Playa del Carmen (November 9-16, 2013)

All gay resort week at the stunning Reef Coco Beach Resort (formerly the Grand Coco Bay! Join 300 gay and lesbian guests as Brand g Vacations takes over this spectacular all inclusive resort for a week of excitement and relaxation.

Located just a short walk from the famous 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen, 45min from Cancun Airport, The Reef Coco Beach is the perfect complement to the white sandy beaches and turquoise waters of this world renowned tropical paradise. Our all-gay resort buy-out has been designed to create the perfect beach escape for the LGBT traveler. For one memorable week, this beautiful resort becomes our oasis. Enjoy personalized service, extraordinary entertainment, water activities, spa services, fine dining or just relax by the pool in the camaraderie of friends old and new.

Hotel Features

On-site dining options at this resort include a buffet restaurant, 2 fine dining establishments, complimentary breakfast and room service during limited hours. A private beach borders the property and water sport equipment including snorkeling masks, kayaks, sailboats, and windsurfers are available for guest use. Snorkeling and scuba diving classes can also be arranged. The resort also has an outdoor swimming pool and 3 outdoor Jacuzzi. An air-conditioned health club features fitness equipment, locker rooms, and saunas. A beauty salon and massage treatment rooms are also located on-site.

Guestrooms

This 4-story thatched-roof property has 202 guestrooms, each featuring a balcony with rough-log railings or a furnished ground-floor terrace. Private bathrooms are outfitted with complimentary toiletries. Room amenities include one king size bed or two double beds, terrace or balcony, air conditioning, ceiling fan, mini bar (stocked with sodas, beer and purified water), Cable TV, hair dryer, vanity mirror, telephone, shower and bathtub.

Restaurants

Miramar

Miramar offers a-la-carte service for breakfast and lunch with an extensive selection of food in a casual Caribbean ambiance and a splendid view of the ocean.

Rosinella

Rosinella is a superb restaurant offering delectable Italian specialties served a la carte in the most romantic setting overlooking the ocean and the island of Cozumel.

Restaurante Sabor Latino

Sabor Latino offers fine Mexican cuisine featuring an authentic Caribbean decor and a friendly service. Reservations are required at Miramar.

Snack Bar El Palmar
Snack Bar El Palmar is a fabulous place serving the most delicious Mexican appetizers and snacks, accompanied with beer or fruit juices.

Bars

Tabaco and Ron Lobby Bar
Tabaco and Ron Bar serves sophisticated drinks and cocktails infused with prime domestic and international liquor in a casual and cozy setting suitable for mingling with other guests.

Pool Bar
Right by our splendid pool is this convenient bar serving an array of tropical cocktails with an authentic Caribbean flavor. You don't even have to get out of the pool to enjoy your favorite drink!

Sports Bar and Disco Heaven
If you are passionate about sports, enjoy your favorite games, while you have a drink or cocktail with a tasty snack or appetizer.

Recreation

An offshore reef calms the water along the resort's 82-yard beach, which is furnished with thatched-roof palapas. The resort's beach adjoins a 1.25-mile undeveloped beach that continues north of the resort. For freshwater swimming, the resort includes an 95-yard long freeform pool that contains a swim-up bar.

The resort provides snorkeling gear, kayaks, windsurfers, Hobie Cat sailboats, snorkeling lessons, and an introductory scuba-diving lesson in the pool (fees may apply). An independent water-sports center at the resort offers personal watercraft, parasailing, fishing, boogie boards, scuba-diving instruction, and snorkeling and scuba-diving excursions--all for surcharges.

The Reef Coco Beach All-Inclusive Plan includes all Buffet-style & à la Carte Meals, Snacks, Soft Drinks and top-shelf Alcoholic Beverages in our Restaurants & Bars; afternoon coffee service at the Lobby; Room Service orders; Minibar Beverages Selection in your Room; access to all evening Entertainment and specialty Themed-night Dinners as our weekly Mexican Fiesta; plus all on-site Non-motorized Water Sports.

