Despite the fact that it was once a small fishing town, Playa del Carmen has become a popular tourist destination in the last few years. In fact, Playa del Carmen has undergone some rapid development in just two years, this included entertainment venues, boutiques, restaurants, and luxury residential condominium buildings. Despite the fact that many cruise ships stop by Playa del Carmen, many tourists actually come on their own to enjoy the beautiful weather, luxury atmosphere, and breathtaking scenery. If you are planning to visit Playa del Carmen but have no idea what hotel to book, you are in luck. We have broken down the best possible hotels in a number of different categories.
Best overall hotel – Rosewood Mayakoba
Having only recently opened in 2008, the Rosewood Mayakoba has quickly become the best hotel option in all of Playa del Carmen. The hotel itself is inspired by Mayan traditions and the white Caribbean sand that nestles alongside the resort is more than a mile long. The resort enclave itself spans more than 1,600 acres. The hotel manages to blend together modern luxury while still fitting in with the natural landscapes.
There are individual docks, garden showers, rooftop sundecks, and private plunge pools. Simply put, those who want the finest in luxury and want to enjoy every moment while at Playa del Carmen will not be able to find a better option than the Rosewood Mayakoba.
Best all-inclusive hotel – Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun
If you are ready to leave the kids at home (adults only here) and enjoy one of the most famous and pristine beaches in all of Mexico, the Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun offers unbridled comfort and luxury that is the perfect setting for relaxation and adventure. The spa alone spans more than 13,000 square feet and offers dozens of different choices to pamper both your body and mind.
There are 412 different guest suites available at the resort, each of the rooms include a complimentary minibar, an in-suite Jacuzzi for two, a private balcony or terrace, and a four-poster canopy king-size bed (or two double beds).
Best boutique hotel – Illusion Boutique Hotel
If you want to feel the pristine white sandy beach moments after you leave your room, the Illusion Boutique Hotel provides you with one of the best options to do so. There are large bathrooms and oversized rooms for each guest, all designed with marble floors.
There are 41 luxurious and spacious bedrooms, each of them with relaxing terraces and balconies that overlook the central patio and the ocean, spacious bathrooms, and luxurious bedrooms. You can enjoy a beautiful view of the turquoise Caribbean ocean from the fourth floor and up. The beach is about a half block from the hotel and it is possible to have the hotel provide you with umbrellas and reserved sun loungers.
Best budget Hotel – Apart Hotel Casaejido
Face it, staying at Playa del Carmen is going to be expensive enough as is. What if you do not want to break the bank but still want to be able to have a great stay? In that case, the Apart Hotel Casaejido is a fantastic option. With only 14 rooms available, it should come as no surprise that this affordable hotel can be a challenge to book. The hotel is close to the Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal, Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church, and the Playa del Carmen Main Beach. With rooftop terrace, guests are able to enjoy the sights and sounds of Playa del Carmen while enjoying a drink or a snack.