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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, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
314 rooms
FREE Internet

Scuba Libre

PADI 5 Star Dive Resort
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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We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

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  • 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.

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.


Rental Equipment

  • Full-Foot Fins
  • Wetsuit – 3Mm
  • Dive Computer
  • Regulator
  • Bcd
  • Wetsuit – 5Mm
  • Mask & Snorkel
  • Wetsuit – Shorty

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Dive Center Facilities

  • Onsite Training Pool
  • Onsite Classroom
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Retail Shop
  • Waterfront Location
  • Dive Boat

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Amenities


  • Live Music
  • Book Swap/Library
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Cooking Classes
  • 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

Great for families

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


  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Adaptive Service Facility

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)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Sauna
  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments
  • 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 taxi from Cancun International Airport.
  • The ride from the airport is about 60-90 minutes
  • Check in is 3pm.


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


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