Surrounded by water yet only 30 minutes from the romance of Venice is this exquisite private island, originally settled in the 5th century as part of a group of garden islands known as Ammiana. Churches, monasteries, and convents were built and thrived on the islands before falling into abandonment. Today, Santa Cristina is the only island of this original archipelago to survive. The island is almost fully self-sustainable with its own fresh water source, organic fish, and produce farming. This natural oasis nestled between the Adriatic Sea to the east, the Dolomites peaks to the northwest, and the cosmopolitan city of Venice to the south is more than just an island retreat: it is a place to gather with friends or family in an exclusive setting and to connect with an unspoiled natural environment home to families of wild peacocks and a vast range of wildlife.
Yoga retreats fit into the organic philosophy of Isola Santa Cristina, which emphasises an inner balance of the body, mind, and spirit. The island has two certified instructors on-site, and guest instructors can book the island for private retreats. The island is also equipped at all times with one private boat and driver.
The vast, fully-privatised island with 9-room villa is available for a limited number of bookings per year. The Villa offers 9 luxurious bedrooms accommodating a total of 15 guests. This grand estate features an open floor plan with a spacious, light-filled living room, Venetian-style chef’s kitchen, an expansive dining room. Outside, a spacious terrace is perfect for entertaining with an open fireplace and al fresco dining, while a typical Venetian rooftop altana offers dramatic views of the lagoon. The villa's large swimming pool comes complete with stunning deck area, gazebo, and lounge chairs.
- Bedroom 1: master bedroom with en suite bathroom
- Bedroom 2: master bedroom with en suite bathroom
- Bedroom 3: twin/king double bedroom with en suite bathroom
- Bedroom 4: twin/king double bedroom with en suite bathroom
- Bedroom 5: twin/king double bedroom with en suite bathroom
- Bedroom 6: twin/king double bedroom with en suite bathroom
- Bedroom 7: twin/king double bedroom with en suite bathroom
- Bedroom 8: single bedroom with en suite bathroom
- Bedroom 9: single bedroom with en suite bathroom