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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico!
An Extraordinary Retreat for an Extraordinary Time

Sunday, January 15 – Friday, January 20, 2023

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Enjoy stunning white sandy private beaches. Savor self-care with fitness and top notch spa services. Revel in masterminding at the swim-up pool bar. Re-imagine your life and your business, for 2023 and beyond at our select all-inclusive five-star resort in Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Gather with us to put HAPPY BEFORE HUSTLE, and design your days for the best and most fulfilling 2023 ever!!

Humpback Whales

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Optional: January is humpback whale mating season! The mammals leverage warm western Mexican waters to mate, give birth and nurse their young.

Intimate Gathering

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Break away from the hustle and bustle to enjoy our private Indie cocktail party, artisan gift exchange, private dinner, White Night group photo op and more!

Stunning Venue

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Surround yourself with relaxing pools, a private beach, delicious sunshine and more. Reconnect with yourself by journaling with the sound of the ocean as your music.

Surf or Turf

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Optional: Choose excursions like hiking and hot springs, or sailing and snorkeling shimmering Cabo seas while sipping cocktails from the open bar. Pick one — or both!

This photo was taken on Indie Cruise 2019: Aruba. The smiles you see are genuine reflections of the life-changing experience we have enjoyed on Indie Cruise for over a decade. When we gather with intention, magic always happens. Relationships and businesses are nurtured on Indie Cruise. We learn, we love, we grow, and we are transformed.

Prices + Accommodations + Travel Details

Early Bird rates expire August 31, 2022!

Register early to lock in lowest pricing. The resort can increase pricing at any time without notice.

ROOM OPTIONS + PRICING

Cabo is located on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur.

OPTION 1:

Ocean Front Suite

Single: $1,879 per room per single person. Includes ground transportation, transfer fees, resort fees, all food and beverage. Does not include airfare, up-level restaurant option, spa, and high call bar.

Double: $1,384 per room per person. Two person maximum per room. Includes ground transportation, transfer fees, resort fees, all food and beverage. Does not include airfare, up-level restaurant option, spa, and high call bar.

OPTION 2:

Suite 

Single: $1,584 per room per single person. Includes ground transportation, transfer fees, resort fees, all food and beverage. Does not include airfare, up-level restaurant option, spa, and high call bar.

Double: $1,179 per room per person. Two person maximum per room. Includes ground transportation, transfer fees, resort fees, all food and beverage. Does not include airfare, up-level restaurant option, spa, and high call bar.

Register early to lock in lowest pricing. The resort can increase pricing at any time without notice.

Here is your payment schedule:

  • A non-refundable deposit of $200.00 is due upon registration.
  • Your second payment of 50% of the total price is due on September 7, 2022.
  • Your final payment of the remaining balance is due on October 26, 2022.

Cancellations must be made in writing, sent via email to Suzanne Niemeier.

If a reservation is canceled before October 26th, you will receive a refund of all payments made, minus the $200.00 non-refundable deposit.

If you cancel your reservation from October 27th – November 30th, you will receive a refund of 50% of the amount paid, minus the $200.00 non-refundable deposit.

If you cancel your reservation after December 1st – January 15th 100% of the amount paid is NON–REFUNDABLE.

Insurance is not included with this trip. If you would like a quote for travel insurance, please select YES on the Registration Page and you will be contacted via email to receive a quote. We highly recommend that you secure travel insurance.

Everything is included except your air transportation to and from San Jose Cabo Airport (SJD). Passports are required, and must be valid through at least 6 months AFTER the last day of travel, so make sure your passport is renewed and up to date. Indie Cruise pricing includes, room, meals, beverages, and round trip transfers.

In order to finalize ground transportation in a timely manner, your flight details must be finalized and received by November 1st.

There are currently no COVID-19 protocols or requirements for Indie Cruise 2023. As you know, COVID-19 presents fluid situations that can change at any time. We will update registered participants accordingly on any changes to COVID-19 protocols for the destination and venue. Bring a mask just in case one is needed for any of the restaurant, spa, or other experiences and excursions.

