Ashley takes us through her luxury stay at the Viceroy Riviera Maya!
I have been DYING to share my experience at the Viceroy Riviera Maya and 65 Villa only resort. At our McCabe World Travel office retreat, I was able to spend 5 days at this beautiful resort. This was my first trip EVER to Mexico experiencing luxury travel as a guest vs. a travel advisor.
Mexico is always a quick and fairly easy trip to make! A quick flight and a 45 min private transfer. The Cancun airport can be a bit overwhelming with the amount of taxis and transportation options, so I would highly suggest making transportation arrangements before you arrive at the airport. If you choose to shuttle, the cost is less but adds an extremely large amount of time to arrive at your destination.
As you enter the Viceroy, you are greeted with a cold scented towel and specialty welcome drink in a handcrafted glass. Once check-in is complete, you are taken on a quick tour of the resort, including a welcoming ceremony at the Spa. I will never forget walking along the path full of foliage to my private villa. Also, having my luggage delivered was a new experience too! The Viceroy is a 65 villa resort, with privacy as a main focus for guests. The further away you are from the beach, the more private your Villa will be! Austin and I were in a Royal Villa for the duration of our trip. Yes, this is a secluded resort, but I wouldn’t have wanted any other way to unwind and relax.
Our first day upon arrival, my colleagues Megan, Frances and I arrived and immediately joined a Guacamole & Margarita class. See me shake it up on McCabe World Travels’ Instagram!
Before dinner, I wanted to take a dip in my Plunge Pool but it was a bit too chilly. One quick call to the front desk I had someone there within 5 minutes to adjust the temperature of my plunge pool. Okay…what? Dinner at La Marea was anything short of amazing. Being greeted by the chef at each meal truly allowed you to feel the special touch that this resort offers. If you have dietary needs, no problem! This resort was aware of my husbands Lactose Intolerance and made any adjustments necessary to make our dining experiences memorable.
My second day, I had the most memorable massage EVER. The spa was truly incredible (see pictures not their website to truly appreciate). Austin and I were able to experience a beautiful outdoor massage. The Caribbean breeze blowing with the sound of the monkeys and birds in the background was incredible.
Although there were only two restaurant options, I never had the same meal twice. I loved having the option of room service or dining at the restaurants. We were lucky enough to have dinner on a Tuesday, where all tables are decorated with hand woven table cloths and perfectly shaken margaritas. The staffs attention to detail was a luxury not to be forgotten. For example, my stomach was not right a few mornings and they IMMEDIATELY dropped Ginger Tea off at the table beside my plunge pool. Talk about service!
The cabanas are first come first serve and fully serviced all day! During our lunch hour on the beach, Austin and I were greeted by one of the amazing resort staff to set up our departure transfer for the following day. The beautiful part of this resort is that you are known when you are there.
Although I was sad to leave, I know that I will be back one day to thoroughly enjoy all the the Viceroy has to offer!
See you soon, Mexico!