I had a very good impression seeing my room, the villas's garden and Said's smile when he greeted me. I spent 7 days in Playa. I can say that the hostel is a really good place for anyone wanting to relax and have a beautiful beach not far.
This farm stay is located in Playa del Carmen (Playacar), close to the beach, Playacar Golf Club, Playa del Carmen Main …More
Our unit was amazing. Nicely furnished, kitchen fully stocked with blender, microwave, dishes, everything we could need. The only thing we wished for were more/better towels.
If being ocean front is not a priority for you this is a GREAT value. We were across the street from the beach so it was great.
This resort on Mexico's Riviera Maya is 300 meters (300 yards) from the beach and 1 km (one half-mi) from downtown Playa del …More
Pros: Beach has no rocks great sand and perfect water temp. The Ala carte meals are outstanding (though the beef is not the quality americans are used to). Excellent service, lots of fun things to do for free (Zumba, beach volleyball and soccer, mini golf, video games, pool, air hockey, fussball, ping pong, computer access, sports bar and doing shots of Tequilla to name a few.
Cons: the food at the buffets is fair to good and there is no air conditioning in them. The booze quality is poor but the quantity is endless. The beds and pillows in the rooms could use improvement. It is a big place and the walking bothers some but not us. The elite club presentation takes forever (3-5 hrs) so avoid it unless you want to come back every other year or more. Though the massages we got for going were great. We never went until this year when a member convinced us it was a good deal and ultimately we agreed, IF you want do a Sandos vacation almost every year. We decided we did.
Conclusion: This was our 7th trip to the area and 4th to this resort so we finally joined the elite club, their vacation club which makes the Booze, beds, pillows and meals Much, Much better, especially the hard liquor. I think it will save us money when we come at the busier times Feb - early May and makes this a 5 star experience instead of a solid 4 star. For the money this is a great place, if you don't want to swim in the ocean go to Sandos Carcoal.
Jim from Seattle WA. area
This 5-star all-inclusive beachfront resort is in the heart of the Riviera Maya, in Playa del Carmen.More
This is our 2nd time at The Reef. This time we stayed 8 nights. We love the staff and how quaint the resort is. It's very tropical feeling and small which is everything we wanted. We stayed in the same room as our last trip and can't wait to go back again next year. We have made so many friends that we all look to travel back at the same time. If you are looking for a resort that isn't big with a tropical look & feel with staff that will bend over backwards for you then this is your place. My only recommendation would be to add another restaurant that you don't have to pay a little extra for. Other than that this place is perfect!
Dawn from Piscataway, NJ
Located in Playa del Carmen, just a few steps away from the main street, the 5th Avenue, and nearby the ferry to Cozumel, 10 …More