Ward-Diana Wedding

Welcome family and friends of Alyssa & Daulton!

Alyssa & Daulton invite you to join them as they get married at the beautiful adult's only, all-inclusive resort, Valentin Imperial Maya in Riviera Maya, Mexico on Saturday, December 2, 2023. Hotel reservations can be made for 3 to 7 nights, from November 29, to December 6, 2023.  Pre and post-nights can be added upon request.

All the information you need to make a reservation for their wedding can be found on this page.  Please read all the information so you are aware of all deadlines, policies, etc.  Please contact Cathy Jackson if you have any questions.

All reservations must be booked through Sunsational Vacations to be considered part of this group.
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Come join us in our celebration. Your presence is the greatest gift ever! Alyssa & Daulton

Welcome to the Valentin Imperial Maya

Valentin Imperial Maya Fact Sheet


Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya, an all-inclusive resort, is designed in the style of an elegant Mexican hacienda nestled amid sumptuous tropical gardens. Located just 25 minutes from Cancun International Airport and 20 minutes from Playa del Carmen. This magnificent award- winning resort boasts one of the most breathtaking swimming pools in Riviera Maya. It offers luxurious and spacious accommodations in different Suites and Junior Suites categories. 2 daytime restaurants: 1 à la carte and one buffet with à la carte breakfast option. 1 coffee shop and 2 food trucks. Unlimited dinners at 7 à la carte restaurants with no reservations required, premium WiFi, 11 bars, 24-hour room service, daily activities, nightly entertainment, and an absolutely spectacular half-mile-long secluded beach.

The preservation of the environment remains at the core of Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya values.

All our safety and well-being protocols have been carefully established to maintain a balance between your safety and the conservation and protection of natural resources.

  • Check-In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 12:00 PM
  • Minimum Check-In Age: 18


      Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

      General Information - Room taxes and service fee are included in vacation price.

      Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.

      Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
      Minimum check in age is 18 year-round.

      ***Important Information for Our Guests***
      Please be aware that due to changing weather and ocean conditions, beach shapes and characteristics may vary.

      *This hotel is an adult's only property and does not allow anyone under the age of 18 years.

      Hotel Amenities

      • 24-hour room service
      • Concierge desk
      • Elevators
      • Exercise gym
      • Laundry/Valet service†
      • Medical Facilities Service†
      • Pool
      • Shops and commercial services†
      • Spa†
      • Tennis court
      • Wireless internet connection in public areas

      *Additional costs apply.

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      Valentin Imperial Maya Resort Map




      Main buffet restaurant Le Marché
      An international cuisine buffet filled with plenty of choices to satisfy your taste buds.
      Dress code: Resort Casual
      Breakfast buffet: Seating with air conditioning available
      À la carte option available

      Lunch buffet (daily themes):
      Seating with air conditioning available

      À la carte snacks:


      Beach restaurant Mar y Tierra
      Whether you are beginning your day or checking in for lunch, a tropical setting is waiting for you.
      Dress code: Resort Casual

      Golden snack bar
      Located between buildings6 and 7 and next to the Golden Swim-Up pool, with a variety of delicious snacks.


      MAIN BUILDING - CaféSisal, next to Plaza España
      Catch up with your fellow Valenthusiasts over coffee at this cheerful coffee shop!

      MAIN POOL:

      Food truck near Heaven and Earth swim-up bar
      Next to the main pool, beach tables and chairs available.

      - Fresh fruit kebab service
      With fresh tropical fruit kebabs.
      - Marquesitas cart
      The Marquesita is similar to a crepe, with salty EDAM (Dutch) cheese and Nutella, condensed milk or caramel.
      - Esquites cart
      A typical Mexican snack found all over Mexico. The word esquites comes from the Nahuatl native language word ízquitl, which means "toasted corn". It is served hot in small cups and topped with varying combinations of lime juice, chile powder or hot sauce, salt and mayonnaise.
      - Gourmet canapés cart
      Missed lunch? Not enough appetite for a full meal? Simply grab a few canapés.
      - Fresh fruit flavored waters cart
      Prepared with fresh tropical fruit, two flavors daily.

        Italian: L’Olivo
        Dress code: Night Elegant
        The master chef is proud to show off his abilities, including traditional Italian cooking techniques. Enjoy fine Italian cuisine. Outdoor terrace available.

        French: L’Alsace
        Dress code: Night Elegant
        The chef selected a more traditional French cuisine and adapted it with your health in mind while following old time recipes.

