Do chains and whips excite you? You might just find them in your room at Reina Roja in Playa del Carmen!
Reina Roja may be the coolest hotel concept I’ve experienced. Not only is this Playa del Carmen hotel cool and cutting edge, but it has themed bedrooms — and just may be the best singleton hotel in all of the Riviera Maya.
RR isn’t a resort, and it isn’t all-inclusive, but it’s so freakin’ cool you won’t care. It’s a modern wooden palace with red party lights and mannequins galore (whom you might drunkenly mistake for a friend one night, but whatever). You can get a superior or deluxe room OR go for something special — one of the five concept rooms.
The firs is an after-hours room that you can buy specifically to keep the party going all night long. You and a maximum of ten friends can rent it out and you’ll be given an iPod or actual turntables to select your music. So if you’ve ever fancied playing DJ, here’s your chance! The second is a ‘green’ room; the entire place is covered with fake grass, including the shower. The third, the ‘natural’ room, is similar to the second, only covered in straw. The fourth, the ‘beach’ room, is plastered with wall-to-wall photographs of, well, beaches. But the fifth is my personal favorite simply for its kitschy/kinky factor: when you stay in the ‘porn’ room (a.k.a. ‘erotic space’) not only is the place stocked with whips and chains, but you get 24-hour porn channel access. Steamy!
The hotel also has a roof garden, a cinema and a library. The sweetest part is how ridiculously priced it is — rooms are, on average, $160 per night. It’s also a five-minute walk from Playa Mamitas, one of the best beaches in Playa del Carmen.
So here’s to being bad…and being perfectly good at it