Price Band: $$$$$
Tags: Luxurious, beach, romantic, spa, adults-only
Price Band: $$$$$
Tags: Luxurious, beach, romantic, spa, adults-only
In a nutshell:
Romantic, intimate and indulgent boutique hotel, where accommodations are thatched roof bungalows, each with a private plunge pool, surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Spa, gourmet restaurant, and pretty beach.
The Viceroy Riviera Maya (formerly the Tides Riviera Maya and originally Ikal del Mar) is one of the hottest properties on the Mexican Caribbean.
Honeymooners will delight in the privacy of the individual villas, each with a plunge pool, surrounded by lush tropical gardens.
The Viceroy will surprise and delight with numerous small details, from super lightweight duvets and fine cotton sheets to the heated plunge pools for spontaneous midnight dips.
An added bonus is the outstanding restaurant, providing innovative cuisine in a alluring and informal setting. We can also recommend the resort’s stylish and highly professional spa.
Regular visitors will want to check out the newest villas at the property, including the sumptuous Beachfront and Royal Ocean View villas. In addition to their proximity to the beach, these villas also have lavish bathrooms with soaking tubs and outdoor moon showers.
The Viceroy Riviera Maya’s guest villas nestle in lush tropical foliage on a narrow plot bordering the Caribbean.
Only indigenous materials were used in the construction of these seductive accommodations, each of which features a private plunge pool and large, shady terrace.
In addition to their plunge pools, Royal Villas also feature a private wooden deck for sunbathing. The newer categories (Premium, Ocean View and Beachfront villas) are larger and include lavish bathrooms equipped with a soaking tub plus indoor and outdoor showers.
The Presidential Villa is a two story palapa roofed villa. It boasts a separate living room and dining room and is perfect for entertaining.
Summary of room facilities
Air-conditioning, king bed, heated private plunge pool, satellite cable TV with DVD player and movie library, iHome docking station, complimentary WiFi, mini bar, outdoor terrace with sun lounger, luxury bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower.
Garden view, 1000 sq.ft.
Garden view, private sunbathing deck, 1000 sq.ft.
Garden view, bathroom with deep soaking tub, Bose radio, Nespresso coffee maker, 1400 sq.ft.
Garden view, bathroom with deep soaking tub, Bose radio, Nespresso coffee maker, spacious dressing area with walk-in closet, 1722 sq.ft.
Ocean view villa
Garden and ocean view, bathroom with deep soaking tub, Bose radio, Nespresso coffee maker, spacious dressing area with walk-in closet, 1722 sq.ft.
Full ocean view and beach access, dedicated Majordomo (butler) service, bathroom with deep soaking tub, Bose radio, Nespresso coffee maker, spacious dressing area with walk-in closet, 1722 sq.ft.
Ocean View Two Level Villa
Full ocean view and beach access, dedicated Majordomo (butler) service, Master bathroom and full guest bathroom, Bose radio, Nespresso coffee maker, spacious dressing area with his and hers closets, 2000 sq.ft.
The cool and spacious interiors feature a supremely comfortable king size bed furnished with a soft and light duvet, Egyptian cotton sheets and soft down filled pillows.
Sliding louver, glazed and screened doors open wide onto the terrace and there are further screened windows in the room, adding lots of natural light and enabling guests to choose between ample natural ventilation or air-conditioning.
Each villa is equipped with a cable TV, DVD and CD player, with a selection of music already placed in your room and further titles available at reception. There are plenty of electrical outlets in the room (and also one on the terrace) plus a modern, direct dial telephone.
These indulgent bathrooms include huge walk-in showers and a lovely double vanity unit with toiletries by Molton Brown. A generous supply of bottled water is provided daily.
A glazed door in the shower area opens onto the private walled garden (surrounded by tall bamboo) with a wonderful outdoor shower.
In this gorgeous tropical climate the terrace is a perfect living area, and many guests are reluctant to leave their villas during the day time. Every villa has a double sun lounger and a dining table. The hammock is also plenty big enough for two and your private plunge pool is just a few steps away…
The Premium Villas are amongst the Viceroy Riviera Maya’s newest accommodations and are larger than the Luxury and Royal Villas. They feature a front entrance with a foyer and an oversized luxury bathroom.
In addition to the indoor and outdoor showers, the Premium villas are furnished with a deep soaking tub. Guests in these villas will also enjoy the same VIP amenities as in the Royal Villa category, including welcome beach amenities (usually a sun hat and beach bag).
