A blissful tropical climate softened by Atlantic trade winds, pinkish-white, sugar-soft beaches, fabulous scuba diving, and laid-back catamaran cruises… These are just some of the fabulous experiences to be savoured in one of the Caribbean’s most popular and welcoming destinations - Barbados.
Luxury Getaways to Mexico with Meliá
Regarded by many as one of the go-to names in luxury accommodation for anyone that’s looking to get an authentic experience of their host destination, Meliá’s Mexican properties certainly deliver on their promise. We’ve picked out our favourite option from the east coast, on the Yucatan Peninsula, and another from the west, on the Baja California Peninsula to give you something to consider for your winter getaway this year or something special for 2023.
Sophisticated and hip, ME Cabo is a well-positioned lifestyle resort on the only swimmable beach in Los Cabos. The hotel’s sophisticated pool area blends natural wooden tones for a light natural vibe that’s complemented by the poolside DJ sessions.
Each of the rooms offers a private balcony with garden or ocean views, a bathroom with rainfall shower and impeccably decorated interiors, with some options even including a hot tub that’s shared between neighbours creating a social meeting point, perfect for party lovers. When it comes to the suites, you’ll find abundant space with features such as hydromassage hot tubs, private open-air terraces and even a DJ booth in the hotel’s Ultimate ME= Suite.
The four restaurants bring flavours from around the world to Mexico. Starting with authentic, locally inspired Mexican flavours, Mamazzita is home to a festive atmosphere in which traditional dishes are created with exclusive ingredients. Those in the know blend their dishes with mezcal and tequila-based cocktails for a true taste of Mexico. You’ll find flavours of Asia at Funky Geisha with influences from Thailand, China and Japan across the menu, meanwhile the exotic SkyBar brings together a diverse assortment of tapas dishes from around the world to be enjoyed with views out across Los Cabos and the Sea of Cortez, and sounds from the resident DJ. Last, but not least, the boho vibe of Taboo Beach sets the scene for social gatherings and Mediterranean gastronomic experiences, accompanied by champagne and sea views.
Located at the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, ME Cabos places you within easy reach of a number of attractions. On visits between January and March you’ll be well located to spot the grey whales migration into the lagoons to give birth, with the best views being found on local whale watching tours. Year-round, the area is renowned as a golfing destination thanks to being home to 18-hole golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Greg Norman and other illustrious names.
Paradisus La Perla
This all-inclusive resort sits just 45 minutes from Cancun International Airport, occupying a spot just a stone’s throw from the palm-lined white sand beaches that fringe the Caribbean Sea, and against a backdrop of lush mangrove forests. Through your stay, you can look forward to enriching experiences such as tequila tastings, dance classes in salsa, merengue and tango, lessons on creating different handicrafts and authentic Cuban cigars, and cocktail making masterclasses to help you make your favourite drink from the hotel’s menu. There’s also exquisite international cuisine included across 8 restaurants and 6 bars exclusively for adults, plus 11 restaurants and 8 bars where everyone is welcome, 5 of which have won the Wine Spectator Award for Excellence.
For many, time away is an opportunity to relax. When you’re not laid out by the two lagoon-style swimming pools or The Reserve heated pool, there’s a YHI Spa ready to welcome you in to revitalise your body and soul. Covering 791 m2 of space, the spa boasts 22 massage cabins, 14 of which are indoor, 2 are outdoor, and 6 are on the beach. You’ll have an extensive menu to choose from with body and facial treatments utilising local ingredients including Mexican honey and essential oils, and massage therapies that span deep tissue to relaxation.
The One Bedroom Suites come with their own hydromassage bathtub, private terrace and private kitchen for that added privacy during your stay. There are a number of exclusive options available only to those guests that upgrade to ‘The Reserve’, including the Swim-up suites, the Deluxe Master Suites and the Presidential Suite. On top of exclusive room types, guests in The Reserve are granted exclusive access to the adult-only VIP lounge for check-in and check-out, the adult-only heated pool with swim-up bar and Bali beds, the beach club, and the exclusive fitness centre and massage areas.
To book your stay with Melia in Mexico, get in touch today. You’ll benefit from full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your trip.
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