Following up on my recent trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, after my stay at the secluded Banyon Tree, I moved with my group to a 4 bedroom, 5 bath suite at the El Taj in bustling Playa del Carmen. This is a really great hotel for those looking for the following criteria:
- Condos with all the amenities
- Excellent location right by the beach, with 2 fantastic pools
- Best location in playa, right by 5th Ave and all the best attractions
I had stayed in this part of Playa before, and was so happy to find the El Taj. It’s part of the Condo Hotels chain in playa, which give you huge spaces, fit for any party. I also booked way in advance, and got an additional winter discount on top of the pretty great rates to start with.
The hotel helped us arrange a private chef (pretty affordable) for one evening, as well as all our transportation in and around Playa. We also had enough space to host a yoga instructor and have our own private class. Very cool indeed.
The location was key for us, as we were able to explore the local area on foot, and walk to great restaurants, shops and nightclubs. The hotel also arranged free breakfast on the beach at the Indigo Beach Club, which was fresh and delicious, with amazing views. I definitely recommend this spot for anyone looking for a trip to Playa del Carmen in the near future, it gets you out of the big resorts,but still gets great amenities and the best location.