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Sandos Playacar Beach Resort - Select Club - All Inclusive

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
Tasty breakfast
Beautiful beach
Location is ok
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Sandos Playacar Beach Resort - Select Club - All Inclusive

from £164
  • Jr Suite Riviera Select With Jacuzzi
  • Select Superior
  • Select Ocean Front

About Sandos Playacar Beach Resort - Select Club - All Inclusive

All-inclusive beach resort near Playa del Carmen

Beach access, shopping

Sandos Playacar Beach Resort – Select Club – All Inclusive is an all-inclusive resort with an adults-only section located a short walk from the beach - or, you can hop on the hotel's tram. The shopping and busy nightlife of Playa del Carmen's Fifth Avenue, or Quinta Avenida, are a 15-minute drive.

Watersports, culture

You can enjoy the water with kiteboarding, and stand-up paddle courses at the resort, or you can head to the eco-archaeological park XCaret, a 15-minute drive, and swim with dolphins. For Mayan archaeology, Tulum is a 1-hour drive, while Cobá is a 90-minute drive.

Poolside drinks, spa

You can spend a sunny day lounging poolside and enjoying the swim-up bar, and then, later, indulge in a massage or hydrotherapy bath at Spa Sandos. Le Gourmet French Restaurant is only one of the many hotel restaurants, bars, and buffets - and there's WiFi too.

Sandos Playacar Beach Resort – Select Club – All Inclusive features an exclusive adults only pool area, swim-up bar, lounges and private beach area, along with access to all the amenities and restaurants throughout the resort.

Terraces and hot tubs

The 276 modern and tropical guestrooms feature balconies or terraces with garden, sea, and jungle views. You can spend your evening soaking in the hot tub, order in 24-hour room service, and wind down with a movie on the flat-screen TV - all rooms have a minibar.

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 for 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 sunloungers
  • 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 sunloungers
  • 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
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • 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. On-site 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
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Cycling
  • Fitness facilities
  • Miniature golf
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

  • Aerobics
  • Cooking
  • Dancing
  • Water fitness
  • Yoga

  • On-site entertainment and activities
  • Access to on-site clubs
  • On-site live performances
  • Theme parties

Not included
  • Motorised water sports
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkelling excursions
  • Premium food items
  • Bottled wine
  • Airport transfers
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Off-site tours
  • Transport to off-site activities


Spa Sandos has 22 treatment rooms and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Thai massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Sandos Playacar Beach Resort - Select Club - All Inclusive’s small print

Also known as

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


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These 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 on 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


  • In Playacar
  • Playacar Golf Club (17-minute walk)
  • Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal (40-minute walk)
  • Yucatek Divers (42-minute 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
Amazing hotel with great food and 1st class staff
What an amaze place! Room was awesome, staff were brilliant, food and drinks were so good and I can't wait to come back! We felt safe, cared for, relaxed and simply incredibly happy. 5* everything!
Helen, gbRomance trip
Sandos Playacar Beach Resort - Select Club - All Inclusive
Misleading hotel
Do not stay here worst trip ever from start to finish. Had problems everyday with one thing or another
A Traveller, gb7 night romance trip
Sandos Playacar Beach Resort - Select Club - All Inclusive
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
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
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

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