Playacar is a gated community immediately south of Playa del Carmen’s many attractions. It’s where you’ll find some of the city’s most popular beachfront All-Inclusive resorts, as well as a host of enviable villas, golf courses, and even Mayan ruins.
People come back to Playacar year after year for its wide sandy beaches, proximity to the unbeatable nightlife and shopping of the city, and some of the biggest names in the hotel world. Here, we’ll give you the lowdown on 4 of the best resorts in Playacar for 2022.
Royal Hideaway Playacar – Adults Only
Located in the central section of Playacar is this Adults-only luxury resort Royal Hideaway Playacar, designed to encourage grown-ups to relax, soak up the sun and enjoy the luxury facilities. These include The Retreat, a spa with a wellness center offering a wide selection of massages and treatments. Plus, there are 6 impressive pools, consisting of 3 relaxation pools and an infinity pool complete with a waterfall. Guests can also enjoy the spectacular Playacar beach adjoining the hotel, which is wide and well maintained.
The 201 rooms here are a classy all-white affair with comfortable dark wood furnishings. Some have their own terrace, others have sea views. All benefit from the same inviting esthetic.
When it comes to dining, the six restaurants offer a range of cuisines, from classic Mexican to exotic Thai dishes. There’s also a Chef’s Table experience – the only one in the Yucatan – where you can interact directly with the Chef who’s cooking your food.
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In the southern section of Playacar you’ll find Sandos Playacar, a longstanding favorite amongst Playacar visitors. It’s a family-friendly resort with a packed program of entertainment in its All Playa Experience – yoga, tennis, miniature golf – you name it, they’ve got it. There’s even an on-resort waterpark to keep little ones happy.
There’s a dedicated family section with specially designed rooms for families with children. Close to the aquapark and pool, and only a short distance from most restaurants, this section is well thought out and will please families looking for convenience. There’s also a Haciendas section, with its own sundeck, as well as an adults-only section allowing access to several private areas of the resort.
Sandos Playacar serves haute cuisine in its Gourmex restaurant, Brazilian rodizio at Fogo de Janeiro, and dishes from the entire Asian continent at Asiana.
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Playacar Palace has an enviable location right at the northern end of Playacar, within easy walking distance of the entertainment and dining mecca of Playa del Carmen. If location isn’t enough to entice you, check out the rooms, many of which have floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the picture-perfect views of the beach. Decorated in neutrals, suites are calming and inviting, just what you want on vacation.
The resort is well-equipped, with a great range of sports and entertainment during the day, and shows to enjoy at night. The food options include a Yucatecan specialty restaurant, as well as Italian and Asian options, and there are numerous bars to try out during your stay. Suitable for families, couples, or groups looking for a social environment, Playacar Palace is a great all-rounder.
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Palmaia – The House of AiA
Located just outside the confines of Playacar, the special resort of Palmaia – The House of Aia had to get a mention in this list. Offering a complete wellness experience within its secluded grounds, this is somewhere to consider when you’re looking for all-out luxury.
One of the aspects making this property stand out is its focus on plant-based cuisine, something that’s rarely seen in an all-inclusive. Suites are modern and comfortable, offering a variety of layouts that will equally suit couples or families. All have private terraces, some are swim-up, and others have dedicated meditation areas.
On-resort, you’ll find an unbeatable selection of activities intended to improve your wellbeing, ranging from movement classes, to sound healing, to rituals. It’s certainly not a standard resort, but if you want a dedicated wellness vacation, this could be just the place you’re looking for.
Check Prices At: Palmaia – The House of AiA
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