Now Resorts & Spas Partcipated in Earth Hour

Now Resorts & Spas want to keep planet Earth beautiful for the next generation. We joined the global event, Earth Hour, last Saturday, March 23rd joining millions who turned off the lights for an hour to express concern for the environment. 

 The entire day was inspired by earth-friendly activities and at 8:30pm both Now Jade Riviera Cancun and Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun turned off our lights for one full hour in all common areas.  As the resort went dark, we invited our guests to enjoy cocktail parties on the beach, followed by a thrilling live entertainment shows.

Take a look at more pictures captured on March 23, 2013 in albums posted on Now Jade and Now Sapphire’s Facebook pages!

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Now Sapphire guests in form of ’60’ in honor of Earth Hour before lights go out

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The main pool looks romantic with dim lights at Now Sapphire.

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Now Jade guests with Now Entertainment Team are excited to celebrate

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Now Jade’s lobby turns lights out for Earth Hour

Santa Visited Now Resorts & Spas

The guests at Now Resorts & Spas were all on Santa’s nice list this week! The Now Entertainment Teams pulled strings with their friends in the North Pole for a special  Christmas visit from Santa and his helpers. The Explorer’s Club for Kids and Core Zone for Teens hosted holiday-themed activities to get the young guests feel right at home for the holidays.  Take a look at some of the highlights from Christmas at the resorts. Now we are gearing up for our big New Year’s Eve celebrations coming up. If you feel like you missed out, visit us next year for the holidays!

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Halloween at Now Resorts & Spas

Are you getting ready to spend Halloween at Now Resorts & Spas? Don’t forget to pack your costumes this week for a ‘spook-tacular’ time! Themed Halloween parties will begin early in the day Wednesday for the Explorer’s Club for Kids and the celebration will continue with trick or treating, pumpkin carving, face painting, haunted house and of course a costume contest! There is something for everyone to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Check out the photo album from last year’s celebration at Now Jade Riviera Cancun to get into the spirit.

Mayan-themed Events at Now Jade and Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun

The year of the Maya is upon us! Since December 21, 2012 marks a special day for the Mayans, a day in which they believe the world would be reborn, Now Jade and Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun are celebrating by embracing their cultural roots. Marking this significant year in Mayan culture the resorts are planning daily activities designed to introduce guests to Mayan history and culture and, of course, entertain guests staying with us from November 22 to December 21! 

This month-long celebration includes a classic Mayan buffet dinner on the beach complete with specialties such as spiced hot cocoa and empanadas, Mayan fire shows, stargazing events, Mayan-style cooking classes and much more.  Guests of Now Sapphire can even experience an ancient ritual at the spa, Temazcal.  This healing ritual will leave the participants “reborn” spiritually by releasing the mind, body and soul of stresses and toxins. Visit the Spa by Pevonia at Now Sapphire to book an appointment for this special treatment.

Our Explorer’s Clubs for Kids at Now Jade and Now Sapphire are planning exciting Mayan-themed activities and arts and crafts too. Teenagers staying at Now Sapphire can also enjoy special events at the Core Zone Teens Club! Each resort will have its own schedule, so be sure to ask your concierge for the schedule upon your arrival at the resorts. All of the special Mayan events are included in your  Unlimited-Luxury® experience!

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Aloha, Football Fans

Calling all football fans! You don’t have to miss the big game while you are staying with us. The NFL Pro Bowl is coming up on January 29th and the Now Entertainment Teams are getting ready for tailgating and viewing parties on the beach! The 2012 Pro Bowl will broadcast from the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

This is an exciting annual game that challenges the best players of the American Football League and the National Football League. Now Jade and Sapphire Riviera Cancun and Now Larimar Punta Cana will be serving up your favorite American tailgating food such as hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn and potato chips.

Our Entertainment Teams are also gearing up for Super Bowl XLVI on February 5th . Cheer on your favorite team while watching the game on a large screen on the beach. Imagine the sand at your feet and our staff serving cold drinks during the game.

We can’t wait to cheer our favorite NFL players with you. See you soon.

Thanksgiving Festivities at Now Sapphire & Now Jade

Now Sapphire & Now Jade Riviera Cancun have an exciting line up of festivities for Thanksgiving tomorrow! Celebrating Thanksgiving is an American tradition with a day full of family, friends, food and football. Our guests will not be homesick with the fun activities that the Now Entertainment Team and the Explorer’s Club for Kids have planned.

If you are a football fan you can still cheer on your favorite team while on vacation. Now Sapphire & Now Jade will be playing three NFL games! The final game of the night will be shown on a big screen on the beach after dinner. The football viewing party will be complete with tailgate-themed snacks.

Thanksgiving Football Schedule

11:30 am – Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions -Now Jade at Scores Sports Bar and  at Now Sapphire at Eclipse

3:15 pm – Miami Dolphins vs. Dallas Cowboys – Now Jade at the Score Bar & Now Sapphire at Eclipse

7:20 pm – San Francisco Bay vs. Baltimore Ravens – Watch the game on a big screen on the beach at both resorts!

Football fans are not the only ones who can join the action this week.  The younger guests (ages 3-12) can take part in the Thanksgiving-themed activities at the Explorer’s Club for Kids. Both resorts stuffed their schedule with exciting activities including arts and crafts themed around Thanksgiving.  Now Jade Explorer’s Club will be making Thanksgiving cards and Now Sapphire is making Thanksgiving bracelets in their Explorer’s Club. The fun doesn’t stop there. There will also be games at the beach and in the pool to celebrate the holiday. Enjoy time with your friends and family while soaking up the Caribbean sun this Thanksgiving!

We wish all of your current, past and future guests a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Guests of Now Jade Release Baby Sea Turtles

Releasing baby turtles into their natural environment is a highlight for guests staying at Now Jade Riviera Cancun this time of year.  It is an amazing opportunity for guests of all ages to hold these precious turtles just before they are released. The turtle release program is part of our ongoing turtle conservation efforts.

Mother Caray Green Sea Turtles visit the beaches in the Riviera Maya to lay their eggs and as part of our environmental efforts we protect the nests until they hatch.  We also educate our guests on safety precautions that should be taken during the fragile sea turtle nesting months, May through October.  

Check out the photos below of the first guests of the season who released the turtles back into their natural habitat at Now Jade.

NFL Playoffs at Now Jade

It’s going to be an exciting weekend at Now Jade Riviera Cancun! Our Entertainment Team has an All-American tailgate and game watch planned for the NFL Playoffs this Sunday. The entire NFL football season has boiled down to just three more games and after this Sunday, we will know which two teams are going to the 2011 Superbowl!

The first football game begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday with Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears, followed by the New York Jets vs. Pittsburgh Steelers at 6:30 pm. We’ll have all the traditional tailgate food, beer and decorations to make the games even more fun.

Where will you be watching the games the NFL Playoffs and Superbowl? Next year, you should plan to spend it with us!

Here’s a sneak peek at what you expect:

Mayan Holidaze at Now Sapphire

We are so excited for the Mayan Holidaze group to arrive at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun this weekend. The events, sponsored by Cloud 9 Adventures, kick-off today, January 20th and will last until Sunday, January 24th.

Mayan Holidaze is a music lover’s dream. It’s a 4-night event combining music, tropical settings and Unlimited-Luxury® at Now Sapphire. Guests are traveling from near and far to hear some of their favorite bands play at our resort. They will get to spend time with the bands by day while swimming in the crystal clear waters and dance to their infectious beats by night under the starry skies.

So who is scheduled to perform at our resort? The Disco Biscuits, Umphrey’s McGee & STS9 will each perform two full shows plus an extended special set: Tractorbeam, an all-instrumental performance by the Disco Biscuits; Eliga la Musica, an all request set by Umphrey’s McGee and Axe the Cables, plus an acoustic set by STS9.

But the weekend isn’t just about music. Now Sapphire has six incredible restaurants that offer tastes from around the world. Our lively bars are the perfect place to sample, sip and taste just about anything your heart desires. There is also a variety of fun activities planned for Mayan Holidaze, including beachside yoga, tennis lessons, culinary classes, tequila tasting and more! This weekend is also the NFL playoffs, so we are planning to host a beachside tailgate for our guests to watch the games on the big screen!

To keep up with the latest event details, follow @MayanHolidaze and @NowResorts on Twitter. Let’s get this party started!

The Ultimate Tailgate on the Beach at Now Jade

When you go away, there is no reason to miss your favorite sporting events, especially Monday Night Football! At Now Jade Riviera Cancun, we show all of the NFL games at our resort. This week we teamed up with Philly Sportsradio 610 WIP to host The Ultimate Tailgate on the Beach!

Joe Conklin broadcasted live, while Paul Moore from Paddy’s Well provided the music for the event. Over 100 people showed up to watch the match-up between the Eagles and the Redskins.  The game was featured on a huge big screen overlooking the beach with all the tailgate-approved cocktails and food for our guests to enjoy.

The Eagles fight song could be heard up and down the beach every time the team scored. And with the Eagle’s score that game, it seemed like the song was played over, and over and over again! Luckily, the lone Redskins fan at the party was a good sport.

Check out some pictures from the Ultimate Tailgate Party below!