Steve and I just returned from a lovely, much needed vacay to Mexico. We spent 8 nights at the Valentin Imperial Maya in Riviera Maya. The resort was beautiful, the service impeccable, the entertainment delightful, and the food – well I’ve decided I’m a food snob – so I probably have a somewhat skewed opinion. The food was OK. But don’t take it from me – there are tons of people that have said this resort has the best food in Mexico…Makes me wonder though what the food at some of these other resorts is like…eek.

Now that we’re back, we’re experiencing some post-Mexico vacay withdrawal symptoms. You know, the typical signs of delirium like looking for a water bottle in your fridge to use when you brush your teeth. Or, sitting on the couch waiting around for someone to give your margarita order to. Lastly, walking outside in your bikini, wondering why the neighbors are giving you odd looks.

I digress. In short, we have a full-blown case of the I-miss-Mexicos.


Most of our time was spent lounging on the beach.


If not the beach, this little haven wasn’t a bad alternative.


We also went snorkeling at Xel-Ha, Mexico’s natural aquarium.


Before snorkeling, we took a trip back in time to marvel at the Mayan Ruins of Tulum, the last city built and inhabited by the Mayans.




Overall, it was a relaxing vacation and we had lots of fun, especially dancing in the plaza at night! I would definitely recommend the Valentin to anyone traveling to the Riviera Maya.


Have you been to Mexico before? If so, where did you stay?

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  1. How fun! What beautiful beaches, too.

  2. Hello,

    I first came to Mexico13 years ago! Fell in love with Mexico (and a handsome Señor) and moved here 9 years ago! Great to hear you loved your stay here. Saludos