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A New Chef at Grand Velas

 Wayu “Light” Wattanakamin has been named Head Restaurant Chef of Sen Lin restaurant at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Mexico. In this new role, Chef Light will develop a new menu for the Asian-inspired restaurant, balancing modern and ancient …

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New Family Suites at Grand Velas

 Mexico’s Grand Velas resorts have added new two-bedroom family suites, the property announced this week. The 2,000-square-foot suite all feature one king-bed suite and a suite with two queen beds interconnecting, along with a private terrace with jungle or ocean …

Sleek New UNICO Hotel Opens Doors in Mexico

 A sleek new hotel has opened its doors on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, and it’s got a secret: it’s an adults only all inclusive. It’s called UNICO 20°87° Riviera Maya, and it’s one of the most exciting all inclusives …

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Clothing Optional Resorts

 If you want to pack light – and we mean really light – there are a handful of Caribbean resorts where you’ll need little more than sunscreen and flip-flops, and nothing will come between your buns and sun. If that …

Riviera Maya Resorts

 Mexico’s Caribbean coast is a culturally rich, energetic and colorful place that is among the region’s most vibrant travel destinations. And happily Riviera Maya resorts live up to the area’s palpable authenticity. Indeed, the Riviera Maya, the coastal corridor that …

Best All-Inclusive Resorts

 The definition of “all inclusive resorts” has been changing. What used to mean endless buffet lines and mass-produced travel kitsch is rapidly becoming something very different, both in response to changing tastes and the arrival of new kinds of travelers. …

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 A new hotel brand is coming to the Mexican Caribbean: UNICO Hotels and Resorts. The brand’s first hotel is slated to open on the Riviera Maya early next year: UNICO Hotel Riviera Maya. The property will have 448 guest rooms, …

 The Riviera Maya, Mexico¹s stunning Caribbean coastline, is one of the top destinations for foreigners to find their happily ever after — and it’s one of the region’s top retirement destinations. To learn more, Caribbean Journal talked to Riviera Maya Property …

Vidanta Riviera Maya

 A gem on the Caribbean coast of Mexico By Angela RodriguezCJ Contributor It was late when I finally arrived at Vidanta Riviera Maya’s vast lobby to check in and the first thing that struck me was a disorienting feeling that …

Vidanta Riviera Maya Spa

 Exploring Vidanta Riviera Maya’s Spatium spa By Angela RodriguezCJ Contributor In Lak’ech is a traditional Mayan greeting that means “I am you, and you are me.” The physical ritual of placing one hand over your heart replaces the spoken greeting and …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor The sun’s out. And so is a pair of swimmers, bobbing in the cerulean sea near Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. The breeze is strong, and as frothy waves lap the shore a pair of …

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 All inclusive Mexico: it’s a different part of the country, and often a very comfortable and luxurious one. We’ve always said that there’s no shortage of top All Inclusive Mexico resorts, particularly the eastern coast of Mexico. Indeed, the 81-mile stretch between Puerto …

 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. …

 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 …

 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 …

 The Occidental Grand Xcaret resort has expanded its beach facilities. The property recently completed a $280,000 upgrade to the Arena Beach Lounge areas at the all-inclusive resort, which is adjacent to the Xcaret Park near Playa del Carmen. The lounge, …

 Some islands have beautiful beaches. Some islands have great all inclusive resorts. These two things don’t always come together — but sometimes, you find places with both. Indeed, a big part of the all-inclusive experience is having everything you need — …

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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 …