The Royal Playa del Carmen Resort

When we booked our anniversary trip to Mexico, I had no idea the luxury we were in for. I always use Expedia for package deals on flights and hotels combined with airport transfers. We got a great deal plus earning more Expedia points for future travel.

The Resort
The Royal Playa del Carmen resort just blew me away. I mentioned on Friday in my Mexico highlights post that the resort was more gorgeous than I ever expected. I apologize in advance for this picture heavy post but I want to share all the beautiful details of this pristine resort.

The Room
We didn't have an upgraded room, just a regular junior sweet and the room was much bigger than expected with a full size Jacuzzi and a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival, which were all a sweet surprise. The bed was extremely comfortable and the fully stocked mini bar was a fun addition. I definitely made use of all the water bottles but never touched the liquor bottles, surprisingly!


The Pool
The resort has several different pools. We spent most of our days lounging by the pool and meeting so many couples from around the world. The swim-up bar is always a hit and I loved how crystal clean these pools were compared to other all-inclusives I've stayed at which were a little sketchy.

The Beach
The beach was gorgeous decorated with private cabanas and plenty of different water sports. The ocean was a little rough the weekend we were there so we spent less time on the beach and more time by the pool but it's a really beautiful white sand beach to take a stroll along.

The Restaurants & Bars
The resort has 7 restaurants and 5 bars/lounges. We made sure to try the cuisine at all of the restaurants whether it was for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The food was amazing and not one meal went un-enjoyed. The quality and selection of the cuisine is just one of the things I think makes this resort top-class.

Oriental Cuisine

 "Show Cooking" Cuisine

The Coffee House
Amazing cold brews every morning.

El Mediterraneo

Caribbean Fushion

Rincon Mexicano
Traditional Mexican dishes from different regions of Mexico.

Tequileria & Cigar Bar

Maria Maria
French-Mexican Fusion Cuisine

24/7 Room Service
We started off every morning with some coffee from the Coffee House and then breakfast at one of the restaurants except one morning we opted for breakfast in bed. We ordered room service one other time for a late night meal and the service is quick even at that time of the night.

Hands down the most gorgeous resort we've stayed at! K and I are already thinking of returning next year. We met so many couples that return every year which is a testament in itself about how amazing The Royal Playa del Carmen is.

I definitely recommend this resort for destination weddings and honeymoons. It has everything you would need for a luxurious vacation!


  1. What a beautiful place! I had a friend that stayed there for her honeymoon years ago and LOVED it!

  2. Oh my gosh - you could spend a week there and still not get to experience everything the resort has to offer!! Looks like it's own little city and it's so beautiful! I love all the pools and restaurants that they have - it looks amazing! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. This resort looks absolutely gorgeous! I love the pool and that bar with the swings, so fun! Glad to hear you guys had such an amazing time and I think I need to add this to my must visit list! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  4. well i totally get why you'd want to go back! i love me an all inclusive. it's the ultimate way to relax because you have to think about pretty much nothing else other than enjoying the moment. all the restaurants look awesome, and cold brew? yes!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  5. So this resort is amazing and Im fairly certain Im sold on it for next year. Booking in August!

  6. Wow that resort is gorgeous!! Sounds like it was a wonderful vaca.

  7. This resort looks absolutely amazing, and even better that you got such an amazing deal on it! I wish that I was relaxing on one of those cabanas right now! It sounds a lot better than a working Monday!

  8. Those pictures have me wanting to book a stay too!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!
    I am so glad you guys enjoyed yourselves. Happy Anniversary!

  9. This looks amazing and is making me want to be on my honeymoon all over again!!

  10. Amazing!! I've heard good things about this resort before and now you have sealed the deal! So thrilled you had a great time and such a beautiful resort to stay at!

  11. What a stunning resort and great way to celebrate your anniversary!

  12. All inclusives are our favorite, I love not having to worry about the cost of food and drinks adding up. This resort looks heavenly, and cold brew coffee?! Yes please <3
    Green Fashionista

  13. This looks AMAZING! What a fantastic way to celebrate your anniversary!

  14. This looks amazing!! I love the architecture of the hotel!! It looks gorgeous! Do you have to reserve the beach cabanas or how does that work?? I could easily hang out at the pool all day though. I love that room included a jacuzzi and wine. That sounds like the perfect vacation, but add in all the extras? Totally a win.

  15. What a beautiful resort. So random the jacuzzi in the middle of the room. Never seen that before! And the food..... yummmmmmm

  16. I've heard SO many good things about this resort, so I'm glad to hear you loved it too! Definitely going to keep it in mind for a future trip. :)

  17. holy moly, this place is gorgeous! look at that room! that Jacuzzi! i have always wanted to go somewhere with a swim-up bar lol. i can definitely see why you guys want to go back, it seriously looks amazing!