Just a month and a half and the old Akumal Bay Resort will be open to guests as the newly renovated Akumal Bay Beach and Wellness Resort. Here is the new ebrochure outlining some of the new services and accommodations–follow the link. (When you want to go to the next page in the brochure, click at the lower corner, that worked for me).
The Grand Velas in the Riviera Maya recently completed an A/C update in its Zen Grand accommodations section. Because this section of rooms is in the middle of the Mayan jungle, there was a tendency for the rooms to be a bit damp and humid-smelling (if you’ve ever been to the Riviera Maya you probably are familiar with that damp smell) which, at times, caused some respiratory problems for some guests.
Renovations at Excellence Riviera Cancun are continuing through November 2, 2014. Phase I began September 1, 2014, and finished September 16, 2014. Phase I included renovations of all Club guest rooms (the Club pool and lounge were also closed at this time). Some of these improvements include new pillow top mattresses, new frosted glass doors in the bathroom, larger seating areas in the room and on the balcony, and more room for suitcases.