Entries by Joanna Green

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Seasonal Treats in Store

Will you be joining us at Grand Residences for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year? There are tempting festive menus in store for you as always, starting off with the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. This year the chef has created a set menu featuring roast turkey and all the trimmings or tender prime rib, Autumn salad, sweet […]

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News for Grand Residences Golfers

If you like to include a round of golf or two in your Grand Residences vacation, check out the latest news about the Royal Golf program. Grand Residences owners, members and guests are entitled to special rates for play at these courses in the Cancún area and the Riviera Maya and there are weekly tournaments […]

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Back on the Maya Trail

After months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, archaeological sites in Quintana Roo and Yucatán are open. The first sites to open in Quintana Roo in mid-September were Tulum, Coba, Muyil and San Gervasio. Sites in southern Quintana Roo including Kohunlich, Dzibanche, Oxtankah and Chacchoben opened in October. In the Yucatan, Chichen Itza, Ek […]

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Cocktail Time

Unwind with a Caribbean cocktail to get you in the mood for your next Grand Residences visit. Here’s a drink to ask for poolside or at Heaven Beach Bar. Mango Tango ¾ oz white rum ½ oz grenadine 2oz fresh strawberries 3oz ice ¾ oz white rum ½oz sugar syrup 2oz tinned mango 3oz ice […]

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Grand Recipes

This month we are sharing a traditional recipe from the Yucatecan kitchen, a classic dish that you must try on vacation and that is served at lunchtime in El Faro Grill. Sopa de Lima is a light chicken and vegetable broth that is perfumed with lima, a variety of aromatic sweet lime used in the […]

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The Travel Gallery

Some of you still cannot be with us right now but we can bring the beauty of the Mexican Caribbean and the Yucatan to you. Here’s our monthly gallery showcasing some of the region’s many natural and historical attractions. How many have you visited? Which ones would you like to explore on future visits to […]

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Beach Reads

Here are some of the books we are reading right now if you are looking for something for the beach. Why not write to us and let us know what’s on your bookshelf or Kindle right now? The Salt Path Raynor Winn Ray and her husband Moth met as teenagers and fell in love. They […]

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Stay Connected with Grand Residences

Check the Grand Residences and Royal Resorts Facebook pages for photos and updates from your home away from home, recipes, wellness tips, activity and tour ideas in the Mexican Caribbean and much more. Watch your friends from the Activities team and Kids Club give keep fit, dance and craft classes via Facebook Live. If you […]

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Beware of suspicious offers from online companies

It is Royal Resorts policy to alert members of scams attempted by companies or individuals operating online. Several members have reported being contacted by a company called 118 International Realty. Other members have reported emails and dubious phone calls from a company called Commodity Consultants International Ltd.; one of the representatives they have mentioned is […]

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El Faro Grill is in the Wine Spectator World’s Best Restaurants 2020

Grand Residences has received Wine Spectator magazine’s 2020 Award of Excellence for El Faro Grill for the fourth year running. The El Faro Grill wine list features 150 wines and according to the magazine listing on Restaurants.WineSpectator.com its particular strengths are Mexican and French wines. Our congratulations go out to Resort Manager Daniela Trava and […]

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Chiles en Nogada, a Delicious Mexican Masterpiece

Celebrate Mexican Independence at Grand Residences this month by trying a signature dish always served during the festivities, Chiles en Nogada (Chilies in Walnut Sauce). We will be cooking them up at Flor de Canela, along with many other tempting Mexican dishes. The time-honored recipe for Chiles en Nogada features poblano chilies with a sweet-savory […]

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Viva Mexico!

If you are staying with us this September, we hope that you’ll join us to raise your glass in a toast to this beautiful country and its people as they celebrate Independence month. Viva Mexico! Dine on tasty traditional dishes such as chiles en nogada and mole or order a plate of tacos, sopes and […]

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Cocktail Time

There’s nothing better for a Mexican Independence toast this September than this Blackberry Mezcalita from the Grand Residences bartender. Wherever you are, salud, cheers! We hope to see you very soon.    

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Beach Reads

Here are some of the books we are reading right now if you are looking for something for the beach. Some are recent releases but there are some old favorites too. Why not write to us and let us know what’s on your bookshelf or Kindle right now? A Suitable Boy Vikram Seth The story […]

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A Day of Snorkeling Adventures

Pack your snorkel mask and flippers and get ready for a day exploring the underwater world of the Mexican Caribbean. First stop is the Puerto Morelos Marine Park. Rich in marine life, the Puerto Morelos reef is considered one of the most pristine stretches of the Mesoamerican Reef. One day in the water is never […]

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Grand Residences Travel Gallery

Some of you still cannot be with us right now but we can bring the beauty of the Mexican Caribbean and the Yucatan to you. Here’s our monthly gallery showcasing some of the region’s many natural and historical attractions. How many have you visited? Which ones would you like to explore on future visits to […]

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Keep in Touch with Grand Residences

Check the Grand Residences and Royal Resorts facebook pages this month for videos and posts of Mexican Independence dance, music and other traditional festivities. Watch your friends from the Activities team and Kids Club give keep fit, dance and craft classes via Facebook Live. If you miss them don’t worry, you can watch the videos […]