Nizuc: A Luxury Beach Destination in Cancun

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Audra Thomas

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Nizuc: A Luxury Beach Destination in Cancun
Curator’s statement

Nizuc Resort and Spa is one of my husband's and my favorite Cancun resorts. Our first visit was at a corporate retreat, and we have made time to return many times, twice in 2023! In the heart of Cancun's splendor, Nizuc Resort and Spa exceeds expectations with their offering of luxury, adventure, and relaxation. Luxury Lifestyle Awards named Nizuc as their "2023 Best Beachfront Resort in Mexico".

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Where to stay

NIZUC Resort & Spa

Wedged in the Yucatan Peninsula, Nizuc is embraced by the azure waters of the sea and backed by the lush jungle.

Fora Perks
  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

If you’re looking for the ultimate tropical luxury, Nizuc Resort and Spa is the place! Located 20 minutes from the airport, you will be in a tropical paradise by lunchtime.

The sleek and sophisticated architecture blends naturally into the setting. Refreshing drinks and a cool towel set the tone for the friendly and exceptional service that awaits you. For the early birds, pack your swimwear in your carry-on, so you can head to the pristine beach or infinity pools immediately if your room isn’t quite ready.

From ocean suites to private villas, Nizuc offers diverse accommodations. Our heart, however, belongs to the private villa – an oasis of privacy with an outdoor lounge, dining area, shower and plunge pool. Picture waking up to coffee and croissants delivered to your "mailbox" while relishing the morning paper in the outdoor lounge.

Indocine alfresco view

Image 1: Indocine alfresco view ; Image 2: Santo Tomas wine dinner

Nizuc cove and beach

Image 1: Nizuc cove and beach ; Image 2: Our villa bathroom

Dive into the resort's private reef for an enchanting snorkeling experience. Encounter parrotfish, grouper, angelfish, "Pancho" the barracuda (fear not, he stays away!), puffer fish, lion fish, eels and even turtles. We snorkel daily from the dock, an under 30-minute underwater adventure.

Beyond snorkeling, indulge in paddle boarding, yoga, fitness classes and a state-of-the-art gym. The spa and its water ceremony are a sensory journey that shouldn't be missed.

The grounds are well kept with lush greenery, winding pathways and two inviting infinity pools overlooking the turquoise waters. The beach is lovely and has a few tucked away, private spots if you’re looking for more seclusion and privacy. We spent the majority of our time at the adults only pool by the dock, sipping margaritas and having lunch poolside. If you prefer to leave your lounge chair, La Punta Grill (seafood) and Ni (Peruvian fare) are tasty options.

Evening dining offers many elegant experiences with upscale Mexican delights at Ramona, Asian Fusion at Indocine (opt for waterside seating), steak and seafood served seaside under La Punta's thatched roof and casual Italian dining at Terra Nostra, perfect for families. Don't miss the curated cuisine adventures, we chose to experience the Cava Santo Tomas Wine Pairing Dinner at Terra Nostra’s private wine room. Each of our exquisite six-course plates was presented by Chef Sylvian Desbois. One of our best meals on property!

Ramona lobster

Image 1: Ramona lobster ; Image 2: Ramona restaurant

If you feel the need to leave the luxury of Nizuc, nearby adventures await. Immerse yourself in Cancun's vibrant shopping or embark on a guided tour to the Mayan ruins of Tulum and local cenotes.

The expansive event space makes Nizuc an idyllic choice for weddings and corporate events.

Need to Know

In the heart of Cancun, Nizuc Resort and Spa surpasses expectations, creating an unparalleled experience of luxury, adventure, and relaxation. As a seasoned traveler and enthusiast, I would love to guide you in crafting your dream getaway to this tropical paradise and creating timeless memories at Nizuc Resort and Spa. The allure of Nizuc awaits – embrace it.

This trip report is part of our ongoing series on travel to Cancun. In need of further inspiration? Check out Gina Hwang’s guide, The Best Cancun All-Inclusive Experience.