These lavish accommodations are heavenly for honeymooners and romantics. Located in lush gardens just a few paces from the swimming pool and beach, they enjoy partial views of the Caribbean.
The spacious interiors include comfortable king beds with the finest quality linens and soft down pillows. Bathrooms include an outdoor “moon shower” in a private garden as well as an indoor shower and deep tub.
Guests enjoy the same VIP amenities as in the Royal Villas, and of course they also have a private plunge pool facing towards the Caribbean. All the plunge pools at The Viceroy Riviera Maya are heated, so that you can enjoy them in the early morning or late evening too. Every pool is different, but they are generally around 12 – 15 feet long, and about 4 foot deep. Seats or steps are often built into the pool, and a few have Jacuzzi action too.
The magnificent Beachfront Villas are some of the finest accommodations at the Viceroy and on the Riviera Maya. Bordering the beautiful Caribbean beach, they have stunning views from their large terraces and outdoor living space.
The indulgent interiors includes a fabulous bathroom with “moon shower” and an inviting deep soaking tub. For sun worshippers, there is also a secluded deck with a chaise for two.
The finest amenities and services are available in these villas, including butler service, pillow menus, soap concierge service and more.
The Ocean View Two Level Villa is located by the main pool and enjoys ocean views from the second floor.
This large villa has a living room downstairs, opening out onto a private garden with a large plunge pool and outdoor shower. The second floor features the master bedroom, opening out onto the large terrace. The villa also includes a sumptuous bathroom.
The downstairs sitting room very spacious and light and airy; it features natural fabrics and lots of natural colors. Large shuttered windows mean that the room can be kept shaded from the heat of the day or opened up to allow in lots of natural light.
The terrace and private pool are accessed via large sliding glazed doors, which also mean that the room can be opened right up to the ocean breezes. The room has two comfy chaise lounges, a sofa and raffia easy chairs.
You will also find a TV, DVD and minibar and a downstairs cloakroom Stone spiral stairs lead up to the master bedroom.
The ground floor terrace has a large plunge pool which sweeps right around the edge of the terrace. There is plenty of space here for relaxing with two large sun beds, a hammock and a table and chairs. At one end of the terrace there is an outdoor shower which is protected from view by tropical shrubs.
The Master Bedroom has a high palapa roof and a king bed draped in mosquito-netting; this creates very romantic ambience. The bedroom also has a TV and DVD and large sliding doors to an upstairs terrace.
The upper floor terrace has a chaise lounge and table and chairs that would make a perfect spot for a romantic dinner or lazy breakfast. The terrace has magnificent views over the gardens, pool and ocean.
There is a luxurious bathroom which extends the full length of the villa that has a large walk in shower, enclosed toilet and double vanity.
“An outstanding restaurant ” is the comment echoed throughout The Viceroy Riviera Maya’s guest book. The menu is innovative, with fresh seafood featuring strongly in the appetizers and main courses, and the presentation is excellent. The Viceroy Riviera Maya also has an unusually good wine cellar.
Guests can choose to take dinner in either the second floor restaurant “la Marea” or the Coral Grille restaurant at the pool level.
For lunch, many guests prefer the tables that spill out onto the pool terrace and a lighter menu is available including pastas, club sandwiches and salads.
Room service is available for all meals, with flexible schedules that extend from 7a.m. to 11p.m.
For an especially memorable occasion, tables can be set on the beach, by the pool or in the privacy of your villa.
The Viceroy Riviera Maya faces the turquoise Caribbean, with the varying shades of turquoise blue making a spectacular backdrop to the property. In the evening, the twinkling lights of Cozumel island on the horizon are equally mesmerising.
It’s possible to walk along the beach for miles in either direction, and the sand is powder soft and cool to the touch.
There are rocks in the shallow water directly in front of the hotel but it is possible to wade into the ocean and swim just a short walk away.
The beachside pool catches the ocean breezes and is a pleasant place to sunbathe or relax. The hotel grounds are open only to guests and, since many find it difficult to tear themselves away from the privacy of their villas, you’ll find this area refreshingly peaceful even when the resort is at full occupancy.
The nearest airport is Cancun – by road the journey to the Viceroy Riviera Maya takes about 60 minutes.
If you will be driving to The Viceroy Riviera Maya, please advise your approximate time of arrival and we will send full driving directions.