The Perfect Family and Couples Getaway Outside of Cancun
Azul Sensatori Resort is an all-inclusive, full-scale beach resort destination located just north of Playa del Carmen and 25 minutes south of Cancun International Airport. While this is not your typical Yellow Dog destination (the property has 438 suite-style rooms!) we feel it’s a great compliment to our diverse line-up of regional fishing lodges and a great destination for couples and families looking for a non-fishing package to add to the next trip to the Yucatan. The resort is divided between two zones – one for family and another for adults and couples. This allows for a diverse and customized vacation package that will literally make everyone happy. With five main swimming pools, a beautiful white-sand beach, and crystal clear waters just offshore, the location and amenities of the Sensatori Resort make this a perfect option for guests of all ages. The resort offers numerous non-angling activities, a world-class spa, six restaurants, swim-up bars, kids’ play facilities, and activities, evening family entertainment programs and numerous room configurations to create for the ideal arrangement for your stay. Sensatori Resort specializes in family and couple’s trips, as well as weddings, celebrating special occasions, hosting family reunions and corporate meetings and events.
Sensatori Resort offers several different levels of accommodations. The pool and beach-side rooms are perfect for couples and families with older children. The multi-room, upper-level Presidential Suites offer an upscale, spacious and very comfortable setting for families with kids. These suites also offer a private concierge service to ensure that all your needs are met during your stay. Concierge services include daily aromatherapy, VIP reservations at all the restaurants and the spa, personalized assistance with non-angling activities offered at the resort, and a private orientation of the entire resort property. For families with younger children, we can also arrange for a room directly next to the kids center, which has a splash pool, water slides, a shallow kiddy-pool, and a staffed indoor kids facility with games, a doll room, arts and crafts, video gaming center, climbing wall, and daily organized activities. In-room childcare can also be arranged quite easily.
Food and Beverages
The resort offers six main restaurants on site, three bars, and round-the-clock room service. American, traditional Mexican, Italian, seafood, and tapas-style cuisine are all offered at the restaurants that spread out throughout the property. When staying at Sensatori, any taste or dietary request can be accommodated. ‘The Spoon’ restaurant is perfect for families seeking a diverse buffet-style menu and is also a great place for breakfast with the kids. We strongly suggest the ‘Sienna Italian’ and the seaside ‘Zocolo Mexican’ restaurants for lunch and dinner. The ‘Zavas’ swim-up bar is popular for kid’s smoothies and adult beverages while lounging in the pool each day. There is also an adult only swim-up bar and pool for those seeking a more romantic setting or quieter atmosphere. In addition, the pools and beach cabanas offer full butler service for drinks and food throughout the day.
Typical Length of Stay
We suggest that families and couples add a few days at the Sensatori Resort to any of our Yellow Dog fishing packages located elsewhere in Yucatan. This is the perfect complement for non-anglers and anglers alike seeking to unwind before or after a fishing-focused trip and itinerary. Transfers between all of the lodges we work within the Yucatan can easily be arranged, as the resort is only 25 minutes from Cancun International Airport. It is also a perfect one-night option for those needing airport accommodations for early or late international flights.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
There are numerous concierge desks located throughout the resort that will accommodate your every need and can help with scheduling all types of activities and tours. Some of the non-angling activities offered on-site include world-class spa services, diving, and snorkeling, tennis, golf, jeep tours, Mayan ruins tours, shopping and tons of organized kids activities. The fitness center has all the machines you would expect from any gym in the US as well as a full-time trainer. The Xel-Ha Snorkel Adventure Park is only 45 minutes from Sensatori and is a great family activity for a full day. You can swim with dolphins and manatees, take a trip on a zip line, go cliff jumping, enjoy the all-inclusive restaurant and bars, or make the journey from an inland blue hole to the large crystal clear waters of the bay – waters that are teeming with colorful fish (including bonefish and permit).
Internet / Communications
Sensatori Resorts offers Wi-Fi throughout the resort property and in-room phones.
How To Get There
Fly to Cancun International Airport (CUN) where a ground transfer agent will drive you from the airport to the resort. This is not included in the package and rates usually run $50.00-$60.00 each way. Transfers between the resort and other fishing lodges are also easily arranged. Rates vary. Please contact Yellow Dog for more information.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
You may depart and arrive at any time as the resort is only 25 minutes from Cancun International Airport (CUN).
All U.S. citizens are required to have a valid passport that does not expire within six (6) months of trip dates. Please be sure that your passport has at least two blank, unstamped pages remaining in the back, and that it is not torn, delaminated, or damaged in any way. No visas or inoculation are required for U.S. citizens. A Mexican departure tax is payable at the airport when leaving Mexico. Some airlines include this as a prepaid part of your ticket.
Minors Travelling To Mexico Without Both Parents
If you are planning on traveling with minors, remember that all children under 18 years of age entering Mexico accompanied by only one parent or legal guardian must have a notarized letter of consent from the other parent stating the child/children have his/her permission to enter the country. Single parents need a notarized documentation of divorce decree or death certificate of spouse. Minors unaccompanied by either parent require a notarized letter of consent signed by both parents. Please visit the US Embassy in Mexico Website for more information.
Yellow Dog works directly with and recommends Kanna Travel. They can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact them at 855-739-3139 or [email protected] for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services, and trip insurance.
While Sensatori Resort is not a focused fishing destination, we have found snook and baby tarpon by fishing along the beach just to the north of the hotel property. It is best to target these fish early in the morning before the guests start to utilize the beach. We can also easily arrange for a day trip to Ascension Bay. The drive is roughly 2.5 hours each way.
Room rates vary between $200.00 and $350.00 per person, per night. This depends on the size of the room, the time of year, and the inclusions in the package (keeping in mind that pretty much everything is included once you arrive!) Please contact Yellow Dog for details and rates.
- All gratuities and service charges
- All meals at the on-site resort restaurant and via room service
- All beverages and bar
- Luxury lodging and accommodations
- Use of all resort amenities to include tennis, fitness center, access to the kids center, all pools, access to the beach, snorkeling equipment, nightly entertainment, room service, yoga, and planned resort activities
- Spanish and Mayan language lessons
- Baby amenities if needed (strollers, pack-and-plays, bottle warmers, baby bottles, baby bottle sterilizer, baby food, baby monitors, etc.)
- Concierge vacation and activity planning
What’s Not Included:
- Airport and lodge transfers (can easily be pre-arranged)
- Spa treatments, golf, snorkel and dive excursions
- Mayan ruin and other off-site tours
- Dining at the Senses Restaurant (the only restaurant on property not included in the all-inclusive package)
- Child care (easily arranged)