by Whitney Rife
Situated on the beach only five minutes outside of Playa del Carmen, Sunset Fishermen is a family-friendly resort. Rooms and suites feature kitchen appliances and Jacuzzis. La Terraza, an onsite restaurant, is open for every meal and will more than satisfy your family’s dining needs. Besides the large swimming pool, kids have an onsite playground to explore. Sunset offers kayaks and bicycles free of charge so your family can really get the most out of your stay. A shuttle service provides transportation to downtown Playa del Carmen, and can provide city tours.
Our Editor Loves
- Complimentary bikes and kayaks
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.