There are always a few questions about our juice retreats so we’ve put together a list of the most frequently asked questions below.
What happens throughout the juicing retreat?
During the retreat we have a set schedule for each day. You can participate in as little or as much of the program as you choose. We highly recommend you join most of the program to maximise your experience.
Is the Juice Retreat a ‘juice only’ retreat?
Yes. The retreat is based on the book “A Foodies Guide to Juice Fasting” by Julianne Dowse with fresh breakfast, lunch and dinner juices provided each day. We also provide daily juice shots to get you up and about.

We do provide a delicious vegetarian banquet for “Last Supper” and “Break-fast”.

Are there any supplements in the juices?
No, we only use locally sourced fruits, vegetables and herbs.
Do you include smoothies?
No this is a juice fasting retreat. The aim is to give your digestive system a back.
Can I make changes to the juices?
We offer a standard juice program to all guests and do not offer tailored juices. We can however cater for allergies by omitting certain ingredients from recipes. Please just let our team know of any allergies when booking.
Is there a day spa at the retreat?
Yes, Gymea Day Spa is on-site which offers a variety of massages and spa treatments if booked in advance. A complementary massage is included as part of the HEAL U program for every participant.
Do I need to pay the full amount for the juice retreat when booking?

No, we can take an initial deposit payment of $995 to secure your booking. This is NON-REFUNDABLE after 10 days. The remaining balance can be paid in one or two further instalments.

Final payment must be paid 30 days in advance of your stay. Please read our Terms and Conditions for more information.

If I pay in instalments is there any additional charge?
Yes, if you pay an initial deposit and then one or two further instalments there will be an additional 2.5% surcharge per transaction to cover addition administrative costs. If you pay in full for your place at the time of booking, there is no surcharge.
How can I pay for the juice retreat?
We accept debit/credit card payments, EFT and PayPal. We do not accept American Express.
If I wish to cancel my booking, can I get a refund?
Please see our Terms and Conditions regarding our refund policy.
Which is the nearest airport to the Juice Retreat?
Gold Coast airport at Coolangatta.
Are flights included in the cost?
No. You will need to source and pay for your flights separately.
How long is the transfer from the airport to the retreat?
The transfer from Gold Coast airport to Gymea Eco Retreat will take 40 mins by car.
How do I arrange the transfer?
Transfers from Gold Coast airport to the retreat and back are available at an additional cost to each guest.
How much is the transfer?
We have pre-arranged a price for our guests with Tweed Valley Taxis $120 return.
What do I need to pack?
Walking shoes are essential for walks. Bathers for swimming in the pool and spa. The retreat is very casual so no need to pack anything “dressy”
What is the weather like during the retreats?
January average high is 30° and low is 20°

October average high is 27° and low is 14°

What is the accommodation like?
All room furnishings are organic or biodynamic and all rooms, although modest in size, are conveniently located and have their own storage, shower, basin, toilet and individual art.
WiFi and Phones?
There is no wi-fi available across the retreat and we ask that phone use during the retreat be restricted to your private room only.
Still need help? Send us a email.

For any other questions, please message us at retreat@healu.com.au