Cooking with Lauren K. from The Rachael Ray Show at Secrets The Vine

Secrets The Vine Cancun recently had the pleasure of welcoming culinary star Lauren Kudlawiec to our resort! Lauren was named runner-up in the Great American Cookbook Competition on “The Rachael Ray Show,” where all five finalists were given a culinary vacation to Secrets The Vine. We were more than happy to put together a cooking class for Lauren on authentic Mexican cuisine with Secrets The Vine’s Chef Erick and she also learned about wine pairing with our head Sommelier.

According to a post about her trip on Lauren’s blog, LaurenKCooking.com, “Our trip was SO MUCH FUN! We ate LOADS of 5 star food, as you can see from some of the pictures below… To all of you Rachael Ray Cookbook Contest Finalists (Fanny, Mary, Linyette and Brent) who have this great adventure ahead of you, you will absolutely love this trip. For anyone looking for an upscale, luxurious all-inclusive vacation spot, Secrets The Vine is a great choice!”

If you’re looking for a tropical vacation fit for true foodies, we would love to welcome you to Secrets The Vine Cancun!

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Lauren learns the art of authentic Mexican cuisine at Secrets The Vine Cancun.

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Having fun while learning about Mexican cuisine at Secrets The Vine Cancun!

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Chef Erick offers cooking tips at Secrets The Vine Cancun.

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Lauren also received a lesson in wine pairing at Secrets The Vine Cancun!

Seafood trio with veggie pasta salad from Sea Salt

Seafood trio with veggie pasta salad from Sea Salt at Secrets The Vine Cancun. Photo credit: Lauren Kudlawiec

Mexico Ministry of Tourism honors Secrets

Secrets Resorts & Spas always aim to be the best. It’s a great perk when we’re honored with awards! The Mexico Ministry of Tourism is one organization that likes show some love to those who deserve it and luckily Secrets was on that list! Check out the resorts that got top honors then head to Facebook and Twitter to offer your congratulations!

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Secrets Marquis Los Cabos was awarded the Distintivo “H” Award! This award honors achievement in cuisine while also keeping high standards for food safety and cleanliness.

 

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Secrets Marquis Los Cabos

 

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Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta and Secrets Huatulco Resport & Spa were awarded the Distintivo “S” Award. This is a green award, given to those who make the environment a priority. Specifically the development of tourism projects involving environmental programs, eco-practices and self-sustainability.

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Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta

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Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa

Secrets Team Members Give Back to Community at Jamaican School

At Secrets Resorts & Spas, our focus is on creating luxury vacation experiences for all of our valued guests. However, we also feel it is incredibly important  to look for opportunities to enrich the local communities around us that make our resort locations so special. As part of the ongoing Community Outreach Programs at Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay and Secrets St. James Montego Bay, our dedicated resort staff recently visited the Granville All-Age School in St. James where they read to the children, sang with them, helped with arts & crafts, fed them lunch and simply just took the time to talk with them.

The program was part of Granville’s annual Summer Arts Workshop, a unique model for addressing the educational needs of children in this under-served community of Jamaica. The school is partnered locally with the Fairfield Theatre, National Youth Service and the University of West Indies-Western Jamaica campus. So far 85 children are registered; the highest turn-out since this program began in 2011.  We’re proud to call these employees our own and to make a difference in the lives of all these wonderful children that they had the opportunity to meet at Granville!

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Events at Secrets The Vine Cancun!

At Secrets Resorts & Spas, we always have something going on. From the everyday relaxation you’ve come to expect, to the events the Entertainment Team brings to life to celebrate any and all holidays. For example, we have quite the night planned Tuesday when Secrets The Vine Cancun turns two years old! But that doesn’t mean we wait for a holiday or special occasion to do something special. At Secrets The Vine Cancun, this week is the perfect example, with even more events you’ll want to hear about!

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First try something new and start your Wednesday right with our Spa Party featuring the luxurious skin care line D’vine! Meet us at The Vine Lounge Terrace at 9:30 a.m. to try some new products and get serious about relaxing on your vacation.

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Click here and get a full look at the gourmet menu to be served!

Second, bring your appetite and your wine palette when wine maker Julio Pérez del Rio visits and bring his expertise and plenty of Santa Carolina wine. Join us on Thursday, August 21st at 8:00 pm at Nebbiolo Restaurant for this delectable evening. Enjoy a full four-course meal with expertly paired wines for every bite. For guests, there is an additional cost of $44 USD.

Both events are only the beginning! Check our events calendar to see what else we have in store and check out our special offers. Find the perfect time to plan your escape and visit us!

Happy Birthday to Secrets The Vine!

sevcu 2nd anniversario 2014If you know Secrets Resorts & Spas, you know that we love any and all reasons to celebrate. No occasion is too small for us! But sometimes an event comes along that really deserves notice. Something like the birthday of Secrets The Vine Cancun!

On Tuesday, August 19th Secrets The Vine turns two! To celebrate, a Mexican Fiesta is planned that will surely be remembered for years to come.

A big thank you and congratulations to all the people who make Secrets The Vine so special. Thank you to the staff members that bring Unlimited-Luxury® to life every day. And an even bigger thank you to all our guests, we wouldn’t have gotten here without you!

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What do you get the luxurious tropical resort that has everything? How about a big ‘happy birthday’ on Facebook or Twitter?

Sweets and Treats Bachelorette Party at Secrets Capri

It’s no secret that Secrets Resorts & Spas hosts stunning wedding ceremonies and receptions, but did you know that Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun also offers entertaining bachelorette parties? You and your bridesmaids can celebrate your special day with a VIP Girls, Sweets & Treats Bachelorette Party before your wedding! Indulge in delicious desserts and share memorable laughs with the ladies that matter most in your life, all while enjoying the VIP treatments of the magnificent Secrets Spa by Pevonia. Allow us to help you enjoy a big just-girls outing to relax and celebrate before your big day!

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Are you ready for an unforgettable bachelorette party? Allow us to help you create the perfect day; contact our on-site wedding coordinator at weddings.secrc@secretsresorts.com to start planning yours today!

Secrets Resorts Recognized with AAA Diamond Awards

Secrets Resorts & Spas have been recognized for excellence once again. AAA Diamond Awards are awarded to hotels who excel in multiple categories, from cleanliness and safety, to the quality of the rooms and the restaurants. Check out below to see which of your favorite spots was honored!

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Congratulations to Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun for being awarded the AAA Five Diamond Award!

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Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun

Congratulations to the following resorts for being awarded the AAA Four Diamond Award; Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun, Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa, Secrets Marquis Los Cabos, Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun, Secrets St. James Montego Bay, Secrets The Vine Cancun, Secrets Vallarta Bay Puero Vallarta, and Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay.

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Top row: Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun, Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa, Secrets Marquis Los Cabos, Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun. Bottom row: Secrets St. James Montego Bay, Secrets The Vine Cancun, Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta, Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay