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The Best Playa Del Carmen All Inclusive Resorts

The 10 Best All Inclusive Resorts in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Updated March 2024

Written by Vanessa Howard ⋅ Edited by Laura Schulthies ⋅ Fact Checked by Tim Rompfer

The Best Playa del Carmen All Inclusive Resorts
The Best Playa del Carmen All Inclusive Resorts

Welcome to Playa Del Carmen

Looking for a Playa Del Carmen all inclusive resort? Playa Del Carmen has been a dreamy vacation destination for decades and it certainly isn’t slowing down now. With more resorts being constructed and current hotels being updated every year, finding a great place to land is a breeze. There are a lot of options for your stay in Playa Del Carmen but an all inclusive resort makes your vacation that much easier, not to mention luxurious. Most of the all inclusive resorts here are filled to the brim with multiple restaurants, bars, lounges, entertainment, pools, activities and a top tier spa, all you have to do is check-in and enjoy! Read on for a list of our favorite Playa Del Carmen all inclusive resorts!

Looking for a Playa Del Carmen all inclusive resort? Playa Del Carmen has been a dreamy vacation destination for decades and it certainly isn’t slowing down now. With more resorts being constructed and current hotels being updated every year, finding a great place to land is a breeze. There are a lot of options for your stay in Playa Del Carmen but an all inclusive resort makes your vacation that much easier, not to mention luxurious. Most of the all inclusive resorts here are filled to the brim with multiple restaurants, bars, lounges, entertainment, pools, activities and a top tier spa, all you have to do is check-in and enjoy! Read on for a list of our favorite Playa Del Carmen all inclusive resorts!

Playa Del Carmen Map

Playa Del Carmen Map

Where to Stay in Playa Del Carmen

The Top Neighborhoods

  CENTRO

Centro is a can’t miss vital and lively tourist area in Playa del Carmen. Shops, restaurants, bars, hotels, nightclubs, and more dot the streets here. Everything is walkable, and the primary walking street is the broad La Quinta 5th Ave. It’s lined with vendors, tour shops, performers, tequila tasting rooms, and everything else you could imagine.

  THE NORTH END

Following the beach north from Centro, you’ll enter the North End after passing Ave. Constituyentes. This residential, Airbnb and condo area is quieter and has a more relaxed vibe but still provides easy walking access to Centro. If you’re renting a vacation home for a large group, this is a wonderful area as it’s on the rise. 

  PLAYACAR

Playacar is a large-scale residential development south of Centro. Great beaches, a few hotels and restaurants, and a quieter, more laid-back vibe. Golf courses, parks, and shopping centers define these “suburbs” of Playa del Carmen. It’s a fantastic area to stay in and if you’re looking for tranquility you’ll love the quiet and calm ambiance here.

  CENTRO

Centro is a can’t miss vital and lively tourist area in Playa del Carmen. Shops, restaurants, bars, hotels, nightclubs, and more dot the streets here. Everything is walkable, and the primary walking street is the broad La Quinta 5th Ave. It’s lined with vendors, tour shops, performers, tequila tasting rooms, and everything else you could imagine.

  THE NORTH END

Following the beach north from Centro, you’ll enter the North End after passing Ave. Constituyentes. This residential, Airbnb and condo area is quieter and has a more relaxed vibe but still provides easy walking access to Centro. If you’re renting a vacation home for a large group, this is a wonderful area as it’s on the rise. 

  PLAYACAR

Playacar is a large-scale residential development south of Centro. Great beaches, a few hotels and restaurants, and a quieter, more laid-back vibe. Golf courses, parks, and shopping centers define these “suburbs” of Playa del Carmen. It’s a fantastic area to stay in and if you’re looking for tranquility you’ll love the quiet and calm ambiance here.

Iberostar Tucan

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1. Iberostar Tucan

Iberostar Tucan is an excellent family friendly resort to get a taste of Mexico while living in perfect harmony with nature. This resort is surrounded by a natural ecosystem that creates a truly serene escape, allowing guests to go off the beaten path. In their extensive jungle gardens, guests might spot monkeys, peacocks, coati, birds, and even flamingos! A tropical paradise designed with local culture in mind, Iberostar Tucan sits along the stunning beaches of the Riviera Maya. Rooms offer gorgeous garden or jungle views.

Splash around with the whole family in the 4 pools or enjoy a plethora of entertainment options each day. Additional amenities include magic shows, musical acts, and comedy for all ages. The resort also offers an innovative and unique camp for kids from 4-17, Camp Star. While the kids are taken care of at camp, adults can relax at the full service spa and get an indulgent massage or facial.

Iberostar Tucan has 8 restaurants and 7 bars. Try Smoke House La Hacienda for the best cuts of meat cooked in Texas BBQ style. Don’t miss the brisket! La Góndola Italian Restaurant is a guest favorite for pizza and pasta. Check out Bonsai for sushi and other Japanese favorites. For a refreshing treat on a hot day, head to the Ice Cream Parlor and have a scoop of one of your favorite flavors.

Why We Love Iberostar Tucan

  • Family Friendly
  • 4 Swimming Pools
  • 8 Restaurants and 7 Bars
  • Camp Star – Kids and Teens Club
  • Indulgent Full Service Spa Experience
  • Natural Setting For Relaxation
  • Sports Bar
  • Stunning Beach Front Location

Platinum Yucatan Princess

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2. Platinum Yucatan Princess

This adults only all inclusive resort has an unbeatable location in the heart of the Riviera Maya on the clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Platinum Yucatan Princess is a newer resort that offers an air of sophistication with its bright, contemporary, and spacious rooms. Each room is a suite and provides luxury at its finest, including private terraces and balconies, as well as comfy bathrobes and slippers to lounge in. There are also swim-up rooms available.

One of the highlights of Platinum Yucatan Princess is the Princess Spa where you can treat yourself to a hydrotherapy circuit, enjoy a couples massage, or head to the beauty salon to be pampered. Additional amenities include 13 beautiful and sprawling swimming pools and a private beach. Tennis courts, batting cages, a golf driving range, and a full fitness center can keep you active. Nightly live music and entertainment are a mainstay at this resort, including karaoke, casino nights, and a plethora of musical performances.

There are 6 restaurants and 9 bars at the Platinum Yucatan Princess that provide exceptional cuisine and a variety of flavors. Don’t miss Koytatsu for fine Asian cuisine from Pad Thai to Teppanyaki.  Rodeo Grill offers amazing Tex-Mex such as BBQ Ribs and Grilled Salmon.  Bruschetta serves Italian favorites such as Bolognese Lasagna and Snapper Putanesca. For an additional fee, you can enjoy a meal at the onsite gourmet restaurant, Skylights, where you can savor Mediterranean flavors including Wagyu Beef, Norwegian Salmon and more.

Why We Love Platinum Yucatan Princess

  • Adults Only
  • 13 Amazing Swimming Pools
  • 6 Restaurants and 9 Bars
  • Luxurious Spa Experiences
  • Fun Karaoke and Casino Nights
  • Mariachi Bands and Cuban Musicians
  • Swim Up Suites
  • Indulgent Couples Massages And Romantic Activities

Dreams Aventuras Riviera Maya

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3. Dreams Aventuras Riviera Maya

How does unlimited luxury on a secluded bay in a charming marina village sound? Just down the road from Playa Del Carmen, the family friendly Dreams Aventuras Riviera Maya boasts luxurious guest rooms and suites with 24-hour concierge service. Each room offers a private terrace or balcony for breathtaking views of the ocean, lush gardens, or romantic sunsets.

Amenities at the Dreams Aventuras are all about luxury, with the tranquil Pevonia Spa offering a full menu of relaxing body treatments, rejuvenating therapies, and a hydrotherapy circuit. 2 outdoor pools, 2 hot tubs, a saltwater pool on the beach, and a kids waterpark will keep you cool in the sun all day long. At night, big screen movie nights on the beach and live music will keep the whole family entertained. Snorkeling, Pickleball, Beach Volleyball, and more are available for guests as well. A bonus for parents: the Kids Club provides both kids and teens with their own adventure and entertainment.

