A Rafa Nadal tennis centre is among features included at a $280 million flagship resort being opened by Spanish-owned Palladium Hotel Group in Mexico.

Two five-start hotels make up the complex north of Cancun which opens on February 18 – the 673-room family-friendly Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa and the 473-room adults-only TRS Coral Hotel.

Nadal, ranked number two in men’s singles tennis, is to co-host the official opening following a three-month soft launch period for the two hotels.

Tennis programmes developed by the Spanish champion and his technical team will be offered for all levels and ages across eight clay courts.

Linked facilities include a paddle court, gym, shop and a bar/cafe with TV screens.

Guests to the resort can use a system of canals and rivers to be transported around the properties by boat.

Many rooms include swim-up pools or hydro massage hot tubs on their private balconies.

Four swimming pools, including one for children, are included at Costa Mujeres together with nine restaurants.

An addition four á la carte restaurants are provided at the TRS Coral Hotel, butler service and an Ibiza-style beach club with infinity pool.