Playa del Carmen hotels offer visitors some pretty extraordinary backdrops, but perhaps the best feature of all is the charm spilling over within the boundaries of this old fishing village just south of Cancun. Tourists will find Playa del Carmen hotels offering the best access to almost everything anyone could want, including white-sand beaches, a huge array of dining choices, a wide variety of upscale and artisan shopping, and plenty of nightlife all around. Ancient sites like the Mayan ruins of Tulum are easily accessed from this point with plenty of tours to choose from.
Royal Playa del Carmen All Inclusive
Luxury suites, a full-service spa with a Mayan-inspired backdrop, and an incredible exterior and interior design come together presenting one of the most luxurious all inclusive Playa del Carmen hotels. Multifaceted design elements combine creating a magnificent environment inspired by the ancient Mayan culture. The location, directly in Playa del Carmen, means easy access to the hippest nightlife, trendy shops, local artisans, and plenty of cafes and restaurants, which exhibit the intense local appeal.
Extra-large suites are designed with luxury in mind, with marble baths, private balconies, graceful furnishings handmade by locals, and discerning guest amenities. One stand-out feature is access to 180-degree virtual tours of all suites before choosing the best one for your needs. Top it all off with more than half-a-dozen dining choices and there’s no room for boredom. Tours and a variety of water sports can be arranged at the hotel.
Iberostar Tucan All Inclusive
Situated on the beautiful Riviera Maya, the Iberostar Tucan (pictured above) is a sprawling, beachfront resort hotel designed as a small Mexican village with winding paths enveloped by lush foliage. A massive swimming pool is one of the best features. With an all inclusive pass, guests enjoy catamarans, cycling, an aqua gym, aerobics, tennis, windsurfing, and more. A mini-club, spa, and daily entertainment are also included. Almost ten restaurants carry on the Playa tradition of ample variety in meals, snacks, and drinks. More than 300 standard rooms with two queen beds offer plenty of space for most guests. Extra comfort is found within the hotel’s 26 suites.
Hotel Deseo is one of the sleekest, trendiest Playa del Carmen hotels. This design hotel is the place to be seen and definitely to revel in true Mayan Riviera luxury. Visually magnificent, the hotel is steps from the beach and designed to create a place ideal for socializing. The open-air lounge, set-up with oversized lounge beds, is the hotel’s central point, offering access to the main pool, lobby, and restaurant. Live DJs frequent the main bar at sunset and into the night. Fifteen minimalist rooms offer small pleasures like hammocks and slide-away tables and adorned with unique local treasures.
Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya
Hotel Riu Palace is one of the most enchanting Playa del Carmen hotels in the heart of the Mexican jungle. Bordering a white-sand beach dotted with shady palms and guest loungers, the luxury resort offers the perfect situation for rest and relaxation mixed with plenty of activity and epicurean delights. This 24-hour all inclusive resort presents 24-hour room service, a massive swimming pool, and several restaurants. There is also an onsite spa and salon, gym, sauna, and a whirlpool. Nearby are ancient sites to explore, great nightlife, world-class golf courses, and much more.