Luxury Riviera Maya Holidays
Playa del Carmen began life as a small fishing village and despite development around the passenger ferry to Cozumel, it strives to maintain the atmosphere and ethos of its origins. Just an hour north of the spectacular cliff-top Mayan ruins of Tulum and within striking distance of many other day trips and excursions, Playa del Carmen is a quieter more charming alternative to the bright lights and bustle of Cancun.
The main draws for many people to this area are the fantastic white sand beaches and their accompanying turquoise waters. The island of Cozumel is within easy reach and this world famous diving spot is well worth a visit. Within Playa itself, life centres around Avenida Quinta or Fifth Avenue: this cobblestone, pedestrianised street is where you can find a huge range of restaurants, bars and shops with something for everyone, including local cuisine and traditional markets. This is the real fillip for Playa del Carmen: the opportunity to sample the real Mexico with no concessions made to the reason people flock to this beautiful stretch of coast. On the contrary, the beaches here are perhaps even more spectacular and inviting than its more famous neighbour in the north.
Luxury Riviera Maya Hotels
The Sovereign Standard
To help you choose your perfect holiday we have rated all of our hotels using our own system.
Classical Sovereign hotels are more modest hotels offering charm and character, or an exceptional location. Many of these hotels have been firm favourites with Sovereign customers for countless years and offer great value for money.
Luxury Collection hotels offer everything you would expect to go hand in hand with a luxury holiday. They offer high standards of service and attention to all those important little details.
Exclusive Collection hotels provide the ultimate luxury; they are the finest, most opulent hotels offering superlative service and excellent facilities, which will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning traveller.
Family Collection hotels are some of the finest family-friendly resorts and offer a wide range of facilities for both children and parents. Families can enjoy a whole host of amenities including fun kid's clubs, a dedicated children's pool and spacious accommodation.