There's Officially a Wellness Island In Finland Where No Men Are Allowed
One company is taking over a Finnish island to create a #girlpower utopia—and there are no boys allowed.
Have you ever been in a situation where the ~good vibes~ were off the chart? Where you felt comfortable, free, and ready to tackle anything and everything? You know, kinda like that post-workout endorphin high? Think back to that moment: Did you happen to be with only women?
One company is tapping into that magic to create an island where "No Boys Allowed" is the number-one rule.
The company, SuperShe, is a not-so-secret female networking society dedicated to connecting the movers and shakers, adventure-seekers, and rule-breakers of the world while letting them explore the world. The company hosts retreats and events across the globe to connect SuperShe powerhouses and promote innovation and collaboration, such as their annual SuperShe retreat in Oahu, HI, and a kiteboarding/kitesurfing retreat on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands.
Now, SuperShe is about to lock down the ultimate home base: their own SuperShe Island off the coast of Finland in the Baltic Sea, opening in June 2018. (They planned to open their first SuperShe Island in the Turks and Caicos, but the rough 2017 hurricane season sent them toward Finland instead.) The 8.4-acre island will house 10 guest cabins, spa-like amenities, and facilities for adventure activities. Whether you chose to attend a retreat or visit the island on your own, you'll be able to participate in daily activities like yoga, meditation, healthy eating, cooking classes, fitness classes, and more. (See also: The Best Fitness Retreats for Women Traveling Solo)
Why only women? "Women need time to spend with other women," wrote the company in a statement about the island. "Being on vacation with men can be draining and demanding. We want SuperShe island to be rejuvenating and a safe space where women can go to reinvent themselves and their desires. A place where you can recalibrate with no distractions."
Considering women often deal with things like sexual harassment and assault and mansplaining on the regular, we totally see the appeal of a ladies-only haven. The island will officially open in June and SuperShe members will get first dibs on reservations. After that, other women can be interviewed for access to the island. (Cost is still TBD.) While you're waiting, try one of these other women-only wellness retreats, and bask in the boss babe-ness of it all.