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Sustainability. Carbon Footprint. Environmental Impact. In 2012, these terms are now a part of our everyday vernacular. Regardless of your stance on global warming, I think we all can agree that each one of us needs to do our best to minimize the negative impact increased travel might bring to the more delicate corners of the globe we explore. In keeping with this sentiment, over the past decade, "Eco-tourism" has exploded into what is now the fastest growing segment in the travel industry with no signs of abating. One can now easily plan a whole vacation geared toward conservation and preservation! Read More...
Learn how to mix Mojitos, Margaritas and other popular cocktails the way expert bartenders do by immersing yourself in the art of mixology with a unique hands-on program introduced at the Viceroy Riviera Maya. Read More...
After our amazing evening enjoying the Chef's Table Dining Experience at this elegant beachfront resort, we just had to pass along this offer to all our loyal "LIfe's a Beach" readers! Spend four heavenly days vacationing at the Viceroy Riviera Maya and the resort will pick up your airfare! Read More...
Playa del Carmen, Mexico - Dec.13, 2011 - Paradisus Resorts, Melia Hotels International's luxurious all-inclusive brand, which expanded its portfolio in November with two new Mexican properties, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda and Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla, announces its brand-wide partnership with seven-star Michelin Chef Martin Berasategui Read More...
Rob and I were planning to celebrate our seven year "Mexi-versary" and struggling to find just the right place to spend a special evening, just the two of us. We wanted to try something new and fabulous and after living on the Riviera Maya for seven years, that has become a tall order for us to fill. My friend was eager to recommend her new favorite dining experience at a newly renovated resort close to Playa del Carmen, so we followed her lead and reserved our spot for the special Chef's Table Dining Experience at The Tides Riviera Maya. Read More...
At The Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya hotel, the first course is value. This fall, the AAA Five Diamond resort is introducing "Appetite for Luxury", a savory all-inclusive Playa del Carmen vacation package highlighting the resort's award-winning cuisine.With an abundance of unique dining options and the ease of having an entire meal plan prearranged, this exciting Riviera Maya package allows guests to savor each of Fairmont Mayakoba's delicious culinary options without missing a beat. From snacks by the pool to seaside ceviche and prime cuts at dinner, all food and beverage services are included. Guests can even choose to dine at the area's only oceanfront AAA Four Diamond Playa del Carmen restaurant, Las Brisas -- adding an unforgettable experience to the culinary aspect of their journey. Read More...
For quite awhile now, the Kinnon family has considered Isla Mujeres the perfect family getaway. We often joke that we are Isla's "bridge and tunnel" people! If you lived in Manhattan and took the Jitney to the Hamptons every weekend from Read More...
Not surprisingly, our first full day on the island was a lazy one. The kids were sent off on a fishing excursion and the grownups recovered from the night before. Breakfast and Bloody Mary's at Estel's , our favorite place in San Pedro, brought Read More...
Saturday evening at The Luna Blue Hotel , nearly 100 Playa del Carmen locals and visitors braved the oppressive heat and turned out to support Coco's Cat Rescue with it's first official fundraiser. Coco's Cat Rescue's is a non profit initiative Read More...
As the sun set over the roof tops of the city, several dozen Playa del Carmen residents and visitors took in the magnificent ocean views, enjoyed the cool Caribbean breeze and were treated to an excellent series of wine and food pairings and commentary Read More...
As many "Life's a Beach" readers will remember, Rob and I brokered the sale of Casa Ixchel , a lovely boutique hotel on Isla Mujeres last year. Last Thursday, on special invitation from the new owners, we made the trip across to Isla to Read More...
Once again, Tony and Cheri at the Luna Blue Hotel hosted the "it" party for St. Patrick's Day! Packed to the palapa with locals and tourists alike, the Tiki Bar was hopping as Chris Bolister cranked out traditional Irish tunes and a long Read More...
Last night was the first of a string of limited engagements that Canadian Blues player , Brent Parkin with be performing at The Tiki Bar at The Luna Blue Hotel in Playa del Carmen. For those of you who have not yet had the pleasure on an evening with Read More...
For those of us unable to make the pilgrimage to Washington D.C. to witness history and the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States of America, The Tiki Bar at The Luna Blue Hotel was the place to be! Packed to the rafters with American Read More...
Friday night marked the re-opening of the bar at Mom's Hotel in Playa del Carmen. Our pal Jurgen has been working hard to get the old bar polished up and well stocked and ready to welcome guests of the hotel, Playa residents and visitors. Rob and Read More...
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