Escape the Chill with Apple Vacations Spring SuperSale

Want to save up to 40% on you next vacation to Mexico or The Caribbean? Well you are in luck, because Apple Vacations Spring SuperSale is on!

We have all “chilled out” enough this winter and more snow is in the forecast for many states this week. There is no better time to head south to the warm and sunny beaches of Mexico & The Caribbean and start the spring thaw.

Apple Vacations is offering some great pricing to Mexico & The Caribbean. Here are 5 helpful hints to help you navigate the sale and get the best deal possible during our Spring SuperSale.

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Secrets Aura & Sunscape Sabor Cozumel

The Caribbean island of Cozumel is paradise off the eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It was almost purchased by Abe Lincoln in 1861 and was once an historic stop over for grazing pirates.

Today, the pristine getaway trades pirates and conquistadors for vacationers and two awesome but different resorts — Secrets Aura Cozumel and Sunscape Sabor Cozumel.

Secrets Aura, known by its “Adults Only” status, has the feel of a secret and exclusive location built for romance and relaxation. Perfect for anniversaries or celebrations, Secrets Aura is an all-inclusive honeymooner’s dream.

On the other side, all-inclusive Sunscape Sabor features 2,000 feet of white sand beach made for vacationers of any type — families, couples, singles, honeymooners and wedding parties. Sabor also has fun-filled activities at the Explorer’s Club, a fully supervised program for children, making this resort the ultimate fun-and-sun getaway.

When it comes to relaxation and pampering, the two resorts have a lot in common. Secrets Aura comes loaded with impressive Secrets Spa by Pevonia, which uses the latest hydrotherapy and indigenous treatments to get you to a point of relaxation you didn’t know existed. Meanwhile, the also impressive Sunscape Spa by Pevonia lets you relax and reset with over 35 different treatments.

If action is your thing, both resorts take advantage of all Cozumel has to offer. With astonishing coral reefs and crystal water, Secrets Aura is known for water events like sea kayaking, snorkeling, sailing or windsurfing.

Similarly, Sunscape Sabor offers scuba diving and reef snorkeling on or near the second largest barrier reef in the world — the Great Mesoamerican Reef.

Every room at Secrets Aura is made to impress, each coming with a four-poster canopy king-size bed or two double beds, your private terrace or balcony and full marble bathroom with Jacuzzi. At Sunscape Sabor, each room features a king bed, balcony or terrace and flat screen TV. However, the views vary depending on the room type.

If food is your thing, the options are plenty at both resorts. Secrets Aura brings four á la carte gourmet restaurants and a buffet venue where reservations are not required. You also have the option of sneaking away for a romantic meal in your suite or on the beach, a great addition that shouldn’t be overlooked. At Sunscape Sabor there are six restaurants (four á la carte and two buffet options) to fit all tastes and hungers of you and your family.

Whether your tastes are with Secrets Aura’s epic relaxation and romance or Sunscape Sabor’s family fun and beauty, Cozumel makes sure that whichever resort you pick will be the right one.

If you want to book this resort or learn more about Secrets Aura Cozumel or Sunscape Sabor Cozumel , call your travel agent or follow this link http://applev.ac/19VT6hO

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Secrets Vallarta Bay…..The best all-inclusive resort ever.

One of our employees, Marilyn Hagy better known as M.J., blogged about her trip to Secrets Vallarta Bay and we wanted to share her experience with our Juice readers!

It really is UNLIMITED-LUXURY®!

From the time you walk into the lobby, you are wowed!  Their greeting couldn’t be friendlier and the service is superb the whole way through.

They use the color purple (my favorite) in such a classy way all throughout the resort.

The view from your balcony is spectacular.  You see beautiful pools, beach, ocean and then the picturesque mountains of Puerto Vallarta.  Every night you could sit on the balcony and see fireworks down the beach.

The food was spectacular from fruit ceviche (fruit cup diced really small and served in martini glasses), to nachos at the pool, to filet mignon and lobster for dinner.

The area of Puerto Vallarta cannot be beat either.  Secrets Vallarta Bay is in a great location to easily experience the magnitude of culture and events that make up the inviting city.

