Want to take a getaway before “the season” and get in shape besides? Here’s a choice offering, and MiamiCurated readers get 30% off already lower off season rates. It’s to the Riviera Nayarit, sister resort area to Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Family and friends rates offered to other Velas Resorts too.
Miami’s very own “Edgy Veggie”, Miami Herald syndicated columnist and author Ellen Kanner, will be one of the headliners at the uber all inclusive Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit’s multigenerational Wellness Week. Scheduled from October 24 -29, the week will be loaded with everything from culinary workshops and special fitness activities, to unique spa offerings and special services for everyone from babies to mature adults. Also on tap will be prominent Mexican vegan chef Miguel Bautista who, along with Kanner will lead cooking and juicing classes, Vegan tastings and even a workshop on plant-based food and sensuality.
Fitness activities range from yoga led by the director of Mexico’s Yoga Institute, Pilates, and meditation to CrossFit. In addition to the activities, the spa (a Leading Hotels of the World spa) will offer treatments for babies, children, teens, women, men, and mature adults. The resort’s restaurants – including its three AAA Four Diamond gourmet Italian, Mexican and French restaurants – will also offer vegan, gluten free and vegetarian alternatives to the regular specialty menus. Kanner will head up interactive seminars on five steps to conscious eating, easy ways to swap healthier choices without sacrificing flavor or culinary authenticity and plant-based food and sensuality. Bautista, who regularly teaches veganism and use of raw food, is co-founder of Vegan Planet, Mexico where he is currently Executive Chef.
And check out what you get if you choose one of the 13 Wellness Suites — Upon arrival to the 1750 sq. ft. suite, a personal Wellness Concierge provides counsel on spa treatments and in-suite fitness amenities, including a yoga mat, dumbbells, resistance bands, and a Life Fitness Activate Series Recumbent Lifecycle® Exercise Bike. In addition to a massage and one personal training session in-suite, the suite includes an Alchimia Apothecary Aromatherapy Kit with scents ranging from cedar and lavender to tangerine and myrrh, and Vitamin C Sprinkler that lightly spritzes guests on command in the shower with a warm bath of vitamin C essential oils. Accommodations also feature a Nikken Kenko™ pillow, comforter and LED Lamp with a clock and timer that increases gradually, simulating the dawn and dusk.
The AAA Five Diamond resort on Mexico’s Pacific Coast is offering a 30% savings (that’s on top of MiamiCurated’s family and friends 30% off special) on its duplex wellness suites that feature special insuite fitness amenities, a complimentary massage on the suite’s private rooftop, personal training, and a nutrition consultation among other extras. The Grand Velas resort’s all-inclusive rates include spacious luxury suite accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals, unlimited premium branded beverages, 24-hour in–suite service, taxes, gratuity plus all special Wellness Week activities .
The nightly discounted rate for MiamiCurated readers starts at $405 for two (this MiamiCurated rate is not available on the website). Discounted rates for the 13 special wellness suites start at $490 for two per night. (Note: these MiamiCurated rates are not available on the website; also, resort rates change based on occupancy, so rates quoted as of today can increase, so book early). A child occupying the room with parents is $70 per night. Single occupancy is also offered. You can stay the entire seven days or make it a long weekend.
Spa treatments are an additional cost. For reservations write to me with your dates, number of suites and guests, Karen@miamicurated.com. Again, these special rates are not available on the website. Want to go another time? I’ll honor the special 30% discount for other dates in the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and at other Velas Resorts in the Riviera Maya and the fabulous new resort in Los Cabos opening later this year. For more information on the resort visit http://vallarta.grandvelas.com/.
About: Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, a Leading Hotel of the World, enjoys a privileged natural setting with flowering, landscaped gardens beside a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains. The centerpiece of the gardens is a three-tiered infinity pool, a preferred spot for catching the legendary sunsets. The AAA Five Diamond all-inclusive resort features 267 ocean-view suites, some with private plunge pools, and all with plasma TVs, wireless internet access, fully stocked mini bar, L’Occitane amenities and Nespresso machines. New Wellness Suites include a personal training session and massage in-suite in addition to other fitness amenities, such as a Lifecycle Exercise Bike, organic soaps, an Alchimia Apothecary Aromatherapy Kit, a Nikken Kenko pillow and comforter, and LED lamp with a clock and timer. Of the resort’s five restaurants, three, serving French, Italian and Mexican gourmet cuisine, have received AAA Four Diamond awards for distinguished cuisine and presentation. An oasis of wellbeing, the resort’s Leading Spa of the World offers 20 treatment suites, more than 30 spa treatments, many inspired by the native traditions of Mexico and a signature water journey. Other features include a fitness center, 24/7 in suite service, water sports, business center, tennis, baby concierge, Kids Club, and teen lounge during holidays. Puerto Vallarta is just a 15 minute drive away. The resort has won numerous awards from Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, TripAdvisor, U.S. News and World Report and Forbes, which named it one of the Top Ten Coolest All-Inclusive in 2012.