I highly recommend this property. Erica’s arrangement of transfers from airport is extremely helpful. Travis, the E manager is wonderful. All staff here are very kind. It’s a great property. The gym is spectacular.
Jan 10th, 2023 2:16:09pm
Would be great to have confirmation of actual class schedule before arrival. Love the hotel staff and Entertainment crew, cannot wait to go back! Great attendance for classes and love this opportunity.
Dec 28th, 2022 3:02:30pm
One class was scheduled at the gazebo. The other was scheduled at the gym. I brought my speaker for afternoon classes; in the morning the sea sound was enough. I loved spending quality time with my family. This was wonderful, thank you.
Dec 26th, 2022 4:40:24pm
Great resort, great food. Enjoyed working with the staff.
Dec 18th, 2022 4:05:49pm
Yoga is in the gazebo over the ocean. it's majestic! Travel was easy and I love the instructions provided by Fitbodies. The resort staff were all wonderful, friendly, and supportive.
Dec 10th, 2022 6:31:59am
All entertainment team members had excellent communications skills and were always looking for ways to help out.
Travis (Entertainment team director) personally endorsed my teaching and invited me back if I wished to return." Beautiful hotel to teach where the staff believes in having yoga instruction . To that end they are well equipped and have multiple locations to teach depending on various circumstances.
Nov 20th, 2022 5:53:05am
Beautiful resort, gorgeous water, the best E-Team!!!! 2 yoga classes 8:30am & 4:30pm morning class always a great group, only once did anyone come to 4:30pm. It doesn’t get better than this. The staff is incredibly friendly and service is the best of any resort I have been to. It was my second time here, already plan to return.
Oct 17th, 2022 12:55:36pm
This was wonderful! I appreciate prompt responses with accurate information from Fit Bodies staff. Food is great at the resort. I loved this resort and will be back thank you for the opportunity.
Oct 12th, 2022 7:57:59pm
AMAZING! It's hot teaching so next time I will take electrolyte supplements. The staff is s great. Students are amazing and we had a lovely time.
Sep 14th, 2022 9:55:00am
The entertainment team was amazing! I had total buy-in and support for 8:30am yoga. Sunset yoga was not advertise and not supported much therefore not attended. All of the hotel staff were amazing. We have only positive things to say about them. It was, as always, a wonderful experience and I am so grateful.
May 4th, 2022 6:56:04am
Yoga is in the gazebo over the water. Everyone from the staff to the people in the restaurants, all of the people there could not have been nicer. They are so welcoming and friendly. As usual, another perfect vacation.
Apr 8th, 2022 3:53:09am
Great resort, excellent E-Team, best food I have ever had at an all inclusive. Great beach and you have access to both adult and family sides. I taught 8:30 & 9:30am yoga classes, both had 16-20 people. The E-Team brings towels blocks and mats to the gazebo location for you. 15 min from the airport, everyone is very friendly. Loved it!
Mar 18th, 2022 4:02:43pm
We always have a great time teaching with Fit Bodies! The reason I gave it 4 stars is for two reasons. One-the main building needs a refresh. It's an old Ritz...which is very palatial and nice. But, it is dated. Two-it's not truly adults only. All but two of the restaurants are on the family side. And you teach on the family side so sometimes kids even take the yoga class. But, as far as the teaching goes it was great. Two classes. One at 8:30 and the other at 9:30. The first class was always about 20 people. The second only had a handful. But, it was on a wood platform overlooking the water and there was always a nice breeze. The staff was amazing. Some of the best I've ever had. The eteam was great, too. They were very good at explaining everything from location to times and what's expected. The food was good, too.
Aug 25th, 2021 9:33:06pm
I taught yoga in the gazebo by the water. They have yoga mats, blocks and towels. I used my phone and a portable speaker for class music. Resort social media, Printed activities schedule, Resort iPad, Activity Board ALL promoted my classes! I think Fit Bodies communicates really well about everything. I look forward to booking again, within six months! We thought the hotel ETeam and staff were awesome. They were friendly and easy to work with. Loved that the classes were in the morning so that it wasn't hanging over my head that I had to prep for an afternoon class. I only held the second class twice. Staff was amazing. Amenities were top notch. Food and drinks were delicious. I thought everything went really well. For Jamaica, I think Club MoBay at the airport going back is worth it for quicker security and a place to hang out. Hyatt room service did not have as many choices as Secrets, but this may have been due to the pandemic and the fact that they were putting everything in containers. We ended up going down for breakfast the last few days for more variety.
Aug 18th, 2021 6:48:47pm
They have Mats, towels, blocks. No music necessary. The staff are very nice - the Entertainment Team is huge! 18 members and they rotate days so you meet a lot of them. Travis wasn’t available upon arrival so another staff member met me. Travis was very kind when I met him. Teaching schedule only showed the 8:30 class, so I mentioned it during my fist class on Monday and then had at least one in the 9:30 class too. We participated in a lot of the fun activities - both Zilara and Zara sides . The food was wonderful, be sure to make your reservations to not miss each restaurant!
Jun 5th, 2021 6:46:21pm
I taught yoga in the gazebo by the ocean. They have mats, blocks, towels, cleaner. Staff was courteous, helpful, kind and knowledgeable. I truly enjoyed teaching Yoga at the Hyatt Zilara/Ziva. The gazebo was a perfect space to hold the class as it faced the ocean and students were able to take in the ocean sound and meditate. A truly beautiful experience! Everything was perfect and I'll be booking again!
Apr 20th, 2021 11:11:46am
Hi! I got to teach yoga and meditation here. We held class on the gazebo deck besides the ocean. AMAZING! When it was rainy or too windy that time we practiced under the ballroom terrace. There are mats, blocks, cleaner. To promote my class there was: Printed activities schedule, The Entertainment team announced my classes, I walked around and invited guests to join, Activity Board, Smart TV. My favs: The food, The whole luxury vacation!, Teaching while also on vacation! I booked this trip on a desktop, and found it to be easy - thank you. I'm going to book again in the next 6-9 months - probably back to Zilara! This was the most professional and helpful staff I've ever encountered since teaching for you! I feel so blessed to have this amazing opportunity during my retirement! It's a dream come true. Thank you and I can't wait to explore the options of teaching in the East. Wow!!
Oct 26th, 2020 12:55:11pm
I traveled the week of Sept 16, 2020. I enjoyed the whole luxury vacation!, The beach, Teaching while also on vacation!
Oct 26th, 2020 12:52:50pm
I traveled the week of Aug 16, 2020. Everyone was amazing at the hotel. We were grateful for their hard work and we doubled our gratuities for everyone as a token of our appreciation.
The Jamaican government and the hotel did a great job keeping the workers and the guests safe. It demonstrates that we can still travel safely with the proper precautions during a pandemic when everyone makes an effort to protect each other.
Oct 26th, 2020 12:51:00pm
I traveled the week of July 26 2020. E-Team, I met all of the e-team that were in the pool / lifeguard area on Sunday. They were so nice and excited. I was pleasantly surprised, the next morning for class another e-team member Kelly Ann (that was not there on Sunday) already knew me by name and was expecting me. The hotel staff were top-notch from start to finish, particularly about cleanliness and sanitation. We witnessed other resort guests (guests, not FitPro) complain about restaurants not being open, the front desk staff handled themselves so well and professionally. I have food allergies and 100% of the restaurant/food staff are well informed and helpful.
No issues, it was a really great experience. The resort staff were so kind, professional and followed protocols. We heard it every day, it felt really safe.
Anne Marie Waterhouse
Feb 17th, 2020 11:28:00am
Fabulous resort. I taught 8:30 gentle yoga and 9:30 hatha. I structured the 2 classes to go together and had multiple guests stay for both classes. The staff was great every day. we averaged 12 for first class and 5 for second class. The teaching pavillion on the beach is beautiful. I usually teach with music but I followed Denise's direction that music wasn't necessary and wow she was right the waves crashing on the beach made for wonderful ambiance. The food is excellent at this resort. The coffee shop was a great place to grab a muffin, sandwich, and apple to take down to the beach to eat after class. Brazil is by far the best meal I have had in Jamaica. We are big fans of silent disco and also enjoyed the bubble party. We also took a JTL excursion to Rose hall great house and cinnamon hill great house that made for a lovely afternoon. An excellent trip, my husband and I can't wait to go back.
Jan 30th, 2020 4:55:31pm
Hyatt Zilara Jamaica Jan 12-19, 2020
If you are a group fitness style instructor, confirm the music setup for your classes, please.
Met the class at the deck in front of Hyatt Ziva - stopped by the Activities Center first to make sure they would be bringing mats, water and towels down for us - they were great about that! The also gave me a sheet for each guest to sign indicating they had attended the class.
Yoga 8:30-9:30; Pilates 9:30-10:30. Yoga regularly had 15-20+ participants and Pilates @8-12. All age ranges
Jan 8th, 2020 1:46:10pm
I taught "beginning yoga" at 8:30 and "power yoga" at 9:30. Both classes were very well received with 10-20 participants (folks from both resorts "Ziva and Zilara" in attendance) of all ages. The classes were held at the gazebo on the beach each day except for New Years eve as they had to set up for the party that evening therefore, we held class on the terrace.
Dec 5th, 2019 2:53:08pm
I taught Spin daily at 8:30. Classes ranged from 5-12(full) and the average age was upper 30’s.
At 10 I alternated bootcamp and trx. All classes were 45 minutes. The gym is breathtaking and the staff couldn’t be better! Travis was my direct contact and he was wonderful. Prepare to be evaluated at the end of your trip.
Suzie Richmond, Virginia
Sep 6th, 2019 2:18:39pm
I taught TRX in the gym. It was a very popular class and I usually had 6 people. I was willing to double people up on straps but some days the guests would say they would come back the following day. Zilara has an amazing gym set up with tons of equipment. Two of there straps were hung too high for floor core work. I had a second group fitness class that was not as well attended. I did a HIIT format when I taught it.