The Royal Playa del Carmen

  • Distance to center 2.0Km
  • Distance to airport 65.0Km
  • Distance to beach 0.0Km
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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The Royal Playa del Carmen will make your Mexican holiday dreams come true. This five-star adults-only paradise in the most stylish resort on Mexico's Caribbean Riviera is packed ... Continue reading

The Royal Playa del Carmen will make your Mexican holiday dreams come true. This five-star adults-only paradise in the most stylish resort on Mexico’s Caribbean Riviera is packed with top-of-the-range facilities delivered with elegance and flair for a really life-enhancing holiday experience.

The Caribbean’s turquoise waters have made the Yucatan coast of Mexico a huge draw for international visitors. Americans love Cancun, and sometimes turn it into a crazy party town. Playa del Carmen has remained a bit quieter and calmer – like the waters that hit its beach in the shelter of the paradise island of Cozumel - and has a more European feel to it. In the Royal Playa del Carmen you’ll find everything you need to make the most of the wonderful weather and surroundings. A big free-form pool complex is at the heart of the complex, and a wonderful beach is found on the shore just beyond the hotel.

If you want to make sure you’re looking and feeling your best before you start to sunbathe, jump into the fantastic spa and wellness facilities for a sauna or whirlpool massage. Not enough of a challenge? Rent a bike, head to the gym, get out your tennis racket, or head out to sea on a board! Once the sun starts to set you can enjoy a whole new set of luxurious facilities. The five a la carte restaurants on site include Mexican/French fusion, Caribbean and Japanese cuisine. There are six bars for you to enjoy, including one that you can swim up to.

Playa del Carmen itself is just outside your door too. The nearest bars and shops start just 100m from the Royal Playa del Carem, with the resort’s lively epicentre around 1km away. Just offshore is Cozumel, and down the coast is Tulum, one of the best preserved Mayan sites in Mexico. And, of course, Cancun sits to the north, where you are invited to enjoy the facilities of the local Royal hotels.

This adults-only playground has the perfect setting for a potentially life-changing holiday. Grab your spot by the pool now at great value prices with Loveholidays!

Activities

  • Bicycle rental (surcharge) Bikes available (free) Billiards Cycling Entertainment staff Fitness centre Games room Hammam Hot tub/jacuzzi Library Massage Sauna Spa and wellness centre Table tennis Tennis court* Windsurfing

Other facilities

  • Garden Outdoor pool (all year) Terrace

Facilities

  • Air conditioning Barber/beauty shop Car hire Designated smoking area Facilities for disabled guests Free WiFi in public areas Gift shop Lift Newspapers Non smoking rooms Packed lunches Room service Safety deposit box Shops (on site) VIP room facilities

Food and Drink

Breakfast is provided in the following variations: Buffet, a la Carte. The hotel has 9 restaurants. A snack bar is also available throughout the day. Evenings can be spent at the lobby bar.

Other Information

The following payments are accepted: American Express, Euro/Master Card and Visa Card. Additional fees may apply for certain facilities, amenities or activities.

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Royal Playa del Carmen in Playa del Carmen. Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at The Royal Playa del Carmen in Playa del Carmen easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book The Royal Playa del Carmen with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

Playa del Carmen boasts one of the prettiest beaches on the coast and despite its growing tourism, it has a small-town, laid-back feel to it, attracting thousands of holidaymakers each year. The offshore reef offers some spectacular diving, and less than an hour away by boat is the island of Cozumel, with some of the best diving in Mexico. There are numerous dive centres offering reef and cave diving in the limestone caverns along the coast. The small commercial town centre is packed with souvenir shops, trendy bars and cafes, restaurants, designer clothes shops and hotels, and has a vibrant nightlife that caters for the smaller beach settlements nearby so holidaymakers can enjoy the best of both worlds. It can get very overcrowded with day-trippers from Cancun, as well as cruise ship passengers. South of town, the expanding Playacar development caters mainly for package tourists, its beach packed with sunbathers and deckchairs, and lined with hotel complexes; there is also an 18-hole golf course.

Resort Rating

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Watersports

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Sightseeing

Beach

Restaurants

Activities

For sporty types a holiday in Playa del Carmen offers plenty of activity both on top, under and away from the bright blue Caribbean Sea. The number one sport is scuba diving on the magnificent coral reefs that surround the area, and there are plenty of opportunities for beginners to experienced divers to make the most of it. The less adventurous can snorkel, viewing the underwater world from above. A plethora of watersports equipment is available to rent on and around the beach, from sailboats to jet skis, parasails to charter fishing boats. Those who prefer to stay dry can take to the Robert van Hagge designed 18-hole golf course south of town, or the sports centre on 10th Avenue which offers tennis and basketball courts and a running track. Horse-rides on the beach and through the jungle are popular, too. When it comes to sightseeing there are several options, ranging from Mayan ruins to exploring cave systems and cenotes (sinkholes) in the area, or taking excursions to nearby Cozumel Island or other spots along the 'Mayan Riviera' coastline.

