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Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla

Mexico - Riviera Maya

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"My partner and I just spent 4 delightful days at La Perla. We had a swim-up suite and it was just wonderful.Decor at the resort is very modern. Check-in was speedy. We had one problem with our TV, it s..." – Spyrogirl2
308 out of 350 (88%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Main pool on La Perla side at night LaPerla Pool Special gift from the Paradisus to celebrate our anniversay!! Bed Izumi Restaurant Poolside at the Paradisus!! Royal Srvice pool April 2017 Hotel View Royal Service restaurant-closed the entire week Beach view Me on the beach LA Palpa resturant by the RS pool Swim up to rooms. Seaweed invasion-no beach access for 1 week Newly wed fun in paradisus playa del carmen April 2017 Paradisus Beach One of the lounges at night (La Esmeralda side) View from entry area. Paradisus La Perla 2016 First dinner. Salmon was amazing We loved our Patio and used the Jacuzzi every night! Beach View
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August 4, 2019
Great value and beautiful resort

Awesome vacation - friendly staff, great dining options, beautiful space and pool. Beach could be improved. Lots of seaweed. Miguel at the Pool services area/social coordinator and Antonio, a server at the pool were awesome. So attentive, friendly and kind.

Great value and beautiful resort
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From: Hershey PA
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

July 28, 2019
SEAWEED INVASION! No beach access. Don't go!

