As winter settles in there is no need to forego an endless summer at Viceroy Riviera Maya. Nestled between the lush rainforests and pristine sand beaches of Riviera Maya on the Caribbean coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Viceroy Riviera Maya is an adults-only resort.
Guests enjoy procured seclusion in one of the 41 Mayan-inspired, residential-style, 2-person villas. Ranging from 1000-2000 square feet, each features incredible views, a king-sized bed with sleep-enhancing 500-thread-count Egyptian cotton bedding, and its very own private patio and plunge pool. Amenities include HD satellite television, deluxe soaps and shampoos, and native-tree-inspired aromatherapy during turndown service, as well as butler and concierge services tailored to individual guests.
With ample in-room dining options, guests do not need to leave their villas for meals, but it’s hard to resist the inspired flavors from Mexico and the Mediterranean on property at the two open-air restaurants. Set against serene views of the Caribbean, La Marea offers a tantalizing al fresco celebration of Mexico’s rich culinary heritage. A 500-bottle cellar boasts a delightful selection of wines from around the world and boutique Mexican wineries. All-day dining with a focus on locally sourced ingredients is available at the newly redesigned, al fresco Coral Restaurant & Bar. Classes and special dining experiences include Guacamole & Margarita Lessons, Tequila & Ceviche Tasting, Tamale Cooking Lessons, Mezcal & Taco Tasting, and Mexican Wine Appreciation.
Many activities are inspired by the desire to relax as guests enjoy the calming turquoise waters at the resort’s carefully maintained portion of seven miles of sundrenched beach or on the pool deck with poolside cabanas. The more adventurous may choose snorkeling around the world’s second-largest coral reef, cenote diving, fishing and pleasure cruising, kayaking, kitesurfing, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, ziplining, or a heart-pumping ATV jungle tour. To be immersed in Mexico’s rich cultural history, guests can book excursions to ancient Mayan ruins, including Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Tulum, Coba, Chichen-Itza, and Akumal. A state-of-the-art Fitness Center offers the latest workout equipment boasting dramatic ocean views, and a variety of classes including yoga, Pilates, and strength training.
The Spa at Viceroy Riviera Maya taps into ancient Mayan healing techniques to provide guests with a deeply holistic experience. Revel in massages, herbal and mud therapies, an Herbal Steam Room, Jungle Spa Suite for Two, Outdoor Rain Room, Fertility Spa Suite, and a traditional Mayan Temazcal sweat lodge. Treatments may also be enjoyed on the beach, in a private villa, or on the resort’s pier.
It’s easy to see why Viceroy Riviera Maya is included in Travel and Leisure World’s lists as one of the Top 25 Resort Hotels in Mexico and Top 500 Best Hotels in the World for 2022. True to form is the property’s promise to all who visit her “Seclusion at Its Most Seductive™.”