The Westin Resort & Spa and The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort in Cancun
blend luxury and comfort along the ocean
BY BEATRICE BAISA
CANCUN-BOUND CLIENTS seeking a sophisiticated
seaside escape need to look no further than the
Westin’s Cancun properties.
Ocean Resort Villas
Overlooking a panoramic view of the ocean, the
home-away-from-home atmosphere of the
Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas is
perfect for families as well as couples.
The property currently has 329
villas with 200 more rooms scheduled
to be completed by Feb. 15. Each room
features Caribbean-influenced decorations and
furniture. The studio, one- and two-bedroom
villas are quite spacious with a private balcony and
the rooms come fully equipped with a kitchenette,
a microwave, a refrigerator, a coffee maker, a toaster, a blender, dinnerware, a washer and a dryer, a
Bose entertainment system with an LCD flat-panel
television, a pull-out queen sofa bed as well as
Westin’s Heavenly Beds. Unlike most hotels and
resorts in Cancun, the Westin Lagunamar allows
up to four adults in a room, which makes full use
of each villa. In addition, the property features free
Wi-Fi throughout the resort.
Other facilities available include a lounge area
and a teen recreation room equipped with Wi-Fi,
gaming systems, televisions and entertainment
to keep youngsters busy throughout the day. For
young adults, there are nearby trendy bars located
at La Isla. Lagunamar also has an on-site medical
facility for any unexpected mishaps.
The resort features three restaurants as well as
the Tierra Market, which offers everything needed
to prepare meals including fresh fruit, vegetables,
meats, pastas and wine. In addition, the Lagu-
namar offers a number of barbecue grills in the
outside pool area, Fuego, where guests can cook and
enjoy poolside lunches, dinners and parties. Grilling
supplies are also available at Tierra Market. I dined
at the Oceano restaurant for dinner where I was
introduced to the “superfoods” concept — the chef
hand crafts dishes that promote nutritious ingredi-
ents that are both delicious and good for you.
Left to right: The
The Westin Resort & Spa
Westin Resort & Spa
lobby; The Westin
The Lagunamar’s older sister property, the Westin
Resort & Spa, is conveniently located at the nearest end
of the hotel zone to the airport. This property features
lounge areas on the beach, four outdoor pools, the
luxurious Heavenly Spa, as well as countless water-sports, outdoor lighted tennis courts, a gym with
state-of-the-art equipment and nearby golf.
The 379-room property features spacious rooms
that come in eight classes from a Deluxe Room to a
Royal Beach Club Presidential Suite. Standard
amenities include a Westin Heavenly Bed, television
with satellite channels, Wi-Fi access, 24-hour room
service and more.
The Westin Resort & Spa also has three restau-
rants with three bars and a lounge. My favorite,
El Palmar, serves a breakfast buffet with a hearty
spread from continental breakfast items to local
Mexican cuisine. I also ate here for dinner and
enjoyed a filling three-course meal. The Place Bar
& Lounge is also a nice spot to relax with drinks
alongside the beautiful, breezy ocean.
Whether your clients are looking for
a long family getaway or just wanting
to spend a few nights in Cancun with a
touch of luxury, the Westin Lagunamar
and the Westin Resort & Spa are sure to
meet expectations. ■
THE DETAILS: Westin Lagunamar Ocean
Resort Villas ( www.westinlagunamar.com); Westin
Resort & Spa ( www.westincancun.com).
For the writer’s account
of snorkeling Cancun’s
visit Travel Age West.
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