This summer, Greg and I went on a super cheap trip to an all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  For around $800 per person including our flights, we stayed seven days and six nights at the Viva Wyndham Maya.  Since it is an all-inclusive resort, all of our food, alcohol, and entertainment was included in the price of our trip.  We really enjoyed the resort and thought it offered a tremendous value for what we paid.  Here are some of the highlights of our trip:

Viva Wyndham Maya Review

The Beach....

The Beach….

When we go on vacation, one of our favorite things to do is lay on the beach and relax.  The Viva Wyndham Maya had one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen in my life.  The sand was soft and the water was so clear that I could hardly believe it.  And, the beach had plenty of palapas for shade as long as you were willing to get up early enough to claim one.

Adults-Only Pool...

Adults-Only Pool…

The Viva Wyndham Maya had two pools, one larger pool with a swim-up bar and another smaller pool for adults.  Although I did like both pools, we preferred the beach instead.  The adults-only pool was probably my favorite because it was quiet, relaxing, and had a small bar that no one else seemed to know about.  It was a great place to hang out and have a few drinks with friends without dealing with kids splashing and making a lot of noise.

The View From Our Balcony…

Although the rooms weren’t anything fancy, I thought they were fine.  Our room had white walls and very sparse decor.  The maids kept it spotless and went out of their way to create a different towel animal for us every day.  We stayed in room 1200 which was on the second floor right on the beach.  It had two balconies, an outdoor Jacuzzi, and a small but efficient bathroom.  Our room also had a mini fridge and a flat screen TV with at least a few English-speaking channels.

Our Room.....

Our Room…..

The food ranged from downright strange to absolutely delicious.  We were always able to find something we liked at the big main buffet or the buffet down on the beach.  Breakfast was probably my favorite.  At both buffets, they had an omelet station where they would make fresh omelets while you watched.  The drinks were awesome!  All three of the bars had a large drink list posted on the wall as well.  My favorite drinks were the mojito, fresa colada, and banana mama.  They were generous with alcohol and more than happy to fill up your insulated mug if you had one.

Overall, we had a great time at the Viva Wyndham Maya and would definitely go back.  It wasn’t perfect, but we chose not to sweat the small stuff and had a blast.  We also fell in love with Mexico itself and cannot wait to explore other parts of the country.

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Have you ever been to Mexico?  Have you ever been to an all-inclusive resort?