ANI Insiders Journey, an Active Group Retreat at ANI Dominican Republic


An Insiders Journey in collaboration WITH
November 1 – 6, 2024

We are thrilled to reveal our exclusive collaboration with MOJO Adventures and esteemed fitness trainer John Peel. In this unique ‘Insiders Journey’, individuals and couples can savor the exclusivity of ÀNI Dominican Republic while immersing themselves in a guided fitness and wellness program, paired with curated local experiences.

This active group retreat isn’t about pushing boundaries in hardcore workouts. It’s about forging meaningful connections, indulging in unique offerings, uncovering the soul of the pristine northern coast of the Dominican Republic, and basking in the lap of luxury, all while having a world-class trainer by your side. Reservations are now open and limited to a small group of up to 20 guests (based on double occupancy).
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introducing world-class trainer john peel

John Peel’s journey from Division 1 NCAA football player to Master iFIT trainer has been shaped by his unwavering commitment to health and wellness. Drawing from his athletic background, John infuses his workouts with a passion for optimal fitness, ensuring they are not only enjoyable but also tailored to enhance overall well-being. Having faced significant injuries that challenged his physical abilities, John gained a deep understanding of the importance of mobility and resilience.

For John, fitness isn’t just about pushing limits; it’s about teaching individuals to harness the power of their minds to optimize physical performance. For him, guiding others on their journey to health and vitality is not just a job but a calling—one that fills each day with purpose and fulfillment.

“When you get to work with a trainer who’s motivating, knowledgeable, humble and so in tune with my fitness level and goals, it makes every workout an enjoyable adventure.”    MOJO Insider and JPF Client
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MOJO Adventures stands at the forefront of luxury travel, driven by a fervent dedication to exploration and a steadfast commitment to excellence. Founded in 2013 by Molly Mathis, the company specializes in crafting unforgettable insiders journeys for discerning travelers. Molly’s ethos resonates harmoniously with our values at ÀNI Private Resorts, as she centers her focus on three fundamental principles:

Connections: Just as we believe, Molly recognizes the profound capacity of new adventures to forge enduring connections. Whether bonding with kindred spirits or immersing in local cultures, we share the excitement of discovery and the delight of encountering the unfamiliar.

Meaningful Pursuits: Genuine adventure nourishes the spirit. As an Insider, traveling with MOJO is an opportunity to delve into and enrich what truly matters to you.

Personal Growth Stepping beyond comfort zones and embracing new challenges is where true growth thrives. Through exploration with MOJO, you’ll uncover fresh passions, surmount obstacles, and unleash untapped potential.

We are thrilled that Molly will lead this Insider’s Adventure with her consummate hosting skills, this adventure promises an unparalleled experience for all participants.
Molly Mathias - Mojo Adventures organises ANI Insiders Journey, an Active Group Retreat

Discover the 5-NIGHT ITINERARY Of the Insiders Journey Active Group Retreat


Welcome to paradise, where your adventure unfolds over the next few days. Upon arrival, take a moment to explore your luxurious surroundings. Later in the afternoon, join us for an optional light stretch and mobility session with John Peel on our main lawn, setting the tone for relaxation and rejuvenation. Indulge in a delightful group welcome dinner meticulously crafted with love by our Executive Chef, Juan. Prepare to savor classic island flavors and ingredients, including fresh local produce, succulent seafood, traditional spices, and refreshing tropical desserts.
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day 2, saturday 2 november

Begin your day at your leisure with breakfast served in our stunning Villa Larimar. Join John and your fellow adventurers on the lawn in front of the Event Pavilion for an invigorating group training session to kickstart your morning. The remainder of the morning is yours to luxuriate in our private peninsula, whether it’s swimming in La Piscina Natural or relishing the amenities of our two infinity pools complete with pool butler service, offering fresh coconuts, juices, snacks, face sprays, and other personalized refreshments. Perhaps you may wish to enjoy one of the complimentary 12 massages that are available daily.

A delightful group lunch awaits before embarking on a late afternoon group paddle board, snorkeling, or kayaking excursion around the peninsula’s pristine waters.

As the evening approaches, gather for sunset cocktails followed by an enchanting exploration of the Dominican Republic’s history and culture through a vibrant Folk Dance show, guaranteed to get your toes tapping. Conclude the day with a sumptuous group dinner in a secret location within our resort, adding an air of mystery to your unforgettable experience.
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ANI Dominican Republic - Private Spa - Wellness Treatments - ANI Insiders Journey, Wellness & Wellbeing
ANI Dominican Republic - Guest Privileges - Paddleboarding 2- ANI Insiders Journey, Group Activities


Begin your day with a leisurely breakfast, setting the perfect tone for a day of adventure. Embark on a scenic hike through lush plantations and alongside freshwater streams, ascending to the highest point at a local ranch. At the summit, marvel at breathtaking views spanning across the north coast of the Dominican Republic, a truly rewarding experience. Indulge in a well-deserved lunch, savoring the flavors of your morning’s achievements.

In the afternoon, retreat to our resort for relaxation and recreation. Lounge by the pool, perhaps engaging in an in-pool game of draughts, or pamper yourself with a rejuvenating massage treatment. Embrace your playful side with a round of shuffleboard or unleash your inner child on our thrilling waterslides. Later in the afternoon, embark on a guided cycling tour through the tranquil town of Rio San Juan, immersing yourself in local life, pristine sandy beaches, and vibrant Caribbean architecture.