The resort has 8 restaurants and 4 bars to choose from. Enjoy El Patio for authentic Mexican cuisine or try Oceana for an adults only night out with fresh seafood and amazing ambiance. The Gohan sushi bar offers Japanese delights with a twist. Head to the Barracuda Bar for tropical drinks on the beach.

Why We Love Dreams Aventuras Riviera Maya

  • Family Friendly
  • Adults Only Swimming Pool + Kids Swimming Pool
  • 8 Restaurants And 4 Bars
  • Poolside Swim Up Bar
  • Tranquil Spa Experience
  • Adult-Only Dining Options
  • Kids Club
  • Easy Beach Access

Blue Diamond Luxury Boutique

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4. Blue Diamond Luxury Boutique

If you’re searching for a romantic getaway with a laidback atmosphere, Blue Diamond Luxury Boutique more than fits the bill. This adults only resort sits on 36 acres of jungle, beaches, and gardens. Each suite is uniquely crafted with gorgeous limestone, hand finished wood, and natural accents. Each space also has its own special feature, like a private river dock, views of a magical cenote, a private plunge pool, private terraces, and exceptional views that will leave you feeling like royalty.

Be sure to spend time relaxing at the Blue Diamond Spa where they incorporate Mayan philosophy with Asian healing practices for true inner and outer wellness. Take a traditional steam bath in the Mayan Temezcal or get a little exercise in the fitness center or swimming pool. Additional amenities include wine tastings, snorkeling and more.

Blue Diamond Luxury Boutique has 5 restaurants and bars to choose from. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Aguamarina for panoramic beach views and international cuisine. Or have a romantic night at the resort’s fine dining restaurant, Ambar.

Why We Love Blue Diamond Luxury Boutique

  • Adults Only
  • Oceanfront Swimming Pool
  • 5 Restaurants and Bars
  • Wine Tastings
  • Luxurious Traditional Spa Experience
  • Romantic Dinner And Excursion Options
  • Private Plunge Pools
  • Beach Access

Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera

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5. Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera

Widely considered one of the best adults only resorts in Playa Del Carmen, Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera is the definition of unlimited luxury. This all-inclusive, AAA Five Diamond Resort, sits on 500 acres of pristine white sand beaches, providing endless relaxation and recreation options. Relax in one of the many private nooks throughout the property, with comfortable outdoor living spaces to unwind in. Swim-out suites are available and offer private terraces with direct pool access!

Pamper yourself at the Pevonia Spa or sunbathe by the sparkling blue ocean. Additional amenities include 2 sprawling pools, one of which is a beautiful infinity pool, 2 hot tubs, a full fitness center, beach yoga, and more. If adventure is what you seek, the tour desk can set you up to explore local attractions, including deep-sea fishing and must see sites of the Yucatan and Riviera Cancun region.

This location is ideal for a romantic getaway and is perfect for creating lasting memories. Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera offers 6 a la carte gourmet restaurants, a buffet, a grill, and a cafe. Try the Barefoot Grill for a light lunch, or check out El Patio for old world ambiance and delicious Mexican fare. Himitsu offers Asian cuisine including teppanyaki, Portofino has Italian classics such as pizza and pasta, and Oceana is an excellent choice for fresh seafood.

Why We Love Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera

  • Adults Only
  • 2 Swimming Pools
  • 9 Restaurants And Bars
  • Beautiful Infinity Pool
  • Luxurious Spa Experiences
  • Desires – Music Lounge
  • Swim-Out Suites
  • Ideal Romantic Getaway

The Reef 28

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6. The Reef 28

The Reef 28 is an adults only resort that is perfect for couples, friends, and singles alike. Located in the heart of it all, The Reef 28 is nestled between the sugary white sand beaches of Playa del Carmen and bustling 5th avenue. All rooms are suites and guests can choose between an all inclusive stay or a bed and breakfast option. All suites have a chic, boutique style that screams luxury and relaxation with a private terrace and beautiful ocean views.

Enjoy the rooftop infinity pool and hot tubs or relax at the luxurious indoor pool and spa. Other amenities include an Indulgent full service spa with a free hydrotherapy session included with your all inclusive stay. You’ll also have access to Reef 28’s sister resorts The Reef Playacar & The Reef Coco Beach. There are plenty of options to keep you busy!

