Audley Travel expands its Mexico beach offering
Recent research from YouGov found that 44 per cent of Britons intend to take a beach holiday in the next 12 months. Bookings with tailor-made tour operator Audley Travel also reflect this – these are up 26 per cent for properties in its beach portfolio. Audley has prepared for this increase in demand with the expansion of its offering in Mexico with new options for clients who want to add a beach extension to their tour.
Audley prides itself on offering clients high quality accommodation away from the main tourist areas, and the two new properties see Audley feature the remote El Cuyo for the first time as well as giving more choice on the eight-kilometre-long Isla Mujeres, near Cancun. Both locations are the ideal spot for relaxation at the end of a tailor-made itinerary exploring Mexico’s Mayan ruins, highland towns and cities as well as seeing the wildlife and sampling the cuisine.
LunArena, El Cuyo
LunArena Boutique Beach Hotel is far from mass tourism in the picturesque fishing village of El Cuyo and is nestled between ocean, lagoon and jungle. The property owners have carefully designed its four rooms to take advantage of its unique positioning giving clients sunset and sunrise views over the water. The onsite restaurant offers a fusion of Mexican and Italian cuisine, prepared with ingredients sourced from local producers.
A 10-day trip to Mexico including five nights at LunArena costs from £4,950 per person (based on two sharing). The price includes flights, transfers, accommodation and excursions. 01993 838670/www.audleytravel.com/mexico.
Casa del Jaguar, Isla Mujeres
An all-suites luxury property in Isla Mujeres’ Playa Norte, Casa del Jaguar has been redesigned and opened in January. It is an excellent choice for clients wanting to relax in comfort and privacy on the white sands. Accommodation is in beachfront Junior Suites for two, Family Suites for two adults and two children and Master Suites for two with a terrace or balcony.
Clients can eat at the beachfront Oceanus Beach Club and Restaurant, opt for healthy choices at the Green Demon juice bar and wraps palapa and enjoy a special celebration at the adults-only Guru Beach Club and Restaurant in a secluded north beach location.
The owners are planning to open a new spa at the property in the autumn with six treatment rooms, an indoor Jacuzzi and anti-aging specialised treatments.
A 10-day trip to Mexico including five nights at Casa del Jaguar costs from £6,600 per person (based on two sharing). The price includes flights, transfers, accommodation and excursions. 01993 838 670/www.audleytravel.com/mexico.
Alex Bentley, Head of Product for Audley Travel, comments: “Traditionally our clients have stayed in Tulum for the beach element of their trip. These new additions to the programme give more choice for travellers who want to relax somewhere new, away from the busier areas. The hotels are both excellent choices, with every aspect carefully designed by the owners to ensure the client has a rejuvenating stay.”