Before heading to New York for her return to broadway with The Trip to Bountiful, actress, singer and model, Vanessa Williams experienced her own trip to abundance at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa. With her boyfriend, the Desperate Housewives star spent St Valentines within the exotic setting of the Sierra Madre Mountains.
On the first morning the lovers took a long walk into the luscious jungle, hiking to a beautiful waterfall and river, followed by a yoga class in the gardens. The afternoon was spent on the beach, margaritas in hand and snacking on delicious food from the Aquazul Beach Bar & Lounge.
The next day they went out fishing on a luxury yacht and toured the length of the coastline. After lunch on the yacht they visited the Los Arcos landmark where they snorkeled and swam with a colorful array of marine life.
About the cuisine, Williams said, “Each night, dining was an intimate event, whether in the elegant grill up the mountain, on the beach listening to a jazz quartet or in a private penthouse with a latin dance show while a fantastic dinner was prepared by a famous chef. We also went to a tequila tasting.”
The pair enjoyed a hot stones couples massage at the Hamara Spa where they delighted in the professionalism and idyllic surroundings of the world class spa. “The treatment was first class with aromatherapy oils and we really enjoyed the natural breeze coming from the sea” commented Williams, ” we should have gone back for more services but there just wasn’t enough time!”
Besides, they had a magnificent residential suite with three bedrooms and a huge wrap around balcony with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean and outdoor Jacuzzi from where they could see the stars. Williams reflected upon how they would sleep to the sound of the waves crashing on the beach below and lounge in the oversized hammock on the balcony. They even saw whales on the horizon from their suite while having breakfast.
When they returned to their room on the night of Saint Valentine’s Day they found a bubble bath prepared with rose petals on the floor and the room lit with candles. Every detail was attended to: “and if we needed anything, our butler Valenzo was always ready to attend to our wishes.”