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Sandos Playacar Beach Resort - Select Club - All Inclusive, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

4-star4 stars
Paseo Xaman-ha Lote 1Mza 1 Fracc. Playacar, Playa del CarmenQROO77710Mexico

Playacar beachfront resort with spa, beach bar
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Very Good8.0
Beautiful beach
Tasty breakfast
Great location
Value for money
Fairly good value for money
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Sandos Playacar Beach Resort - Select Club - All Inclusive, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

from Rs15,138
  • Jr Suite Riviera Select With Jacuzzi
  • Select Superior
  • Select Ocean Front

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 276 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Caters to adults only
  • All-inclusive (taxes and gratuities included)
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • 10 restaurants
  • 6 bars/lounges
  • 3 coffee shops/cafés
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Beach bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Swim-up bar
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Nightclub
  • Beach towels
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Health club
  • Spa tub
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Plasma TV
  • Satellite TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

All inclusive

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).
Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.
Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Activities and facilities/equipment
Water activities
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Bicycling
  • Fitness facilities
  • Miniature golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

  • Aerobics
  • Cooking
  • Dancing
  • Water fitness
  • Yoga

  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances
  • Theme parties

Not included
  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Premium food items
  • Bottled wine
  • Airport transfers
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities


The 23,000-square-foot spa and fitness center offers 22 treatment rooms, each of which includes a private shower. The facility includes an open pool, steam baths, and separate men's and women's locker rooms with saunas. The salon offers manicures and pedicures, hair services, and other beauty services.

Please note that guests under 18 are not allowed in the spa.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Health club
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site


  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Water skiing nearby

Sandos Playacar Beach Resort - Select Club - All Inclusive, Playa del Carmen, Mexico’s small print

Also known as

  • Sandos Beach Resort Adults Only-All Inclusive
  • Sandos Playacar Beach Resort Adults Only-All Inclusive
  • Sandos Playacar Beach Select Club Playa del Carmen
  • Sandos Playacar Beach Select Club


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, fitness facility, or spa tub.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Sanitation services: MXN 20 per night
  • Resort fee: MXN 20.00 per accommodation, per night

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 31 December

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of MXN 2100 per person (one way)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 1 and 17 costs MXN 880.00 (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Sandos Playacar Beach Resort - Select Club - All Inclusive, Playa del Carmen, Mexico


  • In Playacar
  • Playacar Golf Club - 17 min walk
  • Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal - 40 min walk
  • Yucatek Divers - 42 min walk
  • Central Square - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Quinta Alegria - 2.6 mi / 4.3 km
  • Pier Navega - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km

Getting around

  • Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.) - 53 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 224 reviews

Sandos Playacar Beach Resort - Select Club - All Inclusive, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Bad food, watered down drinks, staff uninterested
After charging over $8000 for 3 rooms over Christmas for me, my husband, my kids and their partners, we checked into rooms that were drab and cold. No robes, no slippers, no promised "welcome gift" of champagne. The safe in our room was locked so we had to call security to come open it. At one point we were locked out of the room because the battery on the door lock was not working. In the room was a refrigerator with drinks, a coffee pot, 2 cups and two packs of coffee. That is all the coffee we got, it was never refilled and I had to move the coffee pot to a place where there was an outlet. At one point, a glass was broken, we called housekeeping to mop because there were slivers of glass, they never came. I ended up mopping the floor with a towel. The lock on the balcony door was broke. Over the bed hung one lonely picture quite crookedly and next to it a lone nail, where was the other picture. The adult pool was good. The food was not good, it was the equivalent of a cruise. The restaurants basically shuffled the same food around and called it French, Italian, Asian or Mexican. The buffet was pretty good in that there was a good salad bar. But seriously, some of it was inedible. It seems each day, I had to stand in a very slow line to get the things we needed, no special line for the Select Adult Section, although there was a desk. The staff in the main lobby would tell me they would take care of the issue and then not do it. It was very frustrating that they lied.
Rene, us6 night family trip
Sandos Playacar Beach Resort - Select Club - All Inclusive, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
My boyfriend and I stayed at Sandos for 5 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our vacation. We spent the extra money to stay in the Adults only select section and it was completely worth it. We got access to more restaurants and I enjoyed being able to relax in the adults only pool. The quality of food at Sandos was fantastic. There were tons of options at each meal and the flavors were excellent. The beach at the resort is absolutely gorgeous. The water is a beautiful, clear blue with white sand. I would absolutely stay at Sandos again and would recommend it to friends!
Cristina, us5 night romance trip
Sandos Playacar Beach Resort - Select Club - All Inclusive, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Very Good8.0
Beautiful resort
Went for a wedding. The beach and beach wedding were beautiful. The whole resort is beautiful and I felt safe. The staff is wonderful and so helpful and nice. There is a 5 gallon jug of water in each of the rooms that was so nice and so less wasteful than bottled water. There are a lot of food options. They are all really good, but not excellent. It was definitely worth the money. We would go back.
Beth, us4 night family trip
Sandos Playacar Beach Resort - Select Club - All Inclusive, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Very Good8.0
Good price/quality ratio. IS NOT AN ADULTS ONLY!
Good price/quality ratio. Rooms are nice, but the hotel is huge, and there is only like one car to go from the Adult section to the beach. Food is good as well, but the service is uneven, some of the personal are extremely nice and helpful but others are very rude. However, I will stay here again. The Playacar beach is without a doubt the most beautiful I've ever seen, the water is clear, there are a lot of little fishes in the water, so beautiful. However, this is NOT a CHILD FREE hotel as they advertise. There are Adult sections, but there are children everywhere, in the restaurant, the pools, etc. I will not recommend this hotel for a romantic get away, is more for a family vacation.
Laura Liliana, as2 night family trip

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Sandos Playacar Beach Resort - Select Club - All Inclusive, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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