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Sitting among lush gardens, beside a gorgeous palm-fringed beach, the BlueBay Grand Esmeralda, in Playa del Carmen, is the ideal destination for a luxurious holiday. Guest can relax to their heart’s content beside 1 of the 3 glorious swimming pools, or drift away on the sand, listening to the waves lapping the private beach. The BlueBay Grand Esmeralda also boasts a spa, gym and its own night club, while young travellers are well catered for with a mini club and children’s activities. If you find yourself needing to cool of a little, the hotel’s elegant rooms provide a great place to recharge your batteries, while you can enjoy a range of cuisines from around the world at the BlueBay Grand Esmeralda’s 7 restaurants. The all-inclusive package also adds to the holiday experience, helping to take the worry out of mealtime. When you’re feeling refreshed, it could be time to explore a little bit more of Mexico. The BlueBay Grand Esmeralda is close to a number of fantastic attractions, with the Mayan ruins in Tulum, Xel-Ha aquatic theme park and Xcaret eco-archaeological park all within driving distance. Golfers will be pleased to know that there are a number of courses nearby, while the waters off the coast are great for scuba diving and snorkelling. So, whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway, a once in a lifetime family holiday, or a dream wedding venue, the BlueBay Grand Esmeralda ticks all the boxes.

How far is the nearest beach?

The BlueBay Grand Esmeralda is located right next its own private beach.

Distance from resort centre

The BlueBay Grand Esmeralda is approximately 12km away from the centre of Playa del Carmen. A number of golf courses can also be found nearby, while the Xcaret eco-archaeological park is around 20km away from the BlueBay Grand Esmeralda and the Xel-Ha Park aquatic theme park is approximately 60km away. Holidaymakers can also visit the Mayan ruins in Tulum 72km away.

Distance from airport

Cancun International Airport is approximately 48km away from the BlueBay Grand Esmeralda.

For Families


Deluxe Room
Deluxe Jacuzzi Suite
Swim-up Suite Garden View


  • 3 swimming pools with separate children’s areas
  • Private beach
  • Children’s club
  • Children’s activities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa with sauna, steam bath and massage and beauty treatments (local charge)
  • 7 restaurants
  • A bar
  • Night club
  • Gym
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis courts
  • Water activities and aqua gym
  • Hairdresser (local charge)
  • Wedding venue
  • 24-hour reception


If you choose to go all inclusive, the programme generally consists of breakfast, lunch and dinner, all buffet style, served in the main restaurant. During meals soft drinks, beer, water and wine are usually offered. Locally produced alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks like water, wine, soft drinks, beer and spirits are usually served throughout the day (except during meal times).

Details may be subject to change. You will be provided with full details of the all-inclusive programme on arrival at the hotel.


‘Jaal-Ha’ International buffet

Guests can tuck into a buffet meal at the BlueBay Grand Esmeralda’s international buffet restaurant. Open from 7am to 11am and 12noon to 5pm.

Italian Restaurant

Enjoy a slice of Italy at the BlueBay Grand Esmeralda’s a la carte Italian Restaurant. Open from 6pm to 10pm. Booking required.

Mexican Restaurant

Spice up your holiday with a traditional Mexican meal. Open from 6pm to 10pm. Booking required.

French Restaurant

Sample the delights of France at this fantastic a la carte restaurant. Open from 6pm to 10pm. Booking required.

Seafood Restaurant

If you’re in the mood for seafood, this is the place to go for a delicious a la carte meal. Open from 6pm to 10pm. Booking required.

American Restaurant

The BlueBay Grand Esmeralda’s American Restaurant is the place to go for delicious meat dishes. Open from 6pm to 10pm. Booking required.

Oriental Restaurant

Take a trip to the Orient with a delicious meal at the BlueBay Grand Esmeralda’s Oriental Restaurant.