Restaurants

No one need go hungry in Playa del Carmen because wherever you are in this holiday resort, there will be a great restaurant a stone's throw away. Cuisine ranges from traditional Mexican through all the international favourites, including sushi and vegetarian. For a top Mexican taste treat steer a little off the beaten track behind 5th Avenue and look out for a small taqueriawhere it is possible to pick up a tempting taco or two for a pittance. Street vendors in the main square (Zocalo) are also a good budget option, especially for fresh fruit and tasty tamales. When it comes to restaurant dining it is difficult to make recommendations from the dozens of good establishments available, but some of the more popular eateries are The Blue Lobster, its speciality obviously the crustacean of its name; The Blue Parrot, which offers dining on the beach with dancing in the evenings; and Season Bistro, which serves upscale Mexican with an international twist.

Nightlife

Whether it is dancing cheek-to-cheek under the stars, sipping margaritas on a rooftop, soaking up some live jazz, people-watching from a street side bar, learning to salsa, or downing shots and raving it up on a flashing dance-floor, holiday visitors will find that Playa del Carmen after dark can fit the bill. One of the newest hotspots is the huge Bali Club on Calle 12, which spices up its dance floor with high-tech sound and light and some awesome fire, water and balloon effects. Another indoor dance club, which has live bands on Saturday nights, is Bliss, on Calle 4. Numerous open-air bars are in operation until the early hours, some offering live music or DJs and dancing as the night wears on, others, like the Beer Bucket on Calle 10, confining themselves to serving up drinks under the stars or palapa (woven palm frond) roofs.

Shopping

Comfortable footwear is vital for holidaymakers intent on a shopping spree in Playa del Carmen, where everything you need in the dozens of enticing shops can be easily accessed on foot. The place to tog yourself out in designer-wear, from head to toe, is 5th Avenue, and to complement the look there are plenty of speciality stores to browse around for jewellery, Mayan-inspired arts and crafts, handbags and the like. Souvenirs range from tacky ashtrays to bright and beautiful sarongs, Mexican blankets and sombreros, and even genuine Cuban cigars from La Casa del Habano (US citizens may not purchase these). Playa del Carmen boasts a Wal-Mart on 30th Avenue, and several American style supermarkets like Chedraui on the corner of Juarez and Highway 307, and Super San Francisco on 30th Avenue. There are also numerous mini-marts selling essentials for holidaymakers, and plenty of pharmacies. The resort's main shopping malls are Plaza Pelicano on 10th Avenue and the Paseo del Carmen close to the ferry pier.

Negatives

There are plenty of topless and nude beaches around Playa del Carmen and families travelling with young children should take this into account.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 127V 60Hz
Language: Spanish,

