5 Best Rooftop Pools in Playa del Carmen

If you are wondering where the top rooftop pools in Playa del Carmen are, then this blog is for you. Check out KKIS's top 5 options! ... Continue Reading »
By: The KKIS Project  
on: August 08, 2023

If you are wondering where the top rooftop pools in Playa del Carmen are, then this blog is for you. Check out KKIS’s top 5 options!

Best 5 Playa del Carmen Rooftop Pools That We Love!

At KKIS, we all know best pools in Playa del Carmen are on a rooftop! From way up high, there’s nothing to block the sun from giving you your daily dose of vitamin D! Whether you are looking to enjoy a day pass, or are simply in the mood for a couple of drinks with panoramic views of the city, here are the top 5 rooftop pools in Playa del Carmen that you cannot miss!

Hotel The Reef 28, Playa del Carmen

The Reef 28 is an adults-only hotel with a privileged location just steps away from Mamita’s Beach and 5th Avenue. Its pool and rooftop bar in Playa del Carmen is one of the largest and welcomes both hotel guests and outside visitors.

It has a wide pool for cooling down and two jacuzzis. There is also a selection of sofas, sun loungers, and cabana beds to lie on. The rooftop bar serves a whole range of drinks and some delicious mocktail options too! Plus the restaurant serves up a great range of food. What more could you possibly ask for?

Traveler tip: Check out this rooftop for insta-worthy panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. Price range: $$$$

Playa del Carmen Rooftop Pools

Alessia Dayclub at The Thompson Hotel, Playa del Carmen

The Thompson is a luxury hotel situated right in the heart of Playa del Carmen. Its rooftop on 12th Street features a beautiful panoramic pool with glorious views over Fifth Avenue. It also is home to Alessia rooftop restaurant, where you can order some amazing seafood and local delicacies to enjoy during your pool day!

The rooftop pool is open to hotel guests, but if you’re not a hotel resident, it has cabanas that you can rent and offers visitors a day pass option. Be sure to check it out at the weekends, as there is usually a cool DJ setting the tone for an amazing experience!

Traveler tip: Great mixology and high-end food options. Price range: $$$$$

Alessia Dayclub at The Thompson Hotel

Palm Hotel Rooftop, Playa del Carmen

Our next favorite Playa del Carmen rooftop pool is located at The Palm Hotel on 8th Street. Not only does it offer a beautiful view, but it also features a pool and a separate Jacuzzi tub. This rooftop has one the largest outdoor spaces to enjoy the view and welcomes hotel guests and locals looking to mingle and soak up some sun.

They also have great promotional days, offering ladies’ deals, 2x1s, and offers on food – so keep track of their social media to find a great value day club deal! It is definitely a spot you can’t miss on your trip to Playa!

Traveler tip: Locals love to mingle and network here. Price range: $$$

rooftop pools in Playa del Carmen

The Fives Downtown, Playa Del Carmen

The Fives Rooftop, Playa Del Carmen, is a popular spot for a pool day. It not only has the perfect pool to lounge around for enjoying views of the beautiful Caribbean Sea. But also a secondary jacuzzi area, where you can organize private events too. This rooftop is also open to the public through a day pass and has a great selection of food and snacks.

If you happen to stop by on a Sunday, you can enjoy their famously delicious brunch, including bottomless mimosas! Be sure to book though – spaces are limited and it fills up every week.

Traveler tip: Come for the Sunday Brunch and stay for the beautiful infinity pool. Price range: $$$$

The Fives Rooftop, Playa Del Carmen

Be Playa Rooftop Pool, Playa Del Carmen

One of the first in the town, The Be Playa Rooftop is enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. It has a laid-back vibe and you’ll usually find it’s a lot quieter than the other options on our top rooftop list! Meaning even if you get here a little later in the afternoon, you can still find a sunbed to rest on.

It has a small shallow pool with its iconic sewing table in the middle, which you may have seen on Instagram! The rooftop bar serves up some great smoothies and cocktails too. Did anyone say Margaritas?

Traveler tip: Great spot for digital nomads featuring plenty of shade to work! Price range: $$$

Rooftop Pool, Playa Del Carmen

Best Rooftop Pools in Playa del Carmen: Before You Go!

There is more to life than cocktail sipping at the rooftop pools in Playa del Carmen. Did you know that many children living in Mexico are not able to go to high school because they are charged a fee – it is not free! While 12 years of education in Mexico is compulsory, the average number of years of education is only 9.

Students who want to go on to high school need to pay for an entrance exam, school fees, transportation, and uniform costs. We believe in public education. It is not a perfect system in any country, but KKIS believes that all children should have access to 12 years of education.

The good news is it costs less than $2 USD per day to keep a student in high school – less than buying a drink at a Playa del Carmen rooftop bar! 

If you are anything like us, you will agree that so much of why we love Playa del Carmen has to do with the amazing locals. So why not do something for the community in return?

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