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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 $2 per day charge for the use of the safety depsoit box.
Two queen beds, Balcony with garden-view, Satellite TV, Phone, Room safe, Bathroom with tub/shower, Haridryer. Adjoining rooms and cribs available upon request.
Other Amenities -
ALL TOGETHER FAMILY ROOM
Two conecting rooms, Two queen beds in each room, Balcony, garden or ocean-view, Flat screen TV, Phone, Room safe ($), 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.
Other Amenities -
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 -
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 -
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:
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.
La Terraza -
International buffet restaurant.
Viva Cafe -
A la carte Fusion restaurant (international cuisine). Open for dinner. Reservations required.
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
Might as well have called it Europeon Guest Services
LoriMacKelvie, Winnipeg, Canada
Thu Feb 26 19:57:06 EST 2015
I have to give this resort a thumbs down because of the Reception, Guest Services, and Concierge Staff. Got off to a bad start when we had to wait to get into our room an hour and a half after to the...
I have to give this resort a thumbs down because of the Reception, Guest Services, and Concierge Staff. Got off to a bad start when we had to wait to get into our room an hour and a half after to the 3 pm check in. They other 8 people who were on our flight down got into there rooms way before we did. My sister and I (in our 50's) were travelling alone. Maybe they have something against middle aged women. The room was very average with no view and very noise because of the entertainment from adjacent resort. Tried to get an upgrade. No dice. Problems with Guest services staff regarding the towels. I won't mention any names but one Guest Services staff member in a very smug way told us we would be charged for laundry servicing if any stains were found on the towels we used. We were so paranoid after that we hand washed any marks on them before leaving them out for replacement and sucked up to you know who for a few days. Concierge people were useless unless you wanted to buy an excursion. And the doctor sucked. We thought overall the food was average. Some was really good but some was really bad. Raw hamburgers.. We were there for 2 weeks so got into a good routine after our initial bad first impression. Positive things: The beautiful water and sand, and very nice hard working bartenders, waiting staff, housekeepers, pool and general grounds staff. If you were a young family with kids from Italy and you smoked this is the place. Otherwise I wouldn't spend my hard earned money elsewhere.
Very Good Mid-Range Resort
J2inBrooklyn, Brooklyn, New York
Thu Feb 26 13:57:16 EST 2015
My wife and I stayed for a week recently and really enjoyed ourselves. This is not a high-end resort and doesn't claim to be. Keeping that in mind, it's quite a good spot for the price range and the...
My wife and I stayed for a week recently and really enjoyed ourselves. This is not a high-end resort and doesn't claim to be. Keeping that in mind, it's quite a good spot for the price range and the staff we encountered were very friendly and always helpful. Expect about a 45/60 minute drive from Cancun airport. They have an excellent gym onsite and lots of activities for young and old. The beach is quite nice and there are plenty of loungers for everyone. The breakfast buffet is excellent with many choices for all tastes. It's good for lunch too, but would definitely get repetitive if you were going for dinner every day. Mix it up with some resort restaurants (The Don Diego restaurant is great & our waiter, Cliver, was welcoming, funny and very gracious) and a 30/40 walk or 5 min cab ride into Playa del Carmen.
Tue Feb 24 10:44:53 EST 2015
We recently stayed for a week at the Viva Wyndham Maya resort. We are frequent travellers to Mexico and have travelled extensively to other locations as well. Our group consisted of fourteen people...
We recently stayed for a week at the Viva Wyndham Maya resort. We are frequent travellers to Mexico and have travelled extensively to other locations as well. Our group consisted of fourteen people age 12-81. The Viva Wyndham is an average all inclusive resort with some areas that could use improvements and some areas that are real bonuses.
Rooms- Our family of four were booked in building two to the right of the lobby. We were on the second floor nearest to the lobby which was a quiet location with easy access to all parts of the resort. Rooms are very basic but clean. Size varies from room to room with some rooms and closet space being very small. Balconies are tiny. Perhaps the biggest disappointment in the rooms was the single small bottle of water that is present on check-in and not replaced. We were told this was for environmental reasons and that water bottles could be re-filled at any of the bars. True but not really practical to have two people sharing one water bottle! There are also no fridges in the rooms and therefore no soft drinks or beer available in the room. This was not a big deal for us but is something we've come to expect at four star resorts.
Amenities- The resort location is excellent as it is located in the gated Playacar community and within easy walking distance to Playa Del Carmen. The beach is deep and wide with ample chairs and shade. The resort has one main pool area and a second quiet pool located near building C. The main pool area has a swim-up bar and a smaller section for children as well as a hot tub (not warm). Pool is not heated so quite often we found it too cool to use. Pool chairs are also readily available and we had no trouble finding chairs for our use. The resort has an excellent activity staff and activities range from yoga and aerobics by the pool to dance lessons, Spanish lessons, darts, crazy games etc. Evening entertainment varies with some of it being a bit dull and other shows being quite good. Prior to the show, the activity staff gather in the lobby bar area where they invite guests to dance to live music. We really enjoyed learning the different dance steps and spending the evening in the this manner. Also available at this resort is the trapeze. Times are available for both children and adults and guests are able to first go through a brief instruction period followed by an opportunity to try basic trapeze. Harnesses are used and many of us enjoyed something we'd never done before. This was an excellent plus for this resort.
Our group also enjoyed the complimentary Hobie Cats. Free wifi is available in the lobby bar and outdoor patio outside the lobby but it is very slow especially when the area is busy.
Food- We found the variety and availability of food to be very good. There is one main buffet near the lobby that is open for breakfast, lunch and supper. There is a second buffet near the pool and beach that is open whenever the main buffet is not. This buffet offers fresh pizza, hamburgers, hotdogs, fries, chicken, rice, veggies, salad bar and desserts. Food is fresh and replenished regularly. At times there was a wait for the fries and a bit of a line up for hamburgers. Ala carte restaurants were excellent.
Drinks- While I had mainly non-alcoholic drinks, I found these to be very good and made from fruit juice and fresh fruit rather than from slushy machines. Alcoholic drinks were poured quite strong and many in our group found they had to watch this. Bar service is available by the pool and in the lobby. Self-serve soda, water and juice is available in the main buffet and by the pool bar.
Beach- This resort is located on a wide and deep beach. The sand is fine and soft. The beach does have a slight drop near the water from erosion as a result of the waves. This made walking on the beach a little trickier. Nearer to Playa Del Carmen, the beach levelled out and walking was much easier. There is seaweed along the beach particularly on windier days. Staff work hard to rake and bury the seaweed as best they can.
Bathrooms-This is one downside of this resort. The bathroom location beside the trapeze is not convenient for beach users. For those who spend their days at the beach, the trek to the bathrooms can be long. Something nearer to the beach would be really beneficial. Other bathrooms throughout the resort were located near restaurants and lobby and they were fine.
Overall- We enjoyed this resort. The layout of the resort is efficient and the walkways nicely landscaped. The activity staff were really involved with guests and worked hard to provide regular and varied activities. Initially, some of us were a bit surprised by the amount of concrete surrounding the lobby but grew to use these sitting areas as a gathering place and appreciated the cleanliness that the concrete provided. A few more intimate sitting areas would have been appreciated or even a couple of covered spaces-we had a half day of rain. Resort rooms could be improved and the addition of fridges, washcloths, fridges and clocks would help with the improvements. A lively fun resort with a few minor issues.
Stay as long as you can!!
Sun Feb 22 14:41:24 EST 2015
I just got back yesturday and I did not want to leave. The entertainment staff really made my vacation the best doing a lot of the activities and making them super fun. The shows at night were always...
I just got back yesturday and I did not want to leave. The entertainment staff really made my vacation the best doing a lot of the activities and making them super fun. The shows at night were always amazing and the kids show is so cute. The food was great pizza and fries are the best. The bartenders are great and will make you your new favourite drink if you ask them to surprise you with a kind of drink. The beach and water are amazing it's a short walk to town only about 25 min walking
On the beach which is great! It's the perfect size not to big its nice to go for walks around there's always things to do and I will definatly be back next year!
Had a wonderful time there!
salsadancer2, Huntsville, AL
Thu Feb 19 10:18:19 EST 2015
The beach at this resort is outstanding; if it's the beach you like, this one is hard to beat. The water is magazine-picture perfect, and the white, fine sand, also. The resort is an older resort...
The beach at this resort is outstanding; if it's the beach you like, this one is hard to beat. The water is magazine-picture perfect, and the white, fine sand, also. The resort is an older resort. Back when it was first built, they got a choice spot, but don't expect a new resort. The furnishings and decor are kept new and nice, of course, and everything was very clean. The pools are nice, too.
Aside from a gorgeous beach, the thing we most liked next about Viva Wyndham Maya was the nightly entertainment. It was on a professional level. There were a couple of shows that I would have paid to go see -- the Madonna show and the Latin show were stand-outs. I don't imagine the same performers come back year after year but I hope the level of the entertainment is maintained.
We enjoyed that the resort is so near Playa del Carmen. It is a short taxi ride away or not too far to walk. The town feels safe. Shopping is good and interesting in Playa del Carmen and La Bodeguita del Medio is iconic!! We would walk into town and take a taxi back at night.
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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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