Blue Diamond Riviera Maya
Why We Love It
- One of the top 30 resorts in Cancun, according to Condé Nast Traveler readers
- Low-key, adult-only resort just a 10-minute drive from Playa del Carmen
- All-inclusive with free extras, such as spa treatments and snorkeling sessions
- All-suite accommodations, some with private pools
"Excellent service" -- Fodor's
Rooms & Rates
Low key and adults only, the all-inclusive Blue Diamond Riviera Maya was voted one of the Top 30 Resorts in Cancun and the Yucatán by Condé Nast Traveler readers in 2013. This sleek hotel has an enormous 25,000-square-foot spa, leafy gardens and Asian-style décor. It feels delightfully secluded, even though Playa del Carmen with its late-night clubs and open-air parties is just a 10-minute taxi ride away.
There’s plenty to do here and, better still, much of it is included in the rates. Try a Temazcal Mayan ritual (healing heat treatment) or a scuba or snorkeling session. There’s also a beautiful, if short, private beach (unusually with free Wi-Fi access) and a pier, which stretches over the water.
Breakfast and lunch is offered next to the water at the Ceviche Bar (specialties include ceviche, tapas and fresh seafood), and it’s open again from 10pm for late-night snacks. For an upscale dinner, head down to Ambar by the lagoon (open 6-10pm), where fusion food is accompanied by live jazz. The rooftop cigar bar (open until 1am) is a great spot for a nightcap.
The all-suite accommodations are spacious and modern, with bamboo floors, natural linens and floor-to-ceiling windows. Most face the gardens or the lagoon, but the best overlook the beach, and some have private outdoor pools. Alcohol in the mini bars is included (and the bottles are full sized). There is also a personalization service so you can request all your favorites to be stocked ahead of time.
- "Since this property was originally designed (and recently sold) by Mandarin Oriental, it doesn't have a typical all-inclusive feel often associated with large resorts in this area" -- Fodor's
- "Of the activities at Blue Diamond, the Temescal spiritual cleansing ritual, conducted by a Mayan guide under a steamy stone dome, is our favorite" -- Food and Wine
- Newspaper / magazines
- Extra beds / roll away beds
- Gym / fitness center
- Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
- Indoor pool
- Outdoor pool
- Pool bar
- Roof terrace
- Sauna / Steam Room
- Nightlife / entertainment
- No pets allowed
- 24-hour front desk
- 24-hour room service
- 24-hour security
- Airport transfer (fees apply)
- Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
- Bike rental
- Butler service
- Concierge service
- Currency exchange / ATM
- Express check-in / checkout
- Hair salon (fees apply)
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Pillow menu
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Mini bar
- Outdoor space for some rooms
- Sitting area
- DVD / CD player & library
- Flatscreen TV
- iPod/iPhone docking station
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Bathrobes and slippers
- Separate shower
- Complimentary parking
- Complimentary valet service
- Accessible pool area
- Accessible restaurant
- Accessible spa
- ADA compliant rooms
- Facilities for guests with special needs
- Roll-in shower
- Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
For security purposes, the credit card used to secure your reservation and a photo ID must be presented at check-in.
Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm
Children and additional guests: This hotel is adults-only; children are not allowed.
Pets: No pets allowed.
Fees: There is a $20 room service fee for those ordering room service (although the food itself is included under the all inclusive package). This fee is waived for those guests booking the Travelzoo VIP rate.
Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Additional details: Extra bed available on request in the Patio Junior Suite and Patio Suite only. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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