Once a base station for Mayan astronomers and a presidential retreat for world leaders, NIZUC Resort & Spa, which opened in March 2013, offers a 29-acre private beachfront escape for international travelers just 15 minutes from the Cancun Airport on the secluded Punta Nizuc. Numerous artistic talents collaborated to create a destination that fuses a uniquely modern sensibility with an essentially Mayan ethos – a perfect blend of site-specific architecture and design that is evident throughout the property’s 274 suites and villas, as well as its meticulously appointed public areas. The resort’s extensive collection of amenities enable guests to customize their daily experience to range from sunning at one of the multiple pools (Adults Only and Family Friendly) to indulging at one of the six world-class restaurants including Mexican, Peruvian, Italian, Asian and a beachside Grill. Or simply rejuvenating at the 30,000 square foot ESPA facility complete with male and female hydrotherapy areas and 10 indoor/outdoor treatment rooms. For the more active set, paddleboards and kayaks await on the beach, while two on-site tennis courts and the nearby Riviera Cancun Golf & Resorts are ready to test their skills. No matter the activities chosen, guests are guaranteed to commune with nature. Set within a paradise of protected mangroves and lush local foliage facing the white sands of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef – the second largest coral reef in the world – NIZUC boasts two secluded white sand beaches and is surrounded by the region’s natural wonders, archeological sites and amazing attractions including the world’s first Underwater Art Museum. NIZUC is a place to enjoy the luxe life where the warmth of the Mexican spirit envelopes each guest upon arrival and extends to every interaction from that point forward.