Alyssa and Christian's Wedding

You're invited!! Join us IN PARADISE to celebrate Alyssa and Christian's wedding!

All Inclusive Destination Wedding Mexico Alyssa and Christian

At the all-inclusive Secrets Akumal resort

in Mexico on

 Saturday, February 17th, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

Your tropical escape awaits in Mexico. After a warm greeting upon arrival, enjoy a paradise filled with swaying palm trees, soft white sand and stunning turquoise water. 

Secrets Akumal is an all-inclusive resort for adults only where you'll be able to relax and rejuvenate while enjoying great food, fun activities and beautiful natural scenery.

All Inclusive Destination Wedding Mexico Alyssa and Christian

Travel is being arranged by Jodi Schlichting with EverAfter Travel: jodi@everaftertravel.org 612.730.5019

Guests reserving their stay with EverAfter Travel will be included in the wedding group for all events/activities and will receive the specially reduced group rates listed further below. A limited number of rooms are being held at the adults-only Secrets Akumal resort for travel Wednesday 2/14/24 through Wednesday 2/21/24 (7 nights) at these group rates. For alternate lengths of stay and/or additional room types, please contact Jodi for pricing and availability details.

Please confirm your stay by completing the online reservation form at your earliest convenience, but no later than 9/21/23.

It is good to confirm your room early to ensure you get the room type you want. 

Your $200 per person non-refundable deposit guarantees your resort stay at the group rates listed below.

The final balance is due by 9/21/23. 

Group rates are based on a minimum of 10 or more guest rooms confirmed with EverAfter Travel by 9/21/23. 

Minimum three night stay required. 

Cancellation policies apply once booked.

-If individual room is canceled by 9/21/23, no penalty will be charged (initial $200 per person deposit remains non-refundable).

-If individual room is canceled 9/22/23 or later, there is a 100% room revenue penalty.

CLICK HERE to see a "cheat sheet" to reference when completing the online reservation form.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Once your online reservation form is submitted, Jodi will be following up with you directly to confirm all of the details of your reservation prior to applying payment (only one reservation form needs to be submitted for each room).

Current COVID-19 Protocols (subject to change):

-USA residents are NOT required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result for entry into Mexico at this time, however, taking a pre-travel COVID-19 test is recommended by EverAfter Travel. Many travelers have had good experiences with getting COVID-19 tests at places like their local Walgreens and CVS.

-You may need to wear a face covering on your flights, in the airports, and during your transportation vehicles.

-----Cancun airport https://www.cancunairport.com/

NOTE: The Cancun airport requires travelers to wear a face covering when going through security. Also, travelers were previously required to complete an immigration form online prior to arrival at the Cancun airport (or complete a paper version passed out by flight attendants on the plane), however, this is no longer required.

-Upon arrival in Mexico, you may be subject to health screenings including temperature checks.

-----U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico https://mx.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/

-Guests may be asked to wear a face covering in designated indoor spaces like: the lobby, retail stores, elevators, and waiting areas of common facilities (e.g. spa, beauty salon, restaurants/bars, etc.). Guests are not required to wear face coverings at the beach, the pool, or in restaurants/bars when actively eating and/or drinking. 

-----AMResorts (parent company of Secrets Akumal) https://info.amresorts.com/cleancomplete

NOTE: Effective 6/12/22, the U.S. is no longer requiring travelers two years and older returning to the U.S. from an international destination via air to show proof of a negative antigen (or PCR) COVID-19 test taken within one day prior to their return flight to the U.S.

-----Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) International Travel: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel/

-Quintana Roo (the state that Secrets Akumal is in) has a mandatory departure tax of about $11 per person for international visitors and you may be asked to show proof of payment at the Cancun airport before you fly home. Here is the link for the website that can be used to pay the tax: http://visitax.gob.mx/sitio/  Please be sure to only use this official link as there are other scam sites out there that are not valid.

Flight Information

You may book your own flights directly with your preferred airline (NOTE: the Cancun International Airport code is CUN). Once your flights are booked, please send the confirmation details to Jodi for coordinating your shared round-trip airport transfers to and from the resort. 

Shared Round-trip Airport Transfer Information

Shared round-trip airport transfers that bring you from the airport to the resort and back are included in the rates below.

Travel Information

A valid passport is required for international travel.  The "six month validity rule" requires that a passport is valid for six months beyond your return date. It is the personal responsibility of each traveler to ensure that they have the correct travel documents and identification. Please refer to the U.S. Department of State website for the latest passport information: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html

 

Please refer to the U.S. Department of State website for the latest travel document requirements, advisories and resources: 

https://www.travel.state.gov and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website for the latest travel-related health information:

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/

Travel insurance Information

Optional travel insurance is available and EverAfter Travel encourages travelers to consider purchasing insurance as it can not only cover things like trip delays/cancellations, but it can also provide medical coverage while you're traveling just in case something happens - this is very important because your own medical insurance typically does not include international coverage. 

Here is an article called “Do I Really Need Travel Insurance?” which has a lot of helpful information in it:

www.everaftertravel.org/single-post/travel-insurance

You can click here to review all of the insurance option details for Allianz Travel Insurance and get a quote if you are interested.

When you are attempting to get a quote, the amount of insurance needed is typically the total value amount of your vacation package.  Also, you will need to enter F030702 as the Travel Agency ID (ACCAM#) for EverAfter Travel when prompted.   

 

*IMPORTANT things to note about Allianz Travel Insurance:

-You can call and speak to one of the insurance agent experts directly if you have any policy questions at 1.866.884.3556

-Insurance coverage starts the day after it is purchased

-You can only add Cancel Anytime coverage WITHIN 14 days of deposit

-Cancel Anytime insurance is not available for purchase online - you will need to call and speak to an insurance agent directly

-Coverage for pre-existing conditions only applies if insurance is purchased WITHIN 14 days of deposit 

-You need to update your insurance coverage immediately for any trip components added at a later date that you want covered e.g. flights

-There are several policy types to choose from and the policy price is determined by the following: the amount of insurance you need, your age(s) and the specific policy type you choose 

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Secrets Akumal

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya, ideally located in the heart of the Riviera Maya along the famed white-sand beaches and calm, clear waters of Akumal, fuses elegant and original design with nature’s elements. This AAA Four Diamond award winning adults-only resort offers a truly magical Unlimited-Luxury® experience starting with 434 elegant suites, many with stunning ocean views, an expansive infinity pool, a serene pool along with 1 additional pool and 11 smaller pools, all located nearby the centuries-old Mayan sites of Tulum and Coba and the mystical cenotes of the area.

 

The resort’s natural surroundings astound. Sea turtles swim freely among snorkelers and waders just meters offshore, allowing guests to experience the reason why Akumal translates to “Place of Turtles” in Mayan. A pristine beach is the ideal place to relax, kayak, paddleboard and more. Enjoy limitless gourmet dining, top-shelf spirits and exciting live entertainment at Secrets Akumal or spend a night out at a neighboring property with the Sip, Savor & See dining experience. Relax by one of the sparkling pools, join in on many of daily activities offered or indulge in a rejuvenating treatment at the world-class Secrets Spa by Pevonia®. A whole new world awaits at Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya.

HIGHLIGHTS

-All inclusive resort: gourmet meals, premium spirits, entertainment, activities and more are included

-Located an hour and 15 minutes from the Cancun International Airport (CUN)

-Beachfront property located on a long stretch of white-sand beach

-AAA Four Diamond award-winning resort

-Akumal, meaning "place of turtles" in Mayan, is home to one of largest green sea turtle populations in Mexico

-Complimentary green fees at nearby Riviera Maya Golf Club

-Pool and beach wait service

-24-hour room service

-Complimentary WiFi

FACILITIES & SERVICES

-Nine dining options with everything from Italian to French to sushi and more

-Seven bars/lounges including a swim-up bar and music lounge

-Three main pools with expansive infinity pool, social pool, and relaxing pool 

-Two hot tubs 

-Theater for nightly shows

-*Pevonia Spa with sauna, two steam rooms, hydro massage pool, and beauty salon

-Fitness center with treadmills, elliptical, stationary bikes, and free weights

-*Shopping galleria available on property

-*Nurse's station on site

-*Cigar shop

-*Dry cleaning and laundry service

-*Car rental

-Currency exchange at front desk

-Complimentary WiFi

*additional fees may apply

ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT

-Daily activities and entertainment including live shows and theme nights

-Bike tours 

-Cocktail classes

-Snorkeling equipment

-Kayaking

-Paddle boards

-Water aerobics

-Water polo

-Spanish lessons

-Cooking classes

-Cornhole

-Dance lessons

-Tennis

-Ping pong

-Yoga and fitness classes

-Pool biking

-Water casino

-*Golf

-Archery

-Ladder toes

-Angry Birds

-Pool and beach volleyball

-Giant darts

*additional fees may apply

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

All rooms offer the following amenities:

-Daily refreshed minibar with juice, soda, bottled water, and domestic beer

-Air conditioning
-24-hour room service (with Secrets Box for private delivery)

-Ceiling fan

-Furnished patio or balcony

-Daily maid service

-All rooms are non-smoking

-In-room safe (laptop size)

-Tablet in room with directory of services

-49" satellite TV

-Rain and handheld showerhead

-Hydro tub for two in bathroom

-Bathrobes and slippers

-Iron and ironing board

-Alarm clock with iPod dock

-Nespresso coffee maker

-Hair dryer

Upgraded "Preferred Club" rooms offer the following additional amenities:

-Personalized check-in and checkout with concierge service

-Premium room locations

-Special concierge service

-Access to Seaside Grill for daily a la carte breakfast

-Upgraded minibar and bath amenities

-Exclusive access to Preferred Club lounge

​​-Daily continental breakfast service, afternoon hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, desserts and liquors in Preferred Club lounge

-Complimentary computer access in Preferred Club Lounge

  

ROOM RATES

The following room types are included in the wedding group room block, however additional room types are available upon request through EverAfter Travel. A certain number of rooms have been held for Wednesday 2/14/24 through Monday 2/19/24 (5 nights) and a smaller number of rooms have been held for Wednesday 2/14/24 through Wednesday 2/21/24 (7 nights), however, additional lengths of stay are also available upon request through EverAfter Travel. Reminder that guests who book their rooms through the room block will be counted as part of the group and included in the wedding events/activities.

NOTE: Rates below are per person (pp) based on the occupancy noted and include shared round-trip airport transfers. Flights and travel insurance are not included. Room photos are intended to be representative of the room type and do not necessarily reflect the exact room you'll be staying in.

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Junior Suite Tropical View

-Bedding: King Bed or Two Double Beds

-View: Tropical View

-Room size: 544 square feet

-Max occupancy: 2 adults with king bed, 3 adults with two double beds

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Junior Suite Ocean View

-Bedding: King Bed or Two Double Beds

-View: Ocean View (NOTE: this is not an oceanfront view)

-Room size: 544 square feet

-Max occupancy: 2 adults with king bed, 3 adults with two double beds

Destination Wedding Travel Agent Rates JSOV
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Junior Suite Swim Out

-Bedding: King Bed or Two Double Beds

-View: Pool/Tropical

-Room size: 544 square feet

-Max occupancy: 2 adults with king bed, 3 adults with two double beds

Destination Wedding Travel Agent Rates JSSO

RESORT MAP

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CLICK HERE to see a "cheat sheet" to reference when completing the online reservation form.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Once your online reservation form is submitted, Jodi will be following up with you directly to confirm all of the details of your reservation prior to applying payment (only one reservation form needs to be submitted for each room).