Set on Mexico’s stunning Riviera Maya, this fantastic resort has over 2km of white sand beach fanning out in front of you and pure Caribbean waters concealing a colourful coral reef. Perfect as a place to relax and unwind, it’s also a great base for seeing the Yucatan Peninsula’s ancient sites and natural parks. Lively Playa del Carmen is 25km away, while Cancún airport is just 80km from the resort.
This cleverly designed space features sauna and steam rooms, tropical and bi-thermal showers and immersion pools with large windows for soaking up the natural light. Treat yourself to an afternoon in the beauty salon and treatment areas, where manicures and pedicures meet body wraps, facials, massages and hydrotherapy. Kids get their own dedicated U-Spa, and there’s a high-spec gym with yoga and spinning too.
Kitted out with satellite LCD TVs, coffee machines and free minibars with daily refills, the rooms here have a warm and comforting classic design. Many come with luxury 2m-wide beds and balconies overlooking the hotel and gardens too. Upgrade to a junior suite or family room for even more space, or go all out with an ocean-facing suite that features two high-spec bathrooms and a terrace hot tub to enjoy the view.
Family fun is guaranteed at the two theatres, which host live music and dance each night. Teenagers and adults also get their own nightclubs for a safe and fun evening out. By day, head to the 18-hole mini-golf, bowling lanes or interactive dolphin centre, or cool off in the six swimming pools and two water parks. Scuba diving lessons, basketball, table tennis and water trikes are all part of the incredible array of outdoor sports on offer here.
Yucatan cuisine is to the fore at the formal México Lindo restaurant, with a menu that features superb takes on ceviche, chilli and mole. For a more laid-back affair, tuck into hearty grills and sandwiches at the poolside Rancho Grande restaurant, or head to Buffet Beach for its wide variety of dishes. The chefs here prepare food from around the world, from exotic flavours to comforting classics.
Carretera Federal ChetumalPuerto Juarez, Km 266.3,Cancun, Qr 77500, Mexico