Do you long for a lazy holiday under the sun? Playa del Carmen in Mexico is a paradise for beach bums and has a year-round warm climate. Apart from picture-perfect beaches, Playa del Carmen offers natural beauty and cultural treasures. This coastal town has dozens of chic hotels, some of which come with private plunge pools. We’ll uncover the best hotels with rooms for families, and suites fit for couples. Some are even located right on the beach which everyone will love. Keep reading to find out the best Playa del Carmen hotels with private plunge pools in luxurious rooms.

Most Romantic Hotels

  • Palafitos Overwater Bungalows – Their bungalows have everything you need for the perfect romantic getaway. Enjoy underwater views from the glass bottom floor or an intimate soak in the whirlpool for two. You’ll love the sunsets from the oversized deck and infinity pool.
  • Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun – Its secluded setting and pristine white beach make Secrets Maroma a couple’s paradise. Most couples choose the Honeymoon Suite. It’s made for romance, with a hot tub for two, a soaking tub on the outdoor terrace, and incredible ocean views.

Best Family Resorts

  • Banyan Tree Mayakoba – Banyan Tree’s Three-Bedroom Family Residence has all you need for a memorable family getaway. It’s big enough for six, with a private pool, indoor and outdoor dining, plus a well-equipped kitchen.
  • Chablé Maroma – For luxurious family getaways to Playa del Carmen, we recommend the Presidential Villa. With three bedrooms and spacious living areas, you’ll be amazed when you walk in. Guests of all ages especially liked hanging out by the villa’s private pool.

Most Affordable Hotels

  • Banyan Tree MayakobaBanyan Tree Mayakoba offers affordable rates without compromising on quality or luxury. Book the Bliss Pool Villa from June to August and enjoy a nightly rate of only $395 USD.
  • Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen ResortGrand Hyatt Playa del Carmen offers travelers both affordability and upscale amenities. The King Room with Plunge Pool is a great value. In May, prices can drop to $327 USD per night.

1. Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Luxury and seclusiveness are some of the traits of Banyan Tree Mayakoba. This stunning resort north of the downtown area pampers guests with grand villas, each fitted with a private plunge pool. For the most privacy, check out the Lagoon Sunset Pool Villas. But if you’re after epic views, the Pool Suites overlooks the beach and the Caribbean Sea. Some of the pools even have views of the mangrove lagoon at the back of the resort. If you can’t get enough of pools, the hotel welcomes you to Reflections Pool Bar, where you can grab a quick snack or light meal. Altogether, Banyan Tree Mayakoba offers 14 dining and drinking experiences.

  • Guest Reviews: We really enjoyed our stay. Our oceanfront suite with the private pool was perfect. The restaurants were all excellent.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Rooms: All villas & suites
  • Address: Carretera Federal Chetumal Puerto Juarez, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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2. Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun 

Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun is a sea-facing property 20 kilometers north of central Playa del Carmen. Within this adult-only resort, you can find heaps of eateries and activities, all on an all-inclusive basis. Other than the shared pools, some of the Junior Suites and the Honeymoon Suites have private pools. The Swim Out rooms are pretty spectacular too, as they offer direct access from the private patio into a large common pool. On the personal deck of the Honeymoon Suite, guests can delve into a plunge pool that looks out over the bright blue sea. Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun can keep you entertained with an archery lane, dance lessons, scuba diving lessons, and a beach volleyball pitch. Also, the complex contains nightly entertainment venues, a tennis court, and various restaurants for a dinner dates.

  • Guest Reviews: Our swim out room was lovely. The beach was very nice and there were lots of activities to choose from.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Rooms: Honeymoon & junior suites
  • Address: Carretera Federal 307 Chetumal-Cancún Km. 306.5 Solidaridad,, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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3. Chablé Maroma

Chablé Maroma aims to provide guests with the best wellness and culinary experience imaginable. If you’re looking for rooms with a plunge pool for yourself, the choice is simple. All of the residences have a private pool, most of which border the porch and lush tropical vegetation outside the villas. Inside, you can use the plush bathrobes, an enormous ensuite bathroom, plus a TV with a proper stereo system to enjoy movie nights. The beach and shared pool are fantastic places to enjoy a cocktail or quick bite, but Chablé Maroma also has 3 upscale restaurants. Some excellent experiences to arrange here are a heavenly spa treatment, a Mexican cooking class, and a cenote tour of the region.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was fantastic. The beach was great with no crowds. The spa could be better for the price.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Rooms: All villas
  • Address: Carretera Federal 307 Km 51 Punta Maroma, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Mexico 

