Ja’Vonne and I recently returned from a trip to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Playa Del Carmen is a quaint town in the Riviera Maya, about fifty-five minutes outside of Cancun. We went to experience THE ROYAL, a Gourmet All-Inclusive, adults only resort that is located in the heart of downtown Playa Del Carmen.
As we pulled up to the front of the resort, I immediately understood why THE ROYAL Playa Del Carmen is known as one of the most popular resorts in the Riviera Maya. From the time you step on property to the time you leave you feel as if you are a special guest.
As we stepped out of the car the doorman placed his hand over his heart and greeted is with the most beautiful smile and a warm, “Welcome Home”. I immediately began to relax and enjoy the experience. We were directed to the check-in desk where we were offered a cool towel and a glass of something fruity with a little kick, to refresh ourselves.
I want you to look through my eyes to visualize this. As we are standing in the foyer there is a colorful Tiffany glass dome over our heads. It is absolutely beautiful. The lobby is large but intimate. There are cabana’s to lie in, large comfortable chairs and couches, a bar and game tables. Everything is decorated in rich earth tones to give a quiet, serene feel. As I walk through the lobby I look straight ahead, through the open wall and I am blown away. The view of the grounds with sculptures, swimming pools surrounded by cabanas, and finally the ocean is breathtaking. Yep, I know I am going to enjoy my stay at THE ROYAL!
As I am shown to my room I am told that THE ROYAL is an all suite resort. There is 24 hour room service, 12 luxury-gourmet all inclusive restaurants ( I will tell you about the food later, it deserves a post all its own), a wonderful Eco-holistic Mayan-inspired, full service SPA, and so much more. Are you drooling yet? But wait there’s more!
THE ROYAL Resort Playa Del Carmen is one of four luxury all-inclusive resorts that are apart of the Real Resorts family. Real Resorts was founded in 1997 by Fernando Garcia Zalvidea, an ingenious man who took his dedication of promoting tourism throughout Cancun and Mexico’s Riviera and turned it into an outlet, through Best Day Tours and Real Resorts, to make visitors to this area of Mexico feel, understand and appreciate the beauty of the area and the people who live there.
Over the next few days I will share with you my experience here at THE ROYAL Playa Del Carmen, my visit to THE ROYAL in Cancun, and our visit to Xcaret. It truly exceeded my expectations.
Until next time, keep your EYE to the sky!