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VIDEO: On the Beach in the Riviera Maya

 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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The 10 Best Getaways to Try in Mexico

 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 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. …

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 The Kraken cure By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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 …

 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-Gabbadon CJ 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, …

 A very cool new opening in Mexico By the Caribbean Journal staff A major addition to Playa del Carmen is now officially open. Thompson Playa del Carmen, the brand’s first Caribbean region hotel, debuted on the Riviera Maya this weekend. The …

 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 …

 Going to a nude beach is something of an art. And while there are nude beaches all over the world, the best nude beaches anywhere are on the sands of the Caribbean. Of course, there are varying degrees of what …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It might be one of the rarest spa treatments in the Caribbean — and among the most powerful. It’s Viceroy Riviera Maya’s Temazcal Ritual, now offered in a larger and improved sweat lodge. The treatment, which …

 A special package for the holiday By Dana Niland CJ 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, …

 CJ’s top luxury all-inclusive By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The Grand Velas Riviera Maya on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast has appointed Natalie Smith as its East Coast Sales Representative. In her new role, Smith will take on the responsibility of overseeing …

 The bohemian beach town is growing quickly By the Caribbean Journal staff Tulum, the tucked-away bohemian enclave of Mexico’s Caribbean-coast Riviera Maya, is seeing its property market surge. The beach town is experiencing a major lift in values of both …

  Sometimes an all-inclusive resort is best for a luxury experience. There is that extra degree of luxury, the one of never having to reach for your wallet, of leaving nothing to chance, so you can completely relax and soak it all in …

 Karisma to debut new property in Mexican beach enclave By Dana Niland CJ 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 …

 The Grand Velas Riviera Maya gets cooler By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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 …

 

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