As winter tightens her icy grips early this year, it’s time to get away. If you are looking for something more, NIZUC Resort and Spa is the ultimate combination of sacred history and understated luxury.

Long known as a party destination, tropical Cancun now has a luxury side as well. In a location thought to have been used by Mayan astronomers, NIZUC’s developers have taken great pains to pay homage to that ancient culture while offering guests the ultimate respite from the modern world.

A quick 15-minute drive from Cancun’s International Airport, the 29-acre resort includes stunning access to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest in the world. Guests can enjoy kayaking, snorkeling, and paddle boarding, or they can choose to simply relax at one of the two pristine beaches (one of which is adult only) or five swimming pools. Architectural details evoke the ancient Mayan culture with accommodations including 274 suites and villas.

Activities include nearby Mayan ruins and archaeological sites, visiting the Underwater Art Museum, or enjoying a little golf at TPC Cancun. Tennis and fishing are also available but the big (literally) attraction is the 30,000 square foot ESPA spa. Indulge in specially-created therapies including the NIZUC Renewal treatment or the Mayan Cacao massage. The facility also includes hydrotherapy areas, indoor/outdoor treatment rooms, as well as a fitness center, salon and spa café.

If that’s not enough to make you feel truly pampered, try the international cuisine at NIZUC’s six world-class restaurants. It is nearly impossible to choose from the Mexican, Italian, Asian and Peruvian cuisines presented by the resort’s international team of master chefs. Café de La Playa offers breakfast and brunch, while La Punta Grill & Lounge serves up succulent seafood in a casual outdoor setting with views that can’t be beat.

Three bars and lounges offer some adult entertainment, while kids from 4-12 are entertained at the Winik’s Kids Club. Perfect for a romantic getaway, family vacation, or business trip, the resort also includes an 8500 square foot conference and events center complete with ballroom, conference rooms, and outdoor function spaces.

NIZUC Resort & Spa truly lives up to its philosophy of “A Mexican Spirit, A Mayan Soul.” Make your reservations now to enjoy the luxurious life, while wrapped in the warmth of the Mexican sun.