These luxurious Starwood accommodations may seem far from any town or city, but they're actually quite close to the ruins of Uxmal, the Ruta Puuc, and even Mérida, which is just 45 minutes away. The converted henequen estate exudes luxury and grace with mahogany furnishings, carved wooden doors, intricate mosaic floors in tile and stone, and a general air of genteel sophistication. It's such a special place that you'll find pictures of former U.S. presidents who have
stayed here hanging in the library. The majestic grounds have tennis courts, a small chapel for weddings, and a spa where fresh aloe is used in place of massage oil (request a massage in the private cenote). The rooms have ceilings that are more than 20 feet high, marble tubs, armoires, twin hammocks, plunge pools, and comfortable high beds with piles of pillows. Modern lighting, iPod docks, Blu-ray players, and quiet, remote-controlled air-conditioning units add creature comforts to most rooms. Room #1 is decorated with antiques from the original hacienda, and even has a telescope you can use to watch the stars. Bike use is available. You can also catch a ride to two nearby cenotes in a donkey-pulled trolley.