As multiple nor’easters pummel the eastern U.S., and thermometers cling stubbornly to frigid temperatures despite the proclamation of spring, many minds turn longingly to thoughts of warmer climates. One destination that should be at the top of any list, whether it be to escape the cold, make it one’s choice for a magical wedding or simply as a place to reconnect with a good book while enjoying the best of casual luxury, is the all-inclusive luxury experience at the one-year young, UNICO 20˚87˚ Hotel Riviera Maya.
This adults-only luxury hotel has been redefining what it means to take a vacation since March of 2017. The fully-immersive destination was built with a deep respect for Mayan culture and a full menu of amenities for modern-day travelers. The name UNICO 20˚87˚ designates the hotel’s latitude and longitude on the Riviera Maya on the Caribbean side of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. Although beautiful and warm year-round, with average daily temperatures in the 80s and 90s, many travelers favor March, April, and May over the more humid summer months.
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Guests arrive through the major international airport in Cancun, where they can take direct transportation to the property at a shared price of $66 per person round-trip, or $265 for private round-trip transportation for up to seven guests. The hotel has 448 lavishly-appointed guestrooms which offer predominantly ocean-views. Options include single rooms, deluxe suites and villas, and even PURE® rooms where extra care is taken for the comfort of allergy-sensitive guests.
One remarkable advantage is that all accommodations feature an Anfitrión, a personalized “Local Host”, who is available 24-hours a day to provide an added level of personalized service. Anfitrión services include check-in and check-out assistance; unpacking and packing; insider tips on the local scene; beach chair reservations; tours, golf and spa reservations, ironing and steaming services; laundry service, special cleaning requests, and spa tub preparation.
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Dining options include five restaurants, ranging from a cozy café and casual beachside buffet that serves breakfast and evening grill options, to elegant fine dining. Culinary influences cover traditional and modern Mexican fare, Mediterranean/Italian with a wood-burning oven, and Asian. Two lounges, two swim-up bars, and six restaurant bars offer a wonderful array of mixologist-crafted cocktail specialties, late-night snacks, salsa lessons, and live entertainment.
UNICO 20˚87˚ guests can partake in a holistic wellness program including meditation and yoga classes in a fully-equipped fitness center. The 17,700 square-foot, full-service Esencia Spa encompasses hydrotherapy facilities, a plunge pool, hammam and steam rooms, and signature spa treatments featuring Natural Bissé products.
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On-property culturally-inspired experiences include impromptu mescal tastings, a cocktail hour infusing local flavors, custom beer gardens and artisan demonstrations of local musicians and painters. Select tours, golf, spa and beauty salon treatments are available to all guests for a 20% service fee. Guests can also partake in five luxury signature excursions including the Mayan Village and Tankah Cenotes, Mystical Cenotes, Sunset Sailing and Vino, Curated Tulum, and Muyil Archeological Ruins.
UNICO 20 ̊87 ̊ creates an entirely new category of all-inclusive, defined by relaxed luxury and cultural immersion. Escape to the hot destination where modern and mythic Mexico come alive.