For Privacy: Located 10 miles north of Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, The Viceroy Riviera Maya feels secluded, quiet yet maintains a luxurious tropical rainforest vibe.
THE VIBE Greeted with a Mayan welcome blessing I’m immediately put at ease. My luxury villa, with thatched roof and turquoise and white décor is equipped with a heated private plunge pool and outdoor rain shower and hammock make me feel like I am in a private hideaway.
DINING Overlooking the glistening Caribbean water, the breeze off the ocean at Coral Grill offers a laid back atmosphere to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. Order a mango margarita to sip by the pool. For dinner at La Marea restaurant, Chef Jorge Ildefonso offers gourmet Mexican cuisine that fuses tradition with innovative techniques.
SPA The dim, candle lit spa offers a variety of services using ancient Maya traditions, and Mexican herbs to heal the body and mind. Change into the lightweight council robe and opt for the ‘inner peace’ massage to recharge.
Want to read about more Hotels in Riviera Maya? This travel article initially appeared in the Winter 2015/16 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.