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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.
The 513 generously sized suites at The Royal have pillowtop mattresses with free pillow menus and duvets; jetted tubs large enough for two to sit side-by-side; upholstered chaise lounges; marble bathrooms with bowl sinks; WiFi; and stocked mini bars with free items.
The Royal Playa del Carmen All Inclusive Spa & Resort
All-inclusive room rates at The Royal Playa del Carmen All Inclusive Spa & Resort are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).
Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.
Food and beverages
- All buffet and à la carte 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
- Tennis lessons
- Premium and/or non-domestic beverages
- Bottled wine
- 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 with a swim-up bar and 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 5 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. WiFi is complimentary throughout the property. In addition to concierge services, a special romance concierge is on site to provide information tailored for couples.
- Number of outdoor pools - 3
- Fitness facilities
- 24-hour front desk
- Poolside bar
- Business center
- Free self parking
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Free valet parking
- Computer station
- Conference space size (meters) - 630
- Free reception
- Luggage storage
- Hair salon
- Concierge services
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Designated smoking areas
- Shopping on site
- Outdoor tennis court
- Total number of rooms - 513
- Number of floors - 4
- Number of buildings/towers - 4
- Number of bars/lounges - 5
- Full-service spa
- Swim-up bar
- Conference space
- Billiards or pool table
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Free beach cabanas
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Meeting rooms 6
- Year Built 2005
- Free pool cabanas
- Coffee shop or café
- Beach sun loungers
- Steam room
- Pool sun loungers
- Free WiFi
- Smoke-free property
- Spa services on site
- Number of restaurants - 8
- Conference space size (feet) - 6781
- Laundry facilities
- Spa tub
- Beach towels
- Television in common areas
- Wedding services
- Multilingual staff
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Free self parking, Free valet parking
- Premium bedding
- Room service (24 hours)
- Ceiling fan
- Air conditioning
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Coffee/tea maker
- Minibar (stocked, free items)
- Free bottled water
- Turndown service
- Private bathroom
- Free toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Iron/ironing board
- Pillowtop mattress
- Number of bathrooms -
- Satellite TV service
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- In-room massage available
- Daily housekeeping
- LED TV
- Rollaway/extra beds (free)
- Pillow menu
- 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. 3 freeform pools separate the wide stretch of green lawn from the white sand of the beach: 1 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.
- Pilates classes on site
- Snorkeling on site
- Free bicycles on site
- Water skiing nearby
- Golfing nearby
- Surfing/boogie boarding on site
- Fitness classes on site
- Volleyball on site
- Windsurfing nearby
- Scuba diving 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.
- Sauna in spa
- Massages on beach
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body wraps
- Body treatments
- Body scrubs
- Facial treatments
- Hydrotherapy treatments
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- In-room accessibility
Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Minimum check-in age is 18
Check-out time is noon
Children and extra beds
- Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
- Free rollaway/extra beds!
- Cribs (infant beds) are not available.
- Pets not allowed
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
- New Year's Eve gala dinner fee
- Resort fee
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We should mention
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 March 21 - April 30, 2018 in a rate plan displaying the "USD 200 resort credit" tag for travel March 21 - December 20, 2018, and receive up to USD 200 in discounts on applicable resort purchases.
Full details provided at check-in. No extra deductions will be made from the guest’s bill at time of check-out. Taxes and gratuity may not be included. Resort credit cannot be applied towards room rate or tax, and must be redeemed at time of reservation of services. No refunds for any unused portion of offer. Resort credit may not be exchanged for cash. Offer may not be combined with other discounts or promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.