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4. Andaz Mayakoba

Andaz Mayakoba is a splendid 5-star resort along the white seashore. On top of their elegant rooms and suites, Andaz Mayakoba has 4 restaurants, a spa center with sauna and massage tables, pools, and a private beach.  All of the suites treat staying guests with a lovely plunge pool placed in the open air. The one at the Presidential Suite is particularly large, as it resembles a small lap pool. A wooden deck with reclining chairs, gently swinging palm trees, and the white sand beach surround this generous plunge pool. Andaz Mayakoba has 6 restaurants and bars, but dining in the comfort of your own dwelling is possible as well. When you’re ready to head out, the hotel rents out complimentary bikes and kayaks to explore the sea.

  • Guest Reviews: We highly recommend the oceanfront studio with the pool! The Andaz beach club was beautiful with no crowds.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Rooms: All suites
  • Address: Carretera Federal Cancun – Playa del Carmen Km 298, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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5. Palafitos Overwater Bungalows

In terms of looks and uniqueness, Palafitos Overwater Bungalows ranks high on this hotel list. This superior, adult-only resort contains multiple bungalows built on poles above the Caribbean Sea. Inside, there’s a unique glass floor beside the bed so you can see fish under your feet. With personal butler service, you won’t have to leave your room. Enjoy food and drinks by the plunge pool with your partner. This dipping pool is located on the edge of each bungalow and has the best views of the ocean. While enjoying the open air, enjoy an in-room massage or go to the spa bungalow for a traditional Mayan herbal treatment.

  • Guest Reviews: The bungalows were amazing, we spent most of our time on the deck overlooking the water.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Rooms: All bungalows
  • Address: Carretera Cancun Tulum, Km 55.3, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Mexico 

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6. Fairmont Mayakoba

At Fairmont Mayakoba, rooms, suites, and large residences are spread over nearly 100 acres. Sandwiched between the sea and lagoons in the hinterland, Fairmont Mayakoba is a tranquil place to retreat with your family or partner. At most suites, a private patio leads to a plunge pool with excellent views. The basin at Beach Front Casita Suite looks out over the sea. While the beautiful mangrove trees curl around the plunge pool of the Coral Specialty Suite. La Tortuga Presidential Suite has its own landscaped garden and a private pool on the verge of an exotic forest. Fairmont Mayakoba houses a number of exquisite restaurants for convenient onsite dining too. Add to that, a fitness center, spa facilities, a slice of private beach, along with a kids club, and you have the ideal hotel for families.

  • Guest Reviews: The room and the hotel facilities were very nice. But it was hard to book the restaurants and complimentary activities.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Rooms: Most suites
  • Address: Carretera Federal Cancun – Playa del Carmen Km 298, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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7. Hilton Playa del Carmen

Hilton Playa del Carmen is an adult-only and all-inclusive resort near the downtown area. Crowned with 5 stars, the Hilton Playa del Carmen has luxurious facilities. You’ll find 7 top-notch restaurants, a library, and an extensive pool complex. Although most suites here have a whirlpool tub for two, the Presidential Suite is the most exciting accommodation. On the balcony, you’ll find a private plunge pool, overlooking the rest of the resort. For dining, there’s Mediterranean, Asian fusion, Mexican, and Caribbean eateries waiting for you. And to make things extra romantic, request in-room massages or an intimate beachfront dinner. For activities, you can play tennis, pool, or ping-pong in the games room.