This experience was beyond awful. We requested a ground floor room because that family member in the wheelchair. We were told there were no ground floor units available. And if there were, we would have to pay $261 additional per night. In the room we were assigned, we promptly noticed the air conditioning did not function properly. Our butler told us he could have maintenance inspect the air conditioning. As an alternative, we could move up another two floors to an available unit there. We opted to have maintenance fix the air conditioning, though it never performed at optimum level during the course of our stay. Upon further review, we realized the much-hyped “modern bathroom rain shower" didn't even work. The toilet didn't flush. And the faucet on one of the two sinks was broken. The two double beds in the room were adequate, but by no means were they the "dream beds" advertised on Melia's website. And, for me, the guy who allowed his elderly, disabled family members to sleep on the “not-so-dreamy" beds, I was provided with a flat excuse for a mattress on a filthy sofa. We requested, and I got, a rollaway bed (see photo). That was actually worse. We decided to venture outside to see the beach. After all,'s telephone greeting goes like this: "At, we don't try to give you the world, just the beach; our beach-ologists are here to help you." And, we paid for "Royal Service," and had a specially designated section of the beach, just for us. Well, we didn't even get the beach. Not for one minute of the entire week. Why? There was a major SEAWEED INVASION. The seaweed consumed the beach so much, that red flags were up, the beach was closed. I know anecdotally and from reading reviews that seaweed can be problematic at times in this area. But, this was outrageous. Imagine going on vacation to the Caribbean, or any beach destination, and not being able to step foot on the beach... for an entire week!? That's not a vacation. To make matters worse, as we retreated from the beach, the odor followed us. EVERYWHERE! The smell of seaweed permeated the entire property of the resort for the duration of our visit. As "Royal Service" guests, we figured there had to be some redemption. How about La Palapa… a poolside restaurant exclusively for “Royal Service” guests. Well, that was closed for renovations the ENTIRE WEEK. However, we never witnessed any work happening on site. And we passed the restaurant every day, multiple times per day, to access the pool. We repeatedly asked staff when the restaurant would re-open. They could not offer an answer. Also, close to the closed-for-renovations restaurant during the day, raccoons and a coatis invading trash cans… and rodent traps near the restaurants. So, what's left to do? There's always the pools, right? Yeah, that’s what we thought, too. So, for those who do not know, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla is adults-only. They have a main pool open to all guests. However, there were no chairs available at that pool. They were all occupied, presumably because the beach was inaccessible. So, we went to the Royal Service pool with the swim-up bar. Same situation. Not one lounge chair available. So, we were relegated to the other Royal Service pool, a lifeless area of the resort which saw seldom poolside cocktail service. We would spend a full two days there... with visits from our butler and no offer of any different accommodations. I finally spoke up and said I wanted better access to a pool. We were told by our butler that staff cannot reserve lounge chairs at the pool. But, staff monitors the lounge chairs around the pools to ensure guests aren't just using towels as placeholders in their absence... and after 30 minutes, staff may clear an unattended chair. My power of persuasion convinced the staff we wanted, needed, paid for and deserved more/better. That's when we met the manager... days after expressing our misery to our designated point person.. our butler. We shared our less-than-glowing comments with the manager. She was very firm about a lack of ground floor rooms to accommodate our disabled family member, and noted the added fees for a swim-up room. She finally shared with us the option to have a different ground room floor, which was considerably smaller than our assigned room. We refused. However, we insisted on better pool-side accommodations. We got our wish. Every day, the pool staff held lounge chairs for us. A gentleman by the name of Elias not only held the chairs for us, but he laid out towels on the chairs, created pillows with other towels, got us buckets of ice to place our bottled water, and even cleaned our sunglasses. We tipped him generously. He's a fine young man! Other pool staffers started doting on us... bringing us refreshing treats during the day.. including popsicles, sorbets, fresh juices... and even gummy worms. We'd been missing out on this treatment, because no one would give us guidance, despite our many requests. Navigating the resort: confusing. It's a maze with no clear way out.This maze leads you to various restaurants and bars, which are difficult to distinguish. For example, you're walking down one of the many hallways with high ceilings when you stumble upon seating and a hookah bar. It turns out, that was also a bar where they serve cocktails. But, you wouldn't know it because the bar is temporary/moveable. And, the geniuses who designed this place, have this hookah bar (where they cell and smoke cigars too), right at the doorstep of one of the resort's restaurants. Not a healthy combination. Also, not healthy to walk through that pollution on your way to dinner. The buffets are lackluster. Even breakfast was bland. How can you screw up breakfast? Very limited options. Typically, at resort buffets, you can find "something for everyone." Not here. Some restaurants were closed for special occasions. The day we arrived, one of the buffets was closed for a wedding. That limited our dining options even further. Another restaurant was closed on another evening for a "private event." So, we ventured over to the "family side" of the resort, Paradisus Playa Del Carmen La Esmeralda. Once you enter that "zone," be prepared for children.. lots of children, sprawled out on the hotel's open air furniture, fixated on their smartphones and tablets because there is nothing for them to do. And, you'll notice mats outside of the restaurants with the labeling VIK (for very important kid). It's the spot parents park their children's strollers. As for "entertainment," there wasn't much of that. The resort had a very scaled back activities schedule. A couple nights there was a gentleman performing in the hookah bar/lounge area. We couldn't enjoy that, as we would have to inhale toxic fumes. One evening... we heard it. Music. Good music. We made a beeline for the resort's open air lounge. The band was terrific. They played Caribbean and American music.. everything from disco to more modern music (Bruno Mars). Good stuff. We felt like someone put our vacation on life support. We enjoyed the music. But, kids started swarming the dance floor. I thought we were on the adult side of the resort? One evening, there was an Aladdin show. We didn't bother attending because one guest told us the performer was lip synching songs. Another evening, a magic show... which wasn't so magical. Of note: the entertainment venue was a conference room. Entirely bland with conference room style chairs. There was a makeshift bar in there... and the place was filled with children... mostly running around without supervision or a care in the world from their parents. One evening's entertainment featured a tribute to "Queen." It consisted of three men and three women singing a mishmash of Queen's greatest hits. While they were decent, they sang over a "bed" of vocals by "Queen," itself. So, we were really hearing Queen's music with a supplement from some singers. It was so-so at best. Other nights, the resort offered karaoke for guests as entertainment. Bottom line: do not go. It is awful. It is beyond awful. It is the worst vacation we ever had. The vibe, the accommodations, the lack of access to a seaweed-covered beach... all of it made us cry and yearn for home. We met/spoke to people from the following who all echoed our concerns and more: Brazil, Australia, Austria (they traveled 12 and a half hours to get there), Texas, Indiana, New Jersey, New York City. They all felt betrayed and deceived. So, we lost $7,000 we'll never see again. Take my advice, this place is not where you want to be.

Seaweed invasion-no beach access for 1 week Royal Service restaurant-closed the entire week
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From: New Jersey
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

July 28, 2019
Great resort all around

This resort was great!!! Was much better than I had expected. Our room, the food, the staff, and not too far from the airport

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From: Maple shade NJ
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

July 26, 2019

The property is absolutely beautiful and the staff are very attentive. I was very disappointed that you could not experience the beach at this resort. The seaweed problem is so great that the beach is inoperable, despite their efforts to clean it up. There is about 10-15 feet wide seaweed covering the shoreline and it smells. What good is going to Mexico if you can't enjoy the beach?! To add insult to injury, the pool closed at 7pm!! I'm in an adult only resort...cannot use the beach...AND I have to be out of the pool by 7pm. I stayed at the Paradisus in Los Cabos last year and enjoyed myself tremendously. I thought this experience would be the same...sadly it was not. I don't usually leave reviews, but I want you to know what you are getting into. If the things I have mentioned do not bother you....enjoy your stay!

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From: Illinois
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Paradisus Playa del Carmen for Adults, features 394 elegantly-appointed suites, including 60 swim-up suites, the most of any resort in Mexico. All rooms include air conditioning, living area with sofa, modern bathroom with sensory tub and two rain showers, cable TV, daily-stocked mini bar and 24-hour room service.

