Azul Beach Riviera Maya is a dream resort.  I love the fact that there are resorts out there for everyone. And this is a perfect resort for those looking for a small and intimate resort experience.

I recently had the opportunity to stay at Azul Beach Riviera Maya, a 5-star resort in Mexico. This family-friendly resort has 148 rooms and is super small and compact.

I loved that I could walk from one end of the resort to the other in less than 5 minutes. And if I forgot something in my room (which I always do), it only took me a minute to get there and retrieve my forgotten item. This is the beauty of staying at a boutique resort.

One of the things I loved most about this Gourmet Inclusive Resort is that the small size did not mean that it lacked services or amenities. With restaurants, pools, multiple bars, and daily activities, there was always something to do if I wanted, or if I just wanted to read my book, I could!

What I found most impressive about this resort was the quality of everything. The a la carte restaurants including Latino (Southern American/Mexican) and Roma (Italian) – were all authentic to the cuisine that they served.

By day 2 all the staff greeted me with “Hello Ms. Power.”

By day 3, the bartending staff were familiar with my drink order and had it ready before they even asked me if I wanted a drink.

Pool Drinks as Azul Beach Riviera Maya

Pool Drinks as Azul Beach Riviera Maya

As for my kids, the experiences that they had were never-ending.

On day 1 we enjoyed the Nickelodeon Orange carpet event.  The next day we enjoyed an amazing Character Breakfast with some of our favourite Nickelodeon characters including Sponge-Bob and Patrick.

Every day the kids club offered activities like soccer on the beach, pool games, pinata making, Spanish lessons…..the list just goes on!

In the evenings, there were always entertaining shows that appealed to the whole family.  As the resort is small and intimate, my children were able to make friends from around the world.

Nickelodeon Character Breakfast at Azul Beach Riviera Maya

Nickelodeon Character Breakfast at Azul Beach Riviera Maya

With the kids continuously being entertained, I was able to spend some time at the Vassa Spa without having to feel guilty that I wasn’t spending time with them.  This spa offered all the services that you would expect from a full-service spa.  My advice, book the Relaxation Ritual followed by a full body massage and facial (that’s what I did and it was phenomenal.)

To say this was a relaxing resort would be an understatement. Here are the top 5 reasons why I loved Azul Beach, Riviera Maya:

  1. That there was no pumping techno music at the pool
  2. I did not have to fight for a lounge chair or get up at 5 am to secure one
  3. That my kids could walk around freely without having to worry that they would get lost
  4. No line ups for restaurants or reservations required
  5. No pesky little wrist bands to mess up with my tan lines.

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*this is not a sponsored post.  All opinions are my own. **This resort has now rebranded to Margaritaville Island Reserve.  It no longer offers the Nickelodeon Experience.