A bleak British January is hardly an incentive to give the ‘detox and get fit’ New Years Resolutions a fighting chance… So, why not give them an inspirational lift at Amansala’s ‘Bikini Bootcamp’ – the original bikini bootcamp programme that’s already put Jade Jagger, Cindy Crawford, Sienna Miller, Charleze Theron and Linda Evangelista put through their paces.
The 6 night program is designed to help guests reconnect to nature and themselves through a program of yoga, fitness training, healthy eating, pampering, exploring of the local sites and beautiful beaches.
The ‘Bikini Bootcamp’ program was launched in Tulum, Mexico in 2002 by Melissa Perlman, an ex New Yorker, who became disillusioned with the stressful life after 9/11 and set out to create a holiday with a purpose. Where people could go to rejuvenate themselves and return home lighter in mind, body and spirit. Bikini Bootcamp quickly became the darling of the New York fashion crowd.
Amansala in Tulum, Mexico is a bohemian chic resort in a village like setting consisting of 16 cabanas. Guests fly into the bustling airport of Cancún and make the 2 hour journey to the laid back pueblo of Tulum – famous for its´ Mayan ruins. Designed and built in Perlman´s signature eco-chic style, using traditional thatched roofs, incorporating drift wood, river rocks, mosaics and playful colours; the rooms are simple, yet have style and comfort with private bathrooms, hot water, comfy beds and special touches like candles, incense, and luxurious linens.
The communal areas are perfect for relaxing during down-time while either lounging on a hanging bed at the beach, napping under a palm tree in a hammock or taking in the beautiful setting from one of the terraces. At night, candles light the way to the rooms and guests gather in the communal dining room to share in laughs and conversation and deliciously nutritious food.
The Bikini Bootcamp Programme: Days consists of an average of 5 hours of exercise and begin with journaling, followed by an hour power walk along the beach. From there activities vary, to include; beach blast cardio workouts, body sculpting, African dance, yoga, snorkelling outings and exploring local sites.
Meals are low on fat and carbohydrates, yet delicious — plentiful servings of fresh fish, signature salads, soups, organic chicken, fruits and vegetables teach guests how to fuel ones body properly and lose weight at the same time.
Pampering included in the package include two wonderful massages, as well as their famous Mayan clay treatment designed as a self purification ritual to rid ones body of toxins and obstacles while replenishing minerals at the same time.
European Launch Coming Soon: Following their tried and tested formula – Bikini Bootcamp are also adding European dates, including Ibiza and Morocco for 2012
Mexico 2012: Feb 5-11, 11-17, 23-29 / March 7-12, 18-21, 25-31 / April 6-12, 14-20 / May 4-10, 18-24.
The Price: The six-night programmes, including accommodation, meals, daily yoga and fitness classes, two massages, a Mayan clay treatment, and tours to explore the local highlights in the area range from: $2281 – Flights and transfers not included.