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Amazing Pilates week and vacation

My time at Azul was perfect and I can’t wait to go back again. I attended the Pilates week. From the twice daily Pilates classes with Jamie, to the villa (inside and out), delicious food and amazing staff, I can’t say more great things! From the moment I walked in the door the staff made me feel like I was at home- a very beautiful, relaxing, energizing and comfy home.  Highly recommend. There was plenty of time during the day in between classes with Jamie to enjoy the island of Fuerteventura. Staff organized transfers to local beaches and a walk/hike around a volcano. Lisa and Karissa were also so great in helping to set me up with a snorkeling trip one afternoon (the ocean is beautiful there so make sure to get in it!). Food prepared by Jo was healthy, vegetarian and yummy! I still miss the daily homemade bread but bought a copy of Jo’s cookbook so have been working on attempting to replicate some of the dishes. Lastly, the Pilates. Jamie is a terrific knowledgeable instructor and I can’t wait to learn from him again somewhere in the world. I’ve been keeping up with his DVD and youtube videos. We had a fairly large group of 16 and Jamie was able to get to know everyone’s skills and areas to work on very quickly in order to provide us with individualized attention, even in a class of 8 or 16. I came home feeling stronger and fitter.

Overall, the trip was an absolutely amazing experience for me. Traveling as single woman from New York, I was hesitant as to what the to expect and how it would be, but honestly the week at Azul exceeded my expectations. I met amazing people from all over Europe and came home feeling relaxed and content (and yes, I was the only American and would very much recommend for more to make the journey over! Over night flight to Madrid and then transfer flight to Fuerteventura- very doable.)

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