The Award Winning Nizuc Resort & Spa Cancun Mexico

Cancun Mexico


There are many Cancun Resorts and Cancun Hotels in Mexico to choose from, so how do you choose which is the right one for you?

There are ‘party spa resorts’ and ‘luxury spa resorts’ we chose the Nizuc Resort & Spa because we wanted a luxury resort and spa well away from the party hotels.

 Zen, paradise and luxury” located in Cancun, Mexico Nizuc Resort & Spa Cancun ticks all the boxes for a 5-star award-winning Resort. In fact, after staying at the Nizuc Resort & Spa we can say it is one of the best resorts in Cancun.

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Zen architecture carries through to landscaping to create a tranquil environment



Just a 10-minute drive from Cancun Airport, Nizuc Resort & Spa sits proudly on Punta Nizuc. The only Mexican resort in the hotel zone that welcomes the sunrise each morning and enjoys the dramatic sunsets in the evening.  It’s 29 acres of lush greenery, two white silvery sand beaches and its location on the Caribbean Sea and Nichupte Lagoon offers guests a peaceful and tranquil stay.


Security is of the utmost importance at Nizuc Resort & Spa.  Security staff at the Entrance Gate check with Reservations before you are allowed to enter.  Mexico is a safe destination but extra security is always welcome.


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The view from Reception

We were early for our check-in and settled down on the luxurious sofas where we were offered a cold herbal drink and a cold towel.  The view from Reception is stunning as you look out towards the ocean, we could have stayed here all day, in this chilled zen environment. The Reception Staff enjoys one of the best Reception views we have ever seen.

Bar A’Kan 

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Stunning zen-like grounds create a tranquil atmosphere

A cold beer was what was needed after travelling from Merida that morning, so no better place to enjoy a cold beer and a great view was at the Bar A’Kan.  A great location to enjoy one or two of their signature cocktails or the local Mezcal.

Sleeping in the Ocean Suites – Adults Only

Our Adults Only Ocean Suite in Tower 2 was ready.  As we were guided to our room we passed by the Resort’s Exclusive Boutique and we were shown the Havana Lounge, as the name suggests, a lounge where Cuban cigars and Caribbean rums can be enjoyed.

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Our Ocean Suite – Adults Only Tower

Our suite was stunning, the interior design of the resort was undertaken by Mexican Designer Alejandro Escudero.  The earthy tones used in the interior and in the furnishings gave an immediate tranquil feel as soon as we entered.

The large double sized balcony had views over the Lagoon and the small private beach below. A day bed beckoned on the balcony, a place where you could relax with a book and a cocktail and watch the sun go down.

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Luxury linen compliments our king size bed

A large king-size bed complete with luxury linen was well-positioned to lay in bed to look at the view.  A double-sized bathroom with elegant fittings and designer toiletries completed the elegant suite.

The Resort – Time To Explore

Nizuc Resort & Spa offers 274 rooms made up of Ocean Suites, Residence Suites and Private Villas designed by architect Jean-Michel Gathy.  The resort is only 4 years old and already has been awarded the #4 Best Hotel in Eastern Mexico in 2016 by Conde Nast Traveler.  Nizuc Resort & Spa was named as one of the “Best New Hotels in the World in 2014” by Conde Nast Traveler. No wonder guests say it is one of the best resorts in Cancun after winning all these awards.

Our stay coincided with Mexico’s President Weekend and the Resort was fully booked.  Due to the clever thought in layout and presentation of the buildings and the resort facilities, it did not feel overcrowded in any of the areas.

Nizuc Resort & Spa Cancun Mexico

Exploring the beach and facilities

We headed off to the Adults Only Pool via the beach and came across a Taco Station.  What a great idea, open only on weekends, it offers an alternative to lunch or a quick snack!  The Adults Only Pool is located near La Punta Restaurant.  The staff were very attentive, assisting us in finding two sunbeds together, fresh towels and showing us a menu of the drinks available.

We enjoy a resort that does not have motorized activities.  Nizuc Resort & Spa offers kayaking, paddleboarding, and snorkelling as well as 2 tennis courts.  There is a Kids Club which is open from 09.00 to 17.00 daily, where kids can enjoy lunch and swim in their own designated swimming pool.

Where To Eat at Nizuc Resort & Spa

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In-Room Dining with a View

With 6 world-class restaurant choices and 3 bars, you do need to stay a week to be able to enjoy them all.  Our room was so tempting, the daybed was calling and that cocktail was chilling, we decided to stay in and enjoy room service.

Indochine Restaurant

Offers a fusion of Asian flavours from China, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam in a zen-inspired setting.

Terra Nostra Restaurant

Mediterranean style food, where pasta is made from scratch and the dishes are created from fresh local products.  It is a firm favourite for families and has more of a casual feel.