The Reef 28 has 2 fine dining restaurants in addition to its amazing rooftop lounge, lobby bar, and buffet restaurantCachito is the resort’s signature restaurant where you can expect a romantic atmosphere with delicious fare that embodies the Mexican culture. Try the Tzic Duck Tostadas and the Lamb Mixiote. Asiatico Restaurant offers delicious Asian cuisine including Stir Fry, Sashimi, Poke Bowls, and Thai Curries. Don’t miss Roof 28, the resort’s rooftop bar where music, a full bar, delicious food, and fun await you.

Why We Love Reef 28

  • Adults Only
  • Rooftop Infinity Pool & Hot Tubs, Indoor Spa Pool
  • 3 Restaurants and 2 Bars
  • Rooftop Bar
  • Luxurious Spa Experiences
  • Access To Sister Resorts
  • Free Hydrotherapy Sessions
  • Great Diving On Large Reef

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

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7. Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Dubbed one of the most relaxing resorts in the Riveria Maya, this AAA Five Diamond Luxury resort is perfect for anyone and everyone. The Grand Velas Riviera Maya offers three unique accommodation options so you can find the perfect fit for your needs. For a romantic escape, book Grand Class rooms with private plunge pools, jacuzzis, and terraces. Traveling with the family? Ambassador suites are available with multiple rooms and convenient access to a kids club. If you need more peace and quiet, the Zen Grand collection of suites are nestled in the jungle a short shuttle ride away with their own restaurants, Koi pond and swimming pools.

Relax or play in the resort’s 3 swimming pools, or have fun kayaking or boogie boarding in the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Yoga, Pilates and Zumba classes are available daily. Other amenities include a fitness center, a kids club, a teens club, and for adults, the SE Spa which offers a slate of treatments and 8 luxurious water experiences for your complete relaxation.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya has 8 restaurants and 6 bars, that offer plenty of dining and libation options. Try Azul for international cuisine and modern Mexican-inspired dishes with beautiful views of Playa del Carmen. Piaf offers fine French delicacies, while Luca has an extensive Italian menu and Sen Lien provides a wide variety of Asian-inspired choices. Make sure to check out Sky Bar, the rooftop lounge perfect for catching a beautiful sunset with a delicious cocktail in hand. With so many culinary options, it’s no wonder guests return time and time again.

Why We Love Grand Velas Riviera Maya

  • Options For Everyone
  • 3 Swimming Pools
  • 8 Restaurants and 6 Bars!
  • 3 Unique Experiences
  • Indulgent Spa Experiences
  • Kids Club, Teens Club, Baby Concierge
  • Karaoke Bar
  • Amazing Dining Options

Rosewood Mayakoba

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8. Rosewood Mayakoba

Out of all the Playa Del Carmen all inclusive resorts, Rosewood Mayakoba stands out due to its unique property. Covering many small islands, the property is surrounded by emerald lagoons, lush jungles, and sparkling beaches. Reach your private residence via boat and enjoy the personalized butler service that ensures your stay is even more comfortable. Suites offer private decks, lagoon or ocean views, and heated plunge pools.

The true highlight of luxury, the chic Sense Spa is located on its own private island and offers hydrotherapy experiences, massages and body treatments, a meditation garden and yoga studio, wellness courses, and more. Other amenities include 4 stunning pools each with its own theme and feel. You can also take an eco-tour to learn about the resort’s sustainability practices as well as the local flora and fauna. This is also one of the few resorts that offers pet-friendly amenities, so you won’t have to leave your furry family member behind.

There are 9 restaurants and bars at the Rosewood Mayakoba that flawlessly combine traditional Mexican fare with international cuisine. Try Aqui Me Quedo for an adults only location with a fresh street food feel. Agave Azul offers Northern Baja flavors fused with pan Asian influences. Don’t miss Pan Dulce a traditional Mexican bakery to satisfy your sweet tooth. The resort also offers numerous culinary experiences including beach barbecues and garden dinners.

Why We Love Rosewood Mayakabo

  • Family Friendly With Adults Only Sections
  • 4 Stunning Swimming Pools
  • 8 Restaurants And Bars
  • Reach Your Resident Via Boat
  • Chic Spa Experiences
  • Eco-Tour For More Sustainable Travel
  • Culinary Experiences Offered
  • Most Acclaimed Luxury Accommodation

Palafitos Overwater Bungalows

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9. Palafitos Overwater Bungalows at El Dorado Maroma

The ultimate adult-only experience for tropical bliss is found at Palafitos Overwater Bungalows at El Dorado Maroma. Offering guests unique exclusivity in private bungalows sitting directly over the turquoise waters of Maroma Beach, each bungalow features a private infinity pool, direct ladder access to the ocean, a private outdoor shower and glass bottom floors.

The resort has an amazing pool perfect for relaxing, and the world-class Naay Spa where you can get a couples massage and other treatments. Additional amenities include a full fitness center, full butler service, and indulgent beach beds exclusive to El Dorado Maroma. They also offer ultra-luxurious customizable beach picnics, dressing service before dinner, and in-bungalow full breakfast daily..

There are 6 restaurants and 5 bars on-site at the Palafitos Overwater Bungalows. Make sure to swim up to Bar 24 during your time at the pool and then get dressed up for fresh seafood at the Caribbean Grill. Be sure to grab dinner at Lima Limon Restaurant for Peruvian cuisine or head to Mio Cuccina Italiana to indulge in all your Italian favorites.

Why We Love Palafitos Overwater Bungalows

  • Adults Only
  • Luxurious Swimming Pool
  • 6 Restaurants and 5 Bars
  • Indulgent Spa Treatments
  • Dazzling Technicolor Sunsets
  • Glass Bottom Floors
  • Customizable Romantic Beach Picnics
  • In-Bungalow Dining Available

Wyndham Alltra Playa Del Carmen

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10. Wyndham Alltra Playa Del Carmen

Just steps away from lively and vibrant Fifth Avenue, the adults only Wyndham Alltra Playa del Carmen welcomes guests to recharge and relax. Rooms at the Wyndham Alltra feature plush bedding, floor-to-ceiling windows, and private balconies or terraces with bistro tables and chairs. Many rooms feature fabulous ocean views and a few select suites are walk-out ocean rooms.

The Wyndham Alltra offers several pool options including a rooftop pool perfect for taking in picturesque Playa del Carmen, and a sprawling oceanfront pool by the beach. Additional amenities include the Aura Spa, where couples can experience tranquility with treatments such as chocolate body wraps. Try your hand at snorkeling or diving or enjoy games and nightly entertainment options including live music and dance performances. If you want to take your personal workouts to a new level, make sure to visit the fully equipped world-class fitness center. Yoga and aerobics classes are offered daily.

There are 6 restaurants and 5 bars at Wyndham Alltra that will delight you with numerous cuisine options and delicious tropical cocktails. Grab lunch at Off The Hook, a fun rooftop hotspot known for fresh sushi rolls and a variety of raw seafood. For authentic Mexican cuisine, you can’t do better than Zarape. Guests can also enjoy a tropical drink right on the beach at Las Olas Bar.

Why We Love Wyndham Alltra Playa Del Carmen

  • Adults Only
  • Beachfront Pool & Rooftop Pool
  • 6 Restaurants and 5 Bars
  • Indulgent Spa Treatments – Chocolate Body Wraps
  • Easy Beach Access
  • Walk-Out Ocean Front Rooms Available
  • Beach Bar
  • Nightly Live Entertainment

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This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. James Holster says:

    Playacar is still our favorite place to stay in the area, but we’ll have to check out some of these other places.

  2. Allie Lavelle says:

    This list makes it really hard to just choose one! Thank you for providing this.

    1. Daniel says:

      Happy to help!

  3. Anna T. says:

    I wish I could stay at all of these…they all look amazing. I’m going to try to convince my husband to book us at the Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera for our next anniversary. Thank you for this great list!

  4. Mirta Mendez says:

    I would like to have information about all inclusive resorts in Playa del Carmen, please and thanks.

    1. Daniel says:

      Take a look at our wonderful guide above.

  5. Donna says:

    Incredible list! So glad we found this. We’ve stayed at the Secrets Aura in Cozumel but the one in Playa looks even better. Can’t wait to visit this winter!

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