All-Inclusive Meals & Beverages

  • Welcome glass of chilled-sparkling wine.
  • All Meals and Snacks, Buffet-style and à la Carte. Including dinner at our Mexican-specialty Restaurant 'Sabor Latino' and our Italian-specialty Restaurant 'Rosinella'.
  • Unlimited Domestic and selected international alcoholic beverages. House Wine by the glass.
  • Unlimited soft drinks and juices.
  • Afternoon coffee service at the Lobby.
  • Room Service orders (breakfast 7:00 – 10:00 / Dinner 18:30 – 22:00 hrs)
  • Taxes and gratuities for all plan inclusions.

All-Inclusive Activities & Entertainments

  • Daily activities program.
  • Non-Motorized Water Sports (snorkel & kayaks).
  • Ocean view Jacuzzis
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center
  • Aqua aerobics.
  • Shows, live music & parties.

Pricing

All prices in U.S. dollars.

All reservations are subject to Brand g's Terms and Conditions.

Rates are per person based on occupancy listed.

Accommodations, all meals and snacks, drinks, sports, activities, entertainment, parties, gratuities and taxes are included.
 

INCLUDED SERVICES:

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation.
  • Tips bellboys, servers and chamber maids.
  • Detailed under "All inclusive".

NOT INCLUDED IN SERVICES:

  • Airfare to and from Mexico.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Optional tours.
  • Items of a personal nature.

 

Upgrades

The following upgrade options are now available for purchase by contacting our travel agent or Brand g Vacations at 800.433.4303 or by email at info@brandgvacations.com:

Superior Service $10 additional per person per day ($70 per person for the full week)

  • Standard all-inclusive package plus
  • Coffee maker in the room & stocked mini bar
  • Bathrobe
  • Security box included without extra charge
  • 25% discount on all spa services at the Reef Spa
  • Bottle of wine upon arrival

Premium Service $20 additional per person per day ($140 per person for the full week)

  • Standard all-inclusive package plus
  • Coffee maker in the room & stocked mini bar
  • Bathrobe
  • Security box included without extra charge
  • 25% discount on all spa services at the Reef Spa
  • Bottle of wine upon arrival
  • Premium international alcoholic beverages at all bars

Your Current Brand g All-inclusive Standard Package includes

  • Full service breakfast, lunch, dinner buffet style
  • Choice of two a la carte restaurants without surcharge
  • Snack bar + choice of 4 different bars for domestic alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • Day and night entertainment, gym and bicycles
  • Non-motorized water sports

Transfers

Roundtrip transfer

The following transfer options are now available for purchase by contacting our travel agent or Brand g Vacations at 800.433.4303 or by email at info@brandgvacations.com:

Shared Transfers $45 per person
These convenient round-trip shared transfers ensure seamless arrival and departures for every guest. This is the perfect choice for those who enjoy traveling for an economical price sharing their transportation with other passengers with no more than 3 stops.

Arriving Passengers: Upon arrival into Cancun, claim your baggage, then proceed through customs. After exiting the airport, a Lomas Travel Representative (wearing a turquoise shirt & white pants) will meet you outside of the airport and direct you to your waiting transfer. Your transportation will be by either bus, Eurovan, or 13 passenger Sprinter Mercedes Benz.

Departure Location: Outside the terminal to your hotel.

Departure Time: This will coincide with your Cancun Flight Arrival.

Return Time: This will coincide with your Cancun Departure Time.

Additional Information: The Length of transfer varies by hotel, however depending on traffic, and up to three stops between hotels, the approximate driving time from the airport to your hotel should be approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

Nonstop Round-trip Transfers $62 per person
These NON-STOP Transfers ensure seamless arrival and departures for each and every guest. Unlike other transfer services that make multiple stops for other passengers, convenient NON-STOP will be shared with customers going to your hotel or within a short distance of your hotel.

Arriving Passengers: Upon arrival into Cancun, claim your baggage, then proceed through customs. After exiting the airport, a Lomas Travel Representative (wearing a turquoise shirt & white pants) will meet you outside of the airport and direct you to your waiting transfer. Your transportation will be via a comfortable air-conditioned Eurovan, or 13 passenger Sprinter Mercedes Benz.

Departure Location: Outside the terminal to your hotel.

Departure Time: This will coincide with your Cancun Flight Arrival.

Return Time: This will coincide with your Cancun Departure Time.

