Celebrate Mexican Independence Day

In the early morning of September 16th 1810 a church bell in Dolores, Guanajuato rang out, gathering all the towns’ people. A priest named Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla wanted to gather the people of Mexico to rise against the Spanish crown. It took another 11 years for Mexico to gain independence but this event, known as the Grito de Dolores, was the spark that began it all.

Today the biggest celebration happens in Mexico City where at 11 p.m. on the night of the 15th the President steps out on to the balcony of the National Palace overlooking a massive crowd in the decorated courtyard. There he rings a similar bell to the one once used by Hidalgo and comments on the historical Heroes of Mexico ending with an enthusiastic “Viva Mexico!”

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Dancers bring color and life to Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun!

At Secrets Resorts & Spas, we will be celebrating with an explosion of Mexican culture. Experience real Mariachi music, authentic Mexican cuisine, traditional Mexican-style games and activities and to top it all off the beautiful color and life that only a celebration from the passionate people of Mexico could accomplish. Talk to your concierge for all the details.

Head to Facebook & Twitter and send a hearty “Viva Mexico!” to your favorite resort!

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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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

 

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!

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!

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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

 

Happy Foodie Friday!

Empanadas at Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta, shaved scallops at Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay and chocolate croissants at Secrets The Vine Cancun.

Crispy empanadas at Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta, delicate shaved scallops at Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay and buttery chocolate croissants at Secrets The Vine Cancun.

Eating at Secrets Resorts & Spas is about so much more than just filling hungry bellies. We like to think of dining here as an unforgettable experience for all the senses and a highlight of your stay. When you dine at Secrets Resorts & Spas, you will be treated to an expansive array of international cuisine at our á la carte gourmet restaurants, where reservations are never required and your Unlimited-Luxury® privileges include all meals!

Guests are treated to fresh seafood and traditional Mexican cuisine right on the beach at Secrets Aura Cozumel!

Guests are treated to freshly caught seafood and traditional Mexican cuisine right on the beach at Secrets Aura Cozumel!

No matter what food mood you’re in, there’s something tasty waiting for you at Secrets Resorts & Spas. Whether you just want to grab a mouthwatering burger by the beach or enjoy an elegant sit-down meal, we’ve got you covered! Our talented chefs are always following their culinary inspiration to create new flavors for our guests to feast on. Follow your inner foodie! Book a stay at Secrets Resorts & Spas for the time of your life. Your taste buds will thank you!

We do snacking right at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana.

We do snacking right at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana.

Find Your Perfect Secrets Resort

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On this Travel Tuesday, are you in the process of trying to decide where to take your next vacation? With 13 resort properties spread out through Mexico and the Caribbean, Secrets Resorts & Spas has something for everyone. With so many tantalizing options, however, how does one decide which resort is right for them? If you’re torn between locations or doing some theoretical vacation planning, check out the Secrets Resorts & Spas Resort Finder!

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The Resort Finder takes your geographical location, length of stay, preferred atmosphere and what’s important to you in a vacation in to account to discover your perfect Secrets Resort & Spa. For example, do you prefer a quiet, intimate property with pristine beaches and cozy hideaways where privacy is prioritized or a lively, entertaining atmosphere filled with live music and dancing? Do you like to spend your vacation time on the beach, shopping, relaxing in the spa, or exploring the local culture? Whatever your preferences may be, there’s Secrets Resort & Spa for you! Click here to discover your ideal vacation!