A New Look At Cancun Area Hotels Part 5



LOCATION:  Cancun Hotel Zone

DISTANCE FROM AIRPORT:  20 – 25 minutes drive, 15 miles

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Property type:  All-inclusive.  New property built in 2008.  4-star.

Rooms:  550 Jr. Suites and Preferred Club suites, contemporary style.   Each room has king or 2 double beds, including private balcony, Jacuzzi for 2, marble floors, Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities.  Preferred Club Suites have concierge service and access the club lounge.  There is a small living room in suites.

Pool:  Beautiful beach with large pool with 3 swim-up bars.

Grounds:   The entire property is set among mangroves, about 4’ high between each building.  It has a very small carbon footprint for entire property which is nice; not too much walking between buildings.  The vegetation is nicely manicured, however it is immense.  They spray for mosquitoes 3x daily to keep under control.

Restaurants:  7 dining options, including 5 specialty restaurants, a buffet, bistro and a café.  They do not take reservations.  Mediterranean gourmet cuisine is adults only.  Offer 6 bars.  Also allow dining exchange privileges at Now Sapphire.

Beach:  Nice white sand beach, very private, as there are only 4 houses nearby – no other hotels.  Water sports include kayaks, hobie cats, snorkeling, ocean trampoline, ocean iceberg (climbing wall).

Health Facilities:   Small fitness center with state of the art equipment.   Spa has only 6 treatment rooms

Activities:   Complimentary Kid’s Club program, ages 3-12.

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:    Very nice meeting space, perfect for meetings.  Can accommodate up to 1200 in theatre style or 850 banquet.




LOCATION: Riviera Maya, Playa Del Carmen

DISTANCE FROM AIRPORT: Drive time 40 minutes

Property type:  Low-rise “family” hotel.  Has all inclusive option.  No bracelet but everyone gets a photo ID card.

Lobby: Modern Mexican, guests greeted with chilled towels and champagne

Named from the Five Senses, opened October 2010 so brand new. This is a condo property with suites with full kitchen facilities.  Many of the rooms connect.  Fischer Prices Kids room with toy checkout

Grounds: Beautiful well-manicured grounds.

Restaurants: Mediterranean, Asian, Italian and Mexican Grill restaurants, Sky Lounge for entertainment.

Beach: Very nice, quiet beach

Health Facilities: Vessa Spa, full gym facilities and multiple pools

Clientele: Multi-generational families and small groups

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:  Shopping nearby in Cancun or Playa del Carmen.  Very unique with property geared to families and small groups.  Also can do weddings with two different sites.  Great kid’s facility with Fischer Price toys and multiple age groups.

14 villas that will hold up to 4 people.  1 Bedroom suite has connecting rooms that can hold up to 10, sofa bed, Jacuzzi and rainforest showers.  Deluxe rooms for kids have included baby monitors, bottle warmers, cribs and cradles.  Has grocery store only 2 minutes away to buy essentials.

What are the advantages offered by this property? Multi bedroom units, connecting suites, family and kid friendly, full kitchens and BBQ’s.



LOCATION: Riviera Maya

DISTANCE FROM AIRPORT: Drive time 20 minutes

Property description: Family friendly, Gourmet Inclusive Resort.

Lobby:  Modern and contemporary.  Guests are greeted with chilled towels and champagne.

Rooms: Fischer Price Toy menu for the kids as well as a kids play area and kids spa

Grounds:  Well-manicured, multiple pools including an adults only pool

Restaurants: Six restaurants including Le Chic, molecular cuisine. Top 20 restaurants in Mexico. Nightly show lounge. Mojito Bar. Asian restaurant. Italian restaurant and world café.

Beach:  Beach is not the strength of this property.  If clients wanted a large white beach, stay closer to Maroma.  Have Beach Butler Service for Premium guests

Health Facilities: Vessa Spa, full services including kids programs. Very nice tennis courts.

Clientele: Everything from families with small kids to Honeymooners.  All kids amenities included, cribs, strollers, bottle washers


Golf: Closest El Chameleon

Nearby shopping:  Cancun or Playa del Carmen

What are the advantages offered by this property? Great food, kid and family friendly.

Sky Lounge for weddings with a great view.  Great kids program with teen center and video games, kids pool parties, beach bon fires at night Family Suites with a queen bed and up to 3 kids with 5 people total.  Swim up luxury pool suites with terraces and Jacuzzi tubs. No cost for palapas on the beach.  Premium section has concierge, pool\beach butler, free Wi-Fi, aromatherapy, DVD Library, a pillow menu and adults only pool.

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