Reviews Secrets the Vine

Secrets The Vine Cancun recently had the pleasure of hosting travel writer Mark Chestnut, founder of, 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!

Secrets The Vine Food & Wine Festival-A recap from our Winner!

Today on the blog we’re delighted to share some kind words we received from our winner of the Secrets the Vine Food & Wine Festival Sweeps, Jill Connor. Jill’s grand prize included a 4-night stay at Secrets The Vine Cancun, air credit, tickets for two to the Cancún-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival and Gala and VIP Access to “The Future of Cuisine” with Chef Daniel Boulud. Here are a few excerpts from Jill’s review and photos from this year’s spectacular Food & Wine Festival.

“Well, it has been almost a week since I returned from your wonderful resort. First of all, I cannot thank you enough for allowing us to stay at your magnificent resort for four nights. Our experience was beyond expectations. Amy and I did not have an experience that wasn’t fantastic. Your staff was marvelous from beginning to end. Honestly, it didn’t matter what the interaction, what their position, time of day, your staff represents your company and this hotel remarkably.”

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“Oliver was our beach server the majority of the time we were there. How he was able to remember our names after just a couple of hours the day before was remarkable. He was fun and was always upbeat and made the afternoons on the beach spectacular.”

“Upon our arrival, we were told we were receiving a complimentary upgrade to a junior suite. The room was spectacular! Absolutely beautiful in and of itself, the view was amazing and everything about the room was so relaxing. I think the balcony is almost as big as my front porch! Every restaurant was magnificent…truly. We did not have an experience where we didn’t think the food was amazing.”

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Thanks for your support, Jill! We can’t wait to welcome you back to Secrets The Vine and hope to see all of you at next year’s Cancún-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival!

Celebrate Oktoberfest at Secrets Resorts & Spas

Gutentag, everyone! It’s time for fall at Secrets Resorts & Spas–and do you know what that means? AMR Oktoberfest! During the month of October, guests at resorts in the Mexico-Carribean region will enjoy traditional German fare that hearkens back to the great Oktoberfest in Europe. Our gourmet restaurants serve classic German cuisine like sausages and bratwurst, and each dining experience is complete with German folk music. And what would Oktoberfest be without some refreshing pints of beer?
Check out these photos of AMR Oktoberfest at Secrets The Vine Cancun.  Have you experienced Oktoberfest at one of our resorts? Share your pictures with us today with the hashtag #AMROKTOBERFEST!
Beers all around!

Beers all around!

Pretzels are only a small part of the delicious German cuisine served during AMR Oktoberfest.

Pretzels are only a small part of the delicious German cuisine served during AMR Oktoberfest.

Two of our guests enjoying a pint with the ladies of Oktoberfest!

Two of our guests enjoying a pint with the ladies of Oktoberfest!

German cuisine is highlighted throughout the entire month of October at Secrets Resorts & Spas.

German cuisine is highlighted throughout the entire month of October.

Guests can take part in beer sampling sessions during the festival!

Guests can take part in beer sampling sessions during the festival!

Visit us online today for more information on booking your stay!

Happy First Anniversary to Secrets The Vine Cancun!

A little over a year ago, the luxurious Secrets The Vine Cancun opened its doors to the public. Since then, we have provided countless guests with the Unlimited-Luxury® vacation experience of a lifetime. Our chic, contemporary adults-only haven combines the natural beauty of the Yucatan Peninsula with the elegance of a world-class resort.

At Secrets the Vine, recent guests were invited to take part in our special first anniversary celebration—complete with traditional Mariachi and dancing, a fancy dinner by the main pool and a grand champagne opening using the art of sabering. It was certainly a night to remember!

Want to help us ring in our second year as a resort? Visit us online and book your stay today!

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Blogger Review! Secrets The Vine Cancun

It’s always easy for us to share with you what we love about all of Secrets Resorts & Spas—although, we are a bit biased! Between the luxurious spas, pristine beaches and unique beach activities, you can easily lose yourself in the paradise that is Secrets Resorts & Spas.

So instead of taking our word for it, take a look at what popular travel blogger, Irene Levine, More Time to Travel, has to say about Secrets the Vine Cancun. In her glowing review about the resort, Irene cites several aspects that make Secrets the Vine stand out above the rest.

