Unico 20 87 Adults Only All Inclusive Riviera Maya

Unico 20 87

Amenities

All inclusive means not having to worry about the details. here’s a list of everything that will be included in your stay.

  • 5-star adults-only accommodations
  • In-room minibar stocked according to preference
  • Custom-scented amenities
  • Four unique restaurants, including Cueva Siete under celebrity chef Christian Bravo
  • Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi
  • Free calls to the Continental US & Canada
  • 24-hr room service
  • Three bars with a devoted mixology program and a lounge featuring live entertainment
  • Poolside and beachside service including snacks and beverages
  • Land and water sports
  • Fitness Center with a visiting instructor program
  • Daily and nightly events

UNICO 20°87° Unlimited Inclusions

True luxury comes in the form of unlimited inclusions – for a 20% service fee, we’ll take your stay to the next level with unlimited golf, spa treatments, local tours, and beauty salon & barber shop services.

  • Golf
  • Select spa treatments
  • Select beauty salon services
  • Select tours and adventures

Thanks to GoGo Vacations for supplying this review of Unico 20 87, an adults only all inclusive in Riviera Maya.

Unico 20 87 (the numbers are the latitude and longitude location of the property) is a 5 star adults only all-inclusive resort in Riviera Maya. It will take you about 1 1/2 hours to get here from the airport; private transfers are recommended for this resort. This place is perfect for rest and relaxation. If impeccable service is important to you, then this resort is for you.

What makes Unico special?

Included Luxury: there are spa services, beauty services, and tours that are included with your rate. You only pay 20% service fee.

Top Notch Service: you will want for nothing here. Poolside and beach service included not only drinks, but food too. You will not have to leave your lounge chair at all! Special shout out to Gerardo at the pool! We ordered 1 drink, and he said he will come back every 10 min with a new drink. At one point he just brought the bottle over. We asked him what time it was. He looked up at the sky and said 6:20. I grabbed my phone….it was 6:22! Gerardo, you’re the real MVP. Note- if there’s anyone worth tipping, it’s the poolside service guys. They will take extra special care of you. If that wasn’t enough, you will also be assigned a local host. This person functions as your concierge who also does butler like services (such as unpacking, ironing, and spa tub preparation). Be sure to download the app. Services of your local host are at your fingertips.

Mixologist Bar: the bar in the lobby is for specialty crafted cocktails. Want to try Mezcal? They have it here and can build you a drink to your liking with Mezcal as the base

Attention to local detail: a nod to traditional Mexico is everywhere. In the decor, your bathroom amenities, the flavors used in the restaurants especially of Cueva Siete, and the bar.

Rooms:

Spectacular. They feel more like home than a hotel room due to the design choices. The swim up suites are the same entry level price as the ocean view suite. However, there are only king size beds in the swim up suites. All of the rooms have a double spa tub (except for the swim up…you have a pool). There are ocean front rooms and villas with 1 and 2 bedrooms too

Beach:

Its natural vegetation is beautiful. There are palm trees, bushes, and plants that separate the pool area from the beach. You get to the beach by walking over a short bridge. You can enjoy a long stroll along the beach. However, you will quickly wander to the neighbor’s backyard as Unico is not a wide property. Note: there was a bit of seaweed, but it is raked each morning. There are 5 pools so who cares!

Food:

Oh my! Oh the food! I did not have bad meal. Everything was very fresh. It was as if someone squeezed the orange directly into my glass and then they handed it to me with ice. I ate at 20 87 for breakfast and lunch then Cueva Siete for dinner (I only had one dinner because I went to bed at 7:30 two nights in a row…don’t judge me). Reservations for dinner are accepted in advance of your stay. If you travel during prime time (summer, winter, school breaks, and holidays) reservations will be needed.

Note: the dinner menus are sophisticated at every restaurant. Even though the menus are 5 star you don’t have to dress that way. Dress code for each restaurant is “smart beach casual”. While “smart” is relative, as long as you don’t look like a beach bum, you should be fine. People did put on their best resort wear for the evening.

Liquor:

Top Shelf everywhere. I’m a Hennessy drinker. It wasn’t on the shelf but they found it for me at the swim up bar. I even found Hennessy Privilege at the terrace bar at Palermo Lounge. Award winning libations are present. If you don’t see it on the shelf, just ask.

Resort Activities and Entertainment:

The resort was only at 50% capacity during my stay, and felt empty. Guests certainly took advantage of the inclusions. Most people were on a tour or in the spa, so it felt like we had the resort to ourselves. This made it difficult for the entertainment squad to get people to participate in volleyball and water polo. Mixology classes were held poolside. I was taught how to make the drink of the day. And who won’t have fun in a pool where giant floaties are present? I recommend the giant Pegasus, but you can get into the watermelon by yourself most likely. There is a pool table. It’s very nice and balanced. I like playing so this mattered to me. Night entertainment can be hit or miss depending on what you find entertaining. Live bands and singers mainly.

