Take a Bite Out of Our Juicy New Giveaway: Hamburger Festival

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We are excited for next month’s Hamburger Festival at Now Jade Riviera Cancun and Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun! Guests at participating properties during the month of April can enjoy 10 special mouthwatering hamburgers. Our chefs take the ordinary burger and transform it into a flavorful creation.

There is even a chance for you to win a free stay during Hamburger Festival! Participate in our Build Your Perfect Burger Sweepstakes for a chance to win a 3-night stay at participating resorts in April.

Here’s how to enter:

1)    ‘Like’ Now Jade or Now Sapphire on Facebook 

2)    Build your favorite burger by selecting toppings

3)    Give your burger a name

4)    Enter for your chance to win a free stay

Plus, once you are on property you have even more chances to win big!  Upon check in guests will receive a passport with pictures of all of the different burgers on it. Each time a guest enjoys one of the 10 featured burger they will get a stamp on their passport. Everyone that gets all 10 burgers stamps are entered into a raffle to win a 7-night stay! The second contest encourages guests to choose for their favorite hamburger by dropping a ticket into a ballot box in the resorts’ lobby. A random winner will be selected at each resort to enjoy a complimentary 3-night stay.

Want a guaranteed spot to chow down at Hamburger Festival? Reserve your stay at the participating resort and travel during the month of April to indulge in the 10 tasty masterpieces.

Menu for Hamburger Festival

AMLander Cheddar Cheese, Sautéed Onions, Frisse Lettuce, Dijon Mustard, Smoked Ham

La Bohemian Gouda Cheese, Fried Prosciutto, Sliced Turkey, Pesto Mayonnaise, Spinach

La Madame Brie Cheese, Apple Butter, Dijon Mustard, Tomato and Spinach

The Couch Potato Blue Cheese, Potato Chips, Smoked Peppered Pork, Sautéed Onions, Garlic, Mayonnaise

The Cowboy Swiss Cheese, Flank Steak, Sautéed Wild Mushrooms, Rosemary, Bacon, Garlic Aioli, Lettuce

The Greek Gorganzola Cheese, Sundried Tomatoes, Olives, Bacon, Red Onions, Arugula, Garlic, Mayonnaise

The Havana Emmenthal Cheese, Ham, Roasted Pork Shoulder, Pickles, Yellow Mustard

Al Capone Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Pepperoni, Sautéed Mushrooms, Pizza Sauce, Sautéed Onions

The Virgin Provolone Cheese, Pickled Jalapenos, Pepperoncini, Bacon, Ketchup, Mayonnaise and Fresh Dill

The Rod Ghar Gruyere Cheese, Caramelized Onions, Bacon, Fried Onion Rings, Garlic, Mayonnaise

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Last Month of JEERK Performance

Since November guests of Now Larimar Punta Cana have been wowed by an upbeat live performance – JEERK! This high-energy show is complete with a unique blend of tap dance, percussion and rock.  There is still time for you to see the fascinating show too! Now Entertainment Team will host JEERK  until March 31, 2013. That means you have a month to see it for yourself – hurry.

Watch a sneak peek of the show on the YouTube video below and then get ready to book your stay today so you don’t miss out on this phenomenal performance!

Santa Visited Now Resorts & Spas

The guests at Now Resorts & Spas were all on Santa’s nice list this week! The Now Entertainment Teams pulled strings with their friends in the North Pole for a special  Christmas visit from Santa and his helpers. The Explorer’s Club for Kids and Core Zone for Teens hosted holiday-themed activities to get the young guests feel right at home for the holidays.  Take a look at some of the highlights from Christmas at the resorts. Now we are gearing up for our big New Year’s Eve celebrations coming up. If you feel like you missed out, visit us next year for the holidays!

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Halloween at Now Resorts & Spas

Are you getting ready to spend Halloween at Now Resorts & Spas? Don’t forget to pack your costumes this week for a ‘spook-tacular’ time! Themed Halloween parties will begin early in the day Wednesday for the Explorer’s Club for Kids and the celebration will continue with trick or treating, pumpkin carving, face painting, haunted house and of course a costume contest! There is something for everyone to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Check out the photo album from last year’s celebration at Now Jade Riviera Cancun to get into the spirit.

Core Zone for Teens at Now Larimar

Now Larimar Punta Cana is a playful paradise for the whole family – espcially for teens! The Core Zone is an activity center that is dedicated to making teens’ vacations more fulfilling with age appropriate games and events. Guests aged 13- 17 years old are welcome to make the Core Zone their home away from home while staying at Now Larimar. 

Teens can take part in lively activities such as bungee trampoline, late night dance parties, weekly bonfires on the beach, video games, water sports, ping-pong and much more! All of the activities offered are included in your Unlimited-Luxury® stay.  There is a whole world waiting to be discovered at Now Larimar. What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready for an action-packed vacation in the Caribbean to ‘live in the now’ and make lasting memories. Book your trip today!

Now Resorts & Spas Celebrates Dia de los Muertos

Now Resorts & Spas  in Mexico will be celebrating the national Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos on November 1st and 2nd.  Throughout Mexico people celebrate Dia de los Muertos, known in English as Day of the Dead, as a time when family and friends gather together to pray and pay tribute to their loved ones who have passed.

This holiday is celebrated each year on November 1-2 in conjunction with two Roman Catholic holidays: All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day. On November 1, the souls of deceased children are remembered for Dia de los Muertos with special colorful designs on traditional altars. On November 2, the souls of adults are honored with a variety of rituals on for Dia de los Muertos. Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico are a unique blend of Christianity and pre-Hispanic traditions and beliefs.

Building and decorating altars to honor the dead is the most common Day of the Dead tradition.  Altars, found in both churches and homes, are adorned with many gifts. Traditional altar offerings include food, handmade crafts, symbolic sugar skulls and marigolds.

Sugar skulls are small Mexican folk art sculptures made using common household ingredients like powdered sugar, egg whites, corn starch, corn syrup and vanilla. The sculptures are embellished with colorful icing and sparkling touches. Marigolds are a yellow flower used to celebrate the Day of the Dead because they are known in Mexico as flor de muertos, or flower of the dead. Bread is also a common item left on altars. A sweet type of bread is made especially for the holiday called pan de muertos, or bread of the dead.  This bread is commonly sold in markets in the weeks leading up to the holiday.

These traditions vary from region to region in Mexico, but the philosophy behind the holiday remains constant. Day of the Dead festivities are believed to bring life to the memory of loved ones who have passed. We hope you get a chance to take part in celebrating this unique Mexican holiday while you are staying with us at Now Resorts & Spas!

Mayan-themed Events at Now Jade and Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun

The year of the Maya is upon us! Since December 21, 2012 marks a special day for the Mayans, a day in which they believe the world would be reborn, Now Jade and Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun are celebrating by embracing their cultural roots. Marking this significant year in Mayan culture the resorts are planning daily activities designed to introduce guests to Mayan history and culture and, of course, entertain guests staying with us from November 22 to December 21! 

This month-long celebration includes a classic Mayan buffet dinner on the beach complete with specialties such as spiced hot cocoa and empanadas, Mayan fire shows, stargazing events, Mayan-style cooking classes and much more.  Guests of Now Sapphire can even experience an ancient ritual at the spa, Temazcal.  This healing ritual will leave the participants “reborn” spiritually by releasing the mind, body and soul of stresses and toxins. Visit the Spa by Pevonia at Now Sapphire to book an appointment for this special treatment.

Our Explorer’s Clubs for Kids at Now Jade and Now Sapphire are planning exciting Mayan-themed activities and arts and crafts too. Teenagers staying at Now Sapphire can also enjoy special events at the Core Zone Teens Club! Each resort will have its own schedule, so be sure to ask your concierge for the schedule upon your arrival at the resorts. All of the special Mayan events are included in your  Unlimited-Luxury® experience!

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