Best 5 Star All Inclusive Resorts in Playa del Carmen in 2024

We do our very best to ensure that all the all-inclusive resorts we have listed on this site will offer you a great vacation experience.

That being said, some of you will want to be fully guaranteed the very highest standards in accommodation, service and facilities, and that means 5 Star standards.

We’ve done the research and so here now are our choices for, and reviews of, the best, and best value, 5 Star all-inclusive resorts in Playa del Carmen in 2024!


View from above of pool at Valentin Imperial Maya All Inclusive Resort.

Valentin Imperial Maya

Why We Recommend This Resort: Valentin Imperial Maya is a 5-star, adults-only all-inclusive in Playa del Carmen’s exclusive Playa del Secreto, one of the most beautiful sand beaches in Mexico.  Its prices are notably reasonable – we judge it to be the best value adults-only resort in Playa del Carmen. It has, among its attractions, three pools, including one of the largest resort pools in the country, a lazy river, seven restaurants (none of which require reservations), seven bars (with premium alcohol all-inclusive) including two swim-up bars, a theater, and a full-service spa … Read More


Ocean view at House of AiA, an all inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen.

Palmaïa, House of AïA

Why We Recommend This Resort: Palmaïa, The House of AïA, is a very highly rated 5-star wellness retreat in a private corner of Playacar Beach, Playa del Carmen. It only opened its doors in late 2019 but, despite this woefully unlucky timing, it has quickly created a buzz on the Riviera Maya and beyond. Eco-friendly vegan wellness might seem a tricky thing for an all-inclusive resort to pull off, and vice versa, but Palmaïa, The House of AïA has married the two to great effect. It offers ‘holistic activities and … Read More


Adults only all inclusive in Playa del Carmen - Royal Hideaway Playacar.

Royal Hideaway Playacar

Why We Recommend This Resort: Royal Hideaway Playacar is a 5-star all-inclusive for adults only in Playa del Carmen that is a low-key, classy antidote to the many high-energy all-inclusives of the Riviera Maya. It has 6 gourmet restaurants, all a la carte, 3 bars, 6 pools, a full-service spa, a fitness center, numerous land and water sports facilities, and a gorgeous stretch of white sand beach among its attractions. It can get lively but it’s not a party resort. The upmarket clientele is mainly looking to relax, and the … Read More