Luxury Riviera Maya
villas & vacation home rentals

The perfect stay
in Riviera Maya

Sitting just off the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula and bathed in sunshine, history and culture is the Riviera Maya. Think miles of pristine, white sandy beaches, deep blue oceans, and lush vegetation. A place filled with natural wonder, it’s also a thriving and diverse region that welcomes visitors all year round. Snorkel with turtles and whale sharks off the coast, or explore limestone caves dripping with stalactites. It’s all possible when you book one of our villas in Riviera Maya.

Kitesurf on Tulum Beach, or leave the sand behind and discover more about the Mayan culture in Tulum town. Our top tip: head there first thing in the morning to beat the crowds and to catch the dazzling sunrise over the Caribbean Sea. For a totally different swimming experience, head to the region’s cenotes. These sinkholes create deep pools that are truly unique. Avoid the popular ones and head off the tourist trail to the delightfully serene cenote Nicte Ha. Back on dry land, it’s time to get a taste of the Yucatan, which has a distinctive cuisine. Three of its main ingredients are the hot habanero chilli, annatto, and surprisingly, Seville oranges. Get stuck into the national dish of Conchinita Pibil or pit-cooked pork wrapped in banana leaves and marinated in sour orange and annatto.

There are plenty more local dishes to try back at your luxury villa in Riviera Maya.Hire a private chef and feast on authentic Yucatecan dishes such as Sopa de Lima, a delightfully light and fresh chicken and tortilla soup with limes. Your dedicated concierge will arrange dining reservations in the region’s best restaurants and make sure you beat the crowds at Tulum with some pre-booked tickets. Our team is here to make sure your stay at one of our villas in Riviera Maya is simply divine from start to finish.

Things you can't miss
  • Visit Chichen Itza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
  • Charter a catamaran and set sail to the Islas Mujeres.
  • Watch a performance by the Cirque du Soleil at La Joya.

Our guides & insider insights about Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya Villas you will love

The villas

“Whenever I swim in a cenote I can feel the Mayan heritage calling to me. You’re constantly reminded of this mysterious culture around every corner.”

Anthony Barrera Destination Expert
Anthony Barrera

Why stay with us?

Curated and inspected homes, villas & chalets
Luxury linen and toiletries
Round the clock support
Complimentary weekly clean
Dedicated concierge
Earn & redeem Accor ALL loyalty Reward points
Personal Meet & Greet
Complimentary medical support in partnership with AXA

Enhance your Riviera Maya stay

Your onefinestay villa in Riviera Maya comes with a host of additional services, including wellness activities, sports and equipment hire, dinner reservations, a personal chef, childcare, car hire, entertainment, and celebratory decorations. Just ask your dedicated concierge for more details.
Weekly housekeeping for homes and mid-week housekeeping for most of our villas & chalets is complimentary - let us know if you need more.

Additional housekeeping

Find peace on the ocean with boat rental complete with your own skipper. Chase that elusive marlin, snorkel or discover a secret cove.

Boat trip experience

Explore your dream destination with VIP car rental. Your dedicated concierge can arrange delivery of your rental car to your door on arrival.

Car rental

Let’s mix things up with a margarita or three, as your cocktail waiter keeps the drinks flowing while you relax by the pool.

Cocktail

Your dedicated concierge can arrange fantastic experiences including helicopter trips or a horseback ride along a tropical beach.

Experiences

Find out more about the culture of your destination through its food. For all you gastronomes, we’ll book you a table at the best restaurants in town.

Gastronomy

Looking forward to some treats and a bottle or two of wine? Your personal concierge can arrange grocery deliveries on arrival and during your stay.

Grocery delivery

Using the best fresh ingredients, your personal chef can create a meal to remember. Why not learn a few culinary tricks with in-home cooking lessons?

Private chef

Birthdays or anniversaries deserve something special. Let your dedicated concierge arrange a celebratory cake or flower arrangements for your special day.

Special occasion

Ready to try skiing or diving for the first time? We’ll make sure you have all the sports equipment you need to tick off that bucket-list activity.

Sports equipment rental

Let your dedicated concierge take all the hassle out of transfers so you can start your dream vacation from the moment you step off the plane.

Transfer

Find your inner peace with a massage or wellness treatment at your villa, or visit the destination’s best spas for some indulgent ‘you’ time.

Wellness/In-home spa

Essential information

When to visit

JAN
23°C
73F
FEB
23°C
73F
MAR
25°C
77F
APR
26°C
78F
MAY
27°C
80F
JUN
28°C
82F
JUL
28°C
82F
AUG
28°C
82F
SEP
28°C
82F
OCT
27°C
80F
NOV
25°C
77F
DEC
24°C
75F

Please note: these are the average temperatures reported but can vary greatly due to weather conditions such as heatwaves. We kindly invite you to contact us for more information, including confirming if your home has air conditioning to ensure a comfortable stay.

Best time to go

  • During spring: hot, sunny, and with fewer crowds, spring is an ideal time to visit this beautiful part of Mexico. Bear in mind that the US Spring Break will bring the crowds in. But they normally stick to the major resorts so if you head off the beaten track a little you should find plenty of solitude and peace. Temperatures are around the mid-70s°F, and you’ll probably need both a jumper for the cooler evenings and your sunscreen for the hot days.

  • During summer: from June onwards, you’re into the rainy season, but the showers are short and then the sun soon pops back out. This is one of the quieter times of the year in the Riviera Maya. It’s also the best time of the year to see the magnificent whale sharks that swim off the coast. Temperatures are up in the 80s°F with high humidity.

  • During autumn: the humidity eases and the temperatures drop back a little during the autumn. You’ll also get a chance to join in with the festivities including Mexico’s Independence Day and the culturally-important Day of the Dead. Temperatures are back in the high 70s°F, but can drop a little in the evenings.

  • During winter: leave the cold behind and spend your winter vacation at one of our villas in Riviera Maya. The temperatures are blissfully balmy, the water is warm for snorkelling and swimming, and this is also the perfect season for diving. Ocean visibility is at its best and the water is at its warmest. Head to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef for the best underwater experience.

How to get there

Make the journey as memorable as the arrival. Your dedicated Concierge can arrange transportation from the closest airport or train station to your villa.

By plane

You’ll fly into Cancun International Airport (CUN). This is the second-busiest airport in Mexico and most international carriers land here, except flights from Australia or Asia. Your dedicated concierge will be able to pre-arrange a VIP limousine transfer to your Riviera Maya.

By private jet

Cancun International Airport also accepts private jets. Some of our Riviera Maya villas have space for helicopter landings, which can be arranged by your dedicated concierge.

By car

Your dedicated concierge can arrange car hire, including Jeeps or 4x4s which may be more suitable if you wish to explore the Yucatan’s more remote and wild interior. While the region’s roads are generally good, some access roads are still dirt roads and can be challenging for anything other than a 4x4.

Local Tips

  • Do not drink tap water - It’s best to drink only bottled water and to avoid having ice cubes in your drinks.
  • Some places do not accept credit cards so it is advisable to bring cash with you, especially during activities.
  • The customary tip is usually between 10% and 15% of the total bill but always check the bill carefully before you leave a gratuity as it may already be included.
  • Not all of the beaches have lifeguards. The currents can also be very strong in certain areas of the coast, so be careful of big waves and rip-tides when swimming offshore.
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