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Best Resorts in Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya, Mexico

Let us help you select the best options for booking an all-inclusive resort along the Caribbean Sea and white sand beaches of Playa del Carmen, Mexico. From family-friendly to adults-only resorts, you’ll find a wide array of all-inclusive packages to suit the needs of all traveler types.

Grand Velas

Best Resorts in Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya, Mexico

Boasting lush, tropical gardens, elegant rooms, and no less than eight restaurants and six bars, Grand Velas is one of the best all-inclusive resorts on the Riveria Maya.

Want a romantic getaway? Book a luxury suite with a private terrace, an infinity pool, and direct beach access to the powder-white sands and azure Caribbean waters.

If you’re traveling with the family, spacious suites with a home-away-from-home atmosphere are ideal. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with ocean views, the family suites are within easy walking distance of a beautiful white sand beach.

If you prefer some peace and quiet, book one of the more secluded suites surrounded by lush tropical greenery and shimmering swimming pools. A short shuttle ride on this all-inclusive property will take you from your suite to the main hotel lobby.

The Grand Velas Riviera Maya beachfront resort features three spectacular swimming pools to a world-class spa offering luxurious body treatments. Other amenities include a kids’ club, a teens’ club, and a baby concierge, as well as an array of non-motorized water sports like boogie boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba-diving.

Multiple restaurants at the Grand Velas serve a variety of international cuisine. Savor modern Mexican-inspired dishes at the award-winning Azul against a backdrop of beautiful views of Playa del Carmen. Their six bars include a stunning rooftop lounge called the Sky Bar where you can watch the sunset with a delicious cocktail in hand. There’s also a variety of evening entertainment, which includes a Karaoke Bar.

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Hotel Xcaret

Best Resorts in Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya, Mexico

Part of the Xcaret Hotels and Luxury Resorts Group, this exceptional, all-inclusive family resort brings a wealth of extras to your stay. First, you’ll have access to all the X-World affiliated attractions and nature parks like Xel-Ha, Xplor, Xplor Fuego, Xoximilco, and Xenses.

Enjoy deluxe tours with round-trip transportation at two of the top tourist attractions, Xenotes (Cenote Tour) and Xichen (Chichen Itza and Mayan Ruins Tour). A complimentary shuttle to and from Cancun International Airport is also included with your stay,

Beautifully appointed hotel suites boast modern, Mexican-style decor with deluxe spa bathrooms and whirlpool tubs. Rooms have lovely views of the lush gardens, the tropical forest, the outdoor pools, or the Caribbean Sea.

Tranquil lagoons snake around the property, and you enjoy an array of watersports such as kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, or canoeing around them. The luxury resort also has multiple swimming pools and access to a stretch of semi-private beach.

The resort’s restaurants offer international fine dining experiences with a variety of amazing food. Overseen by Michelin-star-winning chef Carlos Gaytan, 10 restaurants serve an array of international dishes and delicious Mexican cuisine that promises to delight.

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Grand Riviera Princess

Best Resorts in Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya, Mexico

Occupying a vast complex of lush gardens, tropical jungles, and water features, the Grand Riviera Princess All Suites Resort & Spa is a beautiful beachfront megaresort with spectacular ocean views.

This Playa del Carmen all-inclusive resort is connected to its sister property, the Grand Sunset Princess. The sprawling grounds and exclusive access to a gorgeous stretch of beach make this the perfect getaway for both couples and families.

Over 670 guest rooms have sleek modern decor with tile floors, wood accents, and neutral tones throughout. Standard guest room amenities include air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and safes.

Book a luxury room to enjoy your own private plunge pool, while Platinum Suites include exclusive access to adult-only pools. All rooms have private balconies with ocean views, while swim-out suites have private terraces and direct access to the private pool.

Seven a la carte restaurants offer delicious food, while two buffets offer unlimited meals. Enjoy a daily beach BBQ in a private beach area. Nine bars provide nightly entertainment, including several swim-up bars and a 24-hour sports bar.

Guests on an all-inclusive package can enjoy complimentary access to a host of amenities at the resort, ranging from a well-equipped fitness center to a teen’s club and babysitting services. There are also plenty of activities for the kids, as well as, 12 outdoor pools.

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Royal Hideaway

Best Resorts in Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya, Mexico

Exuding stylish, European flair, this tranquil Barcelo-run resort is located on the southern end of Playacar and is surrounded by several exquisite private properties. Guests must be over the age of 18 at this adults-only, all-inclusive resort, and activities and entertainment are kept to a minimum.

The hotel’s 201 bright and spacious rooms and suites are housed in several multistory yellow buildings. Lodgings are elegantly furnished with upscale Colonial-style decor and en-suite bathrooms boast jetted tubs.

Private balconies and terraces overlook the beautifully manicured grounds that are crisscrossed with winding pathways and dotted with fountains and man-made ponds. Tall palm trees sway between the buildings, giving the resort a lush, tropical feel.

Enjoy a range of spa services at the Royal Hideaway’s Retreat Spa next to the fitness center. Several treatment rooms have elegant decor and are the perfect place for rest and relaxation.

Six on-site restaurants offer both casual and fine dining experiences. Savor the global flavors of Asian, Italian, and Mexican cuisine in elegant spaces. The adults-only resort does not offer buffet-style dining, but room service is available.

Three beautifully appointed bars at Royal Hideaway Playacar serve free premium-branded liquor. Sip handcrafted signature cocktails in the elegant setting of the Piano Bar.

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Iberostar Tucan

Best Resorts in Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya, Mexico

Surrounded by lush tropical gardens with beautiful beachfront views, this laid-back kid-friendly resort is situated within a short drive from downtown Playa Del Carmen and is ideal for a family getaway.

Splash around with the family in one of four swimming pools and enjoy a wealth of entertainment every day. Luxurious pampering treatments are available at the indulgent full-service spa while the kids are taken care of at the innovative children’s camp. Other activities to keep the whole family occupied include live music bands, magic shows, and comedy shows for all ages.

Choose from eight casual restaurants to dine at. Head to the Smokehouse La Hacienda for the best Texas BBQ and braised brisket. Treat the kids to a few scoops from the Ice Cream Parlor and catch the latest game at the Mascara Sports Bar.

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