It may seem out of reach for those of us who scrimp and save all year for a vacation, but the truth is anyone can enjoy a little luxury on their Riviera Maya escape. Most of us do not have a Carlos Slim sized bank account. A private plane is not waiting to jet off to a Caribbean island (full staff included) reserved for just you and your friends, but this does not mean you can’t indulge in a little first-class pampering on your much anticipated vacation. In the Mexican Caribbean, there are elite services you can treat yourself to that won’t break the bank yet will give your holiday the luxurious feel you have been fantasizing about. Because really, luxury is in the details.
Rent a villa. Nothing makes you feel more like a mogul than relaxing in your very own vacation villa. The privacy is EXCLUSIVE. No scouring the pool side for an available lounge chair, no obnoxious diners sitting at the table next to you, no pesky animation team, no loud techno music…of course, unless you want it. The space is yours to enjoy and relax as you choose. Not only is the privacy celebrity-like, villas also include such luxurious amenities such as high quality linens, daily maid service, surround-sound systems, unlimited internet access, beachfront swimming pools…all this for the same or a little more than you would pay for a 4 star hotel, add a small entourage of friends to your vacation and divide the cost! Step out onto your own slice of Caribbean beach from a gorgeous oceanfront villa feeling like a movie star.
Hire a private cook. Give yourself the royal treatment, and for just pesos a day plus groceries, you can hire your own private cook for every meal or just a few dinners – you decide. Most villas will even arrange this service for you at no extra charge. A private cook uses talent and experience to create sumptuous, regional meals fit for a king, that won’t empty the coffers.
Splurge on a spa treatment. You don’t have to be an heiress to enjoy a day at the spa. Book a massage, or a facial or a body wrap, and after your treatment hang around to enjoy the spa facilities. Don’t rush off, instead sit in the sauna, relax in the whirlpool or kick back in the spa lounge while sipping a complimentary herbal tea.
Arrange a romantic dinner for two on the beach. Several Riviera Maya beachfront bistros will put together a romantic dinner right on the beach for a reasonable price. Tiki torches, a white, gauzy tent, candlelight, a gourmet meal…all with your toes in the sand near lapping waves…now THAT is elite living.
Book airport transfers. Not only are they so convenient that they have almost crossed the line from luxury to necessity, private airport transfers get your vacation off to an exclusive start. Seeing a sign with your name as you step out of the airport terminal immediately makes you feel like a VIP. Someone is already there waiting just for you. But be warned, a chauffeur could very easily become something you can’t live without.
Charter a private sunset sail. Ok, its not a yacht, but hiring a catamaran for a private excursion is an affordable luxury that will leave a lavish impression. Add a couple bottles of champagne and turn a sunset sail into a swanky soiree.
Even if you don’t live a lifestyle of the rich and famous, all or just of few of these top-of-the-line amenities and activities can take your vacation to a new level of sophistication. Let Loco Gringo help you to add your choice of any of these extravagant touches to your next Riviera Maya vacation, because everyone deserves a little glam on their getaway.
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