AUTHOR: Liz Moran, Weddings Supervisor
As a Travel Advisor, I am lucky enough to travel throughout the Caribbean & Mexico multiple times each year, and one of the resorts that sticks out as one of my favorites is Unico 20˚87˚!
Unico 20˚87˚ is located in the Riviera Maya area of Cancun (which means you fly into the Cancun airport – code: CUN), about an hour away from the airport and 30 minutes from both Playa del Carmen and Tulum.
Stepping into the lobby at Unico 20˚87˚ immediately gives you an idea of the type of vacation you will have – beautiful furnishings, unique accents (and the relaxing aromatherapy), and personalized service that begins at the check-in process.
Unico 20˚87˚ is an all-inclusive, adults-only property and your stay includes:
- 5-star adults-only accommodations with all meals & beverages
- In-room minibar stocked according to preference
- Custom-scented amenities
- Five unique restaurants + five bars with a devoted mixology program plus 24-hr room service
- Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi
- Poolside and beachside service including snacks and beverages
- Land and water sports
- Fitness Center with a visiting instructor program
- Daily and nightly events
- A dedicated Local Host to assist during your stay
- Pillow & Aromatherapy menu
- And more!
After your check-in process is complete, you’ll be taken to your room if it’s ready (and even if not, you are free to enjoy the resort until it is!). The resort has Ocean View, Ocean Front, and Swim Up rooms and they each come furnished with one king bed or two double beds; bathroom with rain showers and hand showers, double sinks, and bath amenities; one of the most comfortable bathrobes you will find at an all-inclusive resort; blow dryer (and flat iron upon request!); all wrapped up in a room with modern-rustic décor and local art pieces.
Once you’re ready to enjoy the resort, you will have three pools, five restaurants, and five bars to choose from – each with a different feel! But the one thing that unites the entire property is their incredible staff. You can expect wonderful service when staying at Unico 20˚87˚, from the pool butlers to the waiters to the housekeeping staff, every staff member at Unico 20˚87˚ will go and beyond to make sure your vacation is nothing short of amazing!
I found my trip to Unico 20˚87˚ to be one of the most relaxing vacations I’ve ever been on and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a comfortable getaway or a romantic honeymoon!
Interested in learning more about Unico 20˚87˚? Here are my Top 6 Tips for when staying here!
Utilize your Local Host!
All guests are assigned a Local Host (concierge) that will help you throughout your stay – utilize them! They are there to help make sure your stay is as wonderful as it can be. Your Local Host can help arrange dining reservations (highly recommended!), spa appointments, excursions, and more!
While on property, your host can easily be reached via the app “WhatsApp”. We highly recommend downloading this before you go so you can reach out to your host via WhatsApp whenever you have questions or need their assistance.
Leave your Hat at Home!
If you look around your room, you’ll find that there are two straw hats – these are for you to use during your stay and take home with you!
What’s more, you’re able to have your hats custom painted with your name, cute phrases, a small image – all for free! Hat painting is done on the main lawn from 11am-5pm on Wednesdays and returned to your room once dry.
Try all the Restaurants You Can!
All the restaurants at Unico 2087 are amazing! I highly recommend trying each one if you can!
Breakfast can be found at 2087 Restaurant and Mi Carisa, or you can order room service!
For Lunch, I recommend visiting 2087 Restaurant or if you don’t want to move from your prime spot by the pool or on the beach, you can order food such as chips & guacamole, ceviche, burgers, fries, salad, and more from your poolside/beachside waiter!
Dinner gives you a lot more in the way of culinary experiences and your Local Host will likely arrange your dinner reservations. Try to hit up every restaurant for dinner if you can! The restaurants are:
- Mi Carisa (Italian)
- 2087 Restaurant (a la carte)
- Cueva Siete (modern Mexican)
- Mura House (Japanese & teppanyaki)
My personal recommendation is to have dinner around 7 or 7:30pm, just because it’ll give you some more time to unwind and relax after a long day in the sun and enough time to get ready for dinner.
While not all the restaurants have a dress code, some of them do! In order to avoid any faux pas, I recommend following the dress code for all restaurants.
BREAKFAST & LUNCH
OK To Wear: Sun dresses, elegant sandals, t-shirts and skirts, long pants, formal Bermuda shorts, polo shirt, sleeved t-shirt, sandals, tennis shoes, shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops. (if you wear your swim trunks or swimsuit, make sure to wear a t-shirt/beach cover up on top!)
Not Recommended: Swimming trunks, bikinis, swimsuits, tank tops, sleeveless shirts, baseball caps or any type of hat.
OK To Wear: Dresses, skirts, long pants, shoes, Capri pants, elegant sandals, long pants, collared shirts, nice shorts, sleeved t-shirts, casual shoes.
Not Recommended: Swimming trunks, bikinis, swimsuits, tank tops, sleeveless shirts, baseball caps.
And lastly, if you’re not in the mood to venture out and see other people, you can always order room service! Unico 20˚87˚ makes it super easy to order room service through their app. Everything from breakfast to afternoon snacks to their famous churros is delicious – make sure to give it a whirl!
Live It Up at the Pools!
If you’re an early riser and get up around 7 or 8 in the morning, head down to the main pool or beach and snag a couple of chairs! You can “reserve” your spot by leaving a beach bag, book, or hat on the bed (just make sure the hat is heavy enough so that it doesn’t fly away), and no one will take your spot!
There are pool butlers and beach butlers who set everything up and will get you towels and stuff for your pool/beach chairs (so you don’t have to go searching for towels). If you would like to rent a Bali Bed, you can do so at an additional cost (your Local Host can help you with this).
Feeling thirsty? Those same pool & beach butlers are also there to make sure that you always have a drink in your hand. Hunger starting to hit you? No worries – you can order snacks through the app and your butler will bring it right to you!
Daily & Nightly Entertainment
During the day, the Unico Activities Team can be found around the 208 pool inviting guests to partake in some of their activities. While COVID has caused them to suspend many of their daily activities, they still have some fun things for guests to partake in, such as pool fitness and spin classes.
The resort also offers paddleboards and kayaks that you can take out free of charge to explore the waters on your own.
At night, the Palmera Lounge and Bar Balam are the hubs of evening activities. Due to COVID, evening shows might not be scheduled, but you are still able to hang out and enjoy the music with any friends you make!
Take Advantage of the Photo-ops!
Take lots of pictures! Unico has so many fun little spots around the property to take a vacation photoshoot – snap pictures to your heart’s desire!
BONUS TIP: Download the App!
Download the Unico 2087 app! Here you can find the hotel’s general information, resort map, activities schedule, restaurant & room service menus, and more! The app is called “UNICO2087” in the iPhone app store.