Cancun Secrets The Vine Resort Luxury Beach Adults Only 5-Star Resort & Spa
Date: Dec. 02, 2012
A few weeks ago my husband asked me to tag along with him on a business trip to Cancun Mexico for a few nights in a brand new 5-star hotel that just opened up in October called Secrets The Vine. This 27 story resort hotel is magnificent, located on the beach of the “Hotel Zone” in Cancun is truly amazing. Over the years there has been a lot of attention on the new resorts in the Riviera Maya and not a lot of fanfare for Cancun. If you have not stayed in Cancun along the hotel zone in a while it’s worth a look, a lot of new renovations of resort properties have been taken place over the past few years with The Vine being one of the newest additions.
Secrets The Vine is truly a contemporary modern resort hotel, it’s sleek and “chic” for the traveler who wants a sophisticated elegant hotel that is perfect for honeymooners and couples looking to get away on a scenic beautiful beach. It reminded me of a Miami South Beach feel, Modern and hip.
The hotel is situated between the Hard Rock to the South and the newly renovated Sandos to the North, all located beach front. The Vine Cancun is Secrets newest luxury adults only resort hotel in Mexico located along Cancun’s hotel zone facing the long white sandy stretch of beach that meanders for miles along the Atlantic ocean. This brand new luxury 5-star resort hotel is gleaming and immaculate with 28 stories tall, 495 rooms and the awarding winning interior designed makes this property elegant.
The resort name implies the enjoyment of fine wine and this resort bring a distinguished touch to the adults-only vacation. The lobby houses the Vine Bar, a designated wine tasting area for guests, featuring a wine wall with nearly 3,000 varieties. A good selection of house wines from Chile are served and included in the all-inclusive package, guests can purchase up-graded brands and vintages starting out at around $50 and up.
The rooms are a combination of ocean view and lagoon rooms with floor to ceiling windows and a walk out patio with fantastic panorama views of the ocean and lagoon. Rooms are spacious with soft interior colors, wood floors, contemporary wood furniture, up-graded linens beautiful bathrooms, floor to ceiling glass shower, mini-frig stocked, safe, easy storage closets with drawers, large screen TV, wifi and patio furniture to relax and enjoy the morning sunrise or sunset. The lighting system is a little unique and a little bit confusing and a mystery at times. To many options for turning off and on lights.
The resort has 7 restaurants and 4-swimming pools along with the Atlantic Ocean.
The main restaurant World Café is a buffet-style for breakfast, lunch that is lively and casual, traditional dishes along with flavors of Mexico – in Mexican Buffet style with communal & private seating.
Bluewater Grill – Specialty Steak House - Indoor & outdoor dining facing an exposed kitchen surrounded by leather, ala cart dining with a variety of sea food and steaks grilled, Very good. No reservation are accepted in advance, popular restaurant within the hotel, during the high season you can expect to wait 1-hour for a table to open up. Dress is country club casual. Open for dinner from 6pm to 11pm.
Dragons Restaurant – Asian Fusion Signature Restaur - Elegant, eclectic fine dining celebrating the distinctive flavors found in the Far East. Sushi Bar with Fully Trained Master Sushi Chef. Open for dinner from 6pm to 11pm. Dress Code: country club Casual.
Bistrotheque - Serving fresh seafood delights. Open from 11am to 11pm. Dress Code: Casual.
The Vine Bar & Café – Located in the main lobby area, specialty coffees, freshed baked pastries and sandwiches are served. Opens at 6:30am till 10pm.
Nebbiolo is a specialty Italian Restaurant - Indoor and outdoor dining in a modern Italian decor Antipasta Bar & stone pizza oven. Dinners are served a’la carte, dress is country club casual.
Sea Salt Grill – Offering indoor and outdoor dining facing an exposed kitchen and featuring steakhouse favorites. Casual
Ólio Mediterranean Cuisine
Flavors from Tunisia, Morocco, Greece and Spain served overlooking the pool area and Laguna with panorama up on the 12th floor. Casual
The hotels Spa by Pevonia has a main lounge called the Cenote, which is a re-creation of the fresh water Cenote’s around the Riviera Maya area. Be side the ocean and pools the resort provides complimentary green fees at Playa Mujeres Golf Course. Tee times need to be scheduled 24 hours in advance, and guests pay for their golf cart and transportation to/from the golf course.
Playa Mujeres Golf Course
The golf course is approximately 30 minute drive north of Cancun and located in a private estate setting. Pro shop and golf shop is very nice with Callaway club rentals and carts available. Bring a lot of golf balls, if you happen to run short, the golf maintenance guys will usually have a bag of ball for purchase on the course at a rate much less than the pro-shop. The course has staggered tee boxes and fairly wide fairways with lots of sand traps and other hazards. I have played this golf course of other occasions and there is very little pressure from other golfers. If you are a fast golfer, you can easily play 18-holes in 3 hours. Beautiful golf course with some holes facing the ocean. It’s worth a trip if you are a golfer.
The ocean is ruff and can be intimidating for swimmers who are not use to a rolling wave surf and a little bit of current. There is an area “roped” off for swimming and life guards monitor the activity of swimmers in the ocean. The resorts provides plently of chairs and lounges on the beach with umbrella’s for shade. Full service beach waiters and attendants are available. I would not recommend food service at the beach because of the birds can become aggressive, This beach is ideal for walking and strolling for miles and watching other people along the beach. There are occasional beach vendors walking up and down the beach selling their wares and day excursions.
This hotel is truly a 5 star luxury resort hotel. It has originality over conformity. A luxury hotel with a refreshing array of character and ambience while maintaining the highest standards without being standard. The widest variety of dining and guest service amenities available with a professional staff that delivers consistent service and attention to detail. This hotel is unique and distinctive. This is the kind of hotel you dream about and pamper yourself with.
Patsy James with Belize, Costa Rica & Peru TravelPOINTS just recently returned from visiting and staying at the new Secrets The Vine in Cancun. Patsy has great insider’s knowledge of Belize, Costa Rica, Belize & Mexico. Having spend many years traveling in and around Central America her knowledge has helped create unique travel experiences for clients’ dream vacation. Familiar with most common tourist attractions, Patsy also knows many “off the beaten track” secrets. Patsy has experience with destination weddings, eco-adventure & nature tours, group tours, spa experiences and jungle adventures makes her a wonderful partner to have while planning your next trip to Central America. Patsy can be reached at 1-800-626-3480.