Book your room at The Royal Playa del Carmen All Inclusive Spa & Resort
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Riviera Maya hub
Set along the Caribbean, this Riviera Maya resort offers relaxation on the private beach and quick access to the shops, restaurants, and nightlife of Playa del Carmen; popular Fifth Avenue is 1 block away.
Food and beverages at all restaurants, snack bars, and bars; wine and tequila tasting sessions; water sports such as snorkeling; and nightly live entertainment are all included in the Royal's room rates.
Generously sized suites at The Royal have pillowtop mattresses and duvets; jetted tubs large enough for two to sit side-by-side; upholstered chaise lounges; and marble bathrooms with bowl sinks.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).
Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.
Food and beverages
- All meals, snacks, and beverages included
- 24-hour room service
- In-room minibar (all beverages included)
- Meals and beverages at companion properties
Activities and facilities/equipment
- Surfing/boogie boarding
- Fitness facilities
- Onsite entertainment and activities
- Onsite live performances
- Motorized water sports
- Premium and/or non-domestic beverages
- Airport transfers
- Laundry/dry cleaning services
- Spa/beauty facilities and services
- Offsite tours
- Transportation to offsite activities
This resort mixes the columns and low white buildings of a classic Mediterranean style with the painted, carved decorations and mariachi-band sculptures of a Mexican hacienda style. Because the buildings do not block the sun, guests can bask by the pool or on the private beach right up until sunset. To cool off, they can lie on in-water chaise lounges or jump into either of 3 freeform pools, 1 whose swim-up bar has swing seating. Butlers stroll through pool and beach areas with books, magazines, sunscreen, and drinks.
A fitness center features cardio and strength-training equipment and is divided by a glass wall from a studio for Pilates and spinning classes. The lobby contains billiard tables; billiards and Ping-Pong also can be played in the 24-hour VIP Lounge.
8 restaurants offer a wide variety of cuisine, including the Chef's Plate, with multi-course meals where guests can discuss dishes with the chef and wines with the sommelier. Cocktails are available at 6 bars — including 1 with nightly music. 24-hour room service is provided.
A business center provides computers, fax machines, office supplies, and high-speed Internet access. Wireless Internet access is complimentary throughout the property. In addition to concierge services, a special romance concierge is on site to provide information tailored for couples.
- Poolside bar
- Swim-up bar
- Spa services on site
- Spa tub
- Steam room
- Business center
- 24-hour front desk
- Hair salon
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Tennis on site
- Number of bars/lounges - 6
- Free breakfast
- Concierge services
- Fitness facilities
- Full-service spa
- Pool umbrellas
- Billiards or pool table
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Number of outdoor pools - 2
- Computer station
- Rooftop terrace
- One meeting room
- Luggage storage
- Health club
- Total number of rooms - 513
- Express check-in
- Arcade/game room
- Laundry facilities
- Designated smoking areas
- Number of floors - 4
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Multilingual staff
- Free valet parking
- Year Built 2005
- Beach umbrellas
- Beach sun loungers
- Pool sun loungers
- Beach towels
- Indoor tennis court
- Free self parking
- Shopping on site
- Number of buildings/towers - 4
- Coffee shop or café
- Wedding services
- Free WiFi
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Number of restaurants - 8
- Television in lobby
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Free self parking, Free valet parking
- DVD player
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Premium bedding
- Room service (24 hours)
- Ceiling fan
- Air conditioning
- Climate control
- Free bottled water
- Coffee/tea maker
- Minibar (stocked, free items)
- Turndown service
- Private bathroom
- Free toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Jetted bathtub
- Shower only
- Iron/ironing board
- In-room safe
- Pillowtop mattress
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- In-room massage available
- Free newspaper
- Daily housekeeping
- Pillow menu
- LCD TV
- Rollaway/extra beds (free)
- Cable TV service
- Free WiFi
Where to Eat
Chef's Plate Restaurant - International cuisine with a menu that changes daily. Guests linger to discuss dishes with the chef and wine with the sommelier. Open for dinner. This restaurant is available for guests staying in Royal Junior Suite Ocean Front and upper categories (reservation required).
