Here are, well, at least I think, the top 10 things folks need to know if you are considering this hotel:
#10 - This is a unique and very cool location. You can see the pictures and it doesn't really do justice to the changes in elevation and gorgeous vistas. Even the pools are at different elevations.
#9 - The towel on the chairs reservation game competition is fierce, even epic. If you want a great spot on the pool or beach, 7AM is too late to even try. Secrets Huatulco makes whatever you've seen before pale in comparison. The hotel can't do anything about it without upsetting hundreds of customers - it's us patrons that are acting like idiots. Consider it part of the charm of the place and don't let it bum you out.
#8 - The little town there, Crucecitas, is a $6 (USD) ride away - nice little place with good food all around the little central park. It was nice to see something far less commercialized than Cancun and Play Del Carmen.
#7 - The rooms, bars, and ammenities are what you would expect of a hotel of this caliber. Our travelling partners thought the Preferred Club rooms weren't worth the extra money.
#6 - The beach is, like everything there, gorgeous. The sand is very coarse, very difficult to walk on, and there is a LARGE elevation change (I dunno - 30, 40 feet?) to get from the water to the pool area. We saw maybe 10 people get in the ice water known as the Pacific Ocean all week.
#5 - If you try to buy anything in the gift shops with foreign currency, you need your passport. Seriously - I asked why and they said their bank required it. Oh, and by the way, the airport is a great place to buy souvenirs on the way home.
#4 - The food is really good - the buffets have a good selection. We did the Barefoot grill every day for lunch (which, by the way, has fantastic chili dogs which I would never have thought would taste good on a hot day), the Oceana, Cin-Cin, and Spice restaurants - all were very good.
#2 - The Skye bar is the ultimate in unique locations at a beach resort we have ever seen.
And the number one thing you need to know about this place (drum roll, please):
#1- The weather there is almost always fantastic. We were kind of amazed when clouds showed up for a couple of hours one afternoon. 95-99 (deg F) feels like mid 80's because of the lower humidity and breeze.
Yes - we will go back again. Loved it.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Secrets Huatulco Resort And Spa
- Secrets Huatulco Hotel Huatulco