I visited Now Sapphire in Riviera Maya this month. I was there in June and wanted to go back and check it out. The hotel since June has had a lot of “soft” renovations such as new beach and pool chairs and new bedding. It looks GREAT!
Now Sapphire has a fabulous open-air lobby, which is great for sitting, reading or having a drink. The lobby is the center of the theatre, lobby bar and all of the dining.
The biggest attraction of this hotel is the amazing pool! It is huge. It has quiet sections for lounging and of course the swim up bar “fun” section. Now Sapphire also has a very long white sand beach — completely picturesque.
They also have an activities pool. When I visited, they were having scuba diving lessons. How fun!
They have a great Explorer’s Kids Club, which I know my son would love. With their own kid size chairs and playground. It is fenced in and just adorable.
You can also upgrade to the Preferred Club for upgraded amenities and the Preferred Club also has a private adults only / quiet pool complete with Bali beds! If you are traveling without the kids, or plan on using the Explorer’s Kids Club, this is a great option to consider.
The hotel is very walk-able. It is big but not one of the mega-resorts of Riviera Maya. Overall the hotel has a very Aztec/ Spanish influence unlike Now Jade, which is more of a modern feel. When you step into this hotel, you know you are in Mexico.
It is less than a 30-minute drive from the airport and just north of Puerto Morelos, a cute little fishing village / town with a few shops, Catholic church and beautiful beach.
At Now Sapphire, there are no dining reservations, no towel cards and no wristbands, which is an overall vacation convenience. The food and service were also excellent.
Check out Apple Vacations Facebook Photo album for photos of Now Sapphire.