Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta: A Travelista Review

A gorgeous bird's eye view of Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta

A gorgeous bird’s eye view of Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta

By: Travelista Lisa (@travelistalisa – Twitter)

Hi all – This past weekend, I had the opportunity to visit Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta! This was my first time traveling to the beautiful destination of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, I highly recommend that you stay at this incredible beach-front resort. This adults-only paradise is perfect for those who want to experience a high level of luxury and top-notch service. Secrets Vallarta Bay offers eight gourmet dining options, numerous bars and lounges serving up unlimited premium drinks, a rejuvenating spa with a hydrotherapy circuit and treatment rooms, refreshing pools and so much more. Check out some of these photos I took during my visit:

The beautiful Rendezvous lobby bar!

The Rendezvous lobby bar, graced with chic, contemporary decor

A suite at Secrets Vallarta Bay, boasting romantic, contemporary decor, luxurious amenities and beautiful views!

A suite at Secrets Vallarta Bay, boasting romantic decor, luxurious amenities and ocean views

Hydrotherapy circuit at Secrets Spa by Pevonia

Hydrotherapy circuit at Secrets Spa by Pevonia

Grilled sea bass with a Champignon sauce, overtop a bed of quinoa risotto at Bordeaux French restaurant

Grilled sea bass with a Champignon sauce, overtop a bed of quinoa risotto at Bordeaux French restaurant

A view of the infinity pool with sparkling lights from Oceana seafood restaurant

A view of the infinity pool at dusk with sparkling lights

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Sunset Champagne Party at Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta

Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta is perfectly situated on the west coast of Mexico, the ideal spot to watch a romantic sunset over the Pacific Ocean. On the balcony of the open air lobby, Secrets Vallarta Bay treated their guests to an extra special Sunset Champagne Party. The champagne flowed to the live tunes of a solo saxophonist, providing the soothing, romantic ambiance for such an unforgettable sunset. Magical, isn’t it?


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Real Weddings at Secrets St. James Montego Bay Resort & Spa

This week, we are fortunate enough to catch a glimpse into a real wedding that was recently held at Secrets St. James Montego Bay through the skilled lens of photographer, Joel Finnigen. Newlyweds Christa and Balaram celebrated their special occasion at Secrets St. James while surrounded by family and close friends. Below are just a few photos from the couple’s big day. Thank you to Joel for sharing his photographs with us! To view more photos of the wedding visit Joel’s website.

Love what you see? Book your wedding and honeymoon to Secrets Resorts & Spas today!

The duo shares a seaside smooch after the ceremony.

The duo shares a seaside smooch after the ceremony.

Balaram and the groomsmen pose in perfect formation in front of the resort!

Balaram and the groomsmen pose in perfect formation in front of the resort!

Christa spends a special moment with the ladies before heading to the beach for the ceremony.

Christa spends a special moment with the ladies before heading to the beach for the ceremony.

Yet another spectacular sunset at Secrets St. James marks the end of the perfect day for Christa and Balaram.

Yet another spectacular sunset at Secrets St. James marks the end of the perfect day for Christa and Balaram.

Secrets Resorts & Spas Celebrates Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride held on the anniversary of the Mexican town of Puebla’s victory over French forces way back in 1862.  We love having any opportunity to celebrate our Mexican heritage and pride, so we decided this was a great reason to throw a party at all of our Mexican Secrets Resorts & Spas locations!

Happy Cinco de Mayo from Secrets Resorts & Spas!

Happy Cinco de Mayo from Secrets Resorts & Spas!

We spent the day immersed in all things Mexican.  After playing games and dancing all day long, we enjoyed an evening with exceptional performances of traditional Mexican dancing.  We also had donkey rides and were serenaded by some very talented Mariachi bands!  Each resort also had a delicious feast of food, including Mexican favorites.  We would like to thank all of our guests that stayed with us during Cinco de Mayo – this was the best celebration we’ve had yet!

Plan you 2014 Mexican vacation today and celebrate with us next year on Cinco de Mayo!

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A Meet and Greet with Rafael Nadal

Talk about a celebrity meeting! Ken M. and Teresa F., the lucky winners of a 3-night stay for two plus a meet and greet with tennis superstar Rafael Nadal at Secrets Aura Cozumel, were with us last weekend for their trip! Throughout the weekend, Ken and Teresa took advantage of the numerous activities at the resort, but they had a very special Monday night. They joined Nadal at Oceana Restaurant, where they met the gracious tennis player, chatted with him and had their pictures taken. What an amazing experience!

View the photos of Ken, Teresa and Rafael Nadal below!


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Win a 5-Night Stay at Secrets Vallarta Bay During Puerto Vallarta Gourmet Festival

Secrets Vallarta Bay PuertoVallarta is offering a package for guests so enjoy the internationally recognized 18th Annual Puerto Vallarta Gourmet Festival!  The gastronomical event is coming to Puerto Vallarta November 8 – 18, 2012! 

To celebrate, we’re offering a special Gourmet Festival Package, where you can enjoy a complimentary 3-course meal prepared by one of the 27 participating chefs. Hurry- package is only available until October 15th

Plus, enter our Facebook Sweepstakes to win an exclusive 5-night stay Unlimited-Luxury® and receive the Gourmet Festival Package! Enter before October 2nd for your chance to win!

