Secrets Vallarta Bay Welcomes Their First Guests

After what seemed like a lifetime of anticipation, Secrets Resorts & Spas have finally hit the golden beaches of Puerto Vallarta; we couldn’t be more excited…and the resort couldn’t be more beautiful!

A weekend of exciting events, including an inauguration by Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón, marked the introduction of Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta into the Secrets family and the destination.  This 271 all-suite, all ocean view vision welcomes adults-only to the gorgeous beaches of the Pacific coast.

The entire Secrets Vallarta Bay staff took pride in welcoming our first guests, Tristan and Amoy Walker on April 1st, 2012.

Mr. and Mrs. Walker pose with the Secrets Vallarta Bay staff as they are welcomed as the first guests!

In store for the happy couple are Unlimited-Luxury® privileges like 24-hour concierge and room services, multiple gourmet, a la carte restaurants and lounges serving premium beverages as well as endless day and evening activities and access to our indulging Secrets Spa by Pevonia and fitness facilities.

We look forward to welcoming many more guests in the future to the hottest resort to hit Puerto Vallarta!

Take a look at more photos of Secrets Vallarta Bay.

Performance by Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses

You never know who’s going to pop up at Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun!

The energy drink brand, MONSTER, recently visited the property as part of an incentives trip. A very special member of the group included Duff McKagan, former bassist of Guns N’ Roses.

Secrets Silversands Entertainment Manager, Duff’s guests and Duff pose for a picture.

And he sure knew how to put on a show for our guests! The band performed as part of the Monster incentives group, but all of our guests were invited to enjoy the show. Our very own Mariachi band “Voces de la Tierre”  was even invited on stage to perform a rendition of the song “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” with him, which was a hit!

The crowd absolutely went crazy over the amazing performance. Check it out for yourself here!

We love surprises like these at Secrets Silversands!

Dine-In With Romantic Room Service

By now you’ve heard about Secrets Resorts & Spas romantic dinners on the beach.  But, we know that when you’re on vacation sometimes it’s a hassel to leave the comfots of your amenity-filled, spacious suite.  

When going out is not your preference, order a special room service breakfast and dine-in with your loved one! With 24-hour room service as part of your Unlimited-Luxury® experience you can spend as much time as you please on your balcony, living area or overlooking your private swim-out suite.

Check out this video teaser of a couple enjoying a private breakfast in their Junior Suite Swim Out room at Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun.

Experience Puerto Morelos Music Festival This Weekend

Guests staying at Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun this weekend will get the chance to experience the 7th annual Puerto Morelos Music Festival or as the locals know it “Festival de Musica”! Tonight kicks off the last three nights of the exciting music festival that features local artists. Last weekend was the first half of the 2012 festival and the second half of this festival will be held on February 2nd, 3rd and 4th from 6:30pm to 10:00pm.

This is a free event and no tickets are needed. Guests can enjoy a variety of music including reggae, rock, blues, Latin, jazz performed by local and visiting musicians. Guests can also watch a performance of the traditional Mexican folklore ballet.

Puerto Morelos is a quiet fisherman’s village nearby the resort.   The festival is held in the town square each year and it is a great occasion where families, couples, friends and even pets will enjoy!  Taste local flavors such as “marquesitas”, popular snack in the Yucatan Peninsula that is similar to a waffle crepe filled with Edam cheese and sweets, Yummy! Guests can also get the chance to shop for local arts and crafts and other souvenirs to take home!

Check out photos captured last weekend from the first half of this fun festival. This information was compiled from Zuko Garcia’s experience at the festival last weekend. Zuko is an E-Concierge at Secrets Silversands. Photos were also taken by Zuko.

Bands Perform for Vibrant Crowd

Taste Marquesitas, Local Specialties

New Resort Opening Soon In Puerto Vallarta

The secret is out…we are opening a brand-new resort this spring.  Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta will bring adults-only Unlimited-Luxury® to the region for the first time and we can’t wait. As we prepare for the opening of the resort learn about the charming Mexican city we call home.

Before you take a short five-minute cab ride to downtown Puerto Vallarta immerse yourself in the local culture right at our resort. From authentic Mexican artwork and traditional menu options to interactions with our friendly staff, Secrets Vallarta Bay will allow you to experience this fabulous town firsthand. ‘Like’ our facebook page and take a photo tour of the resort.

Puerto Vallarta was once named La Ciudad Mas Amigable en el Mundo, or friendliest city in the world, a name that it continues to live it up to even today. Puerto Vallarta features open-air cafés, chic boutiques and modern art galleries lining the famous seaside boardwalk also know as the ‘El Malecon’.

This quaint town is surrounded by the gorgeous natural beauty of the San Madre Mountains, lush jungles and Bahía de Banderas, which serves as Puerto Vallarta’s aquatic playground. It begins where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, forming one of the largest bays in the world and the largest in Mexico. The mountains and jungles offer a wealth of land-based adventures, from canopy tours to cultural exploration of the Huichol. When the sun goes down, the fun continues at Puerto Vallarta’s vast array of nightclubs.

 Book your stay at Secrets Vallarta Bay today with a special introductory rate starting at only $188  per person.  We look forward to welcoming you this spring!

View of Downtown Puerto Vallarta

A Real Wedding at Secrets Maroma Beach

We can’t get enough of the awesome destination weddings held at Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun . It’s such an honor to be a part of the biggest day of a couple’s life and we were thrilled to see Kate and Cam’s romantic Mexican destination wedding come to life before our eyes. Talented photographer Elizabeth Medina was there to capture every minute, and we’re happy to share the gorgeous photos of this fairytale wedding with you below. Enjoy!

