Our trip to Huatulco was highlighted by beautiful views, great service, and even better people. We had never been to Huatulco and that was an adventure in itself! Located in the Pacific east coast of Mexico, Huatulco is a tourist development town, which suited us just fine! We stayed on the resort and the surrounding grounds for the majority of the time but did venture into town one day. The friends we met at Secrets Huatulco were priceless, as were the grounds of this wonderful resort. What follows is our detailed review of our stay at Secrets Huatulco in March of 2013.
We had an enjoyable ride from the airport to the resort in the shuttle, which took about 25 minutes. We were greeted with champagne and great service at the doors of the resort. We waited for only 15 minutes in the lobby before heading to our room. The lobby is open and airy and is a beautiful place to relax. We were delighted to find that we had a fifth floor Ocean Front room with a King size bed, which had a beautiful centered view of the resort and beachfront which is highlighted in our video below.
There are six different pools located on the resort. Ultimately there are two ‘party’ pools on one side of the resort, and three quieter pools on the other (which are close to the lunch bar). Nearly all the pools are infinity and make for some great pictures! We had a different experience at each pool and were excited to try each of them. The blue floaters for the pool were hard to come by (which is common) however some nice folks shared with us one day and we had a blast on them. We struggled to obtain chairs by the pool as most were reserved by the brown towels by 8am, however this is something that happens at many resorts (it pays to be an early riser at resorts as a general rule).
The food was great and we really enjoyed the buffets in the open square. We frequented the coffee shop and tasted their many treats. We watched the nightlife, but turned in early most nights. When we did go out we were always in awe of the gorgeous food and drink set-ups in the central bar and we met many new friends there. They had many comfy chairs to lounge on and we had a great time watching movies adjacent to the lobby and in close proximity to the central bar.
Secrets Resorts have features that no other resorts have, and once you experience them you will never want to go anywhere else! What are the top three you ask?
No Restaurant Reservations
You read correctly! Not having to think about what you want to eat days beforehand allows you to relax and go with the flow! If you don’t have to prepare your food then why should you have to plan for it!?!
The Secret Door
At Secrets Resorts, room service is served to you in a secret compartment in your room next to your door. This means that you can order room service, leave your tip, and then do whatever you want! No waiting in the room for someone to knock or waiting to take that relaxing shower just in case you miss them! After a long day in the sun (or a night on the town) sometimes the last thing you want to do is get dressed and go down for dinner. And if you’re already feeling that way, how awesome is it that you don’t have to interact with anyone (especially useful when you’ve had too many drinks)!?!
Want a perfect tan? No problem! Do we even have to explain how epic it is to NOT wear a bracelet at a resort?!? We think not!
Overall, we agreed that this had been the best resort we had been to yet! We’re now addicted to Secrets Resorts!