In March 2012, I attended a Women’s Retreat entitled: ‘Blossom Where You Are Planted’. It was held in at the Tulip Inn Hotel, Hawar Island Resort, Bahrain. This resort is approximately 70 km from Bahrain International Airport.
We arrived by speedboats (a 16 seat speed boat and a larger one) to the island, which took about 30-45 minutes. Wives, mothers, friends, daughters, sisters, aunts, career women, homemakers. This was a time to relax, get to know each other and just be. Which was just as well because there really isn’t much to see (no offence animals) on this island.
All staff were friendly and welcoming.
In between the activities which included discussions on topics of interest in small groups, acting, singing, dancing and other musical entertainment, I ventured around the island.
We had arrived in ‘low season’ so there were more animals to see than people! No literally, there are animals all over the island, if in a sporadic capacity.
A bus trip allowed us to see animals who were sited further afield.
A very good time was had by all and the food was lovely.
We left the retreat feeling inspired, with renewed hope and deepened appreciation of where we can bloom. Looking afresh at what we can do next to stay focussed on our plans and purposes in life.