Holidays

Long Weekend Getaways

by Sherri Eisenberg

MEXICAN BEACH TIME

Fly into: Cancún Airport International (CUN)

Check out: The Riviera Maya, Mexico

The lure: White sand beaches, Mayan ruins, and fish tacos paired with fresh coconut-milk piña coladas

The experience: Summer means that the spring breakers are gone, so you won't have to share paradise with college kids pounding yard-long beers. Fly into Cancún and staffers from the new Rosewood Mayakobá will pick you up for the 45-minute drive south along the coast. As soon as you arrive, make for the Sense Spa—it'll put your body on notice that it's on vacation, too. Get the aloe and agave cactus wrap, and then spend some time steaming in the local temezcal sweat lodge. Of course you've reserved a beachfront suite with a private plunge pool, just the place to enjoy an after-dinner marg. A beach day follows, with frequent visits to the Agava Azul bar for tequila and ceviche.

Oh, and: Rent a car for a half day to explore the coastline, where fish taco stands sit next to hammock shops. You can also drop in to the bustling town of Playa del Carmen further south, which fills up after dark with the sound of mariachi music, or make for the boho surfing hamlet of Tulum.

Rosewood Mayakobá
Tel: 52 984 875 8000
Doubles from $490

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