In July 2018, a networking group called SuperShe will be opening the SuperShe Island. The island which will be hallmark of ultra-luxury, health-focused destination where only female guests can spend days or weeks long stays.
The island resort, situated off the coast of Finland in the Baltic Sea, is a brainchild of founder of SuperShe Kristin Roth, a former consultant, who after several restorative vacations in the Ashram in Calabasas and in a ranch in Malibu in California, left wishing if there can be any retreats without men’s company.
According to Roth, men’s presence “seemed to mess with the relaxing vibes” as the New York Post puts it. In another interview Roth said, ““When there was a cute guy, women would put on lipstick. The idea [at SuperShe Island] is, hey, focus on yourself — don’t try to get your hormones up.”
Roth initially wanted to set up this retreat in Turks and Caicos, but later on changed the plan and decided to open it in Finland after falling in love with (quite ironically) a ‘man’ from Finland. She said, “His parents own an island on the archipelago, and he kept telling me, the island next door is for sale. I said, I’m not interested, I just bought a beautiful piece of land in Turks and Caicos — I’m really not interested.” But she fell in love with the island when she saw the wooded utopia it has.
Although the island’s Women only policy is exclusive, Roth says that she has not issues with males. She also mentioned a possibility of adding the notion of gentlemen SuperShe visitors in future.
According the plan of the 8.4 acre island resort will have 10 relaxing cabins with spa-esque amenities with as well as yoga, meditation, fitness workouts, and cooking classes. Costs and packages are yet to be determined.
The existing SuperShe members will get the first opportunity to visit the island resort, and then it will be open to public in July. Once reservations open up to the public, the interested visitors will be vetted in the similar way it is done for Soho house. This will require the current SuperShe members to vouch for the interested applicants.
Roth said, “I’d like to vet the person and see that they’re well-rounded and would fit in, but I don’t want to be elitist.”