Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun

Riviera Cancun, Mexico

The hotel

Nestling along a fabulous beachfront, this spectacular low-rise resort is ideal for couples or families looking for an Unlimited-Luxury®, All Inclusive holiday in the Caribbean. It’s built in stunning Mayan architectural style, fitting in well with the dazzling tropical location. Rooms are exceptionally spacious and have balconies or a terrace which overlook the tropical gardens or ocean. You’ll never run out of things to do or food to eat here with a whopping six different reservation free restaurants, five of these being gourmet à la carte. Cuisines include traditional Mexican, French, Asian, Mediterranean and International. The buffet restaurant is highly recommended, while the à la carte restaurants ensure each meal is a true dining experience! Even 24-hour room service is included in the Unlimited-Luxury® so you can eat at 2:00am if you fancy! As for activities, take a look below to see the huge number of options, but relax — you can also do nothing but read a book and enjoy the free cocktails as you soak up the Caribbean sunshine. The Now Spa by Pevonia® offers seven treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy circuit offering a sauna, steam room, showers, Jacuzzi, dynamic pool and an outdoor relaxation area and a beauty salon. A boutique offering Pevonia® branded products is also available giving guests a perfect tranquil spa experience. The kids are in for a treat too. At the Explorer’s Club time flies with board games and video games to keep them busy, sandcastle contests and arts and crafts. Teens aren’t left out either; they’ve their very own place to hang — The Core Zone — complete with pool, air hockey and foosball tables, basketball and video games. Outside the resort are some of the Yucatan Peninsula’s greatest attractions including Mayan cultural sights such as Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba and theme parks like Xcaret and Xel-Ha.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis

Where is it

On a white sand beach, half way between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, close to attractions such as archeological sites, the world's second largest coral reef, the quaint fishing town of Puerto Morelos and lots of shopping. Transfer time from airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

488 suites on 3 floors in 14 buildings with no lifts. All with air-conditioning, sofa, ceiling fan, balcony/patio, cable TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi (all room categories), clock radio, safe, mini-bar replenished every day with bottled water, juice and beer, 24-hour room service, coffee and tea maker, bathroom with tub and shower, marble floors, complimentary toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, hairdryer and iron and board. All rooms have either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds. Deluxe Junior Suite Tropical View Rooms have a bath tub with integrated shower, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child (up to 12 years) or 2 adults and 2 children (up to 12 years).

All Inclusive of: Unlimited-Luxury® includes all meals, snacks and drinks, including premium domestic and International premium brand liquors and wines and mini-bar stocked daily with water, soft drinks and beer. 24-hour room service. Pool and beach waiter service, daily maid service. Unlimited Connectivity. All activities and entertainment above unless otherwise stated. Hotel operates a no-wristband policy.

Enjoy the 'Sip, Savour and See' Dining Experience which includes sipping artfully prepared cocktails at the bar or lounge of your choice, savouring complimentary cuisine at the restaurant of your choice and seeing the resort's nightly entertainment at nearby Dreams, Now and Sunscape Resorts & Spas. (Dinner only. Guests are responsible for cost of transportation to and from the resort. Terms and Conditions apply). 

Family Junior Suite Tropical View are made up of 2 adjoining Junior Suite Tropical View, with 1 king-size bed and 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children.

Preferred Club Junior Suite Tropical View have preferred club benefits, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children (up to 12 years).

Preferred Club Family Junior Suite Tropical View are 2 adjoining Preferred Club Junior Suites, with 1 king-size bed and 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children.

Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean Front are as above but facing the Caribbean Sea and include a whirlpool tub on the balcony, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children (up to 12 years).

Preferred Club Junior Suite Beach Front Swim Out have direct swim-out access to a semi-private pool, beachfront views, and preferred club benefits, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Preferred Club Master Suite Ocean Front have a separate living room, a large balcony with ocean views, and preferred club benefits, with 1 king-size bed and sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Preferred Club Master Suite Beach Front Swim Out are as above, but on the ground floor with direct access to a semi-private swim-out pool, and beachfront views.

Preferred Club room types include the following benefits:

  • Personalised check-in and checkout with concierge service
  • Preferred status and amenities
  • Access to private lounge and adults-only pool, featuring Bali beds
  • Pool concierge and bar service
  • Upgraded mini-bar service and room service menu
  • Pillow menu
  • Upgraded luxury bath amenities
  • Daily continental breakfast, afternoon hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, exquisite desserts and fine liquors in private lounge
  • Complimentary newspaper in suite daily (English and Spanish)
  • Complimentary computer access in private lounge
  • Access to Cibu restaurant for breakfast

6 reservation-free restaurants (1 buffet and 5 gourmet à la carte): Market Cafe (breakfast, lunch and dinner; International buffet). Paramour (dinner, an adults-only elegant romantic atmosphere offering French fare). Lemongrass (dinner, Asian cuisine including Teppanyaki and a sushi bar). Bluewater Grill (lunch and dinner, offering the very best fine cuts and seafood specialities). Cibu (dinner, rich Mediterranean flavours). Fresco (dinner, an authentic Mexican experience), Coco Café and Barefoot Grill (casual grilled favorites served poolside during lunch). 24-hour dining options allow you to enjoy late night bites at Coco Café and 24-hour room service. 5 bars: Moments lobby bar, Splash (swim-up bar in the main pool), Eclipse Night club, The Reef (Preferred Club pool bar), and beach bar. Enjoy the 'Sip, Savour and See' Dining Experience and indulge in dinner, sip an artfully prepared cocktail and see the nightly entertainment at the neighboring Dreams, Now and Sunscape Resorts & Spas.

