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Grand Catch of the Day

Order the catch of the day when dining at our restaurants; the fish, shrimp and lobster are all supremely fresh and superbly flavored. From lunchtime shrimp tacos with a splendid view at Heaven Beach Bar, ceviche, aguachile and fish cooked to a traditional recipe at Flor de Canela to Mediterranean and Pacific coast dishes at El Faro Grill, a seafood feast awaits you.

Seafood dishes to try

You may decide to order your favorite shrimp tacos one day for lunch at Heaven Beach Bar and how about trying something new another day? The mixed seafood ceviche, a Japan-Mexico fusion tuna tostada and the salmon duo sashimi are all delicious choices.

For open air dining, Heaven offers seafood starters ranging from tuna tartare and Lima-style fish ceviche to octopus and shrimp tostadas and fried calamari. For your main course, choose classic fish and chips (without the newspaper wrapping), grilled swordfish with meunière sauce, coconut shrimp with mango-chili sauce or fresh lobster cooked to perfection in butter with a hint of vanilla and served with basmati rice pilaf.

More mouthwatering seafood lunch options await you in El Faro Grill. For starters try Chef Borbolla’s Pacific-inspired dishes such as Costa Alegre-style tuna tostada, Bucerias mixed ceviche from Nayarit or the Acapulco-style shrimp cocktail. A hearty seaman’s baguette filled with stewed shrimp, pastor-style salmon or shrimp tacos and linguine tutto mare seafood pasta are favorites. Or you could order the catch of the day marinated in achiote, grilled shrimp and octopus or Ensenada mussels cooked in white wine, garlic with a dash of chili and cream.

Seafood choices for dinner in El Faro range from fritto misto Mediterranean fried shrimp and calamari, shrimp salad or tuna tataki with mango as a starter. Order clam chowder served in a bread bowl followed by grilled octopus or scallops, grouper fillet with butter, lime and toasted almonds, salmon, tuna or shrimp with flavors of the Orient: lemon grass tea, ginger, garlic, shallots, coriander and coconut rice.

For Mexican seafood recipes plan to have dinner in Flor de Canela during your stay. Order some tasty mixed pescadillas or crispy fried turnovers, shrimp tacos, tuna tostadas, shrimp aguachile or mixed ceviche with corn chips and salsas for sharing. Your main course options include tikinxic or Mayan-style marinated and grilled fish, tequila shrimp and seafood pozole, a vibrant Mexican take on bouillabaisse. Try the Governor’s shrimp burrito, tuna in a Mexican seed crust or lobster al mojo de ajo or garlic sauce. Buen provecho!

Be your own seafood cook

If you like to prepare your own seafood recipes in your gourmet kitchen and serve them to family and friends, order fresh fish, shrimp and lobster from the Protein Menu available from Room Service.

And when you are ready to go exploring and want to try out seafood restaurants in Puerto Morelos, your Concierge will be able to recommend those that serve the freshest locally caught fruits de mer.

 

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Grand Residences Protecting the Planet

On Saturday March 28 at 8:30 p.m., Grand Residences will be participating in Earth Hour, the global campaign organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature or World Wildlife Fund) to draw attention to climate change and biodiversity loss and the need to join forces to protect our planet.

Global warming is accelerating and is reaching tipping points that will have catastrophic consequences. According to the recent IPBES report up to one million species are threatened with extinction if we do not take urgent action. Seventy to ninety percent of the world’s coral reefs may die as a result of rapidly warming ocean temperatures, and another rich marine habitat, the kelp forest, is disappearing in many parts of the world. The ice caps and glaciers are melting and extreme weather events, drought, floods, crop failure are all becoming much more frequent.

Whether it is lobbying politicians and companies for more action on climate change to switching to eco-friendly products, planting trees, reducing our use of plastics and recycling, walking to work or car pooling, we can all help change the world. Earth Hour 2020 is a good moment to think about what you can do for the planet.

Guests are invited to join in the Earth Hour activities organized during the day. Activities will include arts and crafts and family activities such as a nature walk or tree planting to enjoy with your children. Finally at 8:30 p.m., non-essential lights will be turned off around the resort for one hour and we hope that guests will join us by dimming the lights in their suites.

In 2019, more than 180 countries took part in Earth Hour and the lights on close to 18,000 of the world’s most famous landmarks were dimmed. Millions of people came together to take action, making pledges to protect the environment, whether at home, in the workplace or in their communities.

