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Now Jade Riviera Cancun 4.0

Puerto Morelos, Mexico

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  • Modern suites with dark wood furniture and vibrant color scheme
  • 1,400-square-foot Family Suites ideal for guests with children
  • Chic spa has marble floors and sleek furnishings
  • 3 pools include an infinity pool and quiet pool for adults only
  • Modern, spacious fitness center
  • 7 restaurants (including an adults-only option) and a cafe
  • 6 bars (2 only open to Preferred Club guests)
  • Tranquil location in family-friendly, laid-back Puerto Morelos
  • 24-hour room service, 24-hour concierge service


  • Beach is smaller and less impressive than others in the area
  • Sprawling layout of the resort makes getting around a chore
  • Pesky timeshare sales people can be pushy
  • Some complaints of mosquitos
  • Wi-fi fees (except Preferred Club members)

Bottom Line

The Now Jade Riviera Cancun is a 550-room megaresort that manages to be both family-friendly and romantic. The hotel's location in low-key Puerto Morelos helps, while its chic spa and unique decor distinguish the resort from its competitors in nearby Cancun. Also, the adults-only pool here is not restricted to Preferred Club guests, which sets this hotel apart from sister property Now Sapphire. All units are suites with ample space (especially the bathrooms), and the use of a vibrant color palette helps avoid the dreaded "generic hotel" vibe. The private Jacuzzi tubs are also a nice touch, with many located on outdoor balconies. The biggest drawback is the beach, which is smaller and less impressive than many others in the area.

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As far as location goes, Now Jade Riviera Cancun has the best of both worlds. It's relatively secluded, but still only a very short drive away from downtown Puerto Morelos. The restaurants, shopping, and nightlife here are widely considered to be more authentic and less wild than that of Cancun to the north.

Puerto Morelos is a former fishing village located halfway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. The area serves as a perfect compromise for anyone looking for Cancun's stunning beaches without the hordes of tourists. The impressive reefs just offshore attract a fair share of divers, and many come to take a dip in the inland cenotes (massive sinkholes filled with crystal clear groundwater). The laidback vibe of the area makes it great for spending a day lounging or exploring without the fear of having to deal with packs of rowdy spring breakers.

Riviera Maya is the section of Caribbean coastline stretching between Cancun in the north and Tulum in the south. The beaches and the nightlife are the main draws here, and though plenty of visitors never leave their mega-resort, some of Mexico's best Mayan ruins are a short drive away.

  • 30-minute drive from Cancun International Airport
  • 2-minute drive to Puerto Morelos
  • 36-minute drive to Playa del Carmen
  • 40-minute drive to downtown Cancun
  • 1-hour-12-minute drive to the Mayan ruins at Tulum

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Unidad 26, Mz. 20, Lote 1-1, SM. 3, Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya 77580, Mexico

Room Types

  • Family Suite
  • Ocean Front Junior Suite
  • Ocean View Junior Suite
  • Preferred Club Governor's Suite
  • Preferred Club Ocean Front Suite
  • Preferred Club Ocean View Suite
  • Tropical View Junior Suite

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