Thinking of booking that group getaway somewhere truly special?
We just had the most luxurious stay of our lives in a villa in the Riviera Maya that is absolutely perfect for families, groups of friends, a work retreat, or even a couple looking for the ultimate splurge.
Read on to hear about a level of luxury we’ve only ever dreamed about:
Luxury At Every Turn — Maya Luxe
Have you ever gone on a group vacation and felt like you got cheated on the room assignments?
What if every room in the house was spacious, had its own luxurious bathroom, and had giant beds that felt like sleeping on a cloud?
Our property, Vista Hermosa, offered 8 rooms dripping in character and class. Everything from the linens to the soap felt hand-picked to make sure you felt like royalty.
The living area was spacious and pristine, and the outdoor terrace was a highlight of the property. We spent our evenings lounging in the cool Caribbean breeze while enjoying carefully crafted cocktails.
We enjoyed starting the days with coffee and a beautiful sunrise lounging next to our own personal infinity pool overlooking the ocean.
When the sun was hot at midday, the pool was a welcome break from the heat, and we didn’t even have to leave our property to enjoy it.
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Amenities To Die For
We’re not sure about you, but family and group vacations can sometimes mean fighting over who’s cooking, who’s doing the dishes, and who should be the designated bartender.
At Vista Hermosa, we didn’t have to worry about any of that.
The villa included housekeeping staff, a personal butler, and a personal chef. And let us tell you — Chef Olan could give every restaurant in Playa del Carmen a run for its money.
Having never experienced a level of luxury this high, it took a moment to get used to every single need being catered to without even asking. However, our butler, Israel, was happy to do anything and everything to make sure that we didn’t have to lift a finger if we didn’t want to.
If you are traveling with a group, conflicts can sometimes arise over the smallest things.
With Maya Luxe, all of the small things are taken care of for you, and you are free to focus on enjoying yourself and connecting with the people around you.
@traveloffpath Peaceful mornings at Vista Hermosa with @mayaluxe ❤️ . #mayaluxe #travel #traveloffpath #fyp #foryoupage #traveler #mexico🇲🇽 #mexico #rivieramaya #luxury #vacation ♬ original sound – Travel Off Path
We touched on it above, but the level of service with Maya Luxe really deserves its own section.
The staff will make you feel like royalty, and every request will be met with a yes. Guests can decide what they want to eat and drink when they want to eat and drink it, and anything that isn’t on hand will be bought and delivered.
Coffee, margaritas, snacks, waters… you name it; you can have it whenever you want.
Every meal felt like dining in a 5-star restaurant, the presentation was gorgeous, and Chef Olan gave us a description of each meal’s ingredients, as well as how to enjoy it best.
@traveloffpath Private Chef & Butler Service at Vista Hermosa in Playa del Carmen 😋 . #mayaluxe #travel #traveloffpath #fyp #foryoupage #traveler #mexico🇲🇽 #mexico #rivieramaya #luxury #vacation #playadelcarmen ♬ Undertone – Luke Williams
Don’t worry about getting up to grab a drink or put your plates away, as the house staff will take care of all of this for you. You are free to enjoy your meal with family and friends without worrying about cooking or cleaning up.
Each evening, the staff will clean up after dinner and then leave for the night.
We felt that this was the perfect setup. We had all the service we needed during the times we needed it and then total privacy as the evening came to a close.
What To Do When You’re Not Living It Up In The Villa
You’ll have to do some thorough convincing to get yourself to want to leave the villa, but there are incredible things in the Mexican Caribbean that are definitely worth checking out.
One of the best things to do if you are staying in a villa in Playa del Carmen or close by is to see one of the wonders of the Yucatan – cenotes! Tankah Park is nearby, and this is also a great way to split off from the group for some alone time.
We were lucky enough to have Euridice Hernandez as our personal guide through the jungle. She made us feel right at home as we ziplined through the jungle and snorkeled and kayaked through cenotes.
@traveloffpath The cenotes at Tankah Park are dreamy 🥰 The perfect day trip during a Maya Luxe vacation 🔆 . #mayaluxe #travel #traveloffpath #fyp #foryoupage #traveler #mexico🇲🇽 #mexico #rivieramaya #vacation #cenote #cenotes ♬ sonido original – Travel Off Path
You can book the tour as a couple and spend the day enjoying the jungle and the beauty of the cenotes closed off from the rest of the world, or you can come with a larger group if you want to have fun with family or friends.
Since sargassum season came a bit early this year, cenotes were the perfect way to play in the water for the day without dealing with the seaweed.
If you choose a villa near Playa del Carmen, a visit to town is definitely worth it, and only a 5-minute walk.
Spend a bit of time shopping before watching the performances around the Portal Maya statue. There are vendors all over the place if you want to pick up a few souvenirs.
There are plenty of restaurants as well, but trust us, you’ll want to head back to the Villa for Chef Olan’s fantastic cooking.
Maya Luxe is on to something truly special, and their vacation rentals are in a class all their own.
We will be looking for every excuse we can find to visit again, because we felt right at home the second we walked in.
Everything from planning your vacation to enjoying it is completely taken care of, and all you’re left with is the time and energy to enjoy it.
Although we were only there a short time, it’s a place that felt like home, and we certainly plan on returning.
**Travel Off Path was a guest of Maya Luxe, who helped with the creation of this itinerary by hosting some of our accommodations and attractions. Our opinions, recommendations, and suggestions remain our own.**
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