The recent opening of the Riviera Maya's newest luxury resort promises to be a favorite with honeymooners.
Tucked along a secluded strip of beach between Cancun and Playa del Carmen on Mexico's Riviera Maya - while still expanding - it currently boasts 103 lavish suites, three dining venues, four pools, a fitness center, spa and convenience store.
This Leading Hotels of the World resort promises to become a darling of the Riviera Maya with all-suite accommodations ranging from junior to master suites with up to three bedrooms. All feature either a kitchenette or full service kitchen, depending on your selection. Master suites feature a washer and dryer and all have bathrooms fit for royalty with sweeping marble counters, large shower stall, Jacuzzi and Bulgari amenities. Breathtaking ocean views and outdoor Jacuzzi on private terraces offer total privacy.
El Faro Grill dishes up fresh seafood and prime steaks with a Mediterranean touch, while the Lobby Café and Bar serve frosty drinks, sandwiches and snacks. The Heaven Beach Bar is the place for casual beach and poolside dining.
Four pools (one just for adults), a calm sea and plenty of water sports and beach games guarantee plenty to do. The resort also offers a variety of free classes, including Spanish, Salsa, Zumba, aqua fitness and more.
Bicycles, snorkeling gear, golf clubs,kayaks and sailboats are also available for rent. In addition, the resort offers a romantic catamaran sail one night a week, free of charge. For golfers, there are 12 area championship courses to choose from and tennis players can sign up for a game or lessons on the resort's private grass courts.
Should you wish to say, "I Do," or even renew your wedding vows or celebrate any special occasion while you're there the resort will accommodate all of your wishes.
The luxurious honeymoon haven's full service spa comes with a slate of massages, facials and body wraps. You can book a romantic couple's massage or the mystical Maya massage which soothes not only the body but the soul with a "spiritual cleansing." Book it on the beach and it is even more special beginning with the mournful call of a conch shell, followed by a reverent rite involving herbs and special prayers.
The fully-stocked Gourmet Food Market has a good selection of everything from freshly baked goods, deli treats, fruit, vegetables and drinks including soft drinks, beer, liquors and fine wines. Some cosmetics, sun care products, drugstore sundries and over-the-counter medicines are also available.
Unique to the resort, Grand Residences serves an authentic English high tea every afternoon from 4 - 5 p.m. on the lobby terrace. It becomes a special event with a variety of teas brewed at your table, highlighted by delicious scones with clotted cream and jelly, cucumber sandwiches and delicate homemade pastries.
For more information visit: http://www.grandresidencesrivieracancun.com/