The adults-only, all-inclusive Royal Hideaway Playacar, located on the gorgeous white sand beach of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, is well known for being one of the most luxurious destinations in the region. But the on-resort offerings at this AAA Four-Diamond resort are just the beginning of an upscale Playa del Carmen getaway. Playa del Carmen delivers upscale experiences at every turn – it’s an extraordinary escape from the everyday. Let’s get luxurious.
Paying homage to the Mexican national drink, Royal Hideaway Playacar’s new Tequilaria, a beautiful space dedicated to tequila in all its forms. Connoisseurs take note: the Tequilaria includes a program of tequila produced by small, micro producers. These are as good, if not better, than many of the big name brands, but are rarely found outside of their immediate regions. Want to get even deeper into the tequila world? The resort hosts a daily Tequila Master Class that ventures through the history of the spirit, while guests sample from each of the major types of Tequila — Blanco, Reposado & Añejo.
Sail away to Isla Mujeres
Looking for an island paradise? Isla Mujeres fits the bill – and then some. Located eight miles off the coast of Cancun, Isla Mujeres is a luxurious day trip you don’t want to miss. On a day trip to this island paradise, you’ll discover secluded beaches, pristine natural landscapes, incredible snorkeling and scuba diving and much more. To get there in truly luxurious Playa del Carmen style, take advantage of Vacaciones Barcelo’s catamaran excursion. You’ll climb aboard a luxurious and spacious vessel, enjoying an open bar, live entertainment and much more.
High Tea Service
A perfectly classy mid-afternoon break, Royal Hideaway Playacar’s elegant High Tea service is prepared daily on a terrace with sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine, a cup of gourmet coffee, or some delicious English tea paired with canapés, specialty sandwiches and handcrafted cakes. The elegant spread is complemented by a whimsical display and live accompaniment from harp players, violinists and jazz players. Does it get any more luxurious than this?
Go on an upscale Playa del Carmen shopping spree
5th Avenue Playa del Carmen shopping options are as good as they get, especially if you’re in the mood for something a little bit upscale. Located right at the beginning of the city’s famed La Quinta Avenida (5th Avenue), Paseo del Carmen is a Mediterranean-style outdoor Playa del Carmen shopping mall. Here, you’ll browse the offerings of an several luxury brands’ shops, including Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger, Zara, and Armani Exchange. For something more locally minded, check out the expansive Sol Jaguar store, where you’ll discover beautiful textiles, traditional pottery and hand-painted wood carvings.
Discover Playa del Carmen fine dining
The cuisine scene in Playa del Carmen is filled with elegant fine dining experiences. Get dressed up and enjoy!
- A visit to Aldea Corazon is like entering another world away from the bustle of Playa del Carmen’s La Quinta Avenida. Aldea Corazon’ décor includes a lush garden, a lovely cenote (natural swimming pool) and even a Mayan ruin. The food is terrific, too, with a menu full of classic Mexican bites. The freshly caught and perfectly prepared seafood come highly recommended, as do the cocktails.
- For a meal at Alux Restaurant in Playa del Carmen, you’ll descend into a 10,000-year-old cavern (right next to a cenote). There, you’ll enjoy authentic and innovative Mexican cuisine in an otherworldly setting. Don’t miss the extensive selection of cocktails, including several made with the traditional Mayan liquor Xtbentun.
Eat behind the scenes at Las Ventanas Chef’s Table
Led by Chef Amando Navarro, the Chef’s Table offers wondrous look into the world of the professional kitchen during a multi-course wine pairing dinner. The chef’s menu is a creative delight of local flavors utilizing innovative combinations (that are not on the regular menu) and sometimes offering experiential techniques. Watch the staff prepping from behind a glass wall built into a beautiful dining room set in the kitchen. Get an even closer look via the “Chef’s Vision” video monitor, showing how Chef Amando works his culinary magic.
Indulge in an Under the Stars Massage at The Retreat
Having trouble sleeping? Go straight to The Retreat, Royal Hideaway Playacar’s world-class spa. Its signature Under the Stars massage making for a perfect night’s sleep. The treatment begins outside (only after 6pm) on a sleep-approved massage table next to a beautiful spa pool lighted only by candlelight and relaxing music. A soothing foot ritual, followed by an exclusive 80-minute massage that includes a special blend of essential oils such as lavender, rosemary and a cinnamon candle unwind the body, mind and soul. Following the treatment under the stars guests receive a special curated tea for the perfect nightcap that helps guests slip into a deep slumber for the evening.
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