As the sun sets, gather for a captivating cocktail mixology session led by our experienced bartender, using indigenous ingredients to craft innovative and flavorful concoctions. Conclude the day with a group dinner in yet another secret location, adding an element of intrigue and excitement to your evening.
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ANI Dominican Republic - Resort - Villa Amber - Pool Chess with guests
ANI Dominican Republic - Guest Privileges - Cycling 3 - Active Group Retreat Excursions


Start your day with an invigorating group training session led by John, setting the tone for an active and fulfilling day ahead. This will be followed by our, quintessential beach experience, Dominican Republic style. You will experience a memorable beach barbecue, where we orchestrate a captivating mobile feast beneath a shaded canopy, complete with lounging areas equipped with umbrellas and sun loungers for your comfort.
Venture into the azure waters with our paddle boards, kayaks, and snorkeling equipment at your disposal, offering endless opportunities for exploration and adventure.

Later in the afternoon, participate in an optional group pickleball round-robin tournament, adding a fun and competitive edge to your day.

As the sun begins its descent, our local Ambassadors will introduce you to the exceptional range of cigars available in the Dominican Republic. Delight in the art of cigar rolling while sampling a selection of authentic Dominican rums, perfectly complementing the serene sunset ambiance. Conclude your day with a group dinner meticulously arranged in another unique pop-up setting, ensuring a memorable culinary experience under the stars.
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ANI Dominican Republic - Guest Privileges - Pickle Ball
ANI Dominican Republic - Guest Privileges - Cycling 3


Begin your day with a leisurely breakfast, before joining John and your fellow adventurers for an invigorating group training session to kickstart your morning. Later, embark on a visit to our local ÀNI Art Academies, founded with the noble mission of uplifting local communities. These non-profit schools provide aspiring artists with a free, multi-year art education, empowering them to pursue their creative passions. Witness the vibrant artistic talent of the Dominican Republic firsthand, as all proceeds from art sales directly benefit the artists themselves.

Return to the resort for a hands-on cooking class with our esteemed Executive Chef Juan, where you’ll uncover the secrets of magnificent local ingredients and learn a new recipe to treasure. Gather for a delightful group lunch, followed by an afternoon of relaxation and indulgence at the resort. Whether it’s pool time, rejuvenating massage treatments, or simply unwinding with a captivating book, the choice is yours.

As late afternoon approaches, journey to Rio San Juan to explore the ancient mangroves of Laguna Gri Gri, teeming with Egrets and Turkey Eagles. Board a sunset cruise along the north coast, where you’ll sail amidst breathtaking scenery while savoring drinks and canapés. Return to the resort for a magical final evening, culminating in a magnificent farewell dinner, as we bid you adieu in style.
ANI Dominican Republic - Private Chef Juan
ANI Dominican Republic - Guest Privileges - Laguna Gri Gri Cruise

DAY 6, wednesday 6 NOVEMBER

Savor one final delectable ÀNI breakfast before beginning your preparations for departure, albeit reluctantly. Take a final dip in the refreshing waters and bid farewell to the friendships you’ve formed during your insiders journey. We sincerely hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the future.
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ANI Private Resorts - Fresh Fruit Breakfast and Snacks - ANI Insiders Journey, an Active Group Retreat
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insiders journey need-to-know

Total Program outlined $8,000 per person (double occupancy)
To confirm your spot on this program, a non-refundable deposit of 50% is required. The program balance will be due 60 days prior to the start of the adventure.
All bedrooms can be configured as either 1 King Bed or 2 twin beds (Split King). You’ll have the opportunity to specify your preference at time of registration.
Random roommate pairings will not be made (Please sign up with a roommate for this adventure)

Accommodations: 5 total nights November 1-6
5 nights, double occupancy accommodation in an exclusive, full-buyout, luxury resort

Meals and Drinks:
Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner served in different settings across the resort, with every menu tailored according to guest preferences and tastes to surprise and delight.
All meals are served as a group – room service is not available
Daily snacks and treats
Free-flow house beverages including premium spirits, cocktails, wines, soft drinks, and fresh juices
Any additional food and drinks that are not part of the above (such as champagne), will be charged at additional cost.

Daily Customized Adventures as outlined in itinerary
Please note exact daily activity order may be adjusted to account for current weather conditions and availability in order to provide the best overall experience for the group.

Daily customized group workout and recovery sessions with John Peel
Exclusive pre-adventure workout program curated by John Peel (all attendees will have advance access to this program)
Up to 12 spa treatments per day for the group with a range of massages (holistic, deep-tissue, hot stone, head, and reflexology), the anti-stress grounding treatment, and nail services (manicures, pedicures, and polish changes) to choose from.

Group ground transfers to/from Puerto Plata (POP) or Santo Domingo (SDQ) Airports (Note: Specific arrival and departure windows will be provided. Any arrivals or departures outside of these windows will be subject to additional transfer fees).
Puerto Plata International Airport (POP) — 75 minute ground transfer to the resort (American Airlines and JetBlue fly into here either direct or via Miami International Airport)
Santo Domingo International Airport (SDQ) — 3 hours ground transfer to the resort (Delta Airlines flies into here direct from many major US cities and United and American service it via connecting hubs )
Group ground transfers to/from all offsite activities as outlined in itinerary
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ANI Dominican Republic - Resort - Dining Villa Larminar
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ANI Dominican Republic - Resort - View of La Piscina Natural


All reservations for this exclusive Insiders Journey active group retreat is through our partner MOJO Adventures. Total Cost is $8,000 per person (double occupancy). To confirm your spot on this program, a non-refundable deposit of 50% is required. The program balance will be due 60 days prior to the start of the adventure.