The most direct routes to paradise. Hacienda Petac Continental has direct flights from Hong Kong to Merida via Houston; Delta Air Lines flies direct via Atlanta; and Aero Mexicana flies direct via Miami; otherwise there are flights via Mexico City from almost anywhere. From here it's a 30-minute drive to the hacienda. Call 203 602 0300, or visit www.haciendapetac.com . A seven-night minimum stay with groups of 10 (double occupancy) costs HK$82,000 and groups of five (single occupancy) costs HK$65,400. Manohra Cruises Thai Airways and Cathay Pacific fly several times daily to Bangkok's new Suvarnabhumi Airport, then its an hour's drive to the Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa. Private charter costs HK$15,500 a night (plus 10 per cent service charge and 7 per cent tax) for a minimum of two nights. For more information call 66 2 477 0770, or visit www.manohracruises.com . Moonlight Head lodge Cathay Pacific flies daily to Melbourne then it's a two-and-a-half-hour drive to the lodge. Call 61 3 5237 5208, or visit www.moonlighthead.com . Rates start from HK$18,000 a night, minimum two-night stay. The lodge sleeps up to eight people. The One Hotel Angkor Thai Airways and Cathay Pacific fly several times daily to Bangkok and it's a 45-minute flight on Bangkok Airways to Siem Reap. The room rate is HK$1,950 a night. Call 855 12 246 912, or visit www.theonehotelangkor.com . The Rania Experience Cathay Pacific flies four times a week between Hong Kong and Colombo, Sri Lanka, then connect to Male on Emirates. From there it is a three-hour cruise or 30-minute flight to the island. Call 960 674 0555, or visit www.raniaexperience.com . It costs HK$93,400 for the first two people, with up to nine additional guests at HK$5,840 each.