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Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun

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Our Opinion

The Now Sapphire is definitely a great resort which is worth paying extra for. All luxury suites, excellent service, white sand beach and a large, amazing pool area. The beach does tend to collect a bit of seaweed, but the staff clean it up daily, a minor annoyance. Transfers to Playa del Carmen are included. Sister resort to the Now Jade Riviera Cancun.


Overview

The exquisite Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun resort has set a new standard in the world of All-Inclusives, with its grand design, accommodating service, and 5 star dining options. It stretches on a 5,000 foot long private Caribbean beach and is protected by the second largest coral formation in the world after the Great Barrier Reef! Offering 500 beautifully appointed suites in elegant decor, this luxurious resort hosts to please every guest.

Location: Directly on the beach in Puerto Morelos, 25 minutes from Cancun and Playa del Carmen, 20 minutes from the airport.


Highlights
  • Lots of reservation-free dining options
  • Large, elegant suites with great amenities
  • Great activities for kids and teens
  • Beautiful white sand beach
  • Awarded the AAA Four Diamond Award
  • Rainforest Alliance Certified for sustainability in tourism

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Michaelj04 : New Hampshire
This is what a real vacation feels like

Upon arrival at the resort, your eyes are fixed on the beautiful open air lobby. Before you can blink, you are presented a cool cloth and a cold drink, to truly welcome you. Check in was fast and efficient. We were given a quick tour of the resort grounds on the way to our room. A very helpful touch. The resort is large and the grounds are beautifully manicured. The employees are friendly and always there to help, no matter what the request. We were celebrating an anniversary, and the staff had hung a ribbon on our door to recognize the occasion and had a lovely basket in the room awaiting our arrival. We upgraded to preferred club during our reservation process. It was well worth the minimal additional cost. Note, it was much more expensive to do the same thing while on site, so take care of this little detail beforehand. The preferred club pool and lounge are great if you do not want the party atmosphere of the main pool. The bali beds are comfortable, impeccably maintained and offer protection from the sun. The nightly entertainment was great, with shows on the beach. Music was always being played somewhere, on the resort, but you could still find quiet romantic spots to sneak away to for some alone time. There was not one thing that I would change.

  • :
An awesome family vacation !!

We were there for a family wedding with our big family including daughter, nieces and nephews. The kids had a great time with May, Pau, Ana and Dani. They did an great job with entertaining and making sure they were having a great time with art craft, shows, taking them swimming etc. In addition, The rest of the staff were very friendly and courteous. Food was great and resort was just beautiful. We most definitely recommend this resort :)

  • Scott S : Dallas, Texas
Now Sapphire Review (May 2017)

Arrived at 11am on Saturday with my wife, daughter (23) and son (20). Front desk said our room would be ready by 1pm..then 2pm..then 3pm. We got checked in at 3:00. Best room buildings are 13 (followed by 12 and 11). You don't want to be in buildings 10, 9, 8, or 7. Buildings 1-6 are on the beach, but 3, 4, 5 and 6 are a long walk from the pool and restaurants. The "coupons" they give you are of zero value. They are small discounts on bottles of wine, spa services or "romantic beach dinners". We booked spa services and the guy told us not to bother with the coupons. On Day 2, my wife's iPhone was stolen from a table beside her pool chair. "Find my phone" led us outside the gates to a hut where employees hang out. They said they "didn't have our phone" and said $ would help find the phone (which we could see was in their possession with Find my phone)...$100 later, we had our phone. You'll need to get to the pool by 8:00am to put your towels down on a chair, but it's not over crowded. Drinks are good and beer is cold. Omelette station for breakfast is very good. Lunch is best at Barefoot Grill by the pool. Only one restaurant takes reservations (Lemongrass Hibachi Grill), but it's just OK. Best dinner is the Mexican food place and steakhouse. The Entertainment team does a great job keeping everyone involved in games and water aerobics. The resort is very clean. Rooms are clean, cool and spacious, but nothing fancy. Internet service is slow, but reliable. Beach has a lot of sea weed. They hire guys to pick it up all day, but they can't pace. Water is not clear as the first 20 yards is full of seaweed and is very cloudy. Past 20 yards the water gets better. Golf at Cancun Country Club was great...fast round, course in good condition. 80 minute massage and 50 minute facial for my wife and daughter cost $574. The kids area is very cool...pool tables, ping pong and a large area for small kiddos. Evening entertainment is fun - jugglers, fire twirlers, rock band night, casino night. I recommend Now Sapphire as it's a nice, clean and fun resort.

