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On a nice beach outside Puerto Morelos, a 25-minute drive south from Cancun International Airport
The Now Sapphire is located on a white-sand beach outside Puerto Morelos, a small, laid-back town known for its beaches and reefs. There’s not much in the immediate neighborhood, except other resorts and beautiful beaches, but this somewhat remote location offers quiet nights and a romantic ambiance.
Puerto Morelos is located halfway between booming Cancun and trendy Playa del Carmen. The area serves as a perfect compromise for anyone looking for Cancun's stunning beaches, sans the hordes of tourists, and is close to wonderful snorkeling spots, impressive reefs, and great cenotes (inland freshwater pools).
The 496-room Now Sapphire is a sprawling complex directly on a white-sand beach outside Puerto Morelos. The property features the standard Cancun resort amenities -- free non-motorized water sports, a wide array of dining options, a pleasant spa with various treatment options, and an impressive pool. Suites are massive (starting at 520 square feet) and feature elegant, contemporary decor, marble floors, and up-to-date amenities such as flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. However, it’s far from tourist attractions, and Wi-Fi fees can leave guests feeling nickel-and-dimed.