Couple’s Retreat 2021

Reignite Your Passion, and Plan For Your Future!

Samantha Kaaua Accreditation

Is your marriage on the rocks and you don’t have any clue what to do to get things back on track? Or maybe your marriage is good but you would love to reignite your passion and connection on a much deeper level? Or are you going through some life challenges and are struggling to support one another through it?

No matter what’s going on in your marriage, if you are longing for more connection, direction, and fun in your most meaningful relationship, this couple’s retreat is perfect for you!










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Reserve your spot today if you would love to join us in this transformational experience!

The GEMMS Couple’s Retreat


On the Big Island, Hawaii from
October 14 – October 18, 2021

Thursday (10/14/21): Arrive at Kona International Airport (KOA) and take a 20-minute shuttle to Hilton Waikoloa Village. Once you arrive at that hotel, check-in at the front desk anytime after 3pm HST. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the 62-acre oceanfront resort. Enjoy dinner at any of the onsite restaurants, order room service or get adventurous and explore the Waikoloa area. Make sure you get to be early as we will be beginning bright and early Friday morning.

Friday (10/15/21): We will begin our day with an optional Yoga class. An opening session and special breakout sessions will be conducted to have a running start for Day 1! Breakfast, Lunch and a special Welcome Dinner will be served, be sure to bring some fun Hawaiian attire for tonight.

Saturday (10/16/21): Yoga class to start off our day in flow. Breakfast and lunch will be served today. General and breakout sessions to be announced and a fun aquatic adventure that will require your swimsuit will take place today! You are on your own for dinner tonight to explore the restaurants on the hotel grounds, get adventurous and find a restaurant in the Waikoloa area, or have a fun night-in with room service!

Sunday (10/17/21): Yoga class to start our final day off with relaxation and connection. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served today. General and breakout sessions to be announced. We will have a beautiful closing ceremony at dinner so be sure to dress to impress!

Monday (10/18/21): Check-out by 11am today (unless other arrangements are made to stay longer). Embrace the renewed connection of your beautiful marriage and get ready to bring all that you learned home with you! Here’s to the best year of your marriage yet!

  • Legends of Hawaii Lu’au – Journey through the islands with food, song, storytelling… and the incredible fire knife dance! There will be amazing entertainment that includes hula lessons, a torch run, coconut husking and so much more!
  • Dolphin Quest – Get to know the magnificent creatures in a pristine, ocean-fed, sea sanctuary located at the beautiful Hilton Waikoloa Village. Spend time with their marine mammal specialists and know that your participation supports vital marine mammal conservation, education, and scientific study!
  • You will have ample opportunities to embrace the outdoors both during the day and night and take in the beauty of Hawaii island.

Moana Masaniai – Yoga instructor – who specializes in body positive yoga to help build self-confidence and learn how to love yourself on a much deeper level.

Chasidy Wright – Co-facilitator, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Mental Workout Coach – she will help co-facilitate groups and conduct a special Mental Workout Breakout Session.

Mike Youngling – Co-facilitator, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist – he will help co-facilitate groups and conduct a special Men’s Only Breakout Session.

Lin Yuan-Su – Success Coach and Certified Life Mastery Consultant – she will be conducting a special breakout group for couples who are feeling challenged in getting pregnant.

Edna Castillo – Certified Life Mastery Consultant and Cancer Thriver – she will be conducting a special breakout group for couples who are navigating a health diagnosis such as cancer.

Flight information:

  • You will either need to obtain your 2 COVID-19 vaccines with proof of vaccination to enter into the state of Hawaii without quarantine (as of July 2021).
  • If you do not have both your shots or you do not want to receive the vaccine, you will need proof of a NEGATIVE COVID-19 test no more than 48-hours prior to arrival.
  • Please be mindful of your home state/country’s requirements to return home.

    Additional travel recommendations can be requested at

    Samantha’s promise to you

    One of my dreams had been to host a couple’s retreat and here we are. It is my promise to you to bring the highest quality of expert faculty to help you take your marriage to the next level. I am passionate about helping couples transform their marriages and save their families.

    I not only work with couples professionally but I have had my own personal experience of transforming my marriage too! I promise to share with you all the tools that I used to save my marriage and my expert guest will share with you their own stories and tools as well.

    I am committed to designing a heart-centered, connection-driven, and most importantly an amazingly fun experience in an emotionally safe environment. This way you will both be able to listen, let go, and love one another in ways you’ve never done before. You can expect me and my amazing team to support you through tough conversations and moments as you breakthrough old limiting beliefs and patterns holding you back from success in all areas of your life!

    What's included?

    In Hawaii, what is included is 4 nights of lodging, breakfast and lunch served all 3 days of the event, 2 special dinners, transportation (if needed to off-site locations) on Hawaii island. All group activities and admission fees are included. This is done to support you in focusing on your experience, and our team will take care of organizing the trip and making payments.

    You are expected to cover your flight to and from Hawaii, immunizations, travelers insurance, tips, passport (if necessary), medical testing for COVID, souvenirs, beverages, and extra food outside of the planned group meals.

