Travel Weeklys Mexico E-letter: June 7, 2006

THE FOUR SEASONS RESORT PUNTA MITA has introduced several new amenities, facilities and packages. The resort unveiled a 55-foot, three-story yacht that can accommodate 10 passengers for day excursions and sunset cruises. Owned by the resort, the yacht features an air-conditioned interior with three staterooms, three bathrooms, living room and kitchen and ample deck space for sunbathing. Also new is a five-bedroom, beachfront Arena Suite designed to resemble a traditional Mexican hacienda with living space nestled around a furnished garden courtyard with two plunge pools. The resort also created 10 private cabanas surrounding a new pool complex featuring a lap pool, pool bar and oversize Jacuzzi. For information or reservations, call (800) 332-3442 or visit www.fourseasons.com.

PALACE RESORTS announced the reopening of the Xpu-Ha Palace resort in the Riviera Maya. The property had been closed since July 2005 following damage sustained during hurricanes Emily and Wilma. Xpu-Ha reopened with 144 rooms set in bungalow-style buildings with thatched roofs. Rooms feature two-person Jacuzzis, terraces with hammocks, Farouk bath products and the Palaces own luxury bed. The resort features an animal rescue center with a staff of veterinarians and biologists who care for the animals that live within the propertys 37 acres. For information or reservations, call (800) 635-1836 or visit www.palaceresorts.com.

BOSTON-BASED TNT VACATIONS, a Mexico specialist, added a hurricane protection provision to its Worry Free travel protection plan. The company is offering a free replacement trip when a vacation is interrupted for more than 24 hours due to a Category 1 or higher hurricane. The hurricane provision only applies when customers purchase the travel protection plan, which costs $95. The hurricane provision is valid for air/land packages of three nights or longer made on or after June 3 for departures from June 3 to Nov. 11. The replacement vacation will be capped at $2,500 per person and must be completed within a year of booking. For further details or reservations, call (888) 468-6846 or visit www.tntvacations.com.

 

IKAL DEL MAR VILLA RESORT AND SPA in the Riviera Maya is promoting a $150 travel agent rate through Aug. 31. The rate includes breakfast. Taxes and tips are extra. The rate requires no minimum stay. Agents must show IATA identification upon check-in. The 30-room Ikal del Mar features 30 palapa-roofed villas with private pools, marble showers, deluxe amenities and minibars with complimentary water, beer and juices. For information or reservations, call (888) 230-7330 or visit www.ikaldelmar.com.

Mexico E-Letter Editor:

Jorge Sidron

Phone: (973) 898-0011

[email protected]

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