"Another wonderful trip to Playa" Dec 26 Reviewed by JaneMcRiverForestIL Nothing makes me happier than walking through the front door of the Grand Penthouse at Xaman Ha and being greeted by the spectacular views. I have been to Playa at least once a year for the past 10 years and the Grand Penthouse for the last 6 or 7 years. You couldn't get me into an all-inclusive, because I love being able to try out all of the interesting restaurants in town and the great shopping....Xaman Ha is in such a great location for daily walks in and around town, and the new and improved beach is a spectacular improvement. I have stayed in maybe 4 different condos at Xaman Ha but the Grand Penthouse is hands down, my favorite and at this point, it feels like home. It is cheerfully decorated, very clean and has a great kitchen and super balcony overlooking the beach and pool, and the owners are very responsive if ever there is some sort of mechanical problem. I will definitely go back again !!
"Lovely Place to Stay-Would do it again in a heartbeat!" Dec 14 Reviewed by MildredFierce My friends and co-workers having been staying here annually for years. This past Nov. was my 1st time and I immediately saw why they keep coming back. There's plenty of space, nice kitchen and baths and the best part is the view from the very large balcony. It overlooks the beautiful grounds, pool and beach. Just spectacular! I was comfortable and felt right at home. Can't wait to go back!
"Can't imagine a better place to stay in Playa del Carmen!" Dec 10, Reviewed by MDigre This was about my fifth stay in this unit. It's becoming a yearly event for our "girl's trip." This time I stayed a bit longer than usual - 2 1/2 weeks - and spent Thanksgiving there. The unit has a wonderful kitchen, great for making breakfast/lunch. The location is an easy walk in to town for dinner, which we looked forward to every night. The balcony is quite large, like an outdoor living room, with the prettiest view of the sea and Cozumel within sight. Watching the sun come up over the sea each day on the balcony with coffee is so pretty and the view at night of the twinkling lights of Cozumel is very pretty. There was plenty of room for everyone to lounge around in the unit. The pool area and beach are fantastic. The decor is very charming with tasteful Mexican and Caribbean accents. There was a great Thanksgiving dinner in the pool area where everyone brought dishes to share - my first Thanksgiving on a beach! This place is beginning to feel like a home away from home. I can't say enough about the beautiful setting and how comfortable it is to settle in there. I have watched Playa del Carmen grow over the years to a real world-class vacation destination while maintaining its charm. There is a wonderful free jazz festival every year at this time and also Taste of Playa which had over 20 restaurants participating this year. Combine that with great food, great weather, interesting day excursions, beach massages along with just relaxing and you couldn't ask for anything better!
"We Found Paradise!" Feb 11, Reviewed by Minnie6Florida Last year my husband and I took a cruise and one of the stops was Cozumel. Since we had been there before, we took the short ferry ride to Playa Del Carmen. We walked the area and the beach and discovered Xaman Ha Grand Penthouse 7209. Absolutely gorgeous location! This year we stayed in the Grand Penthouse in Xaman Ha. It was perfect. The views from the top floor are even more spectacular than from the beach. Regarding the beach, it was nice when we saw it last year, but now it is being refurbished and is unbelievably wide! It was nearly finished when we left. The distance to the water is three times larger than it was, just beautiful. Sadly, I am not a swimmer but I really enjoyed the two pools. We got a little raft and I sunned and floated around, back and forth, (the pools are joined with a little water way under a cute little bridge)...very friendly people there too. The condo is bright and large. We used the washer and dryer, that was really a plus not often found in a condo. The maid came regularly and cleaned everything, I really enjoyed that. The accommodations are great, but what makes it fun...the decor is really Mexican, so even though you have all the conveniences, it does not look like 'home'. The kitchen is well equipped, we did some cooking but ate out also. We especially enjoyed eating from the little street carts down by the park. You can get really good, local inexpensive food and sit by the water to eat it. And the water....I have never seen such beautiful, blue water. We live not too far from the Gulf of Mexico and the water never looks like that! We really found Paradise! Xaman Ha Grand Penthouse 7209