by Hilarey Wojtowicz
Take in the beautiful views of the Cancun coast at NIZUC Resort & Spa, just 20 minutes from Cancun International Airport. With more than 270 guestrooms and suites, the resort offers families space to relax and have fun. The Garden Pool Villas and Ocean Suites come with floor-to-ceiling windows that open on to a terrace overlooking the beach and ocean. Enjoy flat-screen TV’s, a mini-bar with snacks and beverages and butler service if you so choose.
The resort offers guests five swimming pools, beach activities, such as snorkeling, fishing and water sports, plus golf and a kids’ club. Winik’s Kids Club offers children ages 4 to 12 cooking classes, pottery and crafts, ceramics painting, music, dance, sports and more.
The resort has six top-of-the-line restaurants. Cafe de la Playa offers dishes from around the world. Ramona has Mexican-inspired Cuisine. Ni serves tapas and other small dishes. La Punta Grill & Lounge offers seafood dishes. Indochine’s menu is filled with Asian-inspired classics. Terra Nostra serves Mediterranean. The resort also has four bars: Bar A-Kan, Terra Nostra Lounge & Bar, Havana Lounge and Pool Bar.
Our Editor Loves
- Winik's Kids Club
- Five pools
- Beach with water sports
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Family Room 5+
- Onsite Dining
We have visited this property four or five times. Previous visits have been fantastic. Something has changed. Some of the restaurants were wonderful, Ni for example. But others were very uneven. Same with the overall service. Uneven. The hotel has parted ways with the Peter Burash International (PBI) tennis program. PBI is one of the best hotel tennis programs I’ve ever experienced. Nizuc now charges $100/hour for tennis, then adds almost 50% in taxes, an 18% “service charge” and 18% tip. At $150/hour plus it should be first-rate, as PBI was. It was disappointing to discover that the program had been discontinued. I don’t know if the hotel has changed hands, management, or is experiencing financial woes, but something has changed. For example: The very first thing we were asked upon check in was whether we wanted to pay for the “beach cleaning fee” now or at checkout? This is at best annoying and at worst insulting. Resort fees have gone parabolic, yet there seems to be no end to this insanity. In my humble, this one takes the cake.
Very nice staff, very nice hotel well located, but some services (Spa & restaurants) are really too expensive for non Americans like us (we are Australians and the USD is really strong compare to our currency).