For Hyatt Ziva Cancun guests too tired to go out to the clubs but want a chance to listen to some house/EDM music and dance, there is a new opportunity to do so on Tuesday nights at the Punta Vista bar by the adults-only rooftop pool. It is simply called “Club Night” and it is open to all adult guests, not just guests staying in the adults-only Turquoize Tower (during the day, this rooftop pool area is only open to those staying in the Turquoize Tower). It is open from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and consists of a DJ and hired dancers along with a small lit stage for dancing. Sounds like fun!
Those of you who have been patiently waiting for the After Dark sports bar and nightclub to open have to wait no longer. While it’s opening was initially delayed over two months after the resort’s official opening, After Dark is now open for late-night partiers (it’s open until 3 a.m.).
The wait is almost over!! Just 5 more days until the opening of the overwater palafitos (I know the pic says 10 but it’s only 5)–time to book before they are sold out for eternity (just kidding, but I would bet there is a very heavy demand for them despite the price).
I just read on the Friends of Akumal Bay page on Facebook that the new Profepa rule states that all fins are now banned from snorkelers at Akumal Bay. This reportedly includes all tour group members as well as guests staying at the resorts. Wow. Fins disturb the sand which prevents the sun from nourishing sea bottom grasses as well as potentially damaging coral beds, so looks like the new rule makes sense for the turtles but may present a different kind of snorkeling experience for vacationers.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.