Sunset Fishermen Beach Resort
What We Love
- A suite in a gated community, on an all-inclusive basis, with select water sports and moreStaying in an all-inclusive studio in a gated private beachfront community
- Hitting up the yacht club or letting the staff arrange a water-sport excursion
- Being just a short drive or cab ride from the heart of the Playa action
- Taking your bicycle tour, a complimentary perk
What To Know
- Free self-parking
- WiFi is available in the lobby
The beach meets the street in Playa del Carmen, a seaside town that’s equal parts trendy and tropical. This cheerful destination in the beautiful Quintana Roo region, on Mexico’s east coast, will make you want to shop until you drop on the beautiful sands of its namesake shores. Thanks to buzzing, central Quinta Avenida, you can hit countless boutiques and party ‘til the wee hours, at any of numerous nightclubs. But should you prefer a lazier stay, those Caribbean waves are just as enticing and never too hard to find.
This coastal-meets-cosmopolitan vibe carries on over to Sunset Fishermen Beach Resort, a gated community adjacent to Playa. Not only does this property offer a staff that’s eager to point you to the best local spots, but it’s decked out with sunny and stylish details. Within it, you’ll find a pool, a spa, a yacht club, aqua aerobics and non-motorized water-sport activities; cooking classes and trivia events also take place here. Of course, you’ll still want a taste of the downtown scene. Simply hop into a cab, for the short ride to the heart of the city.
Good to know
The all-inclusive basis includes unlimited food and beverages, an activities program, Wi-Fi in the lobby, a juice-therapy menu, non-motorized water activities, a bicycle tour, an in-room mini bar replenished daily and room service from 7am until 10:30pm.
Our advertised lowest rate is available August through October, but every bookable date is still the lowest price for that room, on that night, that you’ll find anywhere online.
Your Sunset Fishermen abode boasts original art and sculptures, plus a fabulous view of the jungle or the Caribbean Sea. You’ll have one king or two double beds, a double sofa bed and a lagoon- or ocean-view terrace, as well.
There are two eateries and two bars at the resort, to cover your dining-and-drinking bases. La Terraza opens daily to serve international cuisine, starting with a continental breakfast bright and early, followed by a breakfast buffet. Lunch is also buffet style, while Italian dinner is à la carte and very slightly dressier, with shoes and shorts required. Otherwise, head to Fishermen Grill for à la carte breakfast, dinner or snacks, or grab a drink at the lobby or pool bars.
Stop by the property’s spa for a relaxing therapy. The outpost of local chain Ya’ax Ché Spa is all about the pampering, whether of your mind, body or spirit.
If you can’t decide whether you’d like to be in the middle of the action or off in your own little community, Sunset Fishermen gives you both. You’re within the gates of Playacar, with access to a private beach, plus tons of activities: cooking lessons, trivia contests, non-motorized water sports, kayak trips, (complimentary) bike rides. Hop in your car or a cab, though, and you’ll be pounding the Quinta Avenida pavement in no time. Also nearby are a golf course and several Mayan archaeological sites.
How to Get There
We bought time at Fisherman's about 20 years ago. As is typical, we were over promised and did not check all the details. That is on us, and we accepted it when we finally figured it all out. We would take our family every year and loved it.
Some years ago, they began an effort to drive older owners out. Loud music over the pool area, loud 'games' at all hours. That was still ok, as the location is wonderful and the regular staff quite nice. The management is trying to get rid of owners because they can no longer make money off of us. They want hotel renters because there is no place to expand the resort.
Our last visit was 5 years ago. As usual, we had to go through the sales pitch to buy some other Sunset property before we could check into our promised waterfront unit. This time, the woman was so annoyed with us that she switched our room. It did take us a few days to realize we has been moved to a unit for staff on the non-water side. She continued to be insanely rude to us whenever we encountered her and seemed to have a 'pal' in the young guy at the desk. In addition, everyone got sick.
My family gave up on Fisherman's, but I am determined to return and be treated with the courtesy and respect we became accustomed to so many years back. after all, we *are* owners.
By the way, I selected December 18 because they limit the choices of dates.
The resort is very nice. The staff are extremely friendly and ready to help you. The food is very good. Loved the fact that the restaurant changes the meal every night. The beach bar has great service and the food is good. They change the menu every Wednesday. The week we were there the beach was fantastic, we walked the whole beach and loved it. We had a 2 bedroom and the beds were very comfortable and the suite was always clean. I am an owner there and intend to go back in March again.
We love the location the food at the restaurant was perfect. They did give us complimentary meals and had mariachi for a special event. We did have a bad experience with the receptionist who for some reason when I called to ask her a question she said let me find out then transferred me to another extension that after about 2-3 minutes would disconnect. I called back and she would literally hang up the phone. After about the 4th or 5th time
of the hang ups she answered again. I said in Spanish how are we gonna do this if you keep hanging up the phone. She said Sir I’m trying to help and I said by hanging up on me!! Also the first day we arrived we got half roll of paper towels for two week day. The toaster was broken and the furniture needs to be replaced especially the couches. Floor rugs would be nice.