Xcaret Investing $32 Million in Two New Parks

By the end of 2015, Xperiencias Xcaret (Xplor, Xel-Ha, Xenotes, Xoximilco, and Xcaret Parks) will be opening two new parks in the Riviera Maya.  The first park is scheduled to open sometime this summer and will feature a free-flight aviary with 70 bird species from southern Mexico.  The second park, Xenses, is scheduled to open October 2015.  This park is more of a secret–“it is designed to strengthen the senses of visitors”.  Check out this link to learn more.

Akumal Bay Beach and Wellness Resort New Video Tour

A fabulous new video of the resort was just posted on YouTube–looks like they used a GoPro camera.  Really gives an excellent overview of what the grounds and beach look like–note the absence of loungers around the main pool, only Bali beds.  Have a look!

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Secrets Silversands Adds New Rooftop Jacuzzi Suite

Starting Feb. 25, 2015, Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun will have another room category available for its guests (Preferred Club Two-Story Ocean View Rooftop Jacuzzi Suite).  These suites are located atop the lobby section of the resort and have a distant ocean view.  These suites have a separate sitting room area with an L-shaped sofa, a bathroom Jacuzzi tub and separate shower, and up on top of the rooftop deck is another Jacuzzi with an ocean view.  Check out some of these photos!

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Grand Velas Resort to Include new Digital Detox Program

The Grand Velas resort recently started a new program for families entitled “Digital Detox”.  The program is aimed at getting families to spend more quality time together on vacation by collecting all digital devices–all phones, laptops, iPads, hand-held games, etc., are handed to the “detox concierge” upon arrival who then locks them in a safe.  The detox concierge is also responsible for having the flat screen TV removed from the participating family’s guest room.  In return, participants are given board games to use while at the resort in addition to guaranteed participation in bicycle tours, snorkeling tours, ecological property tours, and certain spa treatments.  For each activity completed, a bracelet is given to each family member; bracelets may eventually be exchanged for personal electronics prior to departure.  The lobby will proudly display the last names of participating families along with clocks designating the amount of time each family has been “detoxing” during their stay.

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