This was our second visit to the resort. We came last year and really enjoyed our stay. Blue Diamond is a smaller boutique hotel that offers a very high level of service. (Member of Small Hotels of The World). The grounds are immaculate and the rooms large and spacious. We just love the outside shower! It is about 1km from front desk to beach – we had a Palafito on the lagoon just behind the pool/beach area so were happy to walk back and forth but for those a little further away, there are golf-cart shuttles or you can use the bikes provided. There is a “butler” assigned to the Palafitos (Abdher) who does a tremendous job in ensuring any particular request that you may have are attended to daily, (e.g. decaf coffee). The gym is well equipped and the spa offers the usual range of services. There is a good beach area and you can walk for miles towards Playa Del Carmen.
The restaurant staff is exceptional; extremely attentive and provides a very high level of service. There are no buffets here – all the food is prepared to order which also means that you wait a little while and enjoy a relaxing meal; if you want fast food and buffets this is not the place for you; stick to MacDonald’s. Similarly, pool-side and beach service are of the highest quality. Only two restaurants for the evening meal; the Amber, a little more formal than the Aquamarine. We rotated between the two but always checked to see if there was a theme night at the Aquamarine before deciding where to eat. We also enjoyed room service on our outside deck over the lagoon.
Since the resort only opened a couple of years ago, there are still a few minor issues that they are working the bugs out of and we noticed improvements this year over last; (e.g. the waterways throughout the resort have been improved).
This really is an excellent resort and we thoroughly enjoy the Blue Diamond experience.
- 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