Beachfront Condo Largest 1 BR Condo with Ocean Views

  • Beachfront Condo Largest 1 BR Condo with Ocean Views no booking fee vacation rentals by owner Property Type : Condo
  • Beachfront Condo Largest 1 BR Condo with Ocean Views no booking fee vacation rentals by owner 1 Bedroom
  • Beachfront Condo Largest 1 BR Condo with Ocean Views no booking fee vacation rentals by owner 1 Bathroom
  • bath 3 Sleeps


Ocean views from every room!! The most spectacular property in Playa! Featuring a Bali & Tahitian theme, with private roof decks, outdoor kitchen and aqua-spa on the beach.  
El Taj Ocean is our ocean front property and the proud recipient of the 2015 & 2016 TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Award for top hotels in Mexico. It was also chosen as one of the top luxury hotels in Mexico, in addition to one of the trendiest hotels. Playa del Carmen has no other hotel that has won all these top three categories. El Taj has also received recognition from The New York Times and USA Today for its design, luxury, and excellence in service. El Taj Ocean has 40 luxury units in total.
Best location (on the beach, 1.5 blocks from 5th Ave., and in the Premier Zone of Playa). This is a 5 star property with a private beach club (Indigo Beach) our guests can use for free. Guests of ours also have free use of The Gym at Porto Playa, 1 block away.
Nicest 1 bedroom: 341  Views from all rooms. Largest 1 bedroom, closest to the beach and only one to have a large private balcony off the master bedroom as well as a terrace off the kitchen and living room.
Largest 1 bedroom on beach: Property has 47 units: 
This is the largest 1 bedroom unit, closest to the beach and the only one with large private balcony off the master bedroom and private terrace off kitchen and living room at El Taj Ocean. You’ll have spectacular views of the turquoise blue waters and white sandy beaches from all rooms. There are marble floors from the terrace, throughout the unit. The  high ceilings and private balcony enhances the viewing pleasure of the unspoiled Caribbean setting.
Guests receive complimentary beach chairs at, Indigo Beach Club, located onsite at El Taj Ocean, and complimentary use of The Gym, located 1 block away at Porto Playa.  Indigo Beach Club is the best in Playa: beach chairs, food, service and price, as is The Gym, which recently doubled in size and offerings.
The large master bedroom has a view of the water and beach, 'heavenly' king-sized bed, flat screen television, closets, and safe.  
The living room has windows facing the beach and water plus two huge sliding glass doors leading out to the private terrace. There is a 9 foot long built in couch, large flat screen television, DVD Player, and stereo system.
There are flat screen televisions and Ipod Stereo systems in both the living room and bedroom.  Wireless internet is available. The kitchen has everything you need including a full sized stainless steel refrigerator, stove, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, cookware, eating utensils, granite countertops, and more.The bathroom has wall to wall marble and a window in the shower so you can enjoy a view of the surf and sand all the way to the horizon.
Sit outside on either the private balcony off the master bedroom or the private terrace and listen to the crashing waves of the Caribbean Sea below you and feel the soft Gulf breezes. Tap into the wireless internet while you sit outside with a cup of coffee or glass of wine.


We are proud to announce the 100% refund policy for all reservations booked in 2020. 
Traveling after the pandemic can have its challenges and we completely understand. 
Our recommendation is to use our "NO DEPOSIT" option in making a reservation.
Cleaning practices:
Cleaned with disinfectant
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)


Amenities & Activities

  • - Shower
  • - Hair Dryer
  • - 1 King Bed
  • - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Child Friendly
  • - Child Friendly
Cooling Comfort
  • - Central Air Conditioning
  • - Ceiling Fans
  • - Air Conditioning
Dining Room
  • - Dining Table Seats
  • - Dining Table
  • - Dining Area (Seating for 4 people)
Disability Access Features
  • - Wheelchair Accessible
  • - Elevator
  • - Cable TV
  • - DVD Player
  • - Video Library
  • - Stereo
  • - Books
  • - Music Library
  • - Satellite / Cable
  • - No Pets Allowed
  • - Telephone
  • - Safe deposit Box
  • - No Smoking
  • - Linens Provided
  • - Towels Provided
  • - Iron and Board
  • - Paper Towels
  • - Basic Soaps
  • - Toilet Paper
  • - Living Room
Guest Services
  • - Concierge Service
  • - Massage
  • - Private Chef
Home Office
  • - Internet Access
  • - Wireless Internet Access
Hot Tub and Sauna
  • - Hot Tub
  • - Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • - Microwave
  • - Dishwasher
  • - Breakfast Bar
  • - Water Filter
  • - Granite Counter Tops
  • - Blender
  • - Stove
  • - Oven
  • - Coffee Maker
  • - Refrigerator
  • - Catering Available
  • - Grill
  • - Toaster
  • - Dishes and Utensils
  • - Washing Machine
  • - Washer/Dryer
  • - Clothes Dryer
Layout and Decor
  • - Designer Furnishings
  • - Spacious
Outside Living
  • - Balcony
  • - Beach Chairs
  • - Beach Towels
  • - Deck / Patio
  • - Parking Available
  • - Garage
Recreation located at the Resort or On Premise
  • - Fitness Room / Equipment
Swimming Pool
  • - Swimming Pool
  • - Outdoor Pool
  • - Communal Pool
  • - Spa Whirlpool
  • - Private Pool
Nearby Activities
  • - Live Entertainment
  • - Sightseeing
  • - Swimming
  • - Walking Tours
  • - Wildlife Viewing
  • - Shelling
  • - Surfing
Nearby Attractions
  • - Waterfront
  • - Near Shopping
  • - Near Restaurants
  • - Beach View
  • - Beachfront
  • - Ocean View
  • - Oceanfront

Additional Rate Information

House Rules
Check in after: 15:00
Check out before: 12:00
Additional Guest Fee: $10

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Location Information

Playa del Carmen is the most desired location in Mexico. El Taj Ocean is a 5 star property in the Premier Zone of Playa. Please visit our websites at :// or our sister property, Porto Playa at :// If you want to see rates and availability at all of our properties ://

Playa del Carmen has grown from a sleepy fishing village to a Bohemian mix of elegant restaurants and shops to beach bars and beach activities. All Water sports are available in Playa del Carmen including swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, fishing, para-sailing, sky diving, zip lining, wind surfing and more... Great shopping and restaurants can be found along Playa del Carmen\'s \"Quinta Avenida\" (5th Avenue) pedestrian promenade. 5th Avenue is THE place to see and be seen in the tourist zone and it\'s located one block off the beach, adjacent to the \"Zocalo\" (main square) in central Playa del Carmen. For those of you who have been to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, you know that Paradise has been found. White beaches, crystal clear waters, in the distance Cozumel, world famous 5th Ave for dining and shopping, perfect weather, European destination place.

Please email us for special promotions that are offered year round except for December 23 - January 4. On the coast of the Riviera Maya there are several locations of different importance, size and origin. The heart of the Riviera Maya is the city of Playa del Carmen, centrally located between Cancun and Tulum. In it\'s heart, Playa del Carmen offers along the famous \"Quinta Avenue (5th Avenue)\" a great ambiance of bars, open air cafes, over 250 restaurants, featuring foods from all over the world and shopping for everyone. 5th Avenue runs parallel with the beautiful Playa del Carmen beach (Mexican Riviera), so you are always 1 block away from the beautiful blue and green colors of the Playa del Carmen beaches on the Riviera Maya. Playa del Carmen is one of the most beautiful and interesting towns in the Mayan Riviera - actually in all of Mexico! An international mix of travelers come here to enjoy the beaches, sightsee, experience the culture and just generally immerse themselves in the tropical splendor of it all. Playa del Carmen Or \"Playa\" as it\'s known to the locals, is in the middle of the Riviera Maya in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico\'s Caribbean vacationland. Playa has amazing beaches, stunning condos and is a wonderful place for rest and relaxation or as an activity filled destination spot. The ferry to Cozumel, one of the top dive and snorkeling spots in the world, runs numerous trips daily. Playa is very European in both architecture and life. Once in Playa, there is no need for a car, you can walk everywhere. Walk the famous 5th Ave which is pedestrian only and a beauty at night with lights. This is where everyone goes to find a place for dinner at one of the hundreds of outdoor restaurants, bars and shops. The 5th, as the locals call it, is about 2 miles long, cobblestone and has everything from local restaurants to shopping.

Weather, white beaches, crystal turqoise water, lots of fun things to do day and night, great food.

Fly into either Cancun or Cozumel. If you fly into Cancun, Playa del Carmen is a 35 minute drive south. If you fly into the island of Cozumel, Playa is a 30 minute ferry boat ride

Playa is very European, so people walk everywhere, cars are not necessary. You can grab a cab or collectivo to go anywhere outside of Playa

People spend the day on the beach or snorkeling/diving. Nighttime is spent in outdoor restaurants.

English, Spanish

Hosted by Laura Carmine

Owner Info
Laura Carmine

Speaks: English, Spanish, Italian

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About the Owner

My promises to you: 1. I respond to all emails within hours. 2. I want you to have the right property for your needs and desires even if it means renting you another unit (not ours) in any of our 5 properties: Porto Playa, El Taj Ocean, El Taj Beach, Maya Villa or Villas Sacbe, or someone else’s property 3. I will be honest with you on any and all questions you may have. My goal is for you to have a fabulous experience and come back again.

Guest Reviews

christian c.

I really want to commend the way your concierge Rudy made the stay at The Taj truly amazing. He helped us navigate through the day at playa. Rudy thank you for making our vacation truly amazing.

Stayed Date : Aug 17, 2020
Submitted Date : Sep 28, 2020
Unit 341
Glenn V.

Everything was nice with 2 exceptions. One was I spotted cockroaches, not alot but there were some around. Second, the hand held shower worked but was unable to get the shower head to operate.

Stayed Date : Mar 22, 2020
Submitted Date : Sep 29, 2020
Awesome place too
Susan O.

Absolutely loved your condo. Hadn’t been to Playa in over 10 years. It’s beautiful there. Would love to rent your condo again when we come back. Maybe next year. Thank you. Sue

Stayed Date : Mar 02, 2020
Submitted Date : Sep 28, 2020
Beautiful property right on the beach
Tyler H.

El Taj is perfectly located within PDC and Laura's unit is perfectly located within El Taj. The entire property is immaculately kept and very lush. The Balinese-inspired decor and feel of the place helped create a nice refuge from the hecticness of PDC. We had a wonderful time and where we stayed was a huge part of it.

Stayed Date : Feb 24, 2020
Submitted Date : Sep 28, 2020
Good place
Kyle F.

This was a good set up. Walking distance to restaurants, shopping and bars. Right on the beach. Great. The only issue was there was a huge seaweed problem. Everyday they were cleaning it and the beach was covered in it

Stayed Date : Jul 17, 2019
Submitted Date : Sep 29, 2020
Michelle A.


Stayed Date : Sep 23, 2016
Submitted Date : Sep 29, 2020
Meagan K.

My husband and I were just in Playa del Carmen and stayed at this property as well as at Porto Playa (owned by the same company, equally as beautiful). The unit and grounds are gorgeous and so tastefully decorated! The Indigo Beach Club just steps away is wonderful for any meal and drinks, either seated or lounging under your umbrella on one of the beach chairs that are free for your use. The white sandy beach is amazing, and being right on it makes it so easy to stroll down and stop at any one of the fabulous restaurants along the oceanfront. We spent much of our time hopping between our beach chairs, checking out 5th avenue and having drinks/food and returning to our chairs to soak up the sun. It was a perfect vacation and we will absolutely be returning!

Stayed Date : Mar 30, 2014
Submitted Date : Sep 29, 2020

This place has it all and is beautiful. The white sandy beach is literally steps from the front door. The unit is very clean and tastefully decorated. The staff is pleasant and very helpful. The Indigo Beach Club makes great food and even better drinks (try the grande margaritas!). I would highly recommend staying here.

Stayed Date : Mar 17, 2014
Submitted Date : Sep 29, 2020
Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Spent a great time with friends at El Taj Ocean in Playa del Carmen. We couldn't have had a better room, #341. Ocean views everywhere! Our room was very close to the spa pool overlooking the ocean and steps away from the beach. The service at the Indigo Beach Club was fantastic , whether they where cleaning your sunglasses or repositioning your beach umbrella! If you have never been to Playa before , there is so much to do. I've enjoyed side trips to Tulum to visit the ruins and the snorkeling at Xel-Ha. And of course the shopping on 5th Avenue which is only a block away! If you are looking for an overall great vacation ,stay here, you won't be disappointed!

