A romantic retreat one block from the beach and Playa del Carmen's bustling 5th Avenue as well as moments from the second largest coral reef in the world, The Reef 28 is like few other resorts on the Riviera Maya.
Located in the heart of the Riviera Maya just 45 mins south of Cancun, Playa del Carmen is a charming coastal town known for its crystal-clear turquoise waters and relaxed, low-key vibe.
At The Reef 28, you are embraced with gracious hospitality and bespoke service with every imaginable luxury at your fingertips. Just some of the luxurious features include a roof top bar with stunning views, a stylish infinity pool and excellent amenities throughout the resort. Contemporary dining awaits, with a choice of authentic Mexican or Asian cuisine in the a la carte restaurants, plus a buffet restaurant offering a wide range of dishes.
For those looking to relax, you'll feel truly revitalised after a visit to the spa with it's outstanding wellness facilities.
All 120 rooms feature comforts such as premium bedding and pillow menus, while conveniences include sofa beds and sitting areas. Complimentary wireless Internet access and free minibar items are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with cable channels.
Rooms & Suites
Pairing boutique style with close proximity to the beach, Reef 28 features luxe air-conditioned suites with all the essentials you need for a relaxing, ultra-comfortable stay in the heart of downtown Playa del Carmen
Within each of the restaurants at The Reef 28, local and international gourmet cuisine are beautifully crafted in an array of chic settings to offer some of the finest dining experiences to be found in Playa del Carmen.
Venti8cho - Buffet or A la Carte for breakfast
Cachito - The Reef 28's hot spot for authentic Mexican cuisine. Open 12:30 - Midnight
Asiatico - Far East flavours into light and elegant dishes. 6:30pm - 10:30pm
With two excellent bars offering all inclusive premium drinks you will always find your perfect spot.
Bars & Lounges
Arriba - The rooftop lounge bar. Open 11am - 6pm / 10pm - 12am
Lobby 28 - The signature lobby bar. Open 8 am - 11pm
Chic, urban style and stunning amenities come together beautifully at The Reef 28 resort, offering discerning couples and groups an all-inclusive, adults-only experience beyond compare. Whether you've come to explore, golf, dive or scuba or do nothing more adventurous than lounge by the pool, exciting options are always accessible.
Pools & Beach
The Rooftop at The Reef 28 is the high point of luxury and style. Enjoy a spectacular view surrounded by music, cocktails, and glistening pools.
With a beautiful rooftop infinity pool, lounge bar with premier services situated among shady decorated lounge areas you will find the Reef 28 the perfect place to relax in your stay at Play del Carmen. Feeling competitive? Get a group together for a game of water basketball or water polo, ping pong, billiards or board games.
Although not situated directly on the beach The Reef 28 offers you unmatched easy access to beautiful Mamita's Beach, the world's second-largest reef, just a few minutes walk away.
Sports, Shows & Spa
Your Reef stay includes a daily shuttle service to the sister hotels of The Reef Playacar & The Reef Coco Beach where you can enjoy all the beach facilities, including unlimited access to non-motorised watersports and watercraft, including sea kayaks, sailboats and stand-up paddleboards.
Stay fit at the fully equipped Fitness Centre. You can enjoy unlimited aerobics and aqua-aerobics classes, stretching and more. Moreover, you can rely on a personal trainer to help you to achieve your fitness goals.
Arriba is where guests get a chance to get away and play. Sit high atop the gorgeous hotel, where the low bustle of the city serenades you. Every hour is happy hour amidst the backdrop of the ocean as seen beyond the tantalizing infinity pool. Music, DJ's, a full bar, poolside attire, delicious food and good times await you during your stay.
Elevate your vacation in Playa del Carmen to entirely new levels of wellness, relaxation and indulgence. Only steps from Mamita's Beach Club, the Okom Spa offers a full range of services in one of four private treatment rooms. Let staff pamper you with a diverse selection of massages, body therapies, hydrotherapy treatments, facials and spa rituals inspired by the beauty and ancient healing practices of the Riviera Maya.
The Reef 28 is within a minutes walk to the bustling 5th Avenue with its myriad of bars, restaurants and shops, you are a stones throw from the vibrant nightlife. Playa del Carmen also offers great access to the Mayan ruins of Tulum, Coba and Chichen Itza plus a short ferry ride to the famous diving sites on the island of Cozumel.
This spacious suite is showered in tropical sunlight thanks to expansive glass doors overlooking a private outdoor terrace. A contemporary bathroom with glass-enclosed rainfall shower and a separate living area designed to help you slow down and relax
Luxury is a way of life in the stunning Master Suite. A private terrace or balcony, romantic indoor Jacuzzi for two and bathroom with glass-enclosed rainfall shower. A separate living and dining area provides space for unwinding after a day at the beach or enjoying dinner in the privacy of your suite
Getting To Mexico The closest international airport for Playa del Carmen is Cancun International, airport code CUN. There are regular direct scheduled flights from the United Kingdom with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic plus charter flights with Thomas Cook and TUI and flying time is around 9 - 10 hours. The airport is also serviced by United Airlines, Delta Airlines, American Airlines, Air Canada and Westjet allowing connections through major USA and Canadian hubs. Aeromexico offer flights via Mexico City and onward connections to Cancun plus there are internal flights with Volaris and Mayair from most Mexican airport hubs. Please note that Virgin will cease to operate direct flights in March 2019
Getting To Playa del Carmen Shuttle transfers or Private Transfers are available to all of the resorts we feature in Playa del Carmen. Situated in close proximity to the airport it will take approx an hour to travel. Please allow longer if you are taking a shuttle transfer as this may involve stops at different hotels for fellow travellers en-route.
Tipping Tipping is a way of life in Mexico. Hotels and restaurants usually add 15% to the bill. If they dont, tip 10-15%. Tip porters about 1US$ per suitcase, and tip hotel maids (further guidance will be given in resort)