Did you watch hit movie “Wonder Woman” and daydream about…
Escaping to her home, the female-only island of Themyscira? That dream could soon become a reality: entrepreneur Kristina Roth has created SuperShe Island, a private retreat off the coast of Finland where no men are allowed. Roth says her aim is for women to vacation at a destination away from society’s pressures and embrace an all-female energy. The island sleeps 10 people-not a big place, in four luxurious cabins, offering wellness activities and opportunities for bonding.
Roth is the founder of SuperShe, a lifestyle blog and networking group that encourages women to connect with, befriend and encourage other women. Before anyone gets too excited, it’s worth knowing that it’s not possible to automatically book a place on a SuperShe retreat. Roth picks the visitors herself. Those interested should be prepared for a vetting process via the organization’s website.
So what does Roth look for in a visitor? “The number one, number one thing that’s important for me is that you have an amazing personality — like upbeat, cool personality — because you’re on [an] island,” Roth says. “That’s what’s going to make it fun and exciting for everyone.” Not everyone is on board with Roth’s plans, with some women branding the idea elitist on social media. According to Roth, the main requirement is the island is “a zone without sexual tension, meaning you just come and you just want to chill.”
The Finnish archipelago is known for its evergreen trees and their healing properties, rocky coast, warm sea water in the summer and beautiful sunrises. Roth also owns property in Turks and Caicos. If this first resort is a success she’ll plan to renovate that island too. “It’s very interesting to see the whole spectrum of women who are signing up and really reassuring me that this place is needed.”
Article credit: CNN
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