FAQ'S - The Terms & Conditions
When is Splendid Waves Women’s Retreat 2022?
The retreat kicks off when we meet that morning at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on Thursday, August 11th until we say our goodbyes, and depart Mexico the early afternoon on Monday, August 15th.
What DOES my fee cover?
$149 non-refundable administrative fee
Private Villa shared amongst 6 women total
Private bedroom w/ en suite
Private Chef, Housekeeping and Concierge
Ground Transportation to JFK airport & PVR airport (if you purchased your flight with us)
What DOESN'T my fee cover?
Flights (if you booked on your own)
Meals off-site (off Villa)
What is the flight details if I choose to fly with the group?
This secures you a non-stop roundtrip trip from JFK airport (JFK) to Puerto Vallarta airport (PVR) on Jet Blue Airlines.
One checked luggage $60 roundtrip (must pay for at airport)
One *free* carry-on luggage and one *free* personal item
If paying in installments, seat selection is chosen by airport based on availability.
Will we meet as a group before we travel?
Yes, we will have a Zoom call 2 weeks prior to travel.
What's the time difference?
Mexico is one hour behind Philadelphia time. i.e., Philadelphia 4:28pm, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 3:28pm.
What is the address of where we'll be staying?
This information will be disclosed during our Zoom call for safety reasons.
What's on the menu?
What do I wear to the Splendid Waves Women's Retreat?
Stay comfortable! We will be doing an assortment of activities outdoors while enjoying the beautiful Mexico beaches.
Can I take pictures during the event?
Of course! But we also encourage you to take this time to disconnect and be fully present in the moment.
Can I drink the water?
No, you should avoid drinking the water from the tap. We provide fresh drinking water in the rooms each day, and also have fresh drinking water in the kitchen.
Can I get a refund if I decide to cancel?
Unfortunately, no. Since we're so close to the trip date nothing is refundable. You may transfer your booking to another guest who would like to participate.
What's Covid-19 regulations?
You DO NOT need to show proof of vaccinations to join this trip, to fly, or to travel to Mexico. In order to fly back to the states you will have to provide a negative Covid test. A Doctor will be performing tests on-site the last day of our trip; you will not have to leave the premises to get tested.
What happens if I get Covid-19 before leaving Mexico?
We highly recommend you purchase your travel insurance to help you cover the cost of a hotel stay, you will not be able to stay at the Villa. You will also need to call Jet Blue Airlines to reschedule your flight. We do not know how long Mexico will have you quarantine, so its good to have extra savings put to the side, god-forbid you should catch the virus. Here's a good article to read to understand the steps to take if you should have to extend your stay in Mexico, read here >
Should I get travel insurance?
All six (6) women are insured under Nationwide Play Travel Protection Program. Check here > to see what’s covered.
How can I book my excursion(s)?
Once you are registered for the Retreat, you gave go onto the Itinerary page to vote on all of the Excursions you are interested in. (There must be a minimum of 2 participants each to book an excursion.) Once all the votes come back to Retreat Host, we will send you a final list within 2 weeks of the chosen excursions with payment link and room assignments.
How does Mexican money work?
The Peso is the national currency in Puerto Vallarta. U.S. dollars are accepted in most important businesses in the city as long as purchases are not too big (under 100 dollars), you’ll receive any difference in pesos.
Major credit cards are also accepted in most establishments, these are mainly Mastercard, and Visa, some accept American Express, Diners, and others.
Universal ATMs are widely available for cash withdrawals at the current exchange rate. Visitors can access ATMs in several systems such as VISA, MC, Cirrus, and PLUS. Most ATMs have menus in English. The ATMs only dispense currency in pesos.
What currency should you bring to Mexico?
The best currency to bring to Mexico is a mix of Pesos and U.S. dollars. Use the dollars (not coins) to pay for the big things like tours, entrance fees, accommodation, and travel. For everything else use pesos. If you wish to convert U.S. Dollars to Pesos, it's recommended you do so at your home bank for lower conversion rates.
How does tipping work?
Please tip in pesos. If you run into a situation where you don’t have enough pesos for the tip, then by all means leave the tip in dollars. In this case you may wish to leave a little bit extra to cover the amount of the tip they’ll lose when converting the dollars to pesos at a bank.
Tipping Guide/Cheat Sheet
Airport porter: $20 – $40 pesos per bag (or the current equivalent to $1-$2 USD).
For hotel porters and luggage handlers: $20 – $40 pesos per bag (or the current equivalent to $1-$2 USD)
Villa service waiter: $40 pesos per delivery (or the current equivalent to $2 USD).
Villa maid: $55 – $90 pesos per day (or the current equivalent to $2.70-$4.50USD)
Restaurant waiters: 15% – 20% if a service charge is not included on the bill.
Bartender: $20 pesos per drink, or 15%-20% of total bill.
Spa services: 15%-20% of service price.
Tour guides – huge tour group: $90 (or the current equivalent to $4.50 USD) pesos per person
Tour guides – small personalized tour: $200 pesos (or the current equivalent to $10 USD) per person.
Health and Safety Guidelines
If you are experiencing or have developed any of the following symptoms that are new/ different/worse from baseline of any chronic illness in the 10 days prior to camp, we respectfully ask that you not attend.
If you are experiencing or have developed two or more of the following symptoms that are new/ different/worse from baseline of any chronic illness in the 10 days prior to camp, we respectfully ask that you not attend.
Loss of smell or taste
New or worsening cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fever (felt feverish or above 100.4° F)
Runny Nose or Congestion
If you have had close contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 in the 10 days prior to camp, we respectfully ask that you not attend.
You understand that you will be attending the event voluntarily and at your own risk. By proceeding with this registration, you understand and accept the Health and Safety Guidelines for the August 11–15, 2022 Retreat.
I understand that I am solely responsible for my health and safety, and will not hold retreat leaders responsible for any loss, injuries, or illness that may occur. I will consider the interests of the group, but know that I may participate in as many or as few of the activities as I like.
Please note: To insure a safe and sacred space, we do not allow alcohol at the Villa itself. There are often offsite opportunities for moderate, mindful drinking. Thank you for understanding and agreeing.