We stayed at Secrets Huatulco from March 4 - 18th and we loved Huatulco and Secrets. Go for the weather, none of that late afternoon rain you experience on the Caribbean side. The towns of La Crucecita and Santa Cruz still offer great charm and we found the people friendly and not as pushy as other destinations.
Our flight with Transat was great, we upgraded to Club Class and it was well worth it. Bit of a minor hiccup on the return with a delay waiting for a flight crew who were delayed because of weather in Toronto, so got into Edmonton a couple hours late. No biggie, it was weather and not like their competitor who cancels flight.
Now the resort...
Very smooth. They had an envelope with our name and room keys, so we were in our rooms within 5 minutes of arrival. Surprisingly they took no credit card imprint. Our luggage arrived within 10 minutes, and we were off exploring.
Very clean and modern. Much ado about nothing with the controversial shower. I loved to have a shower and look out of the balcony doors. No way could anyone but the birds see in. We were in Building 3 and in a room far from the Sky bar and everything was quiet. Awesome views from the balcony and loved to have our morning coffee out on it. Wifi worked in the room a little slow, but worked well on the balcony. The room was cleaned everyday and most nights we had turn down service.
For breakfast we ate most mornings at Tamarindo. It was quieter, hardly used and had all the essentials food wise, maybe less than the Market Cafe, but the serenity made up for it. The staff provided great service and we loved to practice our Spanglish with them and they would help us, and they asked words in English. I recommend passing on the lineups at the Market Cafe.
We tried Barefoot Grill for lunch for the first week, but soon tired of it. We didn't want to lose out on precious beach time. It would be nice if they would changed the food offering occasionally. We both got our only case of the trots here, but after a couple of Imodium were raring to go again. Lunch at the Market cafe or Castaways was awesome.
We only ate at the a la Cartes. Being both in the service industry we are not big buffet people. We never had a bad meal. The portion sizes were perfect for the health conscious. The presentation was also very good. No real favourite food wise but we enjoyed Oceana and Castaways the most as we could enjoy the outdoors and hear the ocean. Tip, it's not on the menu but the coconut ice cream is heavenly. Serving staff was always good and friendly, and obviously proud of their jobs. The wine was very good by AI standards, the Chilean Sauvignon blanc was good and the red wine served at the proper temperature and not the ambient temperature.
We are beach people, so can offer no comment on the pools. During the first week their were jelly fish. I scuba dived and they were present in other Huatulco locations, so not specific to Bahia Conejos. On those days we just went over to the cove on the left and there were no jellies. In the second week no jellies to be seen. Drink service was awesome. Look for Christopher, he is the best. Man does he work hard, wish I had half his energy. It was funny to watch the towel game start at 7 AM as we viewed from our balcony. We would go down from 9-10 and have no problem. We did see staff removing towels from saved loungers. Yeah! Wifi worked, but was weak, and you would have to reconnect often. The vendors on the beach were great, not pushy, except for Pepe. My wife found that George and Thomas had the best selection for silver. It was nice to connect with these people, get to know them and learn of their lives. We take so much for granted.
We went twice, once at the beginning and once at the end. Spoil yourself and give it a try. We had an 80 minute couples massage. The hydrotherapy was awesome as well. Interesting that the credit card terminals took credit card chip cards. Awesome, nice to see for security reasons.
I would like to thank all contributors to these reviews and the forum. It helped us tremendously in choosing Huatulco and Secrets. It helped us know the do's and don'ts and insured a most relaxing vacation.
Just a side note on the complaining on the filming. Chill out! We found it interesting to see the filming, and see the stars. If something little as this ruins your vacation, wow that is really sad.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The enchanting Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa sits on the Pacific coast in Huatulco - a sustainable tourism destination recognized for its commitment to the local environment. Beautifully secluded on the Conejos Bay, guests at Secrets Huatulco are treated to divine views of golden sand beaches, stunning rock formations and sapphire waters. Exclusive Unlimited-Luxury(R) amenities start with limitless gourmet fare and top-shelf spirits, pool and beach wait service, and 24-hour room and concierge services. While 399 gorgeous suites offer daily refreshed mini-bar, spectacular views, plus a furnished balcony, terrace Jacuzzi, or swim-out pool access. Take part in daily activities and nightly entertainment, or a pampering treatment at the Secrets Spa by Pevonia. Guests can even spend a night out with the Sip, Savor & See Dining Experience at the nearby Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa, to enjoy more fine dining and entertainment. Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa - Enchanting. Secluded. Divine. ... more less
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