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7 Airbnb Rentals In Playa del Carmen Fit For The Royal Family Without The Extravagant Price Tag

Juanita Rodriguez 10-01-2018

Top Airbnb rentals in Playa del Carmen

Last updated on September 24, 2021

Researching your next trip is always an emotional high. Like many travelers worldwide, Airbnb has become my go-to booking site. Whether I’m looking for a restored colonial home in Merida or an apartment that’s walking distance to the Vatican, this user-friendly platform makes it easy. Specifically for families with more than two children, it’s difficult to find a single hotel room that accommodates five guests. Thanks to incredible hosts and charming Airbnb vacation rentals, our clan has savored countless unforgettable stays.

Besides having the benefit of sleeping in a room separate from our sleep-talking son (bless his heart), we love exploring new neighborhoods. Staying away from a city’s hotel zone, gives us a full-on immersion into the local culture and lifestyle.

You may have noticed, there are a staggering amount of Riviera Maya rental options on Airbnb. In order to simplify your search, here are seven Playa del Carmen vacation rentals fit for royalty without the extravagant prices.

El Presidente Penthouse at The Elements

Elements Penthouse Airbnb Rental Playa del Carmen

This property receives a lot of fanfare for its exceptional ocean views and multiple custom designed outdoor living spaces. If you’re a well-heeled traveler coming from the cold country, the private roof terrace is the ideal spot for soaking up the sun and expelling winter blues. Heck, these divine Caribbean views are enticing no matter what season it is!

Imagine lounging under a starry sky, sharing a bottle of fine wine with your partner, and listening to the ebb and flow of the waves nearby. Alternatively, if you are traveling with a group, your tropical palace has its own wet bar, plunge pool and expansive seating area. Whipping up a batch of minty mojitos for your pals will be the only pressing call of duty.

In the morning, take a front-row seat to one of the greatest shows on earth – the Playa del Carmen sunrise. The explosion of colors over the turquoise seascape will beckon you to the silky, white sand. Before long, you’ll be perched under a palm tree at The Elements exclusive beach club, enjoying signature cocktails and more of the million-dollar view.

The two-level penthouse also features an exquisitely tailored kitchen to suit the needs of any top chef. But if the splendid Playa dining scene appeals to you, ask your designated ambassador to assist in scheduling dinner reservations. Regardless of whether you dine in or out, this top achiever provides a refined taste of upscale Caribbean lifestyle. Hence, it’s one of the many reasons El Presidente sits at numero uno on the list.

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Oceana 122

Oceana Airbnb Playa del Carmen

This spectacular two-bedroom plus den offers over eleven hundred square feet of luxurious finishes and fantastic amenities. First of all, you’ll appreciate the direct access to the sophisticated pool area, snack and beverage bar, as well as the fitness center.

Then there’s the entire wall of noise canceling sliding doors. Each day, the sun filters in to saturate the dapper interior space, highlighting pieces collected from local Mexican artists. Every room has been equipped with contemporary furnishings, a Smart television, and plush bedding providing a level of comfort satisfactory for any king or queen.

Finally, it sits steps away is Playa del Carmen’s most desirable beach clubs, Mamitas and Kool. Boasting posh sun beds, elegant pools and elite DJs, these sandy oases typically attract stylish trendsetters from around the world.

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Paseo del Sol Reef 201

Paseo del Sol Reef 201, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

This palatial vacation home is perfect for a double royal couple getaway. Two grand bedrooms offer sun-soaked tropical views and the open layout has ample room for an entourage (if that’s how your excellency rolls.)

The home’s umpteen windows impeccably frame the exotic, colorful gardens of Paseo del Sol. From this vantage point, you also have an incredible vista of the 95-meter pool. Not only is the kitchen is fully appointed, but this property is one of the few homes in the city that possesses a soaker tub.

Above all of its fabulous features, any king will love the magnificent outdoor living space with its grill and handsome seating area. The covered exterior space is an inviting, shady spot to entertain. Due to the quiet corner location, you can take an uninterrupted breezy siesta or relax with a good book anytime of day. The view from the top is certainly a majestic one from the impressive 2-bedroom vacation haven.

