"The nightly entertainment is the only thing that could have been better. Good food, lots of restaurant options! Beautiful beach " More

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Hotel Description

An all-inclusive stay in Playa del Carmen awaits you at Viva Wyndham Maya Resort - All Inclusive. You'll be within a 10-minute walk of Playacar Golf Club and 2.6 km (1.6 mi) from Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 5 restaurants, 2 outdoor swimming pools, and a full-service spa.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with cable channels, and all 604 rooms feature balconies, free bottled water, and safes. Refrigerators, hair dryers, and phones are also available.

A relaxing day at Renova Spa can include deep-tissue massages, detox wraps, and body wraps along with aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. With 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar to choose from, you can enjoy a drink at the resort. Spend the day at the beach where you'll find sun loungers, and enjoy the 2 outdoor tennis courts and free kids' club. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Free buffet breakfast is available. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Attractions within a 30-minute drive of this 3.5-star Playacar resort include El Camaleon Golf Club and Xcaret Eco Theme Park.

Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds, Garden View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$286 per night

Superior Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Viva Wyndham Maya Resort - All Inclusive ratings based on 99 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

Mediocre 1st All Inclusive

Clean rooms and property, mostly European vacationers that smoke, Free wifi rarely works, no coke products, pool towels only available by beach, not try the best food in the main buffet, great food in the specialty restaurants, staff are stand offish and rude at front desk, nice staff at bars, eating, and activities, & beach water has many waves and undercurrent. Would not recommend!

Posted by , from A on May 26, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 30, 2017 by General Manager

Dear guest, We appreciate the fact that you have shared your thoughts on this traveler’s forum. We strive to create the best possible experience for our guests so it was disappointing to learn that the accommodations and services did not meet with your expectations. We encourage our guests to share their concerns during their stay so that we may address them immediately and create the experience they come to expect of the Viva Wyndham Maya. Thank you once more for sharing your thoughts. Kind regards, General Manager Viva Wyndham Maya

4 out of 5
The nightly entertainment is the only thing that could have been better. Good food, lots of restaurant options! Beautiful beach

Posted by , from MN on Mar 31, 2017

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Apr 4, 2017 by General Manager

Dear Jennifer, Thank you for your review regarding the Viva Wyndham Maya on Travelocity. It is very nice to read your good remarks about our food services and beautiful beach. We will take your observation into consideration. We look forward to your next stay at our Resort and would like to thank you for recommending us. Kind regards, General Manager Viva Wyndham Maya

5 out of 5

Great hotel on the beach!

We loved our recent stay at the Viva Maya! Every room has a balcony (ours overlooked the pool & beach). Staff is very nice. Lots of activities throughout the day if you don't plan to leave the resort. That would be a shame though as there are so many day trips available. Nightly activities, 24 hr bar & food options. LOTS of beach chairs with umbrellas, dedicated smoking areas throughout. Be sure to make reservations at the restaurants when you arrive as they fill up fast. Only negative were the pillows- they felt like they were stuffed with paper- SO lumpy! We'll bring our own next time. Will definitely come back!

Posted by , from Texas on Mar 17, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 21, 2017 by Guest Service

Dear customer, Thank you for publishing your positive review. Our continuous commitment is to provide a quality service to all off our guests. Therefore it is very rewarding receiving your positive feedback regarding your recent stay at our property. Please be sure that your comments will be taken into consideration as they will assist us to continue improving. Please do not forget that we will be pleased to welcome you back at Viva Wyndham Maya. Best regards,

4 out of 5

Great staff and excellent beach

Everyone at Viva Wyndham Maya is so friendly. The check in and check out process was the easiest we have ever had. All of the staff are so friendly and helpful. Service was excellent. The beach was beautiful. The pool area was nice..just wish there was a swim up bar. The food was good and the drinks were excellent. The location is great with a short walk to shopping. We would stay there again.

Posted by , from R on Feb 8, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 11, 2017 by General Manager

Dear customer, Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you at Viva Wyndham Maya. We are glad to know that you had the chance to enjoy your vacation at our Resort. It is a pleasure to know that our friendly service of our staff and beautiful beach exceeded your expectations. Again thank you for recommending Viva Wyndham Maya. Best regards, General Manager Viva Wyndham Maya

