Cancun’s new all-inclusive
By Susan Barlow
CANCUN — Caribbean Journal recently got an inside look at the new Hyatt Ziva Cancun, the newest Cancun all inclusive resort and the latest addition to Hyatt’s growing all-inclusive portfolio in the region.
The family-friendly resort bills itself as the region’s only hotel surrounded on three sides by the Caribbean Sea.
The property has a total of 547 rooms, all of which are suites, although there are 15 room categories ranging from basic 483-square-foot suites with garden views to the 4,381-square-foot Hyatt Club Level presidential suite.
The food is equally diverse, with nine restaurants and six bars and lounges, including an Italian “cucina” a French brasserie and an Asian sushi and teriyaki restaurant — that’s along with fare like a diner called Chevy’s and Mexican eateries like Habaneros.
And it’s the little things that really stand out — the microbrewery, the pasteles dessert shop, the coffee shop, the little details that take ordinary all-inclusive offerings and raise the bar.
The amenities are wide, from three infinity pools (including an adults-only pool) to the Caribbean’s only on-site resort microbrewery, Tres Cervezas, offering artisan beer and an on-site brewmaster; there is also a soon-to-debut dolphin pool.
We really liked the concept of the microbrewery — something more Caribbean resorts should try; this one also servds food — we really enjoyed the brewery’s wings, which were definitely worth the trip.
All in all, this is a very beautiful hotel and set on a very nice strip of beach in Cancun. It’s a welcome, creative addition to the Caribbean’s all-inclusive sector.
Some of the particular standouts
Tres Cervezas, the microbrewery
El Mercado, the buffet restaurant
The lobby bar, Saasil
Juana Margarita, the tequila sampling bar
Casa del Cafe, a great coffee spot
Nightlife, particularly good for an all-inclusive