September 7-11, 2017

Intimacy is the lifeblood of connection and satisfaction in couples. Even in the most romantic vacation setting, couples can still find themselves longing for ways to truly reconnect with each other. 

This is the Ultimate Couples’ Retreat that combines relationship enhancement experiences in intimate groups of 6-8 couples, fun and relaxing activities, and the pristine beauty of Barbados. The end result is simple: clarity, communication and connection. 

IntimacyMoons are perfect as a honeymoon, anniversary celebration or a relaxing and intimate getaway.


  • 4 Night Premium Stay in a Luxurious One Bedroom Garden View, Ocean View Room or Suite w/ Private Plunge Pool
  • Couples Enhancement Workshops with Relationship & Sex Therapist
  • Lots and lots of Q&A, group discussions and individualized feedback
  • Airport Pickup and Transportation to and from Resort
  • Welcome Dinner Reception
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Catamaran Boat Cruise, Including Swimming with Sea Turtles & Snorkel Stop at Historic Shipwreck 
  • Private 90 Minute Couples Massage Class
  • Seaside Mediation & Yoga (optional)
  • Mt Gay Rum Tour, Tasting & Mixology Class
  • Beachside Ceremony
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Free WIFI

INCLUSIVE PACKAGE PRICING: Starting from $2899 Per Couple

**50% Deposit due at Registration

Package pricing comprises all-inclusive accommodations, ground transportation, excursions, IntimacyMoons workshops and above listed inclusions. Pricing does not include airfare.

Upcoming retreat Dates - Stay Tuned for intimacymoons 2018 dates!

Marissa Nelson LMFT CST describes what couples can expect when going on an IntimacyMoons Couples Retreat. 

Relationship Topics Covered During IntimacyMoons 

The foundation of the workshop is understanding how each person experiences and feels love, and much of this comes from childhood. In order to move forward into a harmonious union, its important to look back at the messages we received about love, trust, affection, fidelity and other aspects of marriage. Couples will have conversations with one another about these themes to get clear on how their childhood and past beliefs show up in their relationship in the present, and how this may affect their connection in marriage.

Couples will be tasked to understand their underlying needs when dealing with conflict and communication. Each couple is given a set of questions that help facilitate conversation about how they believe they handle conflict, and what areas could use growth and attention. Practical tools and guidelines are given to guide couples as to how to communicate their needs more affectively and in a way their partner can hear them.

My belief is that communication is a lifelong skill that couples always need to work at and fine tune. Elements like building emotional safety, and learning how to effectively get your point across with out shutting down, over shouting or getting defensive really adds to relationship health and satisfaction - tools that everyone will walk away with.

Sex is more than just intimacy, and intimacy is more that just the act of sex. It is important to understand the values, beliefs and feelings that may get in the way of physical connection, and transcending those messages to truly embrace sexual agency individually and within the relationship. This retreat will help couples explore and talk about their own sexual templates, and get the chance to dive deep into their own erotic desires, fantasies, longings and beliefs about different aspects of sexuality.  We will also cover sexual communication, and have heart to heart discussions on how to treat the most common sexual concerns couples may have.            

The union of marriage is an amazing journey, but after you walk down the aisle that's when the real work begins. Through self reflective exercises and conversations, couples will have a deeper understanding of what their expectations of marriage really are, from gender role expectations, children, finances, career aspirations and more. They will gain clarity about their individual and relationship goals, learn how to negotiate and collaborate on the differences, and dream together by creating a vision of their marriage and the road ahead.

Perhaps one of the most powerful experiences couples can have during this retreat. Often times people move into the next stage of their relationship but still bring along the baggage and wounds from the past, whether from past relationships, family or previous wounds. This letting go process has couples confront the issues that are still present for them that may be hard to let go, but that are standing in the way of deeper connection and joy. By starting the process of healing, couples can then move forward in freedom, allowing a renewed version of the relationship to emerge that can promote a healthier and more prosperous union.