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Check Into Ventus Marina El Cid For Your Honeymoon
Family-owned El Cid has added another stellar resort to its collection, showcasing the traditional warmth of Mexico and offering the perfect honeymoon haven.
Located in Puerto Morelos along the Riviera Cancun, the all-inclusive Ventus at Marina El Cid fully embraces and enhances the concept of “mi casa es su casa,” so prevalent south of the border, Even the staff’s signature greeting of placing hand over heart, conveys the Maya message: “With my hand on my heart, I salute my guests.”
Located between glitzy Cancun and the bustling Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos is worlds apart from its neighbors, offering a tranquility lost by them long ago. You’ll find no dance club, no spring breakers, no foam parties and no loud music along these shores.
What you will find is low-key luxury tucked into 290 balconied suites – two dozen of which with swim-up pools - next to a tangle of mangroves lining the tranquil Caribbean Sea.
The Feeling Of….
Their overall theme circulates around, “The Feeling Of,” drawing on the emotions enveloping you as you journey through the art, décor, and feel of the property with its distinctive aromas and scents.
Guestrooms are tastefully decorated with attractive hardwood furnishings and equipped with Satellite TV, in-room safes, coffee-maker, extra plush beds with feather pillows and more. Bathrooms are stocked with organic soaps and shampoos made from local plants. Even the toilet paper is tied with a festive yellow ribbon.
Dining options are guaranteed to sate every appetite with several gourmet restaurants and bars showcasing cuisine from around the globe with a host of wines and other beverages to complement it.
One of the most popular is the casual Mercado de Dolores, featuring seven different options under one roof where you can select from: Mexican, Italian, Asian fusion, crepes, salads and sandwiches. Also located there is Aromas, which seems to have been specially created for anyone with a sweet tooth. From 7 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. you’ll find a tasty selection of pastries and gooey desserts topped off by rich coffee from Chiapas.
For something more romantic and more formal, the candlelit Ile de France highlights nouvelle cuisine made with fresh ingredients in a menu created by Paul Bocuse-trained Chef Guillaume David Ramirez.
If you want more options, slip next door to their sister property Hotel Marina El Cid & Beach Resort where you’ll find a host of other restaurants.
When night falls, grab a few drinks at Bar Abnia where you can savor a variety of cool, tall drinks – including some Mexican specialties such as the “Beso de Fuego,” (Kiss of Fire) laced with tequila, orange liqueur, soda, chile serrano and passion fruit. While you’re there you’ll be serenaded by live music, luring you to dance the night away.
For the ultimate relaxation experience, you and your partner should check into El Cocay Spa, where you can surrender to time-honored Maya healing treatments and massages in oceanfront cabanas where the sounds of the sea will lull you into total bliss while you’re being pampered.
Indoor spa facilities include hydrotherapy, steam room and sauna, as well as a hair and nail salon and Ventus signature boutique.
The large main pool meanders throughout the pristine resort but for something more private, an adult-only infinity pool overlooking the ocean, with beachside palapas and two Jacuzzis beckon, guarantees serenity and relaxation.
A host of water activities such as: kayaks, paddle boards, boogie boards, Hobie cats and windsurf are available on site and are part of the all-inclusive experience. IF – and when you’re ready to venture off property, the resort can arrange local excursions.
The only thing you’ll have to worry about when visiting Ventus El Cid is….not wanting to check out.
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