Viceroy Riviera Maya
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
About Viceroy Riviera Maya
Hidden in a small village of Playa Xcalacoco just outside Playa del Carmen, along the pearlescent sands of the Riviera Maya, Viceroy, formerly The Tides Riviera Maya, is a seaside refuge extending deep into the primitive Maya tropical forest. The 41-villa Mexico Luxury resort and its stunning spa present the epitome of Maya Riviera beach unpretentious luxury, exuding the ambience of an exclusive private Playa del Carmen villa or opulent residential compound.
Touted as “a sexy, eco-conscious hideaway in the jungle” by Travel + Leisuremagazine, our Riviera Maya resort’s design respects and accentuates the pristine qualities of its dramatic jungle and seaside setting. Intimate and serene features blend seamlessly into the dense tropical foliage, dining is available both indoors and outdoors, and yoga classes and spa treatments overlook coastal splendor.
Guests are personally welcomed upon arrival to our Playa del Carmen resort and led through the tropical forest paths to their villa. The palapa-roofed, stucco bohíos, or villas, are decorated with an eye to the sophisticated simplicity of Maya aesthetics, utilizing natural materials throughout: louvered-mahogany doors and windows, sisal rugs, and canopy beds with hand-stitched Egyptian cotton linens. Bath areas are especially spacious with indoor and outdoor showers and his-and-hers sinks and closets.
The 41 private villas feature a completely 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.
Each Playa del Carmen vacation villa at Viceroy features:
- Over 1000 square feet of secluded space
- Outdoor terrace replete with chaise lounge, dining table, handmade crochet hammock and outdoor shower
- Bathrooms are spacious and equipped with a standing shower, his-and-hers separate sinks and generous closets
- All beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, duvet covers and glorious down pillows
Located at the center of our luxury Riviera Maya resort amidst a lush tropical landscape, the spa’s circular configuration echoes the holistic philosophy that guides the Maya Spa experience and inspires our marine and herbal treatments. Highly trained staff helps to restore, rejuvenate and refresh guests through the massages, facials, body treatments and body wraps that are offered.
Viceroy full-service “jungle spa” in the Riviera Maya also features a beachfront yoga studio with fitness equipment and a Maya Temazcal steam treatment cave.
La Marea, a poetic dining experience on Playa Xcalacoco, specializes in Mediterranean, Mexican and Mayan cuisines. The chef will also prepare special dishes on request.
An outdoor ancient Maya kitchen made of wooden branches with a palapa roof is available for private dining events and Maya cooking classes for a minimum party of eight. Guests learn the native cooking methods whereby meats or seafood are simmered in banana leaves deep below the earth.
Guests can also choose to dine anywhere, anytime… on the beach, poolside, or in the privacy of one’s villa. All breads and pastries are made at the resort.
Our wine cellar features 800 bottles of wine including the finest vintages from Chateau Lafite to Petrus.
Viceroy Riviera Maya is proud to offer its guests and their invited guests exclusivity when dining at the resort. Reservations from non-guests will be considered based on availability.