The Forbes travel guide has become a signature of luxury and quality throughout the world, with some of the most spectacular resorts and hotels being featured.
But in this famous travel guide, there is an endorsement reserved for only the best of the best, and that is the Leading Hotels of the World Collection.
And while Mexico’s south-eastern tip holds no shortage of amazing resorts, only one resort makes the list in all of the Riviera Maya.
The Royal Hideaway Playacar
This adults-only hotel is proof that ‘all-inclusive’ doesn’t always mean guests will receive the generic, albeit fantastic, standards shared across the Caribbean.
No, instead, the Royal Hideaway Playacar shows the glitz of Dubai, the class of London, and the chic style of Paris can all be found with a Caribbean view.
Upon entering the front doors of the resort, guests are greeted by high levels of luxury and classic Caribbean design, so much so that guests are forgiven for thinking they’ve walked onto the production of a period drama set in a governor’s mansion in the 19th century.
Gourmet Not Buffet
It’s no secret that buffet-style restaurants play a quarterback’s role in many resorts. The easiness of this style of dining can make serving huge numbers of guests a less stressful undertaking.
Well, the Royal Hideaway Playacar isn’t in the business of half-measures. With 6 on-site gourmet restaurants, the dining experience here rivals that of the East Village in New York.
The best dishes from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Japan all make an appearance here. Allowing guests’ tastebuds to travel the world each night without giving up the cool Caribbean evening breeze.
Standards are high in every aspect of this amazing hotel, and that extends to the dining dress code. The rules are a bit more relaxed for ladies, but men are expected to turn up in a collared shirt, long pants, and closed-toe shoes.
There’s no expectation to arrive wearing a tuxedo like James Bond at the casino, but sandals and cargo shorts are out of the question.
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Villas Fit For Victorian Royalty
Many resorts can be found guilty of providing luxury and amazing service, only to fall short with small suites designed to fit as many guests into the grounds as possible.
Not here. The British colonial style that was once reserved for aristocrats in times past has been expertly adapted to give the villas here a touch of pure class.
Nothing here is generic. Even the textiles featured in the villa suites are one-of-a-kind and designed exclusively for the Royal Hideaway.
The outstanding levels of service at every turn within the Royal Hideaway also extend to the villa suites, with a private concierge on hand at all times to attend to any issues or needs and to make reservations for guests to any of the 6 unforgettable restaurants.
If there’s ever a question about the attention to detail of guests’ comfort, the “pillow menu” surely puts that to bed.
If guests wake up to find their pillow was either too hard or too soft, a quick request to the concierge will see more suitable bedding delivered to ensure the next night’s sleep is even better.
Entertainment Without Limit
In-resort entertainment is nothing new, but the Royal Hideaway once again blows the competition not just out of the water — but out of the ocean completely!
With a Broadway-style theatre, complete with split-level booths that continue the trend of class, entertainment here is provided in style and with no expense spared.
But it isn’t just the evenings that are full. The Royal Hideaway makes sure there is a near-endless amount of activities and excursions throughout the day to keep guests’ vacation from ever straying close to boring.
From scuba diving in some of the best areas of the Caribbean Sea and earning an official PADI certificate to sailing across the top of the Riviera Maya’s sun-soaked coast. Watersports here come with an added dimension of beauty and experience.
Class At An Unbelievable Cost
After reading about the world-best level of vacation the Royal Hideaway Playacar provides guests, travelers can be forgiven for thinking this is a dream vacation reserved for those with deep pockets.
Unbelievably, the Royal Playacar may just be the greatest beachfront bargain anywhere in the world. A stay here, fully all-inclusive, can be booked for as little as $294 per night! No, there isn’t a zero missing from that price. The Royal Playacar truly is class for cents.
Sample date for this rate:
- June 1st 2023
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