Cancun, Mexico

November 21st to November 27th

Now Resort’s

Sapphire Riviera Cancun

This is a Chess-Only Event


We cannot (entirely) blame this one on COVID! Due to some scheduling challenges and slow booking (which was probably due to COVID), we are not able to retain our block of rooms and have decided that the best course was cancel the event.

Although everyone should be taken care of, if you are booked for this event and have not been contacted, please reach out to us at or directly to the agency. Please know that if you have a room  booked, you may still go on your vacation if you wish. If you do not, you can cancel without penalty.

Thank you!

Escape to Fun!
Escape the winter and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Cancun!


Super Manzana 11 Manzana 9 Lote 10
Puerto Morelos Benito Juárez
77580 Quintana Roo, México

Tulum: It is the only Mayan ruin site that is located along the oceanfront, offering spectacular views from the cliffs.

Coba: Located in the middle of the jungleabout 44km from Tulum.  impressive Nohoch Mul pyramid, the highest one in the Yucatan Peninsula.

Take a Dip in The Cenotes: Cenotes are sinkholes that reveal crystal clear water that’s perfect for swimming, snorkeling, or even scuba diving.

Winter 2021

There is no tabletop or board gaming associated with the Winter 2021 Gaming By Sea event.

It is solely a Chess Camp and Chess Clinic event.

For future tabletop and board gaming events, please be sure to keep an eye on our Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 events!

We are excited that Chess Atlanta has joined us to present even more opportunities for fun!

Chess Camp for Youth (Ages 5 – 17) – $199

Each day of the cruise, your children will learn chess skills from International Chess Master, Carlos Perdomo.


Chess Clinics for Adults (Ages 18+) – $199

An entirely separate program for adult chess players is also available from International Chess Master, Carlos Perdomo.


As an International Master, winner of three GA State Championships, and one of the top three highest rated players in Georgia continuously since 2002, Coach Carlos has over ten years of providing quality instruction to students of all ages. Under his leadership, the Emory University Chess Team defeated Duke, Yale, and Stanford in 2004. Additionally, many of his students have gone on to victory at local, regional, state, and national competitions.

Sapphire Riviera


Discover the rare gem that is Now Sapphire

Now is the time to escape and awaken to a fresh perspective in an all-inclusive, pristine paradise. Only 15 minutes beyond the Cancun airport, the gem that is Now Sapphire awaits your arrival. Our spacious, easily accessible resort is set in a tropical landscape of palm trees, soft sand and sparkling azure sea, and offers Unlimited-Luxury® to families with teens and tweens, couples and friends. Combining a AAA Four Diamond award along with luxurious amenities, Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun redefines all-inclusive and provides the perfect, worry-free escape. Reconnect and create new memories in our freshly renovated, stunning oasis.



Dining & Drinks


Explorer’s Club for Kids



I am living large.


Our Unlimited-Luxury® experience at Now Sapphire, where everything is included, is redefining all-inclusive. Spacious rooms and suites are graciously appointed and luxuriously equipped with amenities. Active and lively settings provide entertainment for guests of all ages, including kids and tweens with the supervised Explorer’s Club for Kids with Red Cross certified staff. It’s all wristband-free!


At Now Sapphire, these amenities include:

*Please note: Room service hours are temporarily updated to 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Unlimited-Luxury® for reconnecting every generation

*Three devices per room

Though the resort has plenty to keep you busy, you can work with our exclusive travel agency to select exciting adventures.

An automated system is coming, but ask your travel agent in the meantime!

Our exclusive travel agency is working with a group called Uplift to help finance vacations. Ask for more information when you connect with them.

  • Uplift offers access to low-interest rates.
  • There are no late fees and no pre-payment penalties.
  • Eligibility and loan terms are based on multiple factors including your credit profile.
  • Would you like to receive a text message or email from Uplift to check your rate and submit your pre-approval request? Data and message rates may apply.
  • Checking your rate will NOT impact your credit score.