Sandos Playacar Beach Resort

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Numerous on-site activities for all ages at this all-inclusive resort
Service received mixed reviews
The sprawling, all-inclusive Sandos Playacar Beach Resort has something for everyone. This hotel, which is just south of Playa del Carmen, is split into four distinct sections so travelers can tailor their vacation for the best fit. Guests have the choice of bunking down in the Royal Elite Haciendas, the Select Club Adults Only area, the Family Section or the Beach Section. All accommodations are equipped with minibars, cable TVs and balconies or terraces, but each section offers extra amenities that cater to their clientele. Recent visitors commend the beautiful accommodations and stellar service at Sandos Playacar. As for activities, younger ones can take advantage of the several pools and kids and teens clubs, while grown-ups enjoy the exclusive adults-only pool, swim-up bar and Spa Sandos. Once you're hungry, sit down at one of seven on-site restaurants, with menus ranging from classic Italian cuisine to Mexican fusion (meals are covered in the all-inclusive rate). Recent guests lauded the numerous nightlife and activity options for all ages, though the service received mixed reviews.
Playa del Carmen
Hotel Class
Property Type
All-inclusive resort, 819 rooms
Primary View
Traditional, Opulent
Best For
Couples, Groups, Families


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Critic Reviews


It's right on the largest private white-sand beach in the area, making it a good choice for guests who want to a vacation that combines beach time and sightseeing.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 19645 have reviewed the Sandos Playacar Beach Resort, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 19645 reviews 4.5 (based on 19645 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Accommodations are spread throughout four zones: Beach Section, Select Club Adults Only, Family Section and the Royal Elite Haciendas. Decor varies by room, from beach-inspired to tropical and traditional in design. Standard guest rooms have TVs with cable, air conditioning, minibars and furnished balconies or terraces. Bathrooms have walk-in showers and separate bath tubs, double sinks and complimentary bath products.
  • No in-room Wi-Fi internet access, but there is unlimited access in public areas

Standard room size327-335 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Sandos Playacar Beach Resort is located about 5 miles south of downtown Playa Del Carmen, right along the beach. The resort is surrounded by other resorts and hotels, and amenities outside the property can be found on the nearby 50 Avenida Sur, including some shops and restaurants.
  • Located 38 miles south of Cancun International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The all-inclusive resort offers one buffet – the Grand Buffet Festival with international offerings – and there are also six a la carte eateries, including Asiana; Blue Moon, which offers casual options; the Brazilian Fogo de Janeiro; Il Piemonte, which serves Italian fare; and Chayita and Gourmex, which both serve Mexican cuisine. The resort is also home to the Cupcake Cafe, a nightclub and several bars.

    Number of restaurants7

    Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, American, Mexican

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • free breakfast


    Spread throughout the four zones, there are a total of nine pools at this resort. Some of the pool options include an adults-only pool with a swim-up bar and Jacuzzi, family pools and the Royal Elite Beachfront pool with sun beds. What's more, there is a wide white-sand beach where guests have access to water sports and lounge chairs.
    • Kids club pools
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas
    • Pool bar


    The Spa Sandos is a full-service facility with hydrotherapy tubs and showers, diverse temperature pools and a solarium. There are 22 treatment rooms with a variety of services available including massages, facials and body wraps. The resort also houses a salon offering hand, foot and nail services.
    • On-site boutique

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna


    The Sandos Playacar Beach Resort offers a variety of family amenities, including a special Family Zone section of the property. There is a kids club with a treehouse, a playground and activities like face painting and movies. The hotel also has the Lite Teens Club, which offers activities such as foosball, billiards, video games and Ping-Pong.
    • Game room
    • Kids pool
    • Kids club is for ages 4 to 12 and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    The resort has a fitness center with cardio machines and strength-training equipment, along with yoga and Spinning classes. There are also two tennis courts and facilities for volleyball, soccer and kickball, as well as a variety of water sports guests can enjoy, including sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and snorkeling. The property also has a biking and jogging path for guests.
    • Some water sports equipment included in all-inclusive rate
    • Scuba Libre PADI offers snorkeling, scuba diving and deep-sea fishing trips for an additional fee
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    The Sandos Playacar Beach Resort is equipped to host weddings. There are three wedding options available: Turquoise Breeze, which offers an on-the-beach ceremony location; Serenity Blue, which offers an oceanfront gazebo venue; and the Hidden Paradise package, which gives couples a garden setting to exchange nuptials.

      Maximum wedding guest capacity120

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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