This week's weather forecast

Cloudy
31°C Low 26°C
Today: Wed 24 May
Partly cloudy
31°C Low 24°C
Thu 25 May
Patchy rain possible
30°C Low 22°C
Fri 26 May
Sunny
30°C Low 25°C
Sat 27 May
A selection of available rooms is shown below. More options may be available.
  • Junior Suite - Ocean Front with Balcony
    • Wake-up service
    • Shower
    • Internet access
    • Wheelchair-accessible
    • Radio
    • Outdoor swimming pool: 1
    • Desk
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Hairdryer
    • Alarm clock
    • Disability-friendly bathroom
    • Telephone in the bathroom
    • TV
    • Background music
    • CD player
    • Balcony
    • Living room: 1
    • Slippers
    • Video games console
    • Room size (sqm): 61
  • Junior Suite with Garden
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Living room
    • Wheelchair-accessible
    • Room size (sqm): 61
  • Beach Front Junior Suite
    • Garden
    • Safe
    • Table tennis
    • Disability-friendly bathroom
    • Towel menu
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Living room: 1
    • Fitness room
    • Slippers
    • Shower
    • Internet access
    • Wheelchair-accessible
    • Bathrobes
    • Room size (sqm): 61
  • Junior Suite with Balcony and Garden View
    • Disability-friendly bathroom
    • Wi-fi
    • Alarm clock
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Desk
    • Internet access
    • Wheelchair-accessible
    • Shower
    • Wake-up service
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Table tennis
    • Game room
    • Extra beds on demand
    • Housekeeping
    • Garden
    • Balcony
    • Living room
    • Fitness room
    • Slippers
    • Room size (sqm): 61
  • Junior Suite with Balcony and Ocean View
    • Shower
    • Wheelchair-accessible
    • Smoke detector
    • Internet access
    • Wake-up service
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Desk
    • Minibar
    • Radio
    • Wi-fi
    • TV
    • Disability-friendly bathroom
    • Alarm clock
    • Video games console
    • Slippers
    • Living room: 1
    • Balcony
    • Mini fridge
    • Room size (sqm): 61
  • One Bedroom Suite with Balcony
    • TV
    • Radio
    • Disability-friendly bathroom
    • Alarm clock
    • Billiards
    • Shower
    • Wi-fi
    • Video games console
    • Fitness room
    • Living room
    • Wake-up service
    • Balcony
    • CD player
    • Background music
    • Garden
    • Internet access
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Game room
    • Table tennis
    • Desk
    • Wheelchair-accessible
    • Smoke detector
    • Room size (sqm): 61
  • Suite - Ocean Front One Bedroom
    • Safe
    • Shower
    • Living room: 1
    • Fan
    • Smoke detector
    • Turndown service
    • Wheelchair-accessible
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Disability-friendly bathroom
    • Internet access
    • Game room
    • Billiards
    • Housekeeping
    • Room size (sqm): 61
  • Royal Junior Suite with Balcony/Terrace and Side Sea View
    • Additional Beds (Extra Bed)
    • Air-Conditioning (Central)
    • Alarm Clock
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Bathrobe
    • Bathroom
    • Double Bed
    • DVD Player
    • Tiled
    • Hairdryer
    • Handicapped Accessible
    • Handicapped Bathroom
    • Internet (free of charge)
    • Jacuzzi
    • Kettle Tea-Coffee
    • Mini Bar
    • Phone
    • Radio
    • Safe (free of charge)
    • Shower
    • TV
    • Wheelchair Accessibility
  • Junior Royal Double Suite Room with Balcony/Terrace and Garden View
    • Additional Beds (Extra Bed)
    • Air-Conditioning (Central)
    • Alarm Clock
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Bathrobe
    • Bathroom
    • Double Bed
    • DVD Player
    • Tiled
    • Hairdryer
    • Handicapped Accessible
    • Handicapped Bathroom
    • Internet (free of charge)
    • Jacuzzi
    • Kettle Tea-Coffee
    • Mini Bar
    • Phone
    • Radio
    • Safe (free of charge)
    • Shower
    • TV
    • Wheelchair Accessibility
  • Royal Junior Suite with Balcony/Terrace
    • Additional Beds (Extra Bed)
    • Air-Conditioning (Central)
    • Alarm Clock
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Bathrobe
    • Bathroom
    • Double Bed
    • DVD Player
    • Tiled
    • Hairdryer
    • Handicapped Accessible
    • Handicapped Bathroom
    • Internet (free of charge)
    • Jacuzzi
    • Kettle Tea-Coffee
    • Mini Bar
    • Phone
    • Radio
    • Safe (free of charge)
    • Shower
    • TV
    • Wheelchair Accessibility
  • Junior Royal Double Suite Room with Balcony/Terrace and Side Sea View
    • Additional Beds (Extra Bed)
    • Air-Conditioning (Central)
    • Alarm Clock
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Bathrobe
    • Bathroom
    • Double Bed
    • DVD Player
    • Tiled
    • Hairdryer
    • Handicapped Accessible
    • Handicapped Bathroom
    • Internet (free of charge)
    • Jacuzzi
    • Kettle Tea-Coffee
    • Mini Bar
    • Phone
    • Radio
    • Safe (free of charge)
    • Shower
    • TV
    • Wheelchair Accessibility
  • Royal Junior Suite with Balcony/Terrace and Garden View
    • Additional Beds (Extra Bed)
