RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico – Hyatt Hotels recently announced the December 2016 opening of Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, anew addition to the eco-resort Mayakoba, located on the Caribbean beachfront just north of Playa del Carmen.
Situated on 590 acres of oceanfront, preserved mangrove and lagoons, the property has 214 guest rooms, including 41 suites. Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya marks the first Mexican resort for the lifestyle Andaz brand. The property will join the Andaz resort collection, which currently consists of Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort in Costa Rica, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort and Andaz Scottsdale, which debuted in November 2016.
Caribbean & Mexico — Book a vacation at a Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean & Mexico Resorts by August 31 and receive low room rates from $84-$199. The resort collection’s 100 Percent Chance of Savings Event is based on availability and for travel from August 15 through December 15, 2012.
The following resorts are participating in the promotion:
· Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
· CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort
· CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
· Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino
· Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort
· Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort
· Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino
· JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
· St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino
For more info: www.paradisebymarriott.com/100-percent-chance-of-savings to book (use promotion code X32).
Photo: Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, credit Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort
Caribbean & Mexico — Winter breaks are being offered at up to a 25 percent discount by Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean and Mexico Resorts’ All Frills, No Chills event. Vacationers have a choice of nine exclusive resorts in seven tropical locations. There’s also a special bonus $50 resort credit per day.
Just book from January 1 through January 31, 2012 for a stay at any of the nine resorts March 1 through May 31, 2012
For more info: www.paradisebymarriott.com/all-frills-no-chills.
Participating resort properties include:
Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort
Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino
JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort
CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino
Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort
Photo: CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort
Photo credit: Marriott Resorts
Spring into spring with a wellness adventure on a private coffee plantation in Chiapas, Mexico. Set against the Sierra Madre de Chiapas mountains, tropical forest, and a coffee plantation, the Argovia Finca Resort Yoga Retreat is a six-day / five-night program beginning and ending in Tapachula. Guests fly into Tapachula International Airport, which offers daily service from Mexico City. The retreat runs march 19-24 $2,198 per person double rate (exclusive of air), with a $680 single supplement.
Activities include daily yoga, flora/fauna sustainability and conservation tours including commentary on the traditional uses of plants in medicine, exploring the Mayan ruins of Izapa dating to 1200 BC, kayaking through mangrove swamps on the Pacific Coast, touring the fourth generation coffee plantation, hiking waterfalls and enjoying Argovia’s temazcal, a traditional indigenous sauna bath and cleansing before a dinner overlooking a Mexican sunset.
For more info: www.austinlehman.com
Maroma Resort and Spa has a new program, Maroma’s Mexican Immersion, aims to incorporate as much of the local culture into relaxed daily resort life as possible. That includes traditional spa treatments and time-honored Mexican cuisine and staff who can converse only in Spanish based on request. Maroma Resort and Spa is set on one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the Riviera Maya.
As part of the Maroma Mexican Immersion program guests can experience a Mayan Temazcal. A therapeutic cleansing ritual known for its healing properties, the Temazcal is one of the richest traditional spa experiences in Mayan culture. Carried out at dusk, this ritualistic treatment weaves together ancient traditions, chants and meditation to provide deep physical detoxification combined with mental calm and relaxation.
The hotel’s new La Cantina restaurant adds Noches de Cantina, a twice weekly event that offers botanas (home-style dishes), including Fideo seco (dry noodles with chipotle, avocado and fresh cheese) and cordero rostizado (roasted suckling lamb ‘Monterrey Style’), is served alongside homebrewed beers, a range of tequilas and the local tipple, Mezcal. The evening is completed by vibrant Mexican music and dancing.
The Spanish Language Immersion program is ideal for those wanting to become fully absorbed in their surroundings. Guests can wear a special pulsera (bracelet) signalling to the resort team that they wish to communicate in Spanish-only. To help guests along, Spanish-English dictionaries are placed in every room along with a “cheat-sheet” of helpful phrases.
Maroma’s Mexican Immersion programme costs from US$240 per person and can be added to any holiday at the hotel. The price includes a Temazcal spa experience, an evening at Noches de Cantina including a special menu of Botanas and a tasting of Mezcal and beer, a tour of Maroma and the Spanish Language Immersion program. Nightly rates at Maroma Resort and Spa start from US$575 based on two sharing a Deluxe Garden View Room, including breakfast.
For more info: www.maromahotel.com
Photo credit: Maroma Resort and Spa