A 45 minute drive from Cancun, at the end of a few hidden roads, lies the Viceroy Riviera Maya—a beautiful lush sanctuary in paradise.
The resort has an open-air lobby and their beautiful villas are surrounded by the lush jungle of the Riviera Maya. Just a moments walk away from the beach, The Viceroy property gives you the best of both worlds. The resort is set on the beautiful sand beaches of Playa Del Carmen. The poolside beach bar is where I spent most of my day soaking up the sun with a pina colada in hand. The resort is located just a quick 10-15 minute drive from the heart of Playa Del Carmen, but I felt no need to leave the property throughout my stay.
The food at the Viceroy was excellent. Every morning I enjoyed fresh fruit juices and an authentic Mexican breakfast—the huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, and carne asada were amazing. For dinner I indulged in mojacuete, tacos and fresh guacamole. I kept lunch light with appetizers like seafood ceviche, shrimp quesadillas and freshly sliced coconut.
The resort offers an abundance of amenities for their guests including a well-equipped gym, a gorgeous full-service spa, and an excursion desk to book activities off-site including scuba diving, boat rides, and fishing. There are also two restaurants on the property, La Marea & Coral Grill & Bar. The resort also has a library that features books and DVD’s to checkout during your stay.
The Viceroy Riviera Maya is great for a romantic getaway, or in my case, a rejuvenating retreat to recharge for a few days. It was a great escape and I hope to return again soon.
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