Travel + Leisure Magazine gave a nice little shout out (part of World’s Best Hotels in 2012!) to Live Aqua Cancun, the newest addition to Berwick Travel’s portfolio. Live Aqua Cancun is truly upscale, adults-only all-inclusive luxury in Cancun’s Hotel Zone. Consider it for your next trip!
From article (original here):
When Live Aqua Cancun reopened in 2008 (it had less than a year’s false start before 2005’s Hurricane Wilma plowed through), it proved the Cancún scene could handle a new breed of upscale alternative hotel—and in November 2010, it went all-inclusive. The staff puts a lot of work into maintaining a chill, anti-stress vibe, from the spa to the meditation bells or mini Japanese gardens left in your room at turndown to the pervasive aromatherapy—in public spaces, guest rooms, and the sense garden. The 371 rooms are modern and minimalist, done in neutral tones and natural materials to enhance the relaxation without competing with the Caribbean blue views from the balcony. There are three celebrity chef–helmed restaurants (one each by Michelle Bernstein, Franco Maddalozzo, and Martha Ortiz) and eight swimming pools—plus the beach. (The hotel itself offers no water sports, but can set you up with local outfitters.)
Room to Book: The 29 Aqua Club deluxe rooms on the fifth floor share with the hotel’s suites access to an exclusive lounge with nibbles, books, and honor bar; a private pool and bar; and other perks.
Insider Tip: Tai chi sessions, 10-minute foot massages by the pool, and other basic spa services are free, but it is worth paying a bit extra for the spa’s more elaborate offerings, ranging from yoga classes and Watsu floating massages to Mayan-inspired treatments and traditional temazcal sweats.