Extending your stay in Mexico?

I know we blogged recently about one of our favorite ports of call, Playa Del Carmen. Well, we loved it so much we decided to go back and explore this awesome town a little longer.

On our recent trip back to explore Playa we stayed at the NOW Jade Resort, it was a beautiful, well maintained resort and had gorgeous landscaped grounds! Upon arrival you are greeted with champagne and coconut scented towelettes, we upgraded to the “Preferred Club” a section of the hotel reserved for Preferred guests only. We were directed to the preferred club lounge for check-in where a lovely spread of breakfast pastries, cheeses and other items were waiting. We arrived early so our rooms weren’t available, but we planned on that situation and brought our bathing suits in our carry-ons, so we quickly changed and headed to the pool and sun.

There are 2 pools at NOW Jade, one being for adults only, “the quiet pool” and the other a winding pool with bridges, pool volleyball and all guests are allowed. We mostly enjoyed the adults only pool, it was a beautiful pool with a pergola on one side with over-the-water hammocks and an infinity end that seemed like it dropped right into the ocean. We did venture over to the larger, active pool on occasion for a change of scenery. NOW Jade is an all-inclusive resort so other than when we were in Playa, we just ate our meals at the resort. Normal All-inclusive fare, large buffet with a good selection for all meals, as well as 7 specialty restaurants to choose from. The Italian and Japanese, Teppanyaki, were our favorites. I would rate this hotel a 7 out of 10.

We are both sun and beach lovers and we surely got our fill, but the reasoning for staying here was to travel back to our favorite port Playa Del Carmen. We took a taxi into town every chance we got, unfortunately the only negative about NOW Jade that it is a 30 min taxi ride from Playa, had we known that it was that far we might have chosen a resort closer. Nevertheless, we had an amazing time and are counting the days till our next cruise stop in our favorite little town, Playa Del Carmen!

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