The St John of God Retreat Centre at Safety Bay is a Ministry of the Sisters of St John of God.

Our ministry is one of hospitality and welcome, providing a quiet place for prayer, reflection and renewal for our guests.

The beautiful setting and relaxed atmosphere has for many years been a place to find balance in our busy lives, to “come away for a while” and find peace and rest with God.

As a centre for retreats, conferences and holidays we offer a wide range of possibilities to people of all faiths. Our guests include individuals, church and parish groups, guided retreats, school retreats, staff formation, families, carers, meditation and craft groups.

With the sea at our doorstep take time to enjoy the beach or the picturesque sunsets in the evening. Take time to walk the Labyrinth, visit the postinia or just sit in the garden with nature and find peace from our busy lives.  You are also welcome to visit our chapel for some quiet prayer time.

Our friendly professional team are committed to meet your needs and to ensure your stay leaves you refreshed and renewed.

Ferns House Accommodation

Consists of 28 bedrooms on two levels. There is 1 disabled room, 2 double rooms downstairs and 2 double rooms upstairs. The rest of the rooms are singles. On each level there is a kitchenette where tea, coffee and biscuits are available at all times. more on Ferns House


Seaview Units

Aptly named as they face the sea and enjoy spectacular sunsets in the evening, our Seaview Units provide an alternative type of accommodation, ideal for families or small groups. more on the Seaview Units

Conference Rooms

Our main conference room is suitable for 80 people and is fully equipped with up to the minute climate control and the very latest audio/visual technology. We have a total of 3 conference rooms. more on our conference facilities



The Dining Room is the hub for daily meals and can comfortably seat up to 60 guests. A more recent addition is the adjacent “alfresco” area, providing an alternative additional dining space for around 35 guests. more on our dining facilities