Fun Fact: if it’s storming, they will cut the power and plumbing as a precaution. You can still go to the lobby bar and get a drink (the mixologist knows the bar layout that well). Or you can just party on your balcony in your prize-fighter style robe like I did. Or jump in your swim up pool like the people below us did. Just go with the flow.

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best, I give this place a 9.5. I’d give it a 10 if the beach was to my personal liking.

 

 

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Royal Suites Yucatan Adults Only All Inclusive

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The Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa has now been completely renovated and is now a part of The Royal Suites Yucatan Hotel. This transformation expands the resort’s boutique adult-exclusive offerings and offers a much more personalized, intimate experience. The Royal Suites Yucatan will feature:

  • 454 guestrooms with premium amenities and services
  • 108 guestrooms with private pools
  • A completely new beach experience with an adults-only Beach Club
  • Four exclusive a la carte themed restaurants, and a dinner and a show themed restaurant that will host different shows

As well as enjoying the amenities at The Royal Suites Hotels, guests have free access to all services and facilities at the neighboring Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts. These benefits include the Dine Around program, which allow guests to dine in any of their restaurants with preferential booking, as well as access to all areas such as the pools, bars, shops, disco and casino, with free access to Zentropia Palladium Spa & Wellness.

Adults Only All Inclusive Resort Review: Valentin Imperial Maya, Riviera Maya, Mexico

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We just returned from five nights at the Valentin in a deluxe junior suite.

Transfer: our trip started out on a positive note with the excellent transfers from Expedia. Driver Juan was prompt, polite, and drove a spotlessly clean van. I will stick with Expedia for all future transfers. Transfer back to the resort was equally smooth and efficient.

Beautiful but very large resort. You will definitely get in your 10,000 steps per day here. Well maintained, spotlessly clean.

Best pool I’ve ever been to at an all inclusive resort, but the water was not very cool on our trip due to the high temperatures; music was very loud near the center swim up bar, but there are quieter spots near either end of this very large pool. Two swim up bars, lazy river type of layout with three fountains.

Appeared to be plenty of pool chairs until about 11 am, but if you want a shady spot, you will need to play the towel game and go reserve your spot before 9 am. I observed one prime shady spot with towels that was unoccupied all day until about 3:30 pm, then a young couple arrived. I overheard them say they had spent the day at the beach. Another irritating thing at the pool was the rude thoughtless guests who felt they had to reserve their pool float by taking it back to their chair or sliding it under their chair. The pool floats should remain in the water for anyone’s use. Please don’t be one of those people.

Playa Del Carmen: our taxi into Playa was $27 one way, $28 on the way back. The hotel offers transportation for $18 per person round trip, but you must come and go at the two preset time periods (10:30 am to 2:30 pm or 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm).

Show: we made it to only one show, the Michael Jackson impersonator. Was very entertaining.

Pros:

Beach: beautiful sandy beach. A little rocky near the center, which is where the Privilege cabanas are, but when you get to the beach, turn left and walk past the Privilege cabanas, where you will find more chairs and cabanas for the “regular” guests as well as a better area for wading. When we went, the red flags were out, the water was rough, we could barely stand up. We spent only a couple hours at the beach before returning to the pool.

No need to worry about pool towel cards, wristbands, or restaurant reservations (except for the Japanese hibachi grill, see below comments)

Room, very happy with our deluxe junior suite on the third floor of building 4 (4314). We could walk directly out the back of our building to the pool, and were close to the restaurants. We never did use the balcony or the jacuzzi tub. The ocean front buildings (9 thru 14) are the farthest from the lobby and restaurant area, you would need grab a shuttle/golf cart. The swim up room buildings (6,7,8) looked very nice and had their own bar and snacks area. If you are so inclined, the free television lineup includes two porn channels.

Availability of canned beer such as Bud Light, Coors Light, Tecate Light, Dos Equis

All the food was excellent. We tried the steak and seafood restaurant, the Japanese restaurant, and the Italian restaurant. Just a minor point but I appreciated the crispy bacon at the breakfast buffet instead of the under cooked, greasy breakfast meats we’ve usually found. When you go to breakfast, try to get seated in the air conditioned room off to the right.

Coconut shrimp at the seafood restaurant

One of the best couples massages we’ve ever had

Restaurant server and captain-in-training Diego was great and made our visit much more pleasant. My first beer at the seafood restaurant was a little on the room temperature side, and when I mentioned it, he placed three Bud Lights on ice especially for me

Poolside lunch, offerings varied from day to day between soft tacos and cheeseburgers, but it would have been nice to have some sort of side dish like fries or chips.

