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Coolest sexiest holiday revealed

[February 13th 2009]

After extensive research the coolest, sexiest holiday on the planet has been named.

According to newly launched Escapism Travel Magazine, the best holiday you can take this year is at Azulik, an “eco-chic hideaway” on the Caribbean coast in Mexico.

A team of travel journalists and luxury experts spent six years visiting more than 500 resorts and lodges in over 100 countries to find the best in contemporary travel experiences.

The contenders were scored according to their romantic ambience and location, visual appearance, authenticity, eco-friendliness, barefoot luxury and integration with nature. Escapism magazine says the winner, Azulik, offers "the most blissed out, most intimate, most timeless and most paradaisical experience anywhere".

It may be too late to book at Azulik for this Valentine’s Day, but there’s always next year. "You won't find a more romantic and sensual place to stay this Valentine's Day or after. Azulik is the ideal place to bring out your romantic inner-soul. It's eco-chic and situated on a wildly beautiful, virginal coastline,” comments Escapism publisher, Nigel Browning.

“Attention to detail has been considered in every design aspect employed at the hideaway: there are heart-shaped tables, billowing white cotton day-beds, isolated cabañas and outdoor bath-tubs where lovers can soak whilst watching the sun go down,” Browning continues.

The 15 cliff-top cabañas at Azulik have an intimate terrace with sea views, an indoor bath carved out of a tree trunk, private steps to a white sandy beach, and no distractions from a telephone, TV or other mod con.

A 30 minute stroll along the beach from Azulik are the magnificent Temples of Tulum. "Tulum itself is endowed with beautiful beaches, archaeological sites, natural pools called cenotes worn into the rock where you can swim and a rich, cultural heritage,” says Nic Havers who helped write the Escapism article.

Alternatively, a short bicycle ride away is Sian Ka'an Biosphere, a protected coastal reserve where 300 species of birds, jaguar, leatherback turtles and West Indian manatees can be seen on deserted, Robinson Crusoe type beaches.

Written by: Nick Purdom

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