Currently, condo style hotels in Playa del Carmen are on the rise.

El Taj Oceanfront by Sarah Natasha

There is no wonder, because how else will you solve a teenager plus parents situation – would you put them in the same hotel room with two beds? I don’t think so. Get a separate room for kids and one for parents? Sure, but it can get costly and, especially if kids are younger, parents might want to have them closer… but not too close.

Living room at El Taj Oceanfront condo hotel

Or let’s say there is a group of friends traveling together. Wouldn’t it be sweet to stay at a luxury private condo with a large common living room, modern equipped kitchen and a private rooftop with a Jacuzzi and sweeping views of the turquoise Caribbean waters?

It’s even better yet if your condo hotel is located in the best downtown area of the Mexican Caribbean paradise-like playground, Playa del Carmen.

Private rooftop with a Jacuzzi at Condo Hotels Playa del Carmen

Condo Hotels Playa del Carmen offer luxury condo style accommodations, and function as a 5-star hotel with daily maid service, a private Beach Club, two restaurants (La Sirena serves freshest seafood in the area and Imprevist is the most romantic gourmet restaurant in Playa).

Indigo Beach Club has the most comfortable Bali-imported beds I have ever tried. Get up in the morning at El Taj, the beachfront property, roll down the stairs to the  Beach Club, and enjoy the delicious oceanfront breakfast buffet. Spend the day on one of these luxurious beach beds, with a beach attendant carefully adjusting your umbrella to provide you with shade all day long.

Indigo Beach Club

Try fresh ceviche or oven brick pizza for lunch. In the evening, stroll on the famous pedestrian 5th Avenue (a block away from the hotel) with all the outdoor bars and restaurants.

Finish the evening with a delicious tasting gourmet menu at Imprevist.

Dining Room at Imprevist


Traditional hotel with a small room? An all-inclusive tucked away in the jungle? These are just for the amateurs.