I received this e-mail today from Berwick Travel about the Secrets promotion. Looks like Berwick is still confident of an August 1 opening, but recommending travel for September to get through the opening pains.
"Book your 2008 vacation to either resort by July 15th for travel by December 24th and receive an air credit of $200 per person (taken right off your package price), $100 in Spa certificates for use during your trip, and a complimentary room category upgrade (based on availability)!
Secrets Maroma Beach is scheduled to open August 1st, and Secrets Silversands on August 2nd. As always, the first few weeks a resort is open they experience a few growing pains, and not all services and amenities may be available, so we're recommending travel as of September 1st. Don't forget - this Secret isn't for everyone, only adults 18 and older looking for luxury and pampering...if that's you, this is the time!"