Playa del Carmen rivals Cancun for the place with the most beautiful beaches of the Mexican Caribbean. You can enjoy the charms of Playa del Carmen in one of its world-class resorts for every taste and budget. Here’s a list of the top 8 resorts in Playa del Carmen for 2022.
Hotel Xcaret Mexico
It’s no surprise that this all-inclusive family resort is the number one rated in the Riviera Maya. Hotel Xcaret Mexico, is Playa del Carmen’s top-rated hotel. Their All-Fun Inclusive program transforms and outmatches the traditional all-Inclusive concept. They offer unlimited access to the Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor, Xplor Fuego, Xoximilco, Xenses Parks, and deluxe tours to Xenotes and Xichen, with round-trip transportation included. Airport shuttle included. The resort has all-suites, and you may choose between jungle, beach, pool, and ocean views. The resort has lagoons running through the property, and you can kayak or stand up paddleboard around them. There are ten different dining options with international cuisine.
The Fairmont Mayakoba is one of only 16 resorts in the Caribbean to achieve the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award. The 45-acre property boasts 401 rooms and suites, including a collection of beach and lagoon casitas, offering guests extraordinary views of the grounds. Recreational activities on property include exploring nature trails on foot or BMW bikes, scenic boat tours through crystal clear canals, sunbathing on the soft white-sand beach or at one of the property’s several pools. Golfing on the renowned El Camaleon golf course, host to the only official PGA TOUR event in Mexico, and the luxurious Willow Stream Spa are just some of the attractions of this luxury resort.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Grand Velas Riviera Maya is a AAA Five Diamond Luxury All-Inclusive resort with 539 suites, eight restaurants, 5 bars, and Aqua Bar. There are plenty of fun family activities or romantic moments for couples. Its Grand Class Suites are designed to provide an experience of absolute relaxation overlooking the sea aimed at couples in search of a more luxurious retreat. There are experiences designed for families, for smaller kids and teens in mind, and close to the beach.
Playacar Palace, a trendy beachfront resort, is steps away from Playa del Carmen’s famous Quinta Avenida and the Cozumel Ferry Dock. It’s an all-inclusive luxury resort featuring 201 rooms, three restaurants, and 4 bars. This resort is considered the perfect spot to relax during the day and enjoy the nightlife and charms of “Playa” at night. Playacar Palace is ideal for families, couples, and group getaways.
The Rosewood Mayakoba is luxury resort surrounded by the jungle and beautiful lagoons covering several small islands surrounded by a mangrove is an award-winning hotel. This top destination delivers a unique experience for its guests. The 620 acres gated development has 20 restaurants and bars, the Mayakoba Dive Center, and El Camaleón, an 18-hole Greg Norman championship PGA golf course. Many have little docks so that you can take boats around the resort via the system of lagoons. Some suites have small docks, so you can take boats around the resort and navigate around the lagoons. Its luxurious spa focuses on wellness and an Ayurveda program.
Royal Hideaway Playacar
The award-winning Royal Playa Del Carmen is a massive, adults-only, luxury all-inclusive resort. It has 11 villas with a private concierge spread throughout the property’s grounds. Six gourmet restaurants serve delicacies in menu-style dining. A full-service spa offers the ultimate in pampering and body treatments. Personalized service and attention to detail set this resort a world apart. There are six restaurants, most are buffet-style, and the resort even has a dinner theater with nightly entertainment.
Newport House Playa Del Carmen
If you want to explore the charming town of Playa del Carmen, this is the place for you. It’s a block away from the shopping and dining district of the famous Fifth Avenue. If you don’t mind not staying at a beachfront location, you can find amazing deals on very upscale accommodations in Playa. The Newport House is a combination condo and boutique hotel with 15 apartments. These luxury units have full modern kitchens, central air, free high-speed Wi-Fi, and two smart TVs. Guests have access to the Canibal Royale beach club with Brazilian architecture inspired by the 50s with a stunning view. If you want to head to the beach, you can borrow beach cruiser bikes to get there.
Hotel Riu Palace Mexico
This all-inclusive resort is family-friendly and offers a wide range of rooms and suites, including great options when traveling with kids. RIU Palace meets the highest standards regarding luxury, excellence, and sophistication, creating a unique experience for its guests. Enjoy its spa, gym, or tennis courts. It has four swimming pools and one children’s pool. Foodies will go crazy with live cooking stations at the main restaurant. Other gastronomic options include Japanese, Italian and Mexican cuisine, a Steakhouse, and five bars.
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