I meant to write a review as soon as we returned home around this time last year. I never did, but have thought of our time at Playa Maya so frequently that I still wanted to say just a few words.
The comfort, staff friendliness, beautiful beach, delicious food ...all were better than even expected! I POURED over tripadvisor when I planned our vacation & was SO happy that all those previous reviews were exactly right - I HAD indeed found the best beachfront hotel there was! We even decided to stay a bit longer than originally planned because of what a great time we were having, but they were booked after our reserved time. So, we just went over to Cozumel & tried out an all-inclusive. We quickly learned that that was NOT for us & that the charm, calmness & personal attention at Playa Maya was definitely the best. Oh, and we stayed in both the beachview & the garden room (we knew beforehand that we'd need to change rooms due to being booked). I must say that we thoroughly enjoyed both rooms. The beachview was, of course, beautiful, but the quiet, pretty garden space with a jacuzzi for the 2 of us was wonderful as well. Also, the hotel is very quiet at night (which we loved) but is also so close to everything that if you want restaurants, bars, etc...it's a VERY short walk away. HIGHLY recommend Playa Maya!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Playa Maya, a boutique hotel opened in mid-2002, is located right on the beach in Playa del Carmen and just a block from 5th Avenue, the heart of activity here. Secluded location makes it a very tranquil property, providing the perfect base for exploring the nightlife of Playa and the wonders of the Mexican Caribbean, including a wealth of scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing activities, archaeological ruins of the ancient Maya at Tulum, Coba and Chichen Itza, the eco-parks Tres Rios, Xcaret and Xel-Ha, and Cozumel island and the facilities and attractions of Cancun, under an hour away by ferry and by car, respectively. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Playa Maya Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Playa Maya Del Carmen
- Playa Maya Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico