WHY YOU NEED A SECRETS AKUMAL ROOM UPGRADE
There are some gorgeous all-inclusive resorts in Akumal Mexico, but none of them compare to Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya. In one day we experienced a soul-touching sunrise, went swimming with wild sea turtles, and had a private dinner in a spectacular wine cellar.
After staying at Secrets Cap Cana in one of their Master Suites in the Dominican Republic, we were curious to see how this Secrets Akumal room compared. That’s why we took an in-depth look at exactly what you get when staying in one of the best rooms at Secrets Akumal, a Romance Master Suite Ocean Front with Swim Out.
Plus, we’ll be reviewing exactly what’s included when staying here for your honeymoon. We’re talking complimentary couple’s spa treatments, sparkling wine, breakfast in bed, daily treats, and more!!!
Watch our detailed video review of a Romance Master Suite by clicking above.
No matter which Secrets Akumal room or suite you choose, you’ll be in vacation bliss. But you may be thinking, “Why would I spend money on a Master Suite when I’m going to spend all day at the beach anyway?” Well, there’s much more to a Secrets Akumal Romance Master Suite than you may think.
Located 60 minutes south of the Cancun International Airport, this all-inclusive, adults-only resort has 434 suites in the heart of the Riviera Maya. It’s set on a beautiful beach, known for its population of wild sea turtles, and has lush tropical vegetation throughout the property.
We stayed in room 2105, a Romance Master Suite Ocean Front with Swim Out. It’s on the far side of the property and gives the ultimate privacy both in-suite and on the terrace. Each building at Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya has a concierge that’s ready to help with anything and ours was located directly outside our suite at the end of our short entryway.
Secrets Akumal Room
You’ll enter the suite into the living area where you’ll find your light switches and your do not disturb button (for when you want some privacy). Beside the front door is a two-piece bathroom with elegant tiled accents, and modern fixtures. Not only was it handy to have two bathrooms in the suite, but having one next to the door was priceless. Beside the front door is your secret box. It’s absolutely one of our favorite features of Secrets Resorts! We first discovered it at Secrets Huatulco and use it to get room service delivered without having to answer the door.
PRO TIP: Leave your plates/cutlery in the secret box for pick-up afterwards – so you don’t have to open your door to put them out while wearing your robe.
There’s a cozy four seat dining set where you’ll find your complimentary Secrets tote bag upon arrival. It’s the perfect size for a beach tote and fit our towels, change of clothes, and accessories well. Each area in the suite has its own thermostat which was really nice when I was napping and wanted it cool while Shadi wanted it warmer in the living room to prep his cameras. And you’ll find a large full length mirror right beside the door, perfect for those last minute looks at yourself before leaving the room.
The Living Room
The living room has fresh interpretations of Mexican art above the large sectional sofa. And the colorful, comfy throw pillows were perfect for lounging on and watching a show on the 42” flat screen television. Throw in some room service and a cocktail and you have a great afternoon!
Speaking of cocktails, your complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and fruit will be waiting for you on the counter if you’re celebrating your honeymoon.
You’ll get an electronic tablet that can be used to order room service, get resort information, browse spa services, excursions, and more. Plus, it’s portable so browse anywhere. The desk area has both a phone and ample lighting. And you plush ottoman seating is tucked underneath. Beside this is additional hidden storage with shelving.
You have a bar area where you’ll find an ice bucket, premium snacks of Pringles Chips and M&M’s, and mini bottles of tequila, rum, and whisky that are all restocked daily. Plus, your various glassware, sugars and sweeteners, and handy Nespresso coffee machine with pods. If you like particular coffee pods then call room service to let them know so they can restock them accordingly!
Underneath the counter is your mini fridge with various soft drinks, Corona beer, fruit juice, and Evian water bottles that are restocked daily.
There’s sliding privacy doors on both the left and right of the bedroom (perfect for my aforementioned nap). Plus, an area thermostat as we had mentioned, is perfect for staying comfortable. The luxurious king size bed has soft fabrics, bright accent colors, and moody backlights. The bold modern light fixtures bring the look together. And the adjustable bedside lighting is perfect for all your late-night or early-morning needs.
