By Jenny McClintock


Unico 20.87 is a must-visit.

I joined a group of 8 visiting in September 2020.  The group was larger when we started to plan this trip, but Covid deterred a few to join. We had lots of exciting milestones amongst our friends and wanted to celebrate big. Of course, there was an uneasiness to travel out of the country during a global pandemic, but once we got to the resort it was as if a weight was lifted.      

Albeit our flights were packed, the airlines followed all the required protocols, and everyone seemed to be doing their part. I love seeing those TSA bins getting cleaned – hope that new procedure stays around! Once we landed in Cancun, the waiting area for transportation was a little too crowded for my comfort so we tried to distance as much as possible.

We booked a private shuttle to the resort, which I highly recommend, even NOT during a global pandemic. The resort was about an hour away, but we ordered a few welcome drinks in the shuttle so that helped pass the time!

Once at the resort, every employee was wearing a mask and we were separated from other guests during the check-in process. The resort really did a phenomenal job of constantly cleaning and adhering to the 6 ft rule.

The only items we noticed were affected due to COVID was the swim-up bar was closed, no buffet style, one restaurant only served breakfast and lunch – closed for dinner – but had so many other amazing choices so that was not a big deal.

The nightclub was closed and most everything else closed by 11 pm.  The hotel still offered a ton of activities that were COVID safe.

The food at this resort is beyond amazing. I have been to several all-inclusive properties and the food at UNICO blew them away. I am not a fan of buffets, so I did not miss that all.  We had one couple who had never done an all-inclusive and we advised them that they are now ruined to compare to others – the bar was set VERY high.

We were spread out on room types – depending on preference. We had oceanfront, swim-up, and oceanview…everyone loved their rooms. I did oceanfront which was unbelievable – worth the upgrade for sure!  

Traveling to Mexico during this difficult time was everything and more than we hoped it would be, but we also realized once there that the country/employees we so desperately struggling, and I am glad we did our part to help rebuild tourism in Mexico.    

Unico 20.87 Riviera Maya’s 5-star adults-only resort set on the stunning white beaches of Riviera Maya, UNICO 20°87° immerses guests in the culture of the region, from the locally-inspired cocktails and cuisines to the art in the rooms. Three unique pools and holistic spa and wellness center drive home a sense of relaxed luxury, while exciting pop-up events insert a touch of spontaneity into the experience. 


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