All-Inclusive Resort Stay on the Shores of Playa del Carmen
Guests will stay in an adults-only, all-inclusive resort just a few minutes from the city center. This vacation includes:
Included in all options:
- Round-trip airfare from 10 cities
- Alternate departure dates/gateways may be available for additional fee.
- 6 or 7 nights in a deluxe junior suite with stocked mini bar
- All meals and snacks
- Unlimited domestic beverages and select premium brands
- 24-hour room service
- Non-motorized water sports
- Daily organized activities and nightly entertainment
- Hotel taxes and gratuities<p>
Hotel at a Glance: Grand Yucatan Princess Suites
The adults-only Grand Yucatan Princess Suites is part of the all-inclusive Grand Riviera Princess Resort, and guests have access to all of the larger resort’s facilities. It might take you a while to explore them all, though—the complex comprises 12 swimming pools and three jacuzzis, two buffets, nine a-la-carte restaurants, and 10 bars with three swim-up bars among them. Luckily, there’s a free resort shuttle on hand so you can easily navigate the small kingdom.
- Specialty restaurants: Italian, Mexican, Asian fusion, seafood, fondue, grill, International, and Spanish tapas, plus a beach snack bar
- Dance all night at Areito Disco, where you can get free admission and drinks.
- Beach activities: beach volleyball, snorkeling, kayaking, and windsurfing
- Spa discounts: Guests will receive 15% off single spa services.
- Newlywed perks: Honeymooners will be treated to a complimentary package that includes a bottle of sparkling wine, a fresh fruit basket, and a room with a king-size bed (subject to availability).<p>
Playa del Carmen, Mexico: Trendy Beach Area and Diving Destination
Just across the sea from the island of Cozumel, Playa del Carmen has been called “the hippest city in all of the Yucatán Peninsula” by Lonely Planet. The laid-back beach bars and cafés have a way of converting vacationers into expats, but Playa’s most compelling draw might be its cenotes—cavernous sinkholes filled with turquoise pools. The water in the cenotes is crystal clear, particularly at the lily-pad-dotted Xlacah cenote, where you can snorkel among schools of colorful fish.
To the south, you’ll find preserved ruins of pre-Columbian cities. Tulum’s crumbling temples are situated above a dramatic ocean bluff, and Coba’s enormous pyramid rises between two lagoons. For a fun day trip, hop aboard the ferry to Cozumel, which docks [TK miles from the hotel] at the pier east of Calle 1. There are about a dozen dive shops on Cozumel, and they offer trips offshore to the reefs that Jacques Cousteau declared some of the world’s most beautiful.<p>