Well…it seems like there should be more to say, however, the place just leaves me speechless!

 

Stay at Secrets Resorts & Spas

 One of our employees, Nina M. Scimenes, blogged about her trip to Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun.  We wanted to share her blog with our Juice readers!

Secrets Resorts & Spas is included in Apple Vacations’ Summer Fun for Everyone sale , and it is appropriate because a stay at one of the adults-only beachfront properties is beyond ‘fun’!  You can expect a spectacular beach vacation with the inclusions of Unlimited-Luxury® with spacious accommodations, unlimited top-shelf spirits, gourmet dining without reservations, 24-hour room service, nightly entertainment and more.  What’s not to love?

View of infinity pools at Secrets SIlversands

View of infinity pools at Secrets SIlversands

 

This past July I soaked up the sun for three days at Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun with my best friend.  I loved every second of our getaway.  The resort is very modern and chic and you feel it as soon as you enter the main lobby and see the sculpture of silver fish.  We received a warm welcome from the staff with a cold hand towel and glass of champagne!

 

It was the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. From peaceful pampering at the Secrets Spa by Pevonia, to an exciting bike ride into Puerto Morelos, we enjoyed the best of both worlds. Most of our time was spent lounging poolside near Manatees and sipping on refreshing cocktails at the swim up-bar.   When the sun goes down the party continues with lively entertainment.  One night we enjoyed a captivating performance at ShowTime Theater, Secrets Idol, presented by Secrets Entertainment Team.  Guests competed in a singing competition and the judges were also guests.  The music selection got us on our feet dancing.

Lobby Bar at night

Lobby Bar at night

Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun offered a variety of dining options.  Each morning I enjoyed a hearty breakfast at World Café complete with a Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar! The ceviche at Oceana was one of my favorite meals and it is served al fresco overlooking the main pool.  El Patio is my favorite restaurant at the resort, not just because it serves authentic Mexican cuisine, but the warm ambiance is very inviting and just down right adorable. As soon as you enter the restaurant, there is a tree with blown glass hearts dangling, making the perfect photo opportunity. At least one Mexican meal is a must when in Mexico! I highly recommend the delicious guacamole and El Paster pork tacos. And of course, while we were there, we just had to order 24-hour room service one night for a midnight snack! There is truly something for everyone.

 

With 12 stunning Secrets Resorts & Spas to choose from, there is defiantly a perfect resort for you. Recently, SecretsResorts.com added a resort finder to their newly revamped website. http://www.secretsresorts.com/resort-finder. How clever! By answering a series of questions about what you expect from a vacation, you can find the Secrets Resort that is perfect for you. Sun, sand and special moments are waiting for you. Enjoy your getaway.

 

Secrets Royal Beach Resort & Spa – Punta Cana

We have the cure for your Spring Fever! For those of you suffering from unpleasant cold weather, constant wind and snowfall and dreary days, your distress is over. Start thinking of warm weather, pristine beaches, unlimited gourmet cuisine and endless top-shelf spirits.

 

Read about a recent review of Secrets Royal Beach Resort & Spa, located in Punta Cana. As told by Apple Vacations own Kathleen Kroos, who recently vacationed there.

We left Philadelphia on a cold early January morning.  We left our coats in the car and boarded the airport shuttle for what was to be the most relaxing trip we had ever taken.   Even the plane ride over was restful!  Frontier Airlines seated us with plenty of leg room and the cabin crew was very pleasant.  We loved the quaint thatched roofed on the Punta Cana airport and were amazed by the efficiency of the airport staff.  All accompanied by the music of a local band.  We then met the Amstar rep., in his red and blue flowered shirt, who then showed us to our mini-bus for the ride to the hotel.

We were the second stop for the bus.  It was a pleasant comfortable ride. Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana had a beautiful exterior.  It’s in a park-like setting with a pretty little lake running through it. The hotel porters had already taken our bags and we went into the lovely lobby to register and be taken to our room.  Our room was sumptuous!  The king-sized bed was very comfortable and every evening it was decorated with rose petals.  Our balcony had a lovely view of the courtyard and lazy river below.  The bathroom was very convenient and beautifully decorated.  It had a room for the toilet and a vanity with double sink and a beautiful walk in shower.  My husband is an amputee and they had included a chair for him to sit in while showering.  Every one of our needs were taken care of by the hotel staff!

