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The Top 5 Beach Hotels in Playa del Carmen

If you’re planning to visit Playa del Carmen, I assume your main goal is to relax on a beautiful beach. However, not all beaches in Mexico are the same. It’s important to find and book the right one for you. That’s where I come in!

I have listed down some hotels (map) in Playa del Carmen that offer stunning ocean-view rooms and are situated just a stone’s throw away from picture-perfect beaches. You can pick your favorite one and get ready with your swimsuit to enjoy the vacation.


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1. Secrets Maroma

★★★★★ | Adults-Only

According to traveler reviews on sites like TripAdvisor and, Secrets Maroma is considered the hotel with the best beach in the Playa del Carmen area. This all-inclusive, romantic hotel is located north of Playa del Carmen and offers a private, powdery-white sand beach with cabañas and comfortable sunbeds. It’s the perfect paradise getaway.

This location caters exclusively to adults and does not allow children. Here, you can experience a serene and peaceful atmosphere with only the beach as your backdrop. The hotel is romantic and has 412 rooms, each with their very own private balcony and a large four-poster canopy bed, making it ideal for relaxation and to enjoy the beautiful beach scenery.

Couples can enjoy a nice romantic dinner right on the beach for a fee and select from a wide range of over 200 wines available in the wine cellar. Additionally, there is a destination spa that offers private cabanas on the beach for couple’s treatments. It’s the perfect way to experience the Caribbean beaches.


  • This resort boasts 412 rooms
  • 9 restaurants (we love the tacos here)
  • 7 bars
  • 13 pools
  • a spa
  • is located near a golf course.
  • Additionally, it has received the AAA Five Star Diamond Award and has been voted the World’s Best Beach by The Travel Channel.
  • It is a top choice for couples, honeymoons, anniversaries, weddings, spa getaways, and groups.
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2. The Royal Hideaway Playacar

★★★★★ | Adults-Only

The Royal Hideaway Playacar is an exclusive resort located in the gated community of Playacar. It is part of the prestigious hospitality group Barcelo, so guests can expect luxury and outstanding service. The resort offers incredible rooms, high-end amenities, a luxurious spa, multiple pool complexes, and some of the best food in Playa del Carmen. The resort is located on one of the best stretches of beaches in Playa.

The beach with ivory sand and turquoise water has no rocks and stretches for miles. The hotel on this beach has a no kids policy. The Royal Hideaway resort is only for adults, allowing for a peaceful and romantic getaway..


Here are the property’s main features:

  • – 200 suites
  • – 6 restaurants
  • – 3 bars
  • – 6 pools
  • – Spa
  • – Ideal for couples, honeymooners, those celebrating anniversaries or weddings, those looking for a spa retreat, and groups.
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3. Grand Velas

★★★★★ | Kid-Friendly

The Grand Velas hotel describes itself as a paradise in the Caribbean, and they are accurate in this assessment. The hotel is situated on 80 acres of dense mangrove jungle and features one of the largest and most pristine beaches in Playa del Carmen. The beach is meticulously cleaned and raked twice a day by friendly staff to eliminate any bothersome seaweed.

The Grand Velas has three buildings with a total of 491 suites, of which two are suitable for families and one is reserved for adults. The hotel is quite spacious, and therefore, the rooms that are farthest from the beach require a 3-minute shuttle ride. This arrangement is sure to please all types of guests.

Once you reach the resort’s area, you will find all the necessary amenities for a wonderful beach vacation including a large pool complex, several upscale restaurants, a top-notch spa, and of course, the beautiful Caribbean Sea.

Here are the main features of the hotel:

  • – The hotel has 491 rooms.
  • – There are 2 large pools, one of which is specifically for children.
  • – Guests have a choice of 8 restaurants and 5 bars.
  • – The hotel has a spa.
  • – It has been awarded with the AAA Five Diamond Award.
  • – The hotel is suitable for couples, families, honeymooners, individuals celebrating anniversaries, as well as those looking for a spa getaway, a wedding venue, or a place for groups and conventions.
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4. The Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen

I highly recommend the Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen if you want modern luxury accommodations in downtown Playa del Carmen with stunning ocean views. This hotel is one of the newest and most contemporary options available, with an impressive lobby, infinity pools, and canopy lounge beds right on the beach.

The accommodations offered have oceanfront rooms with balconies. Some suites also have private plunge pools. In addition, the hotel includes multiple restaurants and a unique Cenote Spa. If you’re looking for modern accommodations and luxury-level service located in the heart of Playa del Carmen, this is one of the best options for you.


  • Modern Luxurios Rooms
  • Downtown Playa del Carmen
  • Suites with private pools
  • Multiple restaurants
  • a spa
  • is located near a golf course
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5. Mahekal Beach Resort Playa del Carmen

In my opinion, the most beautiful hotel in Playa del Carmen is Mahekal Beach Resort. For me the best beach hotel in Playa del Carmen ois Mahekal. It is situated on 38th Street

The resort has bungalow-style accommodations with private terraces and personal hammocks that give off a bohemian vibe and offer an authentic Mexican experience. Additionally, it has multiple pools, restaurants, boutiques, and a full-service spa. The beautifully landscaped grounds provide a peaceful tropical getaway while still being close to the liveliness of 5th Avenue. It is the only resort in downtown Playa del Carmen with such lush greenery and landscaping.


  • Great Location
  • Multiple pools
  • A full service spa
  • Variosu restaurants
  • Great location and close to 5th Avenue
  • One of the very best beaches in Playa del Carme
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6. Rosewood Mayakoba

★★★★★ | Adults-Only

The Rosewood Mayakoba resort is located on a lengthy and unspoiled sandy beach. The attentive staff are always available to attend to all your needs and also keep a lookout for any seaweed or debris that may wash ashore. To reach the beach club, you will pass by stunning overwater bungalows, verdant gardens, and a pleasant oceanfront pool.

The place has a beautiful white sandy beach and plenty of comfortable seating options such as canopy beds and sun loungers. They also have natural palapas and a fancy cocktail bar. Additionally, they have a spa located on its own island, free Milagro select tequila and fruit bowl in every room, as well as free high-speed wifi and bike rentals. Moreover, all non-motorised water sports equipment is available for use. It’s a great place to stay!


  • – 130 rooms
  • – There are three pools on the premises
  • – Three restaurants and two bars
  • – Guests can enjoy the spa services
  • – Access to a golf course
  • – Received various awards, including the Condé Nast Traveler: Gold List, : Top 50 Best Hotels,’ Travel + Leisure ‘World’s Best Awards
  • and AAA Five Diamond Award
  • – The hotel is ideal for couples, honeymoons, anniversaries, spa getaways, golf getaways, and weddings.
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7. Wyndham Alltra Playa del Carmen

The Wyndham Alltra Playa del Carmen, once known as Panama Jack, is now an adults-only all-inclusive resort located opposite the Hilton. The resort has an oceanfront swimming pool, a beachfront lounge, and a beach volleyball court where you can relax and unwind. Although the beach right in front of the Wyndham Alltra is small and rocky, you can still enjoy beautiful views from the oceanfront pool.

All rooms have a private terrace, stocked minibars, and 24 hour room service. 

For an all-inclusive adults-only experience in the heart of Playa del Carmen, consider selecting Wyndham Alltra Playa del Carmen.


  • Adults Only
  • Great location
  • Oceanfront Pool
  • Great place to unwind
  • Plenty of Amenities
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8. Blue Diamond Riviera Maya

★★★★★ | Adults-Only

The BlueBay luxurious boutique hotel Blue Diamond, Riviera Maya is located north of Playa del Carmen. It is built using limestone and wood to blend in perfectly with the natural surroundings. There are 128 suites nestled in 36 acres of tropical jungle, manicured gardens, or along the palm tree-lined beach.

Blue Diamond beach club offers luxury beach beds under the shade of swaying palm trees, eliminating the need to bring your own umbrella. The beach is restricted to adults only, making it perfect for a dreamy getaway at Blue Diamond Riviera Maya. You can sip on a cocktail while soaking up the famous Mexican sun rays. In addition to swimming in the crystal clear sea, you can also experience the mystical Mayan cenote, rooftop infinity pools, and two large beachfront pool complexes located on-site at Blue Diamond.


  • – This hotel has 128 suites
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars
  • a cigar lounge
  • 24-hour in-room dining
  • Guests can also enjoy a spa
  • a fitness center
  • complimentary Wi-Fi
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