Playa Del Carmen

The Reef Playacar

4-star hotel
Our Rating
Paseo Xaman-Há, Retorno Sayil S/N, Playacar, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo Mexico 77717
The Reef Playacar

A boutique beachfront resort that fully embraces the beauty of its natural surroundings, The Reef Playacar is an exceptional illustration of the magnificence of the Riviera Maya. The exclusive gated community is a Caribbean wonderland for honeymooners thanks to prime access to a pristine white-sand beach and a terrific selection of land and watersports. Once the sun goes down, renowned live entertainment brings Playa del Carmen’s nightlife to you, and late-night bars and lounges provide the ideal ambiance for romantic moments. The resort is within walking distance (15 minutes) of downtown Playa del Carmen.

In addition to swim-up bars and chic lounges, you’ll be treated to fine dining options that are among Playa del Carmen’s best. Dine at Botticelli, savor grilled Mexican favorites at Terraza Grill, or take in sweeping Caribbean views at Chulavista. There’s even an outdoor ice cream parlor for sweet treats after luxuriating on the beach or in one of the resort’s two spacious pools. And if you’re looking for an unbelievably romantic experience, The Reef Playacar’s concierge will be pleased to book you a private dinner for two out on the beach.

Choosing among the resort’s 196 rooms is a breeze considering that they all feature conveniences, a bathroom, a plush king-size bed, and a private balcony or terrace for romantic sunrises and sunsets. The fabulous amenities don’t stop there, though. Drawing inspiration from Ometeotl, the Aztec’s god of creation, the unique Deluxe “Ome” Spa on site is a lavish experience waiting to be luxuriated in. Body treatments rise to the level of rituals thanks to the spa’s experienced rejuvenation therapists, and couples will be able to indulge in relaxing massages with Himalayan stones, Swedish deep tissue massages, and an array of facials and exfoliations.

The Reef Playacar is a dream oasis for destination weddings, with boutique wedding packages that can be customized with vibrant tropical flowers, delectable culinary dishes, and individual stylings. The resort also treats honeymooners staying for five nights or more to a complimentary honeymoon package that elevates the romantic experience to dreamlike status. Couples will enjoy a bottle of sparkling wine when they arrive, a guaranteed king-size bed, special room decorations, an exclusive gift, and a continental breakfast delivered to your suite on the morning of your choosing.

Bring your honeymoon dreams to life at The Reef Playacar.




  • Luxurious king-size bed
  • Furnished balcony or terrace
  • Private bathroom
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fan
  • Flat-screen television
  • Mini-fridge


  • Two swimming pools
  • The Reef Travel Shop offering personalized tourist services, airport transportation, and car rentals
  • Boutique shopping and jewelry shop
  • Open Air Jungle Gym and full access and transportation to sister hotels’ gyms
  • Meeting room for 400 people
  • High-speed internet (WiFi)
  • Ome Spa
  • Romantic beachfront dinners
  • Laundry service
  • Airport transfers


  • Rotating daily and nightly entertainment
  • Bicycling
  • Watersports
  • Snorkeling tours
  • Billiards
  • Board games


  • Botticelli – Expertly-prepared Italian cuisine awaits at this sophisticated restaurant with an expansive menu of pastas and seafood dishes.
  • Terraza Grill – Indulge in tender steak grilled pork, steaming-hot fajitas, and mouthwatering desserts at this fresh and varied grill. Choose from an elegant, air-conditioned dining room or the beautiful outdoor terrace.
  • Chulavista – Take in spectacular Caribbean views at this buffet-style restaurant with open-air seating.
  • Deli Snack Bar – Whether you’re looking to enjoy an early lunch, a sunset meal, or a late-night snack, this pool-area snack bar is ideal for all honeymoon moments.
  • Ice Cream Parlor – Enjoy a little refresher in the late afternoon at this outdoor eatery with delicious ice cream and coffee.
  • Cenote – Stop by this beautiful outdoor café nestled within a lush garden for handcrafted hot beverages and tasty treats.
  • Azul 48 – An innovative swim-up bar serving a plethora of beers and tropical cocktails.
  • La Chiquita – The perfect beachfront bar for enjoying a late-morning or afternoon cocktail amid paradisical views.
  • Papo’s Bar – A casual late-night bar for socializing and romantic evenings with gorgeous Mediterranean stylings.
  • La Cascada – A Mediterranean-themed bar for afternoon and evening cocktails.
  • Nico’s Lounge Bar – Plush beachfront seating and signature cocktails give this elegant lounge a unique island vibe. Included for all premium guests.

Nearby Attractions & Activities

  • 5th Avenue – Just steps from the shoreline is where you’ll find the bustling street lined with boutique shops, art galleries, restaurants, and energetic nightclubs.
  • Cozumel Island – Taking the ferry over to the nearby island of Cozumel is a romantic day trip that you’ll never forget. The island is surrounded by the second-largest reef system in the world and is absolutely magnificent for snorkeling and scuba diving.
  • Tulum Ruins – You’ll find this fascinating historical site perched atop a cliff overlooking the Caribbean. The ruins themselves are a wonder, and the stunning views only enhance the experience.
  • Xplor Park – A thrilling adventure park for the young at heart, Xplor offers ziplining, cave rafting, amphibious vehicles, and stalactite river swims that are truly one-of-a-kind.
  • Coco Bongo – This famous nightlife experience is the perfect opportunity to dance the night away and shake off some of those wedding planning stresses!
  • Sailing Tours – The Caribbean is always waiting to be explored in Playa del Carmen, and one of the best ways to experience it is on a sunset sailing tour or private catamaran adventure.