“You may not be able to control the whole world, but you may learn to control your inner world through yoga.”

– Debasish Mridha –

Attend a yoga retreat by the sea

Yoga provides an essential balance in our lives between mind, body & soul.

It will nurture those that are in need of releasing oneself from their everyday, in order to find their true reason for being or simply disconnect from their busy lives through witnessing and experiencing the joy of simple things.

Combined with genuine activities and support, it will shape our lives in beautiful locations and with beautiful people, allowing us to relax and appreciate the essence of life. An invitation to be honest with ourselves to release the inner purpose and experience a self discovering journey.

Yoga retreat by the sea

Our retreats in 2024

Solar Spirit – Self-awareness & transformation (July 15-31, 2024)

We are delighted to introduce Iva from Solar Spirit as a special guest this summer at Cast Away !!

Iva will be leading daily custom programs designed to help you unlock your full potential and guide you on a journey of self-discovery and transformation. Her sessions are crafted to expand your awareness, facilitate internal growth, and empower you to embrace your true essence, leading to a life filled with fulfillment, joy, inspiration, love, meaning, health, creativity, and freedom.

Join us for an array of enlightening experiences including Conscious Body Movement, Surrendering Meditation, Healing Circle & Ceremony, Cacao Ceremony, Blue Lotus Ceremony, and Ecstatic Transformation Dance. These programs are carefully curated to nurture your mind, body, and spirit, allowing you to explore new dimensions of yourself and experience profound shifts in consciousness.

Don’t miss this opportunity to embark on a transformative journey with Iva this summer. Choose a program that resonates with you and immerse yourself in a world of self-discovery and personal growth. Embrace the magic of these offerings and discover a deeper connection to yourself and the world around you.

Get ready to enhance your well-being and elevate your spirit at Cast Away this summer.

July 15th – 31, 2024
Cast Away, Hvar (Croatia)
Iva Solarević Jeličić
Email: info@solar-spirit.net
Mob: +385 (0)91 520 64 61
Iva Solarević Jeličić is a distinguished professor of kinesiology with a passion for fostering holistic well-being in individuals. With over 25 years of experience, she has dedicated her career to working closely with people to support their personal development and facilitate connections through transformative mind-body programs.
Iva’s expertise lies in helping individuals tap into their intuition, fostering a greater understanding of self, and enabling them to listen to the voice of their own soul.

Switch off

A retreat is an ideal way to switch off from all our obligations, unwind, and organise our priorities in life. You can choose the perfect personal development experience for you: a weekend retreat, yoga and meditation holidays or a healing and health retreat.

New experiences

Practising yoga, meditation or breathing techniques are an excellent way to enjoy looking after of our body and mind. Treat yourself to an alternative type of holiday in a beautiful refuge, a health retreat, and dive into a personal development experience delighting in the joy of living.

Look after your inner self

It often seems that our exterior image is more important than our inner self, our emotional health. Our inner being needs just as much attention as, or more than, our outer self. A personal growth experience – such as a yoga, a meditation, or a spiritual retreat – is perfect to sort through emotions and find that inner peace which is so essential to being happy.

Your own retreat at Cast Away?
It’s possible!

Cast Away is a unique, independent venue with a personal story. From our location and history, to our design and style. A place that will inspire your senses or delight your imagination.

We believe that there must be a balance in life. Yoga provides that balance to your guests through a mindful, self discovering journey.

Our focus lies on meaningful and out of the norm experiences or activities that can inject some inspiration into your guests and can move people into their right reason of being.

Cast Away Team photo

Why Cast Away?

  • A natural zen focused space full of great energy surrounded by nature in a peaceful atmosphere right on the beach on wonderful Hvar.
  • Unique eco-friendly & self-sustainable environment
  • Disconnected from the outer world for a stronger connection with their innerselves and the world around them

  • Didier and his staff are experienced hosts with a passion for hospitality, customer service and a deep knowledge of the region

  • You focus on delivering the yoga program to your guests. We manage everything else such as activities, transfers, housekeeping, rentals, beach bar, etc.

  • We are here to guide and support you before, during and after the retreat to ensure your event is successful.

  • Small groups allows for an intimate experience

  • Possible to partner with local venues for groups > 20

When visiting Croatia, the island of Hvar is a must-visit destination! Hvar is a feast for the senses. Vineyards, ancient olive groves, scented pines, lavender blanket fertile hillsides and fabled towns stake out history on limestone cliffs. Stone houses studded into the limestone hillsides, connected by small bridges that date back centuries, grace the entire island. No matter where you wander on the island, you’ll be enchanted by the cobalt-colored Adriatic Sea, kissed by hours of sunshine.

We can give your guests a real taste of the island and it’s specialties with the emphasis on fresh fish, fine local wines, olive oil and honey made of rosemary, lavender or sage – all characteristic aromatic and medicinal herbs of the island.

Discover the island to the fullest and give your guests and yourself what we have precious little of these days… time.

Activity Space ∨

Cast Away is a secluded, self-sustainable eco resort on the beautiful island of Hvar, accessible by a 4km dirt road only. We offer spacious wooden beach huts immersed in nature, a stone’s throw away from two beautiful beaches. We are an off-the-beaten-path resort with a limited (rain)water supply, limited electricity and no wifi – ideal for a digital detox.

Our activity space is an outdoor, beachfront wooden platform of 60m² with an amazing 180º view over the Adriatic and it’s numerous islands.

Location: Island of Hvar, Croatia ** Beach huts: 10 ** Sleeps: 20 ** Open: Apr-Nov

Enjoy various communal areas including our social room with books, guitar, board games and an outdoor area with lounges, hammocks, sunbeds, a seaview dining area and a beach bar.

Guest bedrooms ∨

Bedrooms: 10
Number of beds: 20 + separate accommodation for retreat leader

Cast Away offers 10 spacious beach huts, each with a double bed. 5 beach huts have seaview, 5 enjoy a garden view. Each beach hut has the following amenities:

  • Dimensions: 3.75 x 2.20m (exterior), 2,50 x 1,80m (interior) + 1m x 1.80m (front porch); 2 comfortable memory foam mattresses (2m x 0.9m) with linen, blankets, pillows, lights, mosquito nets and a storage shelf; a storage box for food; a locker for your valuables.
  • Retreat leaders can stay in one of the beach huts or in a staff room.
  • Sanitary facilities include 1 bathroom with shower, a “bucket-flush” toilet and 2 sinks + 1 outdoor Robinson “bucket-flush” toilet and 2 outdoor Robinson cold water showers.

Catering ∨

There’s a well-equipped kitchen with 3 fridges, 2 stoves, a sink and a central kitchen preparation area with all necessary amenities. There’s also a sea-view BBQ. We do not offer catering services for retreats but we can assist retreat leaders finding their perfect private chef and organizing sufficient provisions for the retreat.

We do offer a wide variety of drinks and snacks at our beach bar and can organise private dinners and winetastings upon request.

Other services ∨

Wellness: Massage therapy is available on request.

Activities: Rent a kayak, paddle board or mountain bike and explore the gorgeous coves and beaches. Other activities available upon request include colour therapy, hikes, boat trips, and cliff-climbing.

Excursions: Transfers around the island are possible.

A wide range of activities or daytrips can be organized upon request.

Eco-friendly ∨

We’re very eco-friendly: bamboo straws, single-use plastic ban, eco-friendly cleaning products, rain water usage, solar energy, eco-friendly appliances, growing some herbs & veggies, waste recycling, accommodation and beach bar made of natural materials.

We aim to guarantee customer satisfaction by providing a secure service you can trust.