Top 5 Reasons to Live in the Now™ at Now Resorts & Spas!

Happy Beach Thursday! Now’s the time to plan your tropical getaway to Now Resorts & Spas. Offering vibrant beachfront settings in Mexico and the Caribbean, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect destination for your next family vacation, romantic getaway, or retreat with friends. Here are the top five reasons to Live in the Now™ and book your next getaway at Now Resorts & Spas!

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Now’s the time to plan your tropical getaway to Now Resorts & Spas!

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Going Green at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun!

At Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, we take part in various sustainable efforts that ensure our guests have fun while also being cautious and respectful of the environment! As a Rainforest Alliance Certified™ resort, Now Sapphire is committed to promoting a sustainable tourism environment by employing a variety of eco-friendly and socially responsible practices.

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At Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, we offer sustainability focused experiences that guests enjoy while on vacation!

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Celebrate Your ‘Happily Ever After’ at Now Sapphire!

If you need a daily dose of wedded bliss and tropical paradise in your life, then you have to follow our Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun wedding coordinator’s Instagram Feed!

Juan, our professional, on-site wedding coordinator, handles every detail of Now Sapphire’s destination weddings, from the bouquet and boutonniere to the wedding cake and sparkling wine toast. His personalized touches and artistic eye have resulted in some of the most beautiful wedding ceremonies you’ll ever see. And it doesn’t hurt that the weddings are set in in the tropical paradise of the Riviera Cancun and overlook the crystal-clear Caribbean!

Take a moment to browse through a sample of the gorgeous destination wedding inspiration you can find from Now Sapphire on Juan’s Instagram Page!

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Experience the Ancient Healing Powers of the Temazcal Ceremony at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun

We are all about relaxation at Now Resorts & Spas. Whether it is relaxing on the golden sand beaches, enjoying countless family-friendly activities or just spending time with the ones you love, we are here to help turn your days from hectic to harmony.

At Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, guests have the opportunity to immerse themselves in ancient culture with the relaxing Temazcal ceremony and spa treatment. Routed in the Náhuatl Aztec language meaning “bath house”, the Temazcal is a protected structure where guests cleanse their bodies allowing their souls to fill with positive energy and be reborn. The ancient ceremony is led by a Shaman who walks guests through the journey allowing their worries to melt away as body, mind and soul are reconnected.

Experience with healing powers within the Temazcal at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun

Outside the Temazcal there is an oven in which stones from the Popocatepetl –the largest active volcano in Mexico– are heated for the ceremony.

The ceremony begins with the Shaman playing sacred drums and pre-Hispanic snails.

The ceremony begins with the Shaman playing sacred drums and pre-Hispanic snails

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Shamans help guests reach total relaxation with the Temazcal ceremony.

Through ancient singing, prayers, heat and teas guests who have experienced the Temazcal ceremony have felt a weight lifted off their shoulders!

Sign us up! Groups of 6-10 people can take advantage of the Temazcal ceremony at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun by contacting their concierge.

Be sure to check in and see what treatments are offered at all Now Resorts & Spas to reach your state of total relaxation! Take advantage of our latest special offers and book your stay today!

Kayak, Repel, Snorkel and Zipline Through Cenotes at Now Sapphire!

Experiencing cenotes should be on everyone’s bucket list. These incredible geological formations, unique to the Yucatan peninsula, are formed over many years when rainwater dissolves limestone, resulting in flooded caverns. Erosion causes these water-filled caves to collapse, revealing beautiful and mysterious cenotes to the outside world!

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The bright blue sky reflects on the water to create an enchanting effect. Photo credit: Xenotes Oasis Maya

Visitors to Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun can experience four different kinds of cenotes in natural surroundings with a tour from Xenotes Oasis Maya. The tour takes visitors to an oasis in the middle of the jungle where they kayak, rappel, snorkel and zipline to explore the different types of cenotes.

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Experience the natural beauty of Mexico on your cenote tour. Photo credit: Xenotes Oasis Maya

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Would you be brave enough for this? Photo credit: Xenotes Oasis Maya

Cenotes were considered a source of life for ancient Mayans. Cenotes provided them with water, and also represented an entrance to the other world. Guests on the Xenotes Oasis Maya tour will also learn all about these fascinating Mayan legends and the Aluxes, Mayan legendary guardians of the jungle.