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One Bedroom Suite
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Paradisus Junior Suite Swim Up
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One Bedroom Suite Swim Up
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One Bedroom Master Suite
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One Bedroom Master Suite Swim up
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Paradisus Junior Suite Royal Service
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Paradisus Junior Suite Royal Service Swim Up
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One Bedroom Suite Royal Service
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One Bedroom Suite Swim Up Royal Service
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What's to Love

Hanging with other beach-loving adults at this all-inclusive luxury resort.

Drinking deliciously yummy martinis at "M Bar." Cheers.

Unwinding from a relaxing day beachside. Dip in the Jacuzzi on your balcony if you want.

Upgrading room to Royal Service - luxury suites, private pool, Bali beds at the beach. So worth it.

Two full-time staff members that are dedicated to guests' experience, i.e., spoiling you rotten.


What We'd Change

Rooms are modern and comfortable but can seem dark. With all there is to do, you won't be in the room before dark anyway.


Why You Should Go

Once you land, you're just a short 45-minute from beachy bliss.

Lots of party-inspired classes - tequila tastings, wine tastings, tango lessons.

Zen-like activities, too. Pilates, stretching, meditation. Time to disconnect.

Booking time at YHI spa and melting into a massage, facial treatment or the plunge pool.

You can shimmy over to La Esmeralda. You've got access to their amenities.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Beach
  • Business Center ($)
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Concierge Services
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Roll-Away Bed (on request)
  • Whirlpool/Hot Tub
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Dance Classes
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Non-Smoking Rooms (on request)
  • 9 Bars/Lounges
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Snack Bar
  • Elevators
  • 11 Restaurants
  • Audio-Visual Equipment ($)
  • Fax Machine ($)
  • Spa ($)
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Safe Deposit Box - Front Desk
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Flat Screen Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Loungers at Beach and Pool
  • Tour and Island Information
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Handicap Facilities/Wheelchair Accessible
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Swimming Pool
  • Handicap Rooms (on request)
  • Connecting Rooms Available
  • Swim-Up Bar
  • Car Rental Available ($)
  • Gift Shop ($)
  • ATM/Banking ($)
  • Doctor on call 24 hours
  • Banquet Facilities ($)

Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Chichen Itza and Coba Ruins
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Kayaking
  • Mayan Ruins
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa(s)/ Wellness Center(s)
  • Volleyball Court(s)
  • Watersports Rentals
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

Here you will find an abundance of possibilities, something for every person of any age, for every type of vacation, for every budget and every activity.

Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla

5a Ave, Equina Calle 112

+52 984 877 3900

Hotel Description

Paradisus Playa del Carmen, La Perla: Adults-only Luxurious All-Inclusive Eden

Cocktail-sipping adults will love lounging the day away at this stylish all-inclusive escape-haven. You'll swoon over the breathtaking setting with swaying palms and warm ocean breezes. The melt-your-stress-away spa with tons of treatments will take you to your Happy Place. Taste bud-slaying gourmet cuisine and oceans of water sports also await your undivided attention. Beach Citizens, this is paradise found.

At Paradisus by Melia, the memories begin when you arrive.


An epicurean bounty filled with Latin fusion, Mediterranean, classic French, traditional Italian, Mexican favs and enough comfort food to keep your palette satisfied. With 24-hour room service and a bevy of restaurants, you'll be able to nosh on just about anything you want.

Passions by Martin Berasategui
Type: Signature Gourmet
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Seven Star Michelin Chef Martin Berasategui brings his world-renowned cooking to Playa del Carmen. The restaurant is open to all including non-guests and provides a retro-glamorous atmosphere. Guests will pay an additional charge to dine here. This surcharge applies for the 7 Courses menu tasting and does not include wine pairing. Reservations are required. Reservations are required.

Type: Latin Fusion
Hours: Daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: Latin fusion bar treats diners to spicy ceviche and a raw bar in a trinity of dining options.
Dress code: Casual

The Grill
Type: Grill
Hours: Lunch - daily, 12pm-4pm; Dinner - daily, 6pm-11pm; Late-night snack-daily, 11pm-6am
Description: Italian-Argentinean grill with wood-fired pizza oven, and featuring a selection of Paradisus natural salads and a dinner menu.

Type: International
Hours: Daily, 12pm-4pm
Description: Serving an international lunch and dinner buffet, featuring show cooking and on-the-spot, fresh-squeezed fruit juice area.

La Palapa
Type: International
Hours: Daily, 7am-11pm
Description: Exclusive Royal Service, a la carte restaurant highlighting romance with an enticing menu for continental breakfast and dinner, as well as an all day selection of snacks.