Stayed Date : Nov 14, 2012
Submitted Date : Sep 29, 2020
Playa Paradise
Jann B.

El Taj Ocean was a great place for a beach getaway. Laura, who booked our reservation, couldn't have been more helpful in planning our trip. Unit 341 was beautiful and just steps away from the white sandy beach and clear blue waters of the Caribbean. We loved sitting out on the patio having coffee and watching the sunrise or sitting out in the evening with a glass of wine watching the sunset. The Indigo Beach Club on the property is awesome. Their service was amazing . Great food & drinks. Can't wait to go back!

Stayed Date : Nov 09, 2012
Submitted Date : Sep 29, 2020
Girls Getaway

El Taj Ocean was the ideal place for a beach getaway with my friends. The best feature of this resort is its breathtaking view of the ocean. The crystal clear Caribbean waters of Playa Del Carmen greeted us each morning as we drank our coffee on the patio. Each day we relaxed on the beach in luxurious lounge chairs, and even beds, while the staff attended all our needs (drinks, snacks, umbrellas, lunch, and even cleaned our sunglasses). The condo had every upscale amenity and is located just steps from the aqua spa. This is a perfect spot to enjoy a late afternoon dip in the pool, snack or cocktail. At night, we were only 2 blocks from 5th Avenue where we found a bevy of delicious restaurants (our favorite was Carboncitas) and retail shops. Overall, El Taj Ocean is an amazing destination for anyone looking to take a 5-star beach vacation!

Stayed Date : Jul 20, 2011
Submitted Date : Sep 29, 2020
Amazing Beach Vacation
Jann B.

El Taj Ocean was amazing. The picturesque ocean view from the patio was so relaxing. Each morning we sat outside and drank our coffee and each evening we had drinks and appetizers while watching the sun set. We spent the day lounging in comfortable beach chairs, while every request was handled graciously by the staff. Late afternoons we languished in the aqua spa steps from the patio relaxing after a day at the beach. The evenings were so much fun as we headed down to 5th Avenue for delicious food, drinks and entertainment. We're already planning another "amazing beach vacation" at El Taj Ocean!

Stayed Date : Jul 20, 2011
Submitted Date : Sep 29, 2020
Wonderful hotel
Nick L.

My girlfriend and I stayed at the El Taj Oceanfront and it was amazing! All of the hotel staff could not have been nicer or more helpful. They were on top of everything and create an extremely relaxing and enjoyable experience. The unit itself is beautiful and offers amazing ocean views, fully furnished condo, exceptionally clean, and is only steps away from the infinity pool. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to enjoy Playa Del Carmen.

Stayed Date : Jun 01, 2011
Submitted Date : Sep 29, 2020
A beautiful property! We had eveything we hoped for and more.
Kelly M.

On a recent trip to Playa Del Carmen, I stayed at El Taj Ocean. The one bedroom I stayed in was wonderful. It was a one bedroom condo closest to the beach, and the only one to have views from all the rooms. There is a large private balcony off the master bedroom, as well as a terrace off the kitchen and living room. I loved sitting out on the terrace, and enjoyed the great breeze and sound of waves crashing ashore. Indigo Beach Club, located at El Taj Ocean, is beautiful and the locals are some of the most friendly people I have ever met. The breakfast at Indigo Beach Club is wonderful and the property is always clean. El Taj Ocean offers many different types of exercise options, such as yoga on the beach and water aerobics, or you can use The Gym located at Porto Playa. The owner of this unit has thought of everything, including personal touches that make you feel at home. I would recommend this unit to anyone looking for an excellent one bedroom property at El Taj Ocean.

Stayed Date : May 27, 2011
Submitted Date : Sep 29, 2020
We want to compliment you...

We want to compliment you on your wonderful El Taj condo. We found everything to be exactly as described in your listing, and all the resort staff at the front desk, beach club, and restaurant were so gracious and accommodating. We are already looking forward to our return visit. Thank so much!

Stayed Date : Mar 13, 2010
Submitted Date : Sep 29, 2020

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