Today I wanted to feature a really great family-friendly resort to kick of our 'Resort Spotlight' blog posts. Now Jade is an all-inclusive property located in Puerto Morelos, a quaint fishing town in the Riviera Maya. I love this location because it gets you out of Cancun but is still only about 20-25 minutes from the international airport. Here's a little map to show you exactly where it's located:
Now Jade is part of the Am Resorts brand which means that guests receive a lot(!) of fabulous all-inclusive amenities "without a wristband, and without an exception." Here's a list of the inclusions:
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
- Bottomless fruit juices and soft drinks
- Top-shelf spirits and premium beer, whenever you like
- Hip, cozy suites with the latest gadgets, including flat screen TVs
- In-suite mini bar refreshed daily with soft drinks, bottled water and beer
- Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
- Plush bathrobes and slippers
- 24-hour room service
- Pool and beach wait service
- Reservation-free gourmet restaurants
- Bars and lounges
- Endless daytime activities: deep sea diving*, golf*, kayaking, snorkeling, tennis, windsurfing* and more
- Nightly theme parties & live entertainment
- Explorer's Kids Club with supervised activities
- All taxes and gratuities
- * Available for an additional fee
Welcome to Now Jade. Here's the view as you step out of the main lobby doors.
An exterior view of the four-story buildings. All suites have wonderful pool, garden or ocean views.
I personally love the size of this resort. There are 550 suites, eight restaurants (including six which have gourmet a la carte menus) and six bars and lounges. 550 suites may seem too big or like it would get crowded during the busiest times, but the layout of the property makes for a very comfortable experience. You don't need to take a shuttle from one end of the resort to the other, but you are still offered plenty of variety and places to explore. Here's a link to view detailed info on all of the delicious dining options. My personal fav? Cin Cin, the adults-only eatery which features Mediterranean cuisine and a rich and luxurious atmosphere:
Whether you're a pool-lover or more a fan of the ocean, Now Jade offers it all... A sun-drenched private beach overlooking the Caribbean water, comfortable lounging options- check out the ample amount of beach palapas below!, three swimming pools (one for all, one for adults-only and one shallow pool for the kids-only too!) and of course, a swim-up bar. Here's a snapshot of all the options:
LOTS of space on the beach
Shallow pool for the kids
Grab a drink at the swim-up bar
I can't say enough about the comfortable accommodations at Now Jade. All rooms include a king bed or two double beds, a private balcony/terrace, a very roomy marble bathroom with double sinks and a dressing area, a jacuzzi for two and separate shower, alarm clock with iPod docking station, air conditioning, safety deposit box, in-room mini bar, flat screen with cable t.v. (by the way, many rooms have two tv's- one in the bedroom and one in the living area), a coffee maker, work desk, direct-dial phone, etc. Family suites are of course available as well if you need to house a larger clan.
My favorite part about these beds? The soft sheets! :)
Plush robes and slippers in every room
Here's the separate living area with a couch, desk, tv, entrance to the patio, etc. Notice the great welcome gift on the table: fresh fruit and a bottle of champagne!
Peek into the bathroom and closet area - So much storage space for a larger family here!
Our particular room was located in the Preferred Club section, which means it came with additional amenities you can read about here. This was definitely a nice add-on but truthfully, you would have a fabulous time at this resort regardless of whether this was in the budget or not. A couple Preferred Club aspects I enjoyed were our outdoor jacuzzi on the balcony and the complimentary internet access.
A morning view overlooking the pool and ocean from our balcony
In case you haven't guessed, I absolutely plan to return to Now Jade in the future! I really liked the balanced size of the resort, the all-inclusive amenities and comfortable rooms, the a la carte dining options (rather than serving exclusively buffet-style) and the great mix of beach lounging options + pool areas. The affordable and fair pricing of this resort is truly the icing on the cake! If you'd like to receive rates for a particular set of dates, email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'd be happy to help!
So loyal MTS blog readers, what did you think of our very first 'Resort Spotlight' blog? Does it make you feel more familiarized with this particular property? I sure hope so! There are LOTS more to come...