Exceptional Values! Honeymooners: Bottle of domestic sparkling wine, hors d'oeuvres tray, fruit basket, two t-shirts, a 7"x4" picture, and room upgrade (based on availability; minimum 3-night stay; package is additional to the all-inclusive package; couples must have been married within past six months and present a marriage certificate).
Spend unforgettable moments alongside your family at Viva Wyndham Maya located in Riviera Maya, Mexico. This delightful resort has a mystical charm, with breathtaking white, sandy beaches, nearby Mayan ruins, colossal forests, and cenotes. Wake up in paradise and enjoy the magic of this all-inclusive resort bursting with energy, rhythm, and fun.
This one-of-a-kind resort is surrounded by an incredible culture, atmosphere, and extraordinary local attractions. The daily activities program has something for guests of every age. For the recreation-minded, Viva Wyndham Maya offers water aerobics, boogie boarding, kayaking, beach volleyball, a climbing wall, and much more. Enjoy a refreshing swim, lounge on the white-sand beach, or pamper yourself at the Renova Spa. Your children will create unforgettable moments at the kids' club. With an extensive activities program, the supervised club is ideal for families. Parents can enjoy time on their own while children form new friendships with kids from around the globe.
As night falls, the fun is just getting started. Enjoy nightly themed shows, sip your favorite cocktail at one of the premium bars, or dance the hours away at the disco.
Viva Wyndham Maya offers an international buffet, delicious snacks, and refreshing beverages 24-hours a day. Let yourself be seduced by the flavors of the Mexican, Mediterranean, and Italian specialty restaurants.
Viva Wyndham Maya has 604 elegantly decorated rooms providing the perfect place for a siesta. These picturesque sanctuaries include breathtaking ocean or garden views and are furnished in a quaint, colonial style.
Located on a prime stretch of sandy beachfront in the unique Playacar complex, this resort is two miles away from the town of Playa del Carmen, and 35 miles (45 minutes driving time) from the Cancun International Airport.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN
Barber / Beauty Salon
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1
There is a freshwater swimming pool with a whirlpool.
Playacar Golf Club - 1/2 mile
This championship-level golf course was carved right out of the jungle by the Robert Von Hagge Associates. This 7,202 yard course is rated 73.1 and has plenty of tee boxes for every level of play. It is situated next to Playa del Carmen.
Green Fees: $100
Cart Fee: Included
Club Rental Fees: $30
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Club Viva Maya is a great property with Mexican architecture, modern facilities and a friendly atmosphere. This beachfront resort consists of 3-story units spread throughout lush tropical landscaping, each room features a balcony or terrace.
Features include a strong entertainment program, wonderfull cuisine, lighted tennis, a disco, daily activities, live nightly entertainment.
Beach: The property is situated along an expansive, white sandy beach.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 604
Year Opened: 1997
No Springbreakers. Must be at least 18 years old to check in. Men are required to wear pants for dinner. There is a $2 per day charge for the use of the safety depsoit box.
SUPERIOR ROOM OCEAN VIEW
Two queen beds, Balcony with ocean-view, satellite TV, Phone, Room safe, Bathroom with tub/shower, Hairdryer. Adjoining rooms and cribs available upon request.
Other Amenities -
Two queen beds, Balcony with garden-view, Satellite TV, Phone, Room safe, Bathroom with tub/shower, Haridryer. Adjoining rooms and cribs available upon request.
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ALL TOGETHER FAMILY ROOM
Two conecting rooms, Two queen beds in each room, Balcony, garden or ocean-view, Flat screen TV, Phone, Room safe ($), Bathroom with shower, Hairdryer, A/C, Wii and XBOX games included in the price.
Other Amenities -
Two queen or 1 king bed, Balcony with garden or ocean-view, Modern decor, Phone, Room safe, Bathroom with marble vanity, double sink & jacuzzi tub, Flat screen TV, Hairdryer. Adjoining rooms and cribs available upon request.
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SUPERIOR SINGLE WITH CHILD
Two queens for single adult and child, Balony with garden-view, Satellite TV, Phone, Room safe, Bathroom tub/shower, Hairdryer. Adjoining rooms and cribs available upon request.
Other Amenities -
1 King bed, ocean view, a/c, satellite TV, bath with shower, hair dryer, terrace with jacuzzi, in room safe ($)
Other Amenities -
There is a $2 per day charge for the use of the safety depsoit box.
Viva Wyndham Maya features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL
There are 5 Restaurants at Viva Wyndham Maya:
Viva Cafe -
A la carte Fusion restaurant (international cuisine). Open for dinner. Reservations required.
A la carte restaurant serving pizza and pasta dishes. Open for dinner. Reservations required. Dress Code: Men must wear long pants.
A la carte restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine. Open for dinner. Reservations required. Dress Code: Men must wear long pants.
