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Palmaïa - The House of AïA


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Palmaïa - The House of AïA

5 star hotel
Paseo Xaman - Ha 1, Playacar, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo 77710, Mexico
314 rooms
FREE Internet

Scuba Libre Mexico

PADI 5 star dive center
Walking distance
Max 5 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Immerse yourself in natural luxury, cocooned between undisturbed jungle and the sparkling Caribbean Sea, at the all-inclusive Palmaia - The House of AiA
  • This secluded sanctuary offers swim up suites, jungle spa, plunge pools, infinity pool, swim up bars, butler service, gourmet restaurants, private beach, and 24-hour room service
  • Rediscover your connection to nature by diving in mystical cenotes, stargazing on the beach, and taking part in sacred rituals
  • Explore conscientious choices through healing plant-based menus - the perfect fuel for pre and post dives, zero plastic policy and animal product-free rooms
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Apr 22, 2021

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Given the mandate by some countries for proof of negative antigen or PCR test results prior to entry, Palmaïa - The House of AïA has implemented special measures for its current and future guests: • Antigen tests will be offered free of charge and administered at the resort. • Partnership with local medical center to offer special prices for on-property PCR tests. • If a guest tests positive Palmaïa - The House of AïA will offer up to 14 complimentary nights for quarantining. • Palmaïa - The House of AïA has developed and enforced hygiene, cleaning and safety protocols as part of the Clean Stay initiative. The aim of these measures is to facilitate a smooth and easy process for guests to return home in compliance with current regulations. Palmaïa - The House of AïA remains committed to offer a safe environment respecting all safety and hygiene regulations so that guests can enjoy a memorable vacation at the best destination in Mexico. Palmaïa - The House of AïA, developed new and reinforced hygiene protocols and cleaning measures as part of the Clean Stay initiative. All employees have Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to keep guests safe and healthy at all times. Learn more about the Clean Stay protocols at: https://yourpalmaiaguide.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/health-and-safety-palmaia- program.pdf
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You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25%
  • 44 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION TERMS: If you cancel yout trip within 21 days prior to your deparrture date, you will forfait 100% of your total booking; if you cancel more than 21 days, you will forfait 5%

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS: you can cancel your trip  up to 24 hours prior to arrival date and re-schedule it for any date before December 21, 2021 (with no rate different charges)

Explore diving around the Palmaïa - The House of AïA

Best dive sites in Yucatán Peninsula

Punta Cancun – This is a popular spot with divers and provides access to several dive sites and some healthy coral reefs. Located at the eastern end of Cancun's hotel zone, the reefs contain colorful coral formations and you can hang out with a diverse array of marine life, including barracuda, rays and sharks. Punta Nizuc – This site is famous for its snorkeling and diving, thanks to an offshore reef that is rife with abundant marine life. Depths average 10 m/30 ft and the great visibility makes this a spectacular spot where divers meet lobster, groupers, rays, sergeant majors and a host of other marine life. At Punta Nizuc art meets coral reef conservation and divers can visit a statue of a young girl lying in a coral garden. She’s part of an underwater museum, Museo Subacuático de Arte, that’s well worth exploring. Playa del Carmen, Akumal and Tulum – South of Cancun, Playa del Carmen is a bustling town with a European vibe. Akumal and Tulum are seaside villages that offer a glimpse into the Yucatan of yesterday. Generally, the dive sites here are shallow with excellent visibility, and boat rides are as short as five minutes. You’re likely to see turtles, barracuda, stingrays, lobsters and nurse sharks. Pared Verde – Sloping rivers of sand divide sections of the wall which is well populated with coral, sponges and myriad macro invertebrates. Depths to 40 m/130 ft are possible and the currents can be strong. Larger pelagic species are frequently seen here, given the reef’s location in the middle of a sandy plain. Cenotes – If you want to try something truly special, dive a cenote. These deep, freshwater-filled sinkholes formed when the roofs of limestone caverns collapsed and filled with water. The Yucatan’s elaborate cenotes have intricate cave systems and underground tunnels that draw divers from around the globe. Many cenotes boast pristine turquoise waters and a beautiful array of stalagmites and stalactites formed over millions of years.
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Snorkeling in Yucatán Peninsula

Non-divers will find plenty of reasons to enter the water in the Yucatan Peninsula. From shore, you’ll be able to access the region’s best reefs and even take a dip in a cenote. If you happen to be in the area from June to September, make sure to take a day trip to Isla Mujeres to snorkel with whale sharks. There are also trips to the deep sea for snorkeling with sailfish for something a little different.

What to see

Dolphins and sharks patrol the deeper waters, while stunning colorful fish hang out by the reefs. You will see eels and lobsters near overhangs, as well as plenty of eagle rays gliding through the shallows. If you dive in the mangroves you may even run across a manatee!

One of the major attractions to the underwater world of the Riviera Maya are the bull sharks that are attracted to the area’s crystalline waters between November and March. There’s also a chance of spotting green turtles, loggerhead turtles, whale sharks and sailfish during their respective migrations.

Dive Center


  • Specialists in underwater photography courses
  • 3 locations on the beach, 4 boats, a team of 30+ people with over 18 years' experience
  • Mystic cenote dives offered
  • Professional and multilingual guides
  • Rare chance to see manatees
  • Free log book and t-shirt with OWD course


Scuba Libre started its adventure in 1998 by opening its first dive shop in Playa del Carmen. Thanks to the success of the first dive center, in 2000 they opened a second location within the premises of Sandos Caracol Eco Resort enabling them to expand their offerings to include fishing trips and water sports. Most recently in 2012, they expanded to a third base at the Sandos Playacar Resort. All located on the beach in the 3 dive shops they offer diving, snorkeling, fishing, sailing, kayaking and much more.


Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Cavern Diving
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center
  • Padi Dive Resort
  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Diving gear

  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit

Resort Amenities

Great for families

  • Kids Pool
  • Teens Club
  • Board Games
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Babysitting/Child Services


  • Live Music
  • Book Swap/Library
  • Cooking Classes
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Karaoke
  • Jet Skiing
  • Nightclub

Food & drink

  • Self-Catering
  • Private Dining
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food
  • Kosher Food

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kite Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Tennis
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Cycling
  • Beach Volleyball


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Local Currency)


  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Sauna
  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage Services
  • Yoga

Resort Description

Palmaïa - The House of AïA is a 5* all-inclusive resort on the water's edge, with beachside pools and a sweep of white-sand beach.

Enjoy natural, care-free living at this earth-kind secluded sanctuary. With everything included in the cost of your stay, enjoy unrestricted access without the hassle of handling money. Enjoy a life that is in conscious balance with all living things, with plant-based menus, a zero plastics policy, and a selection of entirely vegan rooms. There is a calm feeling of community and inclusive at this resort - all l are welcome to a seat at the table or a place by the fire.

One side of the lagoon-like inifinty pool is exclusively for children and the other is a deeper adults-only section with its own swim-up bar. In short, this place is perfect for families. Loungers and waiter service seal the deal. The neighbouring 5* PADI dive center specialises in cenote diving and offers the rare chance to see manatees. Dolphins and sharks patrol deeper waters. For post-dive aches, massages and luxury treatments take place in the shade of the jungle, next to the beautiful natural cenote.

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How to get there


  • Take a 50 minute taxi from Cancun International Airport.
  • Check in is 3pm.


  • Check out is 12pm.
  • Take a 50 minute taxi to Cancun International Airport.


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