Type: Asian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: Contemporary Asian dining experience features separate entrances for adults and families.
Located at La Perla. Children under 18 are allowed 6pm-8pm.

Type: International
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 6am-11am; Lunch - daily, 1pm-4pm; Dinner - daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: Serving an international buffet, featuring show cooking and on-the-spot, fresh-squeezed fruit juice area.

Type: Mediterranean
Hours: Daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: A distinctly Mediterranean dining experience that offers dining variety on a palm-filled outdoor terrace, private party dining room, and air-conditioned restaurant.

Type: Mexican
Hours: Daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: Mexican contemporary cuisine starring a special "Live" quesadilla area "Tres Marias" style. Diners have three romantic options: private-room dining, air-conditioned restaurant and balmy outdoor terrace.

The Market
Type: Grill
Hours: Lunch - daily, 12pm-4pm; Dinner - daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: Mouth-watering selection of Paradisus Natural salads headlines the dinner menu at this Rodizio grill starring a wood-fired pizza oven and lovely outdoor terrace.

Hydro Grill
Type: International
Hours: Daily, 12:30pm-10pm
Description: Exclusive Family Concierge restaurant with private indoor bar and swim-up bar. Serving casual dining plus an all-day snack selection.

All hours are subject to change.


Grab a drink at any one of the swank spots at the resort. Wines, martinis, tequilas, Sake, beers, and cocktails flow freely. You've got fourteen bars to visit. Salud, beach lovers.

Red Lounge
Lobby bar and after-dinner lounge located at La Perla. Daily, 6pm-2am.

M Bar Martini & Wine
Located near Fuego and Passion. Robust wine cellar and exclusive themed martini selection. Daily, 6pm-10pm.

South Avenue Bar
Located at La Perla. Covered and open-air venue near restaurants buzzes with energy, events and music. Daily, 9pm-2am.

Sunset Snack Bar & Grill
Located in the pool area at La Perla. Snack bar, grill and wet bar serving refreshing tropical cocktails. Daily, 9am-7pm.

Gabi Club Bar
Located at El Zocalo. Ultimate chill-out club features a bar with casual, chic elegance--serves finger food and cocktails. Evening entertainment. Daily, 11am-2am.

The following bars are open to all guests (families permitted):

Located at Bana, specializing in sake. Daily, 6pm-10pm.

Blue Agave
Located near Vento and Mole. Pre-dinner tequila and mezcal specialties, fully stocked wine cellar. Daily, 6pm-10pm.

North Avenue Bar
Located at La Esmeralda. Music-filled, outdoor-restaurant-area venue for listening, watching, talking and dancing. Daily, 9pm-2am.

Sunrise Snack Bar and Grill
Located in the pool area at La Esmeralda. Snack bar, grill and wet bar serving refreshing tropical cocktails. Daily, 9am-7pm.


This stunning spot sits on a private bay where you get to lounge on pristine sands with crisp blue water and not a care in the world. For some serious sunning spots, head to the glistening pools. Umbrellas, loungers and a refreshing swim-up bar are exactly what you had in mind. (If you want to book a Bail Bed at the pool, it will be a $50 fee.)


The resort features a water sports concession on-site (fees apply).


Complimentary Internet access is available in the guest rooms.


Yhi Spa offers the ultimate in spa experiences in luxurious surroundings (fees apply). Daily, 8am-8pm.
  • Zen-like spa sanctuaries with indoor and outdoor treatment rooms
  • Gaia signature face and body therapies
  • Hydrotherapy aromatic baths
  • Body and facial treatments
  • Full service beauty salon


The Glow Honeymoon Package is now complimentary when booking seven nights in ANY room category. The package includes:

  • In-room bottle of chilled sparkling wine
  • Luscious tropical fruit display
  • Rose petal turndown service one night during stay
  • 10% discount on spa services for the couple


Paradisus Playa del Carmen, La Perla is located on 5th Ave in Playa del Carmen, approximately 45 minutes from Cancun International Airport (CUN).

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon. A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports and loud music.

Environmental Levy Fee
The Municipalidad of Solidaridad in the Rivera Maya is one of the most beautiful places in the Mexican Caribbean. Tourism has been instrumental in driving the economic and social development of the region. In an effort to continue to preserve, conserve and beautify the destination, the Municipality of Solidaridad has implemented a small environmental levy on visitors effective September 1, 2017. Hotels will collect 20 Mexican pesos per room per day on check out; the proceeds will be deposited in an environmental trust to fund local projects. The Municipalidad of Solidaridad thanks you for your understanding and support of this worthwhile endeavor. Thank you and enjoy your visit.

All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.

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