Monday, March 9, 2015

Secrets Silversands

WOW, it has been two weeks since our last post.  We went on vacation and decided to take a break from the blog also.  We are back with a report on our wonderful week of sun and warmth in Cancun at the Secrets Silversands.  
This was the view from our room for the week overlooking the Caribbean Sea.  Every day was sunny and warm.
We really enjoyed the warm weather.  We know our winter weather has not been bad by WashPA standards, but it has been cooler than we like.
Secrets always has many activities that Nanc loves.  She started the day with yoga in the beach gazebo, then did water aerobics and/or zumba. 
I also found daily activities to keep me busy, soaking up the sun, hanging in the pool and reading.
Of course, food is a big part of the stay.  They have seven restaurants to choose from, each offering meals from different areas around the world.  One afternoon the chefs delivered appetizers to everyone around the pool.  We did a kitchen tour for an inside look at how they produce so many great dishes.  We had a wonderful tableside prepared meal at Himitsu.
One thing we learned on the tour was if you have any special requests or needs just ask and they will accommodate you.  The Himitsu meal was a special reward for those who took the kitchen tour and they made sure there was extra seafood for Nanc.  We have been to other Secrets and they have all had good food, but Silverands was by far the best.  
The drinks came with both ice and fire.  Very neat.
The beach had beautiful white sand but the sea was not great for swimming because it was so shallow.  Not a big deal, we just used any one of the eight pools, a couple of which were salt water.
This is the main pool where we spent most of our time.  As someone who now spends most of my time in RV parks with "older" people, I must say while here I thought of my father who would always say, "I love my wife, but OH you kids" when he saw a good looking girl:)
Secrets is an adults only resort and the evening dress code for dinner is slacks and collared shirts for men; dresses, skirts, slacks and blouses for ladies.  That said, day dress is bathing suit required with cover ups and t-shirts in the restaurants.
Every evening there was different entertainment.  From Mexican, to dance, to incredible circus acts.  This was all coordinated by the wonderful entertainment team. 
There was also live music everyday.  From jazz, to rock, to a mariachi band playing by the pool.
In 2011, after a few years on the road, we decided we would start taking vacations to destinations we couldn't drive to in our house. In 2012 will bought into Unlimited Vacation Club which gives us better rates at the Secrets resorts.  This is our third trip to Secrets and we decided to upgrade our membership.  Here we are with Brent and Esteban after we signed up.   
A must do anytime we go on vacation is to get massages.  Secrets always have a water cycle area you can use at the spa.  It includes steam room, sauna, and several different water stops.  Very relaxing!!
And a great time was had by all, FUN, FUN, FUN!!!!!!
We can't wait to go back and are already planning our next trip.  The only down side was one of our suitcases did not arrive back in Houston with us.  That meant we had to drive to the airport the next day to pick it up.  The good news is we have a $100 travel voucher to use on our next trip. 

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