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Valentin Imperial Maya
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Why Stay At Valentin Imperial Maya
For a Mexican escape, try this adults-only, hacienda-style resort on a half-mile stretch of beach in the Yucatán.
Although it's infused with the rustic charms of a casual Mexican hacienda, the low-rise Valentin Imperial Maya has all the requisite resort amenities: an exclusive, adults-only vibe; a 46,000-square-foot pool; and a secluded swath of shoreline along the Riviera Maya's Playa del Secreto, on the eastern shore of the Yucatán. Here, arched doorways, tiled corridors, and a central fountain plaza create a colonial feel, while all 540 neutral-toned suites are more modern (consider the marble bathrooms). Across the 136 acres, sarong-clad travelers meander between the sprawling spa, six pools, and nine restaurants, which includes La Hacienda, for the signature Pueblan chicken mole.
Loggerhead and green sea turtles lay eggs on Yucatán beaches from May to October, and the hotel concierge will arrange a turtle spotting excursion for front-row views.
Rent a snorkel from the beachfront watersports center and head straight offshore; a coral reef stretches along the calm shores of Playa del Secreto.
Arrive at Cancún International Airport (CUN) which is approximately 32 miles from the hotel. Anticipate about 45 minutes of travel time.Carretera Federal 307-Chetumal Puerto Juarez KM311 500, Playa Del Secreto, Solidaridad, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Six Pools
- Large Spa
- Beauty Services
- Fitness Center
- Yoga Classes
- Private Terraces or Balconies
- Marble Bathrooms
- Complimentary Internet
- Separate Shower Cabins
- Separate Toilets
- Hair Dryers
- Phones in Bathrooms
- Satellite TV
- DVD Players
- Air Conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- i-Pod Docks
- In-room Safes
- Coffee/Tea Makers
- Mini Bars
- Iron + Ironing Boards
- Turn down Service
- Marble Bathrooms
- Nine Restaurants
- Nine Bars
- Swim-up Bar
- Beach Bar
- Sports Bar
- Al Fresco Dining
- In-Room Dining
- Nightly rate is for 2 adults. Up to one extra adult can share the Deluxe Junior Suite for an additional charge
- All-inclusive property: all meals and beverages are included with the exception of lobster and some wines
- $100 spa credit
- Pillow menu and WiFi
Why We Love Playa del Carmen
The Riviera Maya offers something for everyone, from soft-sand beaches to ancient Mayan ruins, freshwater cenotes (caves), and Cancún's rowdy nightlife. To get to Playa del Secreto, drive 30 minutes south of Cancún International Airport (CUN).
Federal Carretera 307.
Tours from $80.
Best Outdoor Excursion: Snorkel past stalagmites and stalactites in the White Cave freshwater sinkholes, part of a vast underground river system that was sacred to the ancient Mayans.
Carretera 307, Km 244.5.
$100 for two.
Where to Eat: It's a 20-minute taxi ride north to Puerto Morelos, a fishing town where El Merkadito serves fish tacos, ceviches, and seafood pastas in an unfussy beachfront dining room. Try the fettuccine with lobster.
Avenida Rafael Megar.
Dinner for two $20.
Where to Drink: For a waterfront drink, travelers head for La Marina Restaurant in the Hotel Marina El Cid. Order a Modelo and watch the 120-foot yachts glide into the marina.
Blvd. El Cid, Unidad 15, Puerto Morelos.
Drinks for two $10.
Why Go Now
March 9 - 15, 2014
Riviera Maya Film Festival
Showing 70 films in 12 theaters and 4 ocean-side venues throughout the State of Quintana Roo including Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Screenings are free to the public.
Venues across Playa del Carmen.
April 29 - May 3, 2014
Akumal Comedy Festival
A free comedy festival featuring over a dozen professional comedians from the United States and Canada performing seven shows in four distinct venues.
Akumal, Quintana Roo.
May 23 - 25, 2014
Sacred Mayan Journey
Recreating the pilgrimage of the ancient Maya to worship the Goddess lxChel, canoeists in pre-hispanic-style vessels race from Xcaret Park to Cozumel, a 17- mile journey.
Xcaret, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen.