Being a travel agent, I get to visit many resorts throughout Mexico and the Caribbean, so this review is based on comparison rather than personal feelings for a broader perspective.
Upon entry, rustic, open air lobby. Quiet, spa like feeling, greeted with a refreshing drink, truffles and cold towel. Excellent staff to check you in and escort you to your room. There are a few room categories here but I have to say, even the LEAST expensive room is fantastic, view is what you are mainly paying the difference for, although rooms are a little different, same amenities.
Least expensive room is Patio Jr Suite (private small soaker tub outside) which has view of mangroves or called gardenview. Quiet secluded feel. A bit of a walk to the beach but no worries, call the concierge and they will pick you up and drop you off near the boardwalk to cross to the beach. You can walk it, but in the dead of the summer, nice to have a quick lift.
The next room category is CENOTE LAGUNA Deluxe Jr Suite (waterview), these are two story buildings with a cenote view. 2nd Floor is fantastic, although 1st floor is fine as well, I just prefer the panoramic view. Floor-to-ceiling windows, separate bedroom area, oversized bathrooms, private outdoor bathtubs, hammocks, 42 inch HD flat screen TV including home theater system. Beds feature 500 thread linen, other features include 2 rain drop showers, chilled champagne bottle for private welcome toast, pillow menu and do not disturb buttons, view of the Lagoon.
Palafitos Roof Top Terrace Deluxe Rooms - Suspended over the lagoon located near the Aguamarina restaurant, pool and beach area, Palafitos Roof Top Terrace Deluxe are the ideal hideaway with an amazing view of the Mexican Caribbean from their roof top terraces, luxury leather headboards, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, seperate bedroom area, oversized bathrooms, private outdoor bathtubs, 42 inch HD flat screen TV including home theater system, open to spacious balconies or terraces. Beds feature 500 thread linen, other features include 1 rain drop shower, chilled champagne bottle for private welcome toast, pillow menu and do not disturb buttons.
PICTURE below is of what is included in fridge in your room!
NO swim up pool bar here, just a large rectangular pool with of course pool servers and a pool next to it where you can swim against the current, more of an exercise pool.
DINING: Gourmet for sure, no reservations required, even ala carte for breakfast or lunch as well of course for dinner.
BEACH: Size of beach changes throughout the year, it was quite narrow in January but a storm was coming through. Larger in the summer time.
One more thing, they currently charge $10.00 each time you order room service, this is something they are thinking of changing.
Email me if you have more questions, I have great contacts at this resort!
- 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 Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico