If you don’t want to vacation with families, you’ll be happy to know that the Platinum Yucatán Princess is only for adults. However, even if children were allowed, families may not enjoy the resort’s modern design, eight bars and six eateries, a nightclub, and semi-private bathrooms with frosted glass.
Platinum Yucatán Princess offers various types of accommodations which include Junior Suite Deluxe, Junior Suite Deluxe Swimout, Platinum Deluxe, Platinum Deluxe Swimout, Honeymoon and Honeymoon Suite Swimout. All rooms are furnished with modern décor in neutral colors and equipped with satellite flat-screen TVs, sitting areas with sofa beds, and stocked minibars. Additionally, the rooms have balconies or terraces, coffee makers, iPod docking stations, and bathrooms that feature showers, bathtubs, bathrobes, and lighted vanities.
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The all-inclusive plans provide coverage for meals, snacks, premium beverages, fitness activities, nonmotorized water sports, and an introductory scuba lesson for each guest. Moreover, guests will receive a Princess beach bag containing essentials.
The room size for the standard option is 591 square feet and it includes premium channels, a workspace with a desk, a mini-fridge, bathrobes and slippers, a minibar, and a shower/tub combination. Some rooms also come with a separate shower and tub. Internet is available, and guests can choose wireless or free internet.
Please note that there is a fee for internet usage. Additionally, some guest rooms feature patios and balconies, and adjoining rooms are available.
The Platinum Yucatán Princess is situated approximately 5 miles north of downtown Playa Del Carmen on the beachfront. While there are limited amenities within walking distance of the resort, guests can enjoy access to the neighboring Grand Riviera Princess and Grand Sunset Princess hotels, which are the sister properties of the Platinum Yucatán Princess.
The hotel is located 31 miles to the south of Cancun International Airport. Private check-in services are available and include welcome drinks and cold towels. Free 24-hour valet and self-parking options are provided. The hotel also offers an airport shuttle and car service.
The following places are all within walking distance: a bus stop, restaurants, a movie theater, a train station, a beach, a theater, a subway/metro stop, a grocery store, and shopping.
The hotel features multiple large pools including swim up bars. Additionally, some rooms offer direct swim out access to the pool so there’s no need to leave your room. The pools vary in atmosphere, with some being more lively while others are designed for peaceful relaxation. Whether you’re here as a couple or to socialize, this resort provides ample spaces and opportunities to enjoy your time in Riviera Maya.
To get to the beach from the hotel, you need to cross a small area with mangroves. The beach itself is narrow and has trees scattered around. This beach offers a more secluded vibe as there are no resorts adjacent to the hotel. Guests can enjoy a beach bar and use the lounge chairs provided. However, it’s important to be careful when entering the water as there are rocky areas.
The all-inclusive plans include non-motorized water sports and fitness activities. Each guest will enjoy one introductory scuba lesson in the pool. There are various pools available, such as a swim-up bar, lap pool, wading pool, lazy river, family pool, infinity pool, and an adults-only pool. For safety, there is a lifeguard on duty. You can relax in one of the deck chairs or cabanas while enjoying poolside service. Additional amenities include a whirlpool/hot tub and waterslide.
Dinning and Restaurants
The resort that includes everything has six restaurants and eight bars. The Yucatán Restaurant is a buffet that serves an international menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In addition, there is the Rodeo Grill restaurant, which specializes in grilled Tex-Mex dishes, the Tao restaurant, which serves Asian dishes, the Aroma restaurant, which serves international cuisine, and La Bruschetta, an Italian restaurant. Skylights is also available, but it requires an extra cost.
Here are the restaurant options:
- – Tao Restaurant, a luxury Asian restaurant that also has a sushi bar.
- – Bruschetta Restaurant, which serves Italian cuisine.
- – Rodeo Grill, a sit-down restaurant that offers Tex-Mex cuisine.
- – Yucatan Buffet, where you can have buffet-style meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- – Aroma Restaurant, a sit-down restaurant that serves international cuisine.
Compared to other resorts in the Riviera Maya, the Platinum Yucatan Princess provides good quality options. Their inclusive packages offer a wide variety to choose from, and their restaurants are well-designed, such as Aroma Restaurant.
The Skylights Restaurant
The Skylights Restaurant is not part of the all inclusive package and has separate pricing. You can choose to order a la carte or attend one of their special events, which offer multi-course gourmet meals paired with wines and spirits. This restaurant is ideal for a special night out. To learn more, read our article on the Skylights Restaurant.
At the Platinum Yucatán Princess Spa, you can enjoy massages, aromatherapy, facials, body treatments, and beauty services like hair, nail, and waxing treatments. It’s important to note that these services are not included in the all-inclusive pricing. You can also use the steam room and showers between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. The spa offers outdoor treatments, and the services available include massages, facials, body treatments (such as scrubs and wraps), and salon services.
The Fitness Center
The resort offers a fitness center with cardio machines and strength-training equipment. There is also a Casa Club/Sport Park that provides tennis, archery, rifle shooting, paddleboarding, and baseball facilities. You can enjoy nonmotorized water sports at the resort and watch nightly entertainment and shows. If you opt for the all-inclusive plan, you’ll get access to fitness activities, one introductory scuba lesson per guest, Pilates, yoga, water polo, and the game room. You can also use weight equipment, cardio equipment, and yoga mats. Free fitness classes are available. You can access Hotel Grand Riviera Princess and Grand Sunset Princess facilities for free. You’ll have to pay a fee for premium fitness classes.
Things to Do
The Platinum Yucatan Princess has a golf course located in Playa del Carmen’s Casa Club/Sport Park, which guests can use by arranging a round of golf. Access to the Casa Club/Sport Park is included in all-inclusive rates, and there is also a golf driving range available.
Please note that this Playa del Carmen resort only accommodates guests who are at least 18 years old. Additionally, they offer a kids club with both free and fee-based options, as well as cribs and high chairs for families with young children.
The Platinum Yucatán Princess resort has three meeting venues that can accommodate up to 450 attendees for theater-style events. Additionally, there is a business center on-site. However, please note that the use of the business center is not included in the all-inclusive package. The Grand Sunset Princess All Suites & Spa Resort and the Grand Riviera Princess All Suites & Spa Resort also offer meeting venues.
What we Loved:
- The spacious lodging
- Amiable personnel, and
- High-quality cuisine.
What we Didnt Like:
- This resort is exclusively for adults, so families should look for alternative options. While this may be a positive aspect for some, those traveling with children should consider booking elsewhere.
Bottom Line: Platinum Yucatan Princess Playa del Carmen
We believe that this resort is best suited for individuals between the ages of 32 and 51.3. The resort offers reasonably priced accommodations, dining, and overall quality for your vacation. It is an ideal destination for those who wish to relax while enjoying a higher standard of food and service than other resorts at a similar or lower price point. Playa del