Enchanted in Mexico
Mahekal Beach Resort, which is said to take its name from a Mayan word that translates to “pure and clean,” is a collection of 100 thatched-roof palapas along the Gulf of Mexico near Playa del Carmen. The structures range in size, view, amenities and layouts with such options as two-level casitas, treehouses, beach houses and penthouses. Some have their own plunge pools. The interiors feature traditional Mexican decor by local artisans, such as silk rebozos (long, flat shawls) from the state of Michoacán and pottery from Oaxaca. Regional items populate the menu at the resort’s four restaurants. Conde Nast Traveler readers voted it the No. 11 resort in Mexico.
High-Def to Go
Looking to make a bigger statement with that PowerPoint? Want to make “Game of Thrones” fill the entire wall of your living room? Enter the Piqs TT Virtual Touch Portable Projector, which has a three-hour battery life. The projector is $549 on Amazon.com. You can also add a small stand for $29.99 or a floor stand for $99.99.
Act Like a Billionaire
Renting a house for the summer is so last year. YachtLife of Fort Lauderdale has an app that allows users to charter more than 1,000 yachts in places that include South Florida, New York, the Hamptons, Mykonos and St-Tropez. Prices for yachts in Fort Lauderdale range from $1,700 for a 44-foot Sea Ray for a half-day to $10,000 for a 97-foot Feretti for a full day. YachtLife also has a membership club that offers discounts for a $1,000 initiation fee and $2,500 membership fee.