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    Rosewood Mayakoba
    Playa del Carmen
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1992 reviewsTripAdvisor (1992)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Rosewood Mayakoba fully immerses guests in the Riviera Maya's beauty through its architecture and design. Not only is it flanked by the region's famed crystalline sands and lush jungle, the resort is also constructed from local materials, such as Yucatan limestone and regional wood. Visitors especially praise the private outdoor deck and heated plunge pool attached to each of the property's 129 suites. And the welcome tequila, daily restocked fruit bowl and personal butler services exemplify an above-par level of hospitality. The culinary offerings at Rosewood Mayakoba's three restaurants are another point of praise among recent guests. And, despite their high price tags, visitors say the unique treatments at Sense, A Rosewood Spa are well worth the indulgence. Once you're feeling relaxed, perfect your swing at the adjacent El Camaleon golf course or soak up your surroundings with a kayaking or snorkeling adventure. You'll find this Rosewood outpost just north of downtown Playa del Carmen in the Mayakoba resort complex.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1992 reviewsTripAdvisor (1992)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Viceroy Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1344 reviewsTripAdvisor (1344)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Consistently lauded by publications like Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler, this stylish member of the Viceroy Resorts clan has a long-standing reputation to uphold. And aside from a few complaints about high room rates, Viceroy Riviera Maya also wins the hearts of its guests. Surrounded by white sands and verdant jungle – just north of downtown Playa del Carmen – this intimate resort encompasses 41 villa-style accommodations designed to mirror the Riviera Maya's impressive landscape. Rooms are appointed with private plunge pools and outdoor rain showers and hammocks, plus creature comforts like Bose radios and satellite TVs. Recent guests recommend dining alfresco at Coral Grill & Bar, which pairs seaside scenery with enticing dishes like traditional tortilla soup and homemade paella. But past patrons assure you won't be disappointed with a meal at La Marea Restaurant, which offers a sophisticated setting and flavorful seafood dishes. And though the therapeutic massages and revitalizing body treatments at the Spa at Viceroy Riviera Maya come attached to steep price tags, past guests assure the services are well worth the extra cost.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1344 reviewsTripAdvisor (1344)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Banyan Tree Mayakoba
    Playa del Carmen
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2556 reviewsTripAdvisor (2556)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Situated on a secluded perch along Playa del Carmen's northern coast, the Asian-inspired Banyan Tree Mayakoba offers vacationers easy access to the Riviera Maya's maze of mangrove forests, freshwater lagoons and, of course, the second-largest coral reef system in the world. Apart from communing with nature, guests can unwind in their villas, which feature Mayan-inspired decor, floor-to-ceiling windows and private pools and sun decks. If you're not one to stay cooped up, Banyan Tree Mayakoba also features a bevy of on-site facilities, including the Sands beach club, a free-form pool and a spa that pampers with signature treatments like The Rainforest hydrothermal therapy session. The resort's numerous dining facilities also earn praise, but for an unforgettable meal, book a seat aboard the romantic Ixchel dinner boat, which cruises through the scenic Mayakoba lagoon.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2556 reviewsTripAdvisor (2556)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Grand Velas Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3840 reviewsTripAdvisor (3840)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    This 85-acre all-inclusive property approximately 6 miles northeast of central Playa del Carmen garners rave reviews from its guests. The accommodations impress with whirlpool tubs, 42-inch plasma-screen TVs and more than 1,100 square feet of space. Meanwhile, guests consistently praise the resort's excellent customer service, its gourmet cuisine, and its revitalizing spa services. During your stay, you can sign up for invigorating treatments like the Mayan Jade Facial or the Coffee & Cocoa Experience. For extra pampering, consider splurging for the Riviera Maya Spa Package, which includes spa credits and ecotours, among other perks. If you're more interested in hitting the links or a scuba expedition, consider one of the resorts other popular packages, all of which include meals at the property's eight restaurants and other privileges, such as 24-hour concierge services, snokeling tours and even mixology classes. And if you're traveling with kids in tow, send them over to the Grand Velas Kids' or Teens' Club – they'll have plenty of opportunities to meet new friends while you're catching up on some R&R. Plus, since the hotel is under the Preferred umbrella, members of the I Prefer program can earn or redeem points here.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3840 reviewsTripAdvisor (3840)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5106 reviewsTripAdvisor (5106)

