Riviera Maya

The Caribbean’s Newest Beach Hotel Is Now Open

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There’s yet another new hotel on Mexico’s Riviera Maya: The Beach House at Thompson Playa Del Carmen, which officially opened Tuesday in the bohemian seaside town. The 27-room villa-style property complements sister hotel Thompson Playa Del …

Playa del Carmen Resort Names GM

 Playa del Carmen’s Mahekal Beach Resort has named Julian Smaldoni its general manager, the property announced. Smaldoni will be managing all operational aspects of the 196-room property on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. The property recently completed a $16 million renovation project. …

Your New Year’s Day Hangover Cure Is This Rum Cocktail

 The Kraken cure By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you celebrated New Year’s Eve right, chances are you’ll be feeling a little worse for wear when January 1 rolls around. To make sure you don’t carry that feeling over to …

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 The Riviera Maya’s Mahekal Beach Resort is set to reopen in December, following the completion of a three-year, $16 million “re-imagination.” The project, which first launched in 2013, is slated for completion in mid-December. It will include the addition of …

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 The Mexican Caribbean’s newest spa  By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Mexican all-inclusive Grand Velas Riviera Maya will add new spa cabanas later this month. Debuting on November 23, the trio of cabanas will be located above the Ambassador pool, and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new all-inclusive resort has debuted in the Mexican Caribbean. Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya officially opened and welcomed its first guests on Nov. 4. It is the 17th Secrets-branded all-inclusive resort. The adults-only property …

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor PLAYA DEL CARMEN – From solicitous butlers to speed boats and free phone calls, Caribbean all-inclusive resorts are upping the ante when it comes to perks and inclusions. The latest to catch our attention: Sandos …

 Carnival Expands in Cozumel With $20 Million New Berth By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Corporation has expanded its operations in Cozumel with the launch of a third berth at its pier at Puerta Maya. Puerto Maya is the Caribbean …

 A special package for the holiday By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In celebration of the Día de los Muertos, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya will be offering a special package with an exclusive itinerary of tequila tasting, Mexican cooking classes, gourmet …

 New hire at soon-to-open Riviera Maya hotel By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Thompson Playa Del Carmen, which will open in Riviera Maya this fall, has named Julian Smaldoni as its General Manager. In his capacity as general manager, Smaldoni will oversee …

 The Riviera Maya’s bohemian beach escape By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Cancun gets kudos for its glitzy resorts. Playa Del Carmen’s laidback personality certainly has its appeal. But 90 minutes’ drive further south is an of-the-grid oasis where the Caribbean …

 Karisma to debut new property in Mexican beach enclave By Dana NilandCJ Contributor A new beach resort is coming to Tulum on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Karisma Hotels & Resorts has introduced the new El Dorado Seaside Suites located near …

 The Grand Velas Riviera Maya gets cooler By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We’ve seen butler service, speedboats and spa treatments but what’s next in all-inclusive perks? At Mexico’s Grand Velas Riviera Maya, the latest inclusion is a sweet one that’s …

 Above: Rosewood Mayakoba By the Caribbean Journal staff Rosewood Mayakoba on the Caribbean coast of Mexico is planning an “enhancement project” later this year. The property will be closing Sept. 7 for two weeks to allow for “the transformation of …

 Mexico’s Riviera Maya borders the Caribbean and stretches 86 miles south of Cancun, comprising the towns of Puerto Morelos, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum, as well as the island of Cozumel, six miles offshore. It’s the perfect sun-drenched place to …

 Above: the existing Breathless property in Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff AMResorts’ expansion push in the Caribbean is continuing. The company announced that it would be introducing its Breathless Resorts and Spas brand to the Riviera Maya on …

 Above: the Grand Velas Riviera Maya By the Caribbean Journal staff The Grand Velas Riviera Maya has named a new director of sales. The resort announced this week that it had named Georgina Godoy to the position, effective immediately. Godoy …

 Above: Rosewood Mayakoba By the Caribbean Journal staff Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has named Daniel Scott the new managing director of Rosewood Mayakoba, the company announced. Scott assumed the position on Oct. 1; he now oversees operations for the 130-room …