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The Reef Playacar Resort & Spa - Optional All Inclusive

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Property amenity
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of The Reef Playacar Resort & Spa - Optional All Inclusive

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The Reef Playacar Resort & Spa - Optional All Inclusive

3.5 star property
3.5-star beachfront resort with spa, near Quinta Avenida

8.0/10 Very Good

1,001 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
The price is $211
Price available on 12/12/2022
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Ave. Xaman-Ha, Retorno Sayil S/N Fracc. Playacar, Playa del Carmen, QROO, 77710

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Playacar
  • Quinta Avenida - 18 min walk
  • Playa del Carmen Main Beach - 20 min walk
  • Playacar Golf Club - 1 min drive
  • Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal - 7 min drive
  • Mamitas Beach - 13 min drive
  • Xplor Theme Park - 18 min drive
  • Xcaret Eco Theme Park - 21 min drive
  • Ferry to Cozumel - 26 min drive
  • Tres Rios Ecopark - 26 min drive
  • Maroma Beach - 32 min drive

Getting around

  • Cozumel Intl. Airport (CZM) - 12.2 miles/19.7 km
  • Cancun Intl. Airport (CUN) - 32.5 miles/52.4 km

Restaurants

  • Fruta Madre - 15 min walk
  • Curry Omm - 16 min walk
  • Rolandi's - 17 min walk
  • Starbucks - 18 min walk
  • Viva Margaritas bar - 18 min walk

About this property

The Reef Playacar Resort & Spa - Optional All Inclusive

At The Reef Playacar Resort & Spa - Optional All Inclusive, you can spend time at the beach enjoying beach umbrellas, beach massages, and volleyball, plus you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Quinta Avenida. The outdoor pool provides a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps, and reflexology. Dining choices include 3 restaurants and the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a cold drink. Other highlights include a marina, a free kid's club, and a beach bar. Fellow travelers love the overall value and location.

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at The Reef Playacar Resort & Spa - Optional All Inclusive are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and select beverages included
Dining and beverage availability limited at one or more venues

Activities and facilities/equipment

All non-motorized water sports, land activities, and use of recreational facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities

Kayaking
Sailing
Snorkeling
Surfing/body boarding

Land activities

Bicycling
Fitness facilities
Volleyball

Lessons/classes/games

Aerobics
Dancing
Language

Entertainment

Onsite entertainment and activities
Onsite live performances

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
On-site PCR COVID-19 testing is available for a MXN 2200 fee, and antigen/rapid COVID-19 testing is available for a MXN 500 fee; reservations required for on-site testing
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 198 units
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • "This property offers health screenings for COVID-19 on site. Antigen screening is available for USD 33 per person, and PCR screenings for COVID-19 is available for USD 150 per person.Guests should contact the front desk upon arrival to schedule departure health screenings."

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Free supervised childcare
  • Free children's club

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Free children's club
  • Children's pool
  • Free supervised childcare/activities

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Yoga classes
  • Beach volleyball
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/body boarding
  • Shopping
  • Pool table
  • Foosball
  • Fishing
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (5167 square feet)

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 18 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1998
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • 18 holes of golf
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Marina
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Alarm clock
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Free rollaway/extra bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at The Reef Playacar Resort & Spa - Optional All Inclusive are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and select beverages included
Dining and beverage availability limited at one or more venues

Activities and facilities/equipment

All non-motorized water sports, land activities, and use of recreational facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities

Kayaking
Sailing
Snorkeling
Surfing/body boarding

Land activities

Bicycling
Fitness facilities
Volleyball

Lessons/classes/games

Aerobics
Dancing
Language

Entertainment

Onsite entertainment and activities
Onsite live performances

Spa

Ome has 3 treatment rooms. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and Swedish massages. The spa is equipped with a sauna. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including reflexology. The spa is open daily.

Awards and affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: MXN 28.87 per accommodation, per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

On-site PCR COVID-19 testing is available for a MXN 2200 fee, and antigen/rapid COVID-19 testing is available for a MXN 500 fee; reservations are required for on-site testing.

Policies

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Reef Playacar All Inclusive Beach Resort
Reef Playacar Beach
Reef Playacar Beach Resort
Reef Playacar All Inclusive Beach Resort Playa del Carmen
Reef Playacar Beach Playa del Carmen
Reef Playacar All Inclusive Beach
Reef car Inclusive Resort

Frequently asked questions

Does The Reef Playacar Resort & Spa - Optional All Inclusive offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Reef Playacar Resort & Spa - Optional All Inclusive does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Reef Playacar Resort & Spa - Optional All Inclusive?
As of Dec 1, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Reef Playacar Resort & Spa - Optional All Inclusive on Dec 12, 2022 start from $211, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Reef Playacar Resort & Spa - Optional All Inclusive?
This property confirms that onsite COVID-19 testing (PCR screening) is available for a fee. Furthermore, onsite COVID-19 testing (Antigen/Rapid screening) is available for a fee, disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Reef Playacar Resort & Spa - Optional All Inclusive?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at The Reef Playacar Resort & Spa - Optional All Inclusive?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Reef Playacar Resort & Spa - Optional All Inclusive?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Reef Playacar Resort & Spa - Optional All Inclusive?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at The Reef Playacar Resort & Spa - Optional All Inclusive and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, parasailing, and sailing. Additional recreation onsite includes yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. The Reef Playacar Resort & Spa - Optional All Inclusive also has a fitness center and spa services, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Reef Playacar Resort & Spa - Optional All Inclusive?
Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Doña Aurelia (2.4 mi) and Ristorante Latinos (2.5 mi).
Does The Reef Playacar Resort & Spa - Optional All Inclusive have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around The Reef Playacar Resort & Spa - Optional All Inclusive like?
The Reef Playacar Resort & Spa - Optional All Inclusive is located on the waterfront in Playacar, a short 18-minute walk from Quinta Avenida and 20 minutes' walk from Playa del Carmen Main Beach. Travelers give top marks for the resort's prime location.

Overall score and ratings

8.0

Very Good

8.7/10

Cleanliness

8.4/10

Staff & service

7.8/10

Amenities

8.2/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.5/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Great customer service! Very clean and very friendly staff.
Ma, 5-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very Good

Fabulous service -loved my vacation!
Service was amazing as always! However, it appears as though the resort may not be fully staffed in the kitchen as there were often delays in food production/delivery that were out of the servers’ control. I loved my stay at the Reef!
ELIZABETH, 6-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very Good

The Reef Playacar is a wonderful resort. The beach is beautiful. The people couldn't be nicer! They always had a greeting and smile.
Paula, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very Good

Stephen, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Santiago De Jesus, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Robert John, 7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

I like that this property is within walking distance to 5th Avenue and majority of other tours and eco parks you will want to be doing. Feel of the resort is jungle and secluded, even though it’s right next to the heart of 5th Avenue. Things that could be improved on are the snack bar (think grade school cafeteria food) and the breakfast/lunch buffet.
Tyler, 4-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Elsie, 5-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Wow!! There was nothing bad about this resort. The staff was phenomenal, especially Cesar at the swim up bar, Humberto at the lobby bar, Augustin who was at multiple locations and Minerva who worked at the buffet. Every single one of them went above and beyond to make our stay extra special. The facilities were beautiful, I highly recommend the Mexican restaurant!!! Bed was little hard but we were still able to relax. Thank you Reef Playacar!!!!
Darla, 7-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is a nice family oriented resort. Really enjoyed the activities, food and the ambiance.
Margo, 2-night romance trip
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