    Sandwiched between the Asian-influenced Banyan Tree Mayakoba and the sensual Rosewood Mayakoba, this member of the Fairmont family upholds its brand's standards along this luxurious stretch of sand just north of Playa del Carmen. The property houses 401 guest rooms and suites, all of which come outfitted in tropical-inspired decor, spacious soaking tubs, LCD televisions and Le Labo toiletries. The resort, which is nestled within 240 acres of tropical forest, also sits next to the PGA Championship El Camaleón golf course. Additionally, the property features the 37,000-square-foot Willow Stream Spa and three on-site restaurants (not including the two grab-and-go cafes, the two pool bars and the lobby lounge). And if you're traveling with children, take them to the Kids Club (for ages 4 to 12), where they can spend their days making piñatas or origami souvenirs. To make the most of your stay at the Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, consider booking one of the resort's promotional packages. But be careful: Some guests warn that the property's high food and drink prices can quickly raise your final bill.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5106 reviewsTripAdvisor (5106)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
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    Grand Residences Riviera Cancun
    Puerto Morelos
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1168 reviewsTripAdvisor (1168)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Ideal for families, this resort in the Riviera Maya earns kudos for its spacious suites, caring staff and multiple pools. You'll have your pick of one- to four-bedroom suites, each equipped with either a kitchenette or full kitchen, a terrace, a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi access. In addition to the accommodations, the resort's roster of activities and facilities also impressed guests. When you're not soaking up the sun at the pool or the beach, indulge in a treatment at the spa, get a workout in at the 24-hour gym or make use of the resort's nonmotorized water sports equipment, tennis courts and bicycles. Aside from the ample amenities, the kids club also impressed lodgers with its variety of supervised activities, including sand art, face painting and air hockey. What's more, children 12 and younger stay for free. Where the resort fell short, according to reviewers, was in its restaurant offerings. Though the property offers two restaurants and an on-site beach bar and grill, the menu options can get repetitive if you're on the all-inclusive meal plan, recent guests noted. The hotel also offers a lobby cafe and bar and a pool bar, plus a small grocery store. Keep in mind, Leaders Club members can earn or redeem perks here. You'll find the Grand Residences Riviera Cancun about 2 miles south of Puerto Morelos, and about halfway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

    Puerto Morelos
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1168 reviewsTripAdvisor (1168)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton Playa del Carmen
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 18648 reviewsTripAdvisor (18648)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Thanks to its downtown Playa del Carmen location, this hotel grants guests easy access to both the beach and area bars. Travelers can walk to the Riviera Maya's soft sands for some sun and then stroll over to Playa del Carmen's Fifth Avenue, home to the city's most-loved shops, restaurants and nightlife venues. But that's not the only reason why travelers rave about this adults-only resort: Past guests compliment the hospitable staff, the quality of the food served at the resort's seven restaurants and the variety of amenities available in property's all-inclusive room rates. When nighttime rolls around, you'll bed down in spacious accommodations outfitted with two-person Jacuzzis, LCD satellite TVs, Wi-Fi access and private terraces, balconies or patios. Some suites also boast direct beach or swim-up pool access. To save some coin, members of the Hilton Honors rewards program can cash in points here.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 18648 reviewsTripAdvisor (18648)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Royal Hideaway Playacar – Adults Only
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5540 reviewsTripAdvisor (5540)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    With unique privileges like exclusive villa concierge service and fresh fruit upon arrival, Royal Hideaway Playacar – Adults Only takes extra steps to ensure a memorable experience, and past guests said it delivers. Those who have stayed at this all-inclusive resort cite the excellent customer service as a reason to return. With more than 200 accommodations, Royal Hideaway is smaller than other resorts set in Playa del Carmen's Playacar neighborhood. However, each guest room and suite is appointed with traditional Mexican design elements, a satellite television, a coffee maker and a private balcony or terrace. Royal Hideaway's room rates also include access to six pools, two tennis courts, a variety of land activities and water sports (including kayaking, windsurfing and sailing), a fitness center and evening entertainment. Plus, meals, drinks and snacks at the resort's six a la carte restaurants won't rack up your tab. Royal Hideaway also houses a full-service spa, though treatments are not covered in the all-inclusive rate. 

