April 11 to 18 2014 Just got back, weather was fantastic, hotel was very nice, maid service excellent ( we stayed in building 7 , 4th floor pool view ) The area around building 6,7,8, was great, you did not need to go to the big pool, unless you wanted to join in the pool activities.
The al-carte dinners were very hard to book, the rules changed from 1 day to 2 days ahead , but we did get into the French al-carte and was very happy with the experience.
The people at the bar and eating area around the small pool were great, the food,the service, all excellent. The front desk not so good.
They really need an activities board at the towel bar in this area so you can go and join in the activities you may want to at the main pool. It is a good 10 -15 min walk to the main pool and beach.
The beach is poor, sand and laying area, ok but poor ocean swimming(pools are great)
We did hear complaints from people in building 1 and 2 of smell and mosquitos but we had no issues in our area
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located in an area of 445 acres in a prime position on the beach on the Riviera Maya, BlueBay Grand Esmeralda combines elegant Mayan features with contemporary design and a wide range of service to suit the most discerning traveller. BlueBay Grand Esmeralda provides a relaxed atmosphere for holiday makers. The hotel features 979 elegant and well-appointed rooms and suites with the option of a sea or garden view. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Bay Esmeralda
- Bluebay Grand Esmeralda Hotel
- Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda Riviera Maya
- Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda Mayan Riviera
- Grand Esmeralda
- Blue Bay Grand Esmerelda
- Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda Resort
- Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda Beach Resort Spa
- Blue Bay Esmerelda
- BlueBay Grand Esmeralda Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico