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El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel

El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel Rating: 4.5 Pearls

Located in central Playa del Carmen, the 57-apartment El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel is really two adjacent luxury properties in one, sharing facilities and amenities. Two blocks from shopping mecca Fifth Avenue, El Taj is rightly considered one of the area’s best hotels, with a private beach and beach club, a spa, a large, modern gym, and several excellent restaurants, as well as gorgeous rooms, all with private balconies and full kitchens, and some with rooftop decks and private hot tubs. It's worth being aware, however, that many of the hotel's facilities (like the restaurants and gym) are a few minutes away from the hotel.

Esencia Rating: 4.5 Pearls

The former estate of an Italian duchess, the ultra-luxurious Esencia oozes Mediterranean elegance and style. With just 29 rooms spread over 50 acres, the property feels intimate and exclusive, and shows a thorough attention to detail in everything from the services to the decor. Upscale, contemporary rooms are housed in two-story buildings set amid lush tropical grounds, and feature lots of high-end amenities, including pre-loaded iPods, Molton Brown toiletries, and in some, even private plunge pools. The gorgeous spa, excellent restaurant, and relaxing pools with ocean views are highlights.
Le Reve Hotel & Spa

Le Reve Hotel & Spa Rating: 4.0 Pearls

Right off the beach in a secluded area 15 minutes north of Playa del Carmen’s center, the 23-room Le Reve Hotel & Spa has an instantly relaxing vibe well-suited to couples and honeymooners. The boutique hotel's interiors are upscale and stylish after a 2014 makeover. Rooms have lots of special elements ranging from hand-painted tiles to plunge pools, though dim lighting can be a downside -- as can the price of cabs to and from Playa proper. However, positive features include the (unsupervised) kid’s club, pool bar, massage area, classy sports bar, and impressive gourmet restaurant menu.
Maya Villa Condo Hotel & Beach Club

Maya Villa Condo Hotel & Beach Club Rating: 4.0 Pearls

Maya Villa Condo Hotel & Beach Club is an excellent option for vacationers who want an upscale condo near the beach and bustling 5th Avenue. The heated (but tiny) swimming pool is located by the rooms, but the restaurant, fancy beach club, and sprawling fitness center are a block away. Condos are spacious and prettily decorated, especially for this price point: Full kitchens have stainless steel appliances, bathrooms include marble, and some units have rooftop terraces with ocean views and private hot tubs.
Allure Agave Acanto Hotel

Allure Agave Acanto Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls

Acanto Boutique Hotel’s 21 condo-style units are a hidden oasis from the hustle and bustle (and loud pedestrians) of La Quinta Avenida. Chic, upscale decor, including marble floors, wood furniture, and granite countertops, are a welcome contrast to the grit of the strip. While there is no bar or restaurant, the hotel provides free continental breakfasts and offers plenty of discounts at neighboring businesses. Features include a small relaxing pool and a nice rooftop barbecue area with beach views. The beach is a (very long) block away, so using the hotel’s discounted entry into a handful of nearby beach clubs is a better option.
Aventura Mexicana

Aventura Mexicana Rating: 3.5 Pearls

Located around the corner from La Quinta Avenida, the upper-mid-range Hotel Aventura Mexicana is a landscaped oasis in the middle of a busy pedestrian hot spot. This boutique is suited to couples looking for quiet romance and a convenient location. The 49 rooms are split between two sections, one for adults and one for all ages, though rooms in the latter are overdue for an update. We recommend skipping the five (long) blocks' walk to the beach and opting instead for entry to local beach clubs (the hotel offers free access at Indigo, and discounted access elsewhere). There are also free breakfast, a small spa, full-service restaurant, donation yoga studio, and weekly local market.
Las Villas Akumal

Las Villas Akumal Rating: 3.5 Pearls

Located on a pristine (and rocky) stretch of sand just a few minutes' drive south of Akumal Beach’s increasingly popular center, the 26-villa, upper-mid-range Las Villas Akumal feels miles away. Most units are bright and feature full kitchens; all have purified water jugs (as faucet water is undrinkable) and free high-speed Wi-Fi. There are also beach loungers, free kayak and snorkel rentals, drink service by the (small) pool, and a simple restaurant overlooking the bay. It's best suited for families or couples looking for a quiet getaway, though you’ll have to trade the serenity for hustle and bustle if you want easy access to entertainment and restaurants.
Las Casitas Akumal

Las Casitas Akumal Rating: 3.0 Pearls

The mid-range Las Casitas Akumal is located along the waters of northern Akumal Beach, and all 18 of its units have generous private terraces with uninterrupted views of Half Moon Bay and the leafy grounds. Ideal for small groups or families looking to self-cater, these simple house-like units feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and full kitchens with everything needed to whip up margaritas or mac and cheese. However, the prime central location brings lots of foot traffic and some noise near the entrance; if you’re looking for a more secluded escape you may want to check out Las Villas Akumal a few minutes south.
Del Sol Beachfront

Del Sol Beachfront Rating: 2.5 Pearls

This 29-unit hotel off North Akumal’s Half Moon Bay has both clean and bright bare-bones budget rooms (with mini-fridges) and fully equipped apartment-style condos. Either way, you can count on fabulous oceanfront views, simple-but-funky Mexican decor, crashing waves outside your window, and front row hammock seating for some out-of-this-world sunrises. There are a restaurant and bar with a lively scene two doors down; free bikes, kayaks, and snorkeling gear; fast and free Wi-Fi, and an on-site shop. However, if you have an aversion to clumps of seaweed on the shore, you’re better off sticking to someplace off Akumal Bay.


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