HOT DEAL ALERT! Book an all-inclusive Transat package - Receive up to a $100 Gift Card & more. View offer.

Royal Playa del Carmen

Resort Map
  • Overview
  • Reviews
  • What's Included
  • All Inclusive Features
  • Facilities
  • Accommodations
  • Restaurants & Bars
  • Spa
  • Weddings
  • Bonus
Our Opinion

This is a great resort for couples looking for a romantic getaway. The property itself is incredible. Unlike other major resorts within the Riviera Maya strip, this one diverts away from the large style properties. All of the service staff are eager to please and are incredibly helpful and attentive. There are plenty of activities offered both during the day and night, so there is no shortage of things to do.


Travel Ambassadors - Vacation Couple

We recently sent our Travel Ambassadors to the Royal Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Mexico. Here is their video...


Overview

Experience the luxury and refinement of the five-star adults-only Royal Playa del Carmen! Set along the stunning Coco Beach, the finest in the Mayan Riviera, it boasts an outstanding location only steps away from the charming town of Playa del Carmen and its bars, shops, and entertainment. Revel in the supreme comfort of spacious and elegantly decorated suites with high ceilings, enjoy fine dining in beautiful surroundings, or relax at the hotel's spa. Finally, benefit from an array of special services and amenities that will make you feel like royalty at Royal Porto Real Resort & Spa. 

Location: Ideally located on Coco Beach, 45 min from the Cancun airport.


Highlights
  • Adults only
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel
  • Awarded with the "AAA Four Diamond Award"
  • Room service 24 hours a day
  • Three swimming pools
  • "SPAzul"

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • DeniseKristine : Wayne, New Jersey
A fantastic vacation!

If you want an affordable, luxury stay in Playa Del Carmen, look no further than The Royal! As "corny" as it may sound, from beginning to end, we really did feel like royalty. To start, we were greeted at check-in with smiles, kindness, and champagne. This trend continued throughout our stay (we literally did not come into contact with ONE Royal employee who was not friendly and efficient and went above and beyond to ensure we were happy). The grounds: simply beautiful. We had a garden-view room that was conveniently close to El Meditereanno bar/restaurant, the Coffee House, and the resort's "quiet pool". We did not have to walk far to access the resort's restaurants/bars/beach or larger pool area. Everything was steps away and so inviting. For an "all-inclusive" adult-only resort, we were truly amazed by the amount of food and beverage options (and how delicious they were) available. You will NOT have a bad meal at the Royal; in fact, in the 7 days we stayed, we had to actively work hard to try each of the options, since there were so many! For foodies like us, this was a fun task, of course!!!As mentioned earlier, the service was impeccable and friendly. We were constantly greeted with smiles and kindness. We never waited long for drinks/food/housekeeping. You can tell that the people that work at The Royal take their work very seriously, and probably even enjoy it very much. They make you feel most welcome! Activities: There is no shortage of things to do at The Royal. Every day, there were a number of events going on at the main pool (bingo, volleyball, dancing lessons, spontaneous food offerings, etc.) that were incredibly fun. Prizes were even given out to contest winners, and guests really had fun with it! The staff that facilitated these daily poolside events was hilarious and wonderful (I think they were called The Royal's "sports staff"?)--they deserve this shoutout! Also, while on the beach, you can find jet-skiing, parasailing, and other fun activities steps away. We chose to jet-ski for $65 per person (30 mins)--a small price to pay for a great time out on the water. Also, every night, there was a new "show" down in the lobby area. Guests receive an event calendar upon check-in, and I can't tell you how helpful this is, because we found ourselves referring to it every day/night to see what fun things were in store! They are really on top of their game at The Royal. Everyday is a new adventure! Cleanliness: The resort is absolutely immaculate. I would especially like to thank Yeni Madrigal (turn down service) who made our room romantic and inviting each night with the candles, rose petals and adorable towel animals! Our housekeeper was also exceptional (though I cannot remember her name unfortunately). Plus, the countless members of the Royal Playa del Carmen staff who assisted us as servers, bartenders, lobby/suite staff---all were remarkably efficient and kind. Regarding cleanliness, the one and only small problem we had during our stay had to do with a number of tiny ants in our room--mostly gathering if food was left out or near the sink--but I would not even consider this a "CON" of our stay, since it was otherwise SO fantastic. When we noticed the ants, we simply called down to housekeeping and they brought up some "RAID" bug spray to our room and we refrained from leaving food out. Problem solved. I don't expect any tropical resort in the rainy season to have zero bugs, so this was not at all an inconvenience. It was minor. To make a big deal of this would be crazy in my book! I can go on and on, but this review is really long already, so I will summarize all this by saying, we absolutely LOVE the Royal Playa del Carmen and will be telling all our friends/family to stay there. It was an unforgettable trip!

  • AliCrei :
Fantastic experience!

