Saturday, December 31, 2016


Special clients just returned from a wonderful stay at the 

Below is his Trip Advisor Review.

Hi Denise,
I posted a review on Trip Advisor today.

Great resort.  Spotless, perfect, etc.
The room was great.  This was the simplest “junior suite” they have.  The “silver suites” are further away, and it seems the only upgrade is a two-person Jacuzzi and double vanity.  The better suites face either the beach or a semi-private pool, but certainly not worth it for me.  The room was beautiful, large, with an elegant bathroom w/jacuzzi tub, and with excellent maid and turndown service. 24-hour room service available, but we didn’t order anything.  Stocked mini-bar included.

Beach was beautiful, private-like and well-maintained. (Beaches are federal property, but the hotel had a tractor turning the sand and clearing any debris several times a day.  Of course there was towel and bar service, and little palapas (thatch cabanas) for shade. Plus beach volleyball.  The sea was too rough when we were there, but they have kayaks and catamarans available.

Main pool was equally nice—large, centrally located, with poolside bars, towels and waiter service. Lots of pool chairs, some shade available, etc.

Lots of activities—exercise, cultural, shows. Really an enthusiastic entertainment staff. We saw an really top-notch magic show, an interesting acrobatic performance, aw a bit of the usual Mexican band, but skipped the Michael Jackson show. Two resorts down (Vidanta) they had Cirque du Soleil. We met a family staying there wo said it  was a fabulous show. (At the airport they had hawkers for a time-share there—and $250 cash premium, but it would have taken two hours and then we would have had to get a cab for to get there.)

I am not a “total inclusive” fan, because I would much rather explore the area, but this was really a great experience.

We took one excursion to Copa, which is a relatively new site, about 30 minutes inland from Tulum.  It was a good value, and an interesting experience. It has the tallest pyramid of the Yucatan, but I am told that it is to close shortly for restoration work, and might not be available.

We also took a cab to Playa del Carmen and the ferry to Cozumel. We rented a scooter and travelled around the island to the San Gervasio ruins and the beach.  The ruins were fun, but more so because we got there ourselves on the scooter. We stopped at a beachside bar/restaurant Senor Iguanas.  Its right at the end of the cross island road. Great food and good prices.


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Friday, December 2, 2016


My son and "daughter"-in-law honeymooned at the Secrets Maroma Beach Resort in the Riviera Maya in October.

"Secrets Maroma Beach was an amazing honeymoon. The resort was large enough that despite the fact that there was no vacancy, we never had a problem finding a palapa at the beach, a spot at the pool, a table at any of the restaurants, etc. The restaurants were all good, though the Italian and Hibachi were our favorites.
The beach is  beautiful and large and groomed in the mornings. The pols are also beautiful, with 1 swim-up pool, and a DJ. There's a mini gold course, soccer billiards, darts, ping pong, billiards...lots to do! There are hammocks and suspended nest loungers for relaxing.

The rooms were one of the best aspects of the resort. As an architect, I appreciate the open layout of the room, making it feel much larger and homely. Our swim-out pool was perfect for quick dips or relaxing by semi-private poolside. The luxury hydrotherapy spa was very relaxing.  

The AMStar staff was great about suggesting and booking excursions. We enjoyed Luxury Sailing and Snorkeling, Coba and Tulum tours, Xcaret park and dinner show, jungle zip lining and ATV riding, and Rio Secreto cavern exploration. They were all amazing in their own ways!

We highly recommend Secrets Maroma for your honeymoon or whatever vacation you're looking for! Perfect for lounging on the beach, exploring the mysterious ancient Mayan Riviera, adventuring through the jungle, or a combination of them all!"

Nick and Stephanie

Thank you so much Nick and Stephanie!

Contact Denise to confirm your dream Honeymoon.    314-660-3039

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