Wednesday, February 23, 2011

When life gets hectic, head back to Mexico! (Azulik-Tulum, Mexico)

So after a year long 'stay'cation here in the States, we finally were able to get back to our 'happy place' for a little much needed R&R...the little honeymoon villa #12 at Azulik in Tulum, Mexico (90 min south of Cancun). It was HEAVEN on earth!
NO ELECTRICITY = no distractions!! Arsenio brings your meals to you (and pitchers of margaritas) while you bask in the sun on your private deck overlooking the ocean. When the sun sets, your palapa is filled with candlelight and the sound of the ocean, as you fall asleep with the hug doors to the ocean open to the sea air and cool breeze. Watch the sunrise with a morning hot soak in the HUGE tree stump carved into a soaking tub on the deck! The little town is quite charming, boutiques, scuba diving adventures, etc.

The FYI:
-In my frequent travels, I have found that Dec, Jan, and Feb are the best months in Mexico: 70 ish during the day, 60 ish during the night (this obviously varies some)
-Honeymoon Villa only: High Season Rates $355/night, Holiday Season $395/night, Low Season $290/night
-High and Holiday Seasons are best since the hotel is open air concept

Hotel tips:
-Book a massage on your private deck
-Order hot tea and breakfast to be delivered every morning at 7AM right as the sun is rising
-Bring a quilt, flashlight, booklight, and a cute 'mini' coleman lantern (batteries)
-Have your driver stop at Walmart in Cancun and pick up sunscreen and beach chairs (no getting up early to reserve if you have your own)
-Tip Arsenio (your server) and your housekeeper well and you will have the best service in town
-Ignore the naked people at Copal Resort next door if you head over for lunch- that's right people, this resort and the resort next door are clothing optional (although you can't see any of it from cabana #12, the private beach in view of this cabana is bathing suit required so it works out perfectly)
-Look for the 4th night free deal (it happens quite frequently)

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