Your bedside table has a phone, maid card (tells you their name and how to reach them), TV remotes, paper, and pencil. The smaller remote controls your hidden television that pops-up from the base of your bed and can be put away with the touch of a button. This was one of my favourite parts of the room as although it was perfect to watch TV before bed, I appreciated it being away during the day as it really opened up the room and made it more spacious.
The other bedside table has your fan controls (within arms reach while I was lying in bed which was great), outlets, alarm clock with iPhone dock, and conservation card (to pass on having your sheets cleaned to help save local resources). And the locally inspired lounge and seating areas were handy for lounging and putting on my heels. The clothing rack was ideal for hanging our freshly ironed clothes for our next dinner, and for drying towels and swimwear.
Next to this is your open concept storage area. The lush ottoman is in the centre, dividing your his and hers wardrobes. On the left you’ll find various hangers, an iron and ironing board, scale, shelving storage, and your safe. The safe fit our 13” laptop with plenty of room to spare. Underneath you’ll find additional drawers for storage.
On the right is your second wardrobe. You’ll find hangers, two soft robes, matching slippers, and a large umbrella. There are also extra drawers for storage plus additional blankets and pillows overhead.
The two person whirlpool is centre stage with beautiful lighting and a romantic design. Both the towels and bubble bath are in arm’s reach of the tub as it has a wide counter surrounding it. The charming vanity area made us feel like a King and Queen. It has an adjustable lighted magnifying mirror and inset shelving on both sides of the counter for storage.
On the counter you’ll find soap, tissues, electrical outlets, a bottle opener, double basin sinks, glasses, and your complimentary premium amenities including body lotion, sunscreen, shampoo, conditioner, razor, shaving cream, toothbrush, toothpaste, vanity kit, incents and matches. The switches here control your blackout curtains behind your double mirrors. And you can raise the shade to let all the natural light in. This was a phenomenal feature of the room and really set it apart from other resorts we’ve stayed at. How can you resist a Secrets Akumal room upgrade with perks like this?
Underneath the counter are your extra towels, as well as your hairdryer. Across from this is a privacy door with your second toilet and a phone.
The shower has a handheld showerhead, his and hers rainfall shower heads, modern fixtures, a large bench area, and complimentary amenities of body wash, shampoo, conditioner, and soap. Plus a handy retractable clothes line that I loved using to hang our swimsuits on to dry.
It’s clear that one of the best parts of the room is the terrace and plunge pool. Our suite was a Secrets Akumal swim out room but you can also get Romance Master Suites with balconies and plunge pools. The area is beautifully furnished with a seated dining area, and a plush lounging spot with lots of colorful pillows. There’s also two fully cushioned lounge chairs with pillows, and your own personal float. Use it to float around in your spacious swim-out plunge pool.
Since we had a Secrets Akumal Ocean Front room, we had a beautiful view of the sunrise over the water during our morning floats. Another great reason to get a Secrets Akumal room upgrade as you can’t get views like these without a Secrets Akumal Ocean Front room.
Secrets Akumal Wedding
It’s clear to see why Secrets Akumal weddings and honeymoons are so in-demand with suites like this! If you’re staying with Secrets for a 7-night stay for your honeymoon (within 3 months of your wedding) you get a complimentary Secrets Eternity Honeymoon Package worth $999 US* (see details here). That’s a whole lot of luxury so let’s break down exactly what you’ll get:
- Sparkling wine, fresh fruit and flowers in room upon arrival
- Breakfast in bed with Mimosas one morning of stay, reservation with concierge required
- Tension Release Massage for two in our couple massage suite (25 minutes)
- Choice of a couples spa treatment (options to be provided by the resort)
- Private beachfront dinner one evening – upon return from dinner you will find a romantic turndown service (includes a bottle of domestic wine and silver menu for two)
- Private petit fours each evening at turn down service
- Free first anniversary nights
Staying at Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya was different from our stay at other Secrets Resorts like Secrets Huatulco, Secrets Capri, Secreta Aura, Secrets Playa Mujeres, Secrets Puerto Los Cabos, and Secrets Silversands. We felt like it was a true romantic getaway where couples go to share their love and to truly celebrate it. Wandering through the walkways immersed you in the Mexican jungle with bright flowers and wildlife peeking out everywhere. Before making the decision to have our own wedding in Canada, Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya was our first choice for our destination wedding.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Secrets Resorts. As always, all opinions are our own.
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