Same-sex couples will now be able to get married in Cancun after the citys government announces the authorisation of legal gay weddings.
The JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa is celebrating the announcement by offering a special wedding package for couples planning destination weddings at the resort.
The exclusive package includes an upgraded room, 25 per cent discount on treatments in the resorts spa, a bottle of wine during dinner at one of the restaurants, return transfers to the airport, and $50 daily resort credits.
Couples planning Cancun weddings at the luxury gay-friendly resort can take advantage of the newly created wedding package, which starts from $269, until 21st December, 2012.
The JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa is perfect for straight or gay couples getting married abroad and it provides lovers with an array of modern facilities and 448 beautifully-appointed rooms and suites that boast private balconies and views overlooking the pristine white beaches and the sparkling turquoise ocean.
The AAA Five Diamond Hotel-awarded Cancun hotel has a selection of upscale facilities including four world-class restaurants, 20,000-square-feet of meeting space and function rooms, the exclusive Club 91, two freeform swimming pools, a childrens pool, a 20 foot dive pool with artificial reef, tennis courts and the Marriott Kids Club.
Certified wedding planners are on hand to help organise every detail for tailor made destination weddings and brides and grooms can choose from several idyllic settings including exquisite outdoor space, an oceanfront garden gazebo, a grand ballroom, and many more.
After enjoying romantic weddings abroad at the resort, newlyweds and their guests can stay for longer after the big day and relax and be pampered in the Mayan-inspired spa which has been recognised as one of the best spas in Mexico with 35,000 square-feet of space, 17 treatment rooms, a modern fitness suite, a dedicated aerobics room, Spa Salon, indoor heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi, and a juice bar.
Cancun is located on the Yucatan channel which separates Mexico from the Caribbean island of Cuba. After celebrating weddings in Cancun, newlyweds can extend the occasion with a romantic honeymoons where they can enjoy water sports activities in Nichupte Lagoon or explore the historic Mayan archaeological sites including Kinichna, Dzibanche and Tulum.
Formerly known as the Sirenis Cayo Santo Maria, the luxury property previously owned by the Spanish hotel chain has now passed hands to the Gaviota hotel group, a Cuban state owned hotel group which has been progressively taking over the resort in the last couple of months.
Now renamed as the Gaviota Playa Cayo Santa Maria, the former Sirenis property has been undergoing several updates and renovations while still operating as normal and welcoming visitors as usual. With the management transfer from one hotelier to the other has being carried out in the background, the changes have gone almost unnoticed to visitors as most guests enjoying Cuba holidays at the luxurious and modern Cayo Santa Maria resort have noticed virtually no disturbance.
Officially re-launched under Gaviota’s brand name, the newly revamped Gaviota Playa Cayo Santa Maria boasts some of the most amazing swimming pools to be found in the whole of Cuba, each beautifully landscaped with extensive freeform designs and additional water mirrors that create a stunning effect.
Boasting a refreshing collection of 769 elegantly appointed and modern guest rooms, ranging from standard double rooms, ocean view rooms and luxury suites, accommodation at the Gaviota Playa Cayo Santa Maria is comfortable and inviting. Providing travellers with fantastic all inclusive holidays in Cuba’s northern Santa Maria Key, the resorts’ wide range of facilities include a wide variety of restaurants with varying dining options to choose from, an array of water sports and entertainment activities as well as live music shows, a Baby Club for the youngest guests, a state-of-the-art gym and a relaxing spas for those in need of pampering and indulgence.
Officially rated as a 4-star Plus category resort, this vast hotel complex located at the popular Cuban holiday destination of Cayo Santa Maria, a small key situated in the northern coast of the central city of Villa Clara, offers guests with sweeping sea views and direct access to a stunning stretch of narrow beach.
If looking for a little culture or for somewhere else to do beyond the resort’s boundaries, the hotel’s great location means that guests will never have to wander off too far to find tourist attractions. The nearby town of Caibarien is within a short taxi ride and boasts a good selection of restaurants, bars, shops and culturally-enriching attractions of historical value. A stay in Cayo Santa Maria doesn’t have to be all about sun and beach, as from this fascinating location guests can also get to enjoying some enriching cultural Cuba holidays.
Blue Diamond Hotels and Resorts has added a new hotel in Cuba to its portfolio with the scheduled launch of the Memories Varadero Beach Resort this May. The luxury four-star resort will open its doors to tourists taking Cuba holidays on 1st May, 2012 after the property was refurbished and rebranded.
Formerly known as the Sirenis La Salina, the property has 1,035 rooms and suites and it is situated on one of the most beautiful beaches in Varadero, Cuba. Memories Varadero Beach Resort offers plenty of activities for the younger guests to enjoy throughout their holidays to Cuba including a Kids Club and Baby Club, two children’s swimming pools and daily entertainment.
Facilities and activities at the all inclusive hotel include three tennis courts, a spa and salon, a disco, Jacuzzi, two adults swimming pools, fitness centre, multi-sport court, beach volleyball, and watersports such as windsurfing, pedal-boating, snorkelling, scuba diving, and catamaran cruises.
Guests can upgrade to Diamond Club, which offers a personalised check-in/check-out service, including early check-in and late check-out; private access to the Diamond VIP Lounge; an exclusive beach area with beach butler service; and a dedicated concierge service.
The hotel boasts eight gourmet restaurants with a wide range of international cuisine such as Italian, Creole, Mexican, and Japanese, and there are eight bars and lounges where visitors can enjoy a refreshing cocktail or fruit juice.
Varadero Beach is situated in the province of Matanzas on the Hicacos Peninsula on the north coast of the Caribbean island of Cuba. The region is one of the most popular destinations for holidays in Cuba with more than 20km of pristine white sand beaches and several luxury beachfront Cuba hotels.
The area features beautiful natural landscapes include the Bellamar Caves and idyllic virgin cays and during holidays in Varadero, travellers can go scuba diving and snorkelling in the turquoise crystal-clear water; sailing and deep sea fishing; play golf against the backdrop of the sparkling ocean; and take excursions to explore Cardenas City.
The beach resort is a great place for a family holiday in Cuba with an array of museums, white sand beaches, and parks and fun attractions including the Delfinario, a natural pool for dolphins.
Blue Diamond Hotels and Resorts operates several all inclusive resorts across the Caribbean and Latin America under “Memories Beach Resorts” and “Royalton Luxury Resorts” brands.