Nizuc Resort and Spa
What We Love
- Just 10 minutes from the Cancún airport but a world away from the rowdy beachfront resorts
- Dramatic boxy architecture frames views of untouched mangrove marshes and the Caribbean Sea
- Thoughtful layout creates natural zones for families, honeymooners and business groups
What To Know
- Meals in the resort’s six restaurants are very expensive, and it’s a cab ride to town
- The resort is spread over 29 acres, but golf carts are readily available
- Bring bug spray
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Designed by architect Alejandro Escudero, the 274-room Nizuc Resort & Spa is a showcase of Punta Nizuc’s natural beauty, with dramatic boxy architecture that brings the outdoors in and raw and reclaimed materials that suit this unspoiled corner of Cancún. From the dark stone tiles on the floor to the rough-hewn (but expertly crafted) tropical wood furnishings and intricate lattice room dividers, the guest rooms have an earthy style that reflects the resort’s thoughtful sense of place, along with private furnished balconies and spa-like marble bathrooms with stand-alone egg tubs and double vanities. While Garden Rooms offer the most privacy, it’s well worth splurging on an Ocean View Room for the Caribbean vista at sunset. Spread across 29 acres of beachfront and quiet waterways, guests quickly find their favorite enclaves, from the adults-only infinity pool and the lounger-dotted main pool (which has a sunken bar), to the beachside water sports center or the romantic pier. Start with breakfast in the airy Café de la Playa, then set up camp on a beachfront lounger or daybed at the secluded Terra Nostra pool or the heart-of-the-action Punta Nizuc pool, which has its own sunken bar, beach views, and kid-free lounging. For dinner, choose from six gourmet restaurants including Ramona for inventive Mexican fare, Indochine for Asian fusion, and Ni for Peruvian favorites. Double-down on relaxation at the 30,000-square-foot Nizuc Spa by ESPA, which has 12 treatment rooms and suites, a spa café, a meditation garden, and a signature thermal experience.
In the Area
Nizuc’s in-house tour operator can organize personalized daytrips to a host of Riviera Maya sights, including the ruins at Chichen Itza, Coba’s exceptional pyramids and underground caves, and bohemian Tulum’s white sand beaches. For golfers, the Greg Norman–designed El Camaleón course, at the Mayakoba Resort, provides 18 challenging holes between limestone canals and the sea, while tennis fiends can practice their swing with a pro on Nizuc’s hard courts. And for families, the resort’s Winik’s Kids Club keeps youngsters occupied with cooking classes, pottery, painting, dance and music.
How to Get There
This was our first time to this resort. My husband and I went for our anniversary. We were there for 6 days and never left the resort. We ate at just about every restaurant and I must say they were all good. We really liked the service and wine at the Italian restaurant and they informed us about a special brunch on Sunday. We went to the brunch and had a great time. The lunch restaurant was also really good. We ate breakfast at the buffet everyday and the food was fresh and special. Some other reviews talked about kids but there weren’t many there (school is in session). We did appreciate the separate adult areas. I wish there was a jacuzzi in the adult area with a nice view. We also went the spa and had excellent massages and enjoyed the use of the facility. Only one issue during our trip. We went to go to the tequila tasting and we were sent away because we didn’t have a reservation. I don’t feel like the hotel handled the situation graciously and they said they would make it up but they never really did. Later that week we went to the Havana club for a drink and saw a tasting on the menu. The hotel could have let us know. I didn’t lower the rating because I felt like everything else was great. We will keep this hotel on our list.
I loved this amazing property and would recommend to ANYONE! Get away from the typical CANCUN seen and enjoy some real luxury at a reasonable price! You will not regret it! The room/suite/villa options are wide and offer something different for every taste! I love having my own private pool, you just can't beat that!
This is probably the best hotel in the Cancun area. Its location is in the privileged Punta Nizuc, not far from the airport. This is the type of resort where you can stay 24/7, no need to go anywhere else in Cancun. They take the concept of service to a whole new level, looking into every detail possible to make your visit a great experience, including several great restaurants and complimentary services, like kayaking and snorkeling to name a few. Great!
Room service at this hotel is excellant. Rooms cleaned everyday, towels and bedding changed regular. Cleaning staff always smiling and happy to help with anything especially Neybi. Attentive to detail.
Superb : marked with the highest degree in excellence, service and infrastructure. The SPA it´s just superb, quite an experience. Personal service can´t be more professional and kind. Gastronomy, one of the best in Mexico.