Secrets Playa Mujeres - Adults Only All-Inclusive
This adults-only 5-star all-inclusive resort is located in the gated community of Playa Mujeres. It’s a really great option in the Cancun area and the resorts in the Playa Mujeres area are some of the top-ranked resorts in this part of Mexico.
The resort was only built-in 2014, so it has all of the amenities and luxuries you would expect from a newly built complex. The resort has been kept in great condition throughout and it really does feel like it was built within the last few years.
The aesthetic of this resort is really lovely. It’s got a traditional Mexican Hacienda vibe to it. The resort is sprawling with 424 rooms in the resort. It’s so big that there is a golf cart shuttle service that runs throughout the resort.
Located in the popular vacation destination of Playa Mujeres it’s just a 20-minute drive from the main area of Cancun and a 30-minute drive from Cancun International Airport. You’re close enough to Cancun that you can just hop in a taxi and be right in the thick of the action, but you’re far enough away that you’re not in the center of the party district.
The resorts in Playa Mujeres are also a lot more spacious than those located in the main hotel zone of Cancun, so the resorts in Playa Mujeres feel a lot more spacious.
The resort is very spaced out. There are two main areas of the resort. The main area is where most of the restaurants, the main lobby, the fitness center, and a range of bars are. Then there is the main bulk of the rooms which are located right in front of the beach.
If you are staying in a Preferred Club room make sure to make use of the concierge that you get with these rooms. Whether it’s booking into restaurants or reserving a cabana on the beach with an unobstructed view they are there to make your trip run smoother.
In all of the rooms, there are tablets that have the slate of information you will need for your vacation. From the list of activities that are happening throughout the day, menus for all of the restaurants, and the ability to order room service from the tablet. It really does it all.
You are met with a hot towel and a glass of bubbly. The process was relatively smooth. We were staying in a reserve room, so there is a separate check-in area for reserve guests. This definitely sped up the process. We walked past the main check-in area and there seemed to be quite a queue to get checked in.
The whole process for us probably took around 15 minutes. The check-in staff was great at outlining where everything was located in the resort as well as the additional benefits we had as Preferred Club guests.
Is this a child-friendly resort?
It’s an adults-only all-inclusive resort, but like most Secrets chain of resorts, there is a family-friendly offering that is located right next door to the Secrets. The family-friendly resort is the Dreams and is located a short walk away. There is a path connecting the two resorts and guests staying in the Secrets can use the amenities, eat in the restaurants, and drink in the bars of the sister resort next door.
Guests of the Dreams can also do the same, but as the Secrets is an adults-only offering and a lot of the people staying at the Dreams will have kids with them, the footfall into the Secrets side isn’t that large.
There are loads of things to do and see at the Secrets. With basketball, tennis courts, skeet shooting, and archery to name a few of the activities.
As the Secrets Playa Mujeres is basically surrounded by a jungle-type area there is a lot of interesting wildlife around. There is actually an area that has been sectioned off as a nature reserve where there are loads of informational signs about the types of vegetation and wildlife that grow in the local area. There are also a number of towers throughout this area where you can get stunning views of the surrounding nature and the beach.
There are three pools in the main pool area. They almost feel like one giant pool as they look to be connected throughout, but they are separated by walkways.
The main pool area of the resort is located within the horseshoe of buildings that make up the main area of the resort. It gives a very traditional hacienda feel to the resort. This pool is not heated, but the other pools in the main area are heated.
The middle pool and the infinity pool are heated and this is where the swim-up bar is located. This is definitely the busier area of the pool and is where there will be the biggest party atmosphere during the day.
There are loads of sun loungers and cabanas surrounding the main pool area. When we visited we had no issues finding a secluded spot where we could sink a few Pina Coladas and read a book. There is drinks service all around the pool area which is integral.
The beach here is very expansive and has a lovely private vibe to it. There are loads of sun loungers and areas to relax. The beach never really felt overcrowded. The waters at the Playa Mujeres beach are a little less choppy compared to those at the main hotel zone in Cancun. All of the beach is swimmable and it’s the perfect place for a dip. It also means that water activities such as paddle boarding and kayaking are very doable at this beach.
The spa at the Secrets is one of the nicest experiences we have had at an all-inclusive resort. There is a full spa menu as well as a great hydrotherapy area. The whole vibe of the spa is very zen. There are indoor and outdoor relaxation rooms that are the perfect place to read a book and zone out before or after your treatment or hydrotherapy run. You can get juices or herbal teas in this area.
Overall the Secrets Playa Mujeres is a very solid offering. The resort is in great condition, the food on offer was decent, the beach area was very nice and the experience we had was very enjoyable. The Playa Mujeres area is one of the most competitive spots for top-quality all-inclusive resorts at the moment. This resort hits on every aspect we look for in a top-quality all-inclusive for our clients.
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