After attending a quiet beach wedding in Akumal, I decided to head to NIZUC for a few days of rest and relaxation. While Cancun has a reputation for attracting partiers and "spring breakers," the resort itself couldn’t be more different.
Their slogan pretty much sums up my experience here: "A Mexican Spirit. A Mayan Soul." The property is spacious and yet feels almost like a boutique hotel. There are 274 suites spread across 29-acres plus a slew of amenities like private pools, tropical gardens and a serene spa.
I stayed in one of their Ocean View Junior Suites and was really impressed with the indoor decor. Besides the bird's eye view of NIZUC Beach from the terrace, there's a free-standing outdoor soaking tub perfect for catching up on your reading or escaping the hot sun for a few hours.
There are six different restaurants to choose from and my personal favorite was Indochine. It's Asian fusion with a modern twist and packed with flavor in every bite. I never imagined that I'd feel transported to southeast Asia while in Mexico, but hey, why not? Speaking of traditional Mexican food, I ordered their shrimp tacos and their lobster quesadillas at the pool.
It's hard to leave NIZUC without indulging in a spa treatment. I ended up splurging on two: one of their Mayan inspired signature therapies and a personalized ESPA facial. Surrounded by lush gardens and well-kept grounds, this place is a little slice of paradise. Don't leave without taking advantage of their thermal experience, a guided circuit of hydrotherapy.
All in all, my experience couldn't have been more positive. Everything from the staff to the scenery is top-notch. It's safe to say, I'll be returning the first change I get.