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!

Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa

This is what paradise looks like at Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa.

Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun

If you’re only hitting the beach during the day, you’re missing half the fun at Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun!

Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun

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.

Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Resort & Spa

Bringing the bar straight to you at Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort.

Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

Are you ready for your tropical escape to Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana?

Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay

Vibrant colors make Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay a perfect Jamaican holiday.

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!

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.

My Time in Huatulco: Part 1

By: @TravelistaKelli

I recently spent 4 action-packed days and nights in the Mexican Pacific destination of Huatulco, home to the newest resort situated on the Conejos Bay, Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa.

It’s extremely rare that I get to visit a destination in Mexico that I have never visited so I was thrilled for the brand new experiences and to learn about the area’s resorts, food, people, culture and activities.

Base of a Pyramid at the Site

Walking through Copalita Eco Archaeological Park

Because I don’t want to spill all of the details of my time in Huatulco in one post, I’ll be giving it you in a few parts. Here’s part 1…

The first full day of my trip was unfortunately spent getting wet…it was pouring! Perhaps it was the aftermath of Hurricane Ernesto or just sheer bad luck, but no one was raining on my parade.

First, I visited the Copalita Eco-Archaeological Park. The park and museum just opened in 2010 and are in pristine condition. The museum showcases the evidence of human occupation that dates back 2000 years and was important to the development of the settlements on the Mexican Pacific. The actual grounds of the park are neatly organized and easy to walk, featuring pyramid bases and a ball court. During my visit a new tomb was just discovered by the archaeologists whom never stop excavating the area.

 

Interior of Church

Church of La Crucecita

Following was an impromptu trip to the town of La Crucecita, located only 15 minutes from Secrets Huatulco. First was a stop at the church of La Crucecita, a beautiful church honoring the Virgen of Guadalupe, the patron virgin of Mexico. The largest painting of her in the world, by Jose del Signo, adorns the ceiling in this small church.

Sabor de Oaxaca Restaurant

 

Next stop, the town’s square. La Crucecita is full of local restaurants and shops that makes this town and Huatulco such a cultural hot spot. The mission was the find the best tamales in Oaxaca… and they were found at The Taste of Oaxaca, or El Sabor de Oaxaca.

Mmmmm Tamales and Mole

Chapulines

The restaurant, located right in the heart of town, served true Mexican tamales accompanied by the most authentically delicious mole sauce that I have ever had the pleasure of eating…cold beers and Agua Fresca were a must as well.

Lots of Mescal

Then a sampling of the region’s claim to fame, chapulines, known to most as… grasshoppers! This local favorite food is served a variety of ways. I dined on them with chips, mole and Oaxaca cheese. Then washed the dish down with mescal, an alcoholic drink obtained from the distillation of the agave plant, which basically tastes like tequila with a smokey flavor.The tastes of the town were fantastic ways to conclude my first day in Huatulco. More from Huatulco to come, stay tuned!And for more on Huatulco and our other luxury resort destinations, follow me on Twitter @TravelistaKelli

Wordless Wednesday: Getting Married in Jamaica

Jamaica provides the most scenic backdrops for any bride’s big day. Just ask photographer, Kjrsten Madsen, who recently visited Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay and captured beautiful shots of a truly eventful wedding. 

When the bride wanted a small and intimate yet romantic wedding, there was no better place for her and her loved ones to celebrate than Secrets Wild Orchid.

Kjrsten captured the days leading up to the ceremony as well as after the wedding day as to not miss a magical moment.

This bride learned that a wedding celebration doesn’t have to be just one day and  that Secrets Wild Orchid can offer many days filled with love, food, drink, sun, laughing and who could forget… AMAZING VIEWS!

For more details of the bride and groom’s wedding event, the Style Me Pretty article and Kjrsten’s full photo shoot, click here!

Warm Welcomes from Secrets in Jamaica

Here at Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay and Secrets St. James Montego Bay we love welcoming our guests the best way we know how- with warm and friendly smiles, refreshing towels and welcome cocktails, of course!

And when large groups visit our resorts, we make our welcome larger than life!

Last month, we hosted the Harvey Building Product Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of high quality building products, at Secrets Wild Orchid and Secrets St. James for 6 nights.

The group enjoyed accommodations in a total of 111 of our rooms and suites. During their stay, we pulled out all of the stops – with beach volleyball tournaments, various private dinner parties and receptions and because the timing was perfect, a massive Super Bowl Party in our St. James Ballroom.

Wordless Wednesday: The Latest from Puerto Vallarta

Exactly what you’ve been waiting for… proof of the splendor that is Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta! See you this April!

 

Gorgeous beach at Secrets Vallarta Bay

The terrace at Oceana offers picture-perfect views

Exterior view of the guest rooms at Secrets Vallarta Bay