- All-inclusive adults-only resort with luxurious details
- Make use of extensive facilities for recreation and relaxation
- Access to a partner PADI 5-Star dive centre onsite
- Enjoy five-star luxury at this AAA Four Diamond rated resort
Royal Hideaway Playacar is a sensational five-star resort where service and style are fused into a luxurious blend that redefines the word vacation. This all-inclusive adults-only resort is recognised as one of the best in the world, due to its distinguished service and comprehensive facilities. Complete with six superb restaurants, six inviting swimming pools, an onsite spa, and seemingly endless opportunities for recreation – including scuba diving – Royal Hideaway Playacar represents the ideal option for adults seeking a relaxing break on the Riviera Maya.
About Royal Hideaway Playacar
Royal Hideaway Playacar is a five-star hotel located on the white sands of an idyllic beach on the Riviera Maya, close to key points of interest such as Playa del Carmen. This exceptional resort also holds the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating and delivers an adults-only, all-inclusive experience. When considering a luxury resort, there is no better guarantee than knowing that it forms part of the Leading Hotels of the World category thanks to the ratings earned for its distinguished service and comprehensive facilities.
This resort caters to the most discerning of guests visiting Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula with a total of six refined restaurants that range from sophisticated snacks to unparalleled interactive chef’s table experiences. Of course, Royal Hideaway Playacar’s luxurious facilities include a variety of entertainment, including six swimming pools, a spa and a fitness centre, and seemingly infinite sports and fitness opportunities – including an onsite partner dive centre run by Pro Dive International. In short, whether inside the resort’s premises or on the idyllic beach in front of the hotel, guests will find endless options for both relaxation and recreation at Royal Hideaway Playacar.
Explore the resort
This resort features a wide variety of bars and restaurants offering gourmet à la carte dinners, created by a team of professional chefs. Guests can savour traditional Mexican meals as well as imaginative chef creations that will delight the most discerning palates, transporting you to different corners of the globe without leaving your seat. And, as an all-inclusive resort, guests can enjoy unlimited meals, snacks and drinks in any of the six restaurants and three bars.
Royal Hideaway Playacar’s onsite spa provides a variety of wellness and beauty plans for both individuals and couples, while the fully-equipped fitness centre enables guests to exercise as much as they wish during their stay. Or, for those looking to enjoy the scenery, this resort’s spectacular beach is the ideal place to relax and unwind, while the preened gardens provide an exotic touch, allowing guests to experience the true colours and aromas of this tropical region.
Guests staying at Royal Hideaway Playacar will enjoy access to six separate swimming pools and a spacious solarium furnished with Balinese beds. A variety of fantastic sports facilities can be found within the establishment, including two tennis courts and one multi-purpose court, as well as watersports such as sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling, kayaking, fishing, and water aerobics. A nearby golf course is another popular attraction.
Diving from Royal Hideaway Playacar
Diving at Royal Hideaway Playacar is overseen by Pro Dive International, a PADI 5-Star dive operator and career development centre. Founded in 2003, Pro Dive International is renowned for its high standards of excellence, quality, and safety. At Royal Hideaway Playacar, the dive centre is located on the resort’s private beach and is staffed by a qualified multilingual team and instructors. A full range of scuba certification courses can be undertaken here, catering to guests of all kinds – from young children wishing to take their first breaths underwater, to recreational divers looking to turn pro or seasoned adventurers seeking a new challenge such as cave diving.
This dive centre operates up to five local dives each day, including night dives. Two dive boats are on hand to ferry guests to a variety of sites, most of which lie within a short, 15-minute trip from the beach. Extended excursions can also be organised, travelling up and down the coast to experience the likes of Playa del Carmen’s bull sharks, Yucatan’s famous cenotes, Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park, and more. Rental gear is available on site, comprising 40 individual sets produced by top-quality brands such as ScubaPro and Cressi. Additional cave diving equipment can also be rented and nitrox is free for certified guests.
- Enjoy a unique gastronomic experience with a 6 or 12 course tasting menu, designed and presented exclusively by the resort’s talented executive chef
- The Hard Rock Golf Club is located a short distance from this resort and was designed under the supervision of the famous architect, Robert Von Hagge.
Royal Hideaway Playacar has a longstanding commitment to the environment and supports the reduction and correct sorting of waste using authorised containers, as well as encouraging suppliers to purchase reusable items. It has also implemented a “clean up after yourself” programme and weekly beach and communal area cleaning brigades. The resort also preserves and manages green areas to protect local flora and fauna. Moderate use of natural resources is promoted by the resort, which delivers an environmental education programme for staff and third parties, as well as encouraging the re-use of towels in rooms to save water and energy. Royal Hideaway Playacar also encourages internal promotion and opportunities for local employment, prohibiting any kind of discrimination according to gender, race or age.
Diving in Cozumel and Playa del Carmen
Bull sharkNovember - March
Eagle rayYear round
Schooling reef fishYear round
Healthy coralsYear round
Walls & pinnaclesYear round
Caves & cavernsYear round
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