Unico 20 87 on the beautiful Riviera Maya is where we spent our amazing vacation. The 20 87 are the longitude and latitude, although it may be the other way around. It’s about an hour outside of Cancun, and the property is owned by the same people as the Hard Rock resorts. But it’s their latest upscale idea.
Oh boy is it up scale.
It’s new. It’s beautiful. Someone put a LOT of thought into how it looks and what their clients need. As you can see, the property is built in an arc so everyone has good access to the restaurants in the main building, the pools, and the beach. The buildings are narrow, so almost all the rooms are ‘good’ rooms with great views. Most of the ground floor rooms are ‘swim up’ rooms, with a little river area you can access right from your room. Many of the upper floors have enormous jacuzzi tubs on the balcony. This was ours.
The rooms are big and luxurious. The floors are textured concrete, I think. They look like stone, but they had a rougher texture. I didn’t ask anyone so I can’t say for sure. They were lovely and cool after coming in from the warm outside. There were heavily textured rugs around the seating area and bed. I think everything was designed to wear well in a hot humid environment, and yet still look and feel expensive.
I think the rest of the world uses some other size for ‘king sized bed’. We technically have a king sized bed at home, but this bed was possibly the most enormous I’ve ever slept in, much bigger than the one at home. We’re both big people, and we never touched at all when sleeping if we didn’t do it on purpose. The mattress was really deep. The sheets barely fit. It’s just the mattress on slats, but it’s so thick it was one of the more comfortable hotel beds I’ve ever slept on. No trouble with sleeping and the linens were soft and silky. And all the pillows you want. I requested extra.
But my actual favorite part of the room was the shower.
Textured floor so it isn’t quite so insanely slippery. Check. Bench for sitting on while I was my waist length hair and bask in endless warm water. Check. Shower wand and rainfall overhead fixture, check. You can’t see it, but it’s there. The shower wand fixture swiveled in multiple directions. The bath products were so fantastic I tried to bring them home. (The bottles are slightly too big, they didn’t make it through security.) I have permanent shower envy. I’d also like to point out the safety bar on the wall. Just in case. The water pressure was good and the wand head was adjustable. My favorite shower ever!
We didn’t take a picture, but the toilet closet was generously sized. I hate the ones that have 4.2 inches on either side of the commode and the door almost touches your knees. This one had plenty of space so it didn’t feel claustrophobic, even to me at my size.
There was bottled water everywhere. 2 bottles every morning in the bathroom to remind you not to drink the tap water. Half the in-room fridge was full of water. And then gatorade, wine, beer, and eventually the Fanta I requested. It was restocked every morning. There was a drawer of snacks just in case you needed a nibble instead of going out to one of the many amazing restaurant options or just calling room service.
I really liked the feeling of space. I had a nice bench to sit on at the end of the bed to put on my shoes or just to sit. The couch was firm so I didn’t have trouble getting up off it.
I talked to some managers. They put a lot of thought into making the place accessible to those with mobility issues. Except for the pool, I don’t think I climbed any stairs the whole time. The pool had wide stairs and a sturdy railing. My one very minor complaint was that with some of the distances, it would have been nice if there were a few more benches, maybe strategically placed so people could sit and watch the fountains. There were sun beds everywhere, but those are very low and hard to get off of. But other than that minor issue, I was able to get everywhere I needed to. They put a lot of effort into being accommodating. I would return here without question any time, and I definitely recommend it.
They were also particularly accommodating with the food. Which is up next.