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UNICO 20° 87° – Riviera Maya, Mexico: ‘Intimate, immersive and truly personalised’

Set course for Mexico’s Caribbean coast and enjoy an authentic stay at the adults-only Unico 20˚N 87˚W Hotel Riviera Maya.

By Will Stroude

Located in paradise — also known as Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula — Unico 20°87° offers a truly immersive stay that brings a sense of regional celebration into every aspect of the guest experience. With an open-minded atmosphere, this adult-only hotel ensures that all guests – straight or LGBT+ – feel welcomed and looked after. Providing the perfect base for same-sex couples wanting an intimate and truly personalised escape, Unico offers relaxed luxury with an “Unlimited Inclusions” programme that spans fine dining, spa treatments*, fitness* and sports activities*, immersive off-site excursions* and golf*.

The hotel proudly pays homage to regional Yucatan dishes with a rotating chef concept at Cueva Siete restaurant headed-up by acclaimed Executive Chef Christian Bravo. Celebrating Mexico’s culinary diversity and indigenous ingredients, menus take guests on an edible tour of the country with dishes rooted in tradition and an Executive Mixologist that infuses local flavours to craft specialty cocktails.

Guests can also indulge with unlimited selected spa and beauty treatments* at the exclusive Esencia Wellness Centre with therapies such as the Esencia Signature Massage, the Sun Relief Wrap and the Volcanic Stones Massage available at no additional cost. Following the wellness theme, guests can also take advantage of a holistic fitness programme offering personal training, therapeutic meditation and beach front yoga sessions.

To truly highlight authentic Mexico, Unico 20°87° encourages guests to get off property and explore with a series of inclusive tours* that provide the opportunity for guests to fully immerse themselves in the local landscape. From guided tours of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza, to swimming with dolphins and dining in a lagoon beneath starlit skies, guests can now choose from several packages that have been tailored to showcase the very best of this Mexican paradise – all inspired by the natural wonder and majesty of the local region.

As a member of the Leading Hotels of the World curated collection, which is comprised of the world’s most ‘uncommon luxury hotels’, UNICO 20°N 87°W has been recognised for its authenticity, its unique design and its ethos of drawing on the heritage of its surroundings. Whether spending their time relaxing in a private cabana next to the pool or heading off property to explore – guests will still head home with a true sense of Mexico and the Riviera Maya.

Luxury is apparent on arrival at the hotel and on entering the custom scented lobby, its inspiring design and acute attention to detail make many guests immediately reach for their phone to capture the moment. Access to the UNICO 20°N 87°W App is granted immediately, allowing digital interaction with the hotel and its staff. Every touch point on the app has been curated with an extraordinary list of unique features and personalised options; from arranging when housekeeping visits, to allowing guests to order a dirty martini with two olives to be delivered straight to their lounge chair by the pool. Each guest is allocated their own Anfitrión, which acts as a personal go to for any individual needs as well as offering a direct and authentic connection to the destination and its hidden gems. 

And if love is in the air, the pristine beaches of Riviera Maya make for a stunning backdrop to saying “I do.” Same-sex marriage was first recognised in Mexico in 2010, so the planning process is simple and a dedicated team will create the perfect with personalised details and artful touches inspired by the locale. Renowned wedding designer Marylen Exposito, who personally helps with the design of all ceremonies, will use her exceptional eye for detail to curate a chic, elegant day that covers the smallest of requests. With three experiential wedding packages to choose from, couples can have their take on the classic beach wedding with the ‘Riviera Maya Experience’, enjoy a culturally infused ceremony that provides a deeper level of personalisation with the ‘One-of-a-Kind Experience’ or opt for an elevated luxury experience that weaves in the hotel’s Proud Local spirit with the ‘20˚87˚ Experience’.

The summer months provide the perfect time to indulge in a luxury holiday and as an adults’ only property, same sex couples can enjoy a tranquil, private stay that affords them quality time together without judgement. Whether it’s spending time relaxing in a private cabana next to the pool or heading off property to explore; Unico 20°87° caters for every need.

Kenwood Travel is offering a seven night stay at Unico 20°N 87°W from just £1,619 per person, including a saving of up to 36%. This price is based on two adults sharing an Alcoba swim up room on an all-inclusive basis and direct, return flights from London Gatwick. To book visit or call 0207 749 7202.

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*These select ‘UNICO 20°N 87°W Inclusions’ are available to all guests for a 20% service fee only