Booked a last minute trip through Costco Travel for my wife and I to celebrate our 21st anniversary. I chose Blue Diamond Hotel because I wanted an all inclusive yet away from the hustle of any other family style resort. It was perfect and very romantic from start to finish.
Enter the modest (compared to all the others in Playa Del Carmen) and you enter into a surreal atmosphere that amazingly soothes you immediately. It was then when I knew our trip was going to be special and unique which was exactly what I was looking for. The reception area is under an opened air authentic thatch roof building and extremely impressive. Painless checkin and they quickly drove us via golf cart to our suite. Victor and Jose-Carlos were the main drivers that moved us from place to place. Young men and were so nice. Gave us advice on what to do and were at our call when ever needed. I would hire them in a second back in the states.
Room was very large with a bathroom to die for. His and hers rain showers, outdoor yet very secluded tub. Walk in closest. Private bar and a patio overlooking a ceote that my wife and I enjoyed daily. The animals were so relaxing to watch and listen to.
The restaurants were consistently appetizing. The presentation was beautiful. We dined in all the retardants and Ambar was our favorite but all were superb. Ernesto was our waiter and went out of his way to make our anniversary dinner special to include rose petals, two swans forming a heart made out of napkins and dinner suggestions for each course. He was spot one with every detail. His suggestion to have a Mexican flaming coffee to compliment dessert was so impressive my post on Facebook o the video has all my friends envious. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RESTURANT AND WAITER!
AquaMarine is where we ate most breakfast and lunch meals. Once again, the staff was fantastic. Pedro served us daily, might have been by his choice or coincidence but we were happy he was. His meal suggestions and attentiveness to our needs couldn't have been more perfect. Very friendly yet very professional. Top notch waiter....request him if you can! Food at this restaurant is very good and the breakfasts are filling. Out last day and I wanted an authentic Mexican breakfast. Holly cow.......amazing. Pedro recommended the Chilaquiles with fried egg on top. No lie, one of the best and tasty breakfasts I have ever had in my life.
Our last day, (today) and my wife wanted to go shopping. We took a taxi to 5th Aveneue and were overwhelmed with shops. Nice tourist place but shop around. Prices differ greatly from place to place. A young man approached us and I told him "no thank you". Funny because it was Jôse from our resort. He was pleased to see us on his day off and took time to show us around and which restaurant would be a great place for us to get out of the sun and into the air conditioning. He went out of the way to help us which tells us a lot about the staff Blue Diamond hires.
For the cons- first of all, my wife and I would return in a heartbeat and may make this our annual trip. It is that beautiful of a resort. 1) air conditioning in resturants and room could have been cooler. 2). Mosquitos were a problem...... use the bug spray they provide or bring your own with deet!
Amazing place and can't wait to come back. Thank you Blue Diamond for a most memorable anniversary!
- 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 Playa Del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Mexico