The Amansala staff provided plenty of information that helped me prepare for my trip. What they didn’t prepare me for, was my return to reality. It’s my 4th day back at the office, I’m watching snow fall outside, and not once has anyone brought me a bowl of fresh papaya with lime. Adding insult to injury, today I had yoga class in the 10th floor conference room, instead of on the beach!
I know most of you are not going to feel sorry for me, because I got to go to Bikini Boot Camp. I can sum up the experience in four words: The Ultimate Chick Vacation. I traveled solo to Amansala, and as other reviewers have pointed out, this is not a problem at all. By the end of the first day, all the boot campers had completely bonded, and I also enjoyed the company of the other guests throughout the week. If you get tired of human companions, there are three charming dogs who would be delighted to play with you. If you want to get away for a while, just grab a bike and take off on your own.
The staff at Amansala is amazing. Take any and every class you can with Kiya, you won’t find a more enthusiastic, knowledgeable, or supportive instructor anywhere else. Josh was our tour guide, patiently driving us around and putting up with all our demands (snapping photos, shopping, eating/drinking requests, and bathroom breaks). Darlene was a real sweetheart constantly tailoring our yoga classes to meet our varying abilities and needs. Most important of all, get a massage with Mike. I would return to Amansala just for another massage with him.
When I was researching this trip, I thought briefly about looking for a bargain in Cancun. All those hotels have nice gyms, right? I could do my own “fitness week” and then pay for a few yoga classes and massages on the side. I am so glad I did not do that. Tulum is charming, friendly, uncrowded, and very laid back. Amansala was just the right size and offered everything I needed for relaxation and escape. I knew I had made the right choice the moment I stepped on the beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amansala is a beautiful boutique resort located right on the white sandy beaches of Tulum. Bikini Bootcamp takes place almost weekly which is a tune up for the mind, body and spirit. Days start with a power walk on the beach, and include yoga, fantastic fitness classes, tours to see the highlights of the area, healthy natural food, massages, and much more. A perfect place to come on ones own or with a friend for anyone seeking a holiday with a purpose with a good blend of being active but still having time to relax on the beautiful beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amansala Bikini Bootcamp Hotel Tulum
- Amansala Hotel Tulum
- Amansala Resort Tulum