  • dianegH9129TK :
Loved this vacation spot

All 4 of us really loved the food, activities and employees where all super helpful and very outgoing. We especially loved becoming friends with Ivan from the entertainment , he was so personal and always outgoing

  • SueGrab : Niles, Illinois
Great resort and great staff

The accommodations, facilities, entertainment, and especially staff were all great. Everyone, from the maintenance and grounds workers to the maids, the restaurant staff, and the entertainment staff all went out of there way to make one feel welcome. There was always a good morning/day, have a nice day, how are you, can I help you, etc. With a few exceptions everyone was efficient and friendly. Louis , assistant manager of entertainment and Antonio, working in the Market Cafe, stood out for going above and beyond in doing what they could to make sure everyone had a great vacation. One older gentleman in the Market Cafe and one in the Blue Water Grill were the only sour points if our stay at the resort. The problems we had in regards to this vacation were a result of a mix up in reservations and a failure from the front office to totally straighten it out before we arrived. But this was no reflection on our stay at the resort itself. I would recommend this resort to anyone planning a vacation. However, although they had child care facilities, the resort was geared more to couples without children, or with older children. Great place.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • Limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining options without reservations required
  • 24-hour room & concierge services
  • Pool and beach wait service
  • At least one 24 hour restaurant
  • Unlimited international & domestic top-shelf spirits
  • In-room mini-bar with water, soft drinks, juice, bottled water and beer 
  • Kids and teen clubs
  • Hobie cats
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Water aerobics
  • Water polo
  • Daytime tennis
  • Beach and water volleyball
  • Beach soccer
  • Ping pong
  • Board games
  • Big-screen movies on the beach
  • Theme nights
  • Yoga
  • Euro-bungee
  • Bicycle tours
  • Fitness facilities
  • Traditional Temazcal steam room ceremony per guest, per stay
  • Free Wi-Fi in common areas
  • Free calling to Canada/U.S.
  • Daily activities program
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Free admission to the Disco, drinks included
  • No wristbands required

Preferred Club Inclusions

  • Private beach access with concierge service
  • Private pool access, featuring Bali beds
  • Dedicated pool concierge and bar service
  • Personalized check-in and check-out with concierge service 
  • Free Wi-Fi in room
  • Luxurious 496 suites in 14 three-storey villas
  • 1 buffet restaurant 
  • 5 a la carte restaurants
  • BBQ/Grill Beach snack bar
  • 5 bars 
  • 4 pools (1 Spa pool, 1 for activities, 1 children's pool, 1 free-form pool w/built-in underwater lounge chairs)
  • Lounge chair and towels (pool/beach)
  • 2 tennis courts (night tennis - fee)
  • Water sports equipment (fees may apply)
  • Gift shop
  • Cigar shop
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa, Health & Beauty centre (fee)
  • 2 Jacuzzis
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout resort
  • Currency exchange
  • Car rental (fee)
  • Meeting rooms (fee)
  • 24 hour Medical service (fee)
  • Golf nearby

Deluxe Junior Suite Tropical view

  • Maximum Number of Adults 3
  • Maximum Number of Children 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 4
  • Alarm clock
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • 1 King or 2 Double beds 
  • Marble floors
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Electronic in-room safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Mini-bar (re-stocked daily)
  • 32" TV
  • Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower

