These are the perfect luxury villas for groups on the Riviera Maya

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Thinking of booking that group vacation somewhere really special?

We just had the most luxurious vacation of our lives at a Riviera Maya villa that is absolutely perfect for families, groups of friends, business retreats, or even a couple looking for ultimate luxury.

Read on to hear about a level of luxury we’ve only ever dreamed of;

A woman walking up the stairs of a luxury villa in Playa del Carmen.  With Vista Hermosa Maya Luxe

Luxury at every turn — Maya Luxe

Have you ever gone on a group vacation and felt cheated on room assignments?

What if every room in the house was spacious, had its own luxurious bathroom and had huge beds that felt like sleeping on a cloud?

That’s what travelers should expect at Vista Hermosa, as well as any other villa offered by Maya Luxe.

Our property, Vista Hermosa, offered 8 rooms in their character and classification. Everything from the linens to the soaps were handpicked to make sure you feel like royalty.

Maya Luxe card in front of a bucket of champagne in front of a bed of flowers

The living space was spacious and immaculate and the outdoor terrace was a highlight of the property. We spent our evenings relaxing in the cool Caribbean breeze while enjoying carefully crafted cocktails.

We enjoyed starting the days with coffee and a beautiful sunrise, relaxing next to our private infinity pool overlooking the ocean.

When the afternoon sun was hot, 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 cooks, who does the dishes, and who gets to be the designated bartender.

At Vista Hermosa, we didn’t have to worry about any of that.

The villa included housekeeping staff, butler and personal chef. And let us tell you, Chef Olan can give every restaurant in Playa del Carmen a run for their money.

Dinner Plate at Vista Hermosa with Maya Luxe in Playa del Carmen

Never having experienced such a high level of luxury, it took a moment to get used to having every need met without even asking. However, our butler, Israel, was happy to do anything and everything to make sure we didn’t have to lift a finger if we didn’t want to.

If you are traveling in a group, sometimes conflicts can arise over the smallest things.

With Maya Luxe, all the details are taken care of for you, leaving you free to focus on enjoying yourself and interacting with the people around you.

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We touched on this 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 answered with a yes. Guests can decide what they want to eat and drink, when they want to eat and drink, and whatever is not on hand will be purchased and delivered.

Coffee, margaritas, snacks, waters… you can have it whenever you want.

Every meal was like dining in a 5 star restaurant, the presentation was amazing and Chef Olan gave us a description of the ingredients of each meal as well as how to enjoy it best.

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Don’t worry about getting up to get a drink or put away your plates, the front of house staff will take care of it for you. You are free to enjoy your dinner with family and friends without worrying about cooking or cleaning.

Each evening the crew will clean up after dinner and then retire for the night.

We felt this was the perfect setup. We had all the services we needed at the times we needed them and then complete privacy as the evening drew to a close.

Aerial view of a couple at Vista Hermosa in Playa del Carmen, a Maya Lux property

What to do when you’re not living it up in the Villa?

You’ll have to be pretty sure to force yourself to leave the villa, but there are incredible things to do in the Mexican Caribbean that are definitely worth checking out.

One of the best things to do if you’re staying at a villa in or near Playa del Carmen, one of the Yucatan’s wonders, is to see a cenote. Tankah Park is nearby, and it’s also a great way to get some alone time from the group.

We were lucky enough to have Eurydis Hernandez as our personal jungle guide. He made us feel right at home as we ziplined through the jungle and snorkeled and kayaked through the cenotes.

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You can book the tour as a couple and spend the day enjoying the beauty of the jungle and 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 the sargassum season came a little early this year, the cenotes were the perfect way to play in the water during the day without having to deal with algae.

Playa Del Carmen Portal statue

If you choose a villa close to Playa del Carmen, a visit to the town is definitely worth it, and only a 5 minute walk.

Spend some time shopping before watching the performances around the Portal Maya statue. There are vendors everywhere if you want to pick up some souvenirs.

There are also plenty of restaurants, but trust us, you’ll want to return to the Villa for Chef Olan’s fantastic cooking.

A cup of coffee with the sunset in Playa del Carmen at Vista Hermosa, a Maya Luxe property

The verdict

Maya Luxe is really going for something special and their vacation homes are in a class of their own.

We will be looking for every excuse we can find to visit again as we felt right at home the second we walked in.

Everything from their incredible properties to their highly professional experience coordinators screams luxury, and that’s certainly something we could get used to.

Everything from planning your vacation to enjoying it is completely taken care of, leaving you with only the time and energy to enjoy it.

Even though we were only there for a short time, it’s a place that felt like home and we certainly plan to return.

A man and a woman on top of a luxury villa in Playa del Carmen overlooking the ocean and sunset

**Travel Off Path was a guest of Maya Luxe who helped create this itinerary by hosting some of our accommodations and attractions. Our opinions, suggestions and recommendations remain our own.**

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