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Azul Fives by Karisma - Gourmet All-Inclusive Multi-Bedroom Family Resort


Azul Fives by Karisma takes the Gourmet Inclusive® vacation for families, couples sharing accommodations and especially multi-generational families to the next level - the highest level. At ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION we often receive requests for large spacious accommodations - multi-room type arrangements like condo's or multi-bedroom suites. Well we all know that those are few and far between in the all-inclusive market. Not anymore. Azul Fives has addressed this market with the highest degree of quality possible. Yet remarkably Azul Fives delivers the ambiance, spa, upscale accommodations, gourmet cuisine, personalized pampering and nightlife that couples and honeymooners crave.



Private rooftop area above PenthouseImagine a luxurious resort within 10-minutes of exciting Playa del Carmen with 360 oversized luxury suites built around free-flowing lazy river pools. These suites are designed with chic contemporary decor for deluxe rooms, One-, Two-, and Three-Bedroom Suites, and even One-, Two-and Three-Bedroom Sky Suites each with their own private rooftop deck lounge. Those private deck lounges are exceptional for family or friends gatherings and include whirlpool tub (for 6), glass panels to block wind, spectacular views, large lounge areas with sofas and chaise lounges, a barbeque grill, dining table for six, and even a half bathroom complete with shower! Now that's living. Be sure to read all the details under "Accommodations" and view our personal photos of these amazing luxurious suites.


Fives PlazaAnd there's more. In January, 2015 Azul Fives unveiled a $40 million expansion. Behold - the Essence section with 64 suites, including one-, two-, and three-bedroom Essence suites, Essence Swim-up Suites, and Essence Sky Suites featuring the private rooftops. The Essence section has two pools. And ULTIMATE slautes Azul Fives for developing the Fives Plaza, with three new gourmet restaurants, two exciting bars, a coffee shop, and a gym.


All said, that makes Azul Fives the perfect Riviera Maya location for groups of friends or families (even multi-generational) to share one accommodation, have privacy and enjoy a spacious living room and kitchen for socializing together. Of course it is ideal for destination weddings where children will be included, or families or friends want to share large accommodations.


Pools throughout the resortWhile the unique accommmodations steal the show here we can not shortchange the pools and acitivies. Starting with a dynamic location only 10-minutes from Playa del Carmen, great for a night out, shopping, or for the ferry to nearby Cozumel. Pools run throughout the resort so regardless of your room type a pool or lazy river will be handy. You will find activities galore like cooking and dance classes, snorkeling and other non-motorized water sports, a 15,000 sq foot spa, a complete modern fitness center, and much more.


Part of the massive Azulitos Kids ClubWe really don't believe another all-inclusive resort in Mexico comes close to providing the quality and variety of entertaining options for kids than Azul. Azul Resorts are built with families in mind and kids of all ages benefit from this. AZULITOS KIDS CLUB (4 - 12 years) has a variety of daily programs, an exclusive kid's pool; mini-soccer and mini-ping pong; the exclusive MY GYM programs and a video game room. BREEZE TEENS CLUB (13 - 17) - Teens really have it made with their own activities; DJ classes & night dance parties; flight simulator, billiards, air hockey, table football, XBOX 360, Play Station 3 and WII and more. You get the idea.


Zky Bar exteriorKarisma Resorts developed the Gourmet Inclusive ® concept and that begins with culinary excellence. Delicious cuisine is prepared in the most creative spirit with the freshest ingredients and served with customized service in artful attractive a la carte restaurants. Azul Fives has seven (7) outstanding specialty restaurants, plus Oriola Beach Club Grill and Gourmet Corners for lunch and snack delights. And not to worry - Azul Fives provides 24-hour room service too.


Another important factor of the Gourmet Incousive ® concept are beverages. From premium brand adult beverages to their stellar lineup of exotic fruit juices and smoothies Azul Fives has drinking covered with 5 unique bars and lounges plus the Health Bar.


