What will 2017 bring in the world of luxury travel?


Luxury travel is always shifting and changing, especially in a popular destination such as Mexico. In the past, a luxury getaway used to be all about the most beautiful uninterrupted stretch of sand, the swankiest restaurant and the most indulgent spa treatments. However, these days it is much more than that. So what are the hot trends at the moment in Mexico luxury travel? Let’s take a look at the way luxury travel in Mexico is evolving and what trends will be at the forefront this year.

 

Connecting With Local Cultures

Discover the Mexican Culture

Discover the Mexican Culture

Luxury travelers in Mexico in 2017 don’t just want to be pampered, they are seeking out more authentic experiences with the local culture. Visitors are interested in cooking classes that unlock the secrets of local cuisine, neighbourhood and village tours led by local guides who reveal hidden restaurants and bars and educational tours of ancient ruins and historic sites. These visitors are interested in more than just soaking up Mexico’s sunshine – they want to soak up Mexico’s culture, traditions and stories as well.

Wellness Retreats

Corporate Retreats at Villa Mandarinas

Corporate Retreats at Villa Mandarinas

Another hot trend that is becoming huge not only in Mexico but also around the world is the concept of wellness retreats. This is more than just a hotel with a spa, it is a fully immersive experience that pampers your body and soul in many ways.

Usually wellness retreats include healthy food, fitness classes, yoga, spa treatments and much more – promising that you will return home in better shape than you arrived. Many of the spa treatments have been inspired by traditional Maya healing traditions – which also ties into a desire to connect with local cultures.

With the world becoming more and more overweight, stressed out and plagued by illness – it’s certain that this trend will only continue to grow.

Boutique Luxury Villas

Wellness retreats in Villa Mandarinas

Luxury Boutique Villa Mandarinas

Momentum continues to grow in Mexico in 2017 within the luxury boutique hotel and villa sector. There are many locals in Mexico who are creative and passionate and who want to share their love of cuisine, culture, art and design.

What better way for them to do that than to create their own small independent hotel or villa?

These types of boutique luxury villas are elegant and chic and each has their own unique creative touch. Many hotels and villas are going the natural route with their design, mixing up local artwork and natural materials to bring an authentic and earthy feel to the decor.

Yoga Getaways

Yoga retreats in Villa Mandarinas

Yoga retreats in Villa Mandarinas

More people are becoming interested in yoga – this ancient practice from India offers a way of combating the stress and fatigue of modern life. Many luxury retreats in Mexico are offering immersive yoga experiences, where you can switch off from the rest of the world and centre yourself with some invigorating stretches, challenging poses and deep, mindful breathing.

These are just a few of the hottest trends in Mexico luxury travel 2017 will bring. Please share your thoughts and comments with us.

Original source about Luxury Yoga Travel & Wellness Retreats in Mexico

Photos by Andre Babiak