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Last Updated: Wednesday, 1 December, 2004, 13:52 GMT
Mexican resort's $8.7m mini-break
Jack Nicklaus
The mini-break includes a round or two with Jack Nicklaus
A Mexican resort has come up with an offer to tempt the most extravagant holiday-maker - a three-night stay with private jet and golf, for a mere $8.7m (4.5m).

The Marquis Los Cabos hotel in Baja California says it has already had a handful of inquiries about the deal.

It includes the services of a Michelin-starred chef and the chance to play a round of golf with star Jack Nicklaus.

But the hefty price tag only pays for one couple and perhaps their children to stay, the hotel manager said.

Migrating whales

Speaking to the BBC, Los Cabos' general manager Ella Messerli said the holiday was worth the cost because it offered guests a "unique experience".

"We put them on the golf course, close it down and bring in Jack Nicklaus to play a complete round of golf, or as many as you want with him," she said.

We need six months to prepare this unique experience
Hotel general manager Ella Messerli

A private concert by rock guitarist Santana would round off the day, she said.

Those who plump for the deal will be picked up by private jet wherever they are in the world and flown to the resort.

The jet will remain at their disposal for the whole three days, allowing them to spot whales migrating from Alaska in winter, Ms Messerli said.

The presidential suite, with butler, would normally cost $2,800 (1,460) a night, according to the hotel's website.




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