Hacienda Don Diego -
A la carte restaurant serving Mexican cuisine. Open for dinner. Reservations required. Dress Code: Men must wear long pants.
Evening Entertainment: A different show every night (15 night rotation); DiscothequeCovered theater.
The Kids Fun Club divides children into two age groups: one for younger children ages4-7; and another group for kids 8-12 years old. Both offer activities designed especially for the tastes of each respective age group.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old.
Program Fees: Complimentary.
Babysitting Fee: $5.00 per hour
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hrs.
Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
197 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Viva Wyndham Maya to their friends and family
This was my first experience in Mexico, and to be honest I was a little let down. My boyfriend and I went with another couple, no kids. They kept apologizing to me for the resort, because it was not...
This was my first experience in Mexico, and to be honest I was a little let down. My boyfriend and I went with another couple, no kids. They kept apologizing to me for the resort, because it was not up to par with the times that they had gone before. We had got a good deal on the resort which prompted our choice, but in the future I will definitely spring a little more cash to get a better experience. Here?s a quick breakdown of our experience.
We had a preferred package, so we got to check in at the air conditioned VIP lounge, a nice perk considering the bad reviews of the check in staff. There was a little breakdown in communication on how many nights we got at the reservation only restaurants, and there was an issue with the staff saying that they had not received payment on the all-inclusive fees (luckily I kept my receipt). Otherwise just fine.
Very friendly and helpful. Our housekeeping team was very friendly and efficient. Service on the beach was timely, someone would come by frequently to refresh drinks. We tipped a bartender heavy the first night and as a result we never had to wait in line for our drinks. The guy knew us by sight and had our beverages ready right away (I only had club soda most of the time, see below drink overview). The activity staff was a little pushy to get you to participate in activities, I ended up getting pulled on stage to do a show and would rather not have, but eh, it?s all in good fun.
Our rooms were kept clean, common areas and dining halls were clean. Public bathrooms a little dingy, but to be expected, I?ve definitely seen worse. The lobby and public areas were nicely furnished and very relaxing, we enjoyed sitting in many areas of the resort. Our room was inviting and had a lovely view of the adult only pool. We were in the VIP building so we did not have the noise of the pool or the club. Bit of a hike to the beach, but I don?t the exercise, so no complaints.
Very cheap on the food, it was one of the worst things about the resort. Seemed like a Golden Corral to be honest. Also, too many ?kid friendly? options. Adults do not want to eat hot dogs and pizza every day. The dine in restaurants followed the same sort of lack luster theme. We ended up going to town to eat several times, and when you are paying for an all inclusive already, it tightens the budget and does not make you feel as though you got your value.
This was by far the worst part of the resort. It was not the liquor itself (which was very low shelf, not a name brand to be seen), it was the mixers. There were colorful menus of drinks that all looked great, but once you took a sip it was clear that the ingredients were syrup based, none of it was real juice. Pure sugar! It makes sense as this was a VERY kid oriented resort, and they used the same ingredients to make the smoothies. If I had kids I would not want them drinking this stuff. As a result of this, I pretty much did not drink the entire vacation, which really sucks at an all inclusive! It was a major disappointment.
We had the VIP package, so we had a roped off area for chairs, but even we had a hard time getting seats. One person would get up early and stake out a spot under a palapa. I can?t imagine what it is like in the public area. The beach also ?closed? at 8 pm, and we had to sneak out to goof off (because I?m a grown up damn it!? ).
The pool was a bit of a disappointment too. Having seen pictures of resorts with huge pools that you swim under bridges, etc. this one was so small. The kiddie pool ran into the adult pool, and I shudder to think of the water, it was murky and gross, AND they had to shut it down one day because a kid pooped in there. Pretty much says it all. The pool in the adult area was a basic pool, and very quiet if that?s what you are into.
Oh my gosh, kids, kids, kids, kids, everywhere! I realize families go to resorts too, but I don?t want to deal with other people?s ankle biters when I paid good money to relax. Not the resort?s fault by any stretch, in fact they were really accommodating to families, but for me this was a negative. If there had been more kid free areas it would have been nicer. Next time it will be an adult only resort.
We didn?t really participate a lot, but there were options. There was a workout class every morning that looked fun and water workouts. There was a trapeze set up (IDK if this is extra), shows every night, a disco (didn?t go), and bikes for free to ride around (which we did enjoy). Additionally there is an archery range, a gym, a spa, and a kids club. There were many activities for children and familes during the day where they could paint their own pottery and plates or make other assorted crafts. They rugrats seemed to like this. Again, the staff is a little over zealous to get you to participate.
TL;DR: Food and drink were terrible, but staff and accommodations were great. This is a good value for families, the kids will be entertained. Not great for romantic getaways, and people who don?t appreciate other people?s kids should consider another resort. If you can get VIP, it is a nice perk!
