NileGuide Expert Says:
Probably Acapulco's prize location here on Punta Diamante, and with villas on stilts and cliff-side views to match. Good getaway for the well-heeled who do not care much for downtown Acapulco as a destination but like the climate.
Blvd. Cabo Marqués Lote1, Punta Diamante, Acapulco de Juárez, Guerrero, México
01 744 434 0100
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NileGuide Expert tip:
Watch out for hidden extra costs. For example, the website boasts a mere 20-minute drive from the airport, but charges a mandatory 85-dollar airport shuttle service. Also note that "some guestroom categories do not have complimentary access to all property facilities."
Acapulco's historic role as the hub of Mexico's trade with Asia comes subtly to life at Banyan Tree Cabo Marques, a luxurious hideaway that combines Asian design aesthetics with an awe-inducing coastal setting. Forty-six private villas raised on stilts hover over Punta Diamante's cliffs and feature panoramic views of Puerto Marques, the small bay tucked between Acapulco's Golden and Diamond Zones. Traditional and contemporary Mexican artworks are highlighted throughout the spacious, verdant compound. Relaxation is mandatory – indulge in an authentic Thai massage while resting in one of the spa's glass pavilions overlooking the Pacific or in the private treatment room of the most exclusive accommodation, the Spa Pool Villa. Wherever you stay at this smashing resort, select in-villa dining at least once: a personal chef prepares your meal tableside on the terrace. During the day, lounge around the cliff-top infinity pool and enjoy a fine lunch from El Nao restaurant.
Tel (Toll-Free, Mexico): 01 800 226 92 62
Tel (Toll-Free, US/Canada): 1 800 591 0439
Payment: Visa, Amex, MasterCard, Cash.
Check in: 3:00 pm
Check out: 12:00 pm
Services: accommodations, four restaurants, room service, bar, shuttle, transportation, spa, gym, free Wifi, luggage storage, parking, linens included, 24-hour hot water, wake-up call, laundry service, 24-hour hot water, AC, lounge/common area, meeting facilities, gift shop, library, outdoor pool