Date: November 2, 2010
GrandSlam Fishing Lodge in Ascension Bay, Mexico announced its grand opening on Nov. 15, 2010. The oceanfront, deluxe lodge is completely isolated and located in a virgin area at the end of Riviera Maya, which is teeming with permit, bonefish, tarpon and snook. The secluded property is a fishing haven, located on a narrow peninsula between the Caribbean and the lagoon flats an hour south of the Tulum ruins. Commercial fishing here has been prohibited for decades, and catch-and-release is the reserve rule, so the fish naturally populate without human intrusion. GrandSlam Fishing Lodge provides a private guide for each angler, and guests share a boat with one other angler-guide team. One team wades the flats while the other team fishes from the boat, and the teams switch off.
Guests can also try reef and offshore sports fishing. The GrandSlam Shop offers fly and spinning combos that include rod, reel and leader and all the lures and flies that work in the waters of AscensionBay, plus materials for guests to make their own flies at personalized fly tying station. The accommodations at the GrandSlam Fishing Lodge feature six beachfront villas, each with two bedrooms, meaning there will never be more than 24 guests on the property at one time and there are no other hotels in sight. The villas have a contemporary, Mexican Caribbean décor, and are complete with either one or two king beds, air conditioning, king-sized beds, flat screen television with satellite service and DVD player, iPod docking station, wraparound deck with a two person sofa, private bathrooms with shower, interior Jacuzzi, daily housekeeping,hammock and spectacular views of the Mexican Caribbean Sea. Guests can enjoy the beachfront swimming pool or the beach itself on king-sized Balibeach beds.