Inspirato member Gavin C and his family stayed at the Nizuc Resort & Spa on the Riviera Maya, Mexico. The resort sits inside a 29-acre natural preserve, and offers two secluded beaches - including one reserved exclusively for adults, five main swimming pools, six restaurants, a lavish spa by ESPA. Gavin says:
"Our family of five spent a week at the Nizuc - my wife and I and our three children: 14, 13 and 9 years old. We had two private pool villas. The accommodations were fantastic. Plunge pool, outdoor living space, two showers (indoor and outdoor), huge California King bed, eating booth etc.
The resort as a whole is phenomenal. Technically the first resort south of the Cancun strip, Nizuc is totally isolated with one beach area on the open Caribbean/gulf water and another in a private calm lagoon. Great for both families and couples. Would say the clientele was 50/50. Would also estimate half the guests were from the US and Canada and the other half from Mexico City, Argentina and Europe.
Plenty to do on the water. Two infinity pools. Jet skis, stand up paddle board, snorkeling all from the beach. Beach chairs, umbrella and day beds are all super comfortable.
The resort has six restaurants plus a bar/lounge. We ate at every one - all superb. Mexican, Italian, Japanese, steak and seafood.
The spa is renowned. My wife had a massage, which was excellent.
The service is top notch. You are assigned a butler when you arrive who takes care of anything you need. Concierge was extremely helpful.
Restaurant and beach staff were very attentive and polite. They even hustle you through the busy Cancun airport and get you into the airline status lines.
We ventured off property three times. Snorkeled the reef (10 mins drive), played golf (tons of courses - 20 mins to 45 mins away), visited Playa Del Carmen (45 mins) and went to Cirque to Soleil (20 mins). All arranged by the concierge and all great experiences with a private driver.
Our only two complaints: the resort is super expensive, but I guess you pay for what you get! And for golf they sent us to El Tinto because it’s close and they have a discount there. It is run down. There are two world class courses in the area the we should have splurged for and drove further to play."