    What will the weather be in October?


    Hawaii is known for it’s amazing weather since it is near the equator. Daily temperatures are consistently in the 70’s-80’s, and nighttime temperatures can drop to the mid-high 60’s.

    Bring clothing for tropical weather. Make sure you pack at least one (1) swimsuit or bathing suit for our aquatic activity. You will also want to use it in the on-site pools and beaches that are AMAZING. You will also want to bring a nice Hawaiian themed outfit for our welcome dinner. If you’re unsure what’s Hawaiian themed, a collared button down short-sleeve shirt would be perfect for a man while a nice floral printed, tropical printed, or colorful dress would be perfect for a woman. For our final dinner you will want to also bring something nice to wear; I’d say, wear a cute date night outfit for this meal. Last but certainly not least, make sure to bring layers just in case the ballrooms that we will be in get a little chilly. Although it might be nice and toasty outside, with the air conditioning inside, it could get a little cold. For your feet, make sure to bring a pair of slippers (flip flops) and shoes to go with your cute outfits for dinner.

    Make sure you pack sunscreen because you don’t want to burn in the warm Hawaiian sun! You can also bring your favorite sunhat and coverups to wear at the pool or beach.

    Will there be COVID-19 precautions?


    Everyone is REQUIRED to get a COVID test before departure and before heading back to their country of origin.

    Your safety is important and we will be abiding by local requirements. This conduct will be determined at the time of the retreat.

    We understand that people have a variety of beliefs concerning COVID-19 precautions, and we aim to create an atmosphere that is understanding and accepting of differing opinions and needs.

    Are the COVID-19 restrictions different for international travelers?


    As stated above, everyone is REQUIRED to get a COVID test before departure and before heading back to their country of origin, unless able to show proof of vaccination as stated in state laws.

    Your safety is important and we will be abiding by local requirements. This conduct will be determined at the time of the retreat.

    For updated information about Hawaii’s COVID-19 travel restrictions regarding quarantine, testing, and/or vaccination, please visit

    Please note that it is your responsibility to research your own home country’s or state’s laws regarding any COVID-19 precautions. You will be responsible for any fees assessed for COVID-19 testing, vaccinations, and/or any other costs incurred and associated with such restrictions.

    What is the refund policy?

    All payments towards the registration are non-refundable. This is due to the limited number of spots available.

    In the case that the US borders and/or Hawaii would go into another lockdown or an extreme outbreak were to occur in Hawaii due to COVID-19, the trip will be rescheduled for a later date and your funds will be applied to that rescheduled retreat.

    What are the accomodations?


    We will be staying at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, a beautiful 62-acre oceanfront resort!

    How far in advance do I need to book my spot for the couple’s retreat?


    Book as soon as you can. Spots will fill up quickly and it can also give you more time to plan your flights and other required steps to avoid quarantine.

    When is the final payment due?


    If you selected a payment plan option, your investment will need to be paid in full by September 15th, 2021.

    When do you recommend buying plane tickets?


    Purchase your tickets as soon as you confirm your spot for the retreat. Hopper is a great app that will track ticket pricing and it will suggest the best time to buy.

    What should I carry on my carry on baggage?


    We advise that you pack the following items in your carry-on luggage:

    • medications in their original, labeled containers
    • eyeglasses, contact lenses and contact lens solution
    • important documents such as a copy of your travel insurance policy, medical records, allergy information and emergency contact information
    • camera gear, memory cards and batteries
    • any valuables you bring along

    Please leave expensive jewelry at home.

    What kind of daily schedule can I expect?


    We will have 3 jam-packed days of deep spiritual growth, connection and clarity in your relationship, and lots and lots of FUN! There will be some down time to explore the amazing property. Every day you can expect that we will be both inside for trainings and meals. However, we will always make it a point to go outdoors to enjoy the Hawaiian sun!

    Will I have access to Wi-Fi, cell, and internet?


    Wi-Fi is available and is included. You can inquire with the hotel for the password to connect in your hotel room.

    Retreat Terms and Conditions


    To view our Terms and Conditions for this trip, click this link here.

    About Samantha Kaaua

    Samantha Kaaua

    SAMANTHA KAAUA is an Author, Professional Keynote Speaker, Marriage Coach for Women, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and founder of The GEMMS with Samantha Kaaua, an international coaching company focused on helping women to finally break the unhealthy generational patterns in their family by creating a solid marital foundation. She is author of Creating Your Marriage Miracle, a new age guide to Transforming Your Relationship, Saving Your Family and Fulfilling Your Destiny. Look out for her book launch later this year.

    Since 2014, Samantha has worked with, guided, and successfully mentored upwards of 1000 individuals and couples to transform their marriage and achieve their dreams. She is a world-leading authority on creating healthy relationships and specializes in empowering women to have clarity, confidence, and connection in their marriages. Samantha is on a mission to help save 10 million marriages by 2032 and is known for her innovative and creative ways to help women transform their relationships. She always says,“it only takes one person to transform your marriage” and has learned this by saving her own marriage years ago and helping others to do the same.

    Samantha Kaaua

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