My sister and I stayed at this hotel for a week and we loved every second. The staff are excellent, restaurants are brilliant for all meals and the rooms are comfortable and beautifully maintained, we came back to a new treat every day! The grounds are lovely, there's always something going on at the pool and the evening entertainment was awesome. It's also really close to 5th Avenue for all the shops and restaurants so if you do want to venture out you can do so easily.Couldn't recommend this place more!

  • Ben B : Plymouth, Minnesota, United States
Great all inclusive for destination wedding

My wife and I attended a destination wedding at the Royal and were very impressed by all aspects of the resort. The rooms were fantastic. The food and drink was the best I have ever had at an all inclusive. The best aspect though was the service. Friendly, attentive and respectful staff made it a perfect spot. Juan Jose was especially helpful to our party.

  • Aleksandar N : Glasgow, United Kingdom
The place feels like paradise

Very friendly stuff, gorgeous view and stunning beach. A lot of activities around. All the restaurants are really good with high quality food. They have a different programs about entertaining, though I think the resort could even do better. I definitely recommend this place.

  • katymacncheese : Austin, Texas
Perfect Vacation!

Everything about our stay at The Royal was exceptional! All of the staff was so friendly and accommodating. Our favorite waiter, Joel took care of us every morning for breakfast, and our favorite bartenders, Alexander, Reyes, and Mario took care of us every evening! All of the food was delicious, can't say enough good things about our stay.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Buffet or a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • All drinks (domestic beer and cocktails, select international brands, house wine with meals)
  • Tequila, wine, martini and coffee tasting sessions once a week by professional Tequila and wine sommelier & bartender
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly shows
  • 24 hr room service
  • Unlimited Domestic & selected International drinks
  • In-room mini-bar stocked w/water, soft drinks & beer
  • Personalized check-in w/welcome cocktail & cool towel
  • Bottle of wine in room
  • Upgraded amenities & beach towels in room
  • Turn-down service
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal boats
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Pool table
  • Ping pong and board games
  • Gym
  • Aerobics
  • Yoga
  • 513 spacious and elegantly appointed suites 
  • 7 Restaurants
  • Snack bar
  • 4 Bars including a Swim-up bar
  • Tequila and cigar lounge
  • 3 Pools
  • Tennis courts
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Gift shop
  • Spa (fee)
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • Medical services (fee)
  • Business centre (fee)

Royal Junior Suite

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Garden view or ocean view available
  • In-suite double-size jetted tub
  • Spacious furnished terrace or balcony
  • Hammock
  • 42-inch LED TV with satellite programming 
  • In-suite mini bar with beer, soft drinks, and snacks
  • Royal Bed options
  • Spacious closet
  • Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Telephone with voicemail
  • Iron, and ironing board
  • Marble bathroom
  • Double vanity
  • Hair dryer
  • Alarm clock with MP3 player dock
  • DVD/CD player
  • Individual climate controlled air conditioning and ceiling fan
  • Maximum occupancy 4 people

Royal Junior Suite Swim-up

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Ocean view 
  • Swim out 
  • In-suite double-size jetted tub
  • Spacious furnished terrace
  • Hammock
  • 42-inch LED TV with satellite programming 
  • In-suite mini bar with beer, soft drinks, and snacks
  • Royal Bed options
  • Spacious closet
  • Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Telephone with voicemail
  • Iron, and ironing board
  • Marble bathroom
  • Double vanity
  • Hair dryer
  • Alarm clock with MP3 player dock
  • DVD/CD player
  • Individual climate controlled air conditioning and ceiling fan
  • Maximum occupancy 4 people

Royal Junior Suite Beachfront Walkout

  • 1 king bed 
  • Ocean view 
  • In-suite double-size jetted tub
  • Spacious furnished terrace
  • Hammock
  • 42-inch LED TV with satellite programming 
  • In-suite mini bar with beer, soft drinks, and snacks
  • Royal Bed options
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Pillow menu
  • Spacious closet
  • Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Telephone with voicemail
  • Iron, and ironing board
  • Marble bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Double vanity
  • Hair dryer
  • Alarm clock with MP3 player dock
  • DVD/CD player
  • Individual climate controlled air conditioning and ceiling fan

Royal Junior Suite Swim-up Beachfront Walkout

  • 1 king bed 
  • Ocean view 
  • Swim up
  • Private cabana
  • Priority access to Chef's Plate restaurant
  • Nespresso machine
  • Bose sound system
  • In-suite double-size jetted tub
  • Spacious furnished terrace
  • Hammock
  • 42-inch LED TV with satellite programming 
  • In-suite mini bar with beer, soft drinks, and snacks
  • Royal Bed options
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Pillow menu
  • Spacious closet
  • Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Telephone with voicemail
  • Iron, and ironing board
  • Marble bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Double vanity
  • Hair dryer
  • Alarm clock with MP3 player dock
  • DVD/CD player
  • Individual climate controlled air conditioning and ceiling fan

