Exceptional Values! Honeymooners: Bottle of domestic sparkling wine, hors d'oeuvres, fruit basket, and room upgrade (based on availability; minimum 3-night stay).
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 $2 per day charge for the use of the safety depsoit box.
1 King bed, ocean view, a/c, satellite TV, bath with shower, hair dryer, terrace with jacuzzi, in room safe ($)
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 -
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 -
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:
La Terraza -
International buffet restaurant.
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
Our group of three couples stayed at the VW Maya from Dec. 1 - Dec. 11, originally we made reservations to stay at the Viva Wyndham Azteca. When we arrived to check in we were promptly told that...
Our group of three couples stayed at the VW Maya from Dec. 1 - Dec. 11, originally we made reservations to stay at the Viva Wyndham Azteca. When we arrived to check in we were promptly told that because of being over booked that they were moving us to the VW Maya. At first we were so disappointed as my husband and I had stayed at the Azteca a few years ago and loved it. For our inconvenience we were told we would receive an upgraded room at the VW Maya and a certificate for the gift shop. We asked if we didn't like it there if we could come back to the Azteca in a couple of days...the answer was a puzzled yes (like why would you want to come back?).
Not knowing what to expect we were all pleasantly surprised. The rooms we received were a definite upgrade. There was a large king bed with lots of pillows and a couch to sit on (that's a really big thing to me as I hate to sit on the bed after it is made up). The bathrooms had double sinks, a large spa tub and a large shower. We were on the first floor by the 'quiet' pool which has it's own bar area. We could just open our sliding door and get drinks anytime we wanted during the day. At night we were away from the entertainment area and so there was less noise.
Our group liked it so much that we quickly decided that we wanted to stay the entire time at the VW Maya.
Loved the main lobby bar, service was always quick and friendly (excellent cappuccino and chocolate martinis). Lots of choices in the buffet and yes, there was some different types of food, but with so many different nationalities staying there, they tried hard to have a variety of food for all (If you are super picky and can't find something to your liking maybe you need to stay home and cook for yourself). Went to four of the restaurants, all were fantastic, and the service was excellent. Tried the Italian restaurant (called Il Paco? and the filet there melted in your mouth) and Bamboo at the VW Azteca. Then we had Mediterranean and Mexican at VW Maya....again the food at all of the restaurants was served with a flair and the servers made it feel like it was a special night out for all.
The animation team was big and energetic. Special shout out to Molly from Sweden. She has only been there a little over a month and she is one of the nicest and friendliest there is, really went out of her way to say hello and explain what was going on everyday. Husband did the trapeze with Molly's group twice and loved it.
Also enjoyed most of the shows, the costume designer and choreographer (don't know her name but she was such a hard worker) did a good job and was a great dancer. Can't believe these kids work so hard during the day and then put on a show at night too, then more dancing after the show for them at the disco!
All in all the VW Maya exceeded our expectations and we will come back at sometime in the future. Our friends liked it so much that we are already planning our future return.
MNhasSnow, bemidji minnesota
Sat Dec 13 06:25:29 EST 2014
My husband and I stayed the week of Nov.29-Dec.6. We arrived at the resort at noon and were checked in very quickly. Room would be ready at 3 so we had a nice lunch then relaxed at the beach for a...
My husband and I stayed the week of Nov.29-Dec.6. We arrived at the resort at noon and were checked in very quickly. Room would be ready at 3 so we had a nice lunch then relaxed at the beach for a couple of hours. We got room 1203 and were pleased with the room. Technically ocean view if it weren't for that one palm tree! :) Nice big bathroom. No issues there except occasionally the toilet "struggled" to do it's job. Common in Mexico. Beds were "losing their spring" like I read in another review but we still slept well. Pillows were the only thing I thought were pretty flat so if that is important bring one from home. I loved how fresh and clean all the linens smelled and our room was cleaned perfectly every day with nice towel art that always makes me smile.
We ate all of our meals at the buffet and always found something good to eat. As a matter of fact that is the problem with us and all-inclusives. We tend to eat more than we need to just because we can! :) At the end of lunch and dinner I would always make myself a little "dessert sampler" plate. I rarely have dessert at home. We tended to spend our after dinner time in the courtyard by the lobby which is really a nice area. Very roomy and quite a lot of seating areas. They have a resident cat that would come sit with me most evenings. It was so cute when a little girl wanted to know the name of "my" cat. :)
Early mornings I would go down to the beach to watch the sunrise. You can get coffee or cappuccino as early as you want as the pool bar is open 24 hours. The bartenders there are very nice and a 10 peso tip got me a "thank you sweetie" each time. Beach is perfect there and we had some very nice sunrises. Walked south past the Sandos Playacar to snorkel once and watched kiteboarders another time when it was too windy to snorkel. Fun to watch them.
