At Now Amber Puerto Vallarta, we are so fortunate to spend our days in a place of incredible beauty, with the best guests in the world! We think it’s only right that we should give back to this place which has given so much to us. Our family of Now Amber employees pride ourselves not only on the outstanding service we provide for our guests, but also everything we do for the local community.
For Three Kings Day, a holiday celebrated in Mexico to mark the culmination of the twelve days of Christmas, Now Amber staff members visited Pasitos de Luz. Pasitos de Luz is a non-profit organization founded by mothers of children with disabilities to care for local children growing up with few resources, offering free rehabilitation services, food, education and childcare. Pasitor de Luz currently cares for 122 children.
In honor of the Christmas season, Now Amber employees and willing guests also visited Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza (RISE) to donate toys. RISE is a non-profit shelter for babies and children under 14 run by local nuns. Many of the children are orphans or were simply abandoned by their families. Everyone was so touched by all the children’s smiles as they each received their gifts—perhaps the only ones they would receive during the Christmas season. We were especially touched to discover one of our very own concierges grew up in RISE.
Our involvement in the community is so great that we received an award from the Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (DIF), a Mexican public institution with a focus on strengthening the welfare of Mexican families. We look forward to continuing to do good and offer our guests the opportunity to give back to the wonderful community surrounding Now Amber Puerto Vallarta!
Today on the blog we are celebrating one of our own: Rossel Silvestre from the Front Desk at Now Larimar Punta Cana! We are beyond excited to announce that Rossel has won TripAdvisor’s “Exceptional Service Award.” TripAdvisor selects employees for this award whose excellent service have improved travel experiences. In 2014, there were only 40 people that won the award among thousands of nominees. Please read on for an excerpt from a guest at Now Larimar and how Rossel made their trip truly unforgettable.
“My sister and I just returned from a remarkable trip to the Now Larimar in the Dominican Republic. One employee, Rossel, made it a trip we will never forget. After telling him we wanted to experience his country from a local’s perspective, he offered to show us around. We eagerly accepted. He and his wife picked us up on his day off. Using his own vehicle (gas is $7/gallon), he took us to Macao, the most beautiful beach ever. Then he took us to his parents’ farm, where his father showed us all the native fruits andvegetables he cultivate, while his mother made us a wonderful lunch. After watching him and his father engage in a one-on-one basketball game, it was time to leave. On the way back, he showed us acres of rice paddies. It was cultural enrichment at its finest. Rossel has a wonderful, outgoing personality and speaks fluent English. It was the best day of our vacation! He and his family treated us like family. We will never forget their welcoming kindness. We will return.”
We could not be prouder of Rossel for this incredible achievement and his demonstration of Now Resorts & Spas’ dedication to exceeding our guests’ expectations at every turn.
Spring is coming! It might not feel like it to everyone yet but the end is in sight. One way to celebrate is to join Now Resorts & Spas for the upcoming spring holidays! Check out how we’re celebrating in paradise!
The guest of honor makes a very special arrival at Now Larimar!
The Easter Bunny is coming to Now Resorts & Spas! The whole family can get their picture taken with the Bunny himself before an afternoon full of Easter fun! From Easter egg hunts to ice cream parties, where ever you look you’ll find fun for kids and parents alike!
Cinco de Mayo
The colors of Cinco de Mayo come alive at Now Sapphire!
Cinco de Mayo is a holiday made to be celebrated under the sun. Join us in celebrating the beautiful, delicious and colorful culture of Mexico! From the music to the food we’ll go all out with a traditional Mexican celebration under the stars. And don’t worry; we’ll have plenty of tequila!
Are you ready to experience all this fun under a tropical sun? Then it might be time to book now and take advantage of our latest special offers!
Are there wedding bells ringing in your near future? Why not have the wedding of a lifetime in a picture-perfect beach paradise! With a destination wedding at Now Resorts & Spas, you will start your lives together in a wonderfully romantic setting that your friends and family are sure to love just as much as you do.