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5540 reviewsTripAdvisor (5540)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Azul Beach Resort The Fives Playa del Carmen
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 9538 reviewsTripAdvisor (9538)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    With roughly 5 miles separating The Fives Azul Beach Resort Playa del Carmen from Playa del Carmen's busy downtown area, this property lures travelers with the promise of seclusion. Although Azul Beach Resort rubs elbows with esteemed competitors – such as the Banyan Tree Mayakoba and the Fairmont Mayakoba – along the resort town's northern shoreline, this property can easily rest on its own laurels. Housing 571 one-, two- and three-bedroom suites (all equipped with flat-screen TVs, spacious bathrooms and private balconies or terraces), Azul Beach Resort makes a great home base for group travelers. More active vacationers can take advantage of the resort's organized scuba diving, horseback riding or golf packages, and those in need of some R&R can relax with a beachfront massage or a private yoga session (for an additional fee). For even more pampering, guests can indulge in a treatment at Vassa Spa, which offers therapies like aromatherapy massages and facials. Meanwhile, guests say that the resort's swimming pools, My Gym play area at Azulitos Playhouse and Extreme Breeze Teens Club activities meet family expectations. Plus, with nine restaurants serving globally inspired fare, this property caters to just about any palate.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 9538 reviewsTripAdvisor (9538)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 9104 reviewsTripAdvisor (9104)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Stretched across northern Playa del Carmen's sands alongside its sister resort, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda earns high praise from guests for its prime beach access, family-friendly atmosphere and elegant appearance. The resort's 488 suites each feature separate bedroom and living areas, as well as 40-inch flat-screen TVs, minibars, 24-hour room service and complimentary Wi-Fi access. If you're traveling with kids, stay in a Family Concierge suite, which comes appointed with extras like children's bed and bath amenities and video game consoles (upon request) – not to mention a private Jacuzzi. The kids club is also a hit with previous visitors: While adults relax at the YHI Spa or indulge in a poolside cocktail at the swim-up bar, kids can enjoy some fun on the beach or make new friends in the Kids Zone. Introduced in December 2018, the Splash Water Park is another diversion your young ones will love. And at the end of the day, 14 restaurants and plethora of bars and lounges will satisfy a wide variety of cravings.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 9104 reviewsTripAdvisor (9104)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 10791 reviewsTripAdvisor (10791)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Sharing Playa del Carmen's northern fringes with fellow Paradisus property La Esmeralda, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla provides R&R-seeking adults with respite from the family-centric atmosphere found on the other side of the resort complex. As for dining, La Perla offers 14 restaurants and countless bars. And should you want to relax by the pool without the risk of getting splashed, you can reserve a swim-up suite, all of which include minibars, free Wi-Fi access and flat-screen TVs. For an extra dose of luxury, previous visitors highly recommend splurging on a Royal Service suite. Guests who stay in a Royal Service suite are treated to a terrace furnished with a Jacuzzi and exclusive access to a private beach area as well as personal butler service and preferential reservations at the resort's restaurants and YHI Spa.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 10791 reviewsTripAdvisor (10791)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hacienda Tres Ríos Resort, Spa & Nature Park
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 7525 reviewsTripAdvisor (7525)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    If you're looking to take advantage of Riviera Maya's party-hard reputation, this probably isn't the right resort for you. But if you're craving a relaxing escape, the atmosphere at Hacienda Tres Ríos Resort will suit you well. Surrounded by 326 acres of parkland (150 acres of which is a nature preserve) just about 8 miles north of Playa del Carmen, this resort boasts guest rooms outfitted in modern Mexican decor. In fact, Hacienda Tres Ríos's mahogany furnishings and marble floors are just one of the reasons behind the resort's eco-friendly status. Plus, the property's sustainable air conditioning and water filtering systems help protect the 131 animal species and 120 types of flora that call this area home. Accommodations feature flat-screen satellite TVs, and most are appointed with a Jacuzzi. What's more, the all-inclusive resort grants access to two swimming pools, a private beach, fitness classes and unlimited food at the seven on-site restaurants at no additional fee. And though it will cost you extra, the Ya’ax Che Spa offers traveler-approved body treatments and massages. Keep in mind, though, that recent travelers thought the sales presentation and staff were a bit aggressive, and many were disappointed with the on-site beach.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 7525 reviewsTripAdvisor (7525)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Generations Riviera Maya
