Rose Moet champagne topped with cotton candy


Feeling like you want to start 2019 on a healthy note, get in shape physically, spiritually and mentally, and in great style? Here’s a terrific opportunity, and readers get a 25% discount off of the all inclusive rates (so everything costs less)!  The scoop: From January 24 – 26,  the posh 5 star Grand Velas Los Cabos on Mexico’s West Coast will host its 2019 Wellnessing Getaway with industry leaders, healthy cooking and nutrition workshops, tools for practical meditation, yoga and fitness classes, and much more. Want to combine it with indulgence? There are five gourmet restaurants on site including one headed up by a two star Michelin chef, uber luxe suites, private butler service and premium liquors and fine wines (plus a tequila and mezcal bar) . All that is included too.


Wellness expert, yoga teacher, vegan-trained chef, and best-selling author Nikki Sharp will kick off the retreat with a Vinyasa Flow Class before hosting an Interactive Cooking Class to create vegan sushi and her renowned Bliss Balls.

David Becker


A meditation teacher, author and director of the Institute for Transformational Thinking, Benjamin Decker will lead workshops to learn to apply Practical Meditation Techniques to enhance every area of one’s life from relationships to work, and creativity to spirituality.


Yoga teacher and nutritionist Karla Tafra will guide a Barre class that tones and strengthens the body with ballet barre moves while at the same time working on the core and balance. Additionally, she’ll host a Nutrition Workshop on Superfoods, Microbiome & Essential Oils, teaching easy ways to cleanse one’s body, replenish the gut with healthy bacteria and nourish it with vitamins, minerals and much needed nutrients. Other activities on tap include an Aromatherapy Class, meditation with sound therapy, juicing session, energy cleanse, wellness dinner and more. All special Wellness Week activities are included complimentary in the resort’s nightly rate.

Grand Class suite


Travelers seeking an all-encompassing wellness retreat can opt to stay in one of the resorts duplex wellness suites with features including MUSE brain sensing headband to aid in meditation practices;aromatherapy kit; LED lamp that helps sleep; water menu; juice therapy and much more.

Hydrotherapy circuit at Se Spa


Resort rates start at $617 USD at Grand Velas Los Cabos. Accommodations in the Wellness Suites start at $804 USD.  (Act soon since, as the resort fills up, rates go up). Rates are per person per night based on double occupancy and include all Wellnessing Getaway activities, luxury accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, butler service, taxes, gratuity and more. Spa treatments are an additional cost. For reservations or more information, write to me at

Grand Velas Los Cabos, home of the $25,000 taco


Want to go another time? The special savings at all Velas Resorts (Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta) are available to you, my readers, at other times of the year.  Just drop me a note with your dates and number of suites.

About Grand Velas Los Cabos:

The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Los Cabos on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula offers the next generation of all-inclusive amenities and facilities with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort. Located between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, the beachfront property features 307 ocean view suites, all over 1,180 sq. ft., with private terraces and some with personal plunge pools.  Grand Velas Los Cabos features five gourmet restaurants led by top chefs, including two star Michelin chef Sidney Schutte, complemented by an extensive beverage program and wine based features inspired by the proximity to Mexico’s fine wine region.  Se Spa offers 16 treatment rooms and hydrotherapy facility; three pools; and pool and beach concierges are available.  For additional information, visit



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  1. I was lucky enough to be invited to give my healthy cooking class last year, it was SO MUCH FUN! I can definitely vouch that if you attend, you’ll get the BEST treatment of your entire life! The ambience, the professional staff, the exquisite food, the hydrotherapy will completely transform your body and mindset. And all within its own compound. You don’t need anything else. And of course, the views are stunning. You’re in for a treat, just GO!

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