Wanderlust & Lipstick: Win a Trip to Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa!

Do you love to travel and have a knack for writing? If so, we have the perfect contest for you! Our friends at Wanderlust & Lipstick are holding a travel writing contest for women for a chance to win one week stay for two at the all new Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa!

To enter, simply visit Wanderlust & Lipstick and submit your entry by December 31, 2011.

Travel stories can be in any of the following categories and must be between 800 and 2,500 words:

  • Adventure
  • Food & Drink
  • Off the Beaten Path
  • Spiritual

Once submissions have closed, professionals from the world of travel writing will decide the top story in each category as well as the grand prize winner. 

The lucky winner will be able to appreciate one of our newest Secrets Resorts & Spas! Secrets Huatulco is situated at the foothills of the coastline of Conejos Bay with golden sand beaches and natural rock formations.  399 ocean front suites make it an ideal destination to experience an adults-only Unlimited-Luxury® vacation! Huatulco, Mexico is recognized as a Green Global Certification for their commitment to the environment.

Be sure to visit Wanderlust & Lipstick’s website to enter today. Here’s a hint: you can submit stories in all four categories. Good luck!

Hamburger Festival: A Delicious Secret That Must Be Shared!

This month Secrets Resorts & Spas presents Hamburger Festival to its guests in the Riviera Maya region. The select resorts will be serving up 10 different mouthwatering hamburgers. There is truly something for everyone’s taste buds! Hamburger Festival takes your ordinary burger and transforms it into a flavorful sandwich unlike no other.

 Enjoy one of these masterpieces at a variety of different restaurants. The menu features burgers with lots of flavor featuring a wide variety of cheeses including brie, Gouda, gorgonzola, mozzarella and more. 

These special hamburgers each have a fun name reminding you that this is not your boring burger with just lettuce, tomatoes and onions. There is even a hamburger named after our resorts’ Entertainment Director, Rod Ghar! Below is a list of all of the options on the Hamburger Festival Menu. Hamburger Festival ends November 30th. Read the descriptions to decide which one you want to sink your teeth into when you are staying at Secrets Resorts & Spas in the Riviera Maya. Enjoy!

AMLander

Cheddar Cheese, Sautéed Onions, Frisse Lettuce, Dijon Mustard, Smoked Ham

 La Bohemian

Gouda Cheese, Fried Prosciutto, Sliced Turkey, Pesto Mayonnaise, Spinach

La Madame

Brie Cheese, Apple Butter, Dijon Mustard, Tomato and Spinach

The Couch Potato

Blue Cheese, Potato Chips, Smoked Peppered Pork, Sautéed Onions, Garlic, Mayonnaise

The Cowboy

Swiss Cheese, Flank Steak, Sautéed Wild Mushrooms, Rosemary, Bacon, Garlic Aioli, Lettuce

The Greek

Gorganzola Cheese, Sundried Tomatoes, Olives, Bacon, Red Onions, Arugula, Garlic, Mayonnaise

The Havana

Emmenthal Cheese, Ham, Roasted Pork Shoulder, Pickles, Yellow Mustard

The Virgin

Provolone Cheese, Pickled Jaleapenos, Pepperoncini, Bacon, Ketchup, Fresh Dill

Al Capone

Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Pepperoni, Sautéed Mushrooms, Pizza Sauce, Sautéed Onions

The Rod Ghar

Gruyere Cheese, Caramelized Onions, Bacon, Fried Onion Rings, Garlic, Mayonnaise

Honeymoon Photoshoot at Secrets Maroma Beach

With our reputation as one of the most romantic resorts in the world, it’s no wonder why so many newlyweds choose to honeymoon at Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun! The pure beauty of our property coupled with our attentive service, gourmet dining and romantic ambiance make for a picture perfect getaway with your loved one.

So just what can you expect when you stay at our resort? Take a look at these BEYOND gorgeous pictures from a honeymoon photoshoot at Secrets Maroma Beach! Our resort provided the stunning backdrop for these breathtaking images, taken by Troy Grover Photography and styled by Grey Likes Weddings.

Tell us…what are you most looking forward to when you visit our resort?

Win a Free Trip to Secrets Marquis Los Cabos

To celebrate the opening of Secrets Marquis Los Cabos, situated where the tranquil desert meets the untamed waters of the Pacific Ocean, we’re giving away a 5-night Unlimited-Luxury® stay at our resort + airfare for two! Enter the Share Your Memories Photo Contest for a chance to win! 

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Like Secrets Marquis Los Cabos on Facebook.
  2. Share your memories. Submit a photo showcasing a special memory in your life — such as the vision of a beautiful sunset, the excitement of falling in love or time spent with family and friends.
  3. Encourage friends to vote. The photo with the most votes wins, so spread the word to your friends so they can vote on your picture. Plus everyone who casts a vote in the contest is entered to win a 3-night stay at Secrets Marquis too!

The contest will run from October 24, 2011 – November 28, 2011 and the winners will be announced on November 30, 2011. Best of luck to everyone who enters the Share Your Memories Photo Contest by Secrets Marquis Los Cabos!

Can’t wait to visit? The first 50 people who sign-up for our contest will receive a promotion code for a $200 instant credit on new bookings! This promotion won’t last long, so sign-up today to take advantage of this special offer.