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.
Staff is top notch! The accommodations are clean and comfortable. Food is the best of any all inclusive we have visited. I can’t say enough to express how wonderful this resort is. We have now been there 5 times and it never disappoints.
Jun 16, 2021
If you haven't visited VIRM, it is a must. We just returned from our second visit and truly when they say "Welcome Home", they mean it. From the moment you step foot out of the shuttle upon arrival until set foot once again as you depart.... everything is first class. The rooms are large and beautiful, the food is wonderful (coming from a guy who is a bit hard to please), the service is above 5 star.
As an all inclusive, adult only retreat.... it is a "must go", Kudos to some of our great staff (now family as we call them). Yolanda, who is always where you need her, and when. Fernando at La Hacienda (ask for him, enough said!). Jorge at La Marche' is probably the best server on the planet. Daniel at the Martini bar, ask for his Cadillac margarita.
The beaches are beautiful (even when the seaweed doesn't want to be nice!). Each little cabana has 2 lounge chairs and space out so you don't hear the people next to you. The sand is pristine white!
You will feel like you have been transported to another planet. The grounds of the VIRM are immaculate and landscaping is detailed to perfection. Even in the rain (yes it does rain in paradise, but not for long, except in a hurricane!) the grounds are beautiful and relaxing. We sat in one of the porches during a brief rain and it was incredibly relaxing to watch the rain fall off the roof into one of the many canal ponds.
For those that like to have a drink, from time to time.... you are no more than a 2 minute walk from one of the bars. Well maybe more than 2 minutes depending on how much you've already had to drink!
The pools are amazing. The large pool is definitely the more "active" pool. That is where the pool events happen, they serve lunch daily (hamburgers, etc...) which is nice so you don't have to leave to go one of the restaurants. Activities are fun and inclusive, albeit a bit loud.... join, watch, or like me, go to the beach and take a nap! I'm not a party pooper, but I come there to get away with my wife so the more time we have alone is a plus.
I won't give a review of the restaurants, just because I'm not that good at retelling what I experience when I eat. Maybe my wife will add to my post, she's better at that.
Literally I could go on and on about this place. The reason we originally went was that we have close friends who have bee to 20+ resorts around the world..... the last 14 times of the 40ish places have been at the Valentin. 'Nuf Said.... this place is that good.
PS. Let's talk COVID, since everyone else is. The VIRM has a very well established cleaning and sanitization protocol that includes a special certification. Hand and feet sanitizers are everywhere, even in places where you wouldn't expect. The staff is currently wearing masks and shields (bless their hearts), but guests have the option. Actually we didn't see any guests with a mask and felt perfectly safe.