The Riviera Maya Mayan Palace units are only about 15 years old and in great shape. There is an Italian, an Asian, a Cuban and a Mexican restaurant on site, in addition to the poolside restaurant and the buffet breakfast and dinner at del Lago. The pool area of the Mayan Palace Riviera Maya is available to both Mayan Palace and Grand Mayan guests. It is a very large expanse of connected pools that kids love to explore. the edge of the pool area is right overlooking the beautiful Caribbean beach,. The friendly wait staff is ubiquitous. Happy hour is 2 for one, but be careful. If you order 2 you will get 4, no matter how carefully you explain it. We like the Picassos, but they are a bit pricey. You can also order food from the snack restaurant. Some of the nacho options are delicious. There is always something going on around the pool area. Truth be told, the bartending lessons, are a bit corny and touristy. Depends on how much you are willing to act stupid for free drinks. They do some cool things ( by my standards) like an intro to scuba lesson where they let you try out the equipment and see if you would ever want to pursue it further. There is a kids are where the staff always has something fun going on for the younger crowd. The really younger crowd (5 to 10 years old). The pool area is beautifully lit at night and is a very a nice place to take a stroll after dark. Just don’t get shocked by the occasional staff with scuba gear cleaning the pool 🙂
The pictures on this website are not touched up. Some of the Riviera Maya resort photos were taken by our friend John Uplinger. He rented a week from us over Christmas and was kind enough to bring back photos. He has provided a sample of what you can expect at the Mayan Palace and the Grand Mayan Riviera Maya (Cancun). Picture yourself under a palapas by the expansive pool and looking out over the azure waters of the Caribbean at the same time! For more details of the Grand Mayan accomodations click: Grand Mayan Accomodations (Floorplans) or Mayan Palace Mayan Palace Accomodations (Floorplans)The photos attempt to give you a visual image of what the Mayan Riviera version of the Mayan Palace is like. The room photos here are of a typical Mayan Palace unit at this resort. Of course, a photo never really compares to the real thing. We hope you enjoy the golf, beach, spa, pool, and restaurant photos. All beautiful and all included.