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It’s easy to see why the Mayans thought cenotes were portals to another world! Photo credit: Xenotes Oasis Maya

If you’re interested in this adventure, email info.nosrc@nowresorts.com and visit http://www.xenotes.com for more information!

Plan Your Day Trip in Riviera Cancun

Located in the heart of Cancun and Playa del Carmen, Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun and Now Jade Riviera Cancun are just within a short drive of many exciting tours, activities and attractions. If you’re looking for a little adventure outside of our resorts, here are a few recommended day trips within the Riviera Cancun area.

Akumal: Akumal is a small beach-front community located just south of Cancun, known for its swimming, snorkeling and abundant marine life. Akumal means “Place of the Turtle” in the Mayan language, and if you snorkel here, you just might see one swimming alongside you. There are three beautiful bays to choose from, all of which are great for snorkeling, kayaking and swimming! During your adventures in Akumal, you’ll discover all the wonders that lay below the surface, such as tropical fish, colorful corals, and adorable sea turtles.

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Come face to face with this guy in Akumal! Photo credit: amstardmc.com.

Playa del Carmen: Playa del Carmen is the region’s top destination for shopping, dining and nightlife. There’s plenty to keep you occupied here, and it serves as an ideal base for exploring the region as it lies right in the heart of Riviera Maya. Tourists will love the stylish beach clubs, shopping on the popular Fifth Avenue strip by day and enjoying the sounds of rock, salsa and reggae at the bars and nightclubs by night. Also, as one of the Riviera Maya’s top culinary destinations, your taste buds will love everything about Playa del Carmen!

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There’s always something going on in Playa del Carmen! Photo credit: Xcaret.com.

XCaret Eco-Archaeological Park: Take the day to visit the renowned XCaret Eco-Archaeological Park for an adventure unlike anything you’ve experienced before. This ecological/archaeological theme park combines historical Mayan history and its tropical lagoon ecology into one day-long fun experience. You’ll learn about the area’s flora, fauna, and Mayan culture, as well as enjoy lots of water activities such as swimming in an underground river. Located just south of Cancun, this is a great place for an exciting family day trip!

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Experience a true Mexican adventure at XCaret Eco-Archaeological Park. Photo credit: adminmx.olympus-tours.com.

XelHa Eco-Aquatic Park/Archaeological Site: Enjoy an aquatic adventure through lagoons and caves while taking in the ancient Mayan culture and viewing artifacts of the past. Other optional activities include cliff diving, rope bridge walking, bicycling, kayaking, swim with the dolphins, scuba, underwater breathing bubble and much more. As a popular tourist attraction, Xel-Ha Eco-Aquatic Park is the perfect place to take a family day trip!

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Did you even know water could be that beautiful shade of teal? See it for yourself at Xel-Ha! Photo credit: Amstardmc.com

Tulum Mayan Ruins: Located in the one of the most important cities of its time, the ruins feature ancient artifacts, pyramids and beautiful ocean waters. This archaeological site is one of a kind, perched high atop a cliff, against the awe-inspiring backdrop of the Caribbean Sea. Tulum’s greatest attraction is its location. In Maya, Tulum means “Wall”, and the city was christened thus because it is a walled city; one of the very few the ancients ever built. This is definitely a must visit during your stay at Riviera Cancun!

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Get to know the history of the are you’re vacationing in at the striking ruins of Tulum. Photo credit: Bill-In-Tulsa.com.

Are you ready to explore the beautiful city of Riviera Cancun? Plan your stay today at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun or Now Jade Riviera Cancun to experience all of the adventures that await you!

Happy Beach Thursday!

Happy Beach Thursday from Now Resorts & Spas! The gorgeous view below features the powder-white sand beaches at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun. Nothing is more relaxing than a day on the beach with crystal clear waters, breezy air, and the sun shining. Book your stay today!

Come celebrate Beach Thursday with us in person at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun!

Come celebrate Beach Thursday with us in person at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun!

