Three Ways to Enjoy The Yucatan

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Seven-day pricing at Hacienda Petac is $8,400 for up to five guests and $10,500 for up to 10, and includes meals, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, daily laundry service, and the undivided attention and tailored service of the property’s staff and concierge throughout the week. Note that clients should fly into Merida International Airport (MID).

riviera maya The 72-room Blue Tulum Resort & Spa, which just a few months ago attained membership into Luxe Worldwide Hotels, is an intimate, all-inclusive oasis where privacy and top service are key attributes. The Tulum ruins are less than a mile away, allowing for an easy visit, while the blue Caribbean Sea is just…there. Blue Tulum is very easy to navigate, so no one will be daunted by the thought of going off on his own. Another incentive: affordable excursions and side trips for guests. A catamaran ride starts at $75 pp, for instance, while a day in Isla Mujeres, which includes a visit to Garrafon Natural Reef Park, also starts at $75.

The five-star resort has a brand-new kids’ club with the Mayan name of Baaxal Paala (“Games for Children”), available for kids 4-12, which comes with a wealth of fun options—from ping pong to XBOX 360—not to mention its own snack bar with menu choices designed with children’s tastes and desires in mind. But a more exciting option for the little ones is the resort’s Spa Kids program: picture pint-sized mini-clients hopping alongside their parents en-route to the spa, where they get any number of treatments. Moms and their girls can arrange for tandem mani-pedis, wraps or makeup sessions, while dads and their boys can sign up for a massage, a scrub and more. Pricing starts at $30 for a kid’s makeup session.

A special agent perk for booking Blue Tulum through Dec. 21 is increased commissions (to 20 percent) for travel through Dec. 22. Rates start at $180 pp dbl.