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Sunset Palms offers healthy living

PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:05 am
by KarenS
From a recent press release: "NEGRIL, Jamaica (April 25, 2006) Need a break from the hamster-wheel of big-gym fitness? How about a week's worth of white-sand beaches, chic accommodations and top-notch instructors that'll get you right into your favorite 'skinny' jeans! At Negril's Sunset at the Palms Resort & Spa, they thought you'd like to trade up to an open-air island paradise, so they teamed up with Caribbean Fitness Consulting (CFC) to set up 'Healthy Living' months at their 65-room all-inclusive resort during May, June, September and October.

What's healthy living? According to CFC and Sunset at the Palms, it's a week's worth of classes that include Beach Power Strolls along the powdery shores of the Caribbean, Yoga on the Ball held in a lush garden teeming with tropical birds, and Energizing Breaths that fill your lungs with the scent of the sunny warmth of Jamaica.

'A week's worth of exercise in such a heavenly setting is worth a month of sweating it up in an enclosed gym,' says General Manager of Sunset at the Palms. 'Our resort is all about healthy living in mind, body and soul. Nothing compares to a nap on your very own veranda after a power walk along the shores of the Caribbean, or a breakfast of our homegrown fruit in our open-air pavilion.'

Attendees looking for actual professional certification can obtain it during the Fitness and Yoga certification workshops offered during May, June, September and October, including:

Fitness Resource Associates' Pilates Certification, which provides a different perspective on this very popular technique while using an integrative approach to teaching Pilates using current research of flexibility, core stabilization and mobility of the spine.

Fitness Resource Associates' Group Fitness Trainer Certification, a hybrid between Personal Training and Group Exercise that is definitely not your mother's aerobics!

Fitness Resource Associates' Yoga Certification, where they'll explore the realities of Hatha Yoga with an introduction to the basic philosophy and practice of Patanjai's "eight fold path".

American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer Credential, the 'gold standard' in Personal Trainer Certification.

Prices for the certifications range from $349 to $598.

Groups heading to Sunset at the Palms Resort & Spa are scheduled to arrive on a Saturday and depart on a Saturday. Sunday will be the day off, allowing participants to enjoy everything the resort has to offer. Fresh from a total makeover in 2005, the Sunset at the Palms is one of Jamaica's trendiest and most unforgettable all-inclusive resorts.

This intimate all-inclusive getaway offers 65 whimsical 'tree house' style guestrooms unique enough to have merited a feature in 'Architectural Digest' tucked within ten acres of luxuriant gardens facing the crescent shaped beach and the turquoise Caribbean Sea. White drapes flutter over French doors that open to a private balcony, complete with a daybed for communing with the sights and sounds of nature. Asian-inspired furnishings include gauzy linens, deep wood furniture and natural fibers. The sleek, modern bathrooms feature splendid slate tiles, chrome fixtures and glass-enclosed showers with four body jets and two showerheads.

Special room rates apply for participants, starting at $170 per night for a Treetop single occupancy to $240 a night for a Treetop double occupancy. (four-night minimum stay, May through June. September/October rates to be posted on the website). All rates include accommodations with a private balcony, all meals, bar beverages, wine by the glass, non-motorized water sports, tennis, entertainment, taxes, and gratuity. Please visit the Caribbean Fitness Consulting link at for more details."

Has anyone stayed here? Please report!

Sunset at the Palms

PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 6:23 pm
by n8urist
The awards that SATP is garnering are well deserved. We've stayed there almost every year since they opened in 1987 as Negril Cabins. The staff is loyal and friendly. Some have been there since they opened. The cabins which started out as basic sleeping quarters have evolved into exotic luxury treehouses. The food which started out as barely palatable is now produced by staff that has been trained by an Italian teaching chef. The grounds have grown into a lush tropical garden, and the beach area is second to none.
This is the kind of resort that most visitors want to come back to year after year.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:48 am
by KarenS
Thanks for the info! It must have had some great energy from day one if you came back time and again even with barely palatable food!

Sunset at the Palms

PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:41 am
by n8urist
It was truely unique then, and still is. Worth the daily trip into town to eat a decent meal. Thank goodness the food is now diverse and very good.