“A Mexican Spirit. A Mayan Soul”
That is how the award winning, luxury resort NIZUC describes themselves, and they could not be more accurate. NIZUC Resort & Spa is located in Cancun, Mexico and meets our high standards of being #luxelistapproved.
Now, before you start thinking of the tequila induced, massively foggy memories of your college trip to Cancun – rest assured that NIZUC is as far to the other end of the spectrum as humanly possible. As soon as you walk into NIZUC it feels like you are transported into a paradise that only exists in dreams. From the first sight of the turquoise clear water framed by the vibrant green flora, you'll feel the the balmy breeze blowing in off the ocean carrying the fragrance of lush flowers... at NIZUC your senses are overloaded in the most enjoyable way possible. NIZUC is a luxury resort and that is exemplified by the wonderful staff. The moment you pass through the gates of NIZUC they graciously wait hand on heart, ready to anticipate your every need, never crossing the line into being overbearing or annoying.
NIZUC offers something for everyone. Whether you are a newlywed couple looking for a secluded, romantic, unforgettable honeymoon or a family traveling with young kids bursting at the seams to have fun… NIZUC manages to do it all without letting one world interfere with the other. NIZUC has two oceanfront pools that are simply stunning. Both with infinity edges and water so blue that it is often difficult to discern where the pool ends, and the ocean begins. Each pool is surrounded by luxurious lounge chairs and cabanas with impeccable service offering some of the best food and cocktails around. The larger pool, with the swim up bar, is welcome to guests of all ages, whereas the pool by La Punta is reserved for adults only making it the perfect place for a mid-day siesta and local Montejo Cerveza ((or their fabulous cocktail in a coconut!)). One of my favorite features of the adults only pool is the boardwalk that splits the pool in half and leads to the most plush and luxurious sunken seating nook!
NIZUC offers several award winning restaurants, each with their own individual cuisine. Café de la Playa is the breakfast cafe. Each morning they have a buffet that is so impressive that “buffet” simply does not do it justice. My personal favorites were the fresh squeezed juice, fresh crepes, mini empanadas and mini green chile tamales... oh and the fresh cappuccinos… oh oh and especially the Mexican hot chocolate with churros ((churros for breakfast are totally acceptable by the way))… so basically everything. NIZUC also contains NI- a Peruvian restaurant, Terra Nostra- a Mediterranean restaurant, Indochine – an Asian fusion restaurant , La Punta – a grill and lounge and Ramona’s – Mexican cuisine. Speaking of which, when I thought NIZUC couldn’t get any better we went to Ramona’s. I have just three words for you … Chilean. Sea. Bass. Just order it, and thank me later. While the food is out of this world, the service takes it to a whole new level. Our server Victor never missed a beat, even bringing us special plates from the chef between courses.
So the real question... Is there anything bad about Nizuc? Sadly the answer is yes – the rooms… they are so enticing, you may never leave and see the rest of the beautiful property! With over 250 rooms, NIZUC has something for everyone.
We were spoiled by staying in the Pool Pavilion Villa - and let me tell you, it is incredible. The Pool Pavilion Villa contains the comfiest king size bed, a dining nook, large soaking tub, outdoor shower with a double rain shower head, plunge pool with lounge chairs and an outdoor living room. Even though all of that is absolutely amazing, my favorite part is the wooden pass through box that connects to the outdoor living room. The “magic box” as I like to call it is located just outside the gate to your villa allowing the staff to deliver anything you order without interrupting your stay. Each morning the wonderful staff at NIZUC dropped off a tray with pots of coffee and/or tea including all the fixings ((cream, sugar, milk, etc)) and the tastiest breakfast pastries all in this magical wooden box. So for those of you that like to walk around sans pants…you go for it!!
With options of plunge pools, private terraces, ocean or mangrove views and free-standing soaking tubs in every room, the rooms at NIZUC are over the top. There are Ocean Suites which are located closest to the lobby, the Reef and NIZUC beach as well as both pools. The fabulous thing is that they are adults only. Only guests 16 and up are allowed to stay in the Ocean Suites making it the perfect tranquil place to enjoy a peaceful ocean view. The Residence Suites contain a few rooms that have the ability to connect, making them perfect for families. Within the Residence Suites are the Ocean View Junior Suites, the Master Suites and the Penthouses. These stand apart from the rest because of the unique plunge pools located on their terraces. The Ocean View Junior Suites have smaller plunge pools perfect for enjoying the view with a cocktail, whereas the Master Suites contain a larger infinity pool blending your terrace seamlessly with the ocean from a few floors up. To top them all, the Penthouse includes a plunge pool, outdoor living area, and outdoor shower. The Penthouse Suites are located on the corners of the buildings giving them unparalleled panoramic views.
Overall, from start to finish NIZUC is one of those rare properties that exudes such a level of class that 5 stars are not enough. It surpasses all of our high standards for being #luxelistapproved and we will most definitely be back!
If you are interested in booking a vacation, honeymoon or destination wedding to NIZUC please feel free to reach out to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hasta la próxima vez,