Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen’s chic vibes and bustling Quinta Avenida just hardly scratch the surface of Mexico’s third-largest city. The second-largest barrier reef awaits you for snorkeling and diving just offshore and historic Mayan ruins sit a short drive away. Staying in an all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen means you have access to all that the city offers plus the added convenience of never needing to open your wallet while in the resort. Enjoy accommodations—both value and luxury—tasty food and drinks and a beach with amenities right outside your room at an all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen.

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Fairmont Mayakoba

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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A warm greeting, complimentary cocktail and all, welcomes guests to the sprawling Fairmont Mayakoba resort, located in Playa del Carmen. Here, romantic partners, families and even pet owners can easily customize the vacation of their dreams. There’s a stunning, private white-sand beach, where shaded lounge chairs offer guests the opportunity to look out at the crashing waves or, if they choose, the untamed jungle scenery that surrounds the property on either side. There’s also an impressive dining program, run by acclaimed Mexican chef Richard Sandovar, showcased across three impressive restaurants.

As far as accommodations go, 401 luxurious guest rooms, casitas and suites overlooking either jungle, lagoon or beach provide ample space for relaxation or as Fairmont Mayakoba puts it, “room to dream.” While this gated complex can be intimidating in its size, free boats, bikes and golf carts allow visitors easy, accessible transportation for freely roaming the grounds. And there’s certainly a lot to explore, including a whopping five pools and four bars. All-inclusive packages are optional but well worth it—it’s a great value and the best way to enjoy these exotic surroundings without opening your wallet.

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Grand Riviera Princess – All Inclusive

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Courtesy of Princess Hotels & Resorts

Packed with unique features and attractions, this five-star resort offers something for the whole family. Kids are sure to love the game room and mini club, which provides exciting daytime activities for children between the ages of four and 12. There are also nighttime entertainment options, featuring a mini disco, theater and video game room. While the kids are having fun, the adults can take a moment to relax at the spa.

The Grand Riviera Princess Hotel features seven on-site restaurants and nine bars. There are also 16 swimming pools and to access the beautiful Caribbean sea, guests walk through the Avenue of Gods—a collection of statues that line the pathway to the beach. From beach volleyball to jet skis, there’s plenty of opportunities to enjoy the seaside during your stay.

The resort features 674 rooms with seven different accommodation options. Each level offers its own set of perks, but all of the rooms have WiFi access. The unique Family Club Room is available in standard and swim-out options. By choosing this room style, guests gain access to all of the Grand Riviera Princess’ Family Club amenities, including a special section of the resort dedicated to family fun.

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Hilton Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Smack-dab in the middle of the Mayan Riviera’s hottest tourist destination, Hilton Playa del Carmen provides exactly the kind of luxury you want on your Mexican beach getaway. All accommodations are suites, and all have private balconies or terraces as well as whirlpool tubs. Swim-up suites are available, as well as suites with beachfront walkouts.

Unwind at the beach or at one of the resort’s pools; find a spot at the Olympic-sized freshwater pool, tranquil relaxation pool or in-pool hot tubs. Then, once your stresses have melted away, there are plenty of activities to fill the sunshine-splashed days: volleyball, tennis, Pilates, snorkeling, culinary classes, dance lessons, scuba lessons, kayaking and ping pong are some of the many things you can do without ever leaving the property.

The resort’s seven restaurants offer cuisine for every taste and mood. Choose from Asian fusion, traditional Mexican, Mediterranean, Mexican-French fusion, Caribbean fusion, American and International cuisine. Sample tequila at the Tequileria & Cigar Club Bar, relax poolside at the Trade Winds Bar, catch your favorite game at the Lobby Bar, or enjoy a perfect cup of coffee at the Royal Coffee House, the resort’s European-style gourmet café.

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Panama Jack Resorts Gran Porto Playa Playa Del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Panama Jack Resorts Playa del Carmen provides the comfort of home with the hands-off convenience of a large hotel. The all-inclusive resort offers something for visitors of all ages. The Camp Jack program offers kid-friendly fun with face painting, arts and crafts, and mini-golf. There’s also the T-Zone, which is designed to offer exciting activities for teenagers.

When the parents are ready to unwind, there are plenty of upper-level activities complete with jaw-dropping views of the Caribbean Sea. Lounge next to the second-floor pool or take a relaxing dip in the hot tub before grabbing fresh seafood from Off the Hook—the hotel’s beloved rooftop sushi bar. Follow up your meal with a relaxing visit to the Playa del Carmen resort’s Aura Spa for a couples massage, mud wrap or anti-aging treatment.

