I decided our Christmas present this year would be a family vacation over Christmas week at the Playacar Palace all-inclusive in Playa del Carmen MX. We loved it!!
I wondered if 3 restaurants, Japanese, Italian & the incredible changing buffet, would be enough for a 7 NT stay to satisfy 2 adults & 2 surly teens. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food, the presentation & the service at the Playacar Palace. If the resort is rated 4 to 4.5 stars the service is certainly 5 stars! The fact that Sapphire Bombay or the blue bottle is at served at all 3 bars will tell you that the liquor is also premium.
Being upgrade to a Sand suite made all the difference. A beach front walk out room is not only convenient with its own beach entrance, but it made for the wow factor in this vacation. The person who proclaims that the room does not matter has never had great one. In my opinion the room & the view on a vacation can make or break it.
The Playacar Palace is just south of the pier, next to Senor Frogs & 1 block off Playacar del Carmen’s famed 5th Avenue with numerous shops & restaurants. Playa del Carmen may no longer be a quaint town but it is a lively place.
We enjoyed walking 5th Ave a few times to witness the Christmas celebrations including Mayan traditions which were cool. But I must admit that I enjoyed returning to our Sand suite at the Playa car Palace, where I could sit outside on the terrace & listen to the waves of the Caribbean with blue bottle in my hand watching the passenger ferries come & go from Cozumel.