Grand Residences green actions

At Grand Residences, we are doing what we can to reduce our environmental footprint and are reaffirming our commitment to a plastic-free planet. We now serve food in biodegradable food containers instead of polystyrene and our straws are made from avocado seeds and bamboo. We will only bring straws with drinks if guests expressly ask for one. And in order to reduce our consumption of single use plastic bottles of water we are now serving reusable jugs of purified water on the pool deck, the lobby and in other areas around the resort.

You can help us to save water, electricity and reduce our use of laundry products and the chemicals they contain by not requesting a change of bath towels every day. If you would like to join our resort campaign, leave your towels hanging up if you wish to use them again and put them on the floor if you would like new ones.

When you go on a beach walk why not help us keep the beach clean by taking a biodegradable bag with you to pick up trash? It’s a start for making our world a cleaner place. If you return your bag with trash, we’ll give you a coupon for a free drink.

Another way you can help us protect the environment is not to apply sun cream or oil if you are going to swim or snorkel in the sea or in the cenotes. Wear a t-shirt instead. Sun products contain chemicals that are harmful to corals and marine life.

 

 

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In the news

Puerto Morelos and Grand Residences were featured in Forbes Magazine in February. https://www.forbes.com/sites/fionatapp/2020/01/28/tired-of-cancun-try-charming-puerto-morelos-instead/#56521d183b68

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Every picture tells a story

This month we have included some of our favorite photos of the Riviera Maya and Yucatán in the springtime.

If you have a picture of Grand Residences, Puerto Morelos or a special place in the Yucatan or a vacation story that you would like to share with us, we would love to hear from you. Send your pictures to memories@royalresorts.com. A selection of the photos we receive will be published in this newsletter.

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Still time to enter the 2020 Royal Resorts Foundation Race, April 25

There’s still time to enter the 2020 Royal Resorts Foundation Race and run for a good cause. The race will take place on Saturday, April 25. Forming part of the Cancun 50 Year birthday celebrations, the race also has a different venue, the brand new Parque Cancun, located behind the schools and colleges on Bonampak Avenue, Downtown.

The 2020 Royal Resorts Foundation Race cause, a children’s playground in Parque Cancun

Parque Cancun is a new green space for local residents and visitors to enjoy and it will be inaugurated on April 20 as part of Cancun’s birthday celebrations. From the outset, Royal Resorts has been involved in the development of the park, sending gardeners to help in the landscaping. The Royal Resorts Foundation has decided to give more support to this community cause in 2020 and proceeds from the race will be donated to the park to fund a children’s playground.

Take part in the 5 or 10-kilometer race or the three-kilometer walk and there’s a Fun Run for the kids too.

Race details

  • The race takes place on Saturday, April 25 2020 at 7 a.m in Parque Cancun.
  • 3, 5 or 10 kilometers
  • Age categories for men and women
    Free (15-39 years)   Master (40-49 years)           Veteran (50 and over)
  • Race Fee is $300 pesos per adult and $250 pesos per child and includes a souvenir t-shirt and finalist’s medal, race number, chip, water and an isotonic drink at the finish line.
    Prizes will be given to the first three places in each category in the 5 and 10 km races for men and women. The first three Royal Resorts employees to cross the finish in the 5 and 10 km races for men and women will also receive prizes.

Children’s Fun Run

Bring the kids! There is a race for them too!

  • Children aged 4 to 7 years
    500 meters
  • Children aged 8 to 12 years
    1 kilometer

Register for the 2020 Royal Resorts Foundation Race today

Email: contact@royalresortsfoundation.org

Invite your friends and family to take part!

 

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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 them, on your behalf, a special 3 night/4 day stay in a luxurious Junior Suite at Grand Residences at a greatly discounted rate, so that they can do just that.
To take advantage of this special offer the only requirement is that during their stay, your referred guests must attend a personalized resort preview of our Private Residence Club. We will show them our new vision of luxury living and what it would be like to have a beautiful home in paradise. If your referrals choose to become owners, you will receive 2% of the net purchase price of their Fraction in Royal Resorts Rewards that you can apply towards your annual Club Service fees, use to pay your club bill on your next vacation or make a donation to Royal Resorts Foundation charitable causes.
Start thinking about the people you know and that you think would be interested in the Grand Residences lifestyle. We would love to hear from you and look forward to showing your friends your beautiful resort home.
If you would like to make a referral, click here or call +52 (998) 881-0100 ext. 65846.