Summer Blog Series – Tee off with Secrets Playa Mujeres!

Today on the blog we have the pleasure of featuring a guest blog post by the Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort  e-concierge, Cristian Diaz! 

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The stunning golf course at Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort.

Tiger Woods, birdies, clubs, holes in one: these terms sum up pretty much everything I used to know about golf. “Happy Gilmore” and “The Legend of Bagger Vance” were the closest I ever came to the “Gentleman´s Game,” but there was always a little something pushing me to learn more about golf.

My name is Cristian Diaz, and I’m 25 years-old.  I was born and raised in Cancun, Mexico, known for its famous white sand beaches and as one of the principal tourism destinations in the world.

We have many golf courses in the area, but it wasn’t until 2007 that golf actually got my attention when Cancun made golf history by becoming the first location to host a PGA tour event outside the United States and Canada. I had the opportunity to attend to the PGA tour final which was the exact moment that I decided I wanted to learn how to play.

Whether you have friends that encourage you to play, play for business or have a significant other you’d like to play with, there are many good reasons to learn this game. If you’re interested in learning golf and you are planning a visit to Cancun or the Riviera Maya, you must read my “golf for beginners” series that I am happy to bring to the Tan Lines blog this summer!

Here’s what we are going to do: over the next 3 months I will be playing a round of golf 4 times a week, twice with our instructor Jaime, and twice by myself. I will then share the details of my experience so that when you visit a golf destination, you will be able to enjoy this sport as much as I do at our Playa Mujeres Golf Course.

LET’S START FROM THE BEGINNING!

There are two things you’re going to need, hopefully the second one will help you out a little bit…

  1. Patience (This game is not easy).
  2. A sense of humor.

Golf can seem terribly complicated to a beginner. So many rules, so many different kind of clubs and those words that we’ve never heard before like birdies, bogeys and bump-and-runs. At Golf Digest, this may be the language they speak every day, but it’s also a language that can scare prospective golfers off before they ever pick up a club.

This is the first question I tell prospective players to ask themselves: “How do I know if I have what it takes to be a golf player?”

My reply would be: “Anyone who enjoys a nice walk and doesn’t mind learning a few rules can begin to play golf.”

My goal is to shepherd you through this unexplored world! What kind of clubs do you need? How do you practice? When do you know that you’re ready for the golf course? The way I see it, the only dumb questions about getting started in golf are the ones you’re afraid to ask, or worse, the ones for which you can’t find an answer. The whole point of this guide is to make sure that last part is no longer a problem.

See you in my next post!

Our Top 5 Reasons for a Sizzling Secrets Summer Vacation!

It’s #TravelTuesday and we only have one thing on our mind: summer vacation! There’s no better place to spend your summer getaway than at Secrets Resorts & Spas and we’re here to share our top 5 reasons why!

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Which Secrets Resort & Spa will you choose?

Secrets Resorts & Spas offer adults an escape to romance and sensuality in spectacular destinations. Each of our upscale resorts combine exemplary personal service with casual, yet sophisticated style. In addition, guests enjoy all the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury®! Enjoy every amenity you’d expect from a world-class resort including spectacular oceanfront settings, elegant accommodations, 24-hour concierge and room service, gourmet dining, unlimited premium beverages and so much more.

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A couple enjoys some alone time at a Secrets Resort & Spa.

Ready to go? Here are our top 5 reasons to choose a Secrets Resort & Spa as the destination for your summer of fun!

1. The destination options are endless: With locations in Riviera Maya, Montego Bay and the Dominican Republic, Secrets has the perfect Caribbean destination for you. Each of our resorts combines world-class amenities with Unlimited-Luxury® and adults-only fun. The only tough decision is picking a destination!

2. Gourmet Dining and Premium Spirits: At Secrets Resorts & Spas, all meals and drinks are always included! Indulge in an expansive array of international cuisine. Dine out at one of our á la carte gourmet restaurants, where reservations are never required. Or stay in and enjoy 24-hour room service. You can also enjoy fine wines, beers and other top-shelf spirits in any of our bars, lounges and restaurants. You can even order your favorite cocktail poolside or on the beach! Your Unlimited-Luxury® privileges include all meals and premium beverages, all the time.

3. Your relaxation is our priority: Treat yourself to dozens of pampering choices in the Secrets Spa by Pevonia. Experience pure indulgence through a combination of the latest hydrotherapy and indigenous treatments, then grab a workout in our state-of-the art fitness center.

4. Love is in the air: Whether you’re planning to say ‘I Do’ or just walked down the aisle, Secrets Resorts & Spas are the perfect backdrop for your destination wedding or honeymoon! Make your fairytale wedding come true by choosing from three romantic wedding packages, each featuring free anniversary nights. Our professional wedding coordinator can handle every detail, so you can focus on each other! If you’re ready to celebrate your new life together, choose from an array of romantic honeymoon and anniversary packages.

5. We’re Hot, Hot, Hot!: The summer’s on fire with incredible rates of up to 40% off and up to $400 USD in resort coupons with our amazing Hot Hot Hot promotion! Reserve your summertime getaway now through June 25th for travel until August 21, 2015!

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The summer is Hot, Hot, Hot at Secrets Resorts & Spas!

Get your passport ready and pack the sun tan lotion – we can’t wait to see you this summer!

Sizzling Summer Savings are back with Hot Hot Hot!

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It’s officially summer and our Sizzling Summer Savings are back with exclusive savings for your summer travel from now until August 23rd! With our Hot Hot Hot promotion, when you reserve your stay at any Secrets Resorts & Spas, you will enjoy up to 30% savings. Plus, you’ll receive $200 or $400 in coupons, depending on which room category you reserve, to spend while you’re at our resorts! You have to hurry, though, because this offer only lasts until July 31st!

 

Head on over to our Special Offers page to learn more about Hot Hot Hot!