The Cure-All Prescription for Winter Wellbeing: The Girls Getaway Weekend

As winter sets in and the work and school weeks pile up one on top of the other, life can get a little bit groundhog day.  School lunches, homework, taxi-ing children to a never-ending list of extra-curricular activities…

Weekends aren’t much better.  Winter is an in-the-thick-of-it time; a busy grind of work, household chores and co-ordinating family schedules.  The balmy ease of summer feels a long-distant memory and the next one’s still a long way away.

There is really only one solution for putting pizzazz back into a woman’s life during the winter months.  It’s easy, it’s affordable and it’s like hitting the reset button on your winter spirits.  It’s The Girls Getaway Weekend.

The Girls Getaway Weekend benefits mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Here’s how:


When you’re feeling blue, finding friends to laugh with can help your brain trigger its own laughter response.  It also fosters closeness, contributing to an improved sense of well-being.  According to Deepak Chopra, the healthiest response to life is laughter. Laughter truly is the best medicine, and you know there’ll be plenty of it on a girls weekend.


According to Dr. Louann Brizendine, clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, and author of “The Female Brain” – a woman uses about 20,000 words per day while a man uses about 7,000.”  Well, ladies.  Here’s your opportunity to get those 20,000 words OUT.  Nowhere else but a Girls Weekend will give you such ample opportunity to talk (and talk…and talk….and talk).


This quote by famous food writer Laurie Colwin says it all;

“One of the delights of life is eating with friends; second to that is talking about eating. And, for an unsurpassed double whammy, there is talking about eating while you are eating with friends.”

What girls weekend doesn’t include all of these delights at once?!


As life gets busier and women get older, friendships can sadly slip from their former proud place on the priority list.  A Girls Weekend is an opportunity to reconnect with friends near and far.  Carving out time to share with friends is so important.  Make it happen – you’ll regret it if you don’t.

Quality Time

Women tend to care a great deal for the well-being of others.  A weekend away from loved ones and little ones gives you permission to care for your own well-being.  Imagine it…acres of free time to spend how you please. Shopping, strolling, pampering, sleeping…(I can almost hear you sigh).


Remember the joy, the spark, the effervescence of life?  If not, them maybe it’s time to reclaim it.  Whether it’s from bottles of bubbles, or a room full of bubbly women, the Girls Weekend is guaranteed to put the fizz back into your winter-weary soul. It will make you feel like you again.

For the ultimate in luxury and comfort this winter, multi-award winning Tairua bed & breakfast, Sunlover Retreat, are collaborating with Tairua businesses, Sea Escape Hair and Beauty and Manaia Kitchen and Bar to provide a Girls Getaway Weekend on the Coromandel.  Custom-designed for ladies in need of a winter break from city life, the package is filled with fabulous indulgences, including beauty salon pampering, morning yoga/stretching sessions and a two course meal at Manaia Kitchen & Bar.

The Girls Getaway package includes two nights Twin Share luxury accommodation, with breakfast included, for four guests.  Sunlover Retreat has two guest bedrooms with private decks and ensuite bathrooms, and a luxurious communal lounge and outdoor living area with sensational views.  It is the perfect place to relax and celebrate a Girls Getaway Weekend this winter.  Available June-July-August, weekends only.

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