2 out of 5

Good but not great--Pool CLOSED

Pros: Cleanliness of the room. Nice AC in rooms
Cons: Wifi needs to be improved Pool needs to be open (especially in JUNE) AC needed in main dining room or even in the Italian restaurant.
Location: Small shopping area & Starbucks outside of the hotel
We were really looking forward to 5 days and 4 nights in Play Del Carmen, sitting by the pool and drinking cocktails....but to our dismay, the main pool was under massive construction. All day into early night, it was noisy and dusty due to concrete cutting and jackhammering. The pool was completely covered by ugly sheets of plywood. This unfortunately did not help with the noise! The "adults only" pool at the back of the resort was nice but was by no means adults only. There were kids in that pool at all times. Probably because the pool up front was shut down, not sure. The adults only pool bar was nice, but closed down for good at 6 or 7pm every night. After that, the pool was quiet and quite boring. We were extremely disappointed to not be able to sit by the pool and see the ocean. The shows were nice but after that there wasn't much to do. The resort was very quiet and dark after about 8pm. The grounds were very clean and the room was very clean and very nice. The food was mediocre at best...and seemed to be different variations of the same stuff. We were able to get 2 reservations at the nicer restaurants on site and enjoyed them. Overall, the hotel is very clean and nice. The people were nice and helpful, but it lacked that extra something. It was not a "Fun hotel" or a lively hotel. It was calm and quiet and probably best suited for families. Also, there are no waiters or bars close to the beach, so be prepared to take a drink with you.

Posted by , from Dallas, TX on Jul 21, 2016

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by General Manager

Dear guest, Thank you for the review regarding your recent visit to the Riviera Maya. We are sorry your experience did not meet with your expectations. Your comments will help us evaluate our amenities and services. We kindly inform you that Viva Wyndham Maya is continuously looking for ways to improve our services and facilities and the renovation activities are part of the actions implemented to ensure our continuous improvement. During the renovation activities at the main pool all guests were able to access the adults pool as an alternative option. Thank you once more for your valuable feedback and we hope to have the opportunity of regaining your trust the next time you visit the Riviera Maya. Kind regards, General Manager Viva Wyndham Maya

5 out of 5

Had a wonderful time

Pros: Our view was beautiful!
Cons: The water pressure in the shower. We would get the temp perfect and then all of a sudden it would go hot, so had to do a little dance in the shower.
Location: We went down to 5th ave and was completely blown away by how many shops there were. We also did the Explor, that was fun.
We arrived at 9 am and we were having to wait for check in time of 3pm. But they gave a us a wristband so we could still eat, drink and wonder around. And Ruben, our lifesaver, saw us sitting in the lobby while it was raining outside. So he went and found us a room that was ready and we were able to get a room at noon. The food was what we expected, in the sense that they have to cater to a lot of nationalities. They buffet was open almost non-stop. The drinks were a little weak but again probably making sure no one gets too drunk. We had a wonderful time and everyone was very friendly and helpful. Only had a probably with one bartender that said he would blend my drink this time but next time he wouldn't.

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016

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5 out of 5

Best Vacation Ever!

Pros: Loved it all! It was a safe, clean, and friendly environment for my family.
Cons: It was a little loud at night sometimes, but not all night.
Location: The beach was incredible and there is great shopping nearby.
We had the best time! Everyone was so nice and helpful. The food was great and there was always something to do. The beach was incredible. The rooms were very clean. We will be back.

Posted by , from Penn Valley, Ca on Dec 14, 2015

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2 out of 5

2nd Time at Viva Wyndham Maya Resort

Pros: the beach was clean and had great waves
we had stayed at Viva Wyn dham Maya Resort - All Inclusive 2010 for the 1st time and enjoyed our stay. we were able to go between the Viva Wyn dham Maya and Viva Wyndham Azteca and enjoy the restaurants and buffets. this year we went to the Azteca to try the buffet and was told we could not eat there and we also were told we could have one drink from the bar but no more. I was very disappoint with how they handled this. we also were very disappointed with the buffet at they Maya it was not very good and had the same stuff almost every meal. the pool food was even worse. it was like it was the left overs from the buffet the day before. the service however was really good. the buffet had really nice staff as did the pool bar. if you go you must have the bartender Edar (pool side) he is very personable and it was a joy to have him help us.

Posted by , from Denver on Nov 9, 2015

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3 out of 5

Needs an update

Rooms are in dire need of an update. Paint chipping, rust around slider. Our room was supposed to have either a king bed or two doubles. We got one double😐 The room was the smallest I've ever stayed in at an all inclusive. Our room had an adjoining door which made it sound like the neighbors were actually in our room! The noise was ridiculous. We complained and both times they said they would send security, they never did. After the third time of being woke up at 5am by a screaming out of control child we asked to be moved. After talking to two different people and waiting 4 hrs we were moved to a much nicer, much quieter room with an actual king bed. Food at buffet is ok, you can always find something to eat. Ala carts were good. We ate at Mexican, Oriental and international. Pool area and beach were always clean. Bartenders and wait staff were always polite. We did not see any wait staff on the beach, we always had to walk up to the bar ourselves, same at the pool. This hotel is barely 3 star b/c of the rooms. I wouldn't stay here again but if you don't care about the room and are getting a good deal it will be fine for you.

