Registration is now open for a full-blown ‘Corona Island’ retreat launching next year off the coast of Colombia. It is entirely plastic free, focuses on reconnecting with nature, and holds sustainability as a core value.
Okay, so we’ll try our best not to make this article read like PR, but this retreat just so happens to combine three of our favourite things: sun, sustainability, and last but not least, beer.
Off the coast of Colombia sits ‘Corona Island,’ a plush, green mini oasis spanning roughly two miles from end to end. Intended to open as an eco-tourist hotspot for 2023, the project was forged by suds giant Corona and non-profit Oceanic Global.
The beer company is incredibly proud to be the first with a net-zero plastic footprint, and it wanted its island experience to reflect these values. With numerous studies pointing to growing ecological considerations among vacationers, Corona is striking while the iron is hot.
If the name of the island doesn’t instantly scream luxury to you – a bit like Lego Land – then fair enough. But, the reality of what the place has to offer is incredibly special. Corona has become pretty much synonymous with summertime at this point, after all.
Billed by early visitors (mostly journalists, don’t get mad) as a wellness retreat, there has been a conscious effort to ensure that no part of the experience comes at the expense of the land’s natural habitats.
Expect to be harassed by exotic birds at breakfast, and watch out for baby turtles on the white sands after a skin-full of Corona. In terms of lodging, 10 beautifully constructed topical wood structures are able to accommodate 20 people at a time, meaning the island will never be overrun with party goers or screaming children.
Out back, a private deck overlooks the ocean, each is fitted with a hot tub, and if the air conditioning doesn’t provide enough respite from the heat, there’s outdoor canopy showers too. Your insta could have frankly sickening levels of FOMO.