TAKE ME THERE ... VICEROY RIVIERA MAYA
Located on the white sands of the Riviera Maya in Playa Del Carmen, this Mexico luxury resort is nestled in the tropical forest. Viceroy Riviera Maya, an adults-only resort, is the equivalent of being invited to an exclusive private villa and stunning spa. Their beachfront luxury Playa Del Carmen hotel is a resort refuge and has a full service luxury spa, an award-winning restaurant and lounge featuring "Mayaterranean Cuisine," seven-miles of white-sand beach, and trips to nearby ancient cities and ruins. Sounds about right.
This adults-only spot is made up of private villas, and every villa has a private plunge pool and an outdoor shower in an exotic jungle setting, with room for two. As an adults-only hotel, this spot caters to couples – which means no kids and babies. Try the Plunge Pool Turndown, where lanterns and flower petals rim the perimeter of the pool, and candles are floated in it or the Aphrodisiac Shower Experience, with a ring of candles encircling the outdoor shower. For this tryst, there’s a supply of aphrodisiac soaps (made with natural honey from the resort’s hive of stingless melipona bees), massage oils, and wine.
Palapa villas with lots of wood and rattan are connected by meandering pathways at this property formerly called The Tides. Here's what some visitors have said about Viceroy Riviera Maya:
"You don't need an oceanview room—the grounds and these villas with private pools and outdoor showers are to die for."
"It's beautiful, lush, romantic, and decadent, yet maintains the natural beauty and simplicity of the jungle setting."
Given that you are in the jungle, expect to spot the resident family of spider monkeys. La Marea, near the lagoon pool, serves upscale Mexican cuisine. "What one employee learns about you, all others soon know and remember—unbelievable, unmatchable service."
Can't wait to visit...