By Shauna Ireland


If the idea of leaving the cold Canadian winters of home in exchange for a couple of months spent at your overseas “dream” home along a magical turquoise coast excites you, then listen up. If you are looking for that change of scenery to help you maximize your productivity and unleash that inner creative your daily routine is otherwise complacent with, then why not explore what glorious Playa del Carmen Mexico has to offer. The best of both worlds doesn’t have to be impossible.

Introducing The Fives Beach Hotel and Residences in Playa Del Carmen. Because the times we live in are constantly changing, where as long as you have a laptop/cell phone and access to Wi-Fi, the flexibility and freedom to live abroad has never been so doable. The FIVES is a special place because, as a full-ownership resort, it is reinventing the way we buy, share and experience property. The FIVES offers us a more flexible way to choose how we want to live our lives. It presents a seamless way to travel, experience different cultures, be able to soak up the healing waves of the ocean, all the while spending time with family and friends in a different environment.

Having recently vacationed at The FIVES gourmet inclusive there were hints around the property that I could own a part of this luxury and paradise. I have always loved Mexico but was under the impression that purchasing real estate there would be difficult.

To my surprise and glory, I learned that The FIVES development is strategically designed to operate as a boutique resort with 5 star amenities and service. Where your return of investment, can be calculated on paper through the rental pool but it also ultimately by quality of life.


No Condo or Maintenance Fees.

Yes, you read that correctly. You pay once and enjoy hotel-like 5star services, daily room cleaning, amenities maintenance, 24 h. security, internet, cable TV, butler service, pool service, and valet parking, to name a few. With the “worry-free” concept you will enjoy 100% of your residence each time you visit, since a portion of the revenue generated by that profitability is allocated to the maintenance and management of your residence. Taxes and insurance payments are covered. The remaining funds are assigned to your residence to keep it in perfect condition always. Furniture, decorations, appliances- everything is always in prime condition every time you arrive. Your vacation starts as soon as you step foot onto the property with a champagne welcome cocktail of course!

The Perks Continue Even When You Aren’t There

You have 56 days a year to enjoy your residence, the rest of the time your property is entered into the rental pool program to be used in THE FIVES hotel’s operation. When you are not there, your place is open to be rented by the hotel’s guests. Profits are calculated and distributed annually according to the rental pool. This unique program guarantees the renatbility of your property and non-depreciation of your home.

The Smart way to Own and Experience

The Fives Playa del Carmen is developed by TM Real Estate Group who specialize in oceanfront second home property and have been recognized as world leaders in this sector for over 48 years. This ensures quality, service and reliability on your investment. Hospitality 4 Diamond Award winning Karisma Group has partnered with THE FIVES to ensure a luxury experience every visit. Team work makes the dream work.

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The Fives Beach Hotel & Residences consist of 1, 2, 3 bedrooms residences and penthouses surrounded by an incredible ecological environment. Beautiful beaches and the lush jungle surrounds you. Playa del Carmen has become a busy tourist destination worldwide due to its wealth of cultural options and its diverse cuisine. Numerous archeological sites are nearby to explore. The resort/residential property is conveniently located next to many tourist attractions if you are inclined to venture. Connect with nature, connect with the Mayan culture, connect with people from all over the world. Connect back to self. This is your home.

When your vacation home is always a vacation

There is an abundance of amenities to enjoy every time you visit. You can relax at the world class spa and treat yourself to some body work, there is a healing hydrotherapy area, beauty salon and an area to relax in and completely Zen out. There are 11 Gourmet restaurants to choose from and 3 unique concept bars. You can choose between 5 pool bars and if you crave home- not to worry there is a Starbucks! You will find a large gym with extensive facilities and a tennis court so you can stay active and committed to your health and fitness goals. If you are looking for an authentic Mayan experience do not forget to check out the Temezcal guided by a local shaman.

My sixth sense says that THE FIVES is a perfect home away from home. “No Worry” living. Invest in your Lifestyle with like-minded people. This is truly a vacation home owners dream. How to make this dream come true?

For more information please connect with

Sharon Shilmover
The Fives, Playa del Carmen
Manager, Canadian Commercial Sales Division