Romantic Fantasy

The Hacienda Xcanatun is Offering a Package for Couples

By: Terra Judge

The Hacienda Xcanatun has introduced a four-day, three-night Romantic Fantasy package. Once an 18th-century sisal plantation, Hacienda Xcanatun now operates as a colonial boutique hotel with 18 accommodations, gourmet restaurant, two swimming pools and a sybaritic spa offering holistic Maya and beauty treatments.

The Fantasy package includes three nights in a luxurious suite with a private veranda slung with hammocks. Daily breakfast, a bottle of fine wine and a selection of dark Yucatecan chocolates, roundtrip Merida airport transfers, taxes and hotel service charges are also included.

The hacienda’s landmark restaurant, where Presidents Bush and Calderon dined in March, will host an intimate candlelight dinner for guests as part of the package as well.

Two free treatments at the onsite spa are also included. The newest Maya specialty offered at the spa is the combination sobada massage and limpia (spiritual cleansing). All holistic treatments are performed by a granddaughter of a noted shaman who combines contemporary techniques with healing rituals.

The hacienda boasts acres of gardens of native plants and flowers with a Maya palapa in the center where guests can hold a Maya wedding or vow renewal ceremony for $180. Guests can also opt to golf on a new Jack Nicklaus championship course (opening in December) for about $100 per round.

The package is priced at $1,250, per couple, through Sept. 30, and $1,375 through Oct. 1-Dec. 15 and Jan. 8-April 31, 2008.