  • Guest Reviews: The all-inclusive experience was top-tier. We loved the easy beach access, the live music, and the nightly shows.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Rooms: Presidential suite
  • Address: Constituyentes No 2, 77780 Playa del Carmen, Mexico 

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8. Mahekal Beach Front Resort & Spa

Constructed along the white shores of Playa del Carmen’s coastline is Mahekal Beach Front Resort & Spa. This resort is dotted with towering palm trees and boasts incredible outdoor pools, alfresco bars, plus homely accommodations. Some of the Oceanfront deluxe rooms have their own small pool, often encircled by relaxing chairs. You’ll be able to indulge in your own private pool, surrounded by bamboo fences and palm-like trees. Wellness is certainly a priority to this hotel, as there’s an abundance of pools and an impressive spa menu. Furthermore, Mahekal Beach Front Resort & Spa has a dive center catering to beginners and experts for scuba diving fun.

  • Guest Reviews: Our room was good and the food was excellent. But the beachfront was a public beach and it was too crowded to enjoy.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Rooms: Deluxe oceanfront view
  • Address: Calle 38 Norte con Zona Federal Maritima, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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9. Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort

Based in an ultra-modern complex in the central district is the Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort. Surprise your partner with a stay in this opulent resort, where some of the suites have a private plunge pool. This marvelous feature is found in the Executive Suite King, Plunge Pool Suite King, and the Presidential Suite. In each room, you’ll find the plunge pool on the balcony, from where beach and sea vistas unfold. The Presidential Suite truly is something else, as it also boasts a circular hot tub inside, a massive living room, and a dining table.  Other advantages of the rooms are a coffee machine, slippers and robes, and a minibar. Outside the suites, the resort has 3 infinity pools, 2 restaurants, 3 bars, and a health club to burn all the holiday calories.

  • Guest Reviews: Our room was good and the beach was great. Avoid the room service food – it wasn’t very good.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Rooms: Suite & executive suite with plunge pool
  • Address: 1a. Avenida esquina Calle 26, Colonia Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Mexico 

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10. Viceroy Riviera Maya

Viceroy Riviera Maya consists of 41 stylish villas, all with the azure Caribbean Sea in the foreground. Thanks to its location next to a wonderful cenote and water park, this resort is an excellent choice for families. Even though the settings and amenities differ per villa, they all have a personal plunge pool in store for guests. In some villas, the pools are enclosed for extra privacy. But if you prefer views, you can choose villas overlooking the glistening ocean or dense gardens. La Marea and Coral Restaurant + Bar are alluring venues where guests can munch on Mexican fare and fresh seafood. Other fun experiences here involve cocktail cooking classes and tastings, allowing you to dive deeper into Mexican culture. The hotel organizes tours outside the property, but the grand resort pool and comfy deck chairs will make you equally happy if you don’t go out.

  • Guest Reviews: We stayed in the Oceanfront Villa and I highly recommend it. The food, the service, and the amenities were world-class.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Rooms: All villas
  • Address: Riviera Maya Playa Xcalacoco Fracc 7, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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11. El Dorado Maroma

El Dorado Maroma is a beachfront 5-star hideaway where you can stay on an all-inclusive basis. This arrangement includes all food, drinks, game sessions, specific wellness treatments, plus all live performances given on the premises. If your own pool is high on your vacation wishlist, have a look at the Private Pool Suite. Here, a spacious pool is an extension of the furnished private balcony. Both the Swim-Up Suite and the Royal Swim-Up Suite are attractive as well, due to the direct access to the lazy river. Beyond fun in your own pool, El Dorado Maroma spoils guests with equipment for more water activities, like kayaking and paddleboarding. Finish the night at a bar during sunset, after picking your favorite amongst 7 restaurants.

  • Guest Reviews: Our Honeymoon Suite was lovely, but next time we are going to stay in one of the swim up or pool apartments.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Rooms: Suite with private pool
  • Address: Carretera Cancún-Tulum KM 45, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Best Pool Suites

Playa del Carmen HotelsPlunge Pool Rooms
Banyan Tree MayakobaAll villas & suites
Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera CancunHoneymoon & junior suites
Chablé MaromaAll villas
Andaz Mayakoba / All InclusiveAll suites
Palafitos Overwater BungalowsAll bungalows
Fairmont Mayakoba / All InclusiveMost suites
Hilton Playa del CarmenPresidential suite
Mahekal Beach Front Resort & SpaDeluxe oceanfront view
Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen ResortSuite & executive suite with plunge pool
Viceroy Riviera MayaAll villas
El Dorado MaromaSuite with private pool
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