The Reef 28
An adults-only cosmopolitan paradise nestled between white sand beaches and Playa's bustling strip
- Modern, sophisticated rooms with designer furnishings and romantic details
- Stunning surroundings with beaches and Fifth Avenue within walking distance
- Outstanding amenities including spa, fine dining and drinking, rooftop pool
- Exciting activities with wellness services, sports, nightclubs, and entertainment
The Reef 28 boasts a luxurious five-star ambience unique in Playa del Carmen, with chic and modern amenities and an adults-only atmosphere ideal for couples, friends, and singles alike! This boutique hotel feels miles away from the mega-resorts, with sophisticated decor, foodie-focused fine dining, and exciting everyday activities suited to every travel style. And, you'll still enjoy close access to the Yucatan Peninsula's most spectacular dive sites, PADI courses, and guided excursions. Adventurous outings include land and water-based sports, visits to archaeological sites, exploration in the cenotes, and encounters with whale sharks and bull sharks.
About The Reef 28
The Reef 28 is one of Playa del Carmen's most modern and exciting boutique hotels, boasting a chic and urbane atmosphere, adults-only facilities, exciting everyday activities, and luxurious amenities - all set in a hip downtown community right off fifth avenue. Each guest room includes designer furnishings and private terraces with ocean or city views, ideal for rest and relaxation. You'll enjoy access to scuba diving and snorkelling suited to all skill and comfort levels and a wide variety of day trips - with highlights including tropical jungles, Mayan ruins, mighty whale sharks, cenotes, and sports like tennis and golf. Throw in a rooftop pool complex, hip lounge and nightclub, and fine dining and drinking, and you’ve set the stage for a fun, social holiday with a sophisticated twist.
The Reef family of resorts proudly operates throughout Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. This renowned family of hotels focuses on high-end boutique settings, highly personalised service, and luxurious creature comforts, including fine dining, spa treatments, and exceptional facilities highlighting each hotel's unique location. No matter which of their stunning properties you choose to visit, you can expect chic and modern facilities, perfectly appointed guest rooms, spotless gardens and grounds, and activities for all - with daily excursions, on-site activities, soothing wellness services, and nightly entertainment!
Explore the resort
The Reef 28 is perfectly positioned in Playa del Carmen's tourist centre, with dining, shopping, nightlife, and beautiful beaches right at its doorstep. Plus, a stunning rooftop pool complex and lush facilities to suit every personal travel style. Each of the resort's rooms is a hip and modern oasis of calm, boasting designer details and appointed with all the little extras you'd expect from a five-star boutique hotel. If you're up for exploring, a range of regional excursions can be arranged, as well as scuba diving, guided snorkelling, and sports of all kinds. Premium rooms come with double the fun included, allowing full access to the facilities at The Reef Playacar and The Reef Coco Beach.
When you aren't busy exploring Playa del Carmen's legendary downtown or taking on the most exciting sights around Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, this is the ideal place to unwind. The resort's full-service Okom Spa offers a sumptuous menu of massage and bodywork, and complementary facilities, including a sauna, steam room, and hydrotherapy. Plus, wellness services including detox menus, guided yoga, a full-service gym, and outdoor activities like golf and tennis right at its doorstep. Modern gastronomy, global cuisine, and top-shelf drinks from the bar are the standard here, with five different restaurants and bars to choose from, including a picturesque rooftop cafe.
Diving at the Reef Marina
Playa del Carmen is a dream destination for getting scuba certified and enjoying relaxed reef diving - with calm conditions and warm, clear water. If you're up for a bit of excitement, try your hand at diving the region's plummeting walls, get up close and personal with bull sharks, and explore deep underground in the cenotes. Further flung excursions include seasonal snorkelling with whale sharks and diving on remote reefs around the Riviera Maya.
The Reef Marina offers passionate and professional scuba services throughout Mexico's Reef Resorts. This PADI 5-Star resort proudly conducts dive courses for all skill levels and daily leisure dives, led by friendly international teams of instructors and divemasters. Not to mention day trips to some of the Yucatan Peninsula's most exciting dive sites and watersports galore! You'll feel perfectly looked after whilst diving with this well-established company, thanks to their well maintained rental equipment, spacious dive boats, and patient, attentive guiding. The Reef Marina also offers attractive dive packages designed to help guests experience the region's very best dive sites, all in one trip.
- Plan at least one day for deep relaxation in the resort's soothing Okom Spa.
- Head south to Tulum for a chance to explore the world of the Maya with archaeological ruins and cenotes.
- Opt for an all-inclusive package and enjoy access to the facilities at The Reef Playacar and The Reef Coco Beach.
- Dive here between November and March for up-close encounters with bull sharks.
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
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
PADI 5-Star Resort
Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water