your stay at Villa Sumaya, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
On the shores of the magical Lake Atitlan, beneath the watch of three majestic volcanoes, Villa Sumaya lies in a secluded cove and offers an eco-sanctuary dedicated to rejuvenation, holistic practices, and preserving Mayan tradition. Enjoy expansive views, comfortable accommodation, delicious meals, beautiful open spaces, on-site spa services, solar hot tub, pool, Mayan sauna and more in gorgeous natural surroundings. Villa Sumaya is an idyllic setting for refreshing perspectives, renewing energies and reviving inspiration.
a serene setting
Villa Sumaya is located on the shores of Lake Atitlan, outside of Santa Cruz La Laguna, with a private dock accessible by boat. Lake Atitlan is famed to hold a magnetic attraction for those travelers who seek to gain a deeper connection with nature and within.
The magical waters are framed by three sister volcanoes: Atitlán (11,598 ft), Toliman (10,360 ft) and San Pedro (9,908 ft), which create a panoramic vista from Villa Sumaya. The lake is dotted with small villages with local inhabitants of Mayan descent.
Indigenous women on these beautiful shores continue to wear traditional dress and create colorful weavings. Farmers grow coffee, corn, and pitaya fruit. Avocados, papayas, and jacotes are plentiful.
creating sacred space
Our intimate women's retreat group will gather together in sacred circle during the mornings, late afternoons and many evenings in the spacious Blue Tiger Temple, an inspiring atmosphere with stunning views that offers a space to sink in, relax and reconnect, to create our own sacred space.
During meditation, yoga, and our sacred self-exploratory writing circles, we'll gaze upon the ripples of the lake and green volcanoes. All mats and props are provided. In addition to comfortable cushions, low chairs for the writing circle are available upon request.
Retreat guests will be staying in the beautiful rooms of the Maya Rose house, Ginger Suites or Premium Ginger Suites.
Maya Rose is a ranch style house with six unique rooms in a row, each varying in size and having its own unique touches of colorful decor. All of the Maya Rose rooms have private bathrooms with hot showers and outdoor patios with exceptional lake views. They are centrally located near the courtyard, dining room, gardens, and boutique. Doubles and privates are available.
The Lotus Suites are gorgeous private upgrades that are up several stairs with private balcony areas. The Ginger Suites are Villa Sumaya's most luxurious accommodation. Each suite features majestic lake-view balconies, elegant antique furnishings and modern stylized bathrooms. The Lotus Suites and Ginger Suites involve stairs so are not suitable for anyone with mobility issues.
We will assign rooms according to your bookings, doing our best to accommodate any preferences.
delicious meals & juice bar
Embracing the values of slow-food preparation and culinary consciousness, Cafe Sumaya Sol offers delcious homemade vegetarian meals that blend local and international cuisine.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets are abundant and fish and chicken are available for an additional fee ($7/meal). Organic artisan coffee and a wide selection of herbal teas are available 24/7.
You can also treat yourself to exotic smoothies, kombucha, wine or cocktails, and raw homemade snacks and treats.
relaxation & rejuvenation
In the spaces between our yoga and group sessions in the circle, Villa Sumaya offers the space for integration, relaxation, spa treatments and restorative self-care.
There's plenty of cosy outdoor nooks for lounging, for a private journaling session or even a good old chat. During afternoon breaks, you could dip in the lake, swing in a hammock, lay on the sun deck, swim in the pool, take out a SUP, or soak in the solar-heated stone hot tub. You can also explore the nearby mapped nature trails of 30, 45 minutes, and one hour.
The on-site Harmony spa also offers rejuvenating bodywork sessions, including various massage styles, ayurvedic consultation, and energy work depending upon the available therapists at hand. The spa can accommodate four women in private healing rooms.
This is an opportunity to connect and re-treat yourself to the experience of going inwards and being fully present. WIFI access is available for $3/day or $20 for the week.
Twice during the week, we will have a break for much of the day to allow you to soak in more of your surroundings, or just relax.
During these days, we'll offer optional excursion(s), such as a visit to a village or kayaking/hiking. Aimee will provide specific options catered to the group. You may also wish to stay back at Villa Sumaya for some extra relaxation, spaciousness, or for treatments.