It was our 3rd time going to Isla, but our first time staying at NaBalam...and first time with child. It was a wonderful experience. The staff are kind and helpful. They brought us a crib and set it up in our very spacious room. We were able to enjoy adult evenings on our patio area with the chairs and hammock while the baby slept inside. (Bug repellent is a must, I got bit 50 times staying the lush and tropical poolside region).
Yoga was the surprising factor. Typically when I travel, resort yoga is sub-par for a regular practitioner, following it's morphed westernized ways of power yoga or vinyasa style. I had done yoga in the past at NaBalam through visiting retreats being hosted there.
This time was different and a joyous surprise. I had the wonderful experience of meeting Lal, the yoga instructor, who opened my eyes to my narrow minded and opinionated way of practicing Iyengar Yoga only. Lal taught me about the history of Sivananada, the Chakras and how Vastu yoga came about. He is very warm hearted and kind with a magical aura. He has a deep philosophical base, which I found intriguing. I was fortunate enough to practice for 3 consecutive mornings while my husband watched the baby. This was a dream and my body loved the benefits. The yoga space is so beautiful and peaceful. I can't stop raving about it to friends at home and can't wait for the day to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The love for nature, an admiration to the Mayan culture and a concern for holistic wellness are reflected in this haven of peace and serenity. Na Balam offers you a place to enjoy the beauty of the Caribbean sea and its sunsets with personalized services and attention. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Na Balam Beach
- Na Balam Beach Isla Mujeres