Spring 2018 - Restival Osea Island

 March 23-26

Restival is delighted to announce it's first UK weekend experience this spring solstice for three nights/four days.  The privately-owned, traffic free island, Osea is located just off the coast of Essex.  Accessible by a Roman Causeway at low tide, or by boat at high tide.  It's surprisingly close to London - just 2 hours drive or take the train from Liverpool Street Station. This beautiful island is filled with undiscovered and unique ecology, rare plants, birds and marine life. Restival invites you to spend the weekend disconnecting with technology and reconnecting with nature.  Restival makes things easy, so tickets include three meals a day, non alcoholic drinks, workshops, yoga, sound baths, foraging and horse whispering are all inclusive, 



Forage along the salt marshes and seaside forests with knowledgeable guides.  You'll be able to include foraged herbs into the dishes, as our chefs design a sustainable meal harvested from the Island.  An ecologist will advise us on the natural wonders that Osea has to offer.


Meet our friends "Ya'at'eh"

The Benally family- all the way from Arizona say hello in Navajo. They'll share traditional Navajo (Diné ) wisdom and demonstrate the art of horse whispering.  You'll have the rare opportunity to learn about traditional Navajo life, through stories and songs.  The Benallys are truly magical with ancient knowledge that is shared with very few non-native Americans. Restival is honored to have them as our guests. 



Osea's luxurious accommodations are elegantly understated with a nautical twist, perfect for curling up with a good book whilst listening to the calming sounds of the sea.  Bedrooms are generously proportioned, bathrooms feature roll top baths and many overlook the coastline.  All the properties line the beach where you can take a sunset stroll at low tide.  See the more here





Yoga sessions followed by a gong bath are held twice daily.  Sound Immersion meditations at sunset harmonize your mind, whilst tuning into the planetary vibrations with incredible musical composition suites.   Daily workshops designed help you grow and look ahead - themes include love, relationships, intuition, intention setting, vision boarding and creative writing.  You can also design your own kite and fly it on the beach!



Osea is blessed with a harvest of sustainable, seasonal sea to table produce and seafood.  Our skilled chefs curate delicious menus that truly nourish your bodies.  You don't have to be a vegan, because we cater to all tastes.  There's refreshments available all day and a wine bar in the evening. 



A hand-picked selection of some of the best bodyworkers you'll find complete the Restival restorative experience.  They treat your body with the care it deserves, leaving you feeling de-stressed, blissed and rejuvenated.  Ready to face modern life with an Astronomer's forecast.  The Spa Menu will be available soon and we promise it'll be unique.   

Caroline Jones