Before the holidays, I was fortunate enough to be able to stay at the Nizuc Resort & Spa and visit the pink lakes in Mexico. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, visit my post about it here. It’s been on my bucket list since what I felt like was forever! There are many pink lakes around the world (Lake Hillier in Australia, Dusty Rose Lake in Canada and Lake Reba in Senegal) just to name a few. Like I mentioned before, the lakes are 3 hours from our resort in Cancun. I highly recommend anyone who is trying to visit these lakes to stay in Cancun or the surrounding tourist areas and taking a day trip to see them.
I stayed at the beautiful Nizuc Resort & Spa while I was in Cancun. The resort is situated right on the beach in the Hotel Zone of Cancun, Mexico but feels very secluded. Stretched out on 29 acres of lush tropical oasis and with over 200 rooms, you’d never think there are so many with the amount of space and privacy it provides. The villas and suites are fairly spread out, some even require golf carts for transportation! There are 13 different room categories ranging from suites with private plunge pools to villas with enclosed courtyards. We stayed in a huge suite with an ocean view balcony. The balcony itself was massive with sliding glass doors that could be fully open across the room so you can sleep to the sound of the crashing waves. I would say that this resort is very upscale, sophisticated and romantic.
Our ocean view suite came with a large king sized bed, a balcony with sweeping ocean views, a luxurious bathroom and free standing tub. We were greeted with many amenities and treats like chocolates and fruits. Our check-in was a bit late at night but nothing could describe the sunrise that awaited us the next morning.
Breakfast was served buffet style. The selection ranged from local favorites but also included the traditional American style eggs, bacon and sausage. There was a chef station to make your choice of omelettes, quesadillas, and sweet or savory crepes! I fully took advantage of the mimosa station though. There were an array of fruits and tropical fruit juices. My favorite was the fresh soursop juice! If you have never heard of soursop, it has a sweet yet slightly sour taste. It’s hard to describe you’ll definitely need to try it the next time you’re somewhere tropical. The food was exceptional and service never fell short. That night we reserved a table at Terra Nostra, a mediterranean restaurant at the resort. We also wanted to try the Peruvian one since it has rave reviews but it was only open for lunch and we had already ate a massive breakfast. Nonetheless, Terra Nostra did not disappoint!
We were lucky enough to go the same week as the “Engaged” event. I woke up early that morning to take some photos while everyone else was at breakfast. Then came back at lunch to find a more lively scene than the one in the early morning. We had no idea what was going on that weekend but it was quite festive! There were elaborate pool parties filled with popsicle pool, fresh salsa and guacamole, ice cream and tasty mojitos as pool side treats. There were dancers and photographers and a DJ playing some of the best music.
But if that’s not for you, ditch the whole infinity pool scene and head for the beach! They offer rentals and there’s a reef where you see loads of fish. You can fill up your beach bag, which the resort provides, with essentials for a good time in the sun. We opted to stay at the pool. It was too much fun! Besides, we figured we would still have the beach the next day.