We recently talked about one of my favorite resorts, The Royal in Playa Del Carmen. For those of you who read that post, you already know just how much I fell in love with the property and the surroundings. In fact, I dream of getting married there one day!
The Royal also has a sister hotel who is worth talking about. The Gran Porto, another luxurious All-Inclusive member of the Playa Resort family, lies directly across the street from The Royal. The Gran Porto sits steps away from the shops and restaurants of Fifth Avenue and is also a beachfront property, lying conveniently along one of the most pristine beaches in Playa Del Carmen.
The main difference between The Royal Playa Del Carmen and the Gran Porto is the atmosphere. The Gran Porto offers more of a family friendly vibe by offering unique Family Suites that sleep up to 5 people. They also offer an amazing experience for kids of all ages with their signature Oki waterpark and their X-box game room. If you’re teenager is a gamer, this place would be heaven for them!
The level of luxury offered isn’t affected by the change in atmosphere as some might expect. In fact the Gran Porto offers many of the same amenities as The Royal, including access to private pools, an incredible spa experience (with ocean front options) and unique culinary classes and tastings.
Most suites in the Gran Porto offer a beautiful ocean view via a terrace or a balcony, depending on the type of room you get. The resort also offers numerous à la carte restaurants, including S’Padas Brazilian Steakhouse which was my favorite dining experience on the whole trip! S’Padas offers you an authentic Brazilian experience right in the heart of the resort. If you’re lucky, you might catch a front-row view of the resorts live cirque-style performance during your meal!
In addition to numerous a la carte restaurants, the resort also offers a beachside bar where you can sit back and sip on your favorite cocktails until the sun goes down. Talk about perfect right?!
The Gran Porto is a perfect resort for a family getaway with activities suitable for all ages. If you’re thinking of planning a trip with your kids this year, you should definitely be adding the Gran Porto to your itinerary!