December 9, 2013

Secrets The Vine - Cancun Mexico Part 1 of 2

Secrets The Vine is ranked #8 out of 173 hotels in Cancun as per Trip Advisor and I completely agree with this ranking. We paid more than we usually pay for an all-inclusive resort for a week but since last year Ive been eying for this resort. It was worth every penny!

Here are the top reasons why you should stay at the Secrets The Vine in Cancun, Mexico:

Coffee Shop
Their coffee shop is amazing.  And yes… better than Starbucks (never thought that I would ever say that!). I drank way too many lattes but since they were included I did not give a dam.  Claudia made the cutest coffee art. They also offered the best bran and banana muffins that I ever tasted. And as a mid-afternoon snack, they also offered various mini-sandwiches that which were equally delicious.

Room Service
We only took advantage of the room service once for breakfast and regretted not doing it more. The meal is served on a fancy well placed table on wheels. The meal is kept hot in a storage unit under the table. The view from our balcony was amazing therefore we decided to eat our meal outside. By the way, not only breakfasts are served. You can get it 24/7 and heard that all meals were good. 

We ate like royalty at every. single. meal. - many many calories were consumed but what the hell! All food was amazing including the morning and lunch buffets. The "à la carte" restaurants were to die for. No reservations are needed for all restaurants. That is nice! We mostly enjoyed the Dragon. Kudos to Chef William, a young French Canadian from Thetford Mines, Quebec.

Kitchen Tour
We are not one to participate in many on-site organized activities but the one that caught our interest was the Kitchen Tour. Chef William conducted the tour and we were amazed by the logistics, the cleanliness and the hard working individuals that it takes to operate a state-of-the-art kitchen. I was totally surprised that all food including the bread, the pasta, the desserts, the ice cream were all made behind the scenes. I was happy for this planet to learn that they recycle immensely. Only 500 kilos of organic waste is generated every day. Other fact that I retained was that they used 1080 eggs a day... that is a lot of hens and one happy rooster!

We were offered an upgrade to a “Preferred Room” for an additional $120 US a night but we opted for the basic room with no regrets. At home, Bidou and I sleep in a King Size bed but at the time of check-in they was only had 2 Queen Size beds available. We took it and slept like babies all week! The room is spacious and very well decorated. The bathroom is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.  It consisted of a double head shower stall in which my entire family could have bathed together, a separate enclosed toilet, 2 very modern sinks and a lot of shelves for your toiletries. Their closets were gigantic.  Also included was a very well stocked mini-fridge with soft-drinks, bottle water and “cerveza”.

Part 2 will be posted tomorrow! 


  1. I'm so jealousssss! That's pretty awesome that they had a kitchen tour!

  2. This is all inclusive?? This sounds fantastic! Was room service included in the price too or was that extra?