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!

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!

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.

The “Vacation Couple” Visits Secrets Aura Cozumel

We all know that all our Secrets Resorts & Spas offer stunning settings for couples to enjoy their time together while also taking advantage of amazing Unlimited-Luxury® privileges. Secrets Aura Cozumel is, of course, no exception!

Follow Kristin and Shadi, AKA the Vacation Couple, during their recent stay at Secrets Aura. Makes you want to grab your guy or girl for a romantic Cozumel getaway, too, doesn’t it? We thought so. Enjoy the video!

 

Go ahead, book your stay at Secrets Aura Cozumel today — we know you want to! Click Here.

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Secrets Aura Cozumel

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!

“Read Across Jamaica Day” project at the Chetwood Primary School

Offering excellent service to our valued guests is not all Secrets Resorts & Spas is about. A wonderful team of our Spanish-speaking staff members from Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay celebrated “Read Across Jamaica Day” with students at the nearby Chetwood Primary School. The children learned more Spanish and were also very appreciative of the gifts and supplies donated by Secrets Wild Orchid guests. We’d like to give a huge thank you to all guests who have contributed to our Community Enhancement Program, though all those smiling faces say so much more than we ever could!

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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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