If you're planning a honeymoon along Mexico's sexy Riviera Maya, yet don't want to check into an impersonal "big box" hotel, and prefer a cozier "stay at home" feel, there are some excellent alternatives in popular Playa del Carmen.
Condo Hotels Playa del Carmen has a collection of accommodations in four properties in this once sleepy fishing village, which has morphed into one of Mexico's most popular destinations. These condo hotels share first-class amenities such as a beach club, beauty salon, spa, deli, gourmet restaurants, fitness center and more. All of them (except for Villa Sacbe) have heated pools and jacuzzis.
Leading the list of choices, El Taj, recipient of the 2012 TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Award for top hotels in Mexico is a favorite with many couples wanting that "at home" feel. It has also been dubbed one of the trendiest hotels in the area and received a nod from The New York Times and USA Today for its luxury and excellent service.
The Bali-themed condos offer 57 oceanfront units ranging from one to four bedrooms with living room, marble bathrooms and fully equipped kitchen. Penthouse units feature rooftop patios with grills, private jacuzzis and sweeping ocean views. Beachside units have private terraces framed by lush foliage and lily ponds, and face the pool and cascading waterfalls.
Among the area's moderately priced boutique hotels, Villas Sacbe houses five select condos with tasteful décor and amenities you would find at a full-service hotel. Private balconies overlooking a jungle-style courtyard pave the way for a romantic view from above. The luxurious Indigo Beach Club is just a block away.
They say that location is everything, and Villas Sacbe proves the point, just steps from some of the area's best beaches and only half a block away from some of the Riviera Maya's most exuberant night life.
Another favorite, Porto Playa, offers essential honeymoon perks set in an oasis of rainforest-type tranquility with waterfalls and tropical foliage with 21 luxury units close to beautiful beaches and the famous Quinta Ave.(5th Ave). The condo's nearby amenities complete the comfortable package.
Last, but certainly not least in the Playa del Carmen Condo Hotels collection, Maya Villa beckons with 17 spacious condos highlighted by Maya décor, secluded balconies overlooking a jungle courtyard and a gecko-shaped pool crafted from jade-colored mosaic glass. Amazing marble bathrooms and fully equipped state-of- the art kitchens with granite touches add to the allure of a "home away from home."
This property is ideally located in the heart of Playa del Carmen, one block from the famous 5th Ave, with its plethora of restaurants, boutiques and scintillating nightlife.
Opting for a honeymoon in one of these condos offers the best of both worlds. You can still enjoy that carefree vacation atmosphere, while enjoying the comforts of a home away from home.
For more information visit: http://www.condohotelsplayadelcarmen.com.