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Villa Uxmal 

Villa Uxmal by Bric Vacation Rentals, Playa del Carmen

Inside this serene compound, you and your royal entourage plenty of privacy, courtesy of the hibiscus-lined fence and shroud of jungle backing onto the Hard Rock Golf Club. Perched upon the grand terrace of your royal residence, you can admire the noteworthy pool, complete with its sandy incline, jacuzzi, and swim up bar.

The regal sanctuary and its 5 bedrooms (each with an ensuite) are furnished to the nines. Beyond the elegant interior, the outdoor entertainment area provides an unparalleled wow-factor. Among the amenities are two plush seating and dining zones facing the splendid pool. Not to mention the impressive exterior kitchen, with its barbecue, beverage fridge, and Teppanyaki grill. In addition, your own personal concierge is available 24/7 to take your vacation experience to the next level. In-house massages? Chef service? Yacht rental for the day? No problem; your wish is his command.

Whether your days are spent at the beach or roaming the Riviera Maya’s exceptional natural wonders, you’ll find it hard to leave your Uxmal kingdom.

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Aldea Thai 305

Aldea Thai luxury Airbnb Rental in Playa del Carmen

The private roof terrace at Aldea Thai 305 is by far, one of the most spectacular your highness will encounter in all of Playa del Carmen. Although its sheer size is as immense as a typical communal area, this exquisite space belongs to you and your party alone. The pristine plunge pool –yours. The jaw-dropping blue-green view – all yours!

As intriguing as relaxing up on that regal terrace is for the entire week, you’ll want to pay a visit to the show-stopping Aldea Thai pool. No need to haul a heavy cooler down. A mixologist is on hand daily at the thatched roof pool bar to create some of the finest cocktails in the city. Additionally, with the opulent poolside setting and zen playlist, you’ll relish every heavenly minute away from royal duties.

Within your not-so-humble abode, you’ll find all you need to unwind and even more splendid sea views. Just steps from the grandiose entrance of the Aldea Thai property, is Mamitas Beach Club. Dine seaside or kick back and relax in one of the curtained day beds. Big name DJs from around the world get the party started around the ultra-chic infinity pool area.

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The Elements Penthouse 21

Elements Penthouse Luxury Airbnb Rental in Playa del Carmen

The immaculate Penthouse 21 at The Elements is one of those stellar properties that you might find gracing the pages of exotic travel magazines. Glistening Caribbean views and superior service from the moment your stay begins, make this property an ideal fit for a VIP guest.

As you set foot within this impressive three-bedroom penthouse, you immediately get the sense that it’ll be a vacation to remember. Its superb position opposite the sea, along with its complete wall of windows give you a glorious introduction to the Caribbean view. The marvelous tropical setting lures you outdoors to enjoy Playa del Carmen’s endless summer climate to the fullest.

The pinkish-orange sunrise, which bursts over the vibrant teal seascape each morning will take your breath away. Equally, the bobbing fishing boats on the sea will leave spellbound. The view is like a remarkable painting come to life.

The exquisite two-level vacation home features a cool water Jacuzzi overlooking the majestic garden and no-edge pool. In any case, either one of the exterior living spaces present an unobstructed turquoise scene that dreams are made of.

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Abrazo del Mar at Magia Playa

Abrazo del Mar at Magia Playa Airbnb Rental

This majestic three-bedroom vacation home rounds out our list of high-end, Playa del Carmen properties without a hefty price tag. Abrazo del Mar, meaning ‘A Hug from the Sea’ does just that. From your stately terrace off the second-level master bedroom, the ocean breeze embraces your soul, transporting you to vacation bliss.

The panoramic Caribbean views from the pair of ample terraces are as outstanding as it gets. Two stunning pools sit amidst the perfectly manicured one-acre green space, located just a half block away from the picturesque Riviera Maya coastline.

Similarly to the above-mentioned properties, Magia Playa presents every superior amenity you’d expect of a lavish property. Most notable are its Caribbean views and superb master bedroom. Plus, its prime location means you are just steps from Indigo Beach Club. Furthermore, an array of fine eateries, boutique stores and galleries are just one block away.

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A one-week’s stay at any one of these extraordinary properties is sure to be a highlight of your year, if not your lifetime. Paradise is more affordable than you think, and just a click away.