The Tides Riviera Maya (5*)

Located on the white sands near the picturesque village of Xcalacoco, three miles north of Playa del Carmen, this Mexico luxury resort, formerly known as Ikal Del Mar, is nestled in the tropical forest and has a full service luxury spa, and an award-winning restaurant and lounge


Hotel Details

  • in addition to the 30 private plunge pools, The Tides Riviera Maya features a lagoon pool with sundeck and a selection of loaner sombreros library
  • seaside spa area for temazcal baths, massages, facials, and treatments
  • variety of land and water activities


Room Features

Playa del Carmen vacation Villas:

  • 1,000 sq ft
  • outdoor terrace replete with chaise lounge, dining table, handmade crochet hammock and outdoor shower
  • indoor, separate bathrooms
  • beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, duvet covers and down pillows
  • dining tables for two
  • mahogany-louvered doors and windows
  • private pools
  • indoor and outdoor showers
  • canopied beds
  • Bose DVD players with movies available
  • CD Players with selection of CDs
  • satellite cable television
  • snorkels
  • in-room safes



  • La Marea Restaurant – overlooking the Caribbean sea, the restaurant features contemporary interpretations of Mexican and Maya cuisines blended with international influences
  • Lounge at La Marea – the lounge that extends onto an open-air patio for premium ocean views, perfect for meeting friends for a cocktail



  • the hotel offers boating, snorkelling, and scuba diving lessons
  • activities desk for planning scuba diving, fishing, sailing, and horseback riding
  • yoga
  • spa
  • Temazcal Sweat Lodge – one of the resort’s specialties that combines a cleansing sweat bath with herbs, flowers and music
  • nearby activities include golf, horseback riding, polo lessons, fishing, parasailing, kite surfing, skydiving, bird watching, nature walks, tennis and jungle tours. Numerous landmarks and ancient cities reside nearby for exploration: Xcaret, Cozumel, Xel-ha, Tulum, Cancun, Coba, Isla Mujeres, Sian Ka’an, Chichen-Itza, Akumal, Valladolid, Merida and Uxmal. The resort offers specialized tours and packages for many of these activities.


NEW! How you can make your stay more authentic, sustainable and memorable

These tips provide the insider’s knowledge on how travelers can engage with local culture, make their vacations more memorable, promote sustainability in the region, and enhance their overall holiday experience.

  • To enhance the knowledge of the local Mayan culture, travelers are encouraged to attend the Ecological parks such as Xcaret and Xelha which showcase the Mayan culture and present ancient ball games and dances. 
  • One of its most important celebrations on the East Coast of Mexico is the annual Quintana Roo Carnival, which takes over the streets of Cancun in mid-February. For five days both locals and tourists are enjoying numerous parades of allegorical carriages and dancers imbuing every corner of Cancun with color and joy.
Please Note: Time restrictions and extra charges may apply for some activities, watersports or facilities. Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only, have a dress code in effect and/or require reservations. While Sparkling Voyages makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein, it cannot be held responsible for changes, omissions or errors.