If you follow the Secrets Instagram account, you’re in for a treat! Throughout the month of April, we’ll be celebrating “Ready to Wed” with weekly Instagram Takeovers by our favorite resort wedding photographers! Check our Instagram daily for stunning images of real weddings at Secrets Resorts & Spas. Our first Instagram Takeover is from the fabulous folks at Del Sol Photography! Here is a little taste from a recent wedding at Secrets the Vine Cancun!
If you’re “Ready to Wed,” book your destination wedding at select Secrets Resorts between April 1, 2014 and October 31, 2014 to receive a $500 resort credit to use toward special touches that will make your wedding truly unique. Hurry… this offer ends April 30, 2014!
Today on the blog we’re delighted to share some kind words we received from our winner of the Secrets the Vine Food & Wine Festival Sweeps, Jill Connor. Jill’s grand prize included a 4-night stay at Secrets The Vine Cancun, air credit, tickets for two to the Cancún-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival and Gala and VIP Access to “The Future of Cuisine” with Chef Daniel Boulud. Here are a few excerpts from Jill’s review and photos from this year’s spectacular Food & Wine Festival.
“Well, it has been almost a week since I returned from your wonderful resort. First of all, I cannot thank you enough for allowing us to stay at your magnificent resort for four nights. Our experience was beyond expectations. Amy and I did not have an experience that wasn’t fantastic. Your staff was marvelous from beginning to end. Honestly, it didn’t matter what the interaction, what their position, time of day, your staff represents your company and this hotel remarkably.”
“Oliver was our beach server the majority of the time we were there. How he was able to remember our names after just a couple of hours the day before was remarkable. He was fun and was always upbeat and made the afternoons on the beach spectacular.”
“Upon our arrival, we were told we were receiving a complimentary upgrade to a junior suite. The room was spectacular! Absolutely beautiful in and of itself, the view was amazing and everything about the room was so relaxing. I think the balcony is almost as big as my front porch! Every restaurant was magnificent…truly. We did not have an experience where we didn’t think the food was amazing.”
Thanks for your support, Jill! We can’t wait to welcome you back to Secrets The Vine and hope to see all of you at next year’s Cancún-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival!
Looking to have an amazing destination wedding that your guests will never stop talking about? Well, when you hold your destination wedding at select Secrets Resorts & Spas between the dates of April 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014 you’ll receive a $500 resort credit to use toward special touches that will make your wedding truly unique! Plus, if you book 10 rooms or more for a minimum of 3-nights the wedding couple stays free! So if your newly engaged and looking to have a breathtaking destination wedding then book your wedding from March 1 – April 30, 2014. Wondering what to do with your resort credit? Here are some ideas to get you started…
Bonfire on the beach
A bonfire on the beach is a unique twist for a welcome party! Roast s’mores by the fire along with an open bar serving top shelf spirits, delicious bites and add a D.J or an acoustic musician to set the mood for an amazing evening.
A Tequila Tasting Party is a great icebreaker to help with introductions. Enjoy the many flavors of Mexico by trying infused tequila at a guided tequila tasting. Check with your wedding coordinator for availability.
Day after Brunch
It’s the day after the wedding and the party hasn’t stopped! Let your guests know how much you appreciate them coming to your wedding with a farewell brunch. Book a personal masseuse from the onsite Secrets Spa by Pevonia, to give your guests relaxing 10 minute massages – much needed after a full night of partying! Enjoy delicious food and mimosas as your guests talk about their favorite parts of the wedding!
Looking for a vacation that’s equal parts fun, romance and relaxation? Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa is the place for you! This video made by cute couple Kristin and Shadi, recent guests at Secrets Huatulco, says it all. Thanks Kristin and Shadi for capturing all your vacation memories in such a creative way, we can’t wait to have you back someday soon for a return-trip!
Some lucky vacationers got to celebrate St. Patty’s Day in a big way at Secrets Resorts & Spas! The festivities had everyone feeling Irish as guests joined in the fun of themed games and entertainment throughout the day and way in to the night. There was even green beer flowing to keep everybody in proper Irish spirits!
We’re always celebrating here at Secrets Resorts & Spas during holidays, sporting events, award shows and so much more! Daytime activities, nightly entertainment and buffets full of delicious gourmet treats? We have them! See how we’re celebrating here during April:
4/20 – Easter Sunday
The Easter bunny will be making an appearance, and there will be activities & games all day long (some properties may have guests decorate Easter eggs)! Gourmet buffets with champagne and an evening of elegant entertainment will be in store, as well as big screen movies on the beach.
Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa
Secrets St. James Montego Bay
4/22 – Earth Day
We’ll be celebrating mother nature on this fine day. Activities centered around environmental awareness will be happening all day long, such as tree planting, a trash clean-up on the beach and even a session of serene yoga. Lectures will also be held throughout the day to educate guests on how to maintain a socially responsible lifestyle.
Secrets Marquis Los Cabos
Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta
All April long, guests at select properties can enjoy the Hamburger Festival! A menu full of 10 delicious gourmet burgers will be in store with fresh ingredients (is your mouth watering yet?). Between now and April 1st, build YOUR perfect burger and earn a chance to win a 3-night stay at one of our gorgeous properties! Enter to win now - also stay connected with us on social media and visit our Special Events Calendars!
Hey, Mon! Have you tried our Jamaican Smile? This fruity concoction is one of our most popular drinks at Secrets St. James Montego Bay, and now you can make it right at home! Get that blender going, sit back, sip, and imagine you’re lounging next to the Caribbean Sea.
Congratulations to Secrets Marquis Los Cabos Head Chef Thierry Dufour, who was recently honored by Vatel Club Mexico with a special tribute dinner for his outstanding culinary achievements!
Chef Thierry Dufour grew up in France where he began his gastronomical training. He moved to Mexico at the age of 26 and continued his career under the guidance of chefs Jean Berthelot and Philippe Seguin. Throughout his career he has earned a number of recognitions and successes for his culinary excellence. For these reasons, and more, Vatel Club Mexico — a non-profit organization of culinary professionals — chose our very own Chef Thierry Dufour for this honor!
Secrets Marquis Los Cabos is thrilled to have such a talented chef at the resort. Congratulations Chef Thierry Dufour!
Secrets Resorts & Spas celebrated Hollywood’s biggest night in style! Each year we give our guests the chance to feel like A-listers themselves with a fabulous Oscar party, complete with red carpet photo ops and an outdoor screening of the awards. Check out some photos from the celebrations at Secrets Puerto Los Cabos and Secrets the Vine Cancun below. If this looks like fun to you, book your stay with Secrets Resorts & Spas today and you too could feel like a true vacation VIP!