Reservations are not required at any restaurants; dress is casual (wet clothes are not allowed). Guests are also allowed to dine without charge at all restaurants at companion property, Gran Porto Real Resort & Spa, across the street
Maria Marie - Specializes in Mexican-French fusion cuisine. Features murals by Mexican artists. Open for dinner.
Spice - Innovative international cuisine with show-cooking stations. Buffets and à la carte menu. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Ocean views.
Pelicanos - Oceanfront setting for a la carte Caribbean/seafood fare. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Asiana - Asian cuisine. Buffets and à la carte menu. Features teppanyaki cooking in front of diners. Open for lunch and dinner.
Tapas and Pinxos - Featuring cuisine of Northern Spain and the Basque region. Open for dinner.
24-Hour VIP Lounge - Wide selection of appetizers, snacks, and alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. Billiards and Ping-Pong tables.
La Tequileria and Cigar Club - Guests can sample more than 80 Mexican tequilas while watching cigar makers hand-roll cigars.
Lobby Bar - Margaritas and martinis. Full bar. Also in the lobby is the Royal Martini Bar and a wine-tasting corner.
Trade Winds - Poolside and swim-up bar with swing seating. Snacks, beverages, and cocktails. Evening music and dancing. Another swim-up bar can be found at the second pool.
Room service - Available 24 hours. Delivery and pick-up are done through discreet boxes built into the wall next to guestroom doors.
The resort provides daily entertainment, which incluces games, actitivies, live music in the lobby bar, and live shows with music and dancing. Once a week a professional tequila and wine sommelier and bartender leads tequila, wine, martini, and coffee tasting sessions.
Nearby Things to Do
This oceanfront resort offers beach volleyball and nonmotorized water sports, including snorkeling. Introductory scuba-diving lessons are held in a diving pool. Three freeform pools separate the wide stretch of green lawn from the white sand of the beach: one is the center of pool and poolside activities, such as bingo; another has a lap lane and is intended for quieter pursuits. Tennis courts are on the roof. Beach palapas are provided; plenty of lounge chairs are available on the sand or by the pool.
Use of the hotel's bicycles is complimentary. A fitness center is on site, with classes including aerobics and Pilates. The on-site spa features a steam room, sauna, cold plunge, and spa tubs that are complimentary to all guests; spa treatments at the SPAzul can be booked (surcharge).
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Golfing nearby
- Scuba diving nearby
- Water skiing nearby
- Personal motorized watercraft on site
- Windsurfing nearby
- Free bicycles on site
- Aerobics on site
- Pilates classes on site
- Snorkeling on site
- Surfing/boogie boarding on site
- Volleyball on site
- Yoga classes/instruction on site
- Bicycle rentals nearby
The Royal Playa del Carmen All Inclusive Spa & Resort features SPAzul, a full-service spa offering hydrotherapy treatments, body scrubs and wraps, facial treatments, manicures and pedicures, massages, a boutique, and a sauna. The elegant facilities are divided into men’s and women’s areas, and individual lockers, robes and sandals are provided.
- Massages on beach
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body wraps
- Body scrubs
- Hydrotherapy treatments
- Sauna in spa
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible bathroom
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible parking
- In-room accessibility
- Roll-in shower
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Minimum check-in age is 18
Special check-in instructions:
Check-out time is noon
Children and extra beds
- Children under 18 years old are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 or older are welcome.
- Free rollaway/extra beds!
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Minimum guest age is 18
Caters to adults only
No cribs (infant beds) available
Student groups on spring break are not allowed.
- New Year's Eve gala dinner fee
- Resort fee
We should mention
This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December. Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property.
Book a stay in a valid Royal room category and receive the following benefits:
- 1 hour use of a BMW Mini Cooper per stay
- Exclusive access to Chef's plate, a gourmet international haute cuisine dining experience
- Bottle of Champagne in suite on arrival (valid for Presidential Suite, 1 King Bed, Private Pool, Ocean View Royal bookings)