Stayed in Playacar just outside Playa del Carmen once at the New Rui Palace and twice at the Rui tequila (before it was done up)
Really nice place, beach is stunning gated Area so nice and safe but Carmen only a short walk away.
Last trip we stayed at the Royalton wow what a Hotel.just to far out of the way for us but hands down up there as one of best hotels we stayed at.
Trips loads chichen itza a long day and warm but one to tick off as is Coba Ruins, you could climb that but I think may of been stopped now. Tulum again just nice to tick off with a cenote after.
Xel ha for your dolphins etc
Boats trips to isla contoy and mujeres.
And Coco Bongos is dear for what it is but on holiday so just enjoy.
And book with Tui so you can fly on the dreamliner