Book your room at The Reef Playacar All Inclusive Beach Resort
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Beachfront resort, near Playa del Carmen
Near the Beach of Playa del Carmen
Located in Playa del Carmen, just a few steps away from the main street, the 5th Avenue, and nearby the ferry to Cozumel, 10 minutes away fromXcaret and Xplor, 45 minutes away from Tulum, and 1 hour away from Cancun.
Welcoming groups, couples, and families, The Reef Playacar includes meals, snacks, and drinks, use of two large pools, kids' club, fitness center, and parties and entertainment in the room rates.
Tropical forest views
Guestrooms at The Reef Playacar are in small villas connected by paths and tropical gardens. All rooms have balconies with forest views and depictions of the Mayan sun.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
At your hotel
This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).
Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.
Food and beverages
- All meals, snacks, and beverages included
- Number or type of beverages limited at one or more venues
- Surcharges for premium food items and bottled wine
Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorized water sports, land activities, and use of recreational facilities and equipment are included.
- Fitness facilities
- Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old
- Onsite entertainment and activities
- Onsite live performances
- Airport transfers
- Laundry/dry cleaning services
- Motorized water sports
- Premium and/or non-domestic beverages
- Premium food items
- Scuba-diving certification
- Scuba-diving excursions
- Scuba-diving lessons
- Snorkeling excursions
- Spa/beauty facilities and services
- Wireless Internet access
- Activities and services offered by independent operators
- Offsite tours
At your hotel
The Reef Playacar All Inclusive Beach Resort offers a full slate of organized activities around the main pool and on the beach and provides sun loungers for the beach and pool as well as beach umbrellas and towels. The property hosts nightly music and dance shows in the La Jolla theater. Guests can enjoy such activities as waterpolo matches, beach volleyball, dancing classes, and Spanish lessons.
Situated in one of the resort’s fragrant tropical gardens, the resort's full-service spa, The Spa at the Reef, uses its architectural design and treatments to mirror the beauty of its surroundings. The spa’s designers worked around the property’s existing flora to create rooms that harmonize with nature - trees even grow up and through the building. Focusing on providing the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation, spa therapists offer services including facials, massages, wraps and other full-body treatments. Guests can enjoy a massage in a tented cabana on the beach or in the comfort of a private, tree-lined treatment room.
High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is available in limited public areas and all rooms (surcharges apply for standard and superior rooms; WiFi is free in premium rooms).
- Supervised childcare/activities
- Swim-up bar
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Marina on site
- Babysitting or childcare
- Multilingual staff
- Airport transportation (surcharge)
- Total number of rooms - 196
- 24-hour front desk
- Children's club
- Number of floors - 3
- Wedding services
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Full-service spa
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Turkish bath/Hammam
- One meeting room
- Business center
- Rooftop terrace
- Luggage storage
- Shopping on site
- Hair salon
- Beach umbrellas
- Beach sun loungers
- Pool sun loungers
- Beach towels
- Free self parking
- Conference space size (meters) - 480
- Number of restaurants - 6
- Conference space size (feet) - 5167
- Snack bar/deli
- Number of buildings/towers - 18
- Spa services on site
- Coffee shop or café
- Television in lobby
- Health club
- Beach/pool umbrellas
- Billiards or pool table
- Number of outdoor pools - 2
- Wireless Internet access - surcharge
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Poolside bar
- Beach bar
- Children's pool
Available in some public areas: Wireless Internet access - surcharge
Park your car
Free self parking
In your room
- Ceiling fan
- Air conditioning
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Climate control
- Hair dryer
- Shower/tub combination
- Iron/ironing board
- In-room safe
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- In-room massage available
- Daily housekeeping
- Private bathroom
- Satellite TV service
- Individually furnished
Eat and drink
Chula Vista - Overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the resort's main buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dress Code: Shirt and shoes required. Guests are not allowed to be wet. Opening hours: 6:30 AM–11 AM, 12:30 PM–3 PM, 6:30 PM–10:30 PM.
Terraza Grill - Guests can dine indoors in air-conditioned comfort or on the elegant outdoor terrace of Terraza Grill, the resort's gourmet restaurant. $6 surcharge (free with superior and superior premium room). Dress code: Sandals, shorts, pool clothes, hats, and shirts without sleeves are not permitted. Open for dinner only, 6:30 PM–10:30 pm.
Botticelli - This à la carte, fine-dining restaurant with ocean views serves freshly prepared Italian dishes; air conditioning. No reservations are required; no limitations on guest visits; dress code applies.
Deli Snack Bar - Located in the pool area, close to the beach. Light meals such as pizzas, burgers, French fries, and chicken wings served from late morning until sunset; reopens for late-night service.
Ice Cream Parlor - In the midst of a natural cenote, guests enjoy any of a variety of coffees or freshly made ice creams.
La Cascada - Combines a relaxing lounge lobby bar with cozy sit-down bar and reception area.
Azul 48 - Swim-up bar with a tropical atmosphere.
La Chiquita Bar - Serves drinks until late afternoon and reopens for late night socializing.
Theatre Bar La Jolla - Open during nightly entertainment shows.
Bar Papo's - A popular evening entertainment area with international drinks, flat-screen TVs, and the sounds of live music.
Nico's Lounge Bar - Lounge bar on the beach serving premium drinks. Not included in all-inclusive rates - only included for Superior Premium Room guests.
Guests of The Reef Playacar All Inclusive Beach Resort can stay busy with a full slate of activities including non-motorized water sports such as kayaking and windsurfing, land sports such as bicycling, and various games and contests. Kids have a chance to explore Mexican traditions through supervised activities such as traditional Mexican games and piñata time.
Staff can help arrange a variety of tours and excursions, as well as tee times at Golf Course Playacar, located across the street.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Golfing nearby
- Skydiving nearby
- Ecotours nearby
- Aerobics on site
- Bicycle rentals on site
- Fishing on site
- Kayaking on site
- Parasailing on site
- Playground on site
- Sailing on site
- Scuba diving on site
- Snorkeling on site
- Surfing/boogie boarding on site
- Volleyball on site
- Windsurfing on site
The on-site spa features garden views, and offers a variety treatments, including body wraps, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy and sport massages, waxing, braiding, and nail care. A spa tub is available, and beachside massages can also be arranged. Surcharges for all services.
- Steam room in spa
- Number of treatment rooms 3
- Couples treatment rooms
- Spa tub in spa
- Body wraps
- Hydrotherapy treatments
- Body scrubs
- Massages on beach
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
The fine print for The Reef Playacar All Inclusive Beach Resort
When you arrive
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Minimum check-in age is 18
When you leave
Check-out time is noon
How you can pay
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
- The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
- An in-room safe is available for an additional fee
- Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
We should mention
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.