The best part of it all? We’ll do all the planning at the resort so you and your loved ones are free to simply enjoy the most magical day of your life. When you get married at Now Resorts & Spas, you can relax knowing your on-site wedding coordinator is there for you every step of the way, from the bouquet and boutonniere to your wedding cake and sparkling wine toast. We even have our own Wedding Registry site to keep things simple for you and your guests!
There are three wedding packages available at Now Resorts & Spas to suit every couple that include basic wedding needs such as bouquets and cake, along with exciting additions such as live music, a private cocktail hour and video of the ceremony in our top-tier wedding package.
Whether you’re just in the early planning stages or days away from your destination wedding, our live weddings chat is always available to help you along the way, along with your dedicated on-site coordinator.
Are you ready for the wedding of your dreams? Let us make them even more of a reality with our group deals! Book 5 rooms at any Now Resort & Spa for your destination wedding and receive the 6th room free, plus receive one complimentary room upgrade for every 10 rooms per night paid!
Vacation is all about getting away – but that doesn’t mean that you can’t stay connected with friends and family while you’re at Now Resorts & Spas! Download our Unlimited Connectivity app and enjoy free WiFi, free calling to the U.S., Canada and local landlines, portable room phone functionality, exclusive deals and more:
- Keep up with all your favorite social media networks
- Use your room phone remotely
- Contact staff directly
- Book spa appointments, plan romantic dining, make special requests and more
- Access the latest resort information
- Reserve excursions and more
- Check resort map, restaurant times, menu offerings, facility schedules and activities calendar
- Explore local attractions and learn useful phrases in Spanish as well as important local info like currency and transportation options.
Keep up with life back home while on vacation at Now Resorts & Spas with Unlimited Connectivity.
Unlimited Connectivity is now available at Now Amber Puerto Vallarta, Now Jade Riviera Cancun and Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun. Download the free app for your smartphone, tablet or mobile device now!
Experiencing cenotes should be on everyone’s bucket list. These incredible geological formations, unique to the Yucatan peninsula, are formed over many years when rainwater dissolves limestone, resulting in flooded caverns. Erosion causes these water-filled caves to collapse, revealing beautiful and mysterious cenotes to the outside world!
The bright blue sky reflects on the water to create an enchanting effect. Photo credit: Xenotes Oasis Maya
Visitors to Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun can experience four different kinds of cenotes in natural surroundings with a tour from Xenotes Oasis Maya. The tour takes visitors to an oasis in the middle of the jungle where they kayak, rappel, snorkel and zipline to explore the different types of cenotes.
Experience the natural beauty of Mexico on your cenote tour. Photo credit: Xenotes Oasis Maya
Cenotes were considered a source of life for ancient Mayans. Cenotes provided them with water, and also represented an entrance to the other world. Guests on the Xenotes Oasis Maya tour will also learn all about these fascinating Mayan legends and the Aluxes, Mayan legendary guardians of the jungle.
It’s easy to see why the Mayans thought cenotes were portals to another world! Photo credit: Xenotes Oasis Maya
If you’re interested in this adventure, email firstname.lastname@example.org and visit http://www.xenotes.com for more information!
Come January 2, the holiday season will officially be over. No matter where you live or how cold it can get there, the early months of the year tend to be gray and dark. If you’re nodding your head in agreement, Now Resorts & Spas officially prescribes a Winter GREATaway!
We prescribe a big dose of sun and sand to cure your winter blues!
A Winter GREATaway is the best cure for a case of the winter blues. While you wait for summer to come where you live, a bit of paradise can be life changing. No to mention up to 30% of travel and up to $400 worth of resort coupons when you book before February 24, 2015 and travel between December 25, 2014 and April 10, 2015.
After a good dose of tropical sun, a dose of the drink of the day and plenty of bed (or perhaps beach) rest you’ll be good as new. Check us out on Instagram for you first dose of paradise and start packing!