Mouthwatering Intel on Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya, the Newest Member of the Secrets Resorts Family


It’s always exciting when a new hotel enters the scene, and doubly exciting when it comes from one of our favourite brands. As you can imagine, the happy dances were once again unleashed when we caught wind of Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya, a brand new new-build property opening November 2015 from the holidaymaking masterminds at Secrets Resorts & Spas. We’ve gleaned some valuable intel on Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya and we’re perspiring in anticipation of sharing it with you, Holidaymakers. Get comfortable and discover your new favourite Unlimited-Luxury® experience.

A family resemblance

If you’re a fan of Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun (and we know lots of you are), heed well the development of Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya. Both hotels are owned by Adolfo Kalach, and both have been designed by the respected architect firm HKS, so you’ll see cosmetic similarities between the two properties. Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun has received a deluge of praise in the form of the AAA Five Diamond Award, many TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence, and a coveted place on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List (alongside many, many more awards too numerous to list here). Even the locations of both hotels are similar, with Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya overlooking an absolutely stunning seascape with a classic white-sanded beachfront. This promises big things for Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya, being the progeny of the same creative forces as Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun. Watch this space.


Dining, dining everywhere

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya will provide free-reign for all food, and glorify gastronauts across the globe. The nine-strong restaurant portfolio at Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya will include six à la carte gourmet restaurants, ranging from the authentic Mexican offerings of El Patio to the Pan-Asian fusion cuisine of Himitsu. You can even get a little taste of the European Grand Tour with the fine Italian dining of Portofino and the elegant French menu of Bordeaux. If you’re a grill aficionado then casual dining at the Seaside Grill will form the backbone of your inevitable Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya holiday, or you can treat yourself to some refined seafood dinners at Oceana. Breakfast and lunch can be taken buffet style at the Market Café, the Barefoot Grill will rustle up lighter lunches quick-sharp, and you can satisfy those elevenses cravings with the premium coffee and snack selection of the Coco Café. There are even gluten-free and vegetarian menus available. Deliciousness for all!


The beverages flow freely, too. You can multitask like a pro with the bathe-and-beverage tactics of the Manatees and Barracuda bars (the former being a swim-up cocktail haven) or enjoy your tipple of choice in the more refined locale of the Rendezvous lobby bar. For a drink with a little entertainment, the Desires Music Lounge is a contemporary music lounge featuring flat screen TVs, a dance floor, and a DJ, or get a bit more razzle with the Showtime Bar and its nighttime entertainment. Like a true socialite, Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya has a drink for every occasion served with more than a dash of panache. A born entertainer.


Best of all you’ll never need to worry about reservations at speciality restaurants, and the Secrets Resorts signature Unlimited-Luxury® programme comes packed with a fully-fledge foodie agenda:

•   Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks each day
•   Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks
•   Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits
•   Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fruit plate
•   Mini-bar refreshed daily with soft drinks, bottled water and beer
•   24-hour room service

And if in some universe that still leaves you wanting more you can try the dining and drinks (and other facilities) at Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya‘s local sister resorts. It’s a programme called Sip, Savour & See, and we gave it a whirl ourselves as part of our InFocus video catalogue. Check it out:


Sip, Savour & See it, want it

The grand opening of Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya in November readily approaches, so you should totally press that glorious orange button for more valuable info. You could even be among the first bold travellers to sample Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya, so you’d be holidaymaking and history-making at the same time. Best life.

If you have any more burning questions or comments, get involved with the comments below. Exciting things are on the horizon, Holidaymakers.

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