Sometimes, a gal just needs to get away from it all — work, family and any men in her life. Well thanks to SuperShe Island, a brand new resort that’s opening over the summer, that kind of girly escape may soon be possible for women everywhere.
The island is located just off the coast of Finland, and was conceptualized and founded by a woman named Kristina Roth. She stumbled onto the idea following a trip to Calabasas, California, where she realized that some women have an easier time rejuvenating and getting in touch with themselves without the opposite sex around.
“When there was a cute guy, women would put on lipstick,” she told the New York Post. “The idea [at SuperShe Island] is, ‘hey, focus on yourself — don’t try to get your hormones up.'”
But it isn’t just men that Roth’s banned from the island. Once the resort opens to the public (they’re aiming for June), alcohol won’t be allowed either. Having it around would kill the vibe she’s going for, which is more like a wellness retreat featuring yoga and other restorative workshops than an all-inclusive party place.
“[The resort’s] focus is on health and wellness and many people use these retreats as an opportunity to reset their lives,” she explained to Cosmo.
Somewhat ironically, Roth decided on the location after falling in love with a Finnish guy, according to the Post. “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.'” However, she secretly was interested and ended up buying the island anyway.
Roth isn’t against the idea of men being allowed to visit the island eventually, but for now, she’s insisting that no boys will be allowed. As for the grand opening? Well Roth is vetting potential female visitors via an application process designed in the vein of a Soho House. Those who are interested in visiting the resort once it opens — early estimates from the company put a week-long, all-inclusive visit at around $3,500 USD ($4,397 CAD), but exact pricing still hasn’t been confirmed — need to apply on the official website.
“I’d like to vet the person and see that they’re well-rounded and would fit in,” she added to the publication. “But I don’t want to be elitist.”
Sorry, boys. Maybe next time.