Ukulele Island Retreats with Lisa McCormick!
January 12-17, 2023 (sold out!)
March 8-13, 2023 (booking now!)
Vieques Island, PR
SPECIAL: BOOK TODAY and get $100 off!
Retreat Information, March 2023:
Arrival: Wed., March 8. Departure: Monday, March 13.
Lodging, all meals and activities, and all transportation
on the Island of Vieques included.
$400 (per-person) non-refundable deposit reserves your spot
Note: All rooms are double-occupancy.
Sorry, no single rooms available at this time.
Even if you don’t both play ukulele!
it’s a wonderful, fun and relaxing special island getaway
for you and your sweetheart.
All Ukulele Island Retreat activities are, of course, optional.
There are plentiful other adventures to be accessed,
such as snorkeling, kayaking, horseback-riding on the beach,
or a visit to the world-famous luminescent BioBay.
Enrollment fee includes lodging, all meals and Retreat activities,
and transportation when you are on the Island.
It does not include your airfare,
or extra activities you might wish to access.
We will pick you up at the Vieques airport!
(Please be sure and read the Cancellation Policy,
Health and Safety Travel Information,
and Liability Release below)
INDIVIDUAL ENROLLMENT for MARCH RETREAT:
COUPLE ENROLLMENT for MARCH RETREAT:
March Retreat Payment Information:
Enrollment: $2,500 per person.
Deposits: A $400 per-person, ($800 per couple) deposit is due upon submitting this enrollment form. You will receive a follow-up to this form, with payment options. Sorry, this deposit is non-refundable.
Individuals: 2 additional payments of $1050.00 will be due on January 15, and February 15, 2023, respectively.
Couples: 2 additional payments of $2100.00 will be due on January 15, and February 15, 2023, respectively.
Extended Stay Option:
Come Early, or, Stay Late!
Our guesthouse hosts will offer you a 10% discount on their regular room rates
if you wish to come early or stay a few days later (if they have rooms available - inquire soon!).
You’ll be on your own for meals and activities during your extra days,
but we’re within easy walking distance to cafes, bakeries,
restaurants, and the Atlantic ocean.
You can take public transport to the spectacular
Caribbean-side beaches for just a few dollars.
Lisa will be in touch with you to help coordinate your extended dates with our hosts.
Scroll on down to read a bit about the Island!
Also please read the Cancellation Policies,
Health and Safety Travel Advice, and Liability Waiver.
A Little About the Island of Vieques:
Vieques is a diverse, relaxed, and friendly place. English and Spanish are both spoken.
As it is a U.S. territory, the currency is the U.S. dollar. The island features just two towns - one on the north coast (Isabel Segunda, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean), and one on the south side (Esperanza, bordered by the Caribbean Sea). The island is 21 miles long, and 3 miles wide.
The majority of the white-sand, turquoise-water Caribbean beaches are on protected National Wildlife Refuge land. There are no big hotels or touristy attractions. It is serene and stunningly beautiful.
The island is also home to a large number of free-range horses. Don't be surprised if you see them on the beach, or even walking right down the street!
The weather during the Ukulele Island Retreat in January tends towards 82 degrees, and sunny. Casual attire and sturdy walking sandals are recommended.
Our guesthouse is on the north coast, one block from the Atlantic Ocean, mind-blowing sunsets, easy walk into town. Our ukulele workshops will mostly take place on south-side Caribbean beaches, where one can always find plenty of shade under a palm tree. Nightly outdoor jams under the stars in the guesthouse courtyard.
VIEQUES TRAVEL, HEALTH, and SAFETY INFORMATION
Proof of covid vaccination is no longer required to enter Puerto Rico, Vieques, and most businesses on the Island. If you have proof of vaccination, please bring it with you, just in case policies change. (Information current as of October, 2022.)
Guests must be respectful of any safety requirements (such as masking, distancing, etc.) if required by a local business.
Personal Health and Safety: There is no hospital on the Island of Vieques. Health care facilities are minimal and basic. Please consult with your doctor about any concerns regarding your personal health, and the advisability of travel to a location with only basic health care services.
Travel Insurance Recommended. No one books a retreat with the intention of cancelling it, but unexpected events do occur, so please consider purchasing travel insurance. It is your responsibility to read and understand our cancellation policies. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason, including weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies. We encourage you to purchase trip cancellation insurance in order that your trip fees will be covered should you or your family have an unexpected emergency prior to your trip or while on the trip. Trip insurance should also be purchased to cover medical expenses in the event you have an accident while on the retreat. Most travel insurance must be purchased within 14 days of making your reservation.
The cancellation policy below is designed to protect both retreat leaders, our hosts, caterers, drivers, other on-island service-providers, and all retreat attendees.
Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. If you cancel your participation in the Retreat for any reason, the cancellation policy below will apply, with no exceptions.
We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances, but we have already incurred expenses that once paid out, we cannot refund.
All deposits are non-refundable.
The remaining balance (total price, minus deposit) may be paid in 2 equal installments, due on November 1, 2022, and December 1, 2022.
50% Balance (not incl. deposit) will be refunded for cancellation 30 days before event (Dec. 13, 2022).
Sorry we are not able to refund your payments if cancellation is less than 30 days before the event.
LIABILITY WAIVER: Assumption of Risk
I acknowledge that I have voluntarily enrolled to participate in this retreat. In consideration of Blue Sky Project, LLP, allowing me to participate in the 2023 Ukulele Island Retreat, I agree to this release of claims, waiver of liability and assumption of risks. On behalf of myself, my heirs, executors, successors, administrators and any other person who may have an interest at common law or by operation of statute, I hereby waive any and all claims I or such parties may have now or in the future. I release from liability Blue Sky Project, LLP, and any teachers, employees, guides, agents or representatives (“the releasees”) for any personal injury, death, property damage or loss or any nature suffered by me as a result of participation in any activity on the retreat. I release from liability Blue Sky Project, LLP, for any cause whatsoever including those arising out of, or in any way connected to or occasioned by the negligence of the releasees.
If the Retreat is Unexpectedly Cancelled:
While we have never cancelled a Retreat to date, if the Ukulele Island Retreat must be unexpectedly cancelled by Blue Sky Project, LLP, for any reason, you may transfer your full retreat payment to another future Retreat, or you may request a refund of your payment to us, constituting a full settlement.
Blue Sky Project, LLP, is not responsible for your expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled retreat, such as airline tickets, loss of work, and/or other costs associated with preparing for your trip. Again, if you have any concerns, please purchase travel insurance.
What is Blue Sky Project?
Blue Sky Project is a limited liability partnership
founded by Lisa McCormick and Julian McBrowne.
Our mission is to produce joyful, soulful, interactive participatory musical events.
The 2023 Ukulele Island Retreat is produced by Blue Sky Project, LLP.