 

 

After looking at the room we put on our bathing suits and strolled around the pool, the lazy river and then down to the beautiful beach for a delicious snack, a stroll along the waterand an opportunity to sit a stare at our beautiful surroundings.  Other than the occasional waiter taking our drink orders we relaxed to the sound of the waves, and the far off sounds of other happy travelers enjoying their day.

The first night we chose the Oceana seafood restaurant for dinner (good food and service) and later went to the entertainment in the courtyard just outside the hotel.  We listened to beautiful music and laughed at comedians.  We were pretty tired after our trip and went to bed early that night.

We had a great breakfast the next morning at the buffet and took our mimosas out to the beach to sit in the lounge chairs and enjoy the view.  After we’d been there about an hour, a man came up and invited us to a dance class.  He was gorgeous!  I took the class right on the beach just to watch this guy!  So did a large number of other women.  The rest of that day and the next are just one relaxing blur of relaxation, great food and friendly people all having a wonderful time!

Located amidst palm trees, lush vegetation and manicured gardens on an expansive sugar-white beach, this colorful Caribbean resort offers adults a seaside escape to romance, relaxation and Unlimited-Luxury®.

 

I Have a Secret – Secrets Capri

 

 

I know you are not supposed to have “favorites” when you work with so many hotels in Mexico & The Caribbean, and if you do, you are not supposed to talk about them right? It’s like, when you have children, you never say which one is really your favorite.  But I do have a favorite Secrets Resort – Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun. I love it. I have written about it many times before.  It is currently a part of Apple Vacations SuperSale, so I wanted to feature it here again. If you are considering a vacation at this resort, you are making a great choice.

If you book with Apple Vacations, all of the Secrets Resorts and Spas have non-stop transfers to and from the resort, and you do not need wristbands, dining reservations or towel cards.  The service, staff, dining and amenities are exceptional at all of them as well. They are adults only unlimited luxury ™. Secrets Capri, however just speaks to me from the moment I walk in. It’s a smaller, more manageable resort for me and that is exactly what I prefer on a vacation. It reminds me of a colonial plantation resort on the west coast of Mexico.   It is very easy to walk around, and nothing seems too far away. The pool is a perfect size with space to relax and be alone, but also a pool bar to be social with other guests if you prefer.  The Cactus Club Ceviche & Taco Bar next to the pool and beach, is not to be missed.  Oceana the Fresh Seafood and Seaside Grill & Caribbean Steakhouse offer spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea while you dine.  And, the food at all restaurants is just spectacular. The rooms at Secrets Capri are a perfect size, they are a little bit larger than I was expecting and the bathrooms are beautifully decorated.  Even the beautiful yellow color of the resort is just calming.

Sure Secrets Maroma has one of THE  most amazing beaches in the world, and Secrets Silversands has a spectacular infinity pool and is a bit livelier, and Secrets the Vine is just breathtaking and in the middle of  Cancun, but Secrets Capri has my heart. Vacationing and visiting Secrets Capri is truly treat for me, since most of my vacations are family oriented and this resort is adults only.  But I cannot wait to get back here soon, very soon.

 

Apple Vacations’ 2012 Platinum Agency Retreat

What do 165 participants, 3 nights & temperatures in the 80′s all add up to?

 

Apple Vacations’ 2012 Platinum Agency Retreat – Secrets The Vine Cancun

 

Apple Vacations’ 2012 Platinum Agency Retreat. Secrets The Vine Cancun hosted, NOW Jade had us over to Sip, Savor & See. A Town Hall Meeting updated everyone on what’s happening at Apple Vacations, Amstar & AM Resorts. Site Inspections, Optional Excursions, Pool/Beach time and cocktail receptions rounded out the rest of the time. A pool side gala, featuring entertainment by Il Divo, brought the Retreat to a close.

A wonderful event, a great group of agents and 100 million reasons to say Thank You to each of them!

Check out my pics to see a more up close view of the event!