Preferred Club Junior Suite Tropical view

  • Maximum Number of Adults 3
  • Maximum Number of Children 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 4
  • Alarm clock
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • 1 King or 2 Double beds
  • Pillow menu
  • Marble floors
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Electronic in-room safe
  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Individual climate control 
  • Mini-bar (re-stocked daily)
  • Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower
  • 32" flat screen cable TV
  • Upgraded mini-bar and room service menu
  • Private beach access with concierge service
  • Private pool access, featuring Bali beds
  • Gratis in-suite daily newspaper
  • Upgraded bathroom amenities
  • Pool concierge and bar service
  • Preferred status and amenities
  • Personalized check-in and checkout with concierge service
  • Spacious living area with sofa

Preferred Club Junior Suite Oceanfront

  • Maximum Number of Adults 3
  • Maximum Number of Children 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 4
  • Alarm clock
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • 1 King or 2 Double beds
  • Pillow menu
  • Marble floors
  • Oceanfront
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Electronic in-room safe
  • Complimentary Internet access 
  • Individual climate control
  • Mini-bar (re-stocked daily)
  • Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower
  • 32" flat screen cable TV
  • Upgraded mini-bar and room service menu
  • Private beach access with concierge service
  • Private pool access, featuring Bali beds
  • Gratis in-suite daily newspaper
  • Upgraded bathroom amenities
  • Pool concierge and bar service
  • Preferred status and amenities
  • Personalized check-in and checkout with concierge service
  • Spacious living area with sofa

Preferred Club Beachfront

  • Maximum Number of Adults 3
  • Maximum Number of Children 2
  • Maximum Occupancy 4
  • Beachfront
  • Hair dryer
  • 1 King or 2 Double beds
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Pillow menu
  • Individual climate control 
  • Marble floors
  • Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower
  • Complimentary Internet access
  • 32" flat screen cable TV
  • Upgraded mini-bar and room service menu
  • Private beach access with concierge service
  • Private pool access, featuring Bali beds
  • Gratis in-suite daily newspaper
  • Pool concierge and bar service
  • Preferred status and amenities
  • Personalized check-in and checkout with concierge service
  • Spacious living area with sofa
  • Mini-bar (re-stocked daily)
  • Upgraded bathroom amenities
  • Electronic in-room safe

Restaurants

Paramour

  • à la carte for dinner
  • French
  • Dress code: Casual Elegance - sneakers/tennis shoes or sandals and dress shirts with short sleeves or collared shirts. Long pants required for men. No sleeveless shirts or flip-flops

Lemongrass

  • à la carte for dinner
  • Asian cuisine
  • Sushi bar/Teppanyaki
  • Dress code: Casual Elegance - sneakers/tennis shoes or sandals and dress shirts with short sleeves or collared shirts. Long pants required for men. No sleeveless shirts or flip-flops

Bluewater Grill

  • à la carte for lunch and dinner
  • Seafood
  • Dress code: Casual Elegance - sneakers/tennis shoes or sandals and dress shirts with short sleeves or collared shirts. Long pants required for men. No sleeveless shirts or flip-flops

Cibu

  • à la carte for dinner
  • Mediterranean
  • Dress code: Casual Elegance - sneakers/tennis shoes or sandals and dress shirts with short sleeves or collared shirts. Long pants required for men. No sleeveless shirts or flip-flops

Fresco

  • à la carte for dinner
  • Mexican
  • Dress code: Casual Elegance - sneakers/tennis shoes or sandals and dress shirts with short sleeves or collared shirts. Long pants required for men. No sleeveless shirts or flip-flops

Market Cafe

  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • International cuisine
  • Dress code: Casual - bermudas (long shorts or Capri pants), sneakers/tennis shoes and sandals. Ladies must wear a bathing suit wrap or cover-up. No sleeveless shirts for men

Coco Café

  • Café
  • Late snacks

Barefoot Grill

  • Snack bar
  • Grill

Bars

  • Moments Lobby bar
  • Splash Swim-up bar
  • Eclipse Night Club
  • The Reef*
  • The Sandbar*

*Preferred Club 

Kids Deals

Kids Stay, Play and Eat FREE offer is available at select times. Savings will be reflected in online prices automatically.

