Any culture that believes that chocolate is “food of Gods” is absolutely worth experiencing. The Montage is packed full of wellness and healthy-minded amenities. I’m definitely adding this spot to my favorites, as Chris and I were able to sip and sample some of the very best (and unique) cuisine that we’ve ever had in beautiful Mexico!
Fitness at The Montage
Among those healthy-minded amenities I mentioned earlier – The Montage has one of the most gorgeous gyms you’ll find anywhere. (Seriously – it’s so open, light, and airy, I didn’t want to leave!)
Fitness classes available included Mindful Morning Flow Yoga, TRX, Power Yoga, HIIT, SUP yoga, and much more. Beyond the classroom, guests can start their day with a 6:30am paddleboard journey to the cove to watch the sunrise – talk about invigorating!
Pampering at The Montage
How can you tell if a spa experience is that good? I saved their spa pamphlet to share with my girlfriends! I love kids as much as the next gal, but I do love my peace and quiet – the spa features an adults-only pool that is literally built for relaxation. I am a firm believer that a healthy happy mind is a key ingredient in a healthy body, so making time for relaxation like this is imperative!
In the spa’s boutique I found a ton of items I would have loved to take home with me. I fingered through racks of cute athleisure including Spiritual Gangster – one of my favorite brands. The spa carries Tata Harper Skincare and Valmont Skincare – both product lines I believe in and love sharing with my closest friends.
Mezcal Renewal Massage at The Montage
When I heard about this treatment, I had to experience it for myself. I’m a firm believer in submerging myself in the culture of wherever I’m traveling. As a guest, there’s something special and sacred about having the opportunity to try something that’s such an integral part of a culture’s healing and wellness regime.
In Oaxaca, the Mezcal drink is believed to possess curative powers and there’s even a proverb for it: “For everything bad, Mezcal renewal massage; and for everything good, too.” During your massage, you’re to relax and experience the Mexican combination of dry body brushing and full-body massage with special Mezcal essential oils. At the end of your message, you’re gifted with a taste of Mexico’s nectar, Mezcal, made with 100% agave that’s been roasted. The Mezcal was the perfect companion to my post-treatment snack: 3 crispy grasshoppers! I was surprised when I learned that grasshoppers are more nutritious than our more traditional sources of protein like beef, pork, and milk, they give you energy, improve digestion, and so much more. Besides – when’s the last time you tried something new?
For the Foodies
I absolutely have to share the incredible variety of healthy cuisine at this resort! Every menu I saw also featured a vegan menu – which can be hard to find when traveling. We ate dinner at the gourmet Mexican restaurant ran by Chef Alexis Palacios, Mezcal, where I sampled the most mind-blowing assortment of fresh, flavorful Mexican food that I’ve ever tasted! (Think fresh fish, ceviche, perfectly roasted vegetables, and everything in between.) Everything from the decor to the signature cocktails is intentional in this space, and it’s a true culinary experience.
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