Additional Information: The Length of transfer can vary, however depending on traffic; the approximate driving time from the airport to your hotel should be approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.

Entertainment

Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen

Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen

Based in Chicago, music and comedy legends Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen have graced the stages coast-to-coast, both large and small, and in over 20 countries with their one-of-a-kind wit and musical prowess. 

They have had the pleasure of opening and sharing the spotlight with some familiar (and some not so familiar) names including Kathy Griffin, Mary Wilson and the Supremes, Phyllis Diller, Bea Arthur, Jennifer Holiday and Judy Gold to name a few.  In 2009, Amy & Freddy were featured on national television on Entertainment Tonight as part of their work with the NBC reality show “America’s Got Talent.” 

Amy’s beautiful voice, edgy humor and quick wit, combined with Freddy’s impeccable musical arrangements and sly repartee, create an evening of enjoyable and unforgettable entertainment.

Links:
http://www.amyfreddy.com/music-and-comedy/

Julie Goldman

Julie Goldman

Julie Goldman (BIG GAY SKETCH SHOW) and past writer for E!'s FASHION POLICE with Joan Rivers,  has 3 TV comedy specials under her belt which you may have seen on LOGO, Showtime and Comedy Central. She has appeared on FOX's BONES, RUPAUL's DRAG U, NBC's THE NEW NORMAL, ABC's HAPPY ENDINGS and is a recurring character in LOGO's newest series DTLA.

You can catch Julie online in her wildly ridiculous web series – IN YOUR BOX OFFICE with her highly inappropriate writing and creative partner BRANDY HOWARD. Keep your eyes peeled for their 2 new web shows with Tello Films, GAY STREET THERAPY and ROOMIES and listen to Julie and Brandy on the insanely popular podcast – GAY PIMPIN With JONNY MCGOVERN. Julie is also proud to be part of launching the newest party weekend with her podcast co-horts called THE GAYEST WEEKEND OF ALL TIME.

Links:
www.inyourboxoffice.com
www.juliegoldmanisreallypretty.com

Erik James

Erik James

Erik James is a classically trained pianist and composer living in New York City. Frequently playing and Music Directing cabaret and theatre, New York knows him as a versatile pianist, singer, and entertainer. Erik also makes a living by composing and producing music for TV and Film. His credits include the College Baseball World Series theme song, "Omaha" for ESPN, as well as many orchestral, pop and rock library packages for ESPN, Spike TV, and Inside Edition. Erik has collaborated with such musicians as Frank Black (of the Pixies), Stephanie J. Block ("Wicked", "Pirate Queen"), Mario Cantone ("Sex and the City"), and Mark Mulcahy.

Links:
http://erikjamesmusic.com/bio.php

Miss Conception

Erik James

From humble beginnings in Mississauga, Ontario to dancing in the hallways and entertaining his parents with renditions from "Beauty and the Beast" in the living room, Kevin Levesque couldn't stop moving. Ironically enough, it wasn't until Kevin was 6 years old that he joined a hockey team and realized he was meant to be a performer. He yearned for the stage. Years later, Kevin joined the Mississauga Youth Theatre and landed his first role as Bobby Shaftoe in the production "Babes in Toyland". His entire family came to see it, and Kevin recalls, "I was fabulous!" Kevin went on to study drama at the Cawthra Park School for the Arts until grade ten brought an overdose of Shakespeare. Not interested in the tragic bard, Kevin switched his focus to dance. After high school, he began coming downtown and frequenting Toronto's gay village. He saw his first drag show when he was 19 and loved it! After a dare to try drag from a friend, Kevin gave it a shot. His first performance went off without a hitch and Miss Conception was born! From there on in, Kevin has won countless titles, including the first Zelda's Drag Idol, Miss Canada Continental, Smirnoff Twisted, Coors Lite Queen of Halloween, Ontario's Next Top Drag Queen, Drag Idol, Miss Gay Universe, Miss Gay Toronto, and Entertainer of the Year. He's also appeared in "Queer as Folk," "Degrassi: The Next Generation," and the first ever contestant in drag on "Wipeout Canada." Kevin is known for his International One Man Live singing “Stage to Screen show”. Performing throughout Canada, Untied States and Mexico.

Links:
wwww.missconception.ca