  • After you decide on your room type, complete and submit the registration form below
  • After submitting your registration form, on the next page, carefully follow the instructions to make your deposit and return the COVID-19 Waiver.
  • You are NOT registered for Indie Business Retreat until your deposit is received and the signed the COVID-19 Waiver.
  • You are NOT registered for Indie Business Retreat until your deposit is received and the signed the COVID-19 Waiver.
  • (Yes, we repeated that on purpose.)

If you have any questions or need a roommate, contact us for assistance. If we cannot match you with a roommate we will try to switch you to a single occupancy room.

What’s Included:

  • 5 nights at RIU Palace Baja California's five-star award-winning all-inclusive resort
  • The signature Indie Cruise Experience
  • Artisan Gift Exchange + White Night Private Dinner and Group Photo Shoot
  • Sparkler Party
  • Mini-Maker Mastermind Intensive Session with Donna Maria
  • Maker Planner in your choice of black or white
  • 2023 Business Plan + Strategy Workbook
  • Ongoing, organic masterminding of your unique business: poolside, beachside, and everywhere in between
  • All meals and drinks (except high call).
  • Round trip ground transportation.
  • All on-resort activities, including RIU parties, spa, fitness area, and cabana options.

What’s Not Included:

  • High call alcoholic beverages
  • Spa services and meals at reservation-only restaurants
  • Air transportation
  • Whale Watching excursion

DETAILED ITINERARY ...

DAY ONE: COCKTAIL PARTY + ARTISAN GIFT EXCHANGE

You board your flight and proceed to be disconnected from the “usual” and transported physically and emotionally to a new world. Indeed, you are ready to embrace the HAPPY BEFORE HUSTLE theme, and are excited and ready for a full five days of refreshment and self-care, along with deep focus on laying the groundwork for a transformative 2023.

When you land in Cabo San Lucas, you are met at the airport by the ground transportation crew who take your luggage and whisk you away to the luxury resort that will be your home away from home for the next five days. You probably see a few other Indies in customs — you recognize them from our Facebook Group or from a previous Indie Cruise. You greet them and are feeling better and better every minute about your decision to join us.

After checking in, you join your friends (old and new) for a delightful seaside Cocktail Party, followed by an Artisan Gift Exchange where you have a chance to share your unique artisan product and receive the artisan work of other Indies. You oooh and aaah and sniff. It is a delightful evening.

As Day One comes to a close, you enjoy a delicious dinner and perhaps a few drinks, and definitely bask in the glow of the intimate connections you are forming.

DAY TWO: EXCURSION + MAKER MASTERMIND

You awaken to a beautiful view, and spend a little time journaling and just breathing in the sea air and relishing the special time away from the usual.

Then you head out for a morning walk or yoga to start your day with the self-care you need to feel grounded, relaxed, refreshed and ready for a day of deep transformation and connection.

You head to breakfast where you can choose from delicious fresh foods including juices, fresh fruits, omelette — all of this with like-minded Makers, some of whom become lifelong friends.

You enjoy a free morning to continue your new connections or enjoy any optional half-day excursion, including our optional whale watching. You return to enjoy a scrumptious lunch with your new friends.

After lunch, you enjoy an afternoon going through the Maker Method, IBN's proprietary framework that helps you build a profitable business that makes you happy and successful, and can generate income for life. You complete the afternoon knowing exactly where you have been in your business, where you currently stand, and where you are going.

As the 1st day wraps up, you make plans with some of the other attendees for dinner to relax and connect.

DAY THREE: STRATEGIC DESIGN WORKSHOP + PEER MASTERMINDING

You repeat your morning routine and excitedly head to the Strategic Design Workshop where you map out your vision and goals for 2023. You cover everything from finances, hiring, and key initiatives and goals — both short and long-term.

You head off to lunch to continue the strategy discussions started in the meeting room. You spend the afternoon continuing to bounce ideas and plans off of your friends and share and learn what works and doesn't work in different contexts.

Instead of feeling overwhelmed with a bunch of things, you feel focused and empowered to focus only on those things that matter most. You know that a weight has been lifted.

