Best Resorts for Conferences & Groups in Playa del Carmen

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Imagine starting your day in a meeting and ending it with your toes in the sand—and not having to hit your alarm clock at the end of the dream. These beach hotels in Playa del Carmen, Mexico have everything you need to put on a professional event or convention in paradise, including WiFi, event space, catering, banquet halls and more. Destination work conventions are gaining popularity, as they change up the work environment and demonstrate employee appreciation and work-life balance. Your guests will enjoy beachfront access in addition to proximity to Mexico’s top attractions like Mayan ruins, cenotes and world-class snorkeling.

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Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya – A Concept by Hyatt

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Courtesy of Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya

Enjoy the best in boutique luxury when you plan a stay at the Andaz Mayakoba Riviera Maya Resort in Playa del Carmen. Start each day with a complimentary breakfast buffet, but not before you take in the view from your spacious suite. Beachfront rooms comprise about half of the property’s accommodation options—and the view of the ocean is known to be breathtaking—while other rooms sport their own impressive views of serene lagoons and Playa del Carmen’s lush tropical greenery.

The four restaurants at the Andaz provide creative spins on traditional Latin American cuisine, offering flavors that are both accessible and adventurous while playing up local ingredients, like freshly caught seafood. While the hotel is large, guests are welcome to hop on a bike (no fee required) to get around. If you’re traveling here as a family, you won’t no one will miss out on fun or relaxation with the hotel’s luxurious Naum Wellness & Spa and the on-site kids program. Andaz Mayakoba Riviera Maya Resort is also an ideal location for large events—whether you’re hosting a business conference or destination wedding, the 14,000 square feet of event space is sure to wow guests. All these impressive features, plus access to the El Camaleón Golf Club and the Mayakoba Tennis Center, make this a great choice for your next beach getaway.

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Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts

If you’re looking for a resort that boasts both stylish architecture and stunning natural beauty, a kid-friendly atmosphere, and lots of on-site amenities and activities, look no further than the Banyan Tree Mayakoba Resort in Playa del Carmen. The options here are endless, beginning with the eclectic dining options—all of which are rated highly by guests and critics alike. And, whether you’re working on your handicap or playing for the love of the game, playing through the 18 holes at El Camaleon—home to the annual Mayakoba Golf Classic, the only PGA Tour event in Mexico—is a must.

Of course, after a long day at the golf course, you’ll want to unwind in your own private paradise, and the rooms here fit that bill perfectly. Each of the Banyan Tree’s luxury villas is quite large and showcase the same impeccable eye for design you’ll see on the rest of the property. On top of that, each comes with its own private garden area, complete with its own pool—meaning you won’t have to compete for a lounge chair when it comes time to go for a swim.

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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

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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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Mahekal Beach Resort

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Mahekal Beach Resort features 196 rooms with ocean or garden views, and many are thatched-roof bungalows. The décor—described by the resort itself as “Gypset style”–tastefully and seamlessly blends Mexican tradition with forward-thinking design. The beach is, of course, the main attraction, and 920 feet of soft, white sand–the longest uninterrupted beach in Playa–is just what the doctor ordered to unwind and disconnect. Recent additions to the resort include an ice cream shop and a boutique that offers exclusive Mahekal beachwear and unique, locally-made gifts and art.

Four pools are located onsite, including an infinity pool, a heated pool with a hot tub and a pool with a swim-up bar. Choose the Las Olas Pool for a gorgeous beachfront setting or the Treehouse Pool for a serene garden location; you’ll share the space with birds, iguanas and lush jungle vegetation. Additionally, many of the oceanfront casitas have their own private plunge pool.

Three bars and three restaurants are on-premises and ready to serve guests. The Cocina Restaurant is open-air and great for a breezy lunch, while Las Olas Restaurant and Bar offers a magical nighttime setting by the glow of the pool lights. Check out Boli’s Bar for drinks and a fun atmosphere, and try your skills at table tennis or at one of the cobalt-blue pool tables.

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Panama Jack Resorts Gran Porto Playa Playa Del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Courtesy of Playa Hotels & Resorts

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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Secrets Capri Riviera Cancún

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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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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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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Paradisus Playa Del Carmen La Perla

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Courtesy of Melia Hotels & Resorts

Spacious rooms and suites provide the ultimate in luxury, and all-inclusive means you’ll be spoiled from the minute you walk through the door. Swim-up suites are available, and most rooms have a private hydromassage tub. Feel like royalty as you while the day away poolside on a Bali bed, or sink your toes in the soft sand and drink in the glorious vista of the spectacular turquoise Caribbean.

The resort’s 14 world-class restaurants have something to tease and please every palate. Latin, Mediterranean, Italian, Italian-Argentine, tapas, Asian fusion, International and Mexican cuisine are all available on-site, and Seven-Star Michelin Chef Martin Berasategui’s restaurant provides an elegant, adults-only dining experience that is second to none. For a quiet, intimate meal or cocktail, choose from the resort’s several adults-only restaurants and bars.

After getting a healthy dose of tropical sunshine at the beach or pool, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla offers lots of activities including sports, leisure, entertainment and cultural programs. Volleyball, stretching, meditation, Pilates, tennis, water aerobics and various workshops—like wine and tequila tastings—are all available onsite. Upgrade to Royal Service for a truly sumptuous beach getaway. A personal butler, private terrace whirlpool, private swimming pool and a water ritual at the YHI Spa are just a few of the extravagances that give “VIP” an entirely new meaning. Indulge yourself!

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