My wife and I "got away" for four nights to celebrate our anniversary. We looked at several resorts and sort of stumbled upon the Blue Diamond. I can't say enough great things about the resort. The hotel arranged a car service to get us to/from the airport. A massive SUV was waiting for us the minute we passed through customs. Hotel check-in was extremely quick and pain free, though just long enough to be greeted with drinks and chocolate truffles.
The sleeping room was huge, immaculate and generally stunning, with a private pool and wall to wall windows overlooking the river and forest. Since we could "schedule" the maid and turn down service to meet our schedule, we never suffered from door knocks, dirty towels, or unmade beds. As for the mini bar, it rivaled most "man caves" with its variety of top shelf beers and liquors.
Regarding service, anything we wanted was available and presented, promptly, with a smile. (It helped to speak a little Spanish - as a courtesy and to interact with some of the non-frontline staff.)
Lastly, having been to a few "all inclusive" places, we were a little concerned about the food. We expected repetitive buffets or so-so meals. We could not have been more incorrect. Varying restaurants, changing menus, and the ability to mix entrees or appetizers allowed a number of choices for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks. etc. As for quality, I had some of the best meals I have ever eaten, rivalling some of the best restaurants in NYC.
As noted, the resort is so incredible I'm hesitant to write about - hoping it remains quiet and secluded. While we visited, only 20 of the 100 rooms were occupied. However, the staff was so great, so friendly, so wonderful, I'd hate to think any of them would leave due to lack of business.
Two other notes - The resort does not allow kids. That was great since we left ours at home and would have missed them has we seen other families. Also, though it is "all you can eat and drink" we never saw people getting drunk or being overzealous in their consumption. Tranquility ruled.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the pristine coast of the world famous Riviera Maya, Blue Diamond Riviera Maya is a sanctuary of breathtaking beauty and peace, surrounded by nature mixed with luxury. This exclusive hideaway is set in 36 acres of lush tropical jungle, well manicured gardens and a spectacular palm filled white sandy beaches along the turquoise – colored Caribbean Sea, offering unparalleled pampering and rejuvenation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Diamond Luxury Boutique Hotel Mexico/Riviera Maya - Playa Del Carmen