When planning your travels to the Riviera Maya one of the hardest decisions you’ll encounter will be choosing which hotel to stay at. My recent stay at Royal Hideaway Playacar has me convinced that it’s one of the best all-inclusive hotels in the area.

While I could go on for ages about the five-star service, delicious (all-inclusive) dining options, the attention to detail all around the property, the fact that there’s not only a main, large pool right on the beach but also heaps of smaller, secluded and intimate pools to enjoy… I figured that since they say “a picture is worth a thousand words” I’ll let these 20 photos convince you to book your next stay with Royal Hideway Playacar!

Enjoying the privacy at not one but two of the secluded smaller pools around the property.

The smaller pools around the property is the perfect place to take a drone-photo op! 

Looking for a cool down? Head over to the main pool where you can order a piña colada – all included in your stay!

Another fun point of the main pool is all the activities! I thoroughly enjoyed playing bingo while catching some rays at the pool. There is also contests, water aerobics and much more daily fun at the main pool.

The main pool is also a great place to catch a peaceful sunrise while most of the other guests are still asleep.

Another one of my favorite things about the property was all of the seating areas-adorned in beautiful,lush, tropical flora.

 

I used my drone to get some views of the property including the condo-style buildings that boast the guestrooms (left) and the pool area and the beach (right). The aerial perspective gives a great insight into how such a large property can feel so intimate and secluded.

What’s an all-inclusive stay in Mexico without some guac?! I loved the beachside snacks at Royal Hideaway Playacar!

 Dining at the (all-inclusive!) restaurants at Royal Hideaway Playa del Carmen is a special treat! The appetizers at Ventanas (left) were not only perfectly plated but also perfect for my palate – so delicious! And the main options at Palazzo (right) were so luxe, the lobster ravioli was my favorite!

When it came to breakfast – The Deck was my go-to option. With beautiful views of the beach, heaps of options and the freshest, most delicious fruit – you can’t go wrong!

The Deck was also the perfect place for an afternoon snack – pineapple mango pie with a side of coconut ice cream and a gorgeous view!

One of my favorite times at Royal Hideway Playacar was at dusk! The lighting was romantic and relaxing – a true treat and a real vacation!

And truthfully, in today’s day and insta-age, what’s not to love about a property with some great spaces for a good selfie?!

Things to note:

  • Royal Hideway Playacar is an adults only property.
  • A member of The Leading Hotels of the World.
  • The property boasts six swimming pools.
  • Located right on the beach, daybeds are available – with reservation, for a fee.
  • Six restaurants are available for your dining pleasure – I suggest making reservations for the entirety of your stay upon check-in.
  • Spa services are available on the property, for a fee.
  • Fitness center, tennis courts and a multipurpose court is available to all guests.
  • Wi-Fi is included and complimentary around the entire resort.
  • Daily leisure activities as well as various entertainment is available to all guests.

All in all, I can’t imagine my stay at Royal Hideway Playacar being any more perfect. The property boasts any and everything you could need to promote a relaxing vacation. From check-in to check-out you’re treated like royalty!

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