I just got back from a relaxing, sun-filled stay at Vidanta Riviera Maya, Mexico and I’m so excited to share some highlights of my stay with you! Hat: Free People Sunglasses: Ray Ban Sandals: Forever21
Our room was a little past this pretty little walkway, which I loved passing through everyday. It’s surrounded by pretty bushels of greenery.Tiki huts? Check. Bars inside of the pool? Check. Volleyball net? Check. Quick, poolside served? Check. Yup, lounging by the pool or cooling off in the water was a vacationer’s dream at the Vidanta pool. We enjoyed a relaxing evening swim-look at that sky. The Vidanta is serious ceilings goals. In almost every main area you can find the most beautiful ceiling and lighting details that give the resort a whimsical feeling that is so beautiful. Hello, crystal blue waters. I have never seen so many palm trees on a beach before, it was so beautiful and breezy-with tons of shady spots perfect for a cat nap. The only thing I would suggest is packing some water shoes, because the floor of the ocean is very rocky. However, this was right in front of the main hotel beach entrance. If you were to walk just ten minutes down the beach, the rocks clear up and the ocean bottom is much more leveled and smooth. Living in a bikini? Don’t mind if I do!
Bikini Top: Hollister Sunglasses: Nordstrom How perfect is this color scheme? Located right on the beach, Havana Moon offers food that embraces island flavor and lots of yummy cocktails. I opted for the banana margarita, yum! Remember what I said about ceiling goals?This is the outside view. Such a cute little set up on the beach.One of my many dishes at Havana Moon, delicious chicken wings.This was the view walking into the Grand Bliss, which was the hotel I stayed in at the Vidanta resort-which by the way stands on 1,000 acres! It was so serene.
I ate so wonderfully during this stay and was really impressed with the resort’s restaurants. Along with the sunshine and margaritas, dinners at the resort were a highlight of my stay!
Vidanta Restaurant / Food Reviews
This Japanese restaurant is a sushi, sashimi and dim sum lovers dream. Some my favorite dishes from the menu were the short rib dim sum, tuna tartare and dragon roll. In fact, the short rib dim sum was so delish my table ordered it twice! I paired with my meal a yummy Malbec from the wine menu.
I can’t believe this was my first time eating at an authentic French fare restaurant-I was so impressed! Some of the orderings from my table were the lamb shank, meat tartare, escargot and a creme brûlée for dessert. I ordered the French Onion Soup and CASSEROLE DE PÂTES GRATINÉE, CREVETTES ET CHAMPIGNONS which is a pasta casserole prepared with shrimp, cream sauce, and mushrooms au gratin. SO GOOD.
For a relaxed night in, the room service does the job. You can also head to the little market on the Vidanta resort ground to grab a bottle of wine to accompany your dinner. I wanted something simple and opted for the spaghetti in tomato basil and my husband ordered the salmon and quinoa and loved it.
There is also a Cirque du Soleil on the resort grounds too and the show even offers patrons an opportunity to enjoy a champagne dinner before, to pop some bubbly!
In the end, I would highly recommend the Vidanta Riviera Maya, Mexico. There is no limit of sunshine, daiquiris, delicious food, pool fun and salty waters. Although the resort has a beautiful luxe feel, it’s still so welcoming for everyone from honeymooners, families and everything in between.