This is my second visit to El Taj--the first was in November 2012--and I'm happy to report that this lovely hotel continues to amaze. As I write, my balcony door is open and I can hear the waves lapping at the shore behind the sounds of people laughing on the street and some happy mariachi band at a nearby resort. I have to go home to Chicago tomorrow, and I dread it. El Taj is simply heavenly. My condo is gorgeous and enormous; I can't possibly take full advantage of all the lounging spaces in just one week--two patios, a huge living room, a rooftop with a palapa-shaded living room, a Jacuzzi, grilling amenities, shall I go on? The beach club offers delicious food and beverages--don't miss the green ceviche. Everyone who works there is attentive and jovial. Special thanks to Jorge, Roberto, Chue, Alfredo, Hugo, William and Robert for making our stay extra special. Eric at the front desk makes check-in a treat. If you don't like the (charming) boats or the periodic kelp on the immediate beach, just walk a minute south to a beautiful swimming beach. I can tell you that when I was here in 11/12 I found 6 pristine conch shells in the surf just to the north of El Taj 's pier. No such luck this time, but I will return again and again to the inestimable El Taj and hope for more treasures
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Taj Condo Hotel consists of 57 spacious condos situated on 2 separate properties in front of the beach. El Taj oceanfront is directly on the beach and El Taj Beachside is across the street. Guests get to use all the on site amenities including our exclusive beach club. We offer 2 incredible heated pools. The relaxing heated pool on Beachside property is an exotic black mosaic infinity pool with an extra large Jacuzzi while the oceanfront heated pool sits right on the beach in front of our exclusive beach club. We're located in the most liveliest area of Playa that offers the convenience of having the best restaurants, nightlife and shopping within one block from your vacation home.Each Condominium offers expansive floor plans and superb finishes. The Beachside condos have private terraces that are surrounded by exotic plants, Lilly ponds and all face the pool and cascading waterfalls. All the penthouse units in El Taj Beachside feature ocean views from the private roof decks. All the oceanfront units have views of the ocean.Each condo comes with fully equipped kitchens and the finest details including flat screen TVs in all the rooms. We provide the same services usually associated with some of the finest hotels. Our designers traveled the globe to Indonesia trying to recreate an environment reminiscent to Bali. . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Taj Oceanfront And Beachside Condo Hotel
- El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico