FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Common inquiries are below, if your questions aren't here please email us.
When is the deposit due by?
The non-refundable deposit is due whenever you are ready to secure the room. The retreat will likely sell out within 2 weeks, so you don’t want to wait long.
I paid my deposit, am I booked?
You are officially booked once you receive a welcome email from Socanomics & Travel by Design.
Can I travel solo?
YES! We even encourage it! Meet some of your fellow Socanomics Tribe who are traveling solo as well.
Are these packages inclusive of airfare?
Roundtrip airfare is not included. The retreat is all-inclusive of everything once on the island. All participants will be coming from many different cities at all different times so it creates more efficiency for you to book your flights.
Should I book my flight on my own?
Yes! You will be flying in to V.C. Bird International Airport. The airport code for Antigua is ANU. Be mindful that for many airlines, there are 1-2 flights to Antigua a day. If you have questions upon booking, we can help you choose the best flight options.
What if I need to arrive later, leave earlier, etc?
If you need to leave earlier or later this can be worked out with our team.
Do I need to participate in all workouts and activities?
All group activities and workouts are suggested but NOT mandatory. If you wish, you can opt-out of any of the tours and activities and plan your own adventure. Standard rates do apply. Outside of SOCANOMICS planned activities, you are responsible for reserving, booking, and transportation to and from any tours, excursions, meals, and such that are NOT included in our itinerary.
How many people will be on the retreat?
20-30 guests plus your hosts and producers.
What is the age group of people going on the wellness retreat?
We'll have ages ranging from about 30-60 years old.
How does the roommate situation work? Will Socanomics pair people up if you are solo, but don't mind a roomie?
Yes if you would like to travel solo but be in a double occupancy room, we'll place you with another beautiful guest. Please note this request in your registration form when making your deposit.
Can I bring someone?
Sure! Make sure they are booking a slot for the trip as well so we account for them! Try booking at the same time also. We suggest you both pay the deposit at the same time.
If I was coming with a significant other, do we each need pay the $2,425 each for the Solo Room King Bed?
Rates are based on number of people in the room, not the type of bedding. Bedding type is assigned upon check-in. So this means if there are two of you, book a double occupancy room. You will later be able to request the type of bedding you need (i.e. king or two queens.) And most importantly this would allow the two of you both be accounted for in order to receive the all-inclusive hotel benefits.
Are men welcome?
Yes! Husbands and significant others are welcome to come and support their queens in this divine feminine space. If they choose not to take the Socanomics classes, Standard rates do apply.
Is triple occupancy an option?
Doubles and solos are what is available to us. If triple becomes an option, we will notify guests. Please note, the rooms can sell out before then. Booking the double occupancy room while waiting will be your best assurance.
How flexible is it to change a name on the room? For example, if I book the double occupancy room with 'Jane Smith' and then she can't attend, can I swap the person?
It'll be an easy swap. If your double occupancy roommate can no longer attend, you can and should swap them with someone new. In the case that your roommates drops, your room will be considered a solo occupancy and you'll be charged the difference unless you do replace them with a new retreater.
We have family on the island, is there a pricing structure minus the lodging available for those that do not need lodging/ staying with family?
You will need to stay at the Royalton to be a part of this Retreat. The trip is designed to be immersive for the whole group. Most of our events do take place on the resort, which requires everyone to be a guest for the duration of the trip. In the future though, we will consider events that are open to general public. Antigua is home so we hope to be there often.
Can I upgrade my room?
Sure! Let us know if you want to upgrade to the overwater bungalows. They are $1,500 a night with and based on availability. Please note the overwater bungalows have one king bed.
Can I book my hotel on my own?
No, In order to be considered a confirmed traveler at our retreat, participate in events, receive discounts, etc you must book through us.
Do I need a covid test to enter Antigua?
Here is up to date and key Information for Travelers to Antigua and Barbuda:
More travel information can be found at the CDC:
Follow all requirements and recommendations in Antigua and Barbuda.
Is this for black women only?
We do design our platform for women of the Diaspora, however this experience as well as everything else we do is open and welcome to everyone!
How do I secure my spot on the retreat?
A $700 non-refundable down payment is needed to secure your booking. HERE
Balance is due October 28, 2022. You will receive information from Travel By Design, regarding payment schedule and all travel inquiries.
What else do I need to travel?
You must have a valid passport that will NOT be within 6 months of expiration and you must be over the age of 21.
U.S. Citizens should be aware that countries can deny foreigners entry if they have been charged or convicted of a serious crime. For more information on entry requirements review the information on www.travel.state.gov or contact the consulate for the destinations you’re traveling to.
It is your responsibility to provide the correct documents and failure to do so may result in being denied boarding for the flight. We are unable to refund unused flights, hotels, or add-ons because of denied boarding situations. If you have a non-USA passport please check with Consulate for visa requirements: https://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/toronto/index.php/en/servicesforeigners/visas
What's not included in the trip?
• Roundtrip airfare
• Covid Testing
• International Health Insurance
• Travel/trip cancellation insurance (strongly advisable)
• Additional excursions
• Individual tips
• Incidental accommodations charges
What is included in the retreat?
• All-inclusive Luxury Accommodations
• Unlimited Meals
• Daily Socanomics, Carnival Body & Yoga Classes
• Breathwork & Guided Meditation
• Moonlight SoundBath & Chakra Balancing
• Excursion - Hike to Pillars of Hercules
• Beach Access
• Excursion - Catamaran Cruise & Snorkeling
• Private ground Transportation
• Excursion - Shirley Heights
• Private check-in Plus Complimentary Drink & Snacks upon arrival
• Welcome Reception w/ international open bar
• Discount on Spa Services
• All-White Closing Reception
• Photo, Video & Socanomics Merch
If your question has not been answered by any of the above inquiries, please do reach out to us at email@example.com!