At the beginning of this month, I had the opportunity to travel to the brand new Secrets Akumal for a long weekend with some of my fellow agents! This was my first trip to a Secrets Resort - but it certainly won't be my last! From beginning to end, the trip was amazing.
The Secrets brand is part of AM Resorts, a company who holds other popular properties such as Zoëtry, Breathless, Dreams, NOW, and Sunscape. Secrets and Dreams have more locations than some of the other brands, and they can be found in several locations throughout Mexico and the Dominican Republic, and there are even a couple in Jamaica.
Because we flew out of Pittsburgh, our tour operator has access to charter flights, making it a quick 3.5-hour nonstop flight. We were at the resort by 11am! The check-in process was smooth, and immediately we felt as if we were being treated like royalty. In fact, that vibe was around for our entire trip.
The Secrets brand is all-inclusive, and it is "Luxury Included" as well. Every aspect of the resort was clean and well-maintained, and service throughout was impeccable. We were starving, so we immediately headed to the outdoor grill near the pool/beach area for some lunch. The food? Delicious!
Pictured above are shrimp cocktail, fish tacos, and chicken nachos. Hungry yet?
After some beach time, we headed to our rooms ... and we were so excited to see that we had swim-up junior suites! The complimentary toiletries were also impressive, as they included toothpaste and bug spray!
Each floor has a floor concierge, and ours was amazing. Jain visited us upon our arrival to our room, and she gave us a tour of all of the amenities. She also showed us the "secret" box where you can receive room service - without even opening the door! Talk about convenience. She also said to let her know our preference for stocking the mini-bar area. The mini-bar holds a variety of sodas and beers (in Club Level, there are also snacks). The room attendant can customize the mini-fridge with whatever your choice of beverage is! I was just excited that the soda was in bottles...
But let's get back to the food...
There were fantastic restaurants ranging in flavor from Mexican and French to Italian and Asian. The Hibachi Grill was delicious!
And the Italian was divine as well!
In fact, the food throughout the resort was great, so definitely go to dinner hungry! In terms of activities, there is free snorkeling in addition to many planned resort activities; since there are beautiful reefs and a large turtle population, snorkeling is a great option!
The entertainment included nightly shows (ours was a Beatles tribute). We also experienced an outdoor market on Saturday night, and we were able to purchase beautiful crafts from local vendors. One of our girls even had a custom painted mini-surfboard! Check out the video below for a clip of the beach plus a clip of the artisan painting at the open-air market!
If you're looking for an upscale, adults-only, luxury inclusive and all-inclusive destination, I highly recommend the Secrets Brand. The best news? They have a 50% off sale now through the end of the year!
We also visited some other great properties, including Secrets Maroma Beach - stay tuned for future blog posts on these locations as well!