A Real Wedding at Secrets Capri

Weddings, weddings and more weddings! We simply cannot get enough of all the happy couples that say their “I Do’s” with us at Secrets Resorts! Today, we wanted to share a post from Kendall of Sex and the Suburb, who recently got married at Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun.


I have never really been the wedding-type girl. The one who grows up planning this big, elaborate fairytale wedding that would end up costing more than most people make in a year. I never had dreams of the perfect dress and the over-the-top cake, because well that’s just not me.

Part of my reluctance, or I guess more correctly my lack of caring about weddings, was because my parents aren’t married and never have been. They sealed the deal before I was born, even if it wasn’t legal. I know that isn’t the traditional way, and may seem a bit taboo to some people, but my parents are still together and happy, which is sadly more than many married couples.

So when my husband proposed – to which I said yes whole heartedly – I knew I was eventually going to have to do what I had so little desire to do, plan my wedding. At this point, a little part of me was wishing my husband-to-be would turn groomzilla and plan the whole thing; however, he couldn’t be less that guy.

 So after a little procrastinating, we decided that in order for us to fully enjoy our engagement and our wedding that a small destination wedding was the right choice for us.

We ending up deciding on Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun in Mexico and I couldn’t have been happier. In my experience, destination weddings and this particular resort took all the pressure of wedding planning off. It was what I had always wanted, but I just hadn’t known it all these years. From the food and the decor, to the photographer it is one stop shopping and they accommodate any special requests you have. Say it with me – Free wedding planner.

When it came to the big day, we were able to celebrate with our family and friends without having to worry about a thing. We laughed, we cried, we partied and everyone left having a great time.

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Secrets Marquis Los Cabos Hosts Five World Leaders

Secrets Marquis Los Cabos recently hosted five of the 19 delegates attending the important G-20 Summit, which took place in Los Cabos, Mexico between June 18 and 19, 2012. The G-20 Summit is the biannual meeting that brings together government leaders from 20 major economies to address matters pertaining to the international financial system.

The world leaders who chose Secrets Marquis “Casitas” villas for their visit included: President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil, President Mariano Rajoy of Spain, President François Hollande of France, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda of Japan and President Jacob Zuma of South Africa. Upon arrival, the delegates and their teams were personally welcomed by the Secrets Marquis General Manager Miguel Torres.

The G-20 Summit is a prestigious international forum and we fully understand the significance of being chosen amongst a select group of hotels to host some of the most important leaders in the world. To co-host this event, especially in its first foray in a Latin American country, validates the quality of the brand’s Unlimited-Luxury® concept, the high-end service and value we uphold, the exceptional standards we keep, and our position as one of the top resorts in the destination.

Take a look below for some of the photos of the world leaders that were captured at Secrets Marquis.

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of Argentina

President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil

President François Hollande of France

President Mariano Rajoy of Spain

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa

Win an Unlimited-Luxury® Getaway to Huatulco

There are so many reasons to love Huatulco, home of Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa and Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa!

Here are our top 5 reasons to love Huautulco:

  1. You can experience Unlimited-Luxury® and unimaginable beauty at the adults-only Secrets Huatulco set on the Pacific coast of Oaxaca.
  2. Dreams Huatulco brings Unlimited-Luxury® to families, couples and friends in a sanctuary surrounded by golden beaches and sapphire waters.
  3. The destination was awarded the Green Globe International Certification for being a sustainable tourist destination.
  4. There are 9 beautiful bays, protected ecological parks and extraordinary fauna and flora in the region.
  5. No need to worry about rain! Huatulco boasts 340+ days of sunshine a year.

Now, we want to hear from you! Enter our Why Huatulco Facebook Sweepstakes for a chance to win a 5-night Unlimited-Luxury® stay at Secrets Huatulco or Dreams Huatulco. Upload a photo or video and leave a comment telling us why you want to visit our properties in Huatulco. Then share with your friends to increase your chances of winning. The entry with the most votes will win!

Click here to enter. Good luck!

Hot Hot Hot: Sizzling Summer Savings

Enjoy an Unlimited-Luxury® stay at Secrets Resorts & Spas with our hottest offer yet; Hot, Hot, Hot Sizzling Summer Savings. Hurry and reserve your vacation getaway because our hot offer ends July 31.   Enjoy 40% off and up to $400 in resort coupons for use towards spa treatments, fine wine and romantic dining.

In addition to Hot, Hot, Hot we’re offering guests an opportunity to Suiten Up Your Stay! Upgrade to the next available room category during your stay starting from $99 per person for a 7-night stay.  

Plus, there is another way to experience Unlimited-Luxury® vacation at Secrets Resorts & Spas! Try your luck with our Sizzling Summer Sweepstakes on our facebook pages! Visit your favorite Secrets Resorts & Spas’ facebook page and click on the sweepstakes tap on the top of the page to enter. You could be the lucky recipient of a free 3-night Unlimited-Luxury® stay for two at Secrets Resorts & Spas. Share with friends for more opportunities to win – the more entries we get the more stays we give! At every 500 entries we’ll make one fan a winner…it could be you!

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