MEXICO CITY -- Looking for a great deal for your client in Mexico?
How about $99 a night in the newest resort on Isla Mujeres? Or $80
per night in Los Cabos at the all-suite Melia Beach & Spa
The following is a look at some of Mexico's best deals:
New kid on the block
In a deal designed to introduce the "new kid on the block," the
Avalon Reef Club on Isla Mujeres is selling an Isla Bed &
Breakfast package priced starting at $99 per night, single or
double, through Dec. 20.
The rate includes accommodations in a standard room and daily
breakfast for two. An inclusive upgrade is available; taxes and
gratuities are extra.
The Avalon Reef Club, operated by Avalon Resorts, features 144
units comprised of standard rooms, suites, studios and one- and
Facilities include three restaurants, including a steakhouse; a
fitness center; a full-service spa; and a dive operator. The
property's open-air beach bar is the largest of its kind on the
The Avalon is situated on the northern tip of Isla Mujeres, some
six miles northeast of Cancun. Guests are transported to the resort
via a 20-minute boat ride from the Cancun pier.
For more information or reservations, call (888) 497-4325 or
"You can't beat Cancun." That's the tag line accompanying a new
Cancun promotion from Aeromexico Vacations. Packages are from three
to seven nights, accommodating clients either looking for a quick
getaway or an extended vacation.
Prices for a three-night package at the Copacabana Hotel with
roundtrip air fare on Aeromexico and airport transfers start at
$454 per person, double, EP or inclusive, from Los Angeles.
A seven-night package at the Calinda Beach & Spa Resort with
roundtrip air and airport transfers starts at $599 per person,
double, EP, and at $804, inclusive, from Phoenix.
Prices from Los Angeles are valid for Thursday departures
through Aug. 1; rates from Phoenix are based on Saturday departures
from Aug. 17 to 24. All electronic bookings pay an additional 1%
For information or reservations, call (800) 245-8585. Aeromexico
Vacations can be booked through all four GDSs using vendor code AMV
and through VAX Vacation Access.
Cozumel is for lovers
It seems that Cozumel loves honeymooners. No fewer than 19 of
Cozumel's hotels are offering honeymoon packages that include
everything from candlelight dinners for two to gift certificates
applicable toward the couple's next vacation.
At the Coral Princess Hotel & Resort, all honeymoon packages
include a room with an ocean view (with an upgrade to a junior
suite if available), daily breakfast, a bottle of wine, one dinner
for two at the resort's restaurant, 20% discount on massages and
all taxes and gratuities.
Packages cost from $273 per couple for three nights to $584 for
seven nights. Extra nights are available for $78 per couple.
Packages are valid through Dec. 20.
To book, call (800) 253-2702.
Honeymoon packages at the Costa Club Cozumel include a room with
an ocean view, daily breakfast, a bottle of wine, fresh flowers,
one dinner for two at the property's restaurant, airport transfers
and taxes and gratuities.
Three-night packages start at $516 per couple through Dec.
For information or reservations, call (877) 454-4355 or visit www.costaclubcozumel.com.mx.
The other resorts in Cozumel offering honeymoon packages are the
Fiesta Americana Cozumel Dive Resort; Hacienda San Miguel;
Paradisus Cozumel All-Inclusive Beach Resort & Country Club;
Playa Azul Hotel; Reef Club; Sol Cabanas del Caribe; Allegro Resort
Cozumel; Bahia Suites & Colonial Suites; Casa Del Mar; Casa
Mexicana Cozumel; Days Inn Villa Iguanas; El Cid La Ceiba Cozumel;
Hotel Meson San Miguel; Iberostar Cozumel Hotel; Park Royal
Cozumel; Plaza Las Glorias; and Presidente Inter-Continental Hotel
Mexico's Sol Melia properties are offering Super Saver packages
through late December. Nightly rates at the Melia Los Cabos
All-Suite Oceanfront Beach & Spa Resort start at $80 per
person, double, through Dec. 23.
The price includes accommodations in a junior suite,
transportation to the Cabo Real and Eldorado golf courses, a 10%
discount on greens fees at both courses and taxes.
At the Melia Cancun Beach & Spa Resort, a three-night
package costs $247.50 per person, double, through Dec. 20. The plan
includes a deluxe-category room; daily breakfast; use of all
facilities, including the hotel's nine-hole golf course; 25%
discount on a National car rental; 15% discount on sightseeing
tours booked with the hotel; and 50% off the restaurant's
The Melia Turquesa in Cancun is offering four nights for the
price of three through Dec. 25. The promotion costs $145 per
person, per night, double, for an oceanview room with daily
Guests must book and pay for three nights to receive the fourth
For more information or reservations, call (800) 336-3542 or
visit the Web site at www.solmelia.com.
Marriott and Renaissance Offshore Resorts in Mexico -- as well
as the Caribbean -- brought back their Sand Dollars Escape packages
this year, offering a combination of reduced rates and value-added
The packages are good for travel through Oct. 31. Participating
resorts in Mexico are the Marriott Casa Magna Resort Puerto
Vallarta, Marriott CasaMagna Resort Cancun and JW Marriott Cancun
Resort & Spa.
Depending on the resort, the packages include either a $100 or
$200 credit per room good at any of the properties' restaurants and
bars. In addition, two children under age 12 can stay free in their
Nightly rates start at $139 per room, double, in Puerto
Vallarta; $149 at the Casa-Magna in Cancun; and $209 at the JW
Marriott in Cancun.
For information or reservations, call (800) 223-6388 for the
Marriott Resort Desk, (800) 421-8188 for Renaissance Resorts or