The laid-back atmosphere of the resort also extends to its suite options. From standard to premium, every style of accommodation is fitted with convenience and comfort in mind, which includes free WiFi and a mini-bar that’s restocked daily. Want to wake up and hit the beach? Choose a beachfront walk-out option or for elevated views, opt for an oceanfront suite with a private balcony.

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Paradisus La Esmeralda All Inclusive Playa Del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Courtesy of Meliá Hotels & Resorts

Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda is where dream family vacations become a reality. The resort is equipped with a broad selection of amenities. Soak in the sun in style on an exclusive Bali bed at one of their two lagoon-style pools, or enjoy family time in the water at the kid’s pool, which is fitted with its very own pirate ship.

When it comes time to relax, drop the kids off at the resort’s daycare facility while you hit the spa for a massage, facial or sauna visit. You can also sign up for one of the hotel’s many adult classes, including tequila tasting and sushi making. Meet back up with your family for a delicious dinner at one of the resort’s 16 restaurants.

All of the resorts 488 suites are fitted with terraces or balconies, so guests have the opportunity to take in the jaw-dropping seaside views without ever leaving the room. Each room also includes a flat-screen TV and minibar, but some options also offer a hydromassage bathtub. Want to take a dip in the pool first thing in the morning? Book one of their 62 swim-up suites. They also offer family concierge rooms with private check-ins, all-day snacks and a special welcome kit for children.

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Platinum Yucatán Princess All Suites & Spa Resort

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Courtesy of Princess Hotels & Resorts

The Riviera Maya is known for its all-inclusive vacation experiences and the Platinum Yucatán Princess All Suites & Spa Resort continues this tradition. As the name suggests, the resort boasts its own spa and wellness center, which features saunas, fitness areas and a variety of beauty-treatment options. There are also six on-site restaurants, seven bars and a nightclub, all within a short walk from your suite.

As part of the Grand Princess family, staying at the Platinum Yucatán Princess provides you instant access to all the facilities at the Grand Riviera Princess and Grand Sunset Princess Hotels. For sports enthusiasts, the Casa Club and Sport Park offers endless opportunities for indoor and outdoor leisure activities, including table tennis, archery, baseball and paddle boarding. All these adventures take place surrounded by the majestic scenery for which the Riviera Maya is known.

Each of the hotel’s 472 rooms exudes luxury with crisp, clean decor and modern furnishings. Want to wake up and instantly hit the pool? There’s direct pool access available with each of the resort’s three room levels—Junior Suite, Platinum Deluxe and  Honeymoon Suite. Simply choose the Swimout variation of the style that suits your needs for the ultimate level of pool-side convenience.

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Sandos Playacar Beach Resort

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Courtesy of Sandals Hotels & Resorts

Sandos Playacar Beach Resort offers a refreshing approach to all-inclusive accommodations by meeting the unique needs of both families and adult vacationers. For couples who want to enjoy a stress-free vacation, the Select Club provides access to adult-only sections of the resort—including exclusive access to a kid-free pool, spa, bar, restaurants and section of the beach.

Families, on the other hand, will enjoy access to the resort’s Kids and Teen clubs, both of which are supervised by trained staff. Parents can take a break with a spa visit or trip to the thermal areas before rejoining the rest of the family for a round of miniature golf. Everyone in the resort has access to eight pools, a hydromassage hot tub and water sports center. There is also a performance stage in the Main Plaza, which features nightly entertainment.

Sandos Playacar offers 819 rooms, and each is decorated to reflect local culture and style. There are multiple suite options in both family and adult sections of the resort, and some of them are available with ocean views. All rooms are equipped with an in-room safe, minibar and coffee maker.

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Secrets Capri Riviera Cancún

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Courtesy of AMResorts

Travelers to Playa del Carmen don’t have to choose between the relaxing atmosphere of a boutique hotel and the vast amenities of large resorts—Secrets Capri Riviera Cancún offers the best of both worlds! Sitting on 71 acres, this adults-only resort offers plenty of opportunities for couples to relax, reconnect and take on adventures.

Both the 16,000 square foot heated pool and beach area are fitted with lounge chairs and Bali beds, perfect for soaking in the soothing rays or taking a well-deserved nap. For the ultimate day of self-care, visit the renowned Secrets Spa by Pevonia for a hot-stone massage, facial or hydrotherapy treatment. Ready for some adventure? Reserve a spot on the resort’s bicycle tour, sign-up for a Latin American dance class or hit the water with a kayak or paddleboard.

Guests at Secrets Capri Riviera Cancún can choose from five on-site restaurants and one café. Taste the local cuisine buffet-style at La Riviera or relish the fresh seafood at Oceana. Planning a big day in Riviera Maya? Stop by Coco Café to grab a premium coffee and snacks before you head out. The Playa del Carmen resort’s 291 rooms and suites are elegantly furnished in a Mediterranean-style theme, featuring four-poster canopy beds and marble bathrooms. Guests can choose between ocean and tropical views, with each option offering a private patio or balcony.

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Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancún

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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If you’re looking for a romantic getaway on a sun-drenched white-sand beach with plenty of sunbeds, cabanas and palapas, this is the place for you. The rooms are spacious and tastefully-decorated with separate sitting areas and large four-poster beds. The ground floor rooms are swim-up suites.

All-inclusive means exactly that at Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancún. The resort doesn’t skimp on luxury and won’t surprise you with extras fees for the things you want. Enjoy unlimited top-shelf spirits at six different bars and lounges. In-room minibars are refreshed daily with soft drinks, juice, bottled water and beer. Impeccable wait service at the 13 pools and beach means you’ll feel like a VIP as you relax under the warm tropical sunshine. Twenty-four-hour room service is standard, as is free WiFi.

A host of daytime and evening activities, as well as various entertainment venues and theme parties held right on the beach, guarantee that there will never be a dull moment. Tennis, ping-pong, archery, yoga, football, volleyball, dance classes, cocktail classes and various water sports are all available on site. And if you want to hit the links, guests receive complimentary greens fees at the nearby Grand Coral Golf Course. Reservations are never required at the resort’s six á la carte gourmet restaurants. Choose from French, Mexican, Pan Asian, seafood, Italian and international. Check out the Barefoot Grill for a light lunch or the Coco Café for premium coffee and snacks.

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Allegro Playacar – All Inclusive Resort

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Courtesy of Barceló Hotel Group

You don’t have to worry about hidden costs at Allegro Playacar, as “all-inclusive” means just that. Three restaurants and five bars—including a swim-up bar—offer unlimited meals, appetizers, snacks and beverages. Choose from Mexican, Italian, International, Asian, pizza and grilled favorites. When you want to play sports activities include volleyball, tennis, beach soccer, diving lessons, kayaking, sailing and of course lounging in one of the two glimmering pools—one is active and lively and the other a designated quiet pool.

While all of this might leave little time to spend in your room, the accommodations at Allegro Playacar are bright, clean and comfortable. Caribbean-style bungalows with thatched roofs add to the picturesque setting of the resort. Amenities—depending on which type of room you choose—include a terrace or balcony, hammock, ocean view, king-size bed and in-room minibar. Family accommodations with two bedrooms and suite options are available.

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Royal Hideaway Playacar – Adults Only

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Courtesy of Barceló Hotel Group

For a quiet, romantic beach getaway, couples can’t do better than this adults-only resort on one of the most spectacular slices of white-sand beach in the Western hemisphere. It’s the best of both worlds, perfectly located near—but not in the center of—Playa del Carmen’s pulsing downtown and eclectic La Quinta Avenida. Royal Hideaway Playacar offers plenty of tranquility and solitude, and the fun, vivacious beach-town vibe of Playa is just a short drive away.

By the numbers, the resort boasts six swimming pools, six restaurants and 201 spacious rooms. Take advantage of the spa and state-of-the-art fitness center or sip on an island cocktail at the solarium while sinking into a luxurious Balinese bed. You don’t have to leave the premises for great outdoor activities: spend your day sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing or playing tennis. The Yucatán offers some of the best diving in the world, and the scuba diving center offers everything from A to Z: equipment sales and rental, lessons and classes for certification. If you want to hit the links, no problem—a great golf course is less than two miles away.

The Retreat, Royal Hideaway Playacar’s aptly named spa, deserves special mention. Couples and individuals can indulge in fit-for-royalty services, which include massages, facials, body wraps, aromatherapy, deep skin cleansing and revitalizing vitamin C therapy. Privacy and discretion are always given proper attention. And could anything be more romantic than a massage by candlelight, right on the seashore?

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