Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Paradisus Playa del Carmen Riviera Maya
What it is
A tropical beachfront all-inclusive with every coveted luxury, including a locally inspired spa, two lagoon pools (plus a swim-up bar), and three stunning restaurants.
What it isn't
Boring. Staffers here have curated a treasure trove of activities to indulge in at your leisure, whether you want to roll your own Cubans or hand-paint a sun hat.
What we think
When the masterminds of this blissful retreat decided to call it Paradisus, they had it exactly right. This really is paradise. And that goes for every single room type, beginning with the Roulette Room, which is a ginormous 624 square feet and tricked out with a private terrace, rain shower and soaking tub, and an overlook of the lush grounds. Of course, if you’re not in Playa del Carmen often, we recommend upgrading to the Nikté suites; guests in Nikté experience a veritable hotel within a hotel and extra perks, including a water ritual at the spa, dinner at Sal Steak Cave, and the most doting concierges in town. Our preference: The Suite Nikté Swim Up, which is…yes…a room you can swim to from the pool, should you desire. (Bonus: it has an extra spacious 839 square foot floor plan and a whirlpool tub right on your private terrace.)
You're here because
The resort maintains several adults-only restaurants and pools, while also having a topnotch kids program, The Kidstom, and (whee!) on-site waterpark.
You’ve found your bliss within the 9,000 square foot spa, but the topnotch treatments were only half of it. Sitting in your waterside cabana, listening to the waterfalls flow…this is living.
Restaurants & Bars
Sal Steak Cave - A dining experience for die hard carnivores with seasoned cuts of the finest meat
Fuego - Latin-fusion cuisine and an awesome ceviche bar in the private dining room or on the terrace overlooking the tropical gardens
Naos - Enjoy a delicious meal at our international buffet with show cooking.
A lush oceanfront pocket of Playa del Carmen that fronts Royal Beach, just an hour from Cancun International Airport.