I just returned from a trip to the new Secrets The Vine in Cancun, Mexico. This is a brand new adult only all inclusive hotel in the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone. This is Secrets first hotel in Cancun and they have set the standard. I have been to most of the top rated adult only hotels and to many of the Secrets and this was my favorite. Keep in mind this hotel has only been open for two weeks so I was not expecting everything to be perfect, but it was!
The minute you walk in to this hotel you realize you are in for a treat. The Lobby features Cancun’s first fireplace. They actually call it the living room not the Lobby. It is a gorgeous modern looking hotel with an enormous glassed in wine cellar. Check in was a breeze. We stayed in the Preferred club rooms so our butler came down to greet us, collect our bags and bring us to our room. The rooms at the Vine are the best ! They are very modern and HUGE. When you open the door the lights turn on and the lighting is all programmed for relax mode or reading etc. all controlled digitally with panels in each part of the room. The first thing you notice is the huge glass shower with dual shower heads. The room has enough closet space to stay for a month. The sliding glass doors are huge and they lead to an enormous furnished balcony with the best views in Cancun. You actually have an ocean view from the bed ! The linens are super nice and the bed was so comfortable. The best part of the room is NO marble floors! Most hotels have marble floors so you often need a pair of ice skates to get around your room. These floors are some sort of wood/pergo flooring. They are beautiful and SAFE. I know people say they do not care about the room but when you are doing an adult only hotel the quality of the room should be at the top of the list and the Secrets The Vine rooms are simply incredible.
Time to Eat ! Secrets has the best dining plan in the industry. All ala carte dining with NO reservations required. You are not on any agenda and you do not have to deal with certain seating times for dinner or some silly coupon that shows you have a reservation. The food is superior to ANY all inclusive hotel chain in the world! We ate at the Grill, the Peruvian restaurant and the Caribbean restaurant. It’s all gourmet and they start each meal with a nice refreshing pallet cleanser. The food is wonderful and the service is even better. Every restaurant also has an outside dining option. I have never seen this at any hotel. Indoor and outdoor seating at every restaurant. The Caribbean restaurant is only outside dining but it is a roof top restaurant with stunning sunset views. The hotel also has 24 hour room service and when they deliver they bring in a table complete with a white table cloth for you to eat on. It is like having your own little dining room and when your done they come get the table and you have your huge room back. During the day at the pool area the Chefs come out all at once with plates of appetizers and bring them to all the guests. We were in the pool and all of a sudden about 15 chefs come running out to the pool area with piles of tasty treats. I also thought it was very neat how accessible the Chefs were. At many of the restaurants the Chef actually delivers your entree and they come out to check on you at the end of your meal. If you are into Wine then the Vine is your hotel. They have wine tasting in the lobby area everyday and they offer the most impressive wine list I have ever seen. They also have a sommelier on site that runs the wine tasting and at dinner will help you with your wine pairing. I thought the house wines were excellent but they have any type of wine or champagne you would need. They do not try to sell you the more expensive wines and you are always welcome to sample before you purchase a bottle.
The beach is a huge with white fluffy sand and beach waiter service. The hotel has 3 pools in the main area and the private preferred club pool. The new Secrets does not have a swim up bar. This was a nice change compared to nearly all other hotels. No need for a swim up with the waiter service at the pool. It also made the pool area more enjoyable and clean ! The service around the pools and the common areas was magnificent. The Secrets is a high rise hotel so it is so easy to get around. From the Lobby you have five bars within a 2 minute walk. The elevators are fast and we never waited for more then a minute or two.
Currently we are running some great specials on this hotel so I would call today to take advantage of these special rates. This hotel is going to rocket to the top of all the review boards so call and book today !