Entries by Vanessa Vivas

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EVENTS IN CANCUN, RIVIERA MAYA & YUCATAN

10th Bird Festival, Cozumel, October 12- 14 Bird watching tours, conferences, environmental education workshops and the 2nd National Meeting of Coordinators of the CONABIO Urban Bird Program. 6th Cancun International Festival of Music, Cancun, October 18 to 27 More than 300 musicians of 12 nationalities will take to the stage during the festival. Different musical […]

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Meet the team

Meet your new Guest Relations Manager, Julio César Escandón. Julio takes over from Alberto Monzón who has left Grand Residences to pursue new career opportunities. Many of you already know Julio. He has been with Grand Residences for two years now as one of the Butlers and his hospitality and outstanding service have earned him […]

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Turtle season 2018

How are the turtles doing this summer? It’s a slow season so far with 10 turtles coming ashore to lay eggs on the beach in front of the resort to date, and the eggs in two nests set to hatch in the next few days. The number of nests at the three Royal Resorts in […]

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What’s on the menu?

Chef Yann Cozic has been adding more delicious dishes to the El Faro lunch and dinner menus for your Grand Residences gourmet dining experience. So be sure to pay a visit during your stay, you’ll find something for everyone and all his recipes are incredibly tasty. For lunch, appetizer choices include tuna sashimi, ceviche and […]

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Summer fun

The Activity Center has a fun program of sports, games and classes lined up for adults and teens this summer. You can find details on TV by tuning into the Royal Channel; check the Activity Center notice boards or ask your Concierge. Start the day at 8 a.m. with yoga, pilates or fine tune your […]

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Spread the Word about Grand Residences

If you enjoy telling your friends, relatives and associates about Grand Residences and showing them photos of your home in paradise, why not help spread the word by participating in the Grand Residences Referral Program? We want your referrals to discover the Grand Residences luxury vacation experience for themselves and we are willing to offer […]

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Every picture tells a story

Five hundred miles of coast, endless white sands bathed by turquoise waters and rimmed by emerald green jungle. The beaches of Quintana Roo, the Mexican Caribbean, are some of the world’s favorites. They range from perfect palm-lined bays and tiny rocky coves to breezy beaches facing the open ocean. Holbox, Playa Norte, Playa Delfines, our […]

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Amazing encounters with nature

This summer renew your bond with nature with an amazing encounter with some of the Yucatan’s wild creatures, seasonal visitors and year-round residents. Here are two unforgettable experiences to get you started.   Gentle giants First up, it’s whale shark season and your chance to swim and snorkel side by side with the world’s largest […]

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Seaweed landings

It is natural for seaweed to wash up on the beach from season to season, after storms and in the summer heat. However, this summer larger quantities of two species of seaweed known as Gulfweed or Sargassum (Sargassum natans and Sargassum fluitans) are coming ashore from time to time in the Riviera Maya, Cancun and […]

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New ways to earn Royal Resorts Rewards

We have some exciting news for you about the Royal Resorts Rewards loyalty program: it now offers you even more ways to earn Rewards. As of June 27, you can earn Rewards when you book eligible stays and products through the Royal Resorts Reservation Center, either by contacting the Call Center or online at www.royalreservations.com […]

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Catch of the Day

During your next Grand Residences vacation be sure to order the catch of the day cooked with flair by our award-winning chef Yann Cozic and his team. Sample the tempting fresh seafood dishes on the menu at our trio of restaurants El Faro, Flor de Canela and Heaven Grill and don’t miss the Seafood Night […]

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Water sports summer

Cast off this summer and enjoy days of watery fun on the waves or beneath them as you explore the Mesoamerican Reef. Your Grand Residences Concierges can help you arrange snorkeling and diving trips, kayaking, fishing, catamaran cruises and other water sports adventures. Spend the afternoon snorkeling the reefs in the Puerto Morelos National Marine […]

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Every picture tells a story

From the sea turtles that nest on Riviera Maya beaches each summer to flamingos, jaguars, monkeys and even tapirs, the Yucatan Peninsula is rich in wildlife. Its jungles and wetlands are a haven for species large and small. You may have seen some of the wild creatures in this month’s selection of photos. Why not […]

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Summer sightseeing in the Mexican Caribbean

If you are planning to visit your Grand Residences home away from home with the family this summer, you’ll want to combine your resort relaxation with day trips to some of the Riviera Maya and Yucatan’s many natural treasures. Here are some of the options for unforgettable summer adventures. Plain sailing When the summer heat […]

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New Museum opens in Valladolid

The colonial town of Valladolid has a new museum to visit if you are interested in Mexican culture. El Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico or MUREM is a museum showcasing traditional clothing worn by Mexico’s indigenous groups in 12 different regions of the country. Embroidered cotton huipiles or dresses for everyday wear share space […]

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Good news for jaguar conservation in Mexico

At an international conference on jaguars and other tropical felines found in the Americas held in Cancun, June 8 -15, Mexico shared some important information about the country’s population of jaguars. The Second National Jaguar Census revealed that there are around 4,800 jaguars in Mexico, an increase of 20 percent over that reported in 2010. […]

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Are you interested in serving on the Grand Residences Advisory Council?

The Advisory Council is comprised of five Owners that represent the Grand Residences Community. They meet at least once a year with representatives from DRM and the Resort Operating Company to review and make recommendations on Resort Operations at Grand Residences for the following year, policies, procedures and issues of interest to Owners. The Advisory […]

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Cooking Classes with Chef Yann

Watch a master chef at work and fine-tune your own culinary skills with Chef Yann Cozic’s cooking classes. Learn how to prepare shrimp and scallop ceviche, guacamole and classic lime soup from the Yucatán. Try your hand at coconut, lemon grass and shrimp soup from the Far East and a variety of other tempting dishes. […]