riviera maya

Secrets Opens Secrets Akumal

 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 …

The 10 Best Caribbean Nude Beaches

 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 …

Is This the Caribbean’s Most Powerful Spa Treatment?

 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 …

LATEST NEWS

 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 …

 CJ’s top luxury all-inclusive By Dana NilandCJ 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 …

 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 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 …

 Michelin quality in Mexico By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Grand Velas Riviera Maya resort is bringing together four top Maîtres Cuisiniers de France to present guests with a complimentary 10-course culinary experience at the resort’s Piaf restaurant. The dinners will be …

 It’s a question we get asked very often. “Which Caribbean island has the best beaches?” Well, it’s a bit more complicated than that. That’s because it’s hard to go to any island in the Caribbean and not find a world-class beach. But …

 It’s one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, and it’s one of the most significant economic contributors to Caribbean tourism: weddings. The Caribbean is the most romantic place in the world, and it’s the dream location for a destination …

 Above: a rendering of the property By the Caribbean Journal staff A new hotel in the Caribbean will soon have the Grand Hyatt name. The Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen is slated to open on the Riviera Maya on June …

Best Caribbean All Inclusive

 The Best Caribbean All-inclusive Resorts have always been about finding that perfect marriage between luxury and convenience; between excitement and relaxation; between comfort and personality. And the Best Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts is a story you might see in other places, …

 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: 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 …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor I’ve been lucky enough to stay at some nice hotels in my time, and more often than not there’s welcome token awaiting me in my room. Usually it’s a bottle of sparkling wine, a fruit …