Around and About Secrets Vallarta Bay

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After a delicious breakfast at Market Cafe this morning I decided to take a walk and snap some pics to share so you can get a flavor of what is in store for you!

Breakfast was Great at Market Cafe, I chose to eat on the terrace and order from the menu, had the Chilaquilles with green sauce and it was SO GOOD!

After I headed right and went on the path that let me to the lovely hammock area! Then up to a lovely Veranda View and got some nice shots from up there! You will see shots of the pools, Oceana, Barefoot Grill, the great entertainment team, the sunken sunbathing pool (LOVE IT!) and more… The beach with Palypas mucho shade around on both the beach and pools area!

Hope you enjoy… Am loving the vibe here at Secrets Vallarta Bay!

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A Magical Evening at Secrets Vallarta Bay

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Last night I started the evening out by going to the Lobby here at Secrets Vallarta Bay to enjoy both the Sunset and the great Cuban Duet that was playing there and it was wonderful!

The lobby bar is a great place to watch the sunset…as it slides down from the sky and into the Pacific Ocean…a magical moment for sure! Both the Service and the Drinks are very good. I like that they have Drink Menus on the Cocktail Tables! The seating is so comfy and there is plenty of it too! There are both smoking and non smoking areas The lobby set up is Elegant and Comfortable both at the same time.

The LIVE Music just added to the ambiance of the moment! A smooth Jazz that made it magical for me! The Girl Singer of the Duet had a great voice and she also played the keyboard and her partner played a different keyboard. It all just added to the Moment and took me away…completely relaxing and caught up in the moment!

The Sunsets here are truly amazing I’ve enjoyed them so much!

After that I went to Bordeaux for Dinner and again wasn’t disappointed with my choice. I love the decor of the Restaurant, the ambiance is elegant yet relaxed and comfortable. The artwork is beautiful and the Menu and Service both impeccable

I had a lovely starter salad (sorry I forgot to take a pic of that) followed by The French Onion Soup which was one of the BEST I have ever tasted! Then came the Filet of Beef that was prepared perfectly and the sauce that accompanied it just perfect! As were the potatoes and asparagus! Then topped it all off with the most amazing Pistachio Cake! This has been one of the best meals thus far on my trip and I must say that each of my meals have been great!

Below is a slide show of my evening…I hope you enjoy and can “feel” some of what I did. It was Magical for me and I think that you too will find Magical Moments here at Secrets Vallarta Bay.

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LOVE The Spa at Dreams Puerto Vallarta

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The Spa here at Dreams Puerto Vallarta is both Intimate and Warm and has a Magical Feel about it! I LOVE IT!

When you come into the Spa Reception area you are greeted with a lovely aroma that lets you know right away…you are going to be transported to CALM! Checking in at the spa is easy, you fill out a typical form asking questions about your health and any specific areas you may want to have worked on…and then you are taken back into the changing areas which are separate for men and ladies.

The lighting is dimmed and lit by candle light (sorry some of my pics with flash show it brighter than it actually is) The Ambiance is another touch that transports you to CALM! Once you have changed into your robe you can then use the Sauna and Steam room to relax and also go up to the Outdoor Jacuzzi on the Roof. This is one of my FAV Places on the resort! Such lovely views and so very relaxing too

After using the Jacuzzi you are met by your therapist and taken to the Treatment Room where you will be receiving your Service. Many of the Treatments include a “Foot Cleansing Ritual” which is a lovely touch, you are seated in a chair and your feet are immersed in a warm scented water bath in a large bowl and your therapist will scrub and massage your feet and legs with a scrub…mine was Papaya and the aroma was DELICIOUS as was the feel of it… truly a Magical Experience!

Then you get on the table that is beautifully prepared with fresh and comfortable linens and the service begins with the ringing of the small and sweet sounding chimes….after being transported through your service it ends the same way again with the chimes…I LOVE THAT Ritual of the chimes…it adds such a Magical Touch to the entire experience!

I had the Hot Stone Massage and when finished was a NEW WOMAN and any stress that I had was completely gone!

There are many services at the spa and you can request a spa menu with pricing from either Rosa who is the Spa Manager (I know her from Dreams Riviera Cancun, a lovely lady!) Or you can contact Bethy who posts on the Dreams Puerto Vallarta Fan page here is their contact info

spa.drepv@dreamsresorts.com

or

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003235267277

Hope you enjoy the slide show, there are about 60 shots in it…I wanted to share the Magical Feel that the Spa here at Dreams Puerto Vallarta has…so sit back with a beverage of your choice and enjoy!

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The FUN Never Stops At Dreams Puerto Vallarta

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Earlier today I saw in my trusty SUNdial Newsletter (this gets delivered every evening for the next day) that today would be the Beach Volley Ball Game of Managers vs Guest! I thought it would be a FUN event to capture and share!

