Celebrate Mexican Independence Day

In the early morning of September 16th 1810 a church bell in Dolores, Guanajuato rang out, gathering all the towns’ people. A priest named Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla wanted to gather the people of Mexico to rise against the Spanish crown. It took another 11 years for Mexico to gain independence but this event, known as the Grito de Dolores, was the spark that began it all.

Today the biggest celebration happens in Mexico City where at 11 p.m. on the night of the 15th the President steps out on to the balcony of the National Palace overlooking a massive crowd in the decorated courtyard. There he rings a similar bell to the one once used by Hidalgo and comments on the historical Heroes of Mexico ending with an enthusiastic “Viva Mexico!”

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The colors of Mexico come alive at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun

At Now Resorts & Spas, we will be celebrating with an explosion of Mexican culture. Experience real Mariachi music, authentic Mexican cuisine, traditional Mexican-style games and activities and to top it all off the beautiful color and life that only a celebration from the passionate people of Mexico could accomplish. Talk to your concierge for all the details.

Head to Facebook & Twitter and send a hearty “Viva Mexico!” to your favorite resort!

Special Events Spotlight: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is, of course, a time to be thankful. Thankful for your family, your health and everything we have in life. It’s a time to take a moment from your busy life and appreciate. Can you think of a better place to do that other than Now Resorts & Spas?

Join us for all the Thanksgiving treats you love in a much more tropical location!

First on our minds this Thanksgiving will be how thankful we are for all we have. Second on our minds? Food! Join us for all your favorites; turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and more! At Now Larimar Punta Cana, guests need to make sure there is room for dessert!

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A great part of spending Thanksgiving in paradise is the weather! No rain or cold for us, we’ll be outside with tons of games and activities on the beach and in the pool! Football anyone?! Plus plenty of kids-only fun both inside and out at The Explorers Club. Check out these crafters at Now Jade Riviera Cancun.

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Keep your traditions alive with us! We’ll be watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade plus all the football you can handle. As these guests from Now Amber Puerto Vallarta can tell you, it can’t get better than Thanksgiving in paradise!

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There’s plenty of time to book your trip and share this special holiday with us. Be thankful for our special offers and book now!

Your Sip, Savor and See Dining Guide!

sip_horizNow Resorts & Spas have a lot to offer. From activities to accommodations, we have you covered. One area we make sure you
have an over abundance of options is dining!

We’re proud to offer you a variety of tempting, delicious gourmet dishes at all of our resort locations. But Unlimited-Luxury® means having choices. With the Sip, Savor and See program you get a chance to experience the fine dining at some of our sister resorts! Make arrangements with your concierge before 3 p.m. and have a little adventure with your dinner. Make sure you check out the details online.

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With Sip, Savor and See your dining options multiply exponentially!

At Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun? Take a trip over to Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa for dinner at Portofino and then check out the dolphinarium! Relaxing at Now Amber Puerto Vallarta? Have a date night at the adults-only Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta! Want to explore Punta Cana while at Now Larimar? Head to Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa for a romantic after-dinner walk along one of the largest free-form pools in the Dominican Republic. Some limitations apply so make sure you talk to your concierge for all the details!

Then head to Facebook and Twitter and let us know which restaurants you love!

Special Events Spotlight: Halloween & Oktoberfest!

It’s coming! The leaves, the chill, the scarfs… Fall is only a few months away whether you’re ready or not. Before you run and stock up on rakes and hot cider we have another solution for you! Now Resorts & Spas provides Unlimited-Luxury® year round so  come spend your fall with us! Here is just some of what we have planned!

 

Halloween – October 31st

What’s spookier than a Now getaway full of activities for the whole family? Well, a lot of things but that doesn’t mean Halloween wouldn’t be the perfect time to visit! It’s fun all day with pumpkin carving and Halloween themed food & drinks! The Explorers Club has an action packed day planned for the kids complete with face painting and Trick-or-Treating! Plus make sure you pack a costume; we’ll dance the night away at a spooky Halloween ball! The scene is set at Now Larimar.

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Oktoberfest

OKTOBERFEST IS BACK and the Now Resorts & Spas Entertainment team is ready to celebrate!  Join us all October long for bratwurst, pretzels with beer cheese and authentic deserts. Plus, plenty of German beers on tap for the adults. Check with your concierge for detailed list of activities!  Check our photos from last years’ celebrations at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun!

