I traveled to Atelier Playa Mujeres with my sister. As soon as we arrived, I knew this resort was going to become one of my favorites. We were greeted with a drink and received our bracelets at check in that acted as our room key. We stayed in the Inspira Junior Suite Swim Out with Double Beds. I do recommend booking Inspira level as this allows you access to a fun bar cart in the room, sky bar & pool, and a free dinner at Maria Dolores which regular rooms have to pay for. The room was gorgeous! This was my first time having a swim out on a vacation and I loved it. We were also greeted with a bottle of champagne in the room which was a nice perk.
The only negative I have to mention is BEWARE of the check in concierge trying to trick you into attending the “VIP resort tour”. This is really just a four hour time share pitch that we saw a bunch of people getting pulled into by the promise of special access to some things on the resort. Luckily, our Amstar transfer driver warned us about it.
There is one large pool on property that all guests have access to. There are two swim up bars at the pool and a bunch of waiters walking around also taking orders. This pool also has all the activities during the day. My sister did aqua aerobics the one day and said the entertainment team was awesome. There is also a grill/outside restaurant right next to the pool and you could either order food poolside or take a break from the sun & sit down to eat. The menu had burgers, quesadillas, and nachos and lime tequila popsicles for dessert.
Since we were booked in an Inspira suite, we had access to El Cielo Sky Bar and the Inspira pool during the day. This is where we spent most of our time. It was AMAZING! The view in the pool and the service was so spectacular. I have to give a special shout out to Luis. He was always there ready to get your pool lounger ready, clean sunglasses, and cool you off with a facial spray. I have never experienced service like this at any other resort I’ve been to.
Another thing we really enjoyed at this resort was the food. Every restaurant we tried had a pretty extensive menu to choose from so there were always options. We went to the Italian, Steakhouse, Mexican, and Maria Dolores for dinner. There is also a cafe that’s always open with coffee drinks & pastries and a smoothie bar next to the gym. There is also a wine bar with charcuterie boards available every evening. This was probably one of my favorite parts of the resort. I’m a big wine person so we had the opportunity of feeling like we were at a winery right there on property.
I felt like there were many things to do at the resort aside from lounging by the pool. The beach was nice but small. There are hammocks and swings setup right by the water that you could relax in. The resort is full of different art work every where you walk so looking at all the different pieces was cool. They offer shows in the theatre every night. We saw an 80s tribute show, sand art show, and an acoustic band. They also have a disco every night from 11pm-3am so if you’re a night owl, it’s perfect. We also spent time at Bar de la Calle which is outside and had great espresso martinis. They also had performers outside every night to keep you entertained.
By the end of the our stay, Atelier became my favorite resort that I’ve stayed at in Mexico. The service at the resort was top notch and beyond anything I’ve ever experienced. You rarely had to ask for things and it’s like the staff could read your mind. I can’t speak highly enough of it and can’t wait to plan my return trip!