Perched on the Yucatán Peninsula, the Mexican coastal resort of Playa del Carmen is a popular tourist destination thanks to its palm-lined beaches and beautiful coral reefs that positively demand exploration. There’s also a constant buzz about the place, most of which is centred around the pedestrianised Quinta Avenida thoroughfare, which is lined with shops, restaurants and – when night falls – pulsating nightspots.
There are a large number of accommodation options in Playa del Carmen, including several that offer all-inclusive packages. If you’re planning to spend plenty of time in your resort or hotel, then this kind of deal could suit your needs. To help you make your choice, we’ve selected five of the best all-inclusive resorts and hotels in Playa del Carmen.
FROM $150/ NIGHT
A manor benefit of this 4-star all-inclusive resort is that guests can use facilities at its sister property, situated just next door. This means that you’ll never be short of variety when it comes to things to do here, and you’re sure to get your money’s worth. Amenities across both resorts include several restaurants, water sports, swimming pools, a gift shop, golf course and tour desk where guests can find out about and book excursions. A varied children’s programme allows the adults to relax and unwind in peace. The beautiful beaches of Riviera Maya are a short walk away.
FROM $199/ NIGHT
Set amid more than three-hundred acres of natural parkland, this ultra luxury resort offers lavish all-inclusive packages that include access to all of the property’s array of amenities. Among the most notable are a private beach area, water sports facilities, a varied choice of 5 restaurants, a stylish bar, a billiards table, and a full-service spa. The resort also offers themed evening dinners and daily guided activities, and there’s a dedicated kids’ camp to keep your little ones entertained. Modern guest rooms come with a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and picturesque views from private balconies. Complimentary bikes can be hired from the 24-hour reception and you can also book car hire here too.
FROM $187/ NIGHT
Two outdoor swimming pools, yoga classes, massages and deep-sea diving courses are just some of the stand-out facilities and services at this 4-star all-inclusive resort, nestled in a quiet neighbourhood of Playa del Carmen. Other features include daily buffet breakfasts, an on-site restaurant, themed evening entertainment and live music. Guest rooms are equipped with a private bathroom and a terrace with hammocks offering picturesque ocean or garden views. The bars, shops and restaurants of the town’s 5th Avenue are an easy walk away.
FROM $230/ NIGHT
For dedicated foodies keen for gastronomy to feature heavily in their Playa del Carmen adventure, this 5-star resort is a fine choice. It offers a Gourmet Inclusive Experience across its 5 restaurants, where guests can indulge in a range of high-end dining featuring global cuisine. As well as these lavish culinary services, the resort also has large outdoor pools, a kids’ playground, an all-service spa and a gymnasium. Concierge services are also available at any time of day or night. Guest rooms are no less impressive, housing a private bathroom with marble details, flat-screen TV, iPod dock, safe, minibar and coffee-making facilities. Some also have large terraces offering scenic views. A popular nearby attraction for families is the Xcaret Eco-Theme Park, which is 20 minutes away by car.
FROM $261/ NIGHT
Situated amid a tropical mangrove, this 5-star resort offers a range of amenities including a chill-out club and bar, a beachside restaurant, a state-of-the-art spa and free on-site parking. Guest rooms come with air-conditioning, elegant marble floors, a modern private bathroom and free Wi-Fi. Other services include family concierge, designed to help parents with children during their stay. Notable nearby attractions include Xcaret eco archaeological and Cancún International Aiport is about 45 minute away by road.