Posted by on Oct 11, 2015

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4 out of 5
Pros: The beach, and the location near Playa Del Carmen.
Cons: Food quality, and the buffet room.
Great facility on the beach in Playacar. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and is constantly working hard to keep the grounds looking nice and the guests happy. The beach is beautiful - yes there is a lot of seaweed, but the staff worked hard to keep our section of beach clean. Overall, the food and alcohol weren't that great. They only have one beer on tap, Dos Equis, and it was very carbonated, to the point where I couldn't drink it. The mixed drinks were potent enough, but they used very cheap liquor, then made the drinks very sweet to hide that nasty taste. After the first couple of days I basically stopped ordering drinks at the resort. The food in the specialty restaurants was quite good, but the buffet was mediocre, especially for dinner. Also, there is no air conditioning in the buffet room, so it was very hot and humid in there. I will say they did make a great cappuccino, and would even put it in a Styrofoam cup if you wanted to enjoy it on the beach. The shows were entertaining, but not very well-rehearsed. I think they have a lot of turnover, and it showed during the shows. The single "lead" dancers were pretty good, but the chorus of dancers were never in sync, and it was obvious that some were watching the others and trying to follow along.

Posted by , from Washington State on Jul 27, 2015

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About the Viva Wyndham Maya Resort - All Inclusive

Location Paseo Xaman-ha, Lote, Playa del Carmen, QROO 77710

All-inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included

Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorized water sports are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Rowing/canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Bicycling
  • Climbing wall
  • Fitness facilities
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Tennis lessons
  • Volleyball

  • Aerobics
  • Bartending
  • Cooking
  • Dancing
  • Language
  • Pilates
  • Water fitness
  • Yoga

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old


  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Onsite live performances
  • Theme parties

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

Property Features

Viva Wyndham Maya Resort - All Inclusive is an all-inclusive resort. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan with sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with umbrellas. At Viva Wyndham Maya Resort - All Inclusive you can cool off in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. Free breakfast is available. There are 5 restaurants on site, along with a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This all-inclusive resort also offers a complimentary children's club, a children's pool, and outdoor tennis courts. Free self parking is available.

  • 604 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 5 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 3 conference rooms
  • 18980 sq ft of conference space
  • 1763 sq m of conference space
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Karaoke
  • Bar by the pool
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference facilities
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Computer for guest use
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Children's club (free)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.) (60.9 km / 37.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Viva Wyndham Maya Resort - All Inclusive offers 604 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to balconies. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast.

Viva Wyndham Maya Resort - All Inclusive has 5 restaurants on site.

Nearby Activities

Among Viva Wyndham Maya's many recreational facilities are a spa tub and spa services, sun terrace, and a health club with complimentary personal training. Tennis courts, paddle boarding, a trapeze, a rock-climbing wall, free bicycles, 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 resort; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Beach yoga on site
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Boat tours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Rock climbing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Parasailing on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Playground on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 4
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Mud bath in spa
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Thai massage
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Massages


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators



The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • New Year's Day gala dinner fee
  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee
  • Resort fee

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • In-room safe fee: MXN 3 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Maya Viva
  • Maya Viva Wyndham
  • Viva Maya
  • Viva Maya Resort
  • Viva Maya Wyndham
  • Viva Wyndham Maya
  • Viva Wyndham Maya Playa del Carmen
  • Viva Wyndham Maya Resort All Inclusive
  • Viva Wyndham Maya Resort All Inclusive Playa del Carmen
  • Wyndham Viva Maya
  • Viva Wyndham Maya All Inclusive Playa del Carmen
  • Viva Wyndham Maya Resort
  • Viva Wyndham Maya Resort Playa del Carmen
  • Playa Del Carmen Wyndham
  • Viva Wyndham Maya Hotel Playa Del Carmen
  • Viva Wyndham Maya Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen Mexico
  • Wyndham Hotel Playa Del Carmen
  • Wyndham Playa Del Carmen
  • Wyndham Maya

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • The total price shown includes a resort fee.
  • For stays on 24 December, the total price shown includes a charge for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner.
  • For stays on 1 January, the total price shown includes a charge for a mandatory New Year's Day gala dinner.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.


Wedding Promotion

Book a stay in any rate category for a wedding, and receive an upgrade to ocean view room with king bed (subject to availability), fruit basket and honeymoon surprise in room, in-room breakfast day after wedding, late morning housekeeping service, bridal bouquet, wedding coordinator services, civil judge, English ceremony translation (performed in Spanish), romantic dinner for 2, wedding cake and sparkling wine for 10 persons, music and decorations, 10 color photos, reception dinner on the wedding night, and late check-out.

Must book qualifying rate category to receive benefits. Full details provided at check-in. Legal expenses and legal certification may require additional fees. Taxes and gratuity may not be included. No refunds for any unused portion of offer. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

Honeymoon Promotion
Honeymooning couples who book a minimum three-night stay will receive the following at check-in:

  • Upgrade to a higher room category (subject to availability)
  • Bottle of champagne or sparkling wine
  • Fruit basket
  • Hors d'oeuvre tray
  • 7x4-inch picture
  • Two t-shirts
Copy of marriage certificate is required at check-in.