There’s nothing like getting your daily requirement of health fitness while bedding down in a beachfront luxury hotel in a setting befitting paradise. Which is just what’s happening at the Viceroy Zhuatanejo–a charming upscale property put on top of Mexico’s best resort list when it first opened as Villa del Sol several years ago. Sure you probably don’t fly down to this Mexican Riviera resort area just to workout but why not stay (or get) in shape during your vacation. The hotel, which still ranks as one of the most luxurious beach front hotels in the area, created a ‘Way to Wellness’ program directed by Edward A. Taub, M.D., a wellness pioneer and leading authority of the discipline, whose Wellness Medical Institute developed “The Wellness Solution” based on Nobel Prize science. “The goal of our ‘Way to Wellness’ program at Viceroy Zihuatanejo is to help participants manage stress, which is the major problem of our times,” said Dr. Taub. “The program guides guests to happiness, health and wellness by enabling them to enjoy a more active, vibrant and rewarding lifestyle.”
The program focuses on mindful meditation, healing spa treatments, Hatha and aqua yoga, exercise, sports and beach activities (stand-up paddle board, surfing classes), along with cooking classes. There is basically an activity for every body. “A health-conscious, wellness lifestyle is being practiced and ever-more actively pursued by a growing number of people,” said general manager Martin Kipping. “And our ‘Way to Wellness’ means that guests don’t have to leave their healthy lifestyle and values behind when on vacation. To the contrary, our program is an opportunity to deepen their commitment to good health and mindfulness, and increase positive results.”
The Way to Wellness Package for two people is offered through Oct. 31, 2016 with rates starting at $395 a night for stays in a newly renovated Deluxe Room, or from $485 for a Lagoon Suite, and include
§ Continental breakfast daily
§ Choice of two of the following activities each day:
· Yoga and meditation
· Agua Yoga
· Standup paddle board
· Standup paddle board Yoga
· Surfing classes
· Water sports including kayaking, canoeing, sailing a Hobie Cat and windsurfing.
· Canoe excursions
· Spa treatments
· Healthy cooking classes
For more information about Way to Wellness and for reservations: toll-free 866-905-9560. To reach Zihuatanejo (which is also affectionately called ‘Zihuat’) and was once a quiet fishing village since evolved into a bustling tourist destination, you need to fly into Ixtapa International Airport. From there it’s about a 30-minute cab ride to the hotel.