Azul Fives really has taken into consideration everything a multi-generational family or group of friends could possibly want in a 5-Star Gourmet Inclusive vacation. For kid's it's amazing activities. For adults it's pampering service, high quality cuisine and premium brand drinks, not to mention the outstanding Vassa Spa with its 15,000 sq foot tropical Zen ambiance overlooking a cenote; and for everybody it's spacious luxurious accommodations ranging from deluxe rooms to 3-bedroom Sky suites.




There is a total of 2,390 square-feet of high-tech meeting space for up to 200 people. Additionally there are ample attractive spaces for functions - restaurants, multiple pool areas, the beach, etc.



• Accommodations and taxes

• Welcome glass of sparkling wine

• All meals and snacks at different restaurants

• All domestic and international alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

• 24 hour room service

• Activities and non-motorized water sports

• Daily & Nightly activities

• Kids Clubs

• Teens Club

• Kids menu

• Baby amenities (subject to availability)

- Stroller

- Pack & Play

- Baby bottle warmer

- Baby bottles

- Baby bottle sterilizer

- Baby food

- Baby monitor

- Baby basin

- High chairs


ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION knows Azul Fives intimately and has since its conception. Ask Justin where his baby spent his first All-Inclusive vacation. We visited Azul Fives several times during various stages of construction and were personally on hand the day they welcomed their first guests. And we have stayed here as guests of course. We are extremely impressed with what they deliver for our mutual guests from the luxurious rooms, suites and the frankly amazing rooftop Sky Suite to the sensationial restaurants, lounge and infinity pool set-up by the beach with gracious beach butlers ever present to serve. Azul Fives is a 5-star choice especially for couples, families, groups of friends, large groups and destination weddings. Be sure to read our sections on the spa, activities, food & drink and accommodations for all the details - we cover it all.




When we toured the spa for the first time we were impressed beyond our original expectations - and we've seen a lot of spas. You will find a good amount of photos from the spa in our photo gallery.


Spa Lounge


Couples Massage RoomVassa Spa is an elegant 15,000 square-foot facility with 10 treatment rooms set in a tropical Zen-like ambiance overlooking a cenote. Among the treatment rooms are a Couples Suite, Bridal Suite, and Kid's Suite. As of Janaury, 2015 you can experience Vassa Spa outdoors in the new Sky Massage location. Here are but a small sample of the variety of treatments available at additional cost:


• Massages: anti-stress, Swedish, sports, relaxing, etc

• Reflexology and Shiatsu

• Facials: Deep Cleansing, moisturizing, etc

• Special Body Treatments

• Hydrotherapy Circuit

• Beauty salon, manicure, pedicure, braids

• There are special spa packages available that create a nice savings


Azul Fives has a full menu of daily activities posted for you to participate in and if you wish.


Jay showing off the Infinity Pool by the beach


• Daily activities program

• 4 swimming pools, 1 for childrenThe Beach

• Non-motorized water sports: kayaks, snorkeling gear, Hobbie cat, boogie boards

• Spanish, yoga, aqua aerobics, dance, cooking classes and more

• Fitness Center

• Nightly entertainment - shows and live music

• Beach parties

• 2 Tennis courts. One multi-function

• Beach volleyball, soccer, shuffle board, ping-pong

• Giant chess and table games


Azulitos for kids entrance


AZULITOS (6-months - 5 years old)

• Daily themed play groups

• Toys lending library and baby gear

• Beach story time


KIDS CLUB (4 - 12 years old)

Azulitos Kids room• Daily activities program for children

• Exclusive kid's pool

• Mini-soccer, art & craft activities

• Exclusive MY GYM programs

• Video Games Room

Open: 9am - 9pm

Close: 5pm - 7pm


*Children under 4 years old require adult supervision.


