Valentin Imperial, Riviera Maya is the perfect place to let go of your worries and enjoy living with the nature. The resort is designed in the style of an elegant Mexican hacienda, with touches of a rich colonial décor, set amid tropical and natural environment. This luxurious adults only resort is ideally located only 25 minutes from Cancun International Airport, 30 minutes from Cancun and 20 minutes from Playa del Carmen.
Our Marvelous stay at Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya
Jul 29, 2021
Our stay was an experience for the ages. We extremely enjoyed ourselves. Our room was Fantastic and the resort grounds beautiful. We enjoyed our walks on your grounds so much. The restaurants were top notch and the service personally supreme. We look forward to coming again and visiting you.
The BEST resort in PDC!
Jul 28, 2021
I am extremely late on writing this, and cannot believe I haven't written a review yet.. We have been twice now and have planned our 3rd for 2022!
We traveled most recently in October, and were unfortunately hit with hurricane Zeta, but it didn't dampen (pun intended) the mood one bit!
The staff is incredible, which is what makes this place so incredible. Some of our favorites:
SEXY SEXY LORENZO!!! He made our entire vacation worth it. He has the best personality, he's fun, he's caring, he made sure to say hi to us every single day and remembered our names INSTANTLY. He's a real gem, and I hope he is around again when we show up next year!
Jesus from the GO team. He helped me fix my T-Rex float when he had a hole! He went and found a patch and fixed him right up. He pulled us out of the pool for a pico de gallo making class (will get to this next) when we weren't sure we wanted to participate, WE ARE SO HAPPY WE DID!! He blew up all of our floats, he remembered our names, he went out of his way to make us super happy. See you soon!
Arnufo was the chef who made the Pico de Gallo for us, and let me tell you.. it was hands down the best pico de gallo I've ever had in my LIFE. He was very thorough in telling us the recipe, he was funny, and man can that guy make a mean pico! I can't wait to do this again!
The main pool is a fun area to hang out in during the activities, and just to float around in general! There are 2 bars, and numerous people walking around getting drink orders. Ask for Erik at the bar to make you a surprise drink! He's the best!!!
The golden pool is nice if you like a quieter atmosphere, and is where the snack bar is located.. HELLO SHRIMP BURGER AND CEVICHE!! A great area to catch up with a book and a nice leisurely float.
As far as the atmosphere, it was gorgeous. Everything was manicured perfectly (even after the hurricane!!), and everyone works so hard. The restaurants were even better than the first time we went, since we know secrets now! The sushi was to DIE FOR at Ginger, I just asked him to surprise me and it was so amazing. He went above and beyond for me, and made me feel special.
Hang out at Don Miguels before/after dinner for a martini, you won't regret it! There is a martini for everyone. The ambiance in there is pretty chill, and it's nice and cool. A must go for every night you're there.
We loved building 5, as it was close to everything for us. We don't find it necessary to take a golf cart anywhere, since everything is pretty much within a 5 minute walk. It was nice to walk off a meal and listen to the sounds of Mexico.
The beach is pretty fantastic compared to other resorts we have stayed at. There is a roped off area for swimming with almost no rocks. If it's a heavy seaweed day, the tractor is out taking care of it, all day. Did I mention this is a sea turtle sanctuary resort!? They care for the nests and schedule releases when it's best/safe for the babies. They tell you how many they've saved in years past, and what the projection is for the current year. Such a great resort!
This is super long winded, but I wanted to make sure I touched on everything and can't wait to be back. SEE YOU SOON VIM!!