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

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!

 

Popping the Question? Let us plan your big moment!

At Secrets Resorts & Spas, we know planning the perfect proposal can be stressful. The way you propose is a moment that will be forever etched in your partner’s mind and you want to make sure everything is just right. Luckily, Secrets The Vine Cancun is here to eliminate your stress with the introduction of our new “Pop the Question” Proposal Package! Including everything from romantic rose petals to a celebratory bottle of champagne, we have exactly what you need to plan the perfect moment. An expert on-site coordinator is also with you every step of the way to customize that big moment just how you imagined it to be. The full package includes:

  • Romantic rose petal/candle “path” decoration leading toward the proposal spot on the beach
  • “Will you marry me?” carved in the sand personalized with your fiancée’s name
  • 1 bottle of champagne
  • 1 rose flower bouquet for the future bride
  • 1 “Just Engaged!” door band
  • 10 Photos of the proposal

Check out the gorgeous photos below from a recent proposal at Secrets The Vine Cancun!

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Surprise your future fiancée with the destination proposal of their dreams at Secrets The Vine Cancun. Email our wedding coordinators at weddings.sevcu@secretsresorts.com for more details and to start planning your perfect proposal!

Fútbol Stars Unwind at Secrets Aura Cozumel

As most of our guests know, Secrets Resorts & Spas are the perfect place to play hard after working hard. From the decadent restaurants to the pool-side drink service, it’s all included. That’s why it isn’t surprising that two fútbol superstars decided to spend their vacation with us at Secrets Aura Cozumel!

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Asier Illarramendi with a friend (L) and Iker Muniaín (R) at Secrets Aura Cozumel.

Last week, Spanish footballers Asier Illarramendi and Iker Muniaín, friends and former teammates, visited Cozumel to relax in the sun during their off season. Illarramendi, currently a defensive midfielder with Real Madrid, and Muniaín, a left winger who plays for Athletic Bilbao, took advantage of tons of activities and adventures; from swimming with dolphins to a trip to the Punta Sur Ecological Park.

Both stars had a blast on and off the resort! Muniaín raved that “Cozumel is a beautiful island and the view from my room was spectacular.” Illarramendi enthused that his stay was “relaxing and enjoyable” and he will “definitely be returning to Secrets Aura Cozumel.”

We can’t wait for your return!

Check out some of our great deals, maybe it’s time for you to enjoy a getaway… You never know who might be in the beach chair next to you!

Bet on it at Secrets Resorts & Spas!

Just a few games of 2014 FIFA World Cup action left and at Secrets The Vine Cancun and Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun there is the opportunity for a little extra fun!

Our betting cabins are open for all World Cup matches and other sporting events throughout the year!  Come on in and place a bet and see if you are a big winner.  Plan your stay today and receive HOT HOT HOT deals for travel through December and never miss a minute of all the sports action!

Hours of Operation:

Secrets the Vine: 10am to 7pm
Secrets Silversands: 8am to 6:30pm

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The rules are available in English and Spanish in two boards just by the cabin. Guests are able to make bets in US Dollars or Mexican Pesos, every bet is paid in the same currency the bet was posted.

Secrets Resorts & Spas Celebrates Fourth of July

There was no shortage of the red, white and blue at this year’s Secrets Resorts & Spas 4th of July celebrations! We brought in Independence Day with bang.  From hot dog eating contests to rock ‘n roll concerts to free wheelin‘ superheroes, there was something going on for everyone at Secrets Resorts & Spas! Check out some photos of the celebrations below to see why you should be joining us next 4th of July!

The Statue of Liberty made a poolside appearance at Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun.

The Statue of Liberty made a poolside appearance at Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun.

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Everyone was rockin‘ and rollin‘ at Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun.

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Crazy costumed characters at Secrets Aura Cozumel!

Decked out in the red, white & blue at Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun!

Decked out in the red, white & blue at Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun!

The ladies of the Secrets The Vine Cancun Entertainment Team sizzled at their 4th of July blow-out!

