Singles Week at Barcelo

It’s singles week at Barceló!  The Barceló Maya Beach Resort complex is again hosting its successful Singles week with lots of activities and fun for singles from around the world.  The dates are coming up swiftly–Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2016.  Follow the link if you want more information.

AMResorts Sale

Vacation Express is having a 1/2 off “sale” at AMResorts (Dreams, Secrets, Now, Sunscape, Zoetry, and Breathless resorts are all part of the AMResorts group).  Discounts on stays at these resorts are from now through December 22, 2016; dates must be booked by Oct. 24, 2016.  Check out the link!

ME Cancun Closes for Renovations

ME Cancun by Meliã has temporarily closed for renovations.  At first it was reported that there would be minimal disruption to guests, but now it looks like the entire resort will be closed until December 10, 2016, just in time for its anniversary celebration.  The extent of the renovations are unknown, but the closure of a resort often speaks to major changes.

Dreams Playa Mujeres to Open Nov. 2016

Although news about this new resort has been relatively scarce, here is some initial info which may get you more excited about its scheduled opening Nov. 30, 2016.  It is situated next to Secrets Playa Mujeres; adults staying at the new Dreams will have access to this Secrets resort, so it’s “stay at one play at two” for adults!  I also like the smaller pools from the ground level oceanfront rooms–take a look at the general layout of the resort.

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New Animal/Monkey Sanctuary Open in Akumal

For those of you who like to explore away from your resort, there is a new monkey/animal sanctuary which recently opened just outside the town of Akumal in the Riviera Maya.  While it is called the Akumal Monkey Sanctuary, there are several different types of animals which are housed onsite including several macaws, a couple of boa constrictors, a red kangaroo, a Shetland pony, a lemur, several burros, as well as several different types of monkeys.

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Club Med Flash Sale for Fall/Winter 2016

Club Med is having a flash sale for travel between August 24 and Dec. 17, 2016.  Bookings must be made by July 27; Club Med Cancun Yucatan’s rates start from $130 p/person p/night with a free room upgrade as well.  Here’s the link.

Crash My Playa Back Again For Third Straight Year

Country western music lovers, want to enjoy your music in a beautiful resort setting in the Riviera Maya?  Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa event is back for its third year and promises to be better than ever.  This is a well-attended event with musical performances and partying for all ages with the following resorts accepting event guests: Continue reading

New Akumal Bay Snorkeling Restrictions

For those of you planning a trip to Akumal Bay to snorkel with sea turtles, please be aware that there are new rules in effect for snorkelers who have signed up with tour groups.  At present, the new rule states the following: Continue reading

Complimentary Deluxe Private Transfer at The Beloved

The Beloved Playa Mujeres resort is currently offering free private transportation for one or two people when booking online with them (Hotel Only bookings).  Dates of travel should be between July 20 and December 20, 2016, and the reservation should be made by July 30.  Their promo does not say “round trip”, so I am guessing it is a one-way promo, either to or from the airport–still a savings of USD $110.  Check out the direct link here.

El Dorado Maroma Overwater Palafitos New Spa and Restaurant Pics

Construction is almost complete for the overwater palafitos at El Dorado Maroma.  Here are a couple of new pics of the restaurant and spa just for palafitos guests.  Take a look!

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