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Aug. 14th, 2009

Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort & Spa

Extraordinary Events
Offering some of the most breathtaking backdrops imaginable, Casa Dorada is an ideal locale for an unforgettable event or wedding. The attentive and knowledgeable staff will attend to every detail and provide unsurpassed event services -- from gourmet catering, decorations and flowers to professional photography and live entertainment. Whether it is a cocktail party or reception that takes place in B Lounge, on the pool deck or 12 Tribes restaurant terrace, or a full scale wedding held in one of the stylish event function rooms or at the resort's private beach club, a personal or business event at Casa Dorada will undoubtedly exceed expectations.

Package Privileges
As most resorts do, Casa Dorada offers various vacation packages. Recent promotions include a "golf package" and an uber-luxurious "land and sea" package. The golf package starts at $1,782 for three nights and is inclusive of taxes and gratuity. The package includes an ocean view Junior Suite accommodation for three nights, daily buffet breakfast at Maydãn Restaurant for two, one round of Golf at Cabo Real Golf Course, two special golf massages, 3-day car rental (insurance and gasoline not included), free access to the fully equipped fitness center and complimentary use of the sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi at the Saltwater Spa, and late check-out. Other packages currently available include the "girl's getaway," "honeymoon," "romance" and "Wild Canyon adventure."

Casa Dorada's most extravagant "land and sea" package offers the ultimate luxury experience for six people. Depending on travel dates, the package starts at $18,102 inclusive of taxes and gratuity. Guests will enjoy a world-class crewed yacht where each guest's every need and want is impeccably attended to down to the smallest detail. Cruise at your own pace, enjoy the fishing, diving or snorkeling, or simply relax in pampered comfort on the yacht of your dreams. The package also includes four nights in a spacious Casa Dorada luxury two bedroom suite, daily buffet breakfast, live bait and fishing license, and snorkel equipment. Available activities at an extra charge include all-inclusive meals and beverages for up to six people at $1,750, motorized water activities, and diving at $80 per person.

Whether you visit Casa Dorada for a full-scale family vacation as I did, a business function, special event, girl's getaway or a romantic weekend for two, this resplendent resort is sure to foster "suite dreams" and an abundance of fond memories that will last a lifetime.

For more information about Casa Dorada, please visit

===============Hat's Off to Mexicana Airlines===============

For this trip to and from Cabo San Lucas my family flew Mexicana Airlines, and the experience was so pleasant I wanted to share it with my Luxe List readers. Offering a wide range of flight options to Los Cabos among other destinations, Mexicana Airlines is considered to be the leading transportation company between Mexico and the United States. And with good reason, as on my recent trip it was particularly noteworthy how efficiently the airline was run and how pleasant, personable and professional the staff are -- from the ticket agents at the check-in desk to the pilot and flight attendants. Our arrival and departing flights left on time, and both of the aircrafts that we flew on were very clean and well maintained. The seats were also decidedly comfortable for our two-plus hour flights, during which beverages and a boxed lunch was served on the way up, hot penne pasta or chicken and rice options on the return.

With a modern fleet of Airbus planes, Mexicana is said to have the best maintenance base in Latin America. The airline has been recognized multiple times by the World Travel Awards as having the Best Business Class in Mexico and Latin America, in addition to being awarded as the leading airline for ten consecutive years. Mexicana has also been recognized as having the best airline Web site in the region. Through its Elite, Business, and Tourist classes, Mexicana prides itself on the high standard of its passenger services, exceptional in-flight fare, and high levels of customer satisfaction -- all of which was apparent on my recent trip to Los Cabos.

The Elite class in particular offers innovative gourmet meals while Mexicana's sommelier, Sandra Fernández from Tierra de Vinos, has developed an exclusive wine list for the benefit of the airline's more discerning passengers. The Elite class also provides exceptional entertainment selections, a bar, and luxurious seating. The airline offers a number of all-inclusive packages with resort partners like Casa Dorada to make vacation planning even more convenient. Mexicana also has numerous code share agreements with leading international airlines, giving passengers the benefit of accumulating and redeeming air miles, a wider range of connection possibilities and flight schedules, and access to numerous executive lounges.

Visit for more information or to book a flight of your own.


- Merilee Kern
JustLuxé.com's "The Luxe List" Executive Review Editor

The Luxe List product, service and travel review editor Merilee Kern scours the luxury marketplace for new and captivating "musts." Submissions are accepted via e-mail at View all of Merilee's Luxe List articles from here (scroll to page bottom).
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