By Al Hermkens, B.W.D.: Nov. 8, 2019
Choosing the best Playa del Carmen waterfront or beach hotels with spa will ensure a great beach vacation. Choose from family friendly or adult only beachfront resorts. Playa del Carmen is the most popular of all waterfront destinations on the Riviera Maya offering some of the best beaches in Mexico.
There are over 800 Playa del Carmen hotels to choose from. But why go to one of the best waterfront vacations spots if you are having to carry your beach gear and travel long distances to get to the beach? And if you need to have a really relaxing and pampered vacation, wouldn't you want to have a spa on location? Make it a vacation to remember for all the right reasons.
This family friendly luxury 5 star all inclusive Playa del Carmen beach hotel features only 129 luxurious suites in a tropical setting along a variety of waterfronts and lagoons. All suites feature plunge pools. The beautiful mile long beach with soft sand is sure to please. You will also find sand at the renowned El Camaleon Golf course next to this luxury resort. The resort features a unique spa experience. Sense, A Rosewood Spa® is set on its own separate little island secluded from the rest of the beautiful tropical resort. The full service spa particularly focuses on the inner person for those seeking self awareness. Sense Spa has been awarded one of the world's best spas in the world in 2018 by Forbes Travel Guide. This luxury Playa del Carmen beach hotel is more focused on couples seeking luxurious accommodations, restaurants, and serenity.
This luxury family friendly Playa del Carmen beach resort is recipient to the AAA 5 Diamond award, Travel & Leisure's 2018 "Best of the Best award in Mexico and a few more current awards including evironmental awards. With so many awards, it truly displays commitment in all aspects of a great resort. With only 118 villas with private pools, you will truly feel as a very important guest. Enjoy a beautiful tropical forest as well as an exquisite beach, all filled with indigenous bird and fish species. This beach resort is also located next to the prestigious El Camaleon Golf Course. Experience Asian wellness at the luxurious, award winning Bayan Tree Spa. Truly one of the most sought after beach resorts for those seeking luxury as well as more intimate accommodations in Playa del Carmen!
This 5 Diamond AAA family friendly or adult only beach resort in Playa del Carmen is one of the newest and largest on the Riviera Maya. Featuring 491 suites, the property is set on a beautiful 80 acres of beautiful mangroves and a picture perfect white sand beach. The resort's mission in an all inclusive is "Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare" making it a great waterfront destination in Playa del Carmen. SE Spa was named one of the world's top 30 spas. Its exotic sanctuary offers all types of beauty and wellness treatments. Gourmet cuisine and premium cocktails are served in luxurious a la carte restaurants and bars. As for family friendly... they offer "Baby Concierge" so even little ones can be cared for while parents can enjoy some alone time. There is also a Kid's Club as well as a Teen's Club. This ensures that everyone can have a great beach vacation with plenty to do. This is definitely one of the finest choices on the Riviera Maya.
A tranquil 5 Star 63 room and suite Playa del Carmen beach hotel focused on tranquility on its lush 100+ acre tropical forest property (mostly undeveloped) that meets the beautiful white sand Playa de Punta Maroma. Family friendly but parents will need to plan entertainment their children. No televisions (Wi-Fi yes) in rooms or suites although there is a media room. Kinan Spa offers ancient Mayan ritual treatments as well as Temazcal treatments that detox and purify. Superb staff, 3 beautiful pools (1 adult only) nestled by palm trees and the more intimate setting is perfect for relaxation. Ten Golf courses are nearby, tennis court on premises, bike tour the resort's jungle area. Eco adventure the area or Scuba dive the world's second largest barrier reef just 10 minutes away. This Playa del Carmen beach resort is well balanced with plenty for the family to enjoy either on premises or in the area. The intimacy of only 63 rooms and suites will also give you the relaxation everyone seeks while on vacation. This resort is extremely eco friendly and located on the award winning Maroma beach for one of the best beaches in the world!
Located close to the ferry to Cozumel and steps to the vibrant and famous 5th Ave. of Playa del Carmen, this luxury Play del Carmen beach resort and spa is for those who enjoy a more vibrant vacation. Shopping, street entertainers and nightlife are all available close to this family friendly beach hotel. With a multi million dollar renovation completed in 2018 the complete resort is clean and fresh. Enjoy the relaxing luxury of whirlpool tub in each of the 201 suites. For those who love to stay fit you will enjoy the fitness center. The Awe Spa is luxurious and offers facial, hydrating body wraps, deep tissue massage, hydrotherapy, herbal steam rooms and much more. Imagine an afternoon at the spa, a luxurious, romantic dinner and then a night on the town. If it's a family affair, the kids (4-12) will love the supervised playroom and make new friends. Making adult friends is also easy at any of the pools, playing beach or pool volleyball etc.. This resort is a great choice for those seeking an active vacation.
