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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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

 

Special Events Spotlight: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is, of course, a time to be thankful. Thankful for your family, your health and everything we have in life. It’s a time to take a moment from your busy life and appreciate. Can you think of a better place to do that other than Secrets Resorts & Spas?

Join us for all the Thanksgiving treats you love in a much more tropical location!

First on our minds this Thanksgiving will be how thankful we are for all we have. Second on our minds? Food! Join us for all your favorites; turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and more! This bird is ready for the hungry guests of Secrets Marquis Los Cabos!

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A great part of spending Thanksgiving in paradise is the weather! No rain or cold for us, we’ll be outside with tons of games and activities on the beach and in the pool! Football anyone?! Or hang with the team at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana for some friendly competition!

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Keep your traditions alive with us! We’ll be watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade plus all the football you can handle. At Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun we really get into the spirit!

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There’s plenty of time to book your trip and share this special holiday with us. Be thankful for our special offers and book now!

Happy Beach Thursday!

It’s another beautiful Beach Thursday at Secrets Resorts & Spas! With the warm breeze blowing, ocean waves gently lapping against the sand and sunlight streaming down all around, we have just about everything–except you, of course! Check out some of our favorite recent Secrets beach photos and imagine yourself as part of these stunning scenes.

Luckily for you, there’s never been a better time to book your trip. With Free Fall, book by September 30th for travel now through December 24th and every 3rd night of your stay is on us, plus you’ll get up to $400 in resort coupons! You could be spending Beach Thursday at your home away from home sooner than you think!

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This is what paradise looks like at Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa.

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If you’re only hitting the beach during the day, you’re missing half the fun at Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun!

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At Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, love is simply strolling hand in hand with that special someone along one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Mexico.

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Bringing the bar straight to you at Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort.

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Are you ready for your tropical escape to Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana?

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Vibrant colors make Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay a perfect Jamaican holiday.

Real Honeymoons! Popular Lifestyle Blogger Shares Her Secrets Honeymoon

It’s no secret that the beautiful Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay is an incredible place to spend your first days as husband and wife together! That’s exactly what popular lifestyle and fashion blogger, Tracey of Just a Trace and her husband, Mark, did during their honeymoon stay in May! Check out real photos taken during their trip and Tracey’s thoughts about the resort.

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“View from our suite.”

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“Every day can pretty much be summed up in this picture: Lounging in the pool, sipping a Dirty Banana (basically a mixture of rum, Kahlua and a banana) and working on my tan.”

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“The resort had some fantastic restaurants. Our favourite was the Japanese hibachi restaurant. Along with the Japanese restaurant there was also a French, Italian, Mexican, Jamaican and Seafood restaurant.”

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“Mark captured this picture of me before one of our evening dinners. This is 100% unedited. Seriously, the backdrops here made for the best pictures #nofilter.”

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“Overall, it was the nicest resort I have ever been to. The service, food, entertainment and scenery made it the perfect honeymoon spot.”

For more about Tracey and Mark’s honeymoon experience at Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay, check out the full blog post, Honeymoon in Paradise.

Plan your romantic honeymoon stay at Secrets Resorts & Spas today!

Guest Blog Post: A Day in the Spa at Secrets Maroma Beach

Today on the blog we have the pleasure of featuring a guest blog post by the Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun e-concierge, Romina Pizzuti! Romina wrote about her fabulous and well-deserved spa day at the Secrets Maroma Spa by Pevonia. Read on to learn all about Romina’s spa experiences!

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Every detail is picture-perfect at the Secrets Maroma Spa by Pevonia.

“A lot of people talk about our resort–the beach, food, entertainment, staff, etc.and how great everything is during their stay. As employees that have the pleasure of interacting with guests on a daily basis, we are lucky to occasionally get the opportunity to try out some of the services offered ourselves!

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Our spa staff is always there to guide you through your day of pampering relaxation.

This was the time for me to try our Secrets Maroma Spa by Pevonia, and I wanted to experience the facilities the same way our guests do. When I arrived at the spa, I was immediately greeted by Martha and Carla (both of them with huge smiles on their faces), and guided to the Hydrotherapy Circuit. I learned that this type of treatment is good for relaxation and to maintain a person’s state of health. Hydrotherapy is also excellent for reducing or relieving sudden or long-lasting pain.

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Hydrotherapy can work wonders for every body!

After an hour of complete relaxation, the spa valet came to take me back so I could take a quick shower, where I treated myself to some of the Pevonia products they have there to sample. Next I was off to the Relaxation Room. She fixed me up a flavored tea and gave me a hot pillow for my neck (oh what a delight that was!).

Gabriela, the therapist, entered the room and asked me if I  was ready… Was I? Of course I was! She took me to a single cabin and began with a Swedish Massage. I must say, I have had that type of massage before, but her hands were extra soft! Everything was just perfect!

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Gabriela prepares for Romina’s massage treatments.

I felt the tension release as soon as she started the massage; working in an office all day can make your muscles a little stiff. She then explained to me how important it is for everyone to get massages for their health, the different types of massages and how they make recommendations depending on the client’s needs.  I am tempted to try the reflexology or aromatherapy massages next.

After she was done with my massage, it was time for my facial. She evaluated my skin and recommended an Elasto Firm Facial, which was very soothing and contains Marine Collagen and Marine Elastin to help with skin’s firming, toning and hydration.

Gabriela explained that Pevonia Botanica was the first company to develop a spa skincare line exclusively for elite spas and professional aestheticians and that the products are made of natural ingredients. They have a variety of products to offer and one of her favorites is the Intensifier Collagen & Myoxy Caviar.

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Everything is perfect from check-in to check-out!

After a gentle facial massage, my wonderful Spa Day was over. I left the Spa completely satisfied and relaxed; it actually put me in a different mood!

As I was walking out the door, I saw a bride getting ready for her big day. I asked her how she was feeling, and even though she was a little nervous, she mentioned that the staff helped calm her down. The staff members all have so much experience with brides and understand how important it is for everything to go perfectly. I complimented her hairdo, which was fabulous, and off I went.

Both receptionists stood up and asked me how my services were. They sincerely care about customer satisfaction. The first thing I said to them was that I’ll be back!”

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Friendly faces make the Spa by Pevonia feel like home.

If this sounds like heaven to you, be sure to book yourself at Spa Day at the Secrets Maroma Spa by Pevonia during your stay! We can’t wait to see you!

Special Events Spotlight: Halloween & Oktoberfest!

It’s coming! The leaves, the chill, the scarfs… Fall is only a few months away whether you’re ready or not. Before you run and stock up on rakes and hot cider we have another solution for you.  Secrets Resorts & Spas provide Unlimited-Luxury® year round and here is what we have planned this fall!

Halloween – October 31st

What’s spookier than a Secrets getaway full of romance and relaxation? Well, a lot of things but that doesn’t mean Halloween wouldn’t be the perfect time to visit! It’s fun all day for you and your loved one with pumpkin carving and  Halloween themes parties and events!  Make sure you pack a costume; we’ll dance the night away at a the Halloween ball, check out how Secrets Marquis Los Cabos celebrates!

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OKTOBERFEST IS BACK and the Secrets Entertainment Team is ready to celebration!  Join us all October long for bratwurst, pretzels with beer cheese and authentic deserts. Plus, we will have plenty of German beers on tap. The guests and staff love to get into the spirit as you can tell in these shots from Secrets Vallarta Bay (above) and Secrets The Vine (below). Stay tuned, we’ll have all the details soon!

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We can’t wait to welcome the fall with the Unlimited-Luxury® only Secrets Resorts & Spas can provide. Join us and book now!