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Palafitos Overwater Bungalows

Carretera Cancun - Tulum Km 55.3, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 21-03-01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21-03-01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#81 of 305 hotels in Playa del Carmen
Travellers' Choice
It's one thing to stay at the beach. It's another thing entirely to go beyond it. Palafitos Overwater Bungalows surround you with the sapphire serenity of the Caribbean. Gently lapping waves both beckon you for a swim and lull you to sleep every evening. Experience the ultimate in Riviera Maya oceanfront luxury. Between the lavish accommodations, Gourmet Inclusive® dining, and unique experiences, you'll have everything you need to drift off into vacation nirvana. Explore all the tempting highlights from our resort, and start planning your stay in paradise.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Entertainment staff
Airport transportation
Private pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Facial treatments
Butler service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Room service
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Brad F wrote a review Sep. 20
1 contribution
We stayed at the Palafitos to celebrate our anniversary and I could not have been happier with the trip. We traveled with three other couples and they made every effort to make the trip special for all of us. From check-in to check-out our experience was exceptional. I can't say enough about the service. From our butlers - Janet and William - to our breakfast service from Miguel and Mario - to the amazing drinks brought to us by Fidel...they were all awesome...and I can't forget our beach bartender, Alfredo, thank you! There were too many great experiences and people to mention them all. We travel frequently and this was hands down our best trip.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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bowlergirl81 wrote a review Sep. 13
Johnstown, PA2 contributions
We recently stayed at the Palafitos for our anniversary. The service was fantastic. Pilar and Samantha our butlers took care of our every need. Fidel brought us drinks in our pool. The Palafitos restaurant food was excellent, the steak I had on Steakhouse Night was probably the best I've ever had. Angel, Manuel, Mario and Bladimir were great servers. We had dinner at Papitos a few nights, each night was a different theme, Molcajetes night is not to be missed! Service was great here as well from Leandro, Dimas, Felipe, Hector and Arturo. It is pretty quiet when you stay at the Palafitos as there is no bar to relax at or activities out over the water, but you can go to any bars, restaurants, activities that are held at El Dorado Maroma. We look forward to going back again in the future!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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DannyG wrote a review Sep. 8
1 contribution
We just celebrated our anniversary and Palafitos is top notch.. No place like it on this side of the world. The whole staff is stellar from the Butlers to the Beach Attendant Daisy and Bar Tender Felipe. My two cents get a Mojito the second you arrive.....best Mojitos ever....
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Date of stay: September 2021
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amy dawn wrote a review Sep. 4
Haslet, Texas1 contribution
We had the best experience staying in the bungalows for 3 nights. The butlers Pilar and Samantha went over and beyond to take care of all our needs. It was our 15 year anniversary and they decorated our room with rose petals and champagne. Room Service every morning was on point. Def can’t wait to go back again.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Seaweed was very bad this time of year. So ocean was very merky and not real clear and blue
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Catherine N wrote a review Sep. 2
5 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at Palafitos Bungalows and had such an amazingly unforgettable experience. From the moment we arrived to the property, we were pampered and showered. Our personal butlers, Karen and Alex were absolutely AMAZING. They were always available willingly to assist. We can’t wait to be back!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$1,147 - US$2,291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MexicoYucatan PeninsulaQuintana RooRiviera MayaPlaya del Carmen
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palafitos Overwater Bungalows
Which popular attractions are close to Palafitos Overwater Bungalows?
Nearby attractions include Cirque du Soleil Joyà (5.7 km), Jungala Aqua Experience (6.0 km), and Pasion De Cacao (4.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Palafitos Overwater Bungalows?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Palafitos Overwater Bungalows?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Palafitos Overwater Bungalows?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Palafitos Overwater Bungalows?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Palafitos Overwater Bungalows?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pavo Real by the Sea, Tramonto, and El Puerto.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Palafitos Overwater Bungalows?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Palafitos Overwater Bungalows have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Palafitos Overwater Bungalows offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Palafitos Overwater Bungalows?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Palafitos Overwater Bungalows?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Zona Arqueológica Playa del Carmen (15.3 km).
Is Palafitos Overwater Bungalows accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.