How many ways can you spell FUN incorrectly and yet still be correct? Here's how... Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xichen, Xenotes, Xplore, Xenses and much more... This very family friendly adventure filled 5 star resort is a parent's ticket to bond with the their children. This All Fun Inclusive Playa del Carmen beach resort is an amusement park for kids and the kid in you! Enjoy unlimited access to the fun and popular nearby parks noted above and more. The grounds and pools are well maintained and you may choose from 10 restaurants and 8 bars. There is also a kid's club so that parents can enjoy some alone time. Adults will of course enjoy their relaxation time at the fabulous Muluk Spa which incorporates many natural rock formations. Your guest rooms will vary according to your wishes as there are 900 rooms to choose from. All suites are well appointed and feature jetted tubs and hammocks. If you are an active family looking for a great family vacation with plenty to do, Hotel Xcaret is most likely the best family friendly resort in Playa del Carmen.
Renowned for its 40 acres of jungle grounds this 5 Diamond AAA rated Playa del Carmen waterfront hotel also sits on a beautiful (recently expanded) white sand beach. An all inclusive plan is available if you wish. Choose from 401 modestly decorated rooms on a variety of locations on the beautifully maintained and environmentally awarded property. Excursions either on foot or bike are always a delight. There is also access to El Camaleon Golf Course (the only PGA tour golf course in Mexico). Tennis courts and a great fitness center will also keep active people in great shape. This family friendly Play del Carmen beach resort also offers a Kid's club as well as a Teen club with a number of great activities along with a popular water slide at one of the fabulous 5 pools. Now.... for the gorgeous Willow Stream Spa. You will experience an ideal location amongst the jungle surrounded by natural lagoons. Here you will find places to rest and find peace and serenity in your otherwise busy world. Choose your hydrotherapy treatments in whirlpools, outdoor Swiss showers. You will love the vitality pool on the rooftop or the sea-mineral soaking pool. Well heeled travellers love Fairmont Hotels.
This family friendly as well as pet friendly Playa del Carmen beach resort is part of the exclusive 1600 acre Mayakoba complex. A gated resort flush with tropical fauna, crystal clear lagoons and a beautiful soft sand beach. Choose from a good variety of 214 rooms or 41 Luxury suites to suit your budget. Enjoy the El Camaleon golf course as part of your vacation. Being a family friendly beach resort, the children aged 4-12 will be entertained at the Kimbo Kids Club while parents can have a spa day at the Naum Spa or the fitness centre. The four restaurants are excellent and feature international and Mexican cuisine. If you choose one of the more secluded villas or suites you will enjoy riding bicycles or golf carts to the main building or beach. The beautiful sandy beach of the Mayakoba complex is stunning and with a limited number of resorts allowed in this gated community it is definitely one of the great waterfront destinations for your Playa del Carmen beach vacation.
Located on what is recognized by Travel Channel's top ten beaches as well as one of the world's best beaches by independent reviewers and the Discovery channel sits this unpretentious adults only Playa del Carmen beach hotel and spa. It would be hard to argue that Maroma Beach is the best beach along the Riviera Maya. El Dorado Maroma beach resort is one of a handful of beach hotels allowed on the Punta Maroma Reserve. Ecologically ethical, this Moramo beach and spa hotel was built by hand, using many local materials therefore it exudes a more rustic feel but without giving up luxury from a 4 Diamond AAA rated resort. Some of the favorite suites are any of the 72 Royal Swim Up Suites that join the main pool via a lazy river! Of course... the unparalleled Over The Water luxury bungalows are to die for. The Naay Spa at Maroma offers a variety of treatments including the Beachfront Sky Massage in the Ocean Palapa that will revitalize your tired soul as you enjoy the sound of lapping ocean waves upon the shore.
This grand adults only 5 Star Playa del Carmen beach and spa resort is located on the lovely Playa Paraiso. Enjoy a personal butler to ensure your stay is exceptional. This beach resort is part of the very large Iberostar complex and guests in this part of the complex have full access to all of the amenities on the complex but not reciprocated to the others as this is the adults only section. The beautiful salt water pools are a treat for those who prefer it to chlorine. One of the pools is dedicated to offer a quieter atmosphere. Lush landscaped grounds are beautifully kept. Guests will enjoy a variety of sports, restaurants, golf, fitness center, as well as great entertainment at this award winning beachfront resort. The Iberostar Spa offers treatments that bring a feeling of relaxation and well being to any guest. The beauty salon is perfect for a relaxing pedicure, manicure as well as facials and skin therapy. Your luxurious, larger guest room will feature a whirlpool tub and glass shower stalls. This complete resort is well balanced for activities as well as relaxation!
