Honeymooning in Mexico

From the Baja Peninsula to the Caribbean coast, Mexico’s resorts marry luxury and romance.

By: By Wendy Chung

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The Details

Capella Ixtapa
52-755-555-1112
www.capellaixtapa.com

Esperanza, An Auberge Resort
866.311.2226
www.esperanzaresort.com

Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun
866-467-3273
www.secretsresorts.com

All three resorts offer 10 percent commission.

After enduring months of stressful planning and nervous jitters in anticipation of the big day, newlyweds are entitled to relax and unwind with a restful, rejuvenating and romantic honeymoon. And, with the lure of its famed beaches from Baja California to the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, there’s no place like quite like Mexico to meet the needs of newlyweds.

Also, couples will be pleased to know that many resorts are presenting deals and packages specially designed for them, suiting a wide range of tastes and preferences.

Capella Ixtapa aims to personalize the guest experience. // © 2010 Capella Hotel and Resorts

Capella Ixtapa aims to personalize the guest experience. // © 2010 Capella Hotel and Resorts

Located on the southern end of the Baja Peninsula in Los Cabos, the 57-unit Esperanza, An Auberge Resort, is perfect for fun-loving couples who also seek privacy. Clients who book the hotel’s three-night Suite Romance Package are housed in an Ocean View 1 Bedroom Spa Suite. The package includes private roundtrip airport transfers (a $300 value), daily breakfast for two at El Restaurante, a welcome amenity, daily yoga classes and access to the resort’s fitness facility. The package price is $3,000, exclusive of a 14 percent tax and a 15 percent service charge for travel June 15 through Oct. 14.

“Most couples never leave the resort, but if you choose to enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Cabo San Lucas, it is only 10 minutes away,” said Jerri Lyn Walker, director of sales and marketing at the resort. “The beachfront setting and ambiance at Esperanza is the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway. This is truly a place where you can relax with your loved one, unwind and be pampered.”

Those in want of an even more secluded locale and natural environment might find certain Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo resorts particularly appealing.

“Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo continues to impress with its natural attributes — from sandy beaches and rugged mountains to exuberant vegetation — setting the stage for some of the finest sport-fishing, golf and eco-sports available anywhere,” said Julian Smaldoni, general
manager of Capella Ixtapa. “It is ideal for travelers who prefer small, secluded destinations to bustling cities.”

Capella Ixtapa is a 59-room resort carved into the cliffs of Guerrero, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. All guestrooms and suites include unobstructed ocean views and private terraces with individual plunge pools.

The resort’s three-night Breathless: Your Romance Package includes daily breakfast for two, airport transfers, a bottle of champagne and canapes, romantic turndown amenities each night and one candlelight dinner for two. Rates begin at $1,845 for three nights.

To further personalize their stay prior to arrival, clients are contacted by a Capella Personal Assistant who arranges itineraries and special amenities to suit clients’ tastes.

“From setting up a tee time at the local championship golf course to stocking the fridge with the guest’s favorite soda, we make sure each guest is completely relaxed while at the hotel,” said Smaldoni.

For a romantic Caribbean coast getaway, Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun Resort offers top-notch accommodations. And, with its Unlimited-Luxury concept, clients can take full advantage of the added-value amenities.

The all-inclusive rate includes a plate of fruit and a bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival, 24-hour room service, full meals and snacks daily, unlimited beverages, daily activities and events, access to the resort’s fitness center, unlimited golf and more.

With rates starting at $175 per person, per night, newlyweds can also request the complimentary Honeymoon & Anniversary package, which includes a welcome letter, fresh fruit, a bottle of sparkling wine, breakfast in bed and 15 percent savings on all spa treatments.

Or for an additional $799, the Secrets Eternity Honeymoon Package includes a welcome bottle of champagne, fresh flowers, a fruit platter, breakfast in bed, two 25-minute couples’ spa treatments, a complimentary facial or salt scrub for two and a private beachfront dinner one evening.

As extra icing on the cake, with a minimum seven-night stay, the resort will throw in the Secrets Eternity Honeymoon Package free of charge. Newlyweds can also benefit from the resort’s Free Anniversary Nights program. Clients who book Secrets on their anniversary may earn one free night on a four-night stay and two free nights on a minimum five-night stay.

“Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun’s unique features, combined with our award-winning Unlimited-Luxury concept and privileged location, create the perfect ambiance for a uniquely romantic honeymoon,” said Erica Andrus, senior marketing manager for AMResorts. “Secrets Resorts & Spas offers a better way to have it all.”

Whether your clients seek leisure or excitement on their honeymoon, a journey to Mexico — with its unbeatable selection and diversity of resorts — is the ideal way for newlyweds to embark on their new life together.

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