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!

Endless Activities at Secrets Marquis Los Cabos

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Located near the tip of the Baja peninsula between the tranquil desert and the Sea of Cortes, Secrets Marquis Los Cabos features a dream combination of a gorgeous location, elegant accommodations and, best of all, a variety of unlimited fun, activities & entertainment. Our exclusive Entertainment Team understands that every guest is unique and goes above and beyond to offer endless activities for all to enjoy!

 

Be Active: Fitness and adventure lovers can work out in our state-of-the-art fitness center or take advantage of our daily yoga, stretching, boot camp and water aerobics classes. To add a little competitive edge, get a team together for beach or water volleyball, football on the beach and our archery & ping pong tournaments.

The glistening pool at Secrets Marquis Los Cabos at sunset

The glistening pool at Secrets Marquis Los Cabos truly stuns at sunset

Unwind: Guests looking to escape the stress of everyday life can enjoy unlimited premium drinks while lounging by one of our three pools or on our expansive, private beach. Elect a day of your stay with us and treat yourself to a visit at our magnificent Secrets Spa by Pevonia. Spanning over 15,000 square feet, your experience will allow you to treat your mind, body and soul with dozens of pampering choices.

Bask in the tranquility of our Spa by Pevonia

Bask in the tranquility of our Spa by Pevonia

Try Something New: Vacation is all about trying new things, right? Learn something new and try our gourmet cooking classes, exotic dance lessons and peaceful massage classes.  Take your next adventure to the ocean for deep sea fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving lessons. Or discover your new favorite drink poolside with our wine, beer and tequila tasting events!

Shake your groove thang! Dancing is one of the most fun ways to stay active. You won't even realize you're exercising!

Shake your groove thang! Dancing is one of the most fun ways to stay active. You won’t even realize you’re exercising!

Enjoy Nightlife: From day to night, the fun never ends! Our Entertainment Team provides everything from weekly theme parties, nightly shows & live music to movies under the stars.

If you can believe it, these are just a few of the many happenings at Secrets Marquis Los Cabos. How would you like to Tee Up or Tune Down at Secrets Marquis Los Cabos? If you’re a spa enthusiast looking to enjoy an indulgent massage or a golfer looking to hit the green, we have a deal for you! When you stay now through December 22, 2014, you’ll have the choice of either a 50 minute massage or a round of golf at Cabo Real Golf Club, Club Campestre San Jose or Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club. Click here to learn more and discover all that Secrets Marquis Los Cabos has to offer!

 

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.

Wedding Wednesday: Destination Wedding at Secrets Maroma Beach

It’s one of our favorite days at Secrets Resorts & Spas–Wedding Wednesday! For a shot of wedding inspiration, check out these incredible photos from our friends at Del Sol Photography of Paulette and Andy’s picture-perfect destination wedding at Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun. It doesn’t get any better than this! Congratulations to a beautiful couple, we couldn’t feel more lucky that we get to help make dreams like this come true! Are you considering a destination wedding like this? Find your perfect resort here!

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There are many unique photo opportunities for couples at Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun. Get creative for great results!

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Bride Paulette shows off some serious moves on the dance floor!

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Don’t take your big day too seriously! Be yourself, and have some fun!

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At Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, we think happy brides are the prettiest brides!

 

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo at Secrets Maroma Beach

At Secrets Resorts & Spas, we never pass up an opportunity to celebrate! There’s no better reason to party than Cinco de Mayo – especially when you’re lucky enough to actually be in Mexico! Guests at Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa celebrated all day and long in to the night and were even treated to some traditional Mexican dancing. Check out the photos below to see why you should book your next escape to Secrets Resorts & Spas, where there’s never a dull moment!

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Beyond Going Green: Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa

Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa takes pride in its environmental and social responsibilities and initiatives that go above and beyond the everyday “going green” practices. Recently, Secrets Huatulco was recognized for its “United Efforts with the Community” in the Rainforest Alliance’s Exemplary Practices for Sustainable Tourism publication.

The publication highlights two particular resort efforts in which Secrets Huatulco worked closely with the surrounding community and other organizations to truly make a difference.

Secrets Huatulco collaborated with organizations from the community of Santa Cruz Huatulco to tackle the problem of electronic waste with “Reciclon.” This recycling event allowed families and small businesses to safely dispose of their electronic equipment. The resort collected  and recycled a total of 365 electronic items, weighing over nine tons!

In addition, Secrets Huatulco held a drive to collect footwear for local residents who were lacking this necessity. The resort received donations from guests and other community members. Staff of Secrets Huatulco later created pop-up “shops” where the shoes were delivered to those in need.

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Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa is Rainforest Alliance Verified™ resort located in Huatulco, Mexico, a destination which has received the EarthCheck Certified Gold Certificate for its sustainable environmental practices.

Plan a Golf Getaway to Cancun or Riviera Maya with Secrets Resorts & Spas

Calling all golfers: considering a vacation to Mexico? Guests at select Secrets Resorts & Spas can hit the links at world-class courses each day of their stay, sans greens fees.

Guests staying at Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun and Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun can receive complimentary greens fees at the renowned Grand Coral Rivera Maya course.  This magnificent 18-hole, 7,043-yard golf course was designed by PGA champion and golf-course designer, Nick Price, and offers golf pros and amateurs alike an enjoyable round, just steps away from the breathtaking Caribbean Sea.

Guests staying at Secrets The Vine Cancun can also enjoy complimentary greens fees at Playa Mujeres Golf Club, an 18-hole Greg Norman signature course offering strategically placed holes and fabulous views amongst the natural flora and fauna.

Reserve a tee time online or with the resort concierge.  Can’t wait to see you on the green!

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