BlueBay Grand Esmeralda

Carretera Federal Chetumal- Puerto Juarez km 300 Camino a la Pileta | Playa del Carmen, Maya Riviera & The Yucatan 77710  [SEE MAP]Playa del Carmen, Maya Riviera & The Yucatan  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Private beach and three pools
Some guests say the rooms are starting to show their age

Sitting next to its sister property – the adults-only Blue Diamond Riviera Maya – along secluded sands just a few miles north of Playa del Carmen, BlueBay Grand Esmeralda caters to guests of all ages. The resort's 979 rooms are particularly comfortable for families, with ample space for parents and kids, as well as flat-screen TVs, minibars and Wi-Fi access (for an additional charge). BlueBay Grand Esmeralda also makes a great home base for beachcombers looking to sprawl along the sand, while the three on-site pools (one of which was created especially for kids) provide an idyllic setting for sunbathing. For more active travelers, BlueBay Grand Esmeralda features tennis courts and pool volleyball. And for those in need of a little extra R&R, the on-site BlueBay Spa boasts a wide range of soothing treatments. Meanwhile, the resort's seven restaurants ensure that everyone's palate is pleased. While a spectrum of cuisine options is a plus for many guests, the highlight of a stay this property is the excellent customer service. However, a few outspoken guests do caution that the guest rooms are starting to show their age. 

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Location
Playa del Carmen
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
All-inclusive resort, 979 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Traditional
Best For
Couples, Groups, Families

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The BlueBay Grand Esmeralda isn't the most luxurious or over-the-top all-inclusive property in the Riviera Maya district, but the upper-middle-range hotel has a lot to offer for families and couples who are looking for a low-maintenance beach vacation at a good price.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 11233 have reviewed the BlueBay Grand Esmeralda, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 11233 reviews 4.0 (based on 11233 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms are decorated in a neutral color palette and feature with traditional furnishings and views of either the ocean or gardens. The property's standard Deluxe Garden View rooms feature flat-screen TVs, alarm clock radios, stocked minibars, coffee makers, remote-controlled lights and private balconies or terraces.
  • Safes available for an extra fee

Standard room size377 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The BlueBay Grand Esmeralda is located about 8 miles north of Playa Del Carmen. The more than 400-acre oceanfront property is nestled among jungles and mangrove swamps and comes equipped with a private, white-sand beach. If guests want to explore downtown Playa Del Carmen or other area attractions, they will have to rent a car.
  • Car rentals can be arranged
  • Located about 30 miles southwest of Cancun International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

The all-inclusive resort offers a buffet and six a la carte restaurants, with a variety of cuisine types including Mexican, seafood, Asian, Italian, French and American. There are snacks and beverages available all day, and there is a 24-hour sports bar on-site.
  • Buffet open for breakfast and lunch

Number of restaurants7

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, American, Mexican, French

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Kids

The resort offers a kids club with supervised activities. There are also a variety of family-friendly activities including a giant chess board and Aquagym.
  • Babysitting available for an extra fee
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

The resort has a fitness center with cardio machines and strength-training equipment. There's also in-pool volleyball, along with water activities and table tennis.
  • Water sports equipment available for an additional fee
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

The BlueBay Grand Esmeralda Resort has event space for up to 650 people. There are three meeting spaces, as well as a theater that can host meetings, conferences and conventions.
  • Audiovisual equipment available for an extra fee
  • Translation services available

Number of meeting rooms3

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

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