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
We just returned from a 6 night vacation at NIZUC Resort and Spa and it has changed the way I think about vacationing. Everything about this resort was over the top. We stayed in one of the Villas that included a private courtyard and pool and can I just say it was serene and beautiful and totally amazing! Everywhere we went on property the staff knew us by name and provided 5 star service. It is so beautiful on property that upon arrival you immediately forget all your stresses and melt into the calm and comfortable atmosphere. We made sure we met each staff member and by the time we left, felt like they were our extended family. NIZUC is by far the best resort we have stayed in and I would highly recommend it to anyone. It is not
I would definitely take my family back to Nizuc after staying there for a company sponsored trip. The staf was so friendly, helpful and inviting that it touched my wife personally. She wants to go back when we can.
Beautiful and peaceful resort. Felt pampered and spoiled. Exceptional staff, smiles everywhere, very genuine. Restaurants a bit pricey but unique and delicious entrees. Don’t miss Ramona and indochine for dinner. Butler service Jesus and Angel were simply wonderful.
This resort is impeccably maintained and feels like a world apart from the world. The staff has a unique pledge greeting and wants to say yes to your every request. The design and layout of every aspect of the resort makes you feel secluded and lets you enjoy company without feeling crowded. The pools and beaches are gorgeous and great thought and care is put into your total enjoyment.
Awesome place to stay in Cancun! People were great and so friendly! Highly recommend this resort for more of an upscale, laid back luxury resort. Great food, great rooms and beautiful decorated. Go to Nizuc