        Mexican: La Hacienda
        Dress code: Night Casual-Elegant
        Indulge in the best Mexican cuisine from Veracruz, Puebla, and Yucatan, the most traditional in Mexican dining favorites. Outdoor terrace available.

        Air-conditioned luxury “à la carte“ restaurants in the main area

        Asian: Taman Sari
        Dress code: Night Casual-Elegant
        Serving a wide variety of traditional dishes from Indonesian regions, such as Bali and Java. Moreover, discover flavors from India, Thailand and Vietnam. Outdoor terrace available.

        Japanese: Ginger
        Dress code: Night Elegant Traditional Japanese cuisine with a modern touch.
        3 restaurants in 1
        • À la carte – no reservations
        • Sushi bar – no reservations
        • Teppanyaki (4 showrooms) – Reservation required on the same day with your concierge.

        Unlimited – No reservations
        By the beach (no air conditioning)
        Fish & Seafood: Mar-
        Dress code: Night Casual
        Mar delights your taste buds with culinary Cajun influences and inspirations from Peru, Veracruz and the Caribbean.

        Steakhouse: Tierra
        Dress code: Night Casual Tierra greets you with top American and Argentinean specialties.

        Plaza España
        - Delicious Mexican churros: natural, vanilla and cajeta flavors.
        - Sweet crepes cart: Tasty crepes prepared with various complements.

        - 2 theme nights weekly: Mexican and Elegance with buffet and entertainment. Usually held outdoor. Location may vary upon weather conditions.

          A Bars & Lounges

          - Sun bar, at the meandering Golden Swim-Up pool. Enjoy all kinds of refreshing drinks.

          - Heaven & Earth: two swim-up bars at main pool area. Swim right up to your favorite drinks and snacks. Take a break in the shade, relax, swim some laps and return for a refill.

          - Sunrise beach bar: On the beach for your favorite drinks and cocktails.

          - Sunset beach bar: On the beach for your favorite drinks and cocktails.

          - Don Miguel: lobby bar: Relax and enjoy afternoon tea, select coffee beverages or the best cocktails created by our mixologist.
          Dress code: Night Elegant

          - Plaza España bar: Main outdoor atrium by the lobby, the perfect place to start a romantic evening.
          Dress code Night: Casual-Elegant

          - Sports & Music bar: Watch your favorite game or event or simply come to enjoy the music and play pool.
          Dress code Night: Casual-Elegant

          - Martini bar: Elegant A relaxed atmosphere to sit and enjoy a perfect cup of coffee or cappuccino while reading a book or mingling with friends.
          Dress code: Night Casual

          - El Palenque theater bar:
          Dress code: Night Casual
          ***Schedule varies with shows and events.

          Please note: As of January 15, 2023, Mexico has banned smoking (including vaping) in virtually all public spaces, even outdoors. The Valentin Imperial Maya has designated smoking areas for their guests.

          Restaurant Info and Menus

          Please make your room selection on the reservation form.



          Rates are per person based on occupancy levels. 

          ROOM RATES

          • We are holding a limited number of rooms for this group.  Please book early to ensure space is available.
          • Rates and policies are based on a special event contract room block.
          • Room rates are quoted in US dollars, per person, per night, all-inclusive (based on occupancy). Rates are for all-inclusive hotel accommodations only.
          • All reservations must be made directly with Sunsational Vacations. Reservations made outside of Sunsational Vacations will not be considered part of this group.
          • Room assignment will be subject to hotel availability. Specific bedding types can be requested at the time of booking but requests are not guaranteed. If additional rooms or other room categories are needed, a written request and written confirmation will be required.  Please email cathy@sunsationalvacations.us to make your inquiry.
          • The rates include current hotel & government taxes and are subject to change without notice.

          Deluxe Junior Suites

          Located in buildings 3, 4 and 5 with just a few junior suites scattered in buildings 1 and 2. King size bed or two double beds on request. Max 3 pax.

          Silver Junior Suites

          Located in buildings 1 and 2. King size beds only. Max 2 pax.

          Golden Junior Suites

          Located on the 2nd floor of buildings 6, 7 and 8. King size bed or two double beds on request. Max 2 pax


          Rates are Per Person, Per Night Based on Occupancy

          Room Category




          Deluxe Junior Suite




          Silver Junior Suite



          Golden Junior Suite




          Any and all cancellations must be sent to the Agency in writing.

