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See the Sunrise Over the Ocean in Mexico

Head to Mexico for sun, surf and swings—on the course that is.

MEXICO, Caribbean Coast

Finest Resorts has several luxury properties within the Caribbean, including Finest Playa Mujeres, Cancun, Mexico. Located on a pristine beach just north of Cancun proper, Playa Mujeres and its surrounding areas offer plenty of opportunities for exploration and recreational sports and activities. In addition to golf at the nearby Playa Mujeres Golf Club, the resort offers zip-lining, nightlife, swimming in the clear waters of cenotes (natural swimming holes), scuba diving in cenotes or in the Caribbean Sea, fishing, horseback riding and sailing to nearby islands.

Close by is the Playa Mujeres Golf Club where you can tee off on the signature golf course designed by Greg Norman. This is 7,218 yards of wickedly clever and highly enjoyable challenges brought about not only by the subtlety of the design but also the prevailing sea breeze.

There are challenges aplenty, as you head toward the finish. The 17th hole is a 597-yard par 5 with a water hazard on the right. The experts’ advice is to “choose your shots smartly, stay away from trouble right of the green and you’re on your way home.”

Finest Playa Murjeres is currently promoting its luxury resort with a 43-percent-off rates-and-suites deal for those making early vacation bookings for 2020, which has to be an opportunity not to be missed. Finest Playa Mujeres also has another attractive book-now bundle offer—this package comes as a Flight + Hotel deal and includes up to 55 percent off on your next stay at Finest Playa Mujeres.

Also within the Playa Mujeres region is Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa, an Unlimited-Luxury Resort that welcomes guests to an elevated clubhouse with spectacular views of the ocean. The clubhouse is just steps away from some of the resort’s gourmet restaurants, fitness center and spa.

The constant trade wind is a warm ocean breeze that makes open spaces within the resort very enjoyable; these open spaces include the main pool section, an area that’s also enhanced by some of the region’s flowers and birds.

For those choosing Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort for a golf vacation, there’s the option of an Unlimited Golf Week package at the nearby Playa Mujeres Golf Course. This is an all-you-can-play-in-7-days package deal. For this deal, the current low-season rates are $490, rising to $525 during high season.

On Mexico’s northeastern Yucatán Peninsula is the Riviera Maya—little more than four hours by plane from New York or around 2½ hours from Dallas. A favorite venue is the Riviera Maya Golf Club with its Robert Trent Jones Jr. 18-hole, 72-par course. The club is integrated with the Bahía Princípe Hotels & Resorts complex.

This article first appeared in the PGA TOUR December 2019-May 2020 issue, which can be read here.

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