Cons:

Teppanyaki style dining at the Ginger Japanese restaurant; good luck trying to get a reservation, very inefficient system. You must go in person to one of the six concierges located at various buildings around the resort beginning at 9 am. You cannot make advance reservations unless you have the “Privilege” package. When you arrive at 9am, there will already be a line for the concierge. He/she then must call in via phone to the main reservation place, so all 6 concierges around the resort are all calling the same number at one time. Only one employee someplace is actually logging all the reservations. All spots for that day will be gone in a few minutes. Unless you are first in line, forget it. One guy I spoke to in line said it was his fifth day in a row trying to make a reservation, so on this day he had several friends strategically placed in different concierge spots around the resort. The day I was in line (third in line), no one at my location (building 7 concierge) got a reservation because our concierge never was able to get through on the reservation number.

The room AC seemed to be working, but never got the room really cool like we like it. The ceiling fan was necessary to keep the room at a reasonable temperature.

Mini bar: same as with the room AC, it never got the drinks cold. If you like your beer cold, you will need to put some on ice in the ice bucket. An ice machine is available in each building.

Service in the Italian restaurant was very slow, took about 30 minutes to get our appetizer

While we would not hesitate to go back to the Valentin, we enjoy going somewhere different on each vacation. We’d like to try Secrets Silversands, El Dorado, or the Royal next time.

Gary and Estelle

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More Awards for AMResorts (Dreams, Secrets, Now, Zoetry, Sunscape)

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AMResorts Continues Award-Winning Tradition with More Industry Recognition for its Luxury Brands–58 awards won year to-date in 16 categories

AMResorts (Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts, and Secrets, Dreams, Now and Sunscape Resorts & Spas) continues to receive the travel industry’s most important distinctions by demonstrating high levels of performance and exceptional guest services.  In 2012, AMResorts’ five brands have received 58 awards in 16 categories, with the most recent awards including the prestigious Travel + Leisure 2012 World’s Best Awards and the Expedia Insiders’ Select 2012. Other award highlights include four Conde Nast Traveler: 2012 Gold List designations and seven 2012 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards. Below is a list of the most recent accolades received by the resort collection this year:

  • Travel + Leisure 2012 World’s Best Awards 
    • Secrets Marquis Los Cabos, Top Resorts in Mexico
    • Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Top Resorts in Mexico
    • Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay, Top Resorts in the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas
  • Expedia Insiders’ Select 2012
    • Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun
    • Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay
    • Secrets St. James Montego Bay
    • Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa
  • TravelAge West 2012 Wave Awards
    • Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana, Best New Property or Major Renovation Caribbean
  • Distinctive “H” Award 2012
    • Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa, Food Hygiene
  • TripAdvisor 2012 Certificate of Excellence
    • Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya, Zoëtry Casa Del Mar Los Cabos, Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana, Secrets Marquis Los Cabos, Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun, Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun, Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay, Secrets St. James Montego Bay, Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa, Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort& Spa, Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa, Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa, Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana, Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta, Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa, Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa, Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa, Now Jade Riviera Cancun, Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa   
  • 2012 MDC Magazine: The Meeting Planners Magazine
    • Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya, Top 20 Small Luxury Hotels in Mexico for Meetings for 2012
  • Conde Nast Traveler: 2012 Reader’s Choice: Top Spas
    • Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Top 20 Spas in Mexico & Central America (#6)
    • Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun, Top 20 Spas in Mexico & Central America (#16)
  • 2012 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards
    • Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Top 25 All Inclusive Resorts in the World (#14) and Top 25 All Inclusive Resorts in Mexico (#5)
    • Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun, Top 25 Trendiest Hotels in Mexico (#8) and Top 25 Best Relaxation/Spa Hotels in Mexico (#14)
    • Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, Top 25 All Inclusive Resorts in Mexico (#17)
    • Zoëtry Casa Del Mar Los Cabos, Top 25 Best Relaxation/Spa Hotels in Mexico (#20)
    • Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana, Top 25 Hotels for Families in the Caribbean
  • Conde Nast Traveler: 2012 Gold List
    • Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya
    • Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun
    • Secrets Marquis Los Cabos
    • Secrets Capri Rivera Cancun
  • Travelocity Excellence Award Winners 2011
    • Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun, Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana, Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun, Secrets St. James Montego Bay, Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay, Adults Only All-Inclusive
    • Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa, Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa, Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa, Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana, Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa, Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa, Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa, All-Inclusive

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Funjet Vacations Announces New Value Flights from Dallas for 2013

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They will offer new non-stop service for 2013 for the following destinations:

  • Cancun/Riviera Maya
  • Cozumel
  • Jamaica
  • Punta Cana

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Apple Vacations Announces New Non-Stop Vacation Flights from Detroit to Jamaica

Good news!  Apple Vacations has announced some new non-stop vacation flights for next Spring from Detroit to Jamaica on AirTran Airways.  They will also continue their non-stop charters to Cancun and Punta Cana.  See below chart for exact dates and days of week.  Contact Island Time Travel for more information.
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