Playa del Carmen is located on Yucutan peninsula and it has beautiful white beaches, and it is one of the top diving and snorkeling destinations in the world, where adventurers can see vibrant sea life.

The 12 best 5-Star resorts in Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya.

 Grand Velas Riviera Maya – Luxury Resort

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Offering amazing views of the Caribbean Sea, Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an luxury all-inclusive resort features a large outdoor pool, spa, 3 all-day restaurants, 5 gourmet dining venues and beautiful suites with private terraces. A 5-minute drive from central Playa del Carmen, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya is made up of 3 different sections, including a family area, a section for children over 12, plus a Zen-like area surrounded by a tropical setting.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya takes you beyond All-Inclusive. Savor gourmet cuisine from renowned chefs, bring balance to body and mind with treatments in our holistic Spa and unwind in suites with private terraces, plunge pools and uninhibited water views. Find refuge on the white sand beach or lounge by the infinity pool, paired with attentive service from our Concierge. Schedule a massage in the comfort of your suite.

All suites feature stylish décor with tiled floors, and include a Nespresso coffee maker and L’Occitan toiletries. The marbled bathrooms have walk-in glass showers and deep-soak hot tubs. The Piaf Restaurant specializes in French cuisine, while Sen Lin offers Pan Asian dishes. Frida Restaurant offers Mexican cuisine, while Italian and Spanish gourmet options are also available. Cocina de Autor, a restaurant of contemporany, evolutionary and creative cuisine. Lighter meals can be enjoyed in the bistro and poolside restaurants. The Grand Velas’ spa features an indoor swimming pool and a range of whirlpool baths and saunas.

Concierge services are available 24/7, as well as gourmet room service.


 Banyan Tree Mayakoba

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A proud recipient of Travel & Leisure’s 2018 “Best of the Best” award in Mexico, Banyan Tree Mayakoba is a AAA Five Diamond luxury beach resort.

This 5-star resort features luxurious villas, each with a private pool and landscaped garden. It offers 11 specialty restaurants serving international cuisine and 3 bars.

Each spacious villa at Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Riviera Maya has an expansive layout which includes a private sun terrace. All villas include a large bathroom, walk-in closet and iPod docking station. The living room has a 42-inch flat-screen TV and free WiFi.

Mayakoba Banyan Tree offers international cuisine, including Thai specialties at Saffron. Reflections Bar serves cocktails and snacks by the communal outdoor pool.

They have a full-service spa, including massage and body treatments. Guests of Banyan Tree resort can work out in the gym or enjoy a mangrove boat tour departing from the lobby.

El Camaleón Golf Club, opposite the resort, provides lessons through the Jim McLean Golf School.

Located 10 km from downtown Playa del Carmen, Cancun International Airport is a 45-minute drive from the Banyan Tree Mayakoba resort.


 Rosewood Mayakoba – 5-Star Resort

Rosewood Mayakoba is situated on the Riviera Maya. This luxury resort in Mexico offers spacious suites and is located south of Cancun and north of the charming seaside village of Playa del Carmen. Surrounded by the emerald embrace of the jungle and caressed by warm Carribbean breezes, is a resort of rare luxury and indulgence. Rosewood Mayakoba is imbued with the unique spirit of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

Luxury Rosewood Mayakoba is a resort that offers 3 outdoor pools, 3 restaurants a spa and a kids club that offers special activities for children.

The comfortable bedrooms feature a private plunge pool in the terrace, satellite TV with DVD and CD player, Bose sound system, iPod dock, seating area and a mini bar. The bathroom provides bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer and free toiletries.

Guests can experience 3 different cuisines on site: Mexican, Asian and international style. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The resort also has a bar. The facilities at Rosewood Mayakoba include a gym, sauna, steam room and a spa. The kids club also has a children’s pool available. Access to the Greg Norman, 7,000-yard, 18-hole course, El Camaleón is avalable for guests.

Playa del Carmen town center can be reached in a 10-minute drive.


 Palmaia The House of AiA – All Inclusive

Offering amazing views of the Caribbean Sea, Palmaïa, The House of AïA is a luxury all inclusive wellness resort in the Riviera Maya, Mexico.

The resort offers wellness programs and personal growth practices such as yoga classes, meditation, cacao ceremonies, sound therapies and tai chi. It also has a 24-hour fitness center. In the evenings, it offers a musical program with live performances.

Palmaïa – The House of AïA is a luxury all-inclusive resort that features large outdoor pools, a wonderful spa and beauty center, 5 à la carte restaurants and beautiful suites with private terraces. Its privileged location between the sea and the jungle allows guests to relax and reconnect with nature.

The all-suite retreat has Vegan Suites which are completely free of animal products, Beach Front Suites, Family Suites, Swim-out Suites, and Ocean View Suites have air conditioning, free WiFi, mini-bar, a Nespresso coffee machine, a seating area with a sofa and flat-screen TV and eco-friendly amenities. Concierge services are available 24/7, as well as gourmet room service.

For families, Palmaïa operates a holistic fun children’s activities program led by certified Waldorf Educators. Also, the resort has 4 specialty restaurants and a food truck, which offer plant-based menus and serve high-quality ingredients. The spa has a natural cenote and a temazcal. Treatments include massages and healing therapies.

Designed to create new categories of integrated and natural experiences, the Jungle Spa is located amidst the natural tropical flora and offers 19 treatments based on the seven chakras.


 Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort

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Escape to Our Luxury Oceanfront Resort in Playa del Carmen. Get away to the Caribbean Coast of Quintana Roo. Retreat to oceanfront rooms with balconies and suites with private plunge pools overlooking the turquoise Caribbean sea. Enjoy relaxing spa treatments and immersive experiences that elevate the local culture through culinary experiences, art, and nature. Memorable moments await at Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort.

The resort’s guest rooms and suites feature views of either the Caribbean Sea or the preserved mangrove, along with Hyatt Grand Beds, 47-inch flat-screen TVs, mini hub stations, minibars, and laptop-size safes. Rooms with plunge pools or swim-up pools are available, and suites feature large bathrooms with rain showers and deep soaking tubs.

There are three on-site dining options, including The Grill at 126 with ocean views, seafood, and signature selections. El Paseo, is the property’s extension of La Quinta Agenda with culinary experiences, authentic Mexican kiosks, and pathways to the pool and beach areas. While La Cocina offers Mexican & Caribbean cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Inspired by the region’s famous Cenotes—natural underground swimming rivers, the hotel’s Cenote Spa has eight treatment rooms, a variety of therapeutic treatments, and hydrotherapy area. Along with an 82-foot lap pool, and a 24-hour fitness center offering cardio machines and strength training equipment.

For recreation, the beachfront resort has three infinity pools and a children’s pool.


 Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa

Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa is a luxury boutique retreat on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Beyond the gates, the resort is set amidst 200 acres of jungle foliage directly along Maroma Beach with powder-fine beaches, Caribbean blue waters, and traditional dwellings.

Guests are accommodated in local-style palapas which echo the resort’s Mexican elegance. Light filters into airy rooms through raw-cotton curtains, and rooms feature handmade furniture and local art. Open terraces allow Caribbean breezes to flow inside, and some suites have outdoor showers and plunge pools. While bathroom products include organic honey shampoo and soaps scented with natural ingredients such as rosemary and orange.

Begin the day at the Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa with a free daily a la carte breakfast or with a refreshing swim in one of the 3 outdoor pools. Admire stunning views of the ocean from the resort’s observation tower or take advantage of the on-site classes, including cooking lessons and tequila tastings.

Explore the scenic paths and trails surrounding the Belmond Maroma Resort or browse for souvenirs and traditional Mayan crafts at the on-site boutiques. Sample traditional regional cuisine at the on-site El Restaurante or enjoy an extensive wine selection at the Belmond Maroma Wine Cellar.

Easily arrange snorkeling excursions, deep-sea fishing and sailing with help from the Belmond Maroma’s friendly concierge services. Experience swimming with dolphins, explore the Yucatan Jungle or spend the afternoon kayaking.

This hotel ranked among the top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World.


 Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda

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An all-inclusive resort on the shores of the Caribbean Sea set in the most exotic natural environment. Enjoy a holiday with your family or partner at Paradisus Playa del Carmen and take home unforgettable memories.

This luxury seafront resort surrounded by a lush tropical mangrove offers spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and Cozumel Island. It offers a family concierge, free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking.

Guests can relax at the resort’s Yhi spa and enjoy a variety of body and facial treatments, Thalassotherapy or a massage.

Paradisus Playa Del Carmen is home to 488 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as TV, separate living room, internet access – wifi, non smoking rooms. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the hot tub, private beach, fitness center, sauna, golf course (within 3 km).

Take your senses on a culinary tour through eleven remarkable restaurants serving delicious cuisine from all around the world and ten bars serving unlimited international Premium brand drinks. Enjoy life-enriching experiences such as tango dance classes, sushi-making, and sensorial experiences.

When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Playa Del Carmen, make Paradisus Playa Del Carmen your home away from home.


 Blue Diamond Riviera Maya – Adults Only – All Inclusive

The exclusive Blue Diamond Luxury Boutique Hotel, Adults Only, All Suites, A la Carte Luxury, Wellness & Spa Resort, reflects the new upscale trends in the destination providing the utmost in personal attention with special touches, innovative design with oriental details, time to experience life and its pleasure in 36 acres of lush tropical jungle, well manicured gardens and a spectacular palm filled white sandy beaches along the turquoise – colored Caribbean Sea, offering unparalleled pampering and rejuvenation.

Built along peaceful river waterways, a mystical Mayan Cenote and the Mexican Caribbean Sea, Blue Diamond Luxury Boutique Hotel offers 128 luxurious junior suites and suites in this piece of paradise. The resort suites are a perfect mix of limestone, wood, luxury amenities fused in harmony with this natural sanctuary; each suite feature a unique characteristic to choose from: spectacular beach front casitas; private docks, ocean view roof top terraces with sun chairs, roof top infinity pools, private pools and more.

Blue Diamond Luxury Boutique Hotel offers 128 luxurious junior suites and suites. Each suite features floor-to-ceiling windows, CD players and DVD players; rooms open to spacious balconies or terraces. Beds feature premium bedding. Plasma flat screen TVs come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include separate marble bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, slippers and makeup/shaving mirrors. Rooms are equipped with wifi.

The Restaurants at the Blue Diamond Luxury Boutique Hotel reflects an exclusive, serene atmosphere, indoor or al fresco, from casual to elegant chic ambience, for an all day-dining experience. Bars and Lounges are the perfect place to savor your preferred cocktail or meet with new people, from stunning ocean view locations, chic roof top bars and café lounges.

This la carte luxury resort is all-inclusive, offering everything at your fingertips.


 Esencia, A Seaside Estate – Riviera Maya – Boutique Resort

Offering direct access to Xpu-Ha Beach, Hotel Esencia offers beautiful rooms and suites with terraces set among attractive gardens. It features a spa, 2 large outdoor swimming pools and an à la carte restaurant.

Once the home of a European duchess, the main house is the heart of Esencia. Food, wine tasting, and intimate gatherings with friends will come alive here. Located on one of the best beaches in the Riviera Maya, the hotel is brought to life by its natural surroundings and elements, Esencia explores all of life’s most unique pleasures touching on each individual’s senses. Esencia offers the soothing sound of the water with incredible views. Elegant rustic cuisine, personalized butler service and modern amenities, separate it from the rest.

Choose from 29 air-conditioned suites and rooms. Each one individually designed, with options of sea views, garden views, private pools, in-room bathtubs, his and hers sinks and luscious gardens, terraces and hammocks.
Within the resort are 10 Garden suites featuring a private solarium with a plunge pool, a living area, oversized bathrooms and Catalan showerheads.

The Garden Restaurant serves a selection of regional and international cuisine. The hotel also offers Mexican cookery classes.

The Esencia’s spa features a plunge pool, sauna and hot tub. Treatments include massage and facials.

The Riviera Maya coastline is ideal for diving and snorkeling. Guests can visit the Mayan ruins at Tulum, as well as the resort of Playa del Carmen, which can be reached within 15 minutes by car.


 UNICO 20˚87˚ Hotel Riviera Maya – Adults Only – All Inclusive

UNICO 20˚87˚ Hotel Riviera Maya is an adults-only all-inclusive luxury hotel with curated adventures and locally-infused cuisine. Set on the white beaches of Riviera Maya, the property invites guests to be immersed in the culture of the region, from in-room artwork to handcrafted details and local hosts.

The resort’s 448 lavishly appointed guest rooms boast predominately ocean views, with semi-private swim up pools on all ground floor rooms, and outdoor hydro spa tubs on all remaining rooms. Accommodations are topped off with in-room mini bars stocked for preference, Nespresso coffee machines, WiFi, 24-hour room service and more. Plus, all accommodations feature an Anfitrión, a local host, to provide an added level of personalized service, including ironing and steaming services.

Providing relaxed luxury, the resort has three unique pools and a holistic spa and wellness center. Guests can partake in an array of fitness classes including beachfront options, meditation, and yoga, or workout in the state-of-the-art gym.

For dining, the all-inclusive resort provides guests with a multi-sensory adventure. Cueva Siete showcases modern Mexican cuisine, Mi Carisa has a romantic setting with Mediterranean specialities, Mura House draws from the flavors and techniques of Asia, Inez has European dishes, and 20.87 has casual beachside dining.

You can play billiards and tennis at UNICO 20°N 87°W – Riviera Maya, and the area is popular for snorkeling.


 Hilton Playa del Carmen – All Inclusive. All New. All You.

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Welcome to the all-new Hilton Playa del Carmen—an all-inclusive, adults-only escape from the ordinary, where you’ll delight in privacy and romance amid casual elegance, comfort, and convenience. Located in the famed Riviera Maya region, and just steps away from the vibrant Fifth Avenue of Playa del Carmen, the beachfront resort features sweeping ocean views, palm-lined, white-sand beaches, and exhilarating activities.

We take pride in making you feel at home and delivering vacation experiences that are both relaxing and unforgettable. It’s time for a stress-free, all-inclusive experience that only Hilton can provide.

Over 500 all-suite accommodations, including beachfront and swim-up suites.
10 restaurants and bars featuring global cuisine and 24-hour room service.
Luxurious spa, Olympic-sized pool, fitness center, tennis court, water activities and classes.
Meeting space, including Ballroom, Boardroom and Wedding Gazebo

Relax in our light and airy all-suite accommodations featuring a private balcony, complimentary WiFi, pillow menu, mini-bar, double jetted tubs and rainfall showers. Choose one of our iconic beachfront or swim-up suites for a large living room, additional amenities and direct access to the water.

Hilton Playa del Carmen is an All-Inclusive Adult Only Resort.


 Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun – Luxury Resort

Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best for All-Inclusive Resort in Mexico, Best Romance in Mexico.

This hotel for Adults Only is located on Punta Maroma recognized as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world by The Travel Channel. This exquisite AAA Five Diamond award-winning resort is the only Secrets Resort & Spa with this recognition.

The Unlimited-Luxury is a commitment to redefining the all-inclusive experience, if you select a room with Unlimited Luxury includes: Limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining options without reservations required, Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits, Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks, 24-hour room and concierge services, room service, enjoy free Wi-Fi and all taxes and gratuities included.

The elegant suites providing 24-hour room service, daily refreshed mini-bars, and several of them with swim-out access to twelve smaller pools plus a shimmering infinity pool, gourmet dining options and chic lounges.

Experience the ultimate in pampering at this Unlimited-Luxury, adults-only paradise offering countless indulgences, delicious gourmet fare, breathtaking views and outstanding entertainment.