The ladies at Secrets The Vine Cancun sizzled at this 4th of July blow-out!

 

TripAdvisor Honors Several Secrets Resorts & Spas

At Secrets Resorts & Spas, making your stay the best it can be is our business and we aim to pride you the ultimate luxury vacation experience.  Our friends at TripAdvisor  recently announced their 2014 award winners and we are excited to have made the list.

And we don’t want to forget to say THANK YOU to all of our guests for this honor!

TripAdvisor Awards

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Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun was named a Travelers’ Choice Award winner in three categories! Top 25 Hotels in Mexico (#20), Top 25 Romance Hotels in Mexico (#11) and Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Mexico (#22). The Traveler’s Choice awards are given based on traffic and content on TripAdvisor.

 

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Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun

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TripAdvisor awarded it’s Certificate of Excellence to Secrets Hualtuco Resort & Spa (for the third year), Secrets Vallarata Bay Puerto Vallarta (for the second year) and Secrets St. James Montego Bay (for the third year). This award is completely based on TripAdvisor reviews and comments, so thank you!

 

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Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta

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Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa

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Secrets St. James Montego Bay

 

LatinFlyer.com Reviews Secrets the Vine

Secrets The Vine Cancun recently had the pleasure of hosting travel writer Mark Chestnut, founder of LatinFlyer.com, a blog dedicated to travel in South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Mark described his stay in a recent post “Secrets The Vine — All-Inclusive Luxury for Adults in Cancun” and we’ve pulled some of our favorite quotes to share with you!

Enjoying the incredible view at Secrets The Vine Cancun! Photo credit: Mark Chestnut

Enjoying the incredible view at Secrets The Vine Cancun! Photo credit: Mark Chestnut

Mark begins by saying of his trip to Secrets The Vine: “It ended up being one of the best Cancun hotel experiences my husband and I have ever had. We liked it so much that I felt compelled to put together a list of the things that this hotel does right:

• The Design: Stylish and contemporary, but tasteful and subdued.
• The Greeting: The people in the lobby knew my name the minute I walked in the door.
• The Dining: Elegant, attractive, a-la-carte restaurants that serve fine cuisine — all included, and no reservations required.
• The Wristbands: Or rather, the lack thereof. Unlike most all-inclusive resorts, Secrets The Vine doesn’t require guests to wear wristbands, so there’s no uncomfortable plastic thing clinging to your wrist.”

He also found that Secrets The Vine is the perfect place for wine aficionados: “Secrets The Vine takes its wine-inspired name seriously. The hotel’s wine cellar has some 4,500 bottles, and daily wine tastings allow guests to learn more about wine from Mexico and other countries — including Argentina, Chile, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Australia, to name just a few.”

How we welcome our guests to Secrets The Vine Cancun. Photo credit: Mark Chestnut

How we welcome our guests to Secrets The Vine Cancun. Photo credit: Mark Chestnut

Mark enjoyed sampling our various culinary options: “One of our most elegant dinners at Secrets The Vine was at Bluewater Grill, where we savored expertly prepared steak; we also loved the flavors of Japan, China and Thailand that were served on the sophisticated menu at Dragons. I especially enjoyed the Thai chicken soup, made with coconut milk, lemon and cilantro, and the Mongolian pork with broccoli and water chestnuts.”

Bluewater Grill at Secrets The Vine Cancun. Photo credit: Mark Chestnut

Bluewater Grill at Secrets The Vine Cancun

And there was no trouble finding the perfect place to spend the day: “There are three large infinity pools at Secrets The Vine, making it easy to enjoy quiet time or a more festive ambiance, depending on your mood. The beach is beautiful and well-equipped with lounge chairs and umbrellas. After dark, you can watch a game in the sports bar, or sample cocktails at the Red Vine Piano Bar, an elegant venue where dancing isn’t uncommon later at night.”

The preferred club pool at Secrets The Vine Cancun. Photo credit: Mark Chestnut

The preferred club pool at Secrets The Vine Cancun

To read more about Mark’s fabulous stay at Secrets The Vine Cancun, click here. We hope to see you soon!

Fourth of July at Secrets Marquis Los Cabos

If you are heading to Secrets Resorts & Spas to celebrate this July 4th than you are in for a real treat!  The Secrets Resorts & Spa Entertainment Team will keep the party going all day long with various events and even fireworks at select properties!

Check out what is happening and the gorgeous Secrets Marquis Los Cabos this July 4th:

10:00 am :  Stretching Class

11:00 am : USA Picnic Celebration

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1:00 pm : Baja Bikers Festival

2:00 pm : Hot Dog Eating Competition

4:00 pm : Volleyball

7:00 pm : Dinner under the stars

8:00 pm : Live Music (Rock & Roll)

9:00 pm :  Fire Dancing Performances

10:00 pm : FIREWORKS

We hope to see you there!  Follow us on Twitter & Instagram  @SecretsResorts and share you favorite photos with #SecretsMarquis!

Five Things to Pack For Your Honeymoon!

Packing for your honeymoon can be easily overlooked in the midst of planning a wedding. To guarantee you don’t forget a thing, we compiled a list of essentials for your romantic getaway to Secrets Resorts & Spas!

Experience endless romance with a honeymoon at Secrets Resorts & Spas!

Experience endless romance with a honeymoon at Secrets Resorts & Spas!

1. Important Travel Documents: Probably one of the most obvious but often forgotten things to bring are important travel documents such as your passport, plane tickets, photo ID, currency and credit cards.  After all, without them, there would be no honeymoon! Also, it’s recommended to write down the details of your travel and accommodation including times, dates and directions to get to each place, along with contact details.

2. Medicine: Sometimes it takes your body some time to adjust to being in a new place and climate. Be prepared with medicines such as aspirin, remedies for any stomach upsets and allergy tablets. The last thing you want is to waste time on your honeymoon being sick so pack wisely and bring whatever normally works for you!

3. Capture the Moments: The honeymoon is your first trip together as a married couple and you’ll want to remember it! Be sure to pack a good digital camera, plus chargers/batteries, and a few memory cards, just in case. If you’re planning lots of water activities, it might be worth investing in an underwater camera to capture all of the fun!

4. Entertainment: Pack a variety of entertainment options such as an iPod or small game console for long days on the beach, relaxing in the room with your partner or the inevitable waits at the airport terminal. Also, stock up on some good reading material such as books, magazines and newspapers for when you need a little time for yourself.

5. Sun Protection: Sunscreen is the most important item to pack, because no one wants to deal with painful sunburn on their honeymoon. Avoid the shame of looking like a lobster and make sure to pack enough sunscreen for the entire duration of your honeymoon. Also, packing sunglasses and hats is another great way to keep your skin protected during your trip!

Now that you know exactly what to pack, what are you waiting for?! We have several different honeymoon packages available to suit your needs. Book your romantic honeymoon at Secrets Resorts & Spas today!

Fresh Catch of the Day at Secrets Aura Cozumel

Nothing says island living like fresh seafood and at Secrets Aura Cozumel, it couldn’t get any fresher! With our fresh catch program, every Thursday local Cozumel fisherman come to shore to deliver fresh fish which is later prepared in front of our guests right on the beach. A bell sounds to let guests know the fishermen are approaching and it’s time to get to the beach for a true tropical treat! Check out the photos below of our fresh catch of the day program and if you want to be a part of exciting experiences like this, book now to save up to 40% on your stay and receive up to $400 in resort coupons at Secrets Aura Cozumel! This summer saving is Hot, Hot, Hot!

Guests line up to sample fresh fish prepared right on the beach.

Guests line up to sample fresh fish prepared right on the beach.

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Local fisherman drop off their fresh catches for dinner!

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It doesn’t get any fresher than this! And check out that spectacular view!