My family just spent a glorious week at the Cabo Azul for my father's 75th birthday.
This was our first time taking a trip like this as a family, and my own first time to Mexico.
For our stay we had two of the villa rooms which were two bedroom two bathroom, dining area, kitchen and balcony.
The rooms are amazing, simply put. Beautiful simple white walls with striking dark wood accents in the paneling on the ceiling, the couch, the coffee table etc. The rooms were omg gorgeous.. lovely lighting, ceiling fans, cozy beds and bedding as well as a two person tub right in the room. The bathrooms were equally beautiful with nice deep showers with pretty tile work.
The resort itself was amazing and CLEAN.. we were so amazed by the level of cleanliness around the hotel, through the halls, everywhere. The rooms were kept in immaculate condition each day by housecleaning and they would even get the dishwasher washing for us so that we had clean dishes when we'd come back from a day out.
The pools were dazzling day and night.. we enjoyed several night dips as the pool was open till 10:30. The beach chairs were always kept clean and each feature their own covers which are soft on the red skin (which many people including myself left Mexico with). The little oval day beds nestled around the pool were very welcome as well for lounging and I even fell asleep in one during the afternoon.. hey I wasn't the only one. ;)
The other great thing was that almost every night there was some kind of activity in the evening.. each Monday they have a limbo night out on the beach which includes dinner and music, and also they feature things like Salsa dancing with I thought was really great.
I can also comment on the spa as my wife and sister and myself all had services there. The staff were very helpful and professional and really catered to anything we needed. I got a signature massage which was wonderful, as well as a pedicure. The relaxation room features a whirpool, cold bath, sauna, personal showers etc. When I went there wasn't really anyone else around on the mens side so it was very cool to "have the place to myself".
Our first night we went to Javier's for dinner and I was very impressed by the excellent service and great drinks and food.. very authentic Mexican cuisine in a beautiful setting overlooking the beach.. what could be better? Also, the Flor de Noche poolside restaurant was very good.. besides serving the pool with yummy drinks they also have a nice little menu, perfect for quick bites or a lunchtime snack.
The location is very great too as right across the street from the hotel are a couple nice shops including a cute little taco place, a coffee joint, as well as a cool rock restaurant.. we ate there one night and they have a good selection of burgers and pizza (but pizza is not for delivery.. we found that out when we wanted to order to our room and they only serve personal size pizzas)
The ONLY thing we found annoying was that when we first arrived, we got roped into the concierge area where they tried to sell on a bunch of activities and stuff.. after hours worth of flights and travel, we just wanted to get our keys and take our stuff to our rooms.. plus we had my younger niece with us and we were all tired.. I would have wished that we could have been granted access to our rooms first prior to the sales attempt.
Otherwise, there is really not anything bad to say about this place.. I would go back in a heartbeat. Though I haven't been to any other resorts in the area, my wife ended up going to the Barceló which is a ways down all of a couple months prior and she said that Azul is way better, from the food to the service etc.
Hope you found this review and the photos helpful!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.