This larger 412 room adults only Playa del Carmen beach resort with full service spa is located on the outstanding white sands of Maroma Beach. This resort is very popular for destination weddings as well as honeymooners. Guest will enjoy the variety and size of gorgeous pools to choose from. Many of the ground floor suites are swim up suites. An excellent choice of 8 restaurants well stocked with a good assortment of fine wines. A smoke free property makes this especially pleasant for non smokers. As with other Secrets resorts the full service Spa by Pavonia® offers full service from beauty treatments as well as massage treatments. Guests can also enjoy the other great amenities such as a free round of golf at their choice of 2 nearby golf courses, fitness center, tennis courts and of course... Secret's Unlimited Luxury® all inclusive benefits. With a 5 Diamond AAA rating, this first class adults only beach resort is sure to please.
This 4 diamond luxury Playa del Carmen boutique beach hotel is located on a beautifully landscaped 36 acres of paradise and private beach. You will love the modern private suites or casitas with private outdoor bathtubs The two ocean facing pools with one attached hot tub have romantic day beds making it thoroughly relaxing. Seven great restaurants to choose from as well as a pool bar. The fitness center has been described as one of the best on the Riviera Maya and the relaxing semi outdoor spa offers traditional Mayan philosophy as well as healing rituals of Asia. This resort is an excellent choice for romantic couples seeking a more private adult vacation away for the party crowds.
This adults only, 4 Diamond AAA rated Playa del Carmen beach hotel with relaxing spa will delight younger (25-40 years) couples seeking a romantic getaway within easy walking distance of the famous 5th Ave as well as many other downtown Playa del Carmen attractions! Choose from swim up suites or beachfront suites with double jetted tubs and refreshing rainfall showers. Unwind on your private patio with a relaxing session in your hammock. Enjoy the serene atmosphere at the luxurious SPAzul where guests will experience an oasis with massage treatments to dissolve the stresses of day to day life. The multi step hydrotherapy circuit will lead you to a state of deep relaxation. The beauty salon is where you may be pampered from head to toe and get you ready for a fun night on the town. A great choice and location for active couples looking for a diverse vacation.
This Certificate of Excellence as well as 5 Star award recipient is just outside of Playa del Carmen in Playa Secreto. If you are a true beach lover you will love the 1/2 mile (.8 Km.) white sand beach at this adults only Playa del Carmen beach and spa resort. To complement the beach, the Valentin Imperial also has one of the largest luxury pools and lazy river in the Riviera Maya with two swim up bars serving top shelf liquor. Spa lovers will enjoy the full service Spa Valentin as well as an excellent fitness center. Choose from 8 a la carte restaurants as well as 11 bars waiting to serve their guests. You will be sure to enjoy live music in the restaurants, nightly entertainment and more. Choose from 540 nicely appointed rooms and suites. An excellent choice and balance of relaxation, romantic vacation and entertainment.
This very upscale Playa del Carmen beach boutique resort has been rated as one of the top hotels in the world and #1 in Mexico in 2018 by Travel and Leisure travellers survey! Set on a secluded and lush tropical property this resort is definitely for those who truly love to be pampered. Although children over 14 are allowed, the resort is more focused on adults seeking romantic time together. At over 1000 sq. feet, the villas offer very luxurious bathrooms that feel like a spa to themselves. Each villa also offers lovely patios and plunge pool. Of course the smaller white sand beach with a pier as well as turquoise blue Caribbean waters are included. The Wayac Spa is surrounded by tropical forest and waterfalls. Couples will enjoy the unique Spa suite for their couples spa treatment. This Luxurious, peaceful Playa del Carmen beach resort is meant for couples seeking to be pampered, reconnect and relax.
This Playa del Carmen adults only spa resort is located on a beautiful 71 acre beachfront estate. Enjoy 4 Diamond AAA accommodations as well as Secrets' Unlimited Luxury® package. The 14,000 sq. ft. world class spa by Pevonia® is sure to refresh your weary soul with a variety of treatments, hydrotherapy circuit as well as an excellent fitness center. Your room will be well appointed with a romantic 4 poster bed as well as a jetted or whirlpool tub! Enjoy the many water sports available such as kayaking, snorkelling, windsurfing, sailing and more! Located between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, Secrets has ensured there are plenty of activities as well as access to Grand Coral Riviera Maya Golf Course to keep you occupied. If you wish to visit Cancun or Playa del Carmen we recommend the use of reliable transportation which the concierge can arrange for you.