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Viceroy Riviera Maya

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Photo: Courtesy of Viceroy Hotels

Riviera Maya Playa Xcalacoco Frac 7
Playa del Carmen, 77710, Mexico
TEL: 52-984-877-3000
TEL: (800) 578 0281

Formerly the Tides Riviera Maya

Set between the beach and a lush, tropical forest in Mexico’s booming resort region on the Yucatán Peninsula, the Tides still retains a sense of exclusivity and seclusion. Flip-flop-wearing travelers unpack in one of 30 stand-alone villas (all of which are more than 1,000 square feet with marble bathrooms and outdoor terraces). But change is underfoot at this Yucatán standout, where an additional 11 oceanfront villas are under construction, as is a state-of-the-art indoor gym, boutique, and seaside restaurant and bar. The property’s location in the village of Playa Xcalacoco near Playa del Carmen means that the Caribbean Sea is a draw; when visitors tire of snorkeling, boating, or scuba diving, yoga classes are available alongside the crashing surf and the property’s palapa-roofed cabanas. For a different kind of relaxation, the resort’s mayordomo can help arrange for a chocolate-and-mud massage, followed by grouper served with a crab-bisque sauce at the romantic seaside La Marea restaurant.

Room to Book:

Luxury Villas don't typically have ocean views or bonus square footage: Villa 56 is the only exception.

Insider Tip:

The on-site garden doubles as Mayan pharmacy, yielding sleep aids, jet-lag cures, and belly-soothing teas for the weary traveler.


Open / Closes
  • Adults Only
  • Beach Resort
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Destination Spa
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Gay Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Laundry Service
  • Meal Plan
  • Maid Service
  • Parking Fee
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Turndown
  • Valet Parking
  • Water Sports
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms:

Number of Suites: 41 villas

Number of Restaurants: 2

Year Opened: 2002



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