Renowned for its idyllic location, nestled between the lush Mayan jungle and azure Caribbean Sea, Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa in Riviera Maya introduces ‘The Perfect Match’ tennis package; ideal for sporty travellers looking to keep active whilst enjoying a relaxed beach retreat.
A NEW MIND SET
In partnership with Lux Tennis – a company that marries current and former tennis professionals with leading luxury resorts – Franco Livi arrives on Mexican shores. As the newly appointed resident instructor, Franco – who has trained the likes of tennis greats Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray – designs a tennis programme which combines game development with spa experiences best suited for active bodies and minds.
Franco will consult with guests on their ideal programme and sessions will focus on cardio workouts, racket technique, and game strategy. For those looking for a more intense training burst, he will run 30-minute cardio tennis sessions, ‘beat the pro’ one-hour intense tiebreaker classes and social tennis evenings.
Children are also invited to kick start their tennis careers and join ‘The Kid Tennis Clinics’, which are open to children from age five – 12 years old on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays each week. For children 12 +, classes are available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
COURT IN NATURE
Set back from the white sandy beach and nestled deep within the resort’s 200 acres of lush tropical jungle and flower-filled gardens – the tennis courts at Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa boast an extraordinary location. Accessible by foot or resort bicycle along meandering jungle pathways, it is not unusual to spot Quatis (raccoons) or spider monkeys during a morning knock up. A short distance away is the award-winning Kinan Spa, where the treatments and experiences invite guests to make a deep connection with ancient local culture to restore inner harmony. Both experiences offering a genuine escape from everyday life.
THE SET PACKAGE
‘The Perfect Match’ tennis package can be booked online and prices start at US$665 per night based on two people sharing a deluxe room, including a daily 60-minute private tennis lesson for two with Franco, 50-minute muscle release treatments at the award-winning Kinan Spa, daily a la carte breakfast and access to the award-winning wellness areas at Kinan Spa.