Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya Review

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Carretera Federal Cancun-Tulum Km. 27.5, , Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
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Editor’s Review of Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya

As you step up into the lobby of Azul Beach Hotel, the clear blue water of the Caribbean is framed by rows of candles, white flowing fabric, and the scent of aromatherapy that makes you feel as though you've walked into a spa, not a hotel. That is, until you notice all the kids roaming around. This hotel isn't just kid-friendly; it really was designed with families in mind, particularly young families. With two other Azul properties in the Riviera Maya including Azul Sensatori and Azul Fives Hotel, Azul Beach is very charming and cozy, where you're assured friendly and personal service. If you're so inclined, you can easily get to know the other families staying with you, most ... more of whom will have children.

The hotel is located in the quiet town of Puerto Morelos, about 20 minutes from Cancun International Airport, and about a half hour from Playa Del Carmen. The architecture is simple and modern, with white two-story buildings facing the sea, and the decor is similarly chic and understated.

Azul Beach is an all-inclusive hotel, though you'd never know it judging by the food. It's what they call a "Gourmet Inclusive" which means there are added amenities and dining options that you wouldn't expect to find at an all-inclusive resort, like a la carte menus in all of the restaurants, an all-lobster menu, an amazing fish fry on the beach, and 24-hour room service, all included. Another unique feature of Azul Beach is its size. While it offers the amenities you'd expect to find at a large resort, it's an intimate place, with only 90 rooms. The hotel completed a renovation in 2011, which put it at 149 rooms; but even then, it's small.

The renovation saw the addition of several elegant new suites, including honeymoon suites, wedding suites, family suites and junior suites, some of which have swim-up access. They also renovated restaurants, a new spa and gym and created a brand-new home for the kids' club. less
Our Editor Loves
  • New modern suites
  • Intimate size and gorgeous location
  • In-room baby gear
Family Interests
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach
  • Golf
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Water Sports
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Family Room 5+
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Game Room
  • Kids' Pool
  • Kids'/Theme Meals
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
Our Member Reviews 1913 Reviews
Day 2 at Azul Beach and nothing but good things to say. Seems to attract multi-generational family groups with very young children so no older kids running through the lobby, etc. Lots of babies and toddlers and grandparents. ...
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Awesome Vacation in Mexico
Reviewed on 04/03/2013
Last year we embarked on a wonderful familiy vacation to Cancun Mexico with our children who then were 2, 5, 7, and 15. We were a little hesitant and investigated the Azul resort for our youngest children. We needed a vacation ...
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Azul grew from a 98-room hotel to a 148-room hotel, with the addition of several new suite categories. Rooms and suites are in contemporary two-story buildings; and one of our favorite things about the hotel is that they are all very close to the waterfront, and most at least a partial water view. Parents will love that it's literally just a few steps from room to beach. Since you can borrow a baby monitor, you could even sit on the beach or by the pool while your baby naps in the room.

You can ask for your room to be outfitted with baby gear at no charge, including a changing table, Pack 'N Play, baby monitor, bottle warmer, stroller, and the most adorable child-sized bathrobes. Adjoining rooms are available.

There are no elevators here, so families with lots of gear may do best on the first floor.

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Basic and Deluxe rooms are cozy but nicely appointed with air conditioning, satellite flat-screen televisions, a shower but no bathtub, stocked mini-bar, coffee maker, hair dryer, DVD player, and a balcony or veranda.

There are a variety of suites to choose from at Azul Beach, several of which include a "swim-up" option where guests have direct pool access from the suite's terrace. The suites feature flat-screen TVs and an iPod docking station. The bathroom is gorgeous, modern, and enormous, with double sinks, beautiful tiling, a rainforest shower, and Jacuzzi tub.

Junior Suites are available with either one king or two queen beds. They have a separate bedroom and sitting area, as well as a 32-inch flat screen TV with DVD player, iPod docking station, stocked minibar and oversized terrace. Marble bathrooms have double sinks, a Jacuzzi tub, rainforest showerhead and bathrobes. Swim-up Junior Suites are also available.

Family Suites, which can easily accommodate a family of five, feature a separate bedroom with a king bed and a large separate living room area. A sleeper sofa in the living room area can accommodate up to three children under the age of 12. Swim-up Family Suites are also available.


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