Playa Hotels and Resorts operates a number of specialty branded properties around the world, including the Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun and the Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya. Here’s an intro to the Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya.
Imagine a lush, adults-only retreat on a dazzling stretch of beach, with a Modern Zen Spa, mixology classes, private balconies and en-suite rainfall showers.
Opened in December, 2022, Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya is the stuff of dreams in one of the world’s top holiday destinations. The resort is surrounded by mangroves and secluded from the noise of the world, yet it’s minutes from lively hotspots like Playa del Carmen.
If you’re a pool person, you can relax in a spacious, ocean-view pool with an adjacent hot tub, or try aqua aerobics. If you’d rather dip your toes (and the rest of you) in the Caribbean, you can snorkel or swim along the resort’s 1.5 acres of dazzling, white sand beach.
Guests can play a game of tennis under the warm Caribbean sun, or try some of the state-of-the-art gym equipment.
The resort offers up 291 luxurious rooms. You and your special someone can check into a swim-up suite with enchanting views of the sea or the gardens of the 70-acre property. You can also get your own, private plunge pool or a spacious suite with a quiet, rooftop terrace to enjoy daytime sun or nighttime stars.
“Hyatt Zilara Riviera May is truly one of the most beautiful resorts I have stepped foot in. I automatically felt a sense of calm upon my arrival,” said Amanda Morris, Director of Sales, Canada for Playa Hotels and Resorts. “The property is located on one of the most stunning white sand beaches in the Riviera Maya, with crystal clear water.
“You quickly notice the unique location when you start to pull into the resort. It is surrounded in the middle of beautiful, mature, lush vegetation. Everywhere you look when you arrive is green,” Morris said.
It’s not just the outside scenery that guests admire at the Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya.
“When you step in it is a true treat for the senses with a combination of calming colours, plants and foliage throughout and incredible art and décor including the most impressive and huge macrame chandelier above the grand staircase in the lobby,” Morris said.
Food and beverage is, of course, top of mind for today’s discerning traveller. The Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya is a foodies paradise, with unlimited food and beverages at nine themed restaurants, bars and lounges. Savour coastal Italian dishes at the Capri Grille, or dig into modern Mexican and flavourful Latin Caribbean cuisine at Lola Beach Restaurant.
Feel like staying in for a meal? The resort offers 24-hour in-suite dining featuring chef’s specialties. In-room minibars are stocked daily with water, beer, soft drinks and snacks.
“One of my personal favourites is Tempest which is our Asian cuisine restaurants. A favourite there is our teppanyaki cooking show,” Morris said.
“Also, something important at all our properties which also ties into Food & Beverage is our strong focus on providing both safe and healthy dining option for all our guests. Not only do we offer healthy options, but we also focus on providing option for our guests who have specific allergies or dietary restrictions such as vegan, vegetarian and gluten free.“
“One thing that is consistent at all Playa Resorts is that you will always find a coffee shop. And not just any coffee shop but a good one! I cannot start my day without a visit to Coffee Republic for a delicious latte and I am guilty of making a stop (or two) throughout the day for some gelato too,” she said.
On top of that, all Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara resorts include 24-hour room service in all suite categories.
Great entertainment is another Playa pillar.
“We have fantastic, professional entertainment throughout the day and in the evening at Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya, but there are two spots that I absolutely love here,” Morris explained. “Legends Sports Bar is the most beautiful and sophisticated sports bar I have ever seen. And it’s huge, so there is plenty of seating for all our guests to come in and enjoy either their favourite sporting events on our big screens, or perhaps to participate in some dancing or karaoke.”
Lola’s is the Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya beach club, where guests will find a live DJ and an amazing beach bar with comfy swing chairs.
Health and wellness is also a critical part of any stay at Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya.
The Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya offers sunrise yoga, beach sports and water aerobics. The Zen Spa has 10 suites, offering such restorative treatments as a Cacao Body Wrap and a Mayan Massage.
“The Zen Spa at Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya is easily one of the most impressive and again, given our unique location a truly tranquil experience,” Morris said. “Although I love our open are hydrotherapy one of my favorite experiences, we have available is our Alchemy Workshop. Here you can create your own mask, body location or oils using organic ingredients which you can either bring home with you or have your therapist use for your treatment. “
Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya is an all-inclusive, no-worries property, so you can concentrate on your own wellness, or time with your partner. Resort taxes, gratuities and Wi-Fi internet access are all included.
Destination weddings will be a smash hit using the resorts’ garden or other elegant, outdoor spaces. They also have nearly 7,000 square feet of meeting space, making the resort ideal for a business session that combines work and play.