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2875 reviewsTripAdvisor (2875)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Generations Riviera Maya by Karisma is an all-suite, all-inclusive resort that sits about halfway between Playa del Carmen and Cancun on the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. The beachfront resort offers 162 suites, all with large balconies or terraces. Some larger suites are equipped with swim-up balconies that connect to the infinity pool. Guests are complimentary of the spacious accommodations and also praise the customer service and variety of food found at the restaurants. Generations Riviera Maya boasts five dining spots that serve Mexican, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine, as well as several bars – one of which is a swim-up bar. The resort welcomes children, and the hotel's Eko Kids Club offers supervised games and enrichment activities for guests ages 4 to 12. Both kids and adults will enjoy the hotel's infinity pool that stretches along the length of the resort, as well as the Jacuzzis available in every suite. Although guests were overwhelmingly positive of the resort's pools and restaurants, some were critical of the property's small, rocky beach. Next to the resort are two of Karisma's other Riviera Maya properties, El Dorado Casitas Royale and El Dorado Royale, and guests ages 18 and older can use the facilities at both of these locations.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2875 reviewsTripAdvisor (2875)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2548 reviewsTripAdvisor (2548)
    Free WiFi

    The beachfront location of the Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort is one of the amenities recent guests loved most about this sprawling property. The resort is also within walking distance of Playa del Carmen attractions, such as the Playa del Carmen Beach and La Quinta Avenida, where you'll find numerous shops and restaurants. Other highlights include the personable and helpful staff, the fresh gourmet cuisine served at the three on-site restaurants and the Cenote Spa, which boasts a hydrotherapy area, eight treatment suites, a fitness center, a lap pool and an extensive list of spa and salon services. The 314 guest rooms and suites feature local woods and fabrics, balcony views of the Caribbean Sea or preserved mangroves, and include amenities like Grand Hyatt Beds, walk-in showers, double sinks, flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, high-speed internet access and floor-to-ceiling windows. Some rooms and suites also have private plunge pools and furnished terraces. Recent visitors also liked that you could choose your own meal plan, but several warned that there is a pricey fee attached if you lose your meal plan bracelet, so make sure to keep an eye on it. And remember: If you're a member of the brand's loyalty program, you can earn or redeem points for choosing to bed down here.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2548 reviewsTripAdvisor (2548)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun
    Playa del Carmen
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 11350 reviewsTripAdvisor (11350)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Encompassing 71 acres of seafront property a few miles north of Playa del Carmen, Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun provides a serene environment for a couple's escape. At this adults-only member of the AMResorts family, guests are treated to Secrets' Unlimited-Luxury privileges, which include 24-hour private concierge services and limitless drinks and meals at the resort's six restaurants, four bars and lounges and in-house cafe. Past guests especially rave about the hospitable and helpful hotel staff, claiming staff members go above and beyond to cater to guests' needs. Each room is appointed with an elegant four-poster bed, a Mediterranean-inspired color scheme and a private balcony or terrace. Secrets Capri's nightly rates also include access to on-site recreation facilities, such as the 16,000-square-foot swimming pool, a wide swath of Riviera Maya beachfront and a variety of activities like yoga, tequila tastings and Spanish lessons. Plus, guests of Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun can enjoy complimentary use of the nearby Grand Coral Riviera Maya golf course. You can also indulge in a massage at the 14,000-square-foot Secrets Spa by Pevonia, but treatments are not covered in the all-inclusive package.

    Playa del Carmen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 11350 reviewsTripAdvisor (11350)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi