From 'The Bachelor' to Your Bucket List, A Sneak Peek Into Secrets Tulum

Joey Graziadei proposed to Kelsey Anderson (and she said yes!) at the resort located in Tulum, Mexico.

Anna Quintana - Author

Jun. 17 2024, Published 11:24 p.m. ET

Joey and Kelsey at Secrets Tulum
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Over the past couple of years, Tulum has become one of the most popular travel destinations. So, it was no surprise when it was chosen as the destination for Joey Graziadei's proposal to Kelsey Anderson on Season 28 of The Bachelor.

The finale was actually filmed at the adults-only, all-inclusive Secrets Tulum Resort & Beach Club, located in the boho-chic town just outside of Cancún, Mexico.

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As long-time fans of the reality dating competition, we could not say no when Hyatt invited Distractify to check out the resort and learn more about its Roses & Romance package.

From first impressions to date card-worthy excursions, find out if Secrets Tulum is worth adding to your travel bucket list.

Secrets Tulum Resort & Beach Club gets our first-impression rose.

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Upon arrival to Secrets Tulum, you are instantly greeted by a towering sculpture by acclaimed Latin American artist Fernando Botero. Art and nature blend seamlessly in the 300-room circular property that is inspired by the beautiful cenotes the region is best known for.

The resort's design features elements of wood, sand, and stone, with walkways that lead to a series of pools, courtyards, and fire pits scattered throughout the property.

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There is also a rooftop pool with swim-up bar, where the occasional foam party will take place. The rooms (or should we say fantasy suites) in Secrets Tulum feature amenities such as a fully-stocked mini bar, a balcony or terrace, and a full bathroom with a rain shower.

We were invited to stay in the Preferred Club-level suites which give guests an upgraded experience with access to a private lounge and a beach-style swimming pool.

Excursions and a beach club worthy of a date card.

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After settling in to our room, it was time to check out the dining options at Secrets Tulum, which can be a hit or miss at an all-inclusive resort. However, we were not disappointed by the selection — from the Mediterranean cuisine at Olio to Jasmine, where you will be served some amazing Asian-Peruvian fusion dishes.

Our personal favorite was Bluewater Grill, where you can enjoy some chilaquiles for breakfast in the open air restaurant that blends into its jungle surroundings.

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Along with some great date night approved restaurants, the resort has seemingly endless options when it comes to exploring Tulum. Guests can go swimming in the cenotes, explore the Tulum Mayan Ruins, or go snorkeling at the Yal-ku Inlet.

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The Secrets Tulum Beach Club

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If you want to stay closer to Secrets, you can visit the resort's beach club, which is only a short shuttle ride away and gives you access to the area's beaches. Or check out the spa, where you can schedule a traditional Temezcal Ceremony for a truly awakening experience or just enjoy the hydrotherapy circuit.

A Roses & Romance package to take things to the next level.

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To help channel your inner Bachelor or Bachelorette, Secrets Tulum is offering a Roses & Romance package for a limited time only. If you book a Preferred Club suite for four nights or more, you will receive a $250 Amstar Excursion gift card, a 25-minute couples massage, in-room welcome gift, rose petal turndown service, and a mimosa breakfast in bed.

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Does Secrets Tulum get our final rose?

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Yes! While the resort does not have direct beach access, it more than makes up for it with its beach club with two restaurants, a bar, and Bali beds to lounge on.

The food surpassed our expectations, the resort staff was friendly, and the stunning sunset views prove why it is a popular wedding venue. Plus, with the various activities available throughout the day into the night — yoga, silent discos, and Spanish lessons — there was never a dull moment.

Unless you like that, then there is no shame is taking a nap poolside like we did on more than one occasion. We can definitely see why Secrets Tulum was featured on one of the most romantic shows on television!

For more information about Secrets Tulum Resort & Beach Club, click here.

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