So below is a slide show…showing some of the Shots and FUN that was had by both sides! Hope you enjoy! Remember Check your SUNdial Newsletter you don’t want to miss a moment of the FUN!

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Dreams Puerto Vallarta HOME WITH A HUG!

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Arriving home to Dreams Puerto Vallarta is like coming HOME to a HUG from Mamacita! The warm and friendly faces of the staff, the lovely intimate setting of the Resort, the way it is located in a cove…are add up to giving me the feeling I am being hugged and loved! I LOVE this place and the people here!

Am staying in the Preferred Club in a Jacuzzi Suite and Highly recommend that upgrade. The Preferred Club offers so much, I particularly like having the free internet that comes with Preferred Club as I bring my laptop and am able to share more with that option. Also the lounge at the lobby level at Preferred Club is such a nice feature to get continental breakfast and snacks and drinks whenever you like! And having the Preferred Club Concierge adds to the experience also.

Don’t get me wrong…that is not to say that you won’t have a fantastic experience with out preferred. ALL Guests are treated with love and attention no matter what room type they book. I have been here 3 times and can tell you that the guests that I’ve met and spoken with are all pleased with the way that they are made to feel like family here at Dreams Puerto Vallarta

Yesterday I had lunch at Oceana and it was amazing, the view there and the FOOD was so GOOD! I took a few shots to share that you can see in my Album on my FaceBook Page here:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150757656322184&set=a.10150757652947184.459695.590977183&type=3&theater

When you get to the pic, just click on the top where it says back to album to see all of the Lunch Pics! Or you can click on the pic and it will go to the next…

Dinner last night was at Portofino and was so Delicious! Here is a little slide show sharing it!

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After Dinner I came back to my room and listened to the music that was playing from the Beach and at the end they had Fireworks! WOW, What a moment it was, it really made me feel so blessed to be alive and be here at HOME in Dreams Puerto Vallarta sounded by a BIG HUG! I could feel the LOVE!

Dreams Villamagna The Food is a SWEET DREAM TOO!

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One of the many things that impresses me about Dreams Villamagna is the attention to detail on so many levels.

Today I wanted to share with you some of the “FOOD Details”…

Chef Gerardo and his team truly do an AMazing Job here. Below is a brief slide show of both Lunch and Dinner from yesterday to tease your taste buds.

Lunch was at the Seaside Grill and started with a lovely Tuna fish tartar mini tostadas with avocado and sesame seed emulsion that was out of this world! Then came the Dreams Squid and Shrimp Ceviche with coconut milk and lime juice served in a shell that was even delicious! The Main Course was Fresh Mahi mahi fish served with tomato and capers warm vinaigrette and Asiatic style little salad that was in a glass on the plate with the fish…OMG this was so good! The final course was Exotic fruits and lime tartlet with the plate decorated with “Leopardo” touches! Lunch was a symphony of flavors and each course brought to the table with such gorgeous presentation …

Dinner at Portofino did not disappoint… it started with Arugula and organic lettuce mixed salad with grilled scallops and raspberry vinaigrette. And the plate was a work of art! Next was the Micro funghi risotto and basil pesto and this dish brought Mushrooms to another level of…DELICIOUSNESS! Our main course was New Zealand rack of lamb served with fresh home made fetuccini with beef and tomato sauce that was a taste treat I fell in LOVE WITH!!! Dessert well it just topped of a perfect meal…it was Pineapple carpaccio marinated with lemoncello liquor, marscarpone and wild berries ice cream with coconut sauce!!! My taste buds were ecstatic! And as if that all wasn’t enough the pastry chef sent out a lovely tray of Chocolates, various treats, covered strawberries and truffles…what a way to end a meal!

Yes the food here at Dreams Villamagna never disappoints me! Each time I’ve visited I’ve been impressed and thus far they still have that same HIGH BAR of Excellence in Food,presentation and TASTE! Kudos to the Food and Beverage Team and to Chef Gerardo and all of his staff!

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NOW Amber Around and About The Resort

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Yesterday I had the opportunity to walk around the resort and get some great pics showing a lot and hope that this slide show will help those who had some questions…especially about the Swim Out Suites and also the Preferred Club.

Its always been my passion to share and in doing so give those who are looking to come a familiar feel of any of the AMResorts I visit before they arrive! So when you get here you can say … ah yes…this truly feels like HOME!!!

I started out at Carnival that is on the 1st floor (ground floor) of the main bldg of NOW Amber and then walked my way around… There are pics here of the Swim Out Suites of the Main Bldg of Now Amber, I visited the Preferred Club of NOW Amber and then walked around the Deck, Beach and Pool Areas I hope I captured the Magic that is NOW Amber…

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