UNICO 20°87°

by Jennifer Doncsecz

Built in 2017 and named after its coordinates (20 degrees north and 87 degrees west) UNICO 20.87 Hotel in the Riviera Maya is located 75 minutes south of the Cancun airport.  This trendy boutique hotel is perfectly positioned between Playa Del Carmen and Tulum and overlooks the Caribbean Sea.  Unico 20.87 is an adult-only, all-inclusive resort that provides a uniquely immersive experience that connects you to local culture, cuisine, and regionally sourced decor.

Unico has 3 pools (including 2 swim-up bars), 5 restaurants, and 4 bars.  Upon arrival, every guest is provided with a local host, which assists in planning personalized daily activities.  Your stay at Unico includes select tours, spa treatments, and unlimited golf for only a small service fee.  Unico’s entertainment at night features live muralists, salsa dancing, mentalists, and local musicians.  Their main lounge, Bar Balam, gives off a comfy, living room experience with mixologists that create locally inspired crafted cocktails.    Surrounding the pools are cabanas and beds suspended above the water, which allows for perfect lounging.  Although you will not find pool games and water aerobics, you can enjoy posh pool parties or float around in their quirky inflatables.  Beyond the main pool is a picture-perfect beach with an endless coastline, beach chairs, and palm trees.    

The rooms at Unico 20.87 are modern and sophisticated yet rustic and natural. The decor is all locally produced, highlighting the craftsmanship and honoring the beautiful Mexican artistry.  The room amenities include a fully stocked mini-bar, Nespresso machine, 24-hour room service, flat-screen TV, free wifi, and bathrobes that feel like comfy sweatshirts.  Rooms on the ground floor feature swim-up pools, and all of the balcony rooms have outdoor jacuzzi tubs.  As an added perk, every room comes with complimentary sun hats.

Enhancing your experience is Unico 20.87’s distinctive app.  This app allows you to request turndown service, make dining and spa reservations, and highlights your daily schedule, including the entertainment, live music, and rotating menus.

 Beyond the modern amenities, hip surroundings and incredible food are the gracious, friendly, and service-driven staff.  Above all else, the service at Unico 20.87 raises the bar and truly sets this resort apart from the hundreds of all-inclusive resorts in the Mayan Riviera.   

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