          The following penalties will apply to a cancellation of room nights or an entire reservation:

          • From the time of booking until July 2, 2023, no cancellation penalties will apply.
          • From July 3, 2023 to August 1, 2023, a cancellation penalty of $125 per room will be charged.
          • From August 2, 2023 to September 14, 2023, a cancellation penalty of $200 per room will apply.
          • From September 15, 2023 to the date of arrival, a full penalty will apply.
          • If travel protection is purchased, the above cancellation penalties still apply. You can file an insurance claim for any losses. Travel protection is non-refundable and must be paid at the time of deposit.


            Rates are PER PERSON, PER NIGHT Based on Occupancy

            • A minimum 3-night stay is required.
            • Rates include all-inclusive hotel accommodations and taxes.
            • Rates do not include airfare, transfers, or travel protection.
            • Transportation: Roundtrip transfers in Cancun are at an additional cost.  Information about transfers will be sent within 30 days of departure.
            • Flights:  If you need help with booking your flights, please let me know.  If you prefer to book your flights on your own, please send us your flight information so we can arrange for your ground transportation in Cancun.  Flights should be booked to Cancun International Airport CUN.  
            • Initial Deposit: A deposit of $300 (plus the cost of any travel protection) is required at the time of booking.
            • Second DepositA second deposit of $200 per room is due by February 1, 2023.
            • Third Deposit A third deposit of $300 per room is due by May 5, 2023.
            • If your initial deposit is made after any of the dates listed above, the amount of the deposit will include the 2nd /3rd deposit as applicable.
            • Final Payment:  All final payments are due by September 16, 2023.
            • Please note:  Reservations that are not current on payments are subject to automatic cancellation. Please make a note of the above payment deadlines.
            • Reservation Form:  A completed reservation form and payment authorization form must be submitted to Sunsational Vacations for each room reservation.  Please wait for a confirmation number before submitting a payment.
            • ANY CHANGES to your reservation (travel dates, room category, change in occupancy, etc.) must be done through this agency.  Please contact Cathy Jackson to request any changes.  Any changes made after final payment will be charged a $25 change fee.
            • Name ChangesName changes must be submitted to Sunsational Vacations in writing.  Name changes will be accepted inside of 60 days of arrival; however, no changes of any type are allowed 15 days or less prior to arrival. Name changes can be refused at any time or subject to cancellation penalties in the case of a hotel/supplier close-out.
            • Passports:  A valid passport book (not passport card) is required for ALL passengers.
            • Riviera Maya & Cancun area Eco Tax
              The government of the Municipality of Benito Juarez Quintana Roo has added an Environmental Tax, which is the payment for the environmental sanitation right, applicable to all visitors per room per night. Tax of 28.87 Mexican pesos, (approx. 1.42 USD) per room, per night. This tax will have to be paid directly at the Destination.
            • Departure Tax for Quintana ROO Cancun Airport
              We would like to inform you that as of April 1, 2021, the state of Quintana Roo will be requiring all foreign tourists
              to pay a tax of $244 Mexican pesos (around $11 USD).  The payment can be made prior to travel, upon arrival or during the stay, as the tax will be imposed upon departure. Visitors will have the option to access http://visitax.gob.mx/ where they will complete a brief questionnaire and make the payment.  The VISITAX form will request the following information:

              • Number of people traveling
              • Name, age, and passport number of each individual
              • Departure date
              • Every tourist departing the state of Quintana Roo must show their proof of payment at the airport prior to boarding.

            Payment Form

              Travel Protection

              Protection your vacation investment with a TripMate travel protection plan, either with cancel for any reason (CFAR) (Group Elite) protection or without (Group Select).  The main difference is that Group Elite (with CFAR) will pay 75% of your non-refundable trip costs for any reason and Group Select is for covered reasons only. Please review the travel protection options by clicking on the link below and make your selection on the reservation form.  The cost of the travel protection must be paid at the time of deposit.

              Please note: If you are including travel protection on your reservation, ALL passengers on your reservation must purchase the same travel protection.

                TripMate Travel Protection


                Click on the Reservation Form link below to start the reservation process. Please complete ALL fields on the form and submit the online form to us by clicking on "Submit" at the bottom of the form. When booking your flight arrangements, please make sure you book a flight into Cancun International Airport (CUN).  All rates and availability are subject to change until confirmed with a deposit. Please book early to guarantee your reservation. Once your reservation is confirmed, you will receive an invoice showing your confirmation number, payments applied, and any remaining balance. Any additional payments you make can be easily made by submitting your payment information through our online Secure Payment Form.

                Only reservations booked with Sunsational Vacations
                will be considered part of this wedding group.

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