If this place is, as advertised, “Paradise,” then none of us will have to go to hell—the Valentin Imperial Maya is big enough to fit the sinners and the saints.
The all-inclusive 540-suite resort for adults only fans out over 136 acres of Mexico’s Riviera Maya, the area between Cancun and Tulum where the tourism industry is exploding.
The Imperial Maya, first in the Valentin chain of hotels to be built outside of Spain, features its parent company’s Hacienda-inspired architecture, but its amenities, activities, and service more closely resemble other local all-inclusives.
The property’s biggest draw is its natural resource: a half-mile stretch of gorgeous beach, much of which is fit for swimming (the same cannot be said for every resort in the area). So if you go, book one of the oceanfront suites—even if it’s a 10-minute walk from the lobby.