Riu Playacar Resort Review

After closing several months for a complete renovation, Riu Playacar opened its doors Oct. 2015 to a practically brand new resort.  I last saw this quaint Mexican beauty Feb. 2013 and there have been many significant changes since then.  Here is a list of the most notable additions/renovations: Continue reading

El Dorado Maroma Overwater Palafito Pics From the Real Thing!

At last!  There are photos being posted from recent travel agent visits to El Dorado Maroma focusing on the new overwater palafitos.  Thanks to Amy Schwartz, an affiliate agent of Imagine Travel out of Greensboro, N.C., here are several to peruse.  These rooms are scheduled to open June 2016–would you book one?

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Akumal Road Blockade?

I just came back from Akumal the first part of December and did not encounter this, but word has it that the beach access road into Akumal has been blocked due to a protest which is currently going on. The protest is being staged by locals who are against the new proposal to charge a fee (USD $12 p/p) to enter the beach area.  This is interfering both with tourists who are staying elsewhere and want to snorkel at Akumal Bay and with those who are staying in the area in a condo or other rental.  Check back for updates!  In the meantime, here is a link to an article which explains a bit more about the situation.

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Secrets Akumal Resort Review

Sea turtle lovers and luxury resort aficionados rejoice!  The adults-only Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya, a five-star luxury all-inclusive resort which just opened its doors Nov. 4, 2015, has a front row seat and easy access to one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Riviera Maya–snorkeling with sea turtles in Akumal Bay.

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New El Dorado Seaside Suites Opening Date

The newly completed section of El Dorado Seaside Suites is now available for bookings starting Dec. 24, 2015.  Yay!  Check out the following link to find out more about the resort and book directly with Karisma.  Let’s hope there are no more delays, we want to experience this new resort!

Secrets Akumal Walk-Through 2015

I just got through publishing a new walk-through video of Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya resort on YouTube.  For those of you who don’t visit that site, here is the video for your convenience.  Let me know what you think of the resort!

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Secrets Akumal Swimout Suite Video

I just posted a new video on YouTube of my Jr. Suite Swimout at Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya.  For those of you who don’t visit that site, here is the video for your convenience.  A follow-up video of a resort walkthrough will follow sometime today.  Let me know what you think!

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