“One of the nicest things about a stay at Secrets The Vine is that guests pretty much know what their vacations will cost them from the time they book their rooms and airfare. They can place their wallets in their in-room
safe until checkout.”


“Wine plays a supporting role, too, in enhancing the flavors of the resort’s extensive culinary offerings. Much like the specialty restaurants popular on cruise ships, guests can choose from eight dining options, with open seating that allows them to dine when they wish.”


“On a typical day, singles and couples choose from yoga instruction on a grassy area beside the pool; bocce ball or beach volleyball; water aerobics or watersports; or horseshoes, bingo or board games.”


Want to read more? Read Irene’s full review on her blog at!

Well, what are you waiting for? Book your trip to Secrets the Vine Cancun today!

Wedding Wednesday: Newly Engaged!

Christmas Eve is one of the most popular nights to get asked those four special words: “Will You Marry Me?”  If you are one of the thousands of lucky ladies who heard those words this past Monday, Congratulations!  Now it’s time to plan!

If you ever considered a destination wedding, there are many options to make your wedding dreams come true.  Secrets Resorts & Spas is the perfect destination to hold your tropical wedding.

Secrets the Vine Cancun, our brand new adults-only resort is situated along a powder-white beach with crystal-clear views of the Caribbean Sea. Offering an adults-only UnlimitedLuxury® experience with gourmet dining options, daily activities, nightly performances, elite services and superior amenities. Check out these gorgeous pictures of what Secrets the Vine can offer and visit us online to learn more!

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Blogger Review: Secrets the Vine

We love to hear about guest experiences at Secrets Resorts & Spas! In a recent blog post, Jetsetter Gypsya popular travel and fashion blogger, shared her vacation at one of our newest resorts, Secrets the Vine in Cancun.

Here is a quick excerpt from her review:

My first impression upon arrival at Secrets The Vine was Wow!, this place is grand, chic, modern and more or less just like a W Hotel, so needless to say, just up my alley…

The attention to detail at Secrets The Vine was probably the hands down top quality of the resort.  This attention shined through in every aspect, from the impeccably decorated common areas that were elegant yet minimalistic, using all top quality exotic raw materials, fully equipped with a cozy fireplace wall that I could only imagine in the type of home you’d see on MTV Cribs, the wide marble hallways with ambient lighting, and the simple, clean lines of the guest rooms.  All the while,everything was perfectly maintained and new…yes, I did happen to be staying there over their official inauguration, but it was more the attention to detail that existed in their tremendous staff that was responsible for keeping this property in pristine condition.

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The pool at Secrets the Vine

To read Jetsetter Gypsy’s full review of Secrets the Vine, please visit her blog “Cancun Rest – Secrets The Vine, The New Chic in Town.”
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Win a Trip to the All-New Secrets The Vine Cancun

To celebrate the grand opening of Secrets The Vine Cancun on August 19, 2012, we’re giving away a 7-night Unlimited-Luxury® vacation to our resort! To participate all you have to do is “Like” Secrets The Vine on Facebook and play our “Secret Out” word search puzzle!

A series of six puzzles will be featured on the Secrets The Vine Facebook page. You must use the decoder key to correctly solve the words in the puzzle for chance to win the grand prize. Submit the correct phrase each week for an additional chance of winning.  Plus, share the contest with friends, and every time someone you invite plays the game, it counts as another chance to win. Click here to play!

Don’t want to wait to experience the hottest new resort in Cancun? Reserve your stay today and enjoy our special opening rate of $155 per person per night. Learn more!

Coming Soon: Secrets The Vine Cancun

Yes, we’re talking about the hottest new resort in Cancun, Secrets The Vine Cancun! For those of you following our updates about the latest Secrets opening on August 1, 2012, we wanted to let you in on a little secret! For a limited time, you can enjoy a special pre-opening rate starting at $155 per person, per night at the brand-new Secrets The Vine Cancun! The offer is based on double occupancy for travel between August 1 – October 28, 2012. Book now to enjoy this special rate. It won’t last long!

Here’s a little taste of what to expect at Secrets The Vine Cancun!

Stay tuned over the next few months, as we will be sharing more photos and updates leading up to the resort opening!