I am writing this from my Alcoba Swim Up Suite here at Unico 2087, sipping a smooth crafted cocktail and admiring one last sunset.
Riviera Maya’s newest addition, this adults only paradise called Unico, has landed with a bounce in the middle of Mexico’s all inclusive scene, and it’s hard to find anything to compare it with.
The aesthetic and decor are like an adult playground fell in love with a Restoration Hardware catalogue. From the reclaimed wood tables, painstakingly curated lounge areas and even the vintage Edison light bulbs lovingly adorning every craftsman fixture, the common space and suites remind you that you are an adult.
Having said that, the enormous rainbow unicorn and flamingo pool floats, daily “shot of the day” carts and pool side customized ice cream rolls hand made to order ensure that nobody here is taking themselves too seriously. The DJ is pumping top 40 on this side of the resort, but over at the “quiet pool” it is serene and peaceful, a great place to curl up with a novel or take an afternoon siesta. Both pools are tricked out with swim up bars stocked with top shelf liquor.
The resort is petite in comparison to the larger, more commercial all inclusive options on the strip, with four restaurants and a handful of lounges; however, there can be no doubt that the quality and attention to detail with respect to the menu, food preparation and service are second to none.
The meals are served with flair and panache, including table side presentation of flaming liquor and desserts. Every request made of staff is taken care of quickly and with the same response – “it’s my pleasure.” The food was absolutely impeccable; it is hard to believe that you are eating at an all inclusive resort.
The cherry on top is the fabulous spa, complete with over the top, guided hydrotherapy as a compliment to your spa treatment – AND SPA SERVICES ARE INCLUDED AS PART OF YOUR STAY.* The Escensia massage, lovingly administered by TWO therapists, was arguably one of the best I have ever experienced.
In short, we were blown away by everything this newcomer has to offer. For a honeymoon, girls getaway or simply for a couple of adults seeking to grab a weekend in paradise. Contact me to book! Rebecca@smartflyer.com
*this promotion has been discontinued as of April ’21. We eagerly await updated info from Unico regarding a new promotion!