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Blue Diamond Riviera Maya

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Hotel Report

Why Stay At Blue Diamond Riviera Maya

This newly rebranded all-inclusive resort is set on 42 secluded acres in Mexico's Maya Riviera.

The Scoop

Mexico's Maya Riviera is a hotbed of hotel development, with beach hideaways lining the oceanfront jungle. The former Mandarin Oriental, now the adults-only Blue Diamond, is one of most secluded of the bunch, with 128 rooms in one- and two-story airy villas, a 25,000-square-foot spa, and two 18-hole golf courses on 42 mangrove-filled acres in Playa del Carmen. Complimentary perks include a welcome bottle of champagne, Spanish language and yoga classes, wine tastings, and interactive cooking classes, so you'll leave able to whip up Mexican seafood dishes in the proper Yucatán style.

Insider Tips

Be mindful of the weather: summers are quiet, but often rainy with the possible hurricane threat.

Most flights into the Yucatan are through Cancún International Airport, less than an hour's drive from Blue Diamond. Give the hotel your flight information, and they'll arrange a transfer.

Preferred Airport

Arrive at Cancún International Airport (CUN) which is approximately 20 miles from the resort. Anticipate about 30 minutes of travel time.

Carretera Chetumal, Puerto Juarez Km 298, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Hotel Features

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Property Amenities
  • 2 18-hole Golf Courses
  • 3 Outdoor Pools
  • Sauna + Steam Room
  • Beach Access
  • Spa on Property
  • Wellness Center
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Kinesis Equipment
  • Yoga + Pilates Classes
  • Cooking Classes
  • Wine Tastings
  • Grocery Store
In-Room Amenities
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • CD Players
  • iPod Docking Stations
  • 42" Plasma TVs
  • Coffee + Tea Makers
  • Mini Bars
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair Dryers
  • Separate Bathtubs
  • Rainfall Shower Heads
Dining & Nightlife
  • 3 Restaurants
  • Coffee Shop
  • 2 Bars + Lounges
  • Poolside Bar
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Rates Include:
This is an all-inclusive resort!
  • 2-adult occupancy only
  • All hotel taxes and hotel fees
  • Welcome bottle of house champagne and fruit platter
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • In-room daily restocked minibar
  • Unlimited domestic and international phone calls
  • Unlimited WiFi Internet Access
Hotel Report From the editors of: Travel+Leisure

Why We Love Playa del Carmen

About 43 miles south of built-up Cancún, the resort town of Playa del Carmen on the Yucatán's Maya Riviera is a beachy, laid-back kind of place.

Don't Miss

History Tour: The Museo Arqueológico de Cancún, built in 1982, gives travelers insight into Mayan history, thanks to more than 800 ancient objects, including ceramics, sculptures, and carved monoliths.
Kukulcán Avenue km 9.5.
Admission $5.

Adventure Excursion: Tank-Ha Dive Center, one of the region's longest-running scuba outfitters, leads cenote cave diving tours as well as basic dives to the Caribbean reefs.
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Half-day dive trips from $45.

Best Day Trip: Although Chichén Itzá gets all the press, the ancient ruins of Coba include Mayan pyramids that rise 138 feet out above the forest canopy. Opt for a guided tour with Cancun Adventure.
(866) 387-6678
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Full-day excursions from $107.

Where to Drink: Since the 1980s, Blue Parrot, an open-air thatched beach bar, has been the social spot in Playa del Carmen. Every evening, DJs spin music next to a sandy dance floor.
Calle 12 Norte y la Playa, Playa del Carmen.
(888) 484-0161
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Drinks for two $10.

Sandy white beaches of the Riviera Maya.

Sandy white beaches of the Riviera Maya.

Why Go Now

November 11 - 17, 2013
Mayakoba Golf Classic
Through six years, Mayakoba has welcomed some of the biggest names and most accomplished players in professional golf.
El Camaleón Golf Club, Playa del Carmen.

November 28 - 30, 2013
Riviera Maya Jazz Festival
Three-day event, now in its 10th year, featuring big name musicians such as Earth, Wind and Fire.
Playa del Carmen.

Blue Diamond Riviera Maya

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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