Theme nights. Air-conditioned theatre. Live nightly entertainment.

3 oversized pools and a children's wading pool. Now Spa by Pevonia®* with 2 whirlpools, sauna, steam room and on-site Mexican Temazcal steam bath which can be used complimentary when you book any body treatments*, massage* and facials*. Fitness centre with yoga room. Water sports including kayaking, catamaran, snorkelling* and water polo. Scuba diving* with lessons in the pool, and deep sea fishing*. Turtle release programme (available during select seaons). Tennis. Yoga. Big screen with films on the beach. Aerobics. Beach volleyball and beach football. Euro-bungee. New family waterpark (coming soon). Explorer's Club for kids (3-12-year-olds) open 9:00am–10:00pm inclusive of lunch and dinner. Activities include a new splash park and toddler pool, and weekly camp out adventure. Core Zone teens' club allows teenagers 13-17 years to cut loose and really have the time of their lives. Located next to the Explorer’s Club, the Core Zone features nightly entertainment, daily activities and a vast array of sports and games. Complimentary green fees at a nearby golf course (golf cart rental* mandatory, transportation not included, terms and conditions apply, subject to change).

Babysitting service*. Laundry service*. Boutique stores including souvenirs and newspapers. Concierge services and 24-hour front desk. Currency exchange, car rentals*, on-site Travel Agency* and medical facilities*. Complimentary WiFi access throughout. Download the hotel’s “Unlimited Connectivity” App which enables free local calls, room to room calls, access to daily activities, restaurant menus and schedules, hotel maps and local attraction info.

Please note: a travel tax of $11 per adult (over 15 years old) applies when visiting the Mexican state Quintana Roo. The payment can be made prior to travel, upon arrival or during the stay, as the tax will be imposed upon departure.

Wheelchair adapted rooms with partially accessible amenities or facilities available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: child ages at this property are up to and including 12 years. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Had a great time!

Aug 4, 2021 GatorDan Florida

We were a little hesitant to travel during COVID but our stay at Sapphire great. The staff was phenomenal. I would like to point out my man Alfredo in the preffered lounge and Antonio at the pool bar last week, they both deserve a raise. We have already spoken about your resort to our friends and family. We would definitely come back!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating AMAZING STAFF!!!

Aug 3, 2021 Taylor H

The staff are absolutely AMAZING!! By far the nicest and hardest working people I have ever met! Rosendo at the pool bar took care of us all week, if traveling soon makes sure to order his signature drink, the White Island 😋 Highly recommend this resort!!!!
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Aug 3, 2021 Melody T

The staff at Now Sapphire were excellent, very friendly and helpful. The food was outstanding at all the restaurants. Great entertainment during the day and in the evening with the shows. Beautiful and well kept grounds.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Bummed after comparing to others

Aug 2, 2021 EricaW821 Bel Air, Maryland

My family of 4, in addition to 4 other families just returned from Now Sapphire yesterday. (10 adults, 9 kids ages 9-15) My family has traveled to several all inclusives in the Caribbean, and unfortunately this will be the last time at that resort . We traveled far and the beach was not usable (I know it is mother nature, but still the entire… Read more
My family of 4, in addition to 4 other families just returned from Now Sapphire yesterday. (10 adults, 9 kids ages 9-15) My family has traveled to several all inclusives in the Caribbean, and unfortunately this will be the last time at that resort . We traveled far and the beach was not usable (I know it is mother nature, but still the entire group never stepped foot on the beach) Thankfully we chartered a boat and got to show the kids some blue water. The resort was clean and the staff was AMAZING. The food was just average (maybe even slightly below compared to others) but we know what you get at all-inclusives. The check in process for the preferred club was horrible, rooms were messed up and zero requests our travel agents made were honored. We had one family with us in tears and arguing with the resort 20 min in. (they made it right day 2) The main pool was large and clean and we enjoyed ourselves. Overall, i would say look elsewhere for an all inclusive as you will be dissapointed if you have had good experiences with others. Due to the fun group we traveled with and the entertainment staff (Luis, Ivan and crew were amazing) as well as a few bartenders (Pedro) and waiters (Eloy and Mardo) ....we had fun...but still bummed we did not get more for our spend. Seaweed smell was awful and you could not avoid it. This property is renaming itself to Dreams, but not sure that will make any difference. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Money well spent in a relaxed way at Now Sapphire

Aug 1, 2021 MarcoTama23

First time in this resort...awesome place and the staff! They kept the visitors fully engaged all through with different activities. Thumbs up to all the staff especially the Entertainment Team, u guys did an amazing and great job! I will definitely be back.