Well I have to say this place has the potential to be a gem except for one little problem, the owner Melissa. Lets start with the great things. The food is absolutely wonderful, the cabanas are fantastic, (go for 9,10,11, or 12 because they are right on the beach), the yoga teacher Scarlett is intense but very good, the beach is glorious and the staff is very friendly. There is always something to do and oh... the massages are to die for especially from Mike! Now for the down side. This place is selling charm, relaxation, centeredness with yourself and inner harmony and..well...the owner still is working on some of these qualities. This wouldnt be a problem, except she is supposed to be the center of the week and the leader. When I arrived she started talking to me and then answered her cell phone and walked away. It wasnt a great start. Some of us felt as thouugh we were being nickled and dimed. When we asked about going to a Mayan sweat lodge, we were told it would be 75.00 per person and there had to be 15 of us. That sounded fishy, so we went there ourselves and found out it was 45.00 dollars per person and there was no minimum. Little stuff like that was very annoying. It promises tranquility and feels big business. I appreciate her motivation and ability to create, however she isnt very present for what she creates. This might just be a taste thing in personality, but is you are going to Amansala to get away from the big city, you might feel as though you never left it.
Oh and by the way, they charge 120.00 per person to get there each way for them arranging the cabs for you. You can rent a car for 100 bucks a week at carrentals.com.
- 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