Are you looking for winter or summer sun?
Mexico is reachable directly from the UK, all year round. Additionally, numerous flights from the US make America an ideal stop en route to your idyllic location!
With its rich, incredible history dating back through Maya, Inca, and Aztec civilisations, the pure heritage of Mexico has a wealth of culture which will enthral.
On its west side, the Pacific Ocean is perfect for the surfing fraternity, whilst the Caribbean Sea to its east, with its clear and calm waters, is about as good as it gets for refreshing dips between stints of beach relaxation.
Playa Mujeres is a luxury beach zone and private gated community located a forty-minute drive from Cancun airport, within which lies the perfect romantic beach escape Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort.
The contemporary, adults-only resort boasts 424 stunning suites, providing the choice of overlooking tranquil gardens, the pool area or the famous white sand beach and turquoise Caribbean Sea. Swim out rooms and suites with a private pool are also available for some truly special R&R.
All suites have a terrace or balcony, offering privacy and tranquillity, beautiful décor featuring local wood elements, plus a personal tablet for use whilst in resort, that provides daily information and updates, in addition to access for dining and spa reservations.
Upgrading to the Preferred Club suites offers an even more exclusive experience. Situated in a designated area of the resort, these suites boast incredible views and are offered with additional extras, including an upgraded mini-bar, pillow menu and a daily seaside setting, à la carte, breakfast at the Oceana restaurant. Ask me for more details.
For golf enthusiasts, within the resort lies the world-famous 18-hole Greg Norman signature golf course, where complimentary green fees and transportation are included in your stay.
If 18 holes are not on your activities menu, then there is an enormous list of other pursuits to choose from, including but definitely not limited to, cooking classes, tequila tasting (well you are in Mexico), dance lessons, yoga and fitness classes, tennis, volleyball and for the more daring, an opportunity to brush up on your Spanish speaking skills with in-house classes.
In the water, you can try your hand at kayaking, paddleboarding or water polo and go snorkelling or scuba diving and marvel at the marine life around you.
Guests also have access to the Delphinus Dolphin Habitat at sister property Dreams Playa Mujeres, which features a world-class interactive program allowing close-up observation of dolphins in their natural ocean habitat. They are a socially responsible company committed to the welfare of these amazing creatures under their care.
The Secrets Spa by Pevonia® is a peaceful sanctuary for the senses offering holistic treatments using locally sourced oils. The lounge is a haven for relaxation in between making use of the plentiful steam rooms, saunas and whirlpools.
I can’t talk about the spa and not mention the incredible Temazcal Spa Ceremony - a famous traditional Mexican ritual and defining memory to take home. Not for the faint-hearted, the Temazcal (the actual structure) is filled with hot stones and continually doused with water. The ceremony uses aromas, herbal steams, sounds and other sensory triggers and the experience is believed to have healing and cleansing benefits. I would suggest imagining your hottest sauna experience and doubling it!
When it comes to the gastronomy options at Secrets Playa Mujeres, guests are spoilt for choice with “limitless” access to all dining services. There are no less than nine eating establishments - a buffet restaurant, six à la carte restaurants, a grill and a café - and eight bars to select from when needing to replenish energy and quench your thirst.
Perhaps try breakfast at the Market café, lunch poolside at the Barefoot grill and either Japanese, Mexican or Italian for your evening meal. You can also opt for an in-room dining experience or a romantic meal on the beach under the stars.
Stil looking for more choice? Guests also have free flow access to the family orientated Dreams Playa Mujeres resort right next door with ten different restaurants, several bar options, two additional pools, a water park; and Preferred Club guests can also enjoy complimentary use of the lazy river.
Nightly entertainment includes live music at the open-air Zen Terrace, shows, theme parties and movies under the stars.
Increasingly desired as an idyllic location to marry, I can also organise weddings with or without guests at Secrets, ensuring that your unique day is as special and romantic as you deserve. There are several beautiful locations to choose from for the ceremony itself, perhaps on the beach or under the wedding gazebo...
With endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment, you are unlikely to have a spare moment to yourself at Secrets Playa Mujeres. Unless, of course, that’s exactly what you choose to do.