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- 24-hour front desk
- Babysitting or childcare
- Business Center
- Children's pool
- Coffee/tea in lobby
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Free self parking
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Full-service spa
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Hair salon
- Health club
- Multilingual staff
- One meeting room
- Outdoor pool
- Poolside bar
- Shopping on site
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Spa tub
- Supervised childcare/activities
- Tennis on site
- Wedding services
- On the beach
- Restaurant and bar/lounge
- Coffee/tea in the lobby
- Daily housekeeping
- Access via exterior corridors
- Cable TV service
- Climate control
- Free toiletries
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Hair dryer
- In-room safe
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- LCD TV
- Private bathroom
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Shower only
- Golfing nearby
- Scuba diving nearby
- Personal motorized watercraft on site
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Parasailing nearby
- Aerobics on site
- Bicycle rentals on site
- Pilates classes on site
- Playground on site
- Rowing or canoeing on site
- Sailing on site
- Snorkeling on site
- Surfing/boogie boarding on site
- Volleyball on site
- Windsurfing on site
Viva Wyndham Maya is located in Playa del Carmen. This delightful resort has a mystical charm, thanks to its breathtaking white sand beaches, nearness to the Mayan Ruins, colossal forests, mangrove swamps and fresh water sinkholes (cenotes).
Recognized as an oasis of wildlife, the area engrossed by the warmness of the sun and romantic sunsets. This charismatic resort is surrounded by an incredible culture, atmosphere and extraordinary local attractions. With all this beach resort offers, it is certain to become one of your favorite places. Wake up in paradise and enjoy the magic of an all-inclusive resort bursting with energy, rhythm and fun.
Viva Maya is situated on smooth Playacar Beach in the Riviera Maya along Mexico's Caribbean coast. Located 40 minutes from Canc'n, the Riviera Maya is the gateway to a fascinating voyage through ancient ruins and culture that still thrives today.
Guests can 'ruin' an afternoon by visiting several major Mayan archaeological sites - Chichen Itza, Tulum, Xel H' and Cob'.
Chichen Itza is a domed observatory famous for its accurate modern astronomical information. The entire complex serves as a giant calendar or cosmic clock so to speak. Other intriguing sites include the Temple of the Thousand Columns and the fantastic Pyramid of Kukulcan.
Tulum and Xel H' offer the ideal combination for a one-day tour. Tulum, the only archaeological Mayan ruin located by the sea, provides travellers with insight into a magical ancient world. A tour of Xel H' offers a versatile experience rich in activities and encounters. By combining both attractions into one full-day tour, visitors will be able to enjoy two of Mexico's rich historical sites in one single day.
Cob' is a fascinating example of ancient Mayan civilization. An experienced archaeological guide leads visitors to Cob' through the ruins and is on-hand to answer questions regarding the site's nature and history.
Xcaret is another popular attraction for Viva's guests to see. Xcaret is considered nature's sacred paradise because for more than ten centuries it was one of the most important Mayan ceremonial centers and seaports.
Today, Xcaret is an incredible eco-archaeological park where visitors can spend an entire day exploring its sites. When the sun sets and the day's activities have quieted down, Xcaret turns into a fairytale site that only the descendants of Maya have known about for the past 1,000 years.
Although not included in the all-inclusive rates, off-property outings are encouraged, and can be easily arranged at either property's tour desk.
If you would like additional information about any of these attractions in advance of your trip, please feel free to contact our reservations department.
The Viva Wyndham Maya is situated on a white-sand beach facing the bright, blue sea, within the exclusive Playacar community, home to a championship, 18-hole, Robert Von Haage-designed golf course.
The room rate at Viva Wyndham Maya includes all meals and snacks; unlimited cocktails, beverages and wine; daily activities programs with unlimited non-motorized sports; night time entertainment; and Viva Kid's Club for children 4-12 years of age.
Colonial-inspired guestrooms at this Playacar resort on the Riviera Maya have private patios or balconies that overlook lush tropical gardens and ocean views. Guestrooms include LCD TVs, climate control, and direct-dial phones.
- In Playacar
- Playacar Golf Club (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
- Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
- Yucatek Divers (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
- Central Square (2 mi / 3.2 km)
- Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church (2 mi / 3.2 km)
The majority of amenities, activities, and gratuities at this resort are included in the room rate; guests will not be charged extra for the majority of amenities and activities (scroll up to the All-Inclusive Details section for more information).
The Viva Wyndham Maya All Inclusive lies on the Caribbean Sea, 2 miles (3 kilometers) from Playa del Carmen in the upscale Playacar community.
In addition to the sandy beach, guests have access to a freshwater pool with a swim-up bar, a spa tub, tennis courts, windsurfing, paddle boarding, a trapeze, and a health club with personal trainers. For additional charges, Renova Spa provides services such as massages on the beach under open-air palapas, temporary Mayan tattoos, and hair styling including Caribbean braids.
Buffet dining is available for all meals, and theme restaurants offer Mediterranean, Italian, and Mexican fare. Guests may also enjoy à la carte dining at a companion resort 1 hotel away (approximately 500 meters). Entertainment includes nightly live performances in a 600-seat theater, and complimentary admission and drinks at the disco.
