Entries by Vanessa Vivas

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Land sale

Grand Residences would like to give you an update on the plot of land next to the resort. It has been sold and the new owner is a Canadian company, which has development plans for a luxury all-inclusive hotel on the site. 

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Important news about a new Timeshare scam

It is our policy to alert owners of possible scams attempted by companies or individuals operating online. On this occasion we would like to share reports received from several Grand Residences owners about a company called The Brokerage Group LLC, which called or emailed them about their units. This company appears to be operating out […]

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In the news

Grand Residences is in the news again. “The best family resort in Mexico,” is the headline of the latest article about your beach paradise, published online in Caribbean Journal. Here is the link to the story: https://www.caribjournal.com/2019/06/15/mexico-family-resort-best/?utm_source=Caribbean+Journal&utm_campaign=5022f80398-CJ_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ea4e1e4090-5022f80398-188958117  

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Endless summer fun

Will you be joining us over the summer? If you are, you’ll want to spend your days on the beach or being pampered poolside, but when activity calls, there’s plenty to choose from.     Start the day with a walk along the beach at sunrise. You’ll see the pelican dawn patrol and you may even spot […]

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Secrets of the Mexican kitchen

Watch Chef Rafael Borbolla at work and improve your kitchen skills with a cooking class. Learn how to prepare tikinxic, Mayan-style marinated fish, ceviche, or the perfect guacamole.  From spicing up your cooking with chilies to salsas and tasty casseroles, discover the secrets of Mexican cuisine. You’ll be inspired and ready to invite your friends […]

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Every picture tells a story

This month we take you on a photographic tour of Merida, Yucatan’s beautiful capital. This gracious old city has the second largest historic center in Mexico and is packed with colonial churches, stately 19th-century mansions, museums and galleries. You’ll enjoy exploring it by day and by night there are concerts, folk dance shows and more. […]

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Take the family for a day of snorkeling

You may have already taken your children to the Puerto Morelos Reef for a morning of snorkeling. How about taking them further south to discover more underwater treasures?  Here are three great options for a snorkeling trip.     An hour to the south are two Riviera Maya snorkeling parks, Xel-Há and Yalkú and Chankanaab Park on […]

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Puerto Morelos beach awarded Blue Flag status

The Ventana al Mar beach in Puerto Morelos has been awarded Blue Flag status, the first in the municipality to receive this international certification rating beach cleanliness, water quality and accessibility for all, among other factors.      In other Puerto Morelos environmental news, two of its schools (Simon Bolivar Primary School afternoon session and Secundaria Técnica […]

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Cancun Airport News

For the fourth year running, Cancun is No. 1 in this summer’s top travel destinations from the United States in the Airline Reporting Corp national survey of flight sales.      Cancun International Airport is on track to break another record this year by passing the 26 million mark in passenger arrivals. To date it has welcomed […]

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Want to try Mexican wines? Ask the Sommelier

It’s been a good year for Mexican wines. Several of its leading wine producers from the Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California and Parras, Coahuila, triumphed at the prestigious Concours Mondial de Bruxelles wine festival in Aigle, Switzerland. They came home with 39 medals, important industry accolades for wineries such as El Cielo and Casa […]

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Have a Spa summer

Start the day with a relaxing massage on the beach or your terrace and indulge with a luxury facial or body wrap. If you do overdo it in the sun remember that the Spa has the perfect soothing after-sun remedy to bring relief to irritated red skin.

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Every picture tells a story

This month we are celebrating our seascapes, whether that is the palette of turquoise, blue and aquamarine you see when you hop on a boat or below the surface when you witness the rainbow colors of life on the coral reef. Be sure to follow Grand Residences on Instagram @grandresidences to see more pictures from […]

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Island Hopping

Set sail this summer and visit Quintana Roo’s island treasures: Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Contoy and Holbox. They are all breathtakingly beautiful and have their own distinctive Caribbean charms. Isla Mujeres A 20-minute ferry ride across the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the bay from Cancun takes you to Isla Mujeres, “Isle of Women” in Spanish. Isla […]

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Visit the Puerto Morelos Botanical Garden

Puerto Morelos Botanical Garden, also called the Yaaxche-Alfredo Barrera Marin Botanical Garden, celebrates its 37th anniversary this June and if you have never visited it, why not pencil in a visit on your next trip. With trails winding through 65 hectares of jungle and wetlands, it is the second largest botanical garden in Mexico and […]

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Seaweed Update

You may be wondering about seaweed and whether it is washing ashore on the beaches in the Riviera Maya. We are already seeing some sargassum landings this season, as we did in 2018. However, it is important to note that landings occur from time to time and that not all beaches are affected. The authorities […]

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Cancun flight news

Due to growing demand for the Mexican Caribbean in Europe, Lufthansa has announced that its thrice-weekly Frankfurt-Cancun flights will now available all year round instead of just in the winter season. From December, Air France will offer a daily flight from Paris to Cancun and will boost the number of seats by 30 percent. In […]