Entries by Joanna Green

Grand Residences is No. 1 in the Puerto Morelos area in Tripadvisor

Grand Residences has climbed back to the No. 1 position on Tripadvisor among hotels and resorts in the Puerto Morelos area, beating resorts with 600 rooms. The beautiful setting, attentive service, the warm hospitality offered by every Grand Residences host and The Leading Hotels of the World® standards receive glowing reviews. This follows a Tripadvisor […]

A Week of Grand Dining, Try our Tempting Theme Nights

At Grand Residences we want every meal to be an unforgettable dining experience and in addition to the a la carte menus for El Faro, Flor de Canela and Heaven there are tempting theme nights with live music for you to enjoy during the week. Here is the current line up of theme nights and […]

Sign up for a Chef’s Cooking Class

Last year, during lockdown, many of us sought solace in the kitchen, discovering a talent we didn’t know we had and that soon became a passion. If you would like to continue learning new culinary skills or simply try your hand at a new activity, sign up for a cooking class during your stay. Watch […]

Recipes from the Grand Residences Kitchen

Prized for their fresh flavor and mild spicy factor, Poblano chilies are the basis for Mexico’s classic Independence Night recipe, Chilies en Nogada. You’ll also see them on local menus as the tasty chiles rellenos filled with ground beef, melted cheese or seafood and in a dish called rajas con crema, which consists of chili […]

Cool Cocktails

Here are two refreshing cocktails from the Grand Residences bar staff for you to prepare. We hope that they will put you in the mood for your next visit.  

Springtime activities

Are you staying with us this month? Check the Activity program to see what we have lined up for you. Join in the yoga sessions, play tennis, learn Spanish and practice your Latin dance steps on the pool deck. There’s plenty of fun in store for the little ones too at the Kids Club, with […]

Spring Wellness at the Spa

It’s time for some Spa pampering after months of stress and winter chill. The Grand Residences Spa has a new collection of treatments for you to try this month or on your next visit. Grand Residences Essentials are 90-minute treatments created exclusively for you by leading Spa skincare company Natura Bissé. The Grand Residences Essentials […]

Travel Back in Time

Take a journey in history on your next trip to the Mexican Caribbean by exploring some of the ancient Maya cities that pepper the Yucatan landscape. See temples where priests once performed rituals to honor the gods, observatories where astronomers scanned the night skies looking for portents in the stars and ancient palaces inhabited by […]

The Travel Gallery

Here are more of the natural wonders and historic monuments in store for you in the Mexican Caribbean and the Yucatan.   Rio Secreto Explore the Mayan underworld. Deep in the limestone rock lies a labyrinth of caves and cenotes that the ancient Maya believed were doorways to the realm of the gods. In the […]

Beach Reads

Here is our beach book recommendation for March. Why not write to us and let us know what’s on your bookshelf or Kindle right now? The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey The Costa Book of the Year 2020 is a tale woven from Caribbean legend and lore by Trinidadian author Monique Roffey. Centuries […]

COVID-19 tests now available at Grand Residences

As another measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the United States and other countries are requiring a negative COVID-19 test for all inbound travelers. To help guests traveling to the United States comply with the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention order, Grand Residences, through a certified independent laboratory, is now making convenient […]

Advisory Council Meeting Report 2020 online

The 2020 Advisory Council meeting report and financial statement is published in the Owners Area of grandresidencesbyroyalresorts.com (member log in required) and printed copies will be available on request from the Manager’s office at the resort. The meeting report includes information on operations projects completed in 2020 and those planned for 2021, the resort’s 2020 […]

Tempting Dining Experiences to try in 2021

Whether you are craving Mediterranean or Mexican cuisine, prime steaks or fresh seafood, gourmet dining awaits you whenever you stay at Grand Residences. Be sure to try something different this year, a classic Mexican dish, one of the theme nights, fresh local lobster and for something really special why not arrange to have dinner of […]

Spa Experiences for Wellness

Make this the year that you add the Spa to your Grand Residences vacation experiences for a morning of relaxation, restoration and renewal. Whether you choose a massage, a facial or a body wrap, the collection of luxury treatments has everything you need to nurture body and soul and boost your wellbeing. How about a […]

Cool Cocktails

Are you dreaming of the taste of the tropics? Here’s a cocktail for you from the Grand Residences barmen that is brimming with Caribbean flavors. We hope that you will soon be back here with us in your favorite poolside or beachfront seat enjoying it. In the meantime, why not prepare it for a special […]

Wine of the Month

Your Sommelier Javier Moreno has a red wine from Mexico for you this month. Why not try it with the Beef in Pipian Sauce recipe we shared? Megacero, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz 2017, Encinillas, Chihuahua A full-bodied red with all the fragrance of black fruit and subtle notes of wood and vanilla due to the […]

Beach Reads

If you are staying with us immerse yourself in a book on the beach or your terrace. If you are dreaming of your Grand Residences home curl up on the sofa with a good read and let your imagination take flight. You’ll soon be here. In the meantime, here are some recommendations. Why not write […]

Mexican Caribbean Update

Read our COVID-19 Travel Update for information from Royal Resorts and on the Mexican Caribbean and travel assistance if your trip plans are disrupted. The Quintana Roo State Government recently passed a law making the use of face masks mandatory in public and stringent health and safety standards are in effect wherever you go, starting […]

Stay in touch with Grand Residences

Check the Grand Residences webcam for a daily glimpse of your Mexican Caribbean home. Visit Grand Residences on Facebook and Instagram for photos and the latest news from your home away from home, exercise and activity ideas, trips to do, recipes and much more.

Grand Recipes: beef in red pipian sauce

Here’s a recipe from Chef Hector Rentería for you to try back home, we hope that it will put you in the mood for an evening of delicious Mexican cuisine at Flor de Canela. Learn how to make pipian, a classic Mexican sauce that blends seeds, nuts and chilies for a rich but mild flavor. […]