Cooking with Lauren K. from The Rachael Ray Show at Secrets The Vine

Secrets The Vine Cancun recently had the pleasure of welcoming culinary star Lauren Kudlawiec to our resort! Lauren was named runner-up in the Great American Cookbook Competition on “The Rachael Ray Show,” where all five finalists were given a culinary vacation to Secrets The Vine. We were more than happy to put together a cooking class for Lauren on authentic Mexican cuisine with Secrets The Vine’s Chef Erick and she also learned about wine pairing with our head Sommelier.

According to a post about her trip on Lauren’s blog, LaurenKCooking.com, “Our trip was SO MUCH FUN! We ate LOADS of 5 star food, as you can see from some of the pictures below… To all of you Rachael Ray Cookbook Contest Finalists (Fanny, Mary, Linyette and Brent) who have this great adventure ahead of you, you will absolutely love this trip. For anyone looking for an upscale, luxurious all-inclusive vacation spot, Secrets The Vine is a great choice!”

If you’re looking for a tropical vacation fit for true foodies, we would love to welcome you to Secrets The Vine Cancun!

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Lauren learns the art of authentic Mexican cuisine at Secrets The Vine Cancun.

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Having fun while learning about Mexican cuisine at Secrets The Vine Cancun!

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Chef Erick offers cooking tips at Secrets The Vine Cancun.

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Lauren also received a lesson in wine pairing at Secrets The Vine Cancun!

Seafood trio with veggie pasta salad from Sea Salt

Seafood trio with veggie pasta salad from Sea Salt at Secrets The Vine Cancun. Photo credit: Lauren Kudlawiec

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!

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.

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!

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!

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!

 

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!