Defining luxury at Hacienda Petac Merida Mexico
It wasn’t hard to unwind and get into vacation mode at Hacienda Petac. The onsite spa offered massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, and body wraps at a very reasonable price. There is one woman who does all of the spa treatments (facials, massages and wraps) and was trained at a local school run by a European instructor. Her techniques are of the highest quality and better than you will find at most spas in the States.
Relax like your kids aren’t with you
The pool was always the perfect temperature, large enough to do a few short laps, and just deep enough that if your kids are with you they can do multiple cannon balls. I regularly lounged in the hammocks over the pool, while sipping a fresh mojito and catching up with my friends as they sipped their margaritas. Staff members regularly check in to make sure we didn’t need any water, more cocktails or some of their fresh guacamole. Clean towels were always available, and the staff was quick to cover up all of the lounge chairs when we weren’t using them or if rain started to fall so that when the rain stopped, the lounge chairs would be clean and dry when we returned to the pool. If the rain did drive us indoors, we could head to the game room to play pool, ping pong or any number of board games. Our favorite pastime was simply sitting in one of the many seating areas under the shelter of a roof, chatting and eating more guacamole.
Sample of onsite activities that can be arranged
- Salsa Dancing
- Cocktail making class
- Cooking class
Hacienda Petac wants to welcome you
A book could be written about a stay at Hacienda Petac, but sometimes you just have to experience a place to really get a feel for it. This was one of the most stunning and luxurious properties I have ever stayed at, but don’t be fooled, the price is actually quite affordable for what you get, and this is not a snobby sort of place. At time of publishing, you could rent the hacienda for a week (complete with meals, laundry, staff, and all sorts of extras) for 14 people for $14,000. If you got 14 of your closest friends together that is only $1000 per person, or $2000 per couple.
Included in your stay:
- One transfer to and from airport (if there are multiple people coming in on separate flights, a taxi driver can be scheduled, but you will need to pay the taxi driver directly)
- Exclusive use of the entire property
- One Merida City Tour
- One Evening of Music with Los Tres Yucatecos
- One Cooking Lesson from Menu
- All meals and non-alcoholic beverages
- Daily Laundry/Nightly Turn Down
- Use of the gym
Check the website for smaller group prices, including a four-day girlfriend getaway rate that includes alcohol and two-spa treatments for $1200 each.
Remember: This is not a shared property. When you come down with your friends and family, you get the entire estate to yourselves. No strangers. No rude people at the pool that you don’t know.