From Liza Nugent, New York NY
“For my 40th birthday, my husband gave me an absolutely perfect gift…a week with my two oldest friends at Amansala (www.amansala.com), which is also known as Bikini Boot Camp, in Tulum, Mexico. For me, there was not a more ideal place on the planet to celebrate my big 4-0! Amansala is described by the owners (two former New York City girls) as an “eco-chic resort.” If you are the type of person that requires “fancy” accommodations loaded with amenities, this is not your place. Or if you are looking to lose major weight, this is not your place. It’s more about getting in touch with yourself, relaxing and maybe returning home a few pounds lighter.
Bikini Boot camp is comprised of a small grouping of adorable thatched roof casitas, decorated with hot pink tie-dyed sheets, white mosquito nets around the beds and plenty of candles, as there is no electricity after 6 p.m. Leave the hair dryers and make-up at home and immerse yourself in classes such as yoga, belly dancing, African tribal drums and power walks on a pristine white sand beach. The food is incredibly healthy and delicious. The week comes to an end with the twelve guests covering their bodies in Mayan mud and then jumping into the ocean. It is such a rare place that can be truly simple, while maintaining the details a sophisticated traveler demands.”
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