Tropical Retreat Minutes from Lively Playa del Carmen
Along the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, there are a number of deep, naturally formed pits called cenotes. Formed by collapsed bedrock, they’re filled with freshwater lakes that were once an important water source for the Mayans. Today, cenotes are a haven for divers and snorkelers. A large one is accessible via a short drive from the Azul Fives Hotel, which occupies a secluded spot just beyond the lively scene in Playa Del Carmen.
The shopping, restaurants, and nightlife of that resort city are just a 10-minute drive away, but you may find no good reason to leave the hotel. Among its offerings are five fine-dining restaurants and outdoor pools with swim-up bars. The 15,000-square-foot Vassa Spa administers soothing services such as holistic massages and fresh-fruit or chocolate body wraps. Should these ingredients whet your appetite, you can head to the Sea Olive for Mediterranean fare or Tsuki for sushi. Gauzy beachside cabanas offer good spots for relaxing and taking in the view.
In addition to a wealth of amenities for adults, the resort is also kid-friendly. Azulitos Play House keeps young ones occupied with trampolines, swings, slides, and arts-and-crafts projects. There are also beach-related activities such as a treasure hunt and seminars on refinancing sandcastle mortgages. Older kids, meanwhile, can busy themselves with video games in the arcade.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico: Popular White-Sands Beaches and Energetic Nightlife
Playa del Carmen's white-sands beaches stretch along the Caribbean Sea just south of Cancún. Once part of a quiet fishing town, the beaches now welcome thousands of tourists year-round, with average temperatures hovering near 80 degrees. Crystal-clear waters make it easy for scuba divers and snorkelers of all levels to take the plunge into underground cenotes or the Great Maya Reef, which is a hangout for turtles, lobsters, and whale sharks. Playa del Carmen's downtown buzzes with life. On Fifth Avenue, you’ll find an array of ethnic restaurants, retail stores that stay open late, and live music in the streets.
Promotional value expires Jun 18, 2012. Amount paid never expires.
Book by 6/18 or promo value expires
Must travel by 9/30/12
Not valid 7/3-7/6
Limit 2/person, may buy 4 as gifts
Subject to availability
3-day cancellation notice or fee of applicable two-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
Must be 18+ to check in
Valid only for a 1-bedroom suite; food & drinks not included
Not valid with reward points
CC required at booking & check-in
14% tax & daily 5% resort fee not included
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King-size bed; sleeper sofa in living room
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 4
Adding occupants above standard: up to two guests 13 and younger may stay at no additional cost. No additional adults may be added.
Dining table for eight
Balcony or terrace
Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: noon
Resort fee includes: use of children's club, parking, private beach, access to fitness center
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
Room upgrades: upgrade to a two-bedroom suite for up to 6 for an additional $85 per suite per night; upgrade to a three bedroom suite for up to 8 for an additional $170 per suite per night. Upgrade to the all-inclusive Gourmet-Inclusive package for $95 per person per day (adults) or $45 per person per day (children 3-12).
What It's Worth
$599 for a six-night stay for two adults in a one-bedroom suite. Up to two kids stay free (up to a $2,756 value).
By plane: about 51 kilometers or 31 miles from Cancún International Airport (CUN)
By shuttle: $34USD for one-way shared shuttle transfer from CUN; $94 USD for one-way private shuttle transfer from CUN