The Reef 28
Riviera Maya & Yucatan Peninsula
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.
This cosmopolitan, adults-only hotel pampers you with chic suites, contemporary cuisine, a luxurious spa, a high-energy rooftop bar with evening DJs and must-have amenities for fun and fitness. Sophisticated yet authentic, they’re the perfect choice for couples and groups seeking to relax but also experience the many charms of downtown Playa del Carmen.
Chic, urban style and stunning amenities come together beautifully at The Reef 28 resort, offering discerning couples and groups an adults-only experience beyond compare.
At The Reef 28, you are embraced with gracious hospitality and bespoke service with every imaginable luxury at your fingertips.
· Rooftop lounge bar with premier services
· Nicely decorated shaded lounge areas
· Rooftop infinity pool and indoor spa pool, both with towel service and poolside dining
· Shuttle and access to the all-inclusive family friendly beach clubs located at their sister properties The Reef Playacar & The Reef Coco Beach
· One-minute walking distance from the most popular Beach Clubs
· Full-service spa
· State-of-the-art gym equipped with latest Life Fitness equipment
· Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout property
· Sundries shop
· Room service
· Local and international gourmet cuisine
The Reef 28 brings you the exquisite pleasures to be found in Playa del Carmen like no other destination. Whether you’ve come to explore, golf, dive or scuba or do nothing more adventurous than lounge by their rooftop pool and bar, exciting options are always accessible.
Your Reef stay includes unlimited access to non-motorized watersports and watercraft, including sea kayaks, sailboats and stand-up paddleboards at their sister resorts in Playacar and Coco Beach. Sailboats are available at The Reef Playacar only.
Take a scuba demo in the pool or grab their snorkeling gear for a look at the sea life just below the surface. This is available at their sister resorts in Playacar and Coco Beach.
THE REEF MARINA DIVING AND WATER SPORTS CENTER
The Reef Marina diving and water sports center are located in the main hotel zones of Playa del Carmen: Playacar, in The Reef Playacar Resort & Spa hotel and Coco Beach, in The Reef Coco Beach Resort & Spa hotel. Easily accessible through the hotel or the beach, The Reef Marina has the infrastructure to welcome you all year long (changing rooms, showers, toilets, swimming pool, classroom, local material, rinsing tank, etc.)
In 2013, the center became part of the largest, most widely recognized scuba training organization in the world, PADI. As a PADI 5 Star Dive Resort, they guarantee the professionalism, reliability and security needed in diving. To provide a comprehensive service, The Reef Marina also has a water sports base with Waverunner, Catamaran, Kayak, and more, so you can spend unforgettable moments with your family.
Diving and activities available include Playa Del Carmen reefs, cavern diving in the cenotes, and Cozumel day trips, including snorkeling with whale sharks.
This spacious luxury suite is showered in tropical sunlight, thanks to expansive glass doors overlooking the private terrace. In addition, this suite comes with either one King bed or two Queen beds, a contemporary bathroom with a rain-style shower and a glass-enclosed shower. A separate living area provides extra space.
This stunning suite, where luxury is a way of life, comes with a King size bed as well as contemporary bathrooms with a rain-style shower and glass-enclosed showers. Upgrades include a romantic, indoor Jacuzzi for two and a private terrace or balcony, where guests can relax and enjoy intimate time together. The separate living room and dining area provide extra space to relax.
Enjoy local and international gourmet cuisine
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. Please note that all of their gourmet restaurants and bars are open to non-guests.
The lobby bar welcomes you to The Reef 28 and to the vibrancy of downtown Playa del Carmen. Enjoy their full bar and casual atmosphere as the perfect pregame gathering spot or post-party nightcap.
Cachito, The Reef 28’s signature restaurant, is proud to announce the debut of a newly redesigned menu by internationally renowned Chef de Cuisine, Margarita Carrillo. The new menu is an exciting new feature for the trendy, adults-only, boutique hotel in the heart of Playa del Carmen. Chef Carrillo herself will be overseeing the menu with plans to focus on seasonal offerings. While dishes will always be
traditional, guests can expect interesting and innovative items including everything from coconut and chili-based sauces to dishes infused with flowers, depending on the time of year.
In 2016, Carrillo was recognized by the government as Culinary Ambassador of Mexico, and the Conservatory of Mexican Gastronomic Culture appointed her Vice President of Gastronomic Projects.
At the heart and center of The Reef 28 is the fashionable and friendly Veinti8cho. Choose from the buffet or a la carte menus and marvel at the sight of the high ceilings and fresh daily offerings. It’s the perfect place just for two or for a party of both new and old friends. This restaurant is open for breakfast only.
Arriba is where guests get a chance to get away and play. Sit high atop their 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 their tantalizing infinity pool. Music, full bar, poolside attire, delicious food and good times await you during your stay. Non guests are welcome with a $300 MXN minimum for food and beverage.
Asiatico brings Far East flavors into light and elegant gourmet dishes. Enjoy all the sophistication of world cuisine in the heart of Riviera Maya.
Relax your mind and soul at Okom Spa
With their Okom Spa, REEF 28 elevates your vacation in Playa del Carmen to entirely new levels of wellness, relaxation and indulgence. Only steps from Mamita’s Beach Club, the spa offers a full range of services in one of four private treatment rooms. Let them 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.
You may also enjoy the facilities of their all-inclusive resort and full menu of spa services beneath tented cabanas on the beach at Ya’ax Spa at The Reef Playacar and The Reef Coco Beach, their sister all-inclusive resort resorts.
THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA
WHALE SHARK TOUR:
Enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience as you swim alongside the largest fish in the world, some of which can measure up to 50 feet in length.
The easiest and safest way to jump out of a perfectly good airplane! After a 20 min. scenic flight to altitude right above Playa del Carmen, you will then be ready to experience the adrenaline of free-fall from 11,000 feet for approx. 40 sec, safety attached to one of their world class instructors.
TOUR XCARET PLUS:
Tour Xcaret Plus is a natural park with more than 50 attractions for all ages.
You can swim in underground rivers, stroll along trails in the middle of the jungle and explore the mysterious caves. Discover new colors a Butterfly Pavilion and the mysteries of the ocean in the Coral Reef Aquarium. Admire closely the fauna that inhabits the park; like deer, jaguars, flamingos and exotic birds. There are several attractions to visit at Xcaret Mexico, such as the Mayan ruins, the Mexican Folk-Art Museum, a traditional Hacienda Henequenera and the Chapel of Guadalupe.
In addition, enjoy Mexican culture and get entertained with pre-Hispanic dances, the equestrian show and the splendid presentation of “Xcaret Mexico Espectacular”, with more than 300 artists on stage.
Live unique experiences at Xel-Há Mexico with its amazing coves, cenotes and ponds, in the middle of a breathtaking landscape, one of the most beautiful in Cancun and Riviera Maya.
Enjoy this snorkeling paradise, with a variety of fun-filled activities. Glide on zip-lines, show your bravery by jumping from the stone of courage, let yourself go on an inner tube and travel across the river or ride a bicycle through the biking path of the jungle.
In addition, with Xel-Há all-inclusive you can enjoy a delicious continental breakfast, light enough so you can have the energy to start a day of adventure. They are sure water activities will open your appetite; therefore, a delicious buffet, domestic open bar and unlimited non-alcohol beverages will be ready in all the restaurants. With Xel-Há Tour you only need to worry about having a blast, the rest is on them!
Enjoy the nightlife of Cancun and live a Mexican Fiesta.
Xoximilco is a great choice to make new friends, celebrate an important event, or just be a part of this tradition of Mexico in its golden age. Enjoy a journey through canals on board a Mexican Gondolas, dance and sing with live traditional music, enjoy delicious tasting of Mexican cuisine and toast with the classic tequila.
How bold are you?
Choose among activities where you will climb a rope course hanging in the air, paddle in a kayak, fly like a hawk by gliding in a zip-line, enjoy a jet boat ride with unpredictable twists and turns, conquer the harshness of the terrain while driving an off road vehicle, and try to control a raft down the stream of the only white rapids of the destination.
SAIL BY CATAMARAN TO ISLA MUJERES:
Sail away to Isla Mujeres, snorkel, shop, eat lunch at a private beach club and have a wonderful day on board a catamaran, all while admiring the spectacular views that the Caribbean Sea has to offer.
COZUMEL JEEP TOUR:
If you are a nature lover and want to discover why the Mayans consider Cozumel a sacred place, then this tour is made for you.
The visit includes the Mayan vestiges of San Gervasio, place of tribute of the Goddess of Fertility “Ixchel”, as well as the historic “Faro Celarain”, which served as a guide to the pirates who sailed the Mexican Caribbean.
CHICHEN ITZA TOUR:
Let yourself be amazed by the stunning beauty of Chichen Itzá.
Witness the legacy of the Maya culture with the Xichén Clásico Tour and learn the history of this wonder of the modern world. Enjoy a pleasant trip from your hotel to the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza. Go through its road and buildings, while a guide tells you secrets and legends hidden in its walls. You will also visit the Cenote Ik’Kil, surround yourself with natural beauty and swim in its refreshing waters. Chichen Itzá Tour ends with a delicious buffet lunch with specialties of the Yucatecan cuisine. Transport yourself back in time and live the mysticism of the Maya culture!
Access to the Playa del Carmen’s best golf couldn’t be easier. The Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya is located moments from their resort. Designed by Robert von Hagge, this 18-hole, par-72 course has been called the most challenging in the Riviera Maya.
The setting is just part of its allure. Exotic wildlife and ancient Mayan ruins surround the course, creating a breathtaking backdrop for golfers of all skill levels. Highlights include a Club House with a pro shop (aka The Rock Shop) and snack bar as well as a practice facility with a driving range, chipping and putting greens and a green side bunker, locker rooms and showers as well as club and shoe rental.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL:
JOYÀ combines culinary and performing arts in an intimate theater setting to engage the audience’s five senses. Drawing on Mexico’s history and heritage, JOYÀ tells the story of an alchemist and his granddaughter embarking on a transformative quest to uncover the secrets of life. Through their wonderfully disorienting journey, they will discover a hidden gem in the mangrove, passing along the poetry of love and life to future generations.
A new experience to awaken your senses.
Xenses is the new park in Cancun and Riviera Maya. Test your mind and your senses while you slide, fly and immerse yourself in fun. Enjoy more than 15 activities with fantastic scenarios by land, air and water. Rediscover the world with new sensation, be a child again!
The jungle comes to life in the best adventure park in Riviera Maya. Xplor Park is a unique underground world, where you will enjoy an unparalleled journey. During the day, fly between trees and bridges, discovering amazing caves and extraordinary rock formations.