Viceroy Riviera Maya
Viceroy's signature urban-chic style blends seamlessly into its beachfront setting.
This casual-chic resort is tucked into a village outside Playa del Carmen, surrounded by rain forest and sea. It offers just 41 villas, all done in low-key designer style with subtle Mayan influences and muted colors for a tranquil ambience. Covered with thatched roofs, all have their own private patios and plunge pools. La Marea restaurant blends Mexican and Mediterranean influences, while Coral Grill & Bar features "al fresco" cuisine such as fresh seafood and local organic produce. The house spa is a destination unto itself with yoga classes and Mayan ritual treatments including a traditional (if upscale) Temazcal purification ceremony. Along with its on-site indulgences, the Viceroy offers numerous out-and-about activities, from diving, snorkeling and deep seawater fishing to tours of nearby ancient ruins.