Ratings based on 172 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from NC
Relaxing at The BeachPosted Nov 19, 2015
Pros: A boutique hotel, was very quiet... we weren't looking for a large hotel with too much nightlife. Food was excellent.
Cons: The beds and pillows were too firm.
Location: Ten minutes to Playa if you want nightlife.
We stayed at Blue Diamond for our honeymoon - from the moment we arrived, we didn't lift a finger! The staff was very attentive and helpful. We stayed in a Palafito room - very room, large bathroom, walk in closet, private sun deck was a nice alternative, easy walk to the beach front pool and all dining options.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Relaxing and peacefulPosted Oct 23, 2015
Staff is super friendly, they truly want to make sure everything is going well during your stay. There are lots of options for things to do at the resort (ex: snorkeling, wine tasting ect) but make sure you book them as soon as you arrive because they book up pretty fast. Food was never a disappointment, 4 course meals! Overall a good experience would definitely come back again!
for Couplesby A verified traveler from CHicago
Very nice Adult HotelPosted Oct 8, 2015
Pros: My wife and I had just spent 4 days at another "Family" resort. It was very nice for our grandchildren and their parents. We enjoyed the Quiet .
Cons: Only issue was the accessibility of restaurant for my wife. Other than that we loved the resort.
Location: Since we have been in the area several other times the only travel we did was a trip to Playa da Carman. Just a short cab ride away.
I would certainly go back. The staff was very helpful and pleasant, Food was way above average for all inclusive. My only issue was handicap accessibility. My wife had a new knee recently and there were a lot of steps for her to climb. Staff was very good picking her up and transferring to parts of resort but she first had to climb 6 - 8 steps from room or 20 steps for dinner. Small elevator at restaurant appeared out of order.All in all a beautiful property, well maintained with very pleasant staff.
by A verified traveler from New York, NY
BEAUTY VS BORDEMPosted Aug 4, 2015
Pros: Beautiful hotel, clean, trendy, food is above average for a resort, friendly and helpful staff (Ceasar was my favorite).
Cons: NEEDS a night life and have music playing by pool side. Restaurants close at 10pm, VERY low key, felt I was on a retreat.
Location: Zip lining, downtown and sightseeing
This resort is great for retirees, honeymooners that aren't looking to do much activities or have any night life. Hotel is trendy, clean, friendly staff, food is above average for resorts, but it is EXTREMELYYYYYYY quiet. Barely any music is playing by the poolside, ALL restaurants close by 10pm, so there is NOTHING to do in the resort passed 10 unless you go downtown, which is a 20min ride (roughly 50 bucks for round trip). If you are looking for a fun upbeat resort stay at Secrets (next door to Blue Diamond) has a FUN atmosphere.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Chicago, IL
Paradise!Posted Aug 3, 2015
Pros: The staff that went over and beyond to get to know you and satisfy every need.
Cons: If it is even possible to give a review regarding improvement I would advise the food be advised. I was hoping for more authentic Mexican food.
Location: The location was not far from airport and only a 15 minute drive to Fifth Avenue which is a must go.
The experience from start to finish was absolutely amazing. From the treatment of the staff, the cleanliness of the rooms, restaurants and spa everything was immaculate. Would definitely recommend this place for a relaxing get away with your significant other.
by A verified traveler from New York, NY
Has Potential But Management Is Very PoorPosted Jul 27, 2015
Pros: A FEW staff members were very nice/attentive - remembering us and proactively bringing drinks, towels, etc. If not for them it would've been very bad.
Cons: Management needs to change - the location is great and this place has potential but they (management) fails at meeting basic customer service needs.
Location: Couldn't tell you - wanted to leave but they wouldn't arrange a trip without using their shuttle service for a $60 roundtrip for about 9 miles. Nope.
We picked this location because she was looking for a nice beach and I just wanted to place to relax and the reviews, while mixed, seemed to indicate that people enjoyed the beach and found it pleasant. In all honesty, of all the resorts we've been to this one was the worst overall. Food: There wasn't a single dish that was memorable - except for those that were pretty bad (too salty, tepid, etc.). It was all inclusive yet they pushed an 'extra expense' wine list at our first dinner and didn't mention that they had a lot of other wines that were included. Either dishes looked good but tasted average or looked average and tasted bad. Room: There were several things wrong with our room but nothing that warranted calling to complain (we're there to just relax - I'll let some things slide). When we finally had enough and called the person we spoke to didn't seem to believe us - meanwhile we talked to another couple about their experience and they mentioned that they had to change rooms and then another couple passing by said they did too. No one it seemed could get hot water consistently. It took us 10-15 minutes (literally) of running the water to get it hot. Unbelievable! Facilities: Everything else seemed okay, though in all honesty we didn't take advantage of much. We just wanted the beach and to relax. Overall: Someone recommended before we left that we stay at one of the Mayakoba locations. It was next door and next time we'll go there instead. I recommend you do the same.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Great potentialPosted Jul 21, 2015
It's a wonderful hotel in property with great potential however the attention to detail was lacking. Tipping is absolutely required even though it's an all inclusive resort the service that you received is solely based on how much you tip we spent 2 nights in a room without air conditioning and the staff and hotel management was unwilling to do anything about it until we got upset and really complaining they finally moved us
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from los angeles, CA
amazing and relaxingPosted Jul 14, 2015
This hotel was very private. The lobby was right as you pull in so there was no access to anyone in the facility but guests. It was amazingly quiet, the food was great, the staff was extremely attentive and the facility was spotless! I will go here again. If your looking for five star relaxation, all inclusive, and escape from the children, this is it!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Houston, Texas
Fantastic Hotel with great staffPosted Jun 6, 2015
Pros: Everything. We were surrounded by nature and the room was great.
Cons: I can't think of anything.
Location: We only left the resort to go fishing and it was a little bit of a drive but nothing to complain about.
The hotel was absolutely amazing! The property is surrounded by nature so walking around is an experience in itself. The Laguna Room we stayed at was incredible. We were on the second floor over looking the laguna and it felt like we stayed in a tree house. I can not say enough amazing things about the staff. Each person was so polite and helpful. They exemplify true customer service. We also visited the Spa a couple of times and