La Punta Grill & Lounge

Located near the Adults Only Pool La Punta has a stunning view of the ocean. La Punta specializes in steak and seafood.

Ni Restaurant

Nizuc Resort & Spa Cancun Mexico

Ni Restaurant

Peruvian delicacies and specialities offered in an ambient setting. With 4 different tantalizing ceviches to choose from, local fish and beef in Peruvian sauces, you are spoilt for choice.

Ramona Restaurant

Ramona offers a modern twist to authentic local cuisine in a spectacular setting.

Cafe De La Playa

One of the biggest buffet selections we have seen for breakfast anywhere.  We chose to eat in the small outside courtyard.  Service was excellence, even my chilled glass of Champagne was taken to the table for me.

Terra Nostra Lounge & Bar

Enjoy an evening cocktail whilst watching the sunset at the rooftop Terra Nostra Lounge & Bar.

Pool Bar

Located at the main pool.

Nizuc Spa by Espa

The only Espa Spa outside of Europe.  The Spa facility is 30,000 square feet with relaxation areas, private suites for couples, steam room, sauna, vitality pool, fitness centre, salon, showers and ice fountains.  All products are by the luxury brand ESPA. When you book in for a massage you also receive a complimentary hydrotherapy session 1 hour before.


Wifi was excellent throughout the resort.

Read the Tripadvisor Reviews from other travellers who have enjoyed their stay at the Nizuc Resort & Spa as well. Read here.


Address: Blvd. Kukulcan Mz 59 Lote 1-03 Km 21.26, Nizuc, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

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Other Facilities

Nizuc Resort & Spa offers excellent conference and meeting facilities.  The Resort is well suited for weddings as well as other important events.

Other Information

Wondering about the Nizuc Resort & Spa’s unique logo? If you look closely you can see the shape of a dog’s nose – in Mayan culture the dog represents loyalty, faithfulness, and respectfulness.  We believe that Nizuc Resort & Spa fulfils all this and more.

Nizuc Resort & Spa is the flagship hotel for the Brisas Group.

We would like to thank Carolina Batista, Maria Oliveira and all the staff at Nizuc Resort & Spa for looking after us so well for one night.  This was a sponsored stay and as always our opinions are our own.

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  • Anda says:

    Oh, Jane, your review of Nizuc Resort makes me want to go back to Mexico. Cancun didn’t look anything like this, some 20 years ago when we’ve last been there. Such luxury, so much comfort! I particularly like the in-room dining with a view. I could have that view every day, for breakfast, lunch and dinner, hahaha!

    • Hi Anda
      Thanks for your comments. Cancun has changed over the years. Nizuc is such a beautiful place. I totally agree with you about having room service for every meal.
      Cheers Jane and Duncan

  • Carrie Ann Karstunen says:

    Nizuc looks like an elegant and well-designed resort! I love that they have adults-only rooms and pools – that always helps with relaxation. I love visiting Mexico, but I’ve never been to Cancun. This would be a great place to stay if we ever make it down there.

  • Adele Gee says:

    That looks like a pretty luxurious get-away. I like that security is beefed-up and there is then peace of mind while enjoying the resort. Looks like somewhere I can store up for a potential visit.

    • Hi Adele
      Thanks for your comments. It is such a lovely place to visit in Cancun which can be quite hectic etc. Hope you can visit one day.
      Cheers Jane and Duncan

  • Nizuc Resort & Spa Cancun seems like a nice place to visit in Mexico. I love that they have good restaurants where I can be a good foodie. I love great food whenever I travel.

  • Daniel says:

    Wow, this place looks absolutely spectacular. I can definitely see why and how it’s an award-winning spa center. I sure wouldn’t mind spending a few days here. I’ll definitely keep this place in mind if I ever visit Cancun

  • This place looks absolutely gorgeous. We had been to Cancun once but we are dying to go back there again. This looks like the perfect place to spend a couple of days. I am a big foodie too. And I am so glad to see so many different cuisines available here. Another reason why I should stay here.

  • Raghav says:

    Nizuc looks absolutely fabulous. I am assuming that the resort is open for families with kids, but specific areas are for adults only? The rooms are quite luxurious and I like how there are different places to eat and drink. As a foodie, having many options to eat always adds to the charm of a resort vacation.

  • I love spending time in luxurious getaways at times and this spa and resort looks surely like one of them. Such a great place! I appreciate the way you have provided details of the property and your experience with photos. Makes it a lot easy to imagine. If I am visiting Mexico, I will surely visit Nizuc Resort.

  • Nizuc Resort looks like the perfect place for a romantic vacation. I love that they have an adults only pool and a taco station, I mean, you ARE in Mexico after all 🙂 Also, the view from the reception itself while checking in sets the mood for a really romantic place. They have enough dining options and a great spa, what more can one ask for?

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