You head to dinner feeling excited and energized. Afterward, you enjoy a show or a resort party to celebrate your success.

DAY FOUR: FREE DAY WITH OPTIONAL MASTERMIND SESSION + WHITE NIGHT GOLDEN HOUR PHOTOGRAPHY

You enjoy a free morning to do whatever you want. You can head to the spa, go on an excursion, enjoy a morning poolside, or find a quiet place to continue to 2023 business planning.

After a delicious lunch, you either continue with your free day or join Donna Maria for masterminding poolside or on the beach.

Afterward, you head to our selected picturesque beach location for our White Night Photographs. It's the Golden Hour and you look and feel beautiful in your all-white clothing. You splash on the shore with your Indie Cruise friends taking pictures, live streaming, and savoring the special moments you are creating so you can tuck them away forever in your heart.

A delicious dinner with celebratory toasts follows, and you head off to bed thrilled with the choice you made to join us for Indie Cruise 2023: Cabo San Lucas.

You pack your suitcase and set it outside for the porters to collect so you don't have to worry about it in the morning.

DAY FIVE: BREAKFAST + FAREWELL

You wake up ready to return to the business and life you love. You enjoy your final meal on Indie Cruise 2023 and head to the lobby to catch your ground transportation to the airport.

There are lots of hugs and last minute photos to be taken.

You leave Indie Cruise 2023 with a grateful heart for the joyous experience and the lifelong memories. You congratulate yourself for investing in your self, your business, and your life.

2023 is now yours to crush.

Disclaimer:

We reserve the right to make itinerary changes that may become necessary due to circumstances beyond our control.

Photo Credit: Indie Cruise 2019: Ixtapa: taken by Toushonta Hogan

Insurance + Cancellation + Refund

Insurance is not included with this trip. If you would like a quote for travel insurance, please select YES on the Registration Page and you will be contacted via email to receive a quote. We highly recommend that you secure travel insurance.

Indie Cruise Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the dates of Indie Cruise 2023: Cabo San Lucas?

January 15 – 20, 2023

What airport do I fly into?

San Jose Cabo Airport (SJD).

What is the all-inclusive, five-start resort venue?

The venue is the all-inclusive Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas five-start resort in Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Camino Viejo a San José, 3,5Km

Cabo San Lucas B.C.S. – Baja California Sur

Do I need a passport to enter Cabo San Lucas, Mexico?

Yes. Passports are required, and must be valid through at least 6 weeks AFTER the last day of travel, so make sure your passport is renewed and up to date. Retreat pricing includes, room, meals, beverages, and round trip transfers.

For more information on how to procure or renew your US passport, click here.

Will I have to have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to join you?

Will I have to test negative for COVID-19 in order to join you?

What are the resort's COVID-19 related safety procedures?

Riu employs enhanced cleaning and sanitization procedures. Masks are not required and the resort follows obligations established by the legal and sanitary requirements of the United Mexican States. Read more at COVID-19 measures at RIU Hotels & Resorts.

What are the COVID-19 protocols for Indie Cruise 2023?

There are currently no COVID-19 protocols or requirements for Indie Cruise 2023. As you know, COVID-19 presents fluid situations that can change at any time. We will update registered participants accordingly on any changes to COVID-19 protocols for the destination and venue. Bring a mask just in case one is needed for any of the restaurant, spa, or other experiences and excursions.

What is the schedule of events?

While exact schedule will be provided as the event approaches, Indie Cruise is always filled with informal presentations and masterminding. Among other experiences, you will enjoy the Artisan Gift Exchange, White Night Private White Night Dinner and Group Photo Shoot, Sparkler Party, Mini-Maker Mastermind Intensive Session with Donna Maria (our founder and CEO), your Maker Planner in your choice of black or white, and your 2023 Business Plan + Strategy Workbook. Topics covered: IBN's proprietary Maker Method to help you build a profitable business that makes you happy and successful, and can generate income for life. Additional topics: digital marketing, social media strategy, branding, brand and community building, pricing, leadership and personal development and more!

What do I do if I have further questions?

Please email support@indiebusinessnetwork.com with any questions not answered on this page.