Viceroy Riviera Maya
Nr Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya
The Viceroy Riviera Maya is a stylish and intimate retreat on the beautiful Mexican Riviera, near Playa del Carmen combining ancient Mayan culture and contemporary design. Private thatched bungalows are set back in the jungle, ideal for couples.
At a Glance
Romantic hideaway set back in lush jungle
Each villa is beautifully decorated with palapa thatched roofs and have their own outside shower, plunge pool and hammock
There are a some rocks in the water directly in front of the hotel and pool, but you can walk via a dock to a sandy, rock-free swimming area
The hotel accepts guests over 14 years old only so has a very tranquil and an intimate atmosphere
A full-service ‘jungle spa’ offers a wide variety of massages and treatments
An award-winning restaurant serves gourmet Yucatecan cuisine overlooking the Caribbean Sea, and there is a pool grill and cocktail lounge
Adult only, beach front boutique hotel
The small and intimate hotel diminishes any feeling of staying in a resort
If you crave privacy, this is the place, as every villa is separate and has its own plunge pool, perfect for relaxing away from prying eyes.Scott Dunn team
The Viceroy has different theme dinner evenings - do not miss the Mexican street food night for authentic Mexican cuisine samplingCheska Lowe
Keep an eye out on the overhead trees for a chance to spot the spider monkeys!Scott Dunn team
Enjoy a refreshing complimentary welcome drink of coconut water and lemongrassJenny Weidemann
Viceroy Riviera Maya, formerly The Tides Riviera Maya, is an understated and luxurious hideaway set amongst tropical jungle overlooking seven miles of secluded white sand beaches and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. The excellence of the staff at Viceroy Riviera Maya is particularly noticeable in their efforts to make your stay as perfect as possible, they are subtle yet attentive in registering and acting upon your needs and preferences.
There are 41 individual thatched villas, each built of wood and stone in keeping with the region. Each villa has its own private plunge pool around which guests may enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner. The three-bedroom Presidential suite stretches over two floors with its own private butler and chef to see to all your culinary needs. The villas are spread throughout the jungle to give them an element of seclusion.
There is an excellent health spa which offers treatments such as the ancient Temazcal cleansing herb bath and an award winning restaurant serving a delicious fusion of Mexican and Mediterranean cuisines. At night only torches light the grounds providing a truly romantic atmosphere.
Why not visit one of the many Mayan ruins in the area, go horse riding along the beach, and snorkeling or scuba diving in the crystal clear waters of the ocean.
The 41 private villas feature a private patio and plunge pool, outdoor shower, high-ceiling thatched-palapa roof echoing the jungle environment, 500-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, plush down pillows, and a terrace replete with chaise lounges, hand-carved stone dining table and a handmade crochet hammock. Villa locations range from oceanfront and ocean view to verdant jungle gardens.
No children under the age of 14 years are accepted at the Viceroy Riviera Maya due to it having being designed with adults in mind.
The Viceroy Riviera Maya boasts an impressive list of facilities including a swimming pool with sundeck, award winning restaurant, bar & grill, indoor and outdoor dining, Spa and fitness center, steam room, beach front yoga and Maya Temazcal steam treatment cave.
Enliven your senses with an indulgent massage or treatment at the Maya Spa. Hatha yoga classes are offered daily in the seaside yoga studio as well as cooking classes. Within reach of the hotel are superb golf courses as well as ancient Maya ruins. There is nearby access to fishing, wind surfing, bird watching, cycling, parasailing, boating, horseback riding, and scuba diving.
Location & Directions
Nr Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya
Viceroy Riviera Maya is in the small village of Playa Xcalacoco just outside Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya in Yucatan Peninsula.
When to go
The best time to visit is typically during the drier, slightly milder months between November and April. The ‘rainy’ season begins in the south around June and runs until November. Although it can be hotter and more humid at this time of year, usually it only rains for a couple of hours before the weather clears. The wettest months tend to be September and October. The Caribbean coast can be affected by the hurricane season, which officially is from June to November.