20 min from Cancun International Airport (CUN) surrounded by mangroves lies Hotel Azul Sensatori by Karisma. When you arrive you’ll understand immediately that this is a nice resort. The first you’ll meet is the security guard at the gate into the hotel area, then you drive up to the hotel, step out and into a nice lobby where they welcome you with a fine glass of sparkling wine and a cold cloth. Don’t worry about your luggage, they take care of it and bring it to your room.
Azul Sensatori is the first of the Azul resorts family. It’s rewarded as an AAA Four Diamond resort, and is officially a 5-star all gourmet inclusive resort.
The hotel was built in 2008 and have 438 rooms spread over 5 buildings.
Restaurants and bars
At this hotel you’ll find 6 different restaurants, all with their own theme. You’ll have Spoon the buffet world cuisine restaurant open for all meals during the day, the same goes for Zavaz; the caribbean restaurant and Zocalo the Mexican. In addition to these you can eat Italian at Siena, world cuisines at Tapaz or Avant-Garde Cuisine at one of the top 10 restaurants in Mexico; Le Chique. Read about the experience in this post.
They also have a bbq stand on the beach where you can enjoy your lunch.
In total there are 4 bars where 3 of them have a swim up section. The most special one have to be the mojito lounge with an impressive menu of 18 different specialty mojitos.
The great advantage of the Azul Senator is a part of Karisma chain is the Gourmet Inclusive program.
All meals and gourmet bites are included, and you can eat at any restaurant you want. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are of course included, and butlers serve you by the pool or at the room if you have swim-up suite.
In-room you have a minibar with beer, water and soft drinks, and they refill it once a day.
You’ll also get: 24 hour room service, complimentary Wi-Fi, daily and nightly activity program, full service concierge, hospitality desk, tennis courts, non-motorized water sports: paddleboat, kayak and snorkeling gear+++
We booked junior swim up suite, located in the adult only section. Right outside the room you have the lazy river and in-water beds, and it’s a short swim to get to the adult only pool with swim-up bar.
The room is not too fancy, but have some great features such as bathroom with double-sink, a delicate double bed, seating area and a Jacuzzi.
It’s also lots of storing space for clothes, and in-room we had tv, safe, minibar, multiple power outlets (also a few for international use), hairdryer, radio with docking and off course the possibility of boiling water to make a hot cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate.
It’s worth to mention that there was a drying rack outside on the wall, and also a clothesline in the shower.
The last photo is the premium section
Bringing your kids?
Available baby amenities include strollers, baby bath tubs, changing tables, baby monitors, cribs, play pens or pack n’plays, baby step stool, baby bath robes, bottle warmers & sterilizers. Azul Sensatori caters to kids and teenagers, with the Azulitos Playhouse and Extreme Breeze Teens Club. The exclusive Family & Friends Vacation Planner coordinates family reunion. Babysitting service.
Other things worth to mention
During the first days they want you to meet your personal concierge, who can help you with about anything.
If you want to pamper yourself then Vassa Spa is the right place to be. We can really recommend beachfront sky massage; the sound of waves crashing on the beach, the smell of the ocean and a delightful massage. Could it be better?
The hotel boasts three free-form swimming pools including an exclusive kids club pool and an adult only, in addition they also have a lazy river. Around the pool you’ll find Bali double beds, sun chairs and in-water beds. Fresh towels are available in stalls close to the pool.
The hotel also has options at an additional cost, f.ex: scuba diving trips, snorkeling trips, tours, spa service, romantic dinner on the beach, car rental, shuttle, money exchange, ATM, laundry, jewelry & gift shop+++
The Final Verdict
We absolutely love Azul Senator, and after visiting them the first time we already decided on our flight home that this is a hotel worth re-visiting, and so we did a couple years later.
The hotel area is always clean, they have a great staff, the food is really good and they make tasty drinks.
If we have to say one bad thing about the hotel it has to be the beach. Seaweed get washed up on the beach constantly since the hotel is so close to the reef. They do the best to keep the beach clean, so they remove it daily.