Secrets-Akumal

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2017/05/15 14:59:04 (permalink)
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Secrets-Akumal

                just returned from 6 wonderful days in Akumal at the Secrets Resort.  I will start by stating that this was a 9.9 out of 10 because nothing is perfect!   Guard at the gate let us in immediately after he confirmed our reservation (he had a list-no phone calls!) and a bellman was waiting to take our bags and another to park the car.  A welcome glass of wine was in our hands within moments as we were taken to the Deluxe Rooms check-in (private).  Another drink offered (full, premium open bar) while the concierge went through the amenities.   the draw back was the arm twist to attend the "private" breakfast for the vacation rental pitch which we deftly avoided.   no reservations were required for any meals other than the Asian Fusion (bennehanna style) and eat wherever, whenever, whatever you wanted.  the pool bars had the same top shelf liquors as our premier building and the bartenders were more than willing to make whatever you wanted in whatever quantity you wanted.  and if you asked, they would just invent something for you.   there were activities during the day; yoga, cross fit, volleyball, basketball, beach bingo and more, so no complaints if you find yourself bored.  the wait staff were always there; ask and you shall receive.   tipping:  I tipped if the service was over the top, otherwise, at an all-inclusive, I considered it "included" and the service did not diminish if I didn't tip.  I watched some others tip constantly and others, not at all.   the room was outstanding.  ocean view, twice daily room service (towels, turndown, minibar refilling, etc) and so clean, you could eat off the floor.  whoever attended to our room did a wonderful job.   restaurants:  French (at there twice, soooo good!), Italian (also very good), Asian Fusion (too much hype), Seafood (also sooo good), International and Mexican (skipped those).  I can say honestly that every dinner was outrageously good.  Breakfast in the Market (cook to order eggs and too much other to describe) as well as another menu driven breakfast facility.  I cant begin to describe all the lunch choices.   I'm not an "all-inclusive" person; id rather rent a condo or house and go off the reservation, but I will honestly state that this was the best I've ever stayed at.   if you want more information, send me a private message.

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Re: Secrets-Akumal 2017/05/19 23:17:55 (permalink)
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Great trip report.  I've wondered about that resort, as it sits on some real estate that I used to sit on.  tee hee.  
 
 




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Re: Secrets-Akumal 2017/05/25 23:16:23 (permalink)
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Thx - we had the same greetings at ABBWR
 
Luckily NO Bingo
 

AASB in a few days
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: Secrets-Akumal 2017/06/07 10:43:34 (permalink)
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Secrets Akumal has ben on my "Do List" since they built it....... Thanks for the heads up on the "time share presentation".
Not interested in that at all!




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Re: Secrets-Akumal 2017/06/09 07:35:54 (permalink)
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Secrets Akumal ruined the quite beach life as did the tour boats.
that is my view after visiting since 1983. 
sorry
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Re: Secrets-Akumal 2017/06/10 00:00:01 (permalink)
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tipping:  I tipped if the service was over the top, otherwise, at an all-inclusive, I considered it "included" and the service did not diminish if I didn't tip.  I watched some others tip constantly and others, not at all.  
Seriously? I totally disagree.  These people work hard for their money and deserve to be tipped for their service




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Re: Secrets-Akumal 2017/06/12 13:08:02 (permalink)
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Gem
Seriously? I totally disagree.  These people work hard for their money and deserve to be tipped for their service




I agree.  I tend to be generous when I tip, and the only time I don't tip is if I get poor service (which frankly, is generally as good as the standard service I get in Canada, which is sad). 
 
"All-Inclusive" doesn't include the tips. 
 
On the other hand, I appreciate when people don't tip, aren't polite, and don't speak Spanish.  Makes me stand out more. :)
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