Hotel BlueBay Grand Esmeralda

Part of the global BlueBay Group, the big, bold and beautiful Hotel BlueBay Grand Esmeralda sits on the picturesque beach. Modern and sleek, this five-star resort exudes luxury. The stars of the show are three swimming pools, where you can relax on the sunloungers or join in with fun poolside games. Head to the beach for some water sports action, or sweat it out in the gym before popping into the spa for a massage. It’s international cuisine all round in the hotel’s seven restaurants, and you can quench your thirst 24 hours a day at the Sports Bar.

Overview of Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Picture warm, azure water rippling on white sands fringed with palm trees, and adventurers exploring the colourful underwater world of coral reefs as windsurfers and kayakers whizz by. Holidays to Mexico don’t get better than sun-soaked Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean coast. A quieter option than the hustle and bustle of neighbouring Cancun, Playa del Carmen is not your typical holiday resort. Whether you want to swim with turtles, uncover the secrets of Mayan ruins, go diving in an underground cave or dance the night away, this vibrant town on the Riviera Maya is a slice of paradise waiting to be explored.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is just 20 minutes from Hotel BlueBay Grand Esmeralda. Here, you’ll find beautiful beaches filled with sun-worshippers and water sports enthusiasts. The main street, 5th Avenue, is home to bars and restaurants intermingled with art galleries and craft stalls. The street performers and taco vans ensure an authentic Mexican feel. Pay a visit to nearby Xcaret Theme Park, built on a sacred Mayan site. Take a boat trip on an underground river, follow the tropical jungle trail and watch a spectacular 300-performer show telling the story of Mexico’s history. With year-round sunshine, a relaxed atmosphere and friendly locals, Playa del Carmen has it all. Whether you’re chilling out with the family, honeymooning with your better half or partying with pals, you’ll leave Playa del Carmen with a host of happy memories and a hankering for your next holiday to Mexico.

Resort Summary

A laid-back beach culture, natural beauty and close proximity to ancient Mayan ruins make holidays in Playa del Carmen some of the most popular in the Riviera Maya. This former fishing village is the capital of the Riviera Maya and occupies a gorgeous spot on the Mexican Caribbean flanked by jungle. It’s a modern metropolis of luxury condos, gourmet restaurants and boutiques amid an environment of great natural beauty.

The city’s small size makes it easily walkable and no matter where you go, you’re never too far from a stretch of sun-kissed white sand.

Take a look at our All Inclusive Playa del Carmen holidays and find the perfect break for you.