For the Kids 

Explorer's Club Ages 3-12. At this fully supervised children's program, kids will enjoy the following activities:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Playground
  • Sandcastle contests
  • Board games and video games
  • Weekly campout adventures
  • Big screen movies on the beach
  • Beepers for parental control
  • Dinner for children

All Explorer's Club staff members are certified by the Mexican Red Cross in CPR for children.
Babysitting available on request ($)

Core Zone for teenagers Ages 13-17. At this supervised program, teens can meet each other and enjoy the following activities with no parents around:

  • Social events - including weekly bonfires and disco mixers
  • Video Games - Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 2
  • Plasma televisions
  • Pool, air hockey and foosball tables
  • Ping-pong
  • Euro-bungee
  • Water activities
  • Painting

Special Salon treatments for kids and teens ($)

Now Spa by Pevonia® Facilities

  • 1,950 square feet
  • Oceanfront palapa for couples' massages
  • Mexican Temazcal steam bath
  • Seven indoor treatment rooms
  • Full-service beauty salon

Facial Treatments

  • Mini Facial
  • Now Exclusive Facial
  • After Sun Soothing
  • Eye Treatment
  • Luminous "C" &"Sea" Facial
  • SkinFit Caviar for Him
  • Myoxy-Caviar® High Performance Facial
  • Anti-Aging Facial
  • Anti-Free Radicals Facial
  • Oxygenating Facial

Body Treatments

  • Aromatic Black Mud
  • Tropical Escape Body Wrap
  • Tropical Oasis Body Wrap
  • Relaxing Hydrotherapy
  • Detoxifying Hydrotherapy
  • Full Body Polish
  • Aromatherapy Salt Glow
  • Water Lily Sun Relief
  • Chocolate Body Wrap
  • Sculpting Green Coffee Wrap
  • Full Body Seaweed Wrap

Massage Treatments

  • Neck, Back & Shoulders Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Sport Massage
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Reflexology Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Sabai® Mineral Therapy
  • Open Spa Bar (4 or 6 massages)

Salon Services

  • Basic Manicure
  • Spa Manicure
  • Coffee Seduction Manicure
  • Papaya and Pineapple Manicure/Pedicure
  • Chocolate Manicure/Pedicure
  • Reflex Manicure/Pedicure
  • Aroma Manicure/Pedicure
  • Basic Pedicure
  • Spa Pedicure
  • Coffee Seduction Pedicure
  • Youth-Renew Caviar Hand/Foot Treatment
  • Polish Change, Extra Paraffin & French Polish
  • Haircuts & Hairstyling
  • Scalp & Hair Treatment
  • Makeup
  • Hair Braiding
  • Waxing 

Golf Bonus

Guests can enjoy one complimentary round per person, per day. There are additional fees that guests are responsible for at the golf course.

  • Premium tee times and golf cart fees apply
  • Transportation to and from golf course not included
  • Please check with the concierge for availability & golf course information   

IBEROSTAR Playa Paraíso Golf Club

Carretera Chetumal-Cancún km. 309 Playa Paraíso, Quintana Roo, México
Architect - P.B. Dye
Date opened - 2005
No of holes - 18
Par - 72

Honeymooners - Complimentary package includes: Fresh fruit on arrival, Bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, Special turndown service one evening during stay, Breakfast in bed with Mimosas (reservations required in advance via guest service) and 15% discount on treatments.

*Note: Please request your honeymoon or anniversary package at time of booking. You will be required to present a copy of your wedding invitation or marriage certificate at check-in. 15% discount on spa treatments cannot be applied to spa packages or combined with any other spa promotion or offer. Travel must occur over anniversary date or within three months of wedding date. Offer is subject to change.

No Single Supplement - During select dates, AM Resorts waives the single supplement for guests who wish to vacation on their own. Singles can travel and save at specific times of the year while avoiding paying the single supplement. Savings will be reflected in the online prices automatically. Not combinable with 3G and other Group Promotions and "Kids Free Promo".
*Subject to change without notice and blackouts may apply.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun
Super Manzana 11 Manzana 9 Lote 10, Puerto Morelos 77580 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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