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Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya

Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya

Recently while in the Riviera Maya, we had the pleasure of touring the beautiful All-Inclusive Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya for Adults Only.  This romantic resort impressed us with its Mexican hacienda-style architecture, beautiful beach and tropical grounds, and its luxurious spacious suites. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Couples, Honeymoon, and Anniversaries


One of 3 pools at the Imperial Valentin Riviera Maya.

Resort Highlights

The Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya is a unique Adult Only all-inclusive resort.  This elegant Mexican hacienda-style retreat boasts 11 bars, 9 restaurants, and 3 swimming pools, including the main pool which has been voted one of the 10 most breathtaking pools in the Riviera Maya.  There is also a lazy river style swim-up pool, daily activities, nightly entertainment, authentic Mexican food, and much more.  The resort offers additional luxuries such as personilzed check-in, no wristbands, and complimentary shower/changing rooms for late departures.

The Valentin Imperial partners with social enterprises seeking to generate employment and fair income through the sustainable use of natural resources within local communities. 

The resort is set on a gorgeous, wide stretch of white sand
The beautiful beach!
Bali beds are included with Valentin Privé
The beach beds and beach chairs are covered with palapas for shade.
The path to get to the beach is quite lovely!
The lead in room category is the Deluxe Junior Suite.
The Deluxe Junior Suite's bathroom.
The Deluxe Junior Suite's balcony.
The Deluxe Junior Suite's minifridge.
The resort is decorated in the Mexican Hacienda style.
The tropical grounds of the Valentin Imperial are gorgeous.
The lobby of the Valentin Imperial.
A lovely lobby fountain.
The Emerald Junior Suite Ocean Front room's balcony
The Emerald Junior Suite Ocean Front room's jetted bathtub
The Emerald Junior Suite Ocean Front room
The plaza
The Emerald Junior Suite Ocean Front room's view
The pool
The Silver Junior Suite has an open bathroom setup.
The Silver Junior Suite
The Silver Junior Suite's jetted tub


  • The Valentin Imperial has 3 swimming pools, featuring 2 swim-up bars and a lazy river.
  • Non-motorized water sports include Kayaks, Hobie Cats, Snorkeling Gear and Boogie Boards.
  • The fitness center is complete with Yoga, TRX, Pilates, Zumba and Body Fitness Classes.
  • The resort has 2 Tennis Courts, a Paddle Court, a Basketball Court, and Beach & Pool Volleyball.
  • Other fun activities included are Foam Parties, Cooking and Spanish Lessons, Bike Tours, Tequila Tastings, Crafting, Rifle Shooting, Waterpolo, Pool Tournaments, Texas Hold'em, and more!
  • The evening entertainment consists fo shows, live music, dancing under the stars and 2 theme nights weekly (Mexican and Elegance).


  • The Valentin Imperial has 524 Junior Suites and 16 One-Bedroom Suites with views of lush gardens and tropical jungle, the Caribbean Sea or the Golden Swim-Up pool.
  • Each suite includes a private terrace or balcony, full marble bathroom, jetted bathtub, local toiletries made with natural ingredients, hair dryer, bathroom scale, bathrobes and slippers, satellite widescreen TV, in-room climate control, ceiling fan, laptop size electronic safe, Nespresso coffee maker, umbrella, beach towels, and a minibar restocked daily with soft drinks, water, juice, beer, and a snack.
  • Guests have the choice to upgrade to Valentin Privé which additionally includes:
    • Private check-in and checkout at the Valentin Privé Lounge
    • Early check-in and late checkout if available
    • Bottle of sparkling wine, fruit basket and fresh flowers in-room upon arrival
    • In-room top shelf liquor and wine selection
    • Valentin beach bag
    • Lobster included at any of the a la carte restaurants
    • Restaurant reservations through the Valentin Privé Concierge
    • Reserved Bali beds at either the pool or the beach
    • Exclusive access to the Valentin Privé Lounge with premium wifi, concierge service, ultra premium bar service, and light snacks
  • Buildings 1-8 have 3 stories with elevators and buildings 9-14 have 2 stories with no elevators.
  • The romantic Oceanfront Emerald Junior Suites are only steps away from the beach and feature an oversized Venetian tile jetted bathtub with panoramic oceanviews.

Food & Drink

  • Guests have unlimited access to 9 restaurants with no reservations, plus 2 food trucks, and a coffee shop.
  • Vegetarian options, gluten free options, and special dietary needs are available at all restaurants.
  • There are 7 à la carte restaurants to choose from for dinner including Italian, French, Mexican, Asian, Seafood and more!
  • Nighttime snacks on the plaza inlcude Mexican churros and a crepes cart for a sweet finish after dinner.
  • There a plenty of daytime food options available, including a buffet, a beachside à la carte restaurant, food trucks, and poolside snack bars with local Mexican treats, fresh fruit, and gourmet canapés.
  • Domestic and international premium spirits are served at 11 different bars including 2 swim-up bars, 2 beach bars, a sports & music bar, a martini bar, and a cigar lounge.
  • 24 hour room service is included in every suite category.
  • Café Sisal is a coffee shop supporting local communities by offering a variety of Mexican coffees and hand made souvenirs that are natural and sustainable.


  • The Valentin Imperial is located on a gorgeous stretch of white-sand beach on the shores of Riviera Maya, Mexico.
  • The resort is only 25 minutes from the Cancun International Airport.
  • It is located 30 minutes from the excitement of Cancun.
  • The shopping and beaches of Playa del Carmen are only 20 minutes south of the resort.
  • It is also located near popular day trips such as Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Tulum, and Cozumel.

Why Book With Us

  • We know the best All-Inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, Costa Rica, and Mexico and can help you get the most value for your travel dollar with our firsthand knowledge.
  • You will always have a dedicated travel agent who cares about your vacation to contact directly with questions or help with any problems that may arise.
  • Round-trip airport transfers are included with our packages so there is no need to worry about finding a ride at a foreign airport.
  • You can book your vacation with a low deposit and even utilize our no fee, no interest Payment Plan option.
  • We have partnered with the best Destination Management companies who will take good care of you from start to finish once in your destination.

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About the Author

My name is Amy Burbank, owner of Purple Palm Vacations and the Traveling Travel Agent. I travel throughout the year to the destinations that are in high demand looking for quality vacation options that go above and beyond. This blog is a collection of my All-Inclusive Resort reviews that I feel are the best of the best and will truly provide a great vacation. Happy Travels!

Posted: Sat, Feb 19

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