Combining elegant interiors with award winning architecture, this beautiful 7-bedroom estate includes a superb staff of 23 who have mastered the art of personalized care. Spend a week exploring the ancient wonders of the Mundo Maya or simply relax as a package of on-site inclusions bring the cultural highlights of the Yucatan to your door. Hacienda Petac also has a private spa and exercise facility available exclusively for our guests. And, with every delicious meal included, your family will personally discover the many reasons travel writers and guests are calling Hacienda Petac "the Best of the Best."
My partner of five years and i decided to leave the cold and damp NYC winter behind us and fly from Newark through Houston to this beautiful city in the Yucatan state called Merida. Not far from Merida, with its open air markets and palatial homes lay our destination--Hacienda Petac. As we entered through the front gates of this beautifully restored Hacienda, we were greeted by our hostess, the lovely Colleen, and her staff, with an exotic and healthy cocktail. We realized that we had come to the right place! It's difficult to put into words the perfection and beauty that are the daily workings of the Hacienda Petac. From exquisite yet simple meals with the finest wines, to service that is not only impeccable - but executed with a smiling sweetness and gentleness that must be part of the native Mayan DNA, we were enchanted! We have never felt so pampered. Our high ceilinged, very spacious room- always lovingly adorned with native flora -was a far cry from noisy Manhattan and we slept better than we ever had. When we finished our long walks, we swam, used the exercise room and/or the jacuzzi (complete with margaritas and the best guacamole we've ever had) and then after dinner played pool, scrabble or our favorite, Scattergory! The game room is HUGE with a wonderful sound system and we were served the most delicious and soporific after dinner drinks there, after which we fell into a deep and restorative sleep. Larry and I had spoken about getting married but never got around to it. The night before we were to say goodbye to this magical place, Colleen was able to bring to the Hacienda four official shamans who, amidst insense and bougainvillea, under the Mayan moon, performed our marriage ceremony. It was a spur of the moment, spiritual connection to each other but also to the beauty and purity of our five days in what i can only call the magical kingdom that is the Hacienda Petac.
At the Hacienda:
Spa, Yoga and Exercise Pavilion, Media Room
Mayan Ruins of Uxmal,Chichen Itza, Dzbilchaltun
Beaches of Gulf Coast: Progreso,Celestun