The Viceroy Riviera Maya – The definition of boutique luxury
All Viceroy hotels are pure luxury and every on is unique is unique. They are set naturally into their surroundings and embrace the local culture. The Viceroy Riviera Maya is in the heart of Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Resting on seven miles of white sand beach, the Viceroy Riviera Maya blends seamlessly into the jungle. Luxury amenities are effortlessly blended with a relaxed vibe and local Mayan influences.
Though the Viceroy Rivera Maya location is exclusive, it’s also conveniently placed. Just 45 minutes drive from the Cancun airport and only 20 minutes from downtown Playa del Carmen and 45 minutes from the beaches or Mayan ruins of Tulum. If you’re feeling more adventurous, the Viceroy concierge recommends an aerial tour of the famous Chichen Itza ruins, a 50-minute private plane ride.
The Viceroy Rivera Maya is an adults-only, “all-suites” resort. They have no guests under 14 years old and instead of traditional rooms there are private suite villas, each with their own butler. There are 41 private villas with 7 varieties.
Each villa has a private terrace, plunge pool, indoor and outdoor showers (yes they’re very private as well.) Suites are either hidden in the jungle foliage or open up to ocean views. Each suite is nestled into the jungle in a way that guarantees privacy and intimacy for all guests, you feel like you are the only ones there. The feeling of seclusion combined with the Viceroy’s wealth of features makes it one of the most romantic resorts in the Mexican Carribean.
Why choose the Viceroy Riviera Maya Resort for your destination wedding?
Designed for romance and tropical vibes, the Viceroy Riviera Maya is perfect for a destination wedding. It’s intimate but fully equipped to host a wedding of any size. There is even the option to book the whole resort for larger weddings. Catering and menus are world-class and offer customizations and special requests. The Viceroy Riviera Maya also offer traditional Mayan wedding ceremonies performed by their own shaman. Wedding venues are listed below:
Spa and Special Luxury Services
If you want to join the other guests for a dip and a margarita, their oceanfront lagoon pool will be waiting for you with butlers handing out iced towels and freshly dried chaise loungers, along with straw sombreros when you need a break from the sun. Yoga, pilates and strength training are also offered to keep you active.
The Viceroy Riviera Maya also touts a world-class spa that also borrows traditional therapeutic techniques from the local Mayan culture. The Wayak Spa has traditional techniques include the “Tzolkin” which combines a therapeutic massage and healing Copal mud. They offer a Temescal ceremony, which is a special Mayan sweat lodge where steam and healing herbs are used to purify your body and mind.
The Viceroy even has a “soap concierge” providing all guests with a selection of local artisan soaps to choose from. If you’re looking to impress your partner, they have a “romantic turndown” where they will set up your villa with lanterns and floating candles around your private pool, soaker tub and bedroom. They will also decorate with rose petals and enhance the mood with aromatherapy and music. If you want to bring your four-legged friends you can as long as they’re under 10 pounds.
Dining & Drinks
Acclaimed chef Jetzabel Rojas serves up “Mayaterranean”: Mediterenean, Mayan and Mexican fusion. Restaurants include the open-air Coral Bar & Grill and the romantic La Marea. The Library Lounge includes a living room and patio extending off La Marea where you can enjoy cocktails, cigars, deserts and more.
With such a rich history of food and drink in Mexico, the Viceroy offers ways to experience it to the fullest. Participate in cooking and cocktail making classes or Tequila and ceviche tastings. They also have themed dining events, such as the “Chef’s Table”, a multi-course tasting meal, beach BBQ, poolside paella and street food night. If you’re looking for a more intimate dining experience, the Viceroy can set up a candle-lit beach or pier dinner.
Ultimately, our clients say it all about their experience at Viceroy. Here is one testimonial that stands out in our mind:
Aaron and I went to the Viceroy in April 2014 as a vacation just before we were going to move in together. He felt the same peace, spiritual connection and love and appreciation for the place and its people as I did. The Viceroy setting, its welcome cleansing, and its spa ritual packages added to that feeling for us.
We decided a Mayan ceremony for just the two of us was a great way to celebrate the people and place while spiritually giving ourselves to one another. It was our way to show each other our commitment to the relationship and our love was real and forever, just the two of us, in a way that meant most to us. So, when we decided to get legally married, we thought what a great place to do it. We can return to the Viceroy on the 1 year anniversary of our original commitment and have a traditional ceremony for our family and share with them the spiritual Mayan ceremony we had chosen for ourselves.
– Mellisa (view her wedding photos here)
Viceroy destination Wedding Ceremony and Reception Locations
Beachfront – Pure white sand, Caribbean surf and a picture perfect pier for a ceremony or informal reception.
Palapa – The big palapa is a favorite choice after the beach, offering plenty of room in a natural setting while protecting your guests from the hot sun or rain.
La Marea Resturant – A classy setting with a loft for even more spectacular views of the beach and garden.
Coral Grill – This seaside location is perfect for larger parties or receptions.
Xcalacoco Gardens – This tropical gardens are tucked away near the beach, a stunning setting for a reception or cocktail party.
Pool – The lagoon pool looks onto the beach and is surrounded with palm trees. Decorated with lights at night time the reflections on the pool make for a spectacular destination wedding reception location.
The Viceroy Riviera Maya is one of Del Sol Photography’s preferred luxury hotel vendors for destination weddings and events.
For our photography from previous weddings at the Viceroy, click here.
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