NEWLY OPENED – Completely redesigned and renovated Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta

As timeless as the Pacific Ocean that washes along its shores, the newly renovated and rebranded Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta is carefree enjoyment at its best! Easy-going warmth and friendliness are what makes this resort outside Puerto Vallarta so appealing. Like the surfers on the Bay of Banderas, here it is all about living in the moment and treasuring each experience. So, if casually strolling through the shops and streets of Puerto Vallarta is your idea of paradise – you’ll find it here. Or, if you’re eager to spend a day at play in the crisp waves and fine sands of our beaches – you’ll find that too. And with new modern and sophisticated guest rooms, tasteful cuisine, daily and nightly entertainment – this stunning resort is the perfect way for anyone to get away from it all in style.

-4 Restaurants, 1 Lounge Bar, 1 Beach bar and 1 Snack bar
-Unlimited meals, snacks & beverages
-A la carte dining in specialty restaurants (reservation required) (dress code observed)
-Full open bar
-Weekly manager’s cocktail party
-Chaise lounges & Towel service by the pool area
-Fitness center
-1 adult pool with kid section
-Sports: 1 Illuminated tennis court, Water polo, Aqua aerobics, & Kayaking
-Daily multi-lingual activities
-Daily & Nightly entertainment
-Kid’s Club with supervised activities for children from 4 to 12 years old.

Contact Us for more info, or to book your reservation today!

Grand Velas Riviera Maya Special Offer

Grand Velas Riviera Maya one of our favourite hotels in Riviera Maya has the following specials:

  All-Inclusive Rejuvenation Package + Kids Stay FREE

Hotel: Grand Velas Riviera Maya 

Vacation Includes: Daily $50 spa credit per adult; 10% Discount at resort boutique; Private transportation from resort to Playa del Carmen (once per stay) + One tour to Xcaret per adult, per stay + More…  

Price: 4 nights in a Master Suite from $2,208* (tax & service charges included)

Travel Date: Now through December 19, 2011 

*Rate is based on travel for 2 adults & 2 kids (ages 4-12) 

Offer is valid in Master Suite and Master Pool Suite only. 

Children free when sharing suite with parents – 2 child maximum (ages 4-12).   

Spa credit is valid for spa treatments only and is non-transferable, non-accumulative or transferable. Not applicable for children 4-16 years old. 

Contact Karin or Chris for more information. 321.777.1707

One and Only Palmilla – Cake Recipe

The One & Only Palmilla’s chef shared this wonderful receipe for flourless chocolate cake which looks just delicious:

One&Only Recipe of the Month
As the exclusive pastry chef for One&Only Palmilla, Steve Lindsey is responsible for the production of all breads, pastries and desserts prepared daily for guests and wedding celebrations held at the resort.
This month, Chef Lindsey shares his favourite celebration recipe for Flourless Chocolate Cake.

Flourless Chocolate Cake
One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico


12 oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate
8 oz. Butter (unsalted)
8 oz. Sugar
7 Whole Eggs
8 oz. Chocolate (coarsely chopped)
8 oz. Heavy cream

Melt the semi-sweet chocolate and butter together, if using a microwave and a plastic bowl heat for 30 seconds at a time removing and stirring until smooth.

Using a mixer, beat the eggs and sugar until triple in volume (ribbon stage).

Fold gently together with melted semi-sweet chocolate and butter mixture and spread out thinly over a paper lined baking tray. Bake at approximately 350°F or 176°C (depending on size of baking tray, usually 12 to 15 minutes).

Gently place cake on frozen sheet pans after baking and cut into sections.

In a separate pan heat together the coarsely chopped chocolate and cream and stir until smooth and shiny.

Allow this mix to cool slightly and then spread thinly like icing between layers of the flourless chocolate cake and stack. Allow this to set completely in the refrigerator before serving.

Capella Pedregal – Rain free Guarantee

Capella Pedregal in Cabo San San Lucas is offering a great rain free guarantee. Should it happen to rain while you are at the resort, they will extend 1 complimentary night for your next stay.

Offer is good until December 23rd, 2011.

Cabo is well known for its sunny weather and Capella is well known for outstanding resorts.

Please contact us with any questions.