BREEZE TEENS CLUB (13 - 17 years old)

• DJ challenge with the virtual DJ for iPad

• Screens displaying the latest movies, music videos or important sporting events

• Billiard, Air hockey & Table Football

• Social Media Corner with free internet

• XBOX 360, Wii and interactive consoles with the latest games

• Pool tournaments

• Snack area with popcorn and soft drinks

Open: 10am - 5pm & 7pm - 11pm


As is typical with all Azul and El Dorado Resorts in the Karisma Resorts family, at Azul Fives you will be treated to the true Gourmet Inclusive® experience. Expect delicious gourmet fare created by imaginitive chefs using the freshest ingredients all served in specialty a la carte restaurants by attentative staff. In all, Azul Fives has seven outstanding a la carte restaurants for dinner in addition to a beach club grill which is open for lunch and for themed or private dinners.


Restaurants are located in two main areas - The Fives Plaza and The Beach Club.


Fives Plaza / Koh & OkaTHE FIVES PLAZA - This new area features beautifully landscaped gardens, Koi filled ponds and a nearby cenote. This is home to three popular restaurants and two signature bars. The Plaza is a perfect setting for pre and post dinner cocktails. The Fitness Center, Vassa Spa and shops are found here as well.


THE BEACH CLUB - Home to five restaurants and bars overlooking the Caribbean Sea and Cozumel. The Beach Club is home to the Sky Wedding Deck with incredible views.

Dress Code

Ladies: Capri pants, dresses, skirts, long pants, shoes, dress sandals
Gentlemen: Bermuda shorts, long pants, collared shirts, dress sandals, casual shoes




SEA OLIVE - Mediterranean

This seaside restaurant offers authentic Mediterranean fare for lunch and dinner. Sea Olive features an indoor air-conditioned section as well as an outdoor terrace where you soak in amazing ocean views while you dine. The ocean views are great from Sea Olive, the service is a la carte and there is a semi-private dining area available for group dinners.

Lunch: Noon - 3:30pm

Dinner: 5pm - 10pm


KOH ThaiKOH THAI - Wok Cuisine (Fives Plaza)

A 15-foot seated Buddha greets you on arrival. You can be sure of authentic Thai cuisine as the Chef arrived directly from Thailand toopen this restaurant. Prepare yourself for Pad Thai, Green Curries and Coconut Soup and much more. For outdoor dining ask for one of pagodas floating over the Koi filled ponds.

Open: 6pm - 10pm


OKA - Sushi Bar (Fives Plaza)

Located on the second floor and balcony overlooking Koh Thai and The Fives Plaza. Oka is dedicated and passionate about sushi, sashimi and tempuras. Oka is a fine place to enjoy a simple Junmai Sake or an ice cold Sapporo on the balcony and people watch the Fives Plaza.


Flavors restaurantFLAVOURS - World Cuisine (The Fives Plaza)

Flavours is a relaxed family oriented restaurant featuring internatinal cuisine in an air conditioned space which overlooks a true cenote - a natural winding river unique to this destination.

Breakfast: 6:30am - 12:00am

Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm


AREZZO - Italian (The Beach Club)

Located in a beautiful room right in front of the Caribbean Sea which you can view all the way  to Cozumel through unobstructed floor-to-celiing windows. Arezzo features an open kitchen where they prepare mouthwatering original recipes including pastas, stone oven pizza, grilled seafood, poultry and meats.


You can enhance your Italian dinner with a bottle from the over 100 labels in the glass wine cabinet.

Dinner: 6:30pm - 10:30pm



Oriola Beach club GrillExperience "Al Fresco" dining right on the shore of the Caribbean Sea. For lunch you can enjoy light meals and grilled fare. Check out the ceviches, fish tacos, wraps and sumptuous salads.

Lunch: 12pm - 5pm

*The schedule is adjusted seasonally.


LA BRASSERIE - Bistrot Cuisine (The Fives Plaza)

Old world decor and modern cuisine describe La Brasserie. Surrounded by rich wood and brick you will be treated to culinary treats like Steak Tartare, Coq-au-Vin, Entrecote  au Poivre, Gratinated Onion Soup and Creme Caramel. For wine lovers try one of their South of France Merlot. But let's not forget the Cheese Trolley and of course the Flambeed Coffee Station.

Breakfast: 7am - 11am



MESO TAPAS - (The Beach Club)

Inspired by the best street creations in Latin America, this vibrant nook dishes out Sopes, Tamales, Gallo Pinto and very creative Tacos. Come for dinner, a pre-dinner bite, or late night munchies. Meso will hit the spot!

Dinner: 5:30pm - 10pm




POOLSIDE GRILL - Gourmet Lunch (Essence Section)

Opened in 2015 this one offers a wide variety of Gourmet Burgers - we mean a wide variety! The Grill overlooks the pool and mangrove and is a super convenient place to grab a delicious lunch and favortie drink without straynig too far from your prized pool lounger.

Bar: 10am - a6pm

Gourmet Corner: 11am - 5pm



This pool bar and terrace offers burgers, light bites, kebabs, and sandwiches. Thirsty? Try their selection of beers, margaritas, fresh juices and Mexican coffee.

Bar: 10am - 6pm

Gourmet Corner: 11am - 5pm



How many swim-up bars do you know of that serve sandwiches and snacks? This one does. of course you can grab a cocktail as well.



The dinner dress code is as follows:

Ladies: Capri pants, dresses, skirts, long pants, shoes, dress sandals.

Gentlemen: Bermuda shorts, long pants, collared shirts, dress sandals, casual shoes.




ZKY BAR - Adults Only after 10pm

Zky Bar interiorThis is a cool place to enjoy trendy cocktails or your favorite standby. Zky Bar is located on the second floor overlooking the pool, beach and Caribbean Sea where the lights of passing cruise ships and the island of Cozumel can be seen most evenings. There is an elevated stage featuring live entertainment behind the bar in the air conditioned interior lounge so you can dance the night away if you wish. Outside you can take in those fabulous Caribbean views under the stars. We suggest you grab one of the king-size lounge beds lining the outside terrace edge and be pampered with full cocktail service.

Open: 5:30pm - 1am


NINETEEN TEN - Mexican Cantina

Nineteen TenNew as of 2015 and located on the Fives Plaza, this is the best place for excellent Tequila and Mezcal. Of course you can enjoy a cold cerveza, even straight from the tap, or if you dare - try the Oyster Shooter. The ambiance is contemporary - the tradition is in keeping with the last 200 years. Even a Mariachi band plays here several time each week. That's tradition.

Open: 5:30pm - 1am


Thanks to the variety of premium Gins here you can enjoy everything from a classic Gin & Tonic to a handcrafted cocktail in this sophisticated Gin Bar. Stop in right away to this lobby bar or sip a nightcap on the terrace under the stars.

Open: 5pm - 1am



This is a very popular beachfront swim-up bar. Nearby you can have a little shade with your sun under the tropical trees or you can tan to your hearts content in and around the infinity pool. In either case Breeze is the place to enjoy your favorite chilled or frozen concoction.

Open: 10am - 6pm



This pool bar and terrace offers Mexican coffee, fresh juices, margaritas and cold beers. You can also scarf a great selection of casual comfort foods including light bites, hamburgers, sandwiches and kebabs.

Open: 10am - 6pm



This swim-up bar serves everything from tea to frozen cocktails along with snacks and sandwiches.

Open: 10am - 6pm



Yet another full service swim-up bar. Snacks, beers, margaritas, and most tropical cocktails you can think of. These swim-up bars are great - you never have to leave the water to get a drink!

Open: 10am - 6pm



KafeinaThe perfect place to stop by before and after a workout (remember they do have a very complete Fitness Center), or really anytime. Take advantage of the amazing local fruits for exotic fruit juices, fruit smoothies, or any healthy drink. Or sit back and enjoy a cup of Gourmet coffee or espresso drink. Tip - this is a great place to visit with friends and family ans serfe the web.

Open: 8am - 6pm



The 360 luxury suites at Azul Fives are oversized and designed in tasteful upscale contemporary style. They have so many attractive amenities we hope to remember them all. Let us warn you up front that the suites are built back from the beach and are not ocean view, except for Rooftop Terraces. Some top floors might, and the private rooftop penthouses have partial views of the ocean in the distance.


Most of the resort is built around river pools


There are elevators in every building. A long series of lazy river pools run along the front of most buildings adding to the tropical relaxed feel of Azul Fives.


Room amenitiesAll accommodations provide air conditioning, LCD flat screen cable TV's with DVD players, iPod deck, either a king or two double beds, night table, radio/alarm clock, deluxe bathrobes, safety deposit box, minibar that is stocked daily, iron and ironing board, coffee maker, and direct dial telephone. The bathrooms are gorgeous and feature a rainforest shower, double sinks with marble countertops, bath amenities, a hair dryer and magnifying mirror. All suites also feature oversized balconies or terraces.



In addition to the general amenities described above, this large contemporary 527 square foot room features a large balcony or terrace with garden views. The bathroom features frosted glass doors and double square sinks, and there is ample closet space.

Max Occupancy: 2 adults & 2 kids


Balcony view from Deluxe Pool View SuiteDELUXE POOL VIEW

All the amenities above except this comes with a pool view.

Max Occupancy: 2 adults & 2 kids



All the amenities described above with the addition of being able to step into a lazy river swimming pool right in front of your patio.

Max Occupancy: 2 adults & 2 kids



Living Room & KitchenThis 1,119 square foot suite is decorated with art lamps, sculptures and large paintings on the walls. It has a complete separate living room with modern furnishings and a double pullout sofa bed, a large granite top kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, oven and stove, a dining table for eight (8) and a powder room. There is a patio or balcony off the living room and bedroom with a garden view. The master bedroom is furnished with king size bed, a ceiling fan, and a deluxe Jacuzzi for two. The master bathroom has a double sink with marble countertops, a walk-in rain forest shower and a private toilet cabin.

Max Occupancy: 4 adults



All the amenities described in the One-Bedroom above except this includes a view of the pool.

Max Occupancy: 4 adults



All the amenities described in the One-Bedroom suites above except with this one you can step into the lazy river pool right in front of your patio.

Max Occupancy: 4 adults



Master Bedroom & JacuzziLet's start off by informing you that these suites offer 1,710 square feet of living space under one roof. These are perfect for families and friends. Picture having your own privacy to sleep, yet a separate living room more than large enough to socialize together.


These suites have all the same amenities as the One-Bedroom Suites as well as the addition of a second bedroom, separated by a hall. The second bedroom is furnished with two double beds, an LCD flat screen TV with DVD player; a private marble top bathroom with double sinks, a rain forest type shower, a magnifying vanity mirror and deluxe bathrobes.

Max Occupancy: 6 guests



Now we graduate to 2,248 square feet of living space. Clearly this enormous vacation suite is ideal for extended or multi-generational families, large families, or large groups of friends who want to enjoy this experience with the right balance of privacy and togetherness. This suite offers all the same outstanding amenities as the Two-Bedroom Suite plus the addition of a third bedroom. The third bedroom offers the same amenities as the second bedroom listed above.

Max Occupancy: 8 guests



Rooftop Penthouse areaThis truly amazing rooftop lounge deck takes the cake for luxury and bragging rights. You must see our personal photos to believe exactly how amazing it is. Huge, amazing and luxury amenity filled is our best description.


In addition to all the interior amenities described in the One-Bedroom Suite, the One-Bedroom Penthouse Suites are located on the third floor and feature a private, exclusive and unique rooftop lounge deck where you can enjoy private gatherings with family and friends. The 1,500 sq foot rooftop lounge doubles your living space and has thoughtful special glass panels to block the wind as well as a deluxe whirlpool tub for six (6) that is cleverly elevated to allow for spectacular views. The rooftop deck also features a large lounge area that includes a sofa and coffee table, chaise lounges perfect for daytime sunbathing, pergola, a barbeque grill, a marble half-bathroom with sink and shower and a patio dining table for six (6) with pergola.


Jay examines the bar set up on the RooftopThis lounge is the ultimate entertaining area. Prepare a barbeque feast for your group or hire a chef to come in and cook for you. You can even order room service and enjoy the spacious amenities and marvelous views. Again, check out our photos. Seeing is believing!

Max Occupancy: 4 guests



This suite provides the same amenities described for the One-Bedroom Sky Suite as well as the second bedroom inside as previously described.

Max Occupancy: 6 guests



This suite offers all the outstanding amenities as described for the two previous Penthouse Suites plus a third bedroom as previously described.

Max Occupancy: 8 guests


This suite repeats the same great amenities as the previous One-Bedroom with the additional romantic amenities of a chilled bottle of champagne in room upon arrival, complimentary use of WiFi, romantic suite decoration, pillow menu, complimentary DVD rental, aromatherapy, and a 15% discount on spa services.



These 64 bright, intimate suites are contemporary in style. This section, opened in 2015, features a garden setting with nearby cenotes. Don't be surprised to see the permanent residents - the Spider Monkeys.


Essence exteriorOf course all Essence Section buildings are equipped with elevators. All accommodations include air conditioning, Smart 42" LCD flat screen TV's, Bluetooth radio/alarm clock, either a king size or two double beds, night table, deluxe bathrobes, safety deposit box, fully stocked mini-bar, iron and ironing board, coffee maker and direct dial telephone.


All bathrooms feature a rainforest shower, sinks with backlit frosted glass tops, bath amenities, a hair dryer and a magnifying mirror, plus a balcony or terrace.



Bedroom700-square feet of living space, comprised of a separate living room with modern furniture and a double pull out sofa, a modern kitchenette (refrigerator, microwave, oven and stove), and a dining table for 6. There is a balcony or terrace off the living and bedroom with a garden view. The master bedroom is furnished with a king bed, double sinks with backlit frosted glass tops, a walk-in rainforest shower, a private toilet cabin, bath amenities, a hair dryer and a magnifying vanity mirror.


Living & Dining RoomAt 1,150 square-feet, these suites are designed for families and friends to share space but still enjoy privacy. Expect the same amenities as the One-Bedroom but with the addition of a second bedroom connected by a connecting door in the room. The second bedroom is furnished with king bed, Smart 42" LCD TV, a double sink with a backlit frosted glass top, a rainforest shower, magnifying vanity mirror and deluxe bathrobes. Both the Master Bedroom and the Living Room have balconies or terraces with garden views.



BathroomAn even larger version of the Two-Bedroom Suite with 1,540 square-feet. Same amenities as the Two-Bedroom but the 3rd bedroom has two double beds.



Same amenities as described above however with these suites guests can step directly into the main pool and water deck in front of the suites patio.



Same exact amenities of the 1, 2 & 3-Bedroom Suites, only these are located on the 2nd or 3rd floor overlooking the pool.



RooftopoExperience the height of exclusivity with Butler Service and your own rooftop lounge for entertaining or chilling out in privacy. These suites deliver the same interior amenities as the 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom Suites. Additionally you will be attended to by a private butler from 8am until 9pm. When you open your refrigerator in a Sky Suite you will find upgraded amenities.


The Sky Suites occupy the top floors of each building and feature a private rooftop lounge designed for tranquility or entertaining, as you wish. The rooftop lounge doubles the living space of your suite. The full lounge area includes a half bathroom, patio dining complete with a table for six, pergola, a Built-in BBQ grill, a hot tub for four, chaise lounges and a relaxing Bali bed.


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