The live show Viva Circus features acrobatic stunts, juggling, and flying trapeze acts. Guests who wish to join in on the show's action can partake in interactive trapeze lessons or a juggling workshop.
Child-friendly amenities include a children's pool, playground, clubhouse, and children's club.
Complimentary wired (high-speed) Internet access is available in common areas.
Additional amenities include a tobacco shop, jewelry store, and a photo center (surcharges apply).
Among Viva Wyndham Maya's many recreational facilities are a large freshwater pool, spa tub, sun terrace, and a health club with complimentary personal training. Tennis courts, paddle boarding, a trapeze, a rock-climbing wall, and a trampoline are other fitness choices.
Complimentary group lessons are offered for windsurfing, sailing, tennis, Caribbean dance, and introductory scuba diving. A daily activities program includes water aerobics and beach volleyball. At night, guests head for the 600-seat theater to watch live entertainment and to dance at the resort's disco.
The resort's diving center offers PADI certificate courses for scuba divers (surcharges for diving courses, certification, and trips). The staff can help arrange other opportunities, such as archaeological site tours, fishing, horse riding, and sport fishing charters (surcharges apply). Designed by Robert Von Hagge, the 18-hole Playacar Golf Club (surcharge) is a 10-minute walk from the resort.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
*Scuba diving nearby
*Personal motorized watercraft on site
*Hiking/biking trails nearby
*Aerobics on site
*Bicycle rentals on site
*Pilates classes on site
*Playground on site
*Rowing or canoeing on site
*Sailing on site
*Snorkeling on site
*Surfing/boogie boarding on site
*Volleyball on site
*Windsurfing on site
The majority of meals and beverages, plus all gratuities, at the following restaurants, snack spots, and bars are included in the room rate for this resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive Details section for more information).
Guests can also enjoy dining facilities at a companion resort, Viva Wyndham Azteca All Inclusive, one hotel away (reservations required, limited space).
La Terraza - Buffet-style restaurant. International cuisine. Themed dinners. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Portofino - a� la carte Mediterranean cuisine. Reservations required. Nightly dinner.
Hacienda Don Diego - a� la carte Mexican cuisine. Reservations required. Nightly dinner.
Miramare - a� la carte pizza and pasta restaurant. Reservations required. Nightly dinner.
Viva Cafe - a� la carte restaurant serving international and modern cuisine. Reservations required. Open for dinner.
The resort also provides a cocktail and snack bar, lobby bar, swim-up bar, and a disco bar. All are open from early morning to late evening, while the disco bar opens in early evening.
We love diving, so each of our eight beach resorts comes with a Padi 5 Stars Dive Center and an array of unique and diverse scuba sites. Not certified? Not a problem. See the dive center for one, two and three-day courses. Once you are certified, however, a whole new world will open up; the Bayahibe Coral Reef for example, or Catlina Island in the Dominican Republic. Or Moray Manor, Papa Doc Wreck and Edge of The Ledge on Grand Bahama. How about the world-famous (we kid you not) Palancar Reef In Mexico as well as Cozumel island and the fresh-water cenotes? Curious yet? Oh, and for novices, introductory lessons in the pool are part of the all-inclusive. So don't hold your breath''cause we'll give you a tank.
The Staffers Make This a Great Place for Families
Loads of things to do and lots of activities for kids of all ages. We brought our kids (age range 7-17) all had a great time and were worn out by the end of the day.
The employees of this property get an (Note from editor: We lost part of the review upon submission.)
Hotel Review Questions
The Viva Wyndham Maya was one of the worst hotels I have ever stayed at. It was suppose to be an all inclusive hotel with three restaurants that you could eat at, when my family and I went to make reservations on the second day all three restaurants were booked for the entire week. So we were stuck eating at the buffet for every meal like many other families. The service at the buffets was one of the good things about the resort they were fast, helpful and polite. The front desk on the other hand was not so helpful. Our refrigerator was broken when we called for a replacement it took three phone calls and a trip to the front desk to finally get one. Our iron was also broken but when we called for a new one it came right up. The room was not what we expected. The room had no where to sit no chair or desk and there was no bureau which meant living out of a suit case for a week which was not enjoyable. The television had twenty channels and five were in English they had static lines. The staff was very friendly but barley anyone spoke English the front desk and a few staff members were the only ones who spoke English so it was very hard when we needed something. The weather was amazing and the ocean was nice, but the beach had gigantic sand bags which made it impossible to swim there was only designated areas where you could swim. Overall the people in Mexico are very friendly and they do there best to help you but the Viva Wyndham Maya is not the next vacation for you unless you want to waste you money on an outdated hotel.
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a week at viva maya
On the good side, we found the hotel and property very clean and orderly. Both the hotel staff and the people of the nearby city were always pleasant and helpful. The beach, although small, is very beautiful.
On the down side, the food was consistantly of poor quality and often dishes were offered with no indications of what they were. Every single day there were not enogh plates or glasses for all to have and we had to wait while dirty ones were washed. This is not 4-star service.
The hotel also has a large number of commission-based sales people endlessly bothering everyone day after day to purchase a time share deal. They just couldn't accept no and this is our biggest reason to not recommend the place. After the first two days of being hounded, we knew we'd never return.