walk. In the evening, you'll join our farewell dinner for the chance to reflect and celebrate as a group.

Friday 23 February: Return to Santo Domingo
After breakfast and a final dip in the pool, you will travel as a group back to Santo Domingo in time for your international flight back home.

What's GOOD and Well?

What’s GOOD about this trip is that it has been designed to ensure that the local community, economy and environment benefit from your visit. From accommodations, meals and excursions to $100 of your trip fee, our focus is always on sustainable and ethical travel.

What’s WELL about this journey is that it has been designed to enable you to rest, relax and rejuvenate. This retreat combines down time and other activities to stimulate and nurture your mind, body and spirit. With a particular focus on sustainable living, this retreat will inspire and recharge you before you go home.

Trip Facilitators

The trip will be led by Dawn Shedrick from JenTex Training and Consulting. In addition, a number of local guides will be involved in various aspects of the trip.

Dawn Shedrick

Dawn Shedrick is the Founder and Chief Learning Officer of JenTex Training & Consulting. She specialises in providing experiences where social workers, addictions counselors and human services professionals develop new skills and enhance existing ones; connect with new colleagues AND connect with the passion that fuels their noble work. Dawn first joined a GOOD Travel trip to Fiji in 2015 and has since partnered with GOOD Travel to develop the unique concept of GOOD & Well Retreats.

What's included

Earlybird Cost: US$2,300 including all accommodation, meals and activities.

This 6-day journey to the Dominican Republic offers you:

  • An opportunity to relax, reset and recharge at an exquisite sustainable resort. You will share a deluxe room with one other participant.
  • An opportunity for your entire trip to support local communities in the Dominican Republic. Our partner resort is focused on sustainable living and proactively works to support the surrounding communities, environment and economy.
  • A service project in support of the local community near the resort. $100 of your trip fee will directly contribute towards this project.
  • All meals made from the freshest local, organic ingredients. You will experience a unique farm-to-dining experience and you’ll be invited to explore the local garden to learn more about organic gardening.
  • A one hour massage at an Eco Spa, a day-trip to the nearby beach and a range of relaxing activities available at the resort.
  • Airport transfers in Santo Domingo, including transport with the group to and from the resort.
  • Exclusive membership in our Dominican Republic 2017 Facebook group, where you’ll get to know your fellow travelers, learn more about the rich histories of the Dominican Republic
  • BONUS: If you are a licensed social worker in most US states and territories (and parts of Canada too!), you can earn up to 7 continuing education credits by participating in the retreat component of this trip!

Please note that the following are not included and are your responsibility to arrange:

  • International travel to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • International health insurance.
  • Visa for the Dominican Republic.
  • Vaccinations: We strongly encourage you to visit your doctor at least two months prior to the trip to get all the recommended vaccinations.
  • Snacks, drinks, souvenirs.

Book your spot now

The earlybird price for our trip to the Dominican Republic is US$2,300.

The non-refundable deposit of US$500 will confirm your spot on the trip. Note that this trip is limited to 12 social workers so spaces will be allocated on a first-in, first-served basis. If your deposit is received once the trip is already full, you will be provided with a full refund and given priority on our next GOOD & Well Retreat.

Before you make your payment, please make sure you’ve read and understood our terms of service. If there’s anything in our terms of service that you’d like us to clarify just let us know. Please click on the Pay Now button below to confirm that you agree to our terms of service and to pay your US$500 non-refundable deposit via PayPal. If you’d prefer to pay by bank transfer or check, please send us an email and we’ll send you the details.


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