Viceroy Hotel Group has added the former The Tides Riviera Maya to its luxury Viceroy Hotels and Resorts portfolio, following completion of a major...

Viceroy Hotel Group has added the former The Tides Riviera Maya to its luxury Viceroy Hotels and Resorts portfolio, following completion of a major renovation at the beach resort.

The property has been renamed the Viceroy Riviera Maya.

“The renovation has transformed the Viceroy Riviera Maya, making it even more comfortable, luxurious and enjoyable,” said General Manager Pedro Lara. “We are an ideal fit with the Viceroy portfolio because of our mutual emphasis on outstanding personalized service, beautifully appointed accommodations, signature amenities and sophisticated dining.”

This photograph shows the view from one of the Viceroy Riviera Maya's new beachfront villas

The renovation of the all-villa resort, set on the Caribbean and immersed in a jungle setting, included:

● Constructing 11 new luxury villas with plunge pools, including the resort’s first beachfront and ocean-view villas. The 11 new villas increased the resort’s total to 41 villas;

● Building a new entrance, motor court and reception area to make arrival more welcoming and convenient for guests;

● Creating a new casual restaurant, the Coral Grill, located at the sand’s edge and featuring a Mexican-Mediterranean menu cooked on wood-burning grills;

● Reconfiguring and remodeling the resort’s La Marea restaurant to become a fine-dining restaurant located on a romantic sea-view loft with a new menu of refined Mexican cuisine accented with international influences;

● Revamping the lounge to create the Library Lounge with a luxurious residential feel, a lending library and intimate seating areas where guests can relax and partake of beverages and snacks;

● Revitalizing the interiors of the original 29 villas, including provision of new lighting, furniture and décor accents;

● Complete renovation of the interior of the Presidential Villa and redesigning the landscaping to open up an ocean view;

● Constructing a new fitness center with an ocean view and state-of-the-art workout equipment; and

● Creating a new retail boutique, which offers a wide range of resort and personal products.

This is the official logo of the Viceroy Riviera Maya, which following a major renovation has become part of the luxury Viceroy Hotels and Resorts portfolio. The beach resort was formerly called The Tides Riviera Maya

Villas at the Viceroy Riviera Maya, except for the new beachfront and ocean-view villas, are immersed in a jungle setting dense with ferns, palms and guava trees, where a resident family of friendly spider monkeys play.

Every villa features a completely private patio and plunge pool, outdoor shower, and a high-ceiling, thatched-palapa roof.

Guests arrive to a Mayan Blessing, performed by the Mayan shaman on staff. At the spa, Mayan healing techniques and traditions enhance the guest experience.

The six-acre Viceroy Riviera Maya resort is on the Caribbean coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula 40 miles south of Cancun and its international airport, and three miles north of popular Playa del Carmen, known for its beach scene, restaurants, boutiques and nightlife.

Guests can walk along miles of white-sand beach along the Riviera Maya coast. The resort has its own pier where guests sunbathe, receive massages, dine and are picked up by boat for snorkeling, diving and other excursions.

Opened in 2002, the resort originally was called Ikal del Mar, becoming The Tides Riviera Maya in 2006.

For additional information on the Viceroy Riviera Maya and to make a reservation, visit, or call  toll-free 866-332-1672 or e-mail

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