NIZUC Resort & Spa:
Mayan mindfulness


On our last visit to this spellbinding escape in Cancun (read all about it here) we experienced just a little bit of their unique approach to wellbeing and wellness. While our trip was primarily about escapism, we’re excited at the news that the property is committed to an on-going programme of fitness and wellness experiences, for those who like to work out, on their time out.

Chill or crunch on one of NIZUC’s two private beaches

To start, NIZUC has the bases covered – with the first ESPA spa and wellness centre in the Mexican Caribbean, where they blend together the very best of the internationally renowned British spa brand and the ancient healing rituals of the Mayans, based on the teachings of the ancient civilisation that once inhabited this area, known for their study of the earth and sky and their spirituality. Add to this the resort’s seamless integration into its surrounding nature, it gives those looking to recharge or re-energise a perfect place to do so.

Then to make things really special, NIZUC imports some heavenly bodies of its own – celebrity performance coaches and wellbeing gurus alike – to spice things up. In fact, this week sees coach Artur Zolkiewicz in residence, with plenty of other world renowned wellness experts lined up in the coming months. Each morning, Artur will run an hour-long class, as well as offer bespoke training sessions in the gym or barefoot on the sand on one of the resort’s two private beaches. His residency is part of NIZUC Life, a programme of experiences from performance training to paddleboard yoga, energetic Zumba to sound therapy, cross-fit to Tabata training. Then after the hard work, the experiential programme continues with activities including tequila-flights and one of our favourite experiences of all time, snorkelling just offshore at the memorable, MUSA Underwater Art Museum; although we advise that you not do both at the same time.

Artur Zolkiewicz, celebrity performance coach will whip you into shape on the beach. Photography by Clare Baker-Wells

For us true-blue spa bunnies, post-workout sessions can feature more divine me-time back in the resort’s 30,000 square feet spa, that – by the way – includes 18 treatment rooms, an Asian therapy room and private spa villas for couples, complete with private plunge pool and outdoor decks.

By the way, every spa treatment at NIZUC begins with the NIZUC Thermal Experience, a guided hydrotherapy circuit that will get you well and truly refreshed, ready for another sweaty session with Artur!

*This article is in partnership with NIZUC Resort & Spa.

Photography by Clare Baker-Wells, courtesy of NIZUC Resort & Spa

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