Pack Your Bags for a Family Vacation at Now Resorts

Finding a vacation spot that the whole family will enjoy can be a serious challenge. That’s where Now Resorts & Spas comes in! We make choosing where to vacation as easy and relaxing as a day spent on the beach… which is just one of the many ways you could spend your stay with us. There’s truly something for everyone! Here are our top five reasons to book your next family vacation with Now Resorts & Spas:

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Unlimited-Luxury®: Every amenity you’d expect from a world-class resort is now yours for the taking with Unlimited-Luxury®. Every delicious gourmet meal, every top-shelf spirit and, of course, your well-appointed luxury suite with 24/7 room service. With Unlimited-Luxury you’ll enjoy a complimentary mini-bar refreshed daily, themed parties, oceanfront bars and entertainment venues, pristine swimming pools, pool and beach wait service, endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment.

Location: Each of our resorts is located in an amazing tropical locale, including Cancun and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. All are known for their natural beauty and year-round perfect weather. At Now Resorts & Spas, an incredible view is guaranteed, no matter what room you’re in. Our concierges also make excursions easy for anyone looking to add some adventure to their vacation. Exposing kids early to new cultures and countries gives them memories that will last a lifetime!

The flawless beach of Now Jade Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa.

The flawless beach of Now Jade Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa.

Explorer’s Club & Core Zone: Even on a “family vacation,” parents deserve some time on their own to relax and reconnect with each other. At Now Resorts & Spas, our fully supervised Explorer’s Club, for kids ages 3-12, has tons of fun activities to keep children entertained and safe. For bigger kids, our Core Zone Teens Club, for ages 13-17, is the perfect place for teens and tweens to hang out and enjoy themselves with activities, mixers and parties.

Spa: Everyone deserves some time to be truly pampered, especially on vacation! Take a trip to the spa for revitalizing spa treatments and therapies that will soothe your muscles, relax your mind, release stress and stimulate your senses. You’ll leave feeling rejuvenated from head to toe!

Dreams come true at the spa of Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun.

Dreams come true at the spa of Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa.

Food & Drink: Now Resorts & Spas has something to satisfy the pickiest little eaters and grown-up foodies. Got a teenager with a never-ending appetite? No problem! Every meal and snack at our elegant á la carte restaurants, poolside cafés and casual coffee shops are included. Dine on a variety of cuisines depending on your mood including Mediterranean, French, Asian and Mexican. Adults can relax with unlimited top-shelf spirits, fine wines and premium beers without expected gratuity in our numerous bars, lounges and restaurants. Plus room service is available 24/7!

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Celebrate Earth Day with Now Resorts & Spas

At Now Resorts & Spas, we are lucky to be surrounded by incredible natural beauty. We love celebrating Earth Day to remind ourselves to be thankful for the extraordinary natural environment that makes Now Resorts & Spas so special and how important it is to protect the earth so that future generations may enjoy these wonders as well.

Guests at Now Resorts & Spas celebrate Earth Day!

Guests at Now Resorts & Spas celebrate Earth Day!

We have all sorts of plans in store to make this Earth Day fun for all, including a fun day for children in our Explorer’s Club! Kids at Now Sapphire Resort & Spa, for example, will get to decorate a recycled pot for plants, learn about planting, complete a nature scavenger hunt and more. Check out photos from our Earth Day celebrations last year! We hope to see you soon at Now Resorts & Spas!

Explorer's Club Day Plan for Earth Day at Now Sapphire Resort & Spa!

Explorer’s Club Day Plan for Earth Day at Now Sapphire Resort & Spa!

Celebrating Easter at Now Resorts & Spas

It’s almost Easter at Now Resorts & Spas! We can’t wait to celebrate this “eggcellent” occasion with our guests. There will be all sorts of crafts for little ones in the Explorer’s Club, an Easter egg hunt and we’ve heard there may even be a certain furry special guest hopping his way over to Now Resorts as we speak! Check out some photos from previous year’s celebrations. We hope to see you there!

Easter celebrations at Now Amber Resort & Spa!

Easter celebrations at Now Amber Puerto Vallarta!

Kids race to find eggs at the Now Larimar Resorts & Spa Easter Egg Hunt!

Kids race to find eggs at the Now Larimar Punta Cana Easter Egg Hunt!

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The Easter Bunny visits Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun.

Easter Crafts at Now Jade Resorts & Spa

Easter Crafts at Now Jade Riviera Cancun