This was mostly a lazy vacation and we accomplished that. Went to Paamul for the day once (200 peso taxi fare) and had a nice lunch and a little snorkel time. Went to Puerto Morelos for a little walk around and lunch one day (walked to the colectivo stand in PDC and it was 20 pesos per person to PM then taxi in to the beach for 30 pesos) and had a nice lunch at Pelicano's. Had dinner at Carboncito's one night. Very good and good service. Favorite meal was lunch at Playa Maya one day. Coconut shrimp and seafood and cheese stuffed fish. Yum! Excellent service.
We planned to have breakfast at the Azteca one day and walked over there and walked around but just didn't feel as comfortable there so we came back to the Maya for breakfast. We always felt welcome by our regular server at the Maya and tended to sit in the same spot for most meals. It's a nice comfortable place and a good value.
Mon Dec 08 19:59:40 EST 2014
We went here for our honeymoon and the service and people working here were awful!...seemed like they were being bothered when we had to ask them a simple question. Very un-accommodating! Good was...
We went here for our honeymoon and the service and people working here were awful!...seemed like they were being bothered when we had to ask them a simple question. Very un-accommodating! Good was good and a variety but we would not go back to this hotel again unfortunately...
Mon Dec 08 06:28:38 EST 2014
My partner and i went to Mexico for our first holiday together we stayed at viva Wyndham Azteca a beautiful hotel in a amazing location. The beach is stunning and only a minuet walk from the pool(not...
My partner and i went to Mexico for our first holiday together we stayed at viva Wyndham Azteca a beautiful hotel in a amazing location. The beach is stunning and only a minuet walk from the pool(not even that) and the entertainment staff where so friendly and made the effort to talk to everyone in lots of languages ,the waiters and bar staff are also friendly and always happy to help or have a chat we would recommend anyone to go as a first trip to Mexico as it's not crowded and only a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute taxi ride into playa del carmen the only thing i would recommend is to bring your own lock box for money as we had issues with our safe and believe money may have been taken but didn't realise until the last day but over all it was an amazing holiday and would defiantly come back
Great value for the money
Sun Dec 07 21:23:25 EST 2014
Report on Viva Wyndham Maya from Nov 25- Dec 5.
Initially we were booked at sister resort Azteca which is a few minutes away but were told that there was a ?maintenance problem in our room? so we...
Report on Viva Wyndham Maya from Nov 25- Dec 5.
Initially we were booked at sister resort Azteca which is a few minutes away but were told that there was a ?maintenance problem in our room? so we would be moved to a superior room at Maya and given $100 US voucher at gift shop for the inconvenience.
The upgraded room was beautiful and right on the beachfront in Bldg 1 on first floor ? Rm 1102 with walkout patio. Unfortunately we were rudely awakened for almost an hour at 2am by noisy neighbours who had just left the disco onsite. This was reported to reception desk the next morning who resolved the issue. Bring earplugs as walls are paper thin- you can even hear someone in next room opening the zipper of a suitcase/baggage.
Food was ok at buffet but we did prefer 4 a la cartes that we received over 10 night period. Also, if you went to customer service between 2-3pm you could often get an extra same night reservation for the restaurants.
Portofino- delicious seafood soup, seafood pasta, steak, Caesar salad
Bamboo- great spring rolls, noodles, teppanyaki, fruit dessert, creamy coconut tapioca
Don Diego- Mexican food specialty such as chicken fajitas
Café Viva- bruschetta
El Paco- good spaghetti carbonara
It was great to meet fellow Canadians Dave and Nancy (who has a Facebook page on Viva Wyndham Maya) and spend two evenings with them. My new favourite drink is iced Frappucino with Baileys!!!!
I enjoyed daily Yoga at 9am, Aquafit at 11:15, and Zumba/Step at 4:30.
On Dec 5 at noon, a guest had a seizure plus head injury sustained from fall onto tile floor near the lobby bar-was impressed with medical care. The house doctor and lifeguard from beach arrived within few minutes and guest was taken away by ambulance within 10 minutes.
Special thanks to room cleaner Carlos, buffet waiter Jose Alberto, customer service rep Dieter, Portofino waiter Gabriel and salsa teacher Daniel.
Make sure you take $1 US bills for tips.
GREAT VALUE OVERALL.
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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.
APPLE RATINGS: Exceptional Standard of Service &
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