Valentin Imperial Maya All Inclusive - Playa del Carmen

All-Inclusive Three- or Five-Night Stay with Resort Credit at Valentin Imperial Maya in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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All-Inclusive 4-Star Hotel on Pristine Beachfront

About 16 miles north of bustling Playa del Carmen lies a quieter swath of sand known as Playa del Secreto, or the Secret Beach. The area is devoid of high-rise hotels and all-hours nightclubs. Instead, you’ll find turquoise water and sugar-sand beaches so tranquil and undisturbed that sea turtles still use them as nesting grounds. Fodor’s calls it “one of the most beautiful coastal communities in Riviera Maya.”

Presiding over a half-mile stretch of Playa del Secreto is Valentin Imperial Maya, an adults-only (18 and over) luxury hotel inspired by grand old Mexican haciendas. Strolling through the hotel’s tropical gardens and landscaped courtyards, you'll see Moorish arches, tiled floors, and intricate fountains. You might also see coatimundi, raccoon-like mammals native to the region.

Between the villas and the beach, a large pool splinters off into canals and lagoons spreading throughout the property. Down on the sand, thatched umbrellas supply plenty of shade for comfortable lounge chairs set up beneath them. You can use your $500 resort credit toward a romantic dinner, massages, room upgrades, phone calls, and the wine menu at specialty restaurants.

Valentin Imperial Maya has several onsite restaurants where you can take advantage of an all-inclusive plan that covers all meals, snacks, and beverages. Hit up the gourmet omelet station at Restaurant Le Marché for breakfast, or pop in for an Italian dinner at Il Olivo. The upscale L’Alsace specializes in French cuisine, and La Hacienda offers up a blend of contemporary Mexican fare from three separate states—Veracruz, Puebla, and Yucatán.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico: Trendy Beach Area and Diving Destination

Just across the sea from the island of Cozumel, Playa del Carmen has been called "the hippest city in all of the Yucatán Peninsula" by Lonely Planet. The laid-back beach bars and cafés have a way of converting vacationers into expats, but Playa's most compelling draw might be its cenotes—cavernous sinkholes filled with turquoise pools. The water in the cenotes is crystal clear, particularly at the lily-pad-dotted Xlacah cenote, where you can snorkel among schools of colorful fish.

To the south, you'll find preserved ruins of pre-Columbian cities. Tulum's crumbling temples are situated above a dramatic ocean bluff, and Coba's enormous pyramid rises between two lagoons. For a fun day trip, hop aboard the ferry to Cozumel, which docks 16 miles (25 km) from the hotel at the pier east of Calle 1. There are about a dozen dive shops on Cozumel, and they offer trips offshore to the reefs Jacques Cousteau declared some of the world's most beautiful.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

All-inclusive stay for two in a Golden junior suite with a $500 resort credit (valid toward specific services)

Travel window: 12/24/12–1/1/13
Book by: 12/27/13

  • Option 1: $1,199 for a three-night stay (up to a $3,118 value)
  • Option 2: $1,999 for a five-night stay (up to a $4,930 value)

Travel window: 1/2/13–1/31/13
Book by: 1/25/13

  • Option 3: $1,145 for a three-night stay (up to a $2,933 value)
  • Option 4: $1,899 for a five-night stay (up to a $4,740 value)

Travel window: 2/1/13–4/7/13
Book by: 2/8/13

  • Option 5: $1,199 for a three-night stay (up to a $3,118 value)
  • Option 6: $1,999 for a five-night stay (up to a $4,930 value)

Travel window: 4/8/13-6/30/13
Book by: 2/8/13

  • Option 7: $959 for a three-night stay (up to a $2,520 value)
  • Option 8: $1,599 value for a five-night stay (up to a $4,200 value)

The $500 resort credit includes:

  • $100 toward room upgrades
  • $100 toward spa massages
  • $100 toward a romantic dinner
  • $75 toward phone calls
  • $75 toward laundry
  • $50 toward anything on the wine menu at specialty restaurants

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Several onsite restaurants and bars
  • Private beachfront
  • Swimming pools
  • Onsite El Palenque theater
  • Fitness center
  • Spa

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 12/27/13, 1/25/13, or 2/8/13, depending on option purchased, or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 1/1/13, 1/31/13, 4/7/13 or 6/30/13 depending on option purchased
  • Limit 3/person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 3/visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 7-day cancel notice required or fee up to amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Must be 18+ to check in & stay
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Tax included
  • $500 credit is non-transferable, non-refunable, has no cash value & cannot be combined w/ other promotions.

Other Details

Room Details

Golden Junior Suites

  • One king bed or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: an adult guest may be added for an additional fee based on the date, the fees for the Golden junior suites are: $246 from 12/24–1/1 ; $203 from 1/2–1/31; $212 from 2/1–4/7; $178 from 4/8–4/30; $161 from 5/1–6/30. Kids 17 or younger not allowed

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • By plane: 22 miles (36 km) from Cancún International Airport (CUN)
  • By shuttle: private transportation shuttle available for $150 roundtrip from and to CUN, contact the hotel to arrange

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the United States.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
  • You can request the airport shuttle when you book.

Customer Reviews

Very nice resort and friendly staff. Great food!
Chelsea D. · July 25, 2013
Nice beach, big pool, good food.
Jacob B. · July 23, 2013
Great rate compared to others who stayed at the resort, Spa/Wine/Phone Credits!
John O. · July 23, 2013
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