What is Canibal Royal Beach Club like?
Update: May 2019: This is now closed. Canibal Royal Beach Club is tucked in the north end of Playa Del Carmen. This corner of paradise is a perfect location for this beach club because it attracts those that are looking for a lounge type environment with nice surroundings and not the hoards of people.
There are children here but most people are adults and the top floor with the small pool is adult only. The actual beach is thin now but most come for lounging. It still affords swimming and snorkeling if you care to go out to the reef beyond the boats.
Restaurant and facilities at Canibal Royal
The two story building is a retro design meets beach chic. We have a lot to say about the good design here. From the open floors overlooking the ocean, the bathroom doors that are from ships, the green roof with plants or the small pool on the roof, everything fits together seamlessly. It is great to be in a place that where so much time and thought was put into the design. This is what makes this beach club different and popular with locals.
The beach club consist of an open air bar on the first floor with loungers and beach beds on the beach. The second floor is mainly a restaurant and provides a nice view overlooking the ocean. On the third level you will find a small dip pool. The third level is an adult only area.
Canibal Royal Menu for food and drink
The menu is seafood inspired. There are good ceviches, tostados, tacos and more are available. Custom drinks of the house are available and provide you with some tropical inspiration. The prices for food and drink are higher then some of the beach clubs in the center of town but you are buying the atmosphere, a little better quality and ocean view, so that makes it all worth it.
Our Video of Canibal Royal Beach Club
If you want to compare this to other beach clubs see our review of Mamitas Beach Club which is in the center of Playa Del Carmen.
How to get to Canibal Royal Beach Club
To get to Canibal Royal, you have three options:
- by walking up the beach from the center of Playa Del Carmen you will walk north past Mamitas Beach and look for the point where the boats are docked. It is at the tip of this point.
- If you come from the center of Playa Del Carmen by streets you will come down Avenue CTM toward the ocean. Go to the bottom of the street all the way to where you hit the beach and turn left. It is tucked in the corner. (It is behind the Elements building.)
You can also drive here by going down Avenue CTM (aka 46th Street).
Would you like to know about all the beach clubs in Playa Del Carmen? Here is our ultimate guide with a map.
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