    • Air-Conditioning (Central)
    • Alarm Clock
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Bathrobe
    • Bathroom
    • Double Bed
    • DVD Player
    • Tiled
    • Hairdryer
    • Handicapped Accessible
    • Handicapped Bathroom
    • Internet (free of charge)
    • Jacuzzi
    • Kettle Tea-Coffee
    • Mini Bar
    • Phone
    • Radio
    • Safe (free of charge)
    • Shower
    • TV
    • Wheelchair Accessibility
  • Junior Royal Double Suite Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Additional Beds (Extra Bed)
    • Air-Conditioning (Central)
    • Alarm Clock
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Bathrobe
    • Bathroom
    • Double Bed
    • DVD Player
    • Tiled
    • Hairdryer
    • Handicapped Accessible
    • Handicapped Bathroom
    • Internet (free of charge)
    • Jacuzzi
    • Kettle Tea-Coffee
    • Mini Bar
    • Phone
    • Radio
    • Safe (free of charge)
    • Shower
    • TV
    • Wheelchair Accessibility
  • Royal Junior Suite with Balcony/Terrace and Sea View
    • Additional Beds (Extra Bed)
    • Air-Conditioning (Central)
    • Alarm Clock
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Bathrobe
    • Bathroom
    • Double Bed
    • DVD Player
    • Tiled
    • Hairdryer
    • Handicapped Accessible
    • Handicapped Bathroom
    • Internet (free of charge)
    • Jacuzzi
    • Kettle Tea-Coffee
    • Mini Bar
    • Phone
    • Radio
    • Safe (free of charge)
    • Shower
    • TV
    • Wheelchair Accessibility
  • Royal Junior Suite with Garden View/Type C with Balcony/Terrace
    • Additional Beds (Extra Bed)
    • Air-Conditioning (Central)
    • Alarm Clock
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Bathrobe
    • Bathroom
    • Double Bed
    • DVD Player
    • Tiled
    • Hairdryer
    • Handicapped Accessible
    • Handicapped Bathroom
    • Internet (free of charge)
    • Jacuzzi
    • Kettle Tea-Coffee
    • Mini Bar
    • Phone
    • Radio
    • Safe (free of charge)
    • Shower
    • TV
    • Wheelchair Accessibility
  • Royal Junior Suite/Double Room/Type D with Balcony/Terrace
    • Additional Beds (Extra Bed)
    • Air-Conditioning (Central)
    • Alarm Clock
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Bathrobe
    • Bathroom
    • Double Bed
    • DVD Player
    • Tiled
    • Hairdryer
    • Handicapped Accessible
    • Handicapped Bathroom
    • Internet (free of charge)
    • Jacuzzi
    • Kettle Tea-Coffee
    • Mini Bar
    • Phone
    • Radio
    • Safe (free of charge)
    • Shower
    • TV
    • Wheelchair Accessibility
  • Royal Suite/Double Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Additional Beds (Extra Bed)
    • Air-Conditioning (Central)
    • Alarm Clock
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Bathrobe
    • Bathroom
    • Double Bed
    • DVD Player
    • Tiled
    • Hairdryer
    • Handicapped Accessible
    • Handicapped Bathroom
    • Internet (free of charge)
    • Jacuzzi
    • Kettle Tea-Coffee
    • Mini Bar
    • Phone
    • Radio
    • Safe (free of charge)
    • Shower
    • TV
    • Wheelchair Accessibility
  • Royal Junior Suite/Double Room with Garden View/Type C with Balcony/Terrace
    • Additional Beds (Extra Bed)
    • Air-Conditioning (Central)
    • Alarm Clock
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Bathrobe
    • Bathroom
    • Double Bed
    • DVD Player
    • Tiled
    • Hairdryer
    • Handicapped Accessible
    • Handicapped Bathroom
    • Internet (free of charge)
    • Jacuzzi
    • Kettle Tea-Coffee
    • Mini Bar
    • Phone
    • Radio
    • Safe (free of charge)
    • Shower
    • TV
    • Wheelchair Accessibility
  • Royal Junior Suite//Type D with Balcony/Terrace
    • Additional Beds (Extra Bed)
    • Air-Conditioning (Central)
    • Alarm Clock
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Bathrobe
    • Bathroom
    • Double Bed
    • DVD Player
    • Tiled
    • Hairdryer
    • Handicapped Accessible
    • Handicapped Bathroom
    • Internet (free of charge)
    • Jacuzzi
    • Kettle Tea-Coffee
    • Mini Bar
    • Phone
    • Radio
    • Safe (free of charge)
    • Shower
    • TV
    • Wheelchair Accessibility
  • Royal Junior Suite/Double Room with Balcony/Terrace and Sea View
    • Additional Beds (Extra Bed)
    • Air-Conditioning (Central)
    • Alarm Clock
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Bathrobe
    • Bathroom
    • Double Bed
    • DVD Player
    • Tiled
    • Hairdryer
    • Handicapped Accessible
    • Handicapped Bathroom
    • Internet (free of charge)
    • Jacuzzi
    • Kettle Tea-Coffee
    • Mini Bar
    • Phone
    • Radio
    • Safe (free of charge)
    • Shower
    • TV
    • Wheelchair Accessibility

Questions and Answers about The Royal Playa del Carmen

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1 Questions | 1 Answers

HI there Hayley
The hotel is in Playa del Carmen
Situated directly on the beach; 100m from the nearest bars; 150m from the nearest shops; 1km from the main nightlife and resort centre of Playa del Carmen.
Regards
Karen

Added 1 year, 2 months ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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