Name: Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun
Set in a tropical landscape of evergreen trees, wheat-coloured sand and sparkling azure sea with Unlimited-Luxury® amenities, Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun offers the perfect escape for couples, singles and families. Led by unlimited gourmet food and unlimited-top-shelf spirits in reservation-free, gourmet restaurants and stylish bars and lounges, the excellent food is a highlight of Now Sapphire Resort. Best of all this beautiful resort with an extensive beach and four large pools comes without the dreaded wristbands that many all-inclusive resorts insist on.
Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun is beautifully built with architecture and décor inspired by the ancient Mayan culture and breathtaking ocean views from every corner. The luscious gardens and exclusive open areas are ideal for private events and special occasions, and the entire resort is in excellent condition and is very well maintained. From the grand and open lobby area which is the place to hang out in the evening, to the well-appointed room, you always feel like you are at a luxury resort.
All guest suites have a private furnished balcony or terrace a daily refreshed mini bar with soft drinks, bottled water, juices and beer, 24-hour room service, plus complimentary wireless internet. Step inside your very own private sanctuary of elegance and tranquilly. Take breakfast in bed, enjoy evening turn-down, private beachfront dinner and then a rose petal path by candlelight.
An even higher level of luxury and personal service is available in the Preferred Club at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun. The advantages of the Preferred service are the premium location of your suite, being in the building near the beach and in the centre of the resort, plus access to an extra breakfast restaurant besides the buffet in the mornings. There is also a private lounge, an upgraded mini-bar service and room service menu, a personalized check-in and checkout with concierge service and an exclusive adults-only pool which is tucked away and provides great privacy. The pool has a mixture of Bali Beds and loungers. Be aware that you must reserve the Bali beds and loungers a day in advance, if you don’t meet your reservation by 11 a.m. they become open game. Finally Preferred Club delivers a complimentary newspaper in room every day (English and Spanish).
The oversized Preferred Club Junior Suite Tropical View (this is the base level preferred room) overlooks the lush tropical gardens that surround the resort. The view is definitely of the dense jungle type vegetation that you also find between the room and sidewalks. Your suite will be located in one of a number of three story buildings. The rooms are large and decoration is elegantly tones of the Caribbean with dark mahogany furniture and marble floors accentuating classic details. A seating area with a sofa and a large comfortable bed finishes off the room.
Stepping outside means endless activities including Hobie cats, kayaking, windsurfing and nightly entertainment beginning with theme parties and movies on the beach. Plus, there’s oversized swimming pools, a fitness center and — for an extra fee — deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling and golf. The fitness center is located at the edge of the resort right next to the beach so the view is great plus it is well air conditioned. There are 3 treadmills, 3 ellipticals, a couple of bikes and weights and an array of fresh towels, fresh fruit and a refreshing mint water is provided. There is also a marked running path around the resort. For kids, there is an Explorer’s Club for ages 3 to 12 years old and Core Zone Teens Club.
Food-wise there are always delicious choices available. The resort provides unlimited access to fine, gourmet dining at five à la carte restaurants, a buffet, a grill and a café (reservations never required), endless top-shelf spirits at five bars and lounges and unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks. The ingredients are consistently fresh and full of flavour. the French restaurant in particular deserves some praise, as it really does pass for a real deal gourmet dining experience with adventurous appetizers, great fillets and the perfect crème brule. The Japanese Hibachi is also excellent and the chef puts on a great show. There are also extensive buffets to choose from and the Coco Cafe deserves a mention as it’s like Starbucks, and you can enjoy espressos, lattes and pastries anytime you feel like it.
Tee off at a nearby golf course with complimentary greens fees. From tee time to me time, there’s the Now Spa by Pevonia, offering indigenous treatments ranging from a full-body massage to a soothing hydrotherapy.
Everything about this resort is top-notch which is shown by the large number of repeat guests. All taxes and gratuities are included. The staff are always friendly and positive, trying their best to accommodate. Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun is the perfect place to dig your toes into the warm sand and to watch the other guests and rest of the world meander past.
Nearby attractions include Akumal, 44 miles / 51 mins away –Located south of Cancun, Akumal is a small beach-front community known for swimming, snorkeling and abundance of sea turtles that lay eggs on the beach at night during nesting season.
Playa Del Carmen, | 21 miles / 29 mins away – Originally a small fishing town, now Playa Del Carmen is a popular tourist attractive with its pristine beaches and turquoise water.
XCaret (Ecological/Archaeological Theme Park) | 26 miles / 35 mins – Where you can learn about the Mayan culture and enjoy several family activities at this ecological/archaeological theme park.
Xel-Ha (Freshwater Lagoons) | 55 miles / 60 mins – Visit Xel-Ha to enjoy this aquatic adventure through lagoons and caves while taking in the ancient Mayan culture including intact artefacts of the past.
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