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We can’t wait to welcome the fall with the Unlimited-Luxury® only Now Resorts & Spas can provide. Join us and book now!

Introducing the Now Resorts & Spas Collection iPad App!

Maybe you’re convincing your husband you need to visit Punta Cana. Maybe you’ve booked your Cancun getaway and want to show off to your co-workers. Maybe you’ve done the research and you’re ready to finally book your trip to Puerto Vallarta. You can do all this and more with the new Now Resorts & Spas Collection iPad App! All the information, pictures and more is merely a swipe away!

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Welcome to the Now Resorts & Spas Collection iPad App!

Take the beautiful sights of the Mexican and Dominican Republic with you where ever you go! Plus, with a swipe, all the details of Unlimited-Luxury® are at your fingertips.

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Like this picture? Wait until you see the video!

Get a taste of the Now Resorts & Spas with video and pictures sure to convince even the most stubborn of significant others. Take a peek at the all the perks that come with a stay at Now Resorts & Spas; from the glamorous suites to the gourmet restaurants, from the daytime activities on the beach or by the pool, and the night activities at the sleek bars.

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Here’s a look at the pool at Now Jade Riviera Cancun!

Take a deep look at all the resorts that make up the Now Resorts & Spas family. Show your co-workers the exact pool you will be lounging by, the exact restaurants that will tease your palette, and the exact beaches that will ensure you return to work the next week with that golden tan. Plus each resort has a fact sheet that lays out all the amenities so you can be prepared for all the perks.

The best part of the app? Book your whole vacation from the comfort of your couch on your iPad! Could it get any easier? Download the free app and get your vacation started!

Wedding Wednesday! The Perfect Invitation for a Destination Wedding at Now Larimar Resort & Spa

Wedding season is in full swing and when it comes to destination weddings, Now Larimar Resort & Spa in sunny Punta Cana has exactly what you need for an elegant and fun celebration. This Wedding Wednesday, we want to congratulate newlyweds Alex and AJ, who celebrated their wedding with us just last week! They said “I do” in a beautifully decorated wedding gazebo overlooking the crystal-clear Caribbean.

Alex & AJ say "I do" at Now Larimar Punta Cana Resort & Spa!

Alex & AJ say “I do” at Now Larimar Punta Cana Resort & Spa! Credit: Stephanie Patterson

Philadelphia graphic designer Stephanie Patterson put together the beautiful beach-inspired blue and white wedding invitations for Alex and AJ and documented their big day here on her blog. According to Stephanie’s thoughts on destination weddings, “that mix of vacation festivities and seaside “I Do’s” is always a good one.” The couple’s fabulous stationery suite included invitations, an RSVP postcard, addressed envelopes, wedding programs, social media signs, table numbers, door hangers, VIP all access guest passes, welcome letter and photo thank you cards. They truly thought of everything and that consistency really brings together their stylistic scheme! See the photos below for a taste of destination wedding inspiration.

Alex & AJ's wedding invitations by Stephanie. Credit: Stephanie Patterson

Alex & AJ’s wedding invitations by Stephanie. Credit: Stephanie Patterson

More of Stephanie's designs for Alex & AJ. Credit: Stephanie Patterson

More of Stephanie’s designs for Alex & AJ. Credit: Stephanie Patterson

Book your dream destination wedding at Now Resorts & Spas today!

Foodie Friday! Unlimited-Luxury® and Gourmet Dining

Happy Foodie Friday from Now Resorts & Spas! We pride ourselves on offering our guests a truly gourmet culinary experience. With an international array of specialty à la carte restaurants in addition to a buffet and grill, mealtime is one of the best parts of a Now Resorts & Spas vacation! Your taste-buds won’t be the only thing that’s satisfied, either; we have taken great effort to create unique, specially themed dining atmospheres so you can feast your eyes while you feast!

As part of Unlimited-Luxury®, reservations are never required at our restaurants and all snacks and meals are included. Too tired to venture out for dinner or busy enjoying the privacy of your suite? No problem! With 24-hour room service available, dine where and when you please. The possibilities are endless!

Clockwise from top left: Capers at Now Larimar Punta Cana, Cin Cin at Now Jade Riviera Cancun, Paramour at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, Castaways at Now Amber Puerto Vallarta.

Clockwise from top left: Capers at Now Larimar Punta Cana, Cin Cin at Now Jade Riviera Cancun, Paramour at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, Castaways at Now Amber Puerto Vallarta.