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Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos
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Secrets Aura Cozumel
Secrets Aura Cozumel is an adults-only resort for couples or friends looking for a high-end getaway. Pictured here is a swim up suite.

                         

Secrets Aura Cozumel and Secrets The Vine Cancun

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As of December 15, the swanky, adults-only Secrets Aura Cozumel was brought up to Secrets Resorts & Spas’ brand standards. The resort has 168 luxury rooms and suites, each with a balcony or terrace with Caribbean Sea and pool views.

VIPs have access to limitless à la carte dining at four restaurants; 24-hour room and concierge services; daytime activities; live evening entertainment and more. The resort also features three main swimming pools, newly revamped full spa, fitness center and suites with a private pool.

Additionally, a four-poster canopy king-size bed (or two double beds), private terrace or balcony and full marble bathroom with Jacuzzi adds a touch of elegance to rooms and suites at the Secrets Aura Cozumel—the super product of two existing resorts: Sabor Cozumel Exclusive Resort and Spa and Aura Cozumel Grand. Also added were the brand’s signature Bordeaux, Oceana and Windows eateries.

 

Market Café
Secrets the Vine Cancun has several gourmet dining options like the Market Café that serves exotic Mexican buffet.

The best rooms at the Secrets Aura Cozumel are the Preferred Club Suites. The swankiest of these, however, is the Preferred Club Ocean View Private Pool & Solarium Suite. As the name indicates, the highlighting features of this room are the private, furnished rooftop solarium and the private lap pool. Note: Preferred Club members enjoy an upgraded suite, access to an exclusive lounge, special concierge service and other enhanced amenities. 

Advisors should contact Rita Morales ([email protected]; 011-52-998-287-5900), director of sales.

The resort has a large Secrets Spa by Pevonia listing dozens of pampering choices. All Secrets VIPs have access to the signature Unlimited-Luxury service, which offers unlimited gourmet à la carte dining, 24-hour room and concierge services, and daytime activities. Note: Advisors are encouraged to book treatments at all Secrets properties roughly three weeks in advance.

Advisors should contact Yanni Vega ([email protected]; 011-52-998-287-5900), spa director.

The Secrets Wedding in Paradise, Secrets of Love and Secrets Ultimate Wedding Packages and the Secrets Eternity Honeymoon Package are all available to guests getting married at Secrets Aura Cozumel. All packages include a dedicated wedding coordinator, services of a judge or minister, bouquet/boutonniere, wedding cake, champagne toast, and more.

Advisors should contact Pati Gomez ([email protected]; 011-52 998-287-5900), groups and weddings coordinator.

For golf lovers, the Cozumel Country Club is an 18-hole, 72 par professional and ecological golf course designed by pro golfer Jack Nicklaus and located approximately 12 miles from the resort (30 minutes). Additional fees apply.

 

Secrets the Vine
Secrets the Vine Junior Suite Ocean View is an oversized room with two separate sitting areas and a private, teak wood furnished balcony.

For shopping enthusiasts, the San Miguel downtown area of Cozumel is one of the most popular sites on the island. Located nine miles from the resort, the town is perfect for sightseeing and indulging in great shopping and local cuisine.  

Advisors should contact Miguel Moreno ([email protected]; 011-52 998-287-5900), chief concierge.

For couples, all the swank rooms at the adults-only Secrets The Vine Cancun provide ocean views and private balconies, plus there are seven restaurants onsite. 

Note: Like Secrets Aura Cozumel, Secrets The Vine Cancun also has a Secrets Spa by Pevonia with the same offerings and amenities. Hint: We were told that the most popular treatment is the Tropical Oasis anti-aging body wrap. Tip: The spa party package is available for wedding parties and includes massages, manicures, pedicures, hair treatments, a make-up class, snacks, drinks and a special gift.

Advisors should contact Jorge Arelle ([email protected]; 011-52-998-848-9400), spa director.

The best room at the Secrets The Vine Cancun is the Preferred Club Master Suite Ocean Front. This nearly 3,000-square-foot haven includes two Italian porcelain bathrooms and a chic, furnished terrace.

VIPs at Secrets The Vine Cancun can also enjoy golf at nearby Playa Mujeres Golf Course, a Greg Norman signature 18-hole course featuring strategically placed holes to offer exceptional ocean and tropical views.

Nice Touch: VIPs can get married on the beautiful terrace on the 12th floor with ocean and lagoon views available for rehearsal dinners or welcome cocktails. The resort can also organize wine tastings for the wedding. 

Advisors should contact HumbertoCadenas ([email protected]; 011-52-998-848-9400), chief concierge. 

The New Key West Luxury Village at Beaches Turks and Caicos 

The always-popular Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa, considered by many advisors as the best luxury, family all-inclusive in the Caribbean, just got a little better. 

The resort, in late May, debuted its new Key West Luxury Village offering more than 150 rooms, suites and villas, three additional gourmet restaurants, private pools and more. 

Note: It is now the fourth neighborhood added to the resort; currently, Beaches Turks & Caicos is comprised of the Caribbean Village, French Village and Italian Village.

 

Sandals Key West
Sandals Key West living room boasts an abundance of luxury and space.

The brand new accommodations in the Key West Luxury Village include eight exclusive villas with three and four bedrooms set along the beach with private pools, and large enough to feel like a private home. Hint: These options are great for groups and even multigenerational families vacationing together. The best category here is the Key West Luxury Four Bedroom Beachfront Villa with Pool. Note: This room comes with butler service.

Nice Touch: VIPs receive chauffeur-driven luxury vehicles for transportation to the resort, which also come with snacks, beverages, DVD players and complimentary Wi-Fi service.

Advisors should contact Tanya Swann ([email protected]; 011-649-946-8000, ext. 4144), resort sales manager.

The spa at the Key West Luxury Village includes two singles treatment rooms and three doubles treatment rooms. Tip: The most popular treatment is The Red Lane Signature West Indian massage.

 

Sandals Grenada’s
Sandals Grenada’s oceanview Skypool Suites come with large balconies that look out into the Caribbean Sea.

The Red Lane Spa at Beaches Resorts offers a 50-minute “Clean Start Teen Face Treatment” and manicures and pedicures. Note: There is an option to purchase the “Bridal Bliss Spa Package,” which includes a French-Tini Manicure & Pedicure, Bridal Hair Styling, and Professional Make-Up application. This can be arranged in-room for an additional charge.

Advisors should contact JameslyProspere ([email protected]; 649-946-8000, ext. 4151), assistant spa manager.

Beaches Resorts offers a unique wedding experience, “Your Wedding. Your Style.” VIPs choose from one of the exciting color palettes to enhance every wedding detail from cake to linen options, giving couples full creative control over their big day. Couples also have the opportunity to explore their options virtually and watch their ideas come to life through Beaches’ innovative and fully interactive Wedding Designer at weddingdesigner.beaches.com/. 

Luxury travel advisors should contact Patricia Reid ([email protected]; 649-946-8000, ext. 2101), weddings manager.

For all other inquiries, advisors should contact Courtney Foster ([email protected]; 649-946-8000, ext. 5117), concierge manager.

Aside from the new Key West Luxury Village at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa, Sandals Resorts International is also spicing up its couples resort offerings with the acquisition of LaSource, a popular luxury resort in Grenada.

On Our Radar: Sandals LaSource Grenada

Although it’s not scheduled to open until December 12, Luxury Travel Advisor was able to get all the information you need to prepare for a Sandals LaSource Grenada rush.

The best rooms at the resort will be the Skypool Suites, Millionaire Suites and Rondoval Suites. For the best views, however, VIPs should look no further than the oceanview Skypool Suites, which give outstanding views of the Caribbean Sea and come with large balconies, lounge chairs, dining tables and soaking tubs. Note: Private butler service is available in 75 of the Butler Suites, which are found among the Millionaire Suites, Rondoval and Skypool Suites. 

Sandals LaSource Grenada is located only minutes away from Maurice Bishop International Airport. Nice Touch: VIP’s receive chauffeur driven Rolls Royce and Mercedes 500 series airport transportation. VIP transportation also comes with snacks, beverages and complimentary Wi-Fi. 

The resort’s Red Lane Spa will have seven treatment rooms and two couples’ sanctuaries. Like Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa, there is also an option here to purchase the “Bridal Bliss Spa Package.”

VIPs will have a choice of nine global, gourmet dining options, including the island’s first top-tier steakhouse called Butch’s Chophouse, named after the resort company’s founder and chairman. 

Sandals LaSource Grenada will have dining options such as Soy, a sushi bar; Café De Paris, a French café; Spices, serving Caribbean cuisine; Le’Jardinier, a French restaurant; and Neptune’s, a Mediterranean beach bar, as well as Kimono’s, a Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant; CucinaRomana for Italian fare; and Dino’s Pizzeria.

Since the resort will not be open until December, there is no contact available yet for advisors. Luxury travel advisors should, however, visit www.sandals.com/grenada for all additional information and inquiries.

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