• Pool area at night - Blue Diamond

BlueBay Grand Esmeralda and Blue Diamond Resort

Grupo BlueBay has given the Riviera Maya two attractive all-inclusive resorts. Found minutes apart, the BlueBay Grand Esmeralda and Blue Diamond Resort are only 40 minutes from the Cancun Airport and 15 minutes from downtown Playa del Carmen. The BlueBay Grand Esmeralda is a large luxury resort for families. The Blue Diamond is a smaller, adult-only luxury resort.

BlueBay Grand Esmeralda Riviera Maya

This big and beautiful all-inclusive luxury resort caters to families and has close to 1000 suites on an 180-acre property, making it perfect for as big a wedding as you can dream. Bordered by lush jungles and mangroves, it opens up with over 500 meters of private beachfront. Its large size means it can offer a wide range of services, amenities and activities, including 6 a la carte restaurants, 3 swimming pools, tennis courts, gyms and a golf course.

Its large size means it can offer a wide range of services, amenities and activities, including 6 a la carte restaurants, 3 swimming pools, tennis courts, gyms and a golf course. For those looking to really relax, their modern spa has room for you, covering 2,500 square meters.

For weddings, they have flexible event space that can accommodate up to 650 people. And of course their  beach offers plenty of room for your wedding party to enjoy the Caribbean sea and white sand.

Blue Diamond Resort Riviera Maya

Formally the Mandarin Oriental Maya, the BlueBay group has turned this location into a more intimate, adult-only all-inclusive alternative to their near-by Grand Esmeralda. Like its sister resort, the Blue Diamond also takes inspiration from its Mayan surroundings, but combines it with an Asian influence.

Covering 36-acres, it holds 128 suites situated among tropical foliage, pristine gardens and the beautiful white sand beaches the Riviera Maya is known for. The suites cover a unique range of styles, from beachfront casitas to oceanview rooftop terraces. Decor is a mix of natural and luxury with limestone and wood elements throughout.

As it’s an adults-only resort, they’ve skipped children facilities and made plenty of room for their spa. It covers 25,000 square feet of cutting-edge services that incorporate the local Mayan healing culture, as well as popular Asian healing techniques.

The offer a collection of gourmet restaurants, including a tapas bar, cafe bakery and even a cigar lounge. Three pools are found around the resort in different environments, including one with oceanfront swimming. Like with the Grand Esmeralda, they offer a wide selection of activities and world-class golfing.

For indoor wedding spaces they have banquet facilities and a spacious and flexible conference hall. For outdoor spaces, you can use their oceanfront patio, beach and their pier, which is perfect for wedding photography.

The BlueBay Riviera Maya all-inclusive luxury resorts are a preferred Del Sol Photography venue for destination weddings and events.

For our wedding photography from Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda, please click here.

For our wedding photography from the Blue Diamond Resort, please click here.

*Photos shown in this post are from the Blue Diamond Resort.

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  1. Rocio January 15, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    inquiring about renting location for wedding

    • Matt Adcock January 26, 2015 at 9:54 am

      Rocio. Please check your inbox :) We sent you an email. Cheers