While the usual tourists to Mexico flock to Cancun and Cabo, there is a select group of jet setters that head to a secret part of Mexico, hidden in the jungles and on the coast of the state of Oaxaca. This little place is called Huatulco (pronounced Wa-tool-co). It is a charming area that is rich in culture and boasts its own flavorful cuisine.
Tucked away on the southern corner of Huatulco is Secrets Resort & Spa. It is an upscale resort that combines exemplary personal service with casual, yet sophisticated style. They have mastered a service called Unlimited-Luxury. What that means is that all dining experiences, room service, snacks, and cocktails are included. What’s more, the mini bar, pool service, beach service, access to the fitness center, and gratuities are also part of the package. That means, no last minute shuffling, trying to find money to tip, carrying a credit card to the beach, or signing a bill after a day by the pool.
The spa, Secrets Spa by Pavonia, is world-class. They offer a treatment called Hydrotherapy. It is a multi-station experience where your body gets pampered by different water therapies. First, the feet get treated to a rock pool with bubbling cold water, then the lower back gets pampered with warm jets, then the feet again, upper back fountain, lower back waterfall, then full body bubbles, and finally the belly gets some love. Along with feeling great, the view is incredible.
For those who want some adventure, the resort can set you up with different excursions through Amstar (additional costs apply). These include boat rides to remote bays, coffee plantations, city tours, and much more.
A popular excursion is the boat ride to Maguey Bay, where guests can dine on the most wonderful Qaxacan seafood dishes, including baked shrimp in cheese, and fresh lobster at El Camaron Gigante.
Secrets Huatulco charges per room per night, the rate for two people starts at $366.