Where to begin. My girlfriend and I wanted a much needed getaway to paradise during Minnesota's worst winter ever. We sure found it! We have been to Playa Del Carmen before and love it, but we wanted to try something different this time. We wanted the fun busy city of Playa for shopping, etc. during the day, but then we wanted to retreat to a quiet, romantic, more private spot at night. Paamul was the perfect combination.
Our room was great. Spacious and had everything we needed. We LOVED the big balcony that looked out over the gorgeous private resort beach. Every night when we returned to our room, a few towels were folded up origami style like a swan. So thoughtful.
They provided big bottles of bottled water, I was able to request an iron and ironing board from the Office, there was a fridge, microwave, etc.
Some days we headed into Playa Del Carmen for shopping, lunch, the beach ("Mamitas" Beach), a night out, etc. But other days, the sandy beach right at Paamul was so beautiful and quiet, we felt no need to go anywhere else. The food at the resort's restaurant is top notch! We ate a lot of meals there and the staff was great. In fact all of the staff was very nice and helpful. The Office, the room cleaners, the waiters.
We enjoyed many a romantic night there. We strolled down the long road to where it meets the highway to buy some snacks and wine and then enjoyed candlelit nights out on our balcony sipping the wine and listening to the waves.
We enjoyed it so much, that we are actually going back soon for another short getaway, and we are going to stay in one of their cool, rustic and charming cabanas. I think they are called "Eco Cabanas". cool little one-room (+bathroom) beach shacks that are just mere feet from the shore.
So if you want the close proximity to the shops, crowds and nightlife, but then have the huge bonus of a cozy retreat on a beautiful private beach with a gorgeous view, then definitely try the area's best kept secret. It was the perfect combination. We absolutely loved it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There is a dreamy place in the heart of The Riviera Maya next to the Caribbean Sea on one of the most spectacular bays of the Mexican Caribbean. All suites are located 60 ft from the ocean and include two queen size beds, air conditioning, hair dryers, safes, mini refrigerator, coffee makers, microwave, Wi-Fi, Cable TV and private beachfront terrace. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cabanas Paamul Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Paamul Hotel Mexico/Riviera Maya - Playa Del Carmen