Send the Girls to Mexico

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This is no doubt one of the most heavenly accommodations for a girlfriends’ retreat. Other SuiteMe essentials: four bedrooms, all with ocean views; six showers and six bathrooms; a private laundry room; fully-stocked bar; iPod docking stations in each bedroom and public space; and Aveda bath products. A stay here includes airport transfers, champagne on arrival, en-suite check-in, daily buffet breakfast, 24-hour room service and more. Rates start at $5,000 per night.

Why Not Have Clients… Discover subterranean wonders at the region’s newest park, Xplor, where they can drive amphibious vehicles through jungle and caverns, swim underground, explore caves on rafts or zipline over trees and more through 11 circuits, two of which have water landings.

nuevo vallarta Point clients to Grand Velas All Suite & Spa Resort in Nuevo Vallarta if they want to combine pampering with eco time. The region provides miles of pristine jungle and beaches, while the Grand Velas property takes care of the more worldly indulgences.

The property is offering a Whale Watching Photo Safari package through March 31 that allows guests to ride out to Banderas Bay on an inflatable speedboat and get as close as possible—sometimes just a few feet—to the humpback whales who come here each year to give birth and raise their calves. The sight is hard to forget, and having friends there to share the experience makes it even better.

The package (code GVNYKWEWHALE) is priced at $352 pp per night dbl and includes suite accommodations and all the accoutrements under the Grand Velas all-inclusive program: premium beverages, a la carte gourmet dining at its several restaurants, access to the fitness center, 24-hour in-suite service, and more. Ladies will love the 3-tier infinity pool and instant access to the beach, not to mention a spa experience to remember. A few days’ stay here can include everything from bike tours through its surroundings to scuba clinics, plus there’s live entertainment nightly.

Have the Ladies… Rent a car and visit Sayulita and other nearby beachy towns in Riviera Nayarit, where the living is slooow and easy, for some added down time and a bit of exploration of the area.

client’s choice Yet another option—choose the offer first, then the destination. Dreams Resorts & Spas has a special alternative for señoras or señoritas, regardless of which Dreams property they choose.

The happy bunch is welcomed with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries in their room and get daily yoga sessions, preceded or followed by in-room breakfast with mimosas, pastries, fresh fruit and more. Each lady receives a mani/pedi with champagne service and a group photo so they can remember their escape.

This Dream Girlfriends Getaway package can be added to any stay at all Dreams resorts at a cost of $50 pp (with a 2-person minimum) so clients have carte blanche to choose from any of the properties in Mexico. There’s the sparkling-new Dreams Riviera Cancun ($413 pp per night through February, then $267 pp per night), for instance, or the recently remodeled Dreams Puerto Aventuras (starting at $336 pp per night next month, then $193 pp per night) in the Riviera Maya. Clients seeking a fresh location with more unspoiled eco choices might like Dreams Huatulco ($226 pp per night in February, then $122).

The group is treated to Dreams’ Unlimited-Luxury, with everything from 24-hour room service to a wealth of daytime activities and nightly entertainment, as well as enticing dining options and more.