SECRETS AKUMAL RIVIERA MAYA

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I have a Secret … well lots of them. And no, it is not that I am happy it is back to school time! OK … maybe a little. It’s actually Secret’s Resorts & Spas. The newest resort is opening this fall – WELCOME SECRETS AKUMAL RIVIERA MAYA.

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya opens November 1, 2015 and it makes the perfect vacation if you are looking for an adult escape! The resort is located in the heart of the Riviera Maya along those beautiful white sand beaches and calm, clear waters of Akumal.

The resort is one hour south of the Cancun airport and will open with 434 elegant suites, many with stunning ocean views.

This brand new resort offers adults a charming, picturesque vacation, complete with an exceptional Unlimited-Luxury® experience.

UNLIMITED-LUXURY® AMENITIES:

Welcome cocktail and cool towel

Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks each day

Unlimited premium alcoholic beverages

Complimentary mini-bar refreshed daily

24-hour room and concierge services

Pool and beach wait service

Non-motorized water sports

Open-air theatre

Fitness center

Complimentary greens fees at nearby Riviera Maya Golf Club

Internet access

Expansive oceanfront infinity pool and outdoor Jacuzzi

All taxes and gratuities

So if the kids are heading back to school (or already there), or if you are looking for a romantic couples vacation, girls getaway or relaxing time at the spa; make sure you look to the new Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya. We all deserve a little “me” time and this is the perfect place.

For more details click here –> http://applev.ac/1Sk7Bao

 

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National Tequila Day

Last week was National Tequila Day. Did you know Americans drink 50 million liters of tequila annually? This is actually more tequila than consumed in Mexico! This is according to the Today Show.

Of course tequila is good when included in a refreshing beverage, but it can also be used as an ingredient when cooking spectacular recipes. Here is a recipe for “Spicy Tequila Chicken”. I am going to try this one myself.

Spicy Tequila Chicken

Step 1:

Cut 6 chicken breasts into long strips.

 Step 2:

Combine:

1/2 cup of clear tequila

Juice from 6 limes

1 generous tablespoon of chili powder

2 jalapeno peppers finely chopped

1 tablespoon of minced garlic

1 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of black pepper

 Step 3:

Combine chicken breasts and marinade.

Let ingredients sit for at least one hour in refrigerator.

 Step 4:

Grill Chicken until it is nicely browned.

 Step 5:

Sprinkle your favorite queso on top.

Serve atop your favorite tortilla or rice.

Tell us, how do you like your tequila?

5 Reasons to Choose a Destination Wedding

Dreams Los Cabos

Dreams Los Cabos

Written by Carley Bobb, AVDW Wedding Guest Coordinator

With the summer months creeping up, the Apple Vacations Destinations Weddings department is ready to be at your assistance for all your travel purposes! Need a little convincing as to why selecting a destination wedding is the right choice for your special day?

Here are 5 reasons that a destination wedding is the perfect way to say “I do”:

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Destination Weddings: April Showers Bring May Flowers

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Zihui & Luke Wedding

Written by Carley Bobb

As the rainy season ends, you will start to notice beautiful spring flowers in bloom!

Although their natural essence as ground flowers is breathtaking, we at Apple Vacations could not think of a better way to capture the elegance of these flowers than in a destination wedding bouquet!

From vibrant, to subtle, we have compiled a list of some of the best combinations of flowers for the bride to hold on the first day of the rest of her life!

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Destination Weddings: Remembering the Big Day

Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana

Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana

Written by Carley Bobb

When selecting ways to remember your big day, guest books are a classic. Here is a brief but sentimental list of different ways to transform the traditional guest book into the perfect way to remember your special day!

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Where is your dream destination wedding spot?

Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa

Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa

Written by Juliana Gover, AVDW Specialist.

Everyone has the perfect picture of their dream wedding.

What do you want to see around you while you stand up there saying “I do” to the person of your dreams? A castle for the grandists, a church for the traditionalists, a field for the boho types, a beach for the romantic? Where you first met for those sentimentalists or a secret garden for those naturalists?

The options are literally limitless. As long as the two of you are together and there is someone there to conduct, it is a wedding.

But for those of you who want to follow the amazing trend and get away, maybe save some money, and have a destination wedding — where do you go?! When it comes to selecting that dream destination wedding, how do you choose where you are going to stay and share that special kiss? You could have a beach or garden wedding on every coast and anywhere plant life can grow, so where in the world do you want to go?

Let us help you decide…

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Launching Luxury Villas Online

Villa, Bird of Paradise Caribbean, Anguilla

Villa, Bird of Paradise -Caribbean, Anguilla

Written by Su-Jit Lin & Robert Eastman, Managing Director, Luxury Villa Program

Decades ago, we had Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and today, the AWE channel. Growing up, MTV Cribs was the seedling of our nesting instincts.

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