Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya– All Inclusive – Adults Only
What We Love
- One of the largest pools in Mexico—complete with swim up bar
- Its location on Playa Secreto, a half-mile long white sand beach
- Nine bars to choose from—including beachfront, poolside, cigar, martini, and one with live entertainment
What To Know
- There are eight restaurant options for dinner, but only two for lunch
- Restaurants have varying dress codes; none seat tables larger than six people
- Chairs around the main pool fill up fast. Get there early to claim a spot
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This beachfront, all-inclusive resort has 540 rooms and suites—with no kids allowed. That means no splashing of little feet in the legendary pool, which winds throughout the lush gardens. No sunburned youngsters hiding out in the palapas on the white sand beach. And no high chairs in the eight different restaurants: from buffet-style Mar y Tierra and Le Marché for breakfast and lunch to Mexican La Hacienda and fine dining option The Corner for dinner. Other restorative pursuits include getting a massage, facial, or ritual treatment in the spa, lighting up a cigar at the Partagas bar, or supping margaritas at one of the property’s well-appointed bars.
In the Area
An oasis unto itself, the Valentin Imperial Maya is a 25 minute-drive from the nightlife of Cancun. Which means it’s also ideally situated for exploring the ancient civilization of the Mayas at the ruins of Tulum (the most well-known, seafront temple), Coba (which boasts the highest Mayan temple in the country), or, a bit farther a field, the vast complex of Chichen Itza. And for snorkeling and swimming with the dolphins, guests head to Xel-Ha, a “natural aquarium” and marine life theme park.
How to Get There
I visited Mexico for a week, was supposed to be for only 5 days, but I left early due to the Hurricane that may have prevented me from leaving on time. I'm so glad I went early because I was able to attend the foam party! Beautiful hotel, outstanding services, all inclusive, with a few exceptions that I never utilized (restaurants). The pool is like a dream and the beach is beautiful! I met so many returning visitors that swear they would never stay anywhere else, and now I see why! I can't wait to go back!
My friends and I just got back from six nights at the Valentin and we can't stop talking about how fantastic it was.
The food was the best I've ever had at an all inclusive. Lots of variety and everything was fresh, not just boxed and reheated. They changed this up a lot at the breakfast and lunch buffets so we didn't get sick of it. Lots of fresh, cooked to order options. We loved the little food carts by the pool and the mini lunch buffet they set up there. We went to every restaurant they had for dinner and never had a bad meal. We especially love Hacienda, the Mexican place.
We had the lowest level of room and it didn't feel low level at all. It had been recently renovated and was immaculately clean. The mini bar was constantly stocked and if you ran out of something they would deliver it in a flash.
Every single employee we passed greeted us kindly, even if they were mowing grass they stopped and waved or smiled. They had a big staff, never short handed. The grounds and buildings were in great shape. They were constantly touching up paint, sweeping up leaves and cleaning spots I couldn't tell were dirty.
We liked that the resort is really spread out. We tend to like a quieter resort and we liked that you could easily find quiet but if you wanted the night life or pool party, it is definitely there. We had no problem with the long walk to dinner, it was a beautiful walk. If you have mobility issues, valets are constantly coming by on golf carts to give rides wherever you want to go.
One of my absolute favorite parts was how green the resort is. They really try to be environmentally friendly. Drinks are all served in re-usable cups and they don't have straws. The few places they have disposable utensils it is bio degradable.
We have already started looking at our calendars to see when we can get back!
My wife and I very much enjoyed our vacation to the Valentin. Our first time here. Never felt crowded. Always found a spot at the pool or beach. Food was very good rather it be the buffet or one of the restaurants. Every employee encountered was friendly and helpful. We will definitely return to this wonderful place. We recommend this resort.