Playa del Carmen

Royal Hideaway Playacar

Randi Redmon
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Why We Love It

  • Luxury adult-only resort on the beachfront, five minutes from Playa del Carmen
  • The AAA-4-Diamond property is an idyllic backdrop for honeymooners
  • Try kayaking, windsurfing, water aerobics, or swim in one of six pools
  • Multitude of a la carte restaurant options, all meals and premium brand beverages are included

Map & Directions

It's just under an hour by taxi from Cancun Airport, and the center of Playa del Carmen is about a 10-minute drive away. Valet parking is available at the resort.

Rooms & Rates

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Royal Hideaway Playacar is an adult-only AAA 4-Diamond beach resort, set on a quieter stretch of the Riviera Maya coastline. Popular Playa del Carmen is a short drive away, and it's 45 minutes from Cancun. On-site, there are activities, restaurants and pools galore -- Condé Nast Traveler is especially impressed, noting that "too much of a good thing - as Mae West maintained - can be wonderful."

Guests can try their hand at any number of sporting activities, including kayaking, windsurfing and water aerobics, or relax by one of the six pools (two with sea views) or on the palm-fringed beach.

For meals, there are six restaurants to choose from, ranging from the romantic Palazzo Italian restaurant; Spices, which serves Mexican and Caribbean food; and Club Royale, which holds weekly dinner shows. Most restaurants have a formal dress code and require reservations. It is recommended that you make reservations one week before arrival to secure the best seating times. There’s also a spa, complete with steam room, sauna and gym.

The rooms are spacious and open onto terraces overlooking the gardens or ocean. All are decorated in Spanish style, with dark-wood furniture and marble floors. A coffee maker and a mini fridge are provided and guests are greeted with a fresh fruit basket in their rooms on arrival. The Duplex Suites are spread over two floors with ample living space and a king-size bed.

From the press:
  • "Food is above par for an all-inclusive resort" -- Travel + Leisure
  • "Service is second to none" -- Fodor's



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Butler service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 1pm.

Children and additional guests: This is an adult-only resort, children under 13 are not permitted.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Guests booking the Travelzoo rate for stays 3 nights or longer will receive up to $200 in resort credits. The credit breakdown is as follows: $100 towards private dining at the Chef's Table for two, two $25 vouchers towards premium wine, one $50 spa credit. All credits are per stay.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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