Very welcoming and accomodating and clean
Lori P, Auburn, Maine
Sun Jun 28 19:21:48 EDT 2015
My husband and I stayed in the back by the adult pool, which we likes because it was quieter and yet we could go to the beach area and a show.The staff was wonderful, make you feel like VIPs. The...
My husband and I stayed in the back by the adult pool, which we likes because it was quieter and yet we could go to the beach area and a show.The staff was wonderful, make you feel like VIPs. The buffet was good, my favorite restaurant was the Oriental Bamboo at the sister resort Azteca. The staff keep everything very clean. We walked everyday downtown, which is about 20 minute walk one way.
Easy to organize excursions, we went snorkeling with the turtles...loved it. Victor with Adventura Maya tours was great, a lot of fun. We would go back, cant beat the price.
Been to 23 All-Inclusive Resorts over the years.....sorry to say this one ranked last.
Kelly N, Dallas, Texas
Sat Jun 27 08:42:55 EDT 2015
My wife and I decided to take our adult kids and their spouses plus one grand kid on a vacation. We needed a kid friendly resort and the Viva Maya seemed to fit the bill. Our arrival, a day late...
My wife and I decided to take our adult kids and their spouses plus one grand kid on a vacation. We needed a kid friendly resort and the Viva Maya seemed to fit the bill. Our arrival, a day late because of Spirit Airlines Pilot strike (no fault of ours or the hotel) started our vacation off a little tense as I had to rebook at twice the price in order to get us to our destination. We informed the hotel that we would be arriving late the following day. Our reception was very poor and the desk staff should not be dealing with customers. The activity staff was polar opposite as they had a personality and a drive to deliver service with a smile. The reserved dinner restaurants were average but the lunch and dinner buffet was a poor Golden Corral at best with multiple chicken dishes that kept appearing on the steam table day after day in a different form. 7 of the 9 vacationers in our group had several long nights in the bathroom because of food that did not settle well. By the fourth night, we went into town to have our meals and even though that added to the cost of the vacation, it made for good times. The town of Playa is great and there is much to do.
The main pool is a little small for this size resort and the adult pool is completely on the other side of the resort by the front gate with 0 view. Most residential pools are a better setting than the adult pool. The kiddie pool flows into the main pool...???
Yes, they had to shut down the pool in the middle of the afternoon one day because of an escaped turd from the little guys. Well, at least the water stayed warm!
Hey, I hate to hear people grip about a vacation destination as we all need to keep in mind that if we have the resources to take our family to a resort for 7 days, we are probably a very fortunate top 5 percent. I am thankful for all I have been given and my family has always found a way to enjoy and cherish any situation. We just had to try a little harder at the Viva Wyndam Maya than at other all-inclusives we have been to before.
Activities group 9
Front Desk 4
Spirit Airline 2
American Airlines 9
6 days with my family ....Priceless!
Lots of fun!!!!
Fri Jun 26 15:04:47 EDT 2015
This was our first time at México so first my gf & I went to Cancún for a few days to then meet some friends at Viva Maya. Service is very nice here, workers do all to make sure that we feel...
This was our first time at México so first my gf & I went to Cancún for a few days to then meet some friends at Viva Maya. Service is very nice here, workers do all to make sure that we feel comfortable. Food was ok but we didn't care cuz we wanted to try different restaurants at downtown & we did. We'd like to thank Jesus the porter to make everything possible for us, my gf & I wanted to organize an excursion with our friends so we talked to him. He said prices at the tour desk are a bit expensive & showed us the regular taxi fares & they're quite expensive too. We spoke with a guy at the tour desk just to discover the Jesus was right so we inmediatly left everything in his hands. Next morning he got us a private van for all of us to go to Tulum & Akumal & guess what??? All for the right & nice price!!! Awesome driver with well english spoken. We had dinner 3 times outside & he took care of our reservations. Awesome Guy!!!!..... We have no doubts that next time we'll stay here again. Wonderful place for the right price. Thanks Viva Maya. You Rock!!!
Tue Jun 23 19:21:19 EDT 2015
This is a beautiful resort! My husband and I were here with friends and their kids. As our friend are timeshare owners we were situated in rooms at the back of the resort in front of the Adult Pool...
This is a beautiful resort! My husband and I were here with friends and their kids. As our friend are timeshare owners we were situated in rooms at the back of the resort in front of the Adult Pool. The rooms are fabulous and spacious.
Great place and we would definitely go back!
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Recommended for GroupsThe All-Inclusive Viva Wyndham Maya is located two miles from the town of Playa del Carmen on a breathtakingly beautiful beach. This modern resort offers a wide selection of activities and delicious selections for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Children can enjoy special programs while you relax by the pool or beach, or while you're out enjoying one of the many watersports. 424 air-conditioned rooms.
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