Royal Master Suite

  • 2 bedrooms 
  • Living area
  • Guest half-bath
  • Counter top bar
  • Dining area
  • Private cabana
  • Priority access to Chef's Plate restaurant
  • Nespresso machine
  • Bose sound system
  • In-suite double-size jetted tub
  • Spacious furnished terrace
  • Turn down service with aromatherapy
  • Hammock
  • 42-inch LED TV with satellite programming 
  • In-suite mini bar with beer, soft drinks, and snacks
  • Royal Bed options
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Pillow menu
  • Spacious closet
  • Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Telephone with voicemail
  • Iron, and ironing board
  • Marble bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Double vanity
  • Hair dryer
  • Alarm clock with MP3 player dock
  • DVD/CD player
  • Individual climate controlled air conditioning and ceiling fan
  • Maximum occupancy 4 people

Royal Master One Bedroom Suite Oceanfront

  • Living area
  • Ocean views
  • Guest half-bath
  • Counter top bar
  • Dining area
  • Private cabana
  • Priority access to Chef's Plate restaurant
  • Nespresso machine
  • Bose sound system
  • In-suite double-size jetted tub
  • Spacious furnished terrace
  • Turn down service with aromatherapy
  • Hammock
  • Telescope
  • Video game system
  • 42-inch LED TV with satellite programming 
  • In-suite mini bar with beer, soft drinks, and snacks
  • Royal Bed options
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Pillow menu
  • Spacious closet
  • Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Telephone with voicemail
  • Iron, and ironing board
  • Marble bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Double vanity
  • Hair dryer
  • Alarm clock with MP3 player dock
  • DVD/CD player
  • Individual climate controlled air conditioning and ceiling fan

Royal Presidential Suite

  • Ocean views
  • Rooftop bar
  • Private cabana
  • Priority access to Chef's Plate restaurant
  • Nespresso machine
  • Bose sound system
  • In-suite double-size jetted tub
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Turn down service with aromatherapy
  • Hammock
  • Telescope
  • 42-inch LED TV with satellite programming 
  • In-suite mini bar with beer, soft drinks, and snacks
  • Royal Bed options
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Pillow menu
  • Spacious closet
  • Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Telephone with voicemail
  • Iron, and ironing board
  • Marble bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Double vanity
  • Hair dryer
  • Alarm clock with MP3 player dock
  • DVD/CD player
  • Individual climate controlled air conditioning and ceiling fan

Restaurants

Asiana

  • A la carte for lunch and dinner
  • Asian cuisine

Rincon Mexicano

  • A la carte for lunch and dinenr
  • Mexican

El Mediterraneo

  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Mediterranean

Maria Marie

  • A la carte for dinner
  • Mexican - French fusion

Chef's Plate

  • A la carte for dinner
  • International
  • Only available to guests staying in categories in or above Royal Junior Suite Oceanfront
  • Reservations required
  • Semi-formal dress is required for dinner (long trousers and t-shirts with sleeves for gentlemen)

Spice

  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • International

Pelicanos

  • A la carte for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Caribbean fusion

Royal Coffee House

  • Coffee shop

Bars

  • Tequileria and Cigar Club
  • Pool and Swim up Bar
  • Lobby Bar
  • Pelicanos Beach Bar

Royal Playa Del Carmen offers the following SPAzul facilities and treatments:

Facilities

  • Massage rooms
  • Beauty salon
  • Gym
  • Whirlpool bath
  • Sauna

Massages

  • Relaxing massage
  • Sports massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Purifying massage
  • Four hands massage
  • Ancient stone massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Reflexology massage

Facial treatments

  • Deep cleansing facial
  • Men's facial
  • Luminous "C" and Sea facial
  • Hydration facial
  • Purifying facial
  • Acupressure facial

Wraps

  • Seasonal fruit and honey body pack
  • Herbal infusion wrap
  • Hydration wrap
  • Chocolate wrap
  • Marine algae wrap
  • Chicxulub clay and banana leaf wrap

Other treatments

  • Body exfoliation
  • Manicure, pedicure
  • Hair styling
  • Make up
  • Hair removal

Bonus! -Receive access to all facilities to sister resort Gran Porto Real (next door) and other Real Resorts in Cancun. Transportation not included.

Discount! - Guests enjoy a 50% discount off list price of Moet & Chandon champagne.

Honeymoon Bonus - Receive a bottle of sparkling wine in room, room upgrade (subject to availability), sweetheart cake for two, and discounts on spa treatments.

Wedding Packages - Wedding packages are available. Please inquire for details.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

Resort Location Map


  • Royal Playa del Carmen
    Riviera Maya,Mexico

  • Hotel Contacts
  • Extra Info
  • Disclaimer
The Royal Playa del Carmen
Constituyentes Avenue #2, Playa del Carmen 77780 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

Escapes.ca makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. Escapes.ca is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.