A long-time favorite for honeymooners and sun worshippers seeking a lavish escape, Playa del Carmen is a resort laden refuge that ticks all the boxes. In comparison to its counterpart Cancun, another popular destination in Mexico, Playa del Carmen is typically considered more trendy, more upscale, and more European. If you are planning an all-inclusive trip to this oasis on the Yucatán, these are the resorts that Playa del Carmen die-hards return to again and again.

Best Adults Only – Royal Hideaway Playacar

Six swimming pools, a full-service spa, endless on-site restaurants and bars, and no crying children in sight – this adults only all-inclusive resort is as good as it gets. Rooms are luxurious, with a multitude of suite options available. Guests also have access to a stunning Caribbean beach, cocktails with umbrellas optional.

Best for Golf Enthusiasts – Iberostar Paraiso Lindo

Inspired by the colonial buildings of the Orient, this all-inclusive property is immaculate top to bottom. While you’ll find all the typical resort amenities you’d expect (beach access, swimming pools, and a variety of restaurants) the real gem is the 18-hole golf course spread across 20,000 feet of landscaped green with spectacular sea views. Green fees aren’t included in the all-inclusive rate, but are good value.

Best for Adventure – Viva Wyndham Maya Resort

If you idea of a vacation includes snorkelling, sailing, and horseback riding along the golden sands, this is the all-inclusive for you. While rooms are much more basic than you’ll find at other resorts in the area, the variety of land and sea activities on offer more than makes up for it. When you are ready for a rest day, you can lounge poolside with a drink in hand or enjoy a massage at the on-site spa.

Best for Honeymooners – Playacar Palace

You’ve said “I do” with the one you love, and now its time to escape the wedding madness and relax as a married couple. This all-inclusive is known for its friendly service and elegant attention to detail, the perfect choice for a romantic rendezvous. All rooms feature a double jacuzzi tub, as well as balconies or terraces overlooking the azure waters just steps away from the property. A couple’s massage may be in order, followed by an afternoon in a private cabana on the beach. As an added extra, honeymooners receive a candlelit dinner on the beach with sparkling wine, the perfect occasion for setting the mood.

Best for Families – The Reef Playacar All Inclusive Beach Resort

Take the kids to the wrong all-inclusive resort and you could end up with unhappy little ones bored to tears. This all-inclusive ensures that guests of every age have an incredible holiday offering children’s activities, a designated kid’s pool, day entertainment such as shows and watersports the whole family will enjoy. Mom and dad haven’t been forgotten either, the resort offers babysitting services giving you the option of a night out just for the adults.


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