It’s no secret that we love AMResorts. Almost all of our BeachMasters would get behind an AMResort recommendation. Hands down. If you want to know why we love them so much, check out “15 Reasons to Love AMResorts“. AMResorts include Secrets, Sunscape, Dreams, Now, Zoetry, and Breathless. But it can be hard to tell the difference from one brand to another when searching online. That’s where professionals come in handy. Secrets Resorts are some of the finest and most luxurious AMResorts around. And we want to share the professional “secrets” with you.
Here are 5 secrets to Secrets resorts
1. Street Creds
First, we like to start off with the tangibles.
Many Secrets resorts have high marks on TripAdvisor and have received the AAA 4 or higher Diamond award.
This sounds fancy, but what does that actually mean?
- A Four Diamond hotel is “upscale” in all areas: quality, facility range, and level of services.
- Looks-wise, you can judge this book by its cover all you want. These resorts are just flat out gorgeous.
- While the comforts are extensive, when you combine hospitality, service, and attention to detail, you’re looking at top-notch performance.
Street creds in action:
Consistently rated “Best Hotel Chain” by Apple Vacations year after year, this AAA 5-diamond resort, sits on one of the most pristine and well-known beaches in all of Mexico. The design of the resort makes you feel as though you are stepping into an elegant, luxurious retreat. Starting with the rooms—each includes a Jacuzzi for two, separate shower, daily refreshed mini-bar, and your own furnished balcony or terrace. If you are a fan of the extra perks, then make sure and book the Preferred Club or swim-out suite. The rooms, 9 unbelievable gourmet restaurants, and resort atmosphere amenities most likely attribute to The 5-Diamond Award.
Continuing on the bandwagon of awards and credentials, luxury is key when looking for a top resort.
Most Secrets resorts achieve 6 Golden Apples ratings.
A Golden Apple Award is the Oscar Award of Apple Vacations’ hotels.
- A hotel given a 6 Golden Apple has “Exceptional Luxury” offering the highest standards and widest variety of dining and amenities, according to our friends at Apple Vacations.
- When you choose a Secrets resort, you are choosing a modern & classy atmosphere bar none.
- The Secrets are known to be entertaining, yet relaxing and classy Adults Only resorts.
Luxury in action:
This resort is only 20 miles south of Cancun and offers the largest suites in Riviera Maya (most with ocean views). Secrets Silversands has 43,000 sq ft of pool space, complete with swim up suites and bars! They even offer over-the-pool honeymoon cabanas that endlessly add to the romance! With manicured lawns and beautiful room decor, you can’t resist the contemporary , sleek, futuristic design. The crowds tend to be young and lively. Perfect for the wealth of activities to do during the day and at night.
3. Fine dining
Any fellow foodies out there? This is the most relevant topic that should never go unnoticed.
So what does this mean concerning dining options?
- There are no dining reservations.
- No limits on how many sit down a la carte dinners given to guests per stay (because sometimes the buffet just doesn’t cut it).
- Premium Liquor is available at no charge (want Patron Tequila or Grey Goose Vodka? You got it).
- And lastly, the food quality is a cut above the rest.
Fine Dining in action:
This place is a hub for gourmet food hopping. Start at the main buffet, Market Café, with choices on choices around the globe. After munching on some International cuisine, you’ll never have to walk (or swim) more than a few feet for a drink at our personal favorite — Manatees Swim-up bar. At Seaside, Oceana and the Barefoot Grill you’re all set for luxury pool-side service with an amazing views & easy beach access. Try El Patio for traditional Mexican cuisine perfect for dinner with a view. Then end your night at the Piano Bar Lounge, for a little, simple entertainment. If a fancy meal is on your “have-to” list, The Elevated Club House is home to even more dining options as well as the Secrets Spa Pevonia. Treat yourself to food entertainment at the Japanese Himitsu restaurant with 3 hibachi tables (reservations required) or tables on the breathtaking patio. Finally, Portofino (Italian al a carte) brings out your inner wine critic with floor to ceiling wine racks. You can even have a private dinner in their wine cellar! This is just one of many amazing Secrets resorts with unbeatable dining.
Insider tip: Many Secrets restaurants have wine cellars and private rooms. Most of the time, there’s an extra cost to this, but if you are part of a larger group (like a wedding party) or want an intimate setting as a couple, this is the way to go!
4. Upgrade perks
Three words: Spa for days.
When you upgrade at a Secrets resort, the Preferred Club is the way to go for an exclusive experience.
Here are a few Preferred Club perks:
- Speedy preferred check-in/check-out
- Upgraded amenities
- Upgraded mini-bar
- Private pool for club members
- Preferred Club lounge
- Additional breakfast dining option at one of the a la carte restaurants strictly for club members
- A majority have renovated/newer rooms with optimal locations
Upgrade perks in action:
At Secrets the Vine, they have a love for wine that reflects in their spa services. So much so that they infuse all their massage oil and bath amenities with grapes or wine. One of our BeachMasters and his wife got spoiled with the “Vino Therapy” treatment, complete with wine infused seaweed facial and full body massage with wine infused oils. The attention to detail and extraordinary character Secrets brings to the table is unbeatable.
“You can’t go wrong with Secrets,”
said our BeachMaster, Toby, who recently went on his first trip to Secrets the Vine. Now, we always hear him rave around the office about the perks of being a Preferred Club guest.
Insider Tip: Great value alert! All room categories at the Secrets Capri are Preferred Club.
5. Personal touch
The best part about talking to a BeachMaster is getting to hear about their personal experience– and our BeachMasters adore Secrets resorts.
Personal touch in action–
Secrets Wild Orchid – by far a staff favorite! This resort is a good size but feels intimate because the staff strives to get to know you. The restaurants have outdoor seating with romantic views of the ocean and a bluff, lit by soft lighting, from distant houses, after sunset. If you go, make it a point to head over to the piano bar and grab a nightcap while listening to local musicians and maybe even dance a little!
The Sweetest Suite goes to the Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View Swim-Out (try saying that 3 times fast). Its name is a mouth-full, as are its amenities. You can enjoy breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea while lounging in this spacious 580 square-foot suite with a personal balcony, soaking tub, and a direct swim-out pool. As the Jamaicans say, “Every ting criss’— it’s all good.
The secret’s out.
Looking into Secrets resorts for your next vacation?