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Viceroy Riviera Maya

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Sun-seeking travelers from all over flock to Mexico’s Riviera Maya region for its sandy beaches and turquoise waters. While hotel options abound – including plenty of big-name all-inclusive resorts – travelers seeking a truly luxurious and peaceful getaway geared towards grown-ups (read: no screaming babies!) should reserve a room (ehr, private villa) at Viceroy Riviera Maya. This adults-only property is especially popular for its tranquil surroundings, beautiful beach, full-service spa, and dreamy all-villa accommodations.

What You Need to Know

The Look of Viceroy Riviera Maya

It's All in the Details

Sandwiched between the beach and the jungle, Viceroy Riviera Maya is renowned for its serene surroundings. Whether strolling along the white-sand beach or meandering through greenery-lined paths, the property feels like your very own private oasis. 

The tropical and rustic-chic aesthetic is prevalent throughout the property, including the 41 private villas. Flanked by lush greenery, each one features a palapa roof, breezy decor (think: lots of whites plus pops of blues), and sleek wooden accents. Additional highlights include private patios with heated plunge pools, hand-carved stone dining tables, handmade crochet hammocks, outdoor rain showers, and plush chaise loungers.

The Vibe at Viceroy Riviera Maya

Laid-back, secluded, and relaxed. Folks can often be found hanging by the main resort pool area, beach, or spa. Otherwise, they’re most likely soaking up the sun – and the stunning surroundings – from the comfort of their private plunge pool. 

Who Will Love Viceroy Riviera Maya

Couples will especially appreciate a stay at this romantic oceanfront property. 

Who Might Not Love Viceroy Riviera Maya

Viceroy Riviera Maya is celebrated for its quiet atmosphere, so those looking to stay closer to downtown Playa del Carmen and all it has to offer should seek alternate arrangements. Also, travelers hoping for a hotel with multiple drinking and dining options may opt to stay elsewhere: There are just two on-site eateries here.

Best Amenity at Viceroy Riviera Maya

The private plunge pools add an ultra-luxe touch, while select villas also offer private butler service, making your stay all the more special. Additionally, the "soap concierge" is among the most unique amenity offerings we've ever seen: The hotel's very own soap concierge is on hand to visit every villa with an array of organic, artisanal soaps in hand, offering a unique and relaxing sensory experience. 

Money Matters

What’s Included at Viceroy Riviera Maya 

Access to the beach, resort pool, spa, and on-site drinking and dining options are included in your stay. Private butler, concierge, and limo or town car services are complimentary, as is wifi.  Meanwhile, wellness-centric travelers can meet with the resort's resident shaman for individual consults and to learn more about traditional Mayan treatments.

Extra Fees and Costs You Should Know About 

Viceroy Riviera Maya charges a 15% service charge and 19% room tax. Valet parking is available for an additional fee, as are airport transfers. 

How to Get a Deal at Viceroy Riviera Maya

Peruse the offers tab to view the latest packages, including a value-packed all-inclusive promotion. Viceroy DISCOVERY Loyalty members can also save 10% on room rates.

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of Viceroy Riviera Maya

Viceroy Riviera Maya is about a 20-minute drive from downtown Playa del Carmen. Its main strip, Fifth Avenue, is lined with shops and restaurants. 

Nearest Airport to Viceroy Riviera Maya

Cancun International Airport (CUN) is approximately 75 minutes away by car. 

Nearest Public Transportation to Viceroy Riviera Maya

There are buses in downtown Playa del Carmen; however, since the area is so walkable, most people choose to explore on foot. 

The Bottom Line

For a luxury-oriented, adults-only escape away from the crowd-free beaches of Cancun, look no further than Viceroy Riviera Maya.

It's All in the Details