Writing retreat in Thailand

Write your book in one week on the magical island of Koh Phangan

The beautiful tropical island of Koh Phangan is known for its spirituality and yoga culture. The beautiful writer’s villa, near the beach, has an awesome view of the sea. Enjoy the wonderful temperature, the peace and the murmur of the palm trees while you work on your book. You’ll get as much 1 on 1 guidance and personal feedback as you need. Everything is taken care of, including delicious food, excursions and even your own scooter!

Results you can achieve in 1 week

In just 7 days, you will make huge steps with writing your book. You will return home with a much-improved version. Whether you are in the finalization phase of your manuscript or are still at the very beginning, I will give you the guidance you need at the perfect moment. Results you can achieve in 1 week are:

  • Inspiration and personal feedback to improve your manuscript
  • Write the back cover and bring structure to your book
  • Make huge progress with your book or even finish it
  • Overcoming any possible writer’s block
  • Starting your book promotion and publishing
  • Check out some of the books published by previous participants

Where: Koh Phangan

When: November 11-18th, 2024

9-All-inclusive price: From € 2.495,- p.p.

Uwe Allgäuer

“It is great to be part of a group that is eager to deliver results”

Uwe Allgäuer

madeleine muller

“Esther is a writing and marketing wizard! She knows exactly what to write and where to position it on your website and in social media.”

Madeleine Muller

Elena Krasa

“Esther gave me structure and confidence that the writing process would actually end!”

Elena Krasa

madeleine muller

“Lots of value, great location, very reasonable price.”

Madeleine Muller

A luxurious all-inclusive book-writing retreat

What is included?

Image a week where you can focus completely on writing your own book. You will stay at a luxury writer’s villa, where you will be completely pampered and will receive personal guidance towards your writing journey.

This all-inclusive writer’s retreat includes:

  • Your stay in our luxurious, exclusive writers villa with the best sunsets and views over the sea.

  • All meals and drinks, such as fresh coconuts, straight from the tree.

  • A daily writing workshop on a theme that you can immediately apply to your book.

  • Plenty of space and writing time; beautiful writing corners in the tropical garden or inside the airconditioned villa: you will be able to work undisturbed.

  • 1-on-1 book writing coaching when you feel stuck, or when you need feedback or inspiration.

  • A relaxing special ‘writers’ massage’.

  • Dinner every night at a different local restaurant, so you can experience all the flavors of Thailand.

  • Your own scooter to get around the island like a local.

  • Daily mini-excursions

  • Inspiring interaction with other writers.

  • Plenty of surprises 🍹

Write you book in Thailand
Write you book in Thailand
Willo Sana

“I’m already an expert in my field. The only thing still on my wishlist was writing a book. I am so thrilled and honored to have my book published.
Now that I have it on my website, my book is ready for pre-sale and promotion while I am still writing it!”

Willo Sana

madeleine muller

“It is amazing to work with Esther. She understands what you need and she is very open.
Working with her makes you feel that everything is easy!”

Madeleine Muller

Yann Toutant

“Writing a book seemed an unattainable dream. Starting with the back cover, and using it for pre-promotion,
created accountability, which made the dream come true.”

Yann Toutant, CEO Econocom.com

Program

An abundance of inspiration and time to focus on your book

This week is all about writing. Still, you have plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy the island. We will also go on different short excursions to explore the authentic character of magical Koh Phangan.

An ideal balance of work and leisure

We follow a structured daily program to get the most out of our time together. After a scrumptious sit-down breakfast, there is a writing workshop on a theme that you can immediately apply. Whenever you need one-on-one guidance, I am available.

Tasty light lunches are served in the villa, so that you can focus on your writing project without a dip. At the end of the afternoon we go for a swim, scooter ride, watch the sunset on a beautiful beach or take a mini excursion. Then we will have dinner in one of the many amazing restaurants. and be surprised by the array of Thai culinary delights. 

This writer’s retreat is therefore an ideal combination of maximum writing time and still getting a feel for island life. 

Daily themes and writing workshops

Day 1. Arrival at the island. You will be welcomed and will receive your own scooter. Welcome dinner where all writers introduce themselves and share their book idea. We’ll also decide on the details of the program together, which includes the different excursions.

Day 2. Workshop back cover writing. Why is it so important, and how do you do it?

Day 3. Structure workshop. I discuss the outlining and the writing process and provide useful tips for making your writing process more efficient.

Day 4. Workshop ‘everything you’ve always wanted to know about (self) publishing’; investment, prices, etc. What does a publisher look for? Print or digital? My publisher and publishing guru, Jan Willem Gerth, will share his best practices with you.

Day 5. Workshop how do you promote your book? Advice on how to do this your way, without being too pushy. Many practical examples for social media.

Day 6. Your title, subtitle, and book cover. How do you choose a good cover? My designer will create a concept for you! Q&A session for all remaining questions.

Day 7. The last evening there is an official closing with a festive dinner, where everyone reads a part from their book.

Day 8. You can still write on the last morning, but there is no more workshop or guidance.

Excursions

Experience the relaxed tropical island life as if you were a local…

The first evening, during the introductory dinner, we’ll decide on the details of the program together. Below are some examples of excursions to get to know the island better:

  • Get a Thai coffee on the scooter (!) at a local coffee shop as a break while writing. Or would you prefer a fresh coconut from the garden? Or one of the tasty tropical fruit shakes?

  • Swim, snorkel and watch the sunset on a secret private beach near the villa

  • Dinner on the beach or in the ‘village’; there are so many great restaurants to try!

  • A Thai massage to loosen your (writing) muscles is included in the package. You can choose between a firm full body, back and shoulder, or a relaxing foot massage.

  • A scooter ride to explore some of the nearby beaches

  • Visit one of the many yoga and detox schools, maybe including a yoga class or a healthy meal.

Yann Toutant

“Writing a book seemed an unattainable dream. Starting with the back cover, and using it for pre-promotion,
created accountability, which made the dream come true.”

Yann Toutant, CEO Econocom.com

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All-inclusive price of the writing retreat in Thailand

Everything is included in this price: accommodation in our luxury writer’s villa, all meals, drinks, snacks, daily writing workshops, personal guidance, your own scooter, daily excursions, and even a massage! Your return trip to Koh Phangan island is your only additional expense.

Private room

Regular €3.495, Last minute offer € 2.995,- p.p.

Package includes:

  • A private room with a bathroom in our luxurious writers’ villa
  • Daily workshops
  • Private writing coaching
  • All delicious meals, drinks, and snacks
  • Your own scooter
  • Daily excursions
  • A one-hour relaxing writer’s massage

Last minute discount

Now more than €500 discount with the Last minute deal

Shared room (bring your own ‘roomie’)

Regular €3.195,  Last minute price € 2.495,- p.p.

This package includes:

  • Share a room with your partner or writing buddy in our luxurious writers’ villa
  • Daily workshops
  • Private writing coaching
  • All delicious meals, drinks, and snacks
  • Your own scooter
  • Daily excursions
  • A one-hour relaxing writer’s massage

Last minute discount

Now more than €600 discount with the Last minute deal

They were in Thailand

Elena, Yann, Willo, and Annaliza share their experiences during the writing retreat.

Travel info

Some airlines fly directly to the neighboring island of Koh Samui (USM). The alternative is to fly via Bangkok and then take a cheap, short domestic flight to Koh Samui.

From Samui airport, taxi vans go directly to the harbor (10 mins), where you take the ferry to Koh Phangan (30 – 45 mins). At Thongsala pier you will be met and taken to the villa.

You will get your own scooter or bike to move around the island like a local.

The last ferry leaves at 5PM, so it might be nice/convenient to arrive a day earlier and stay a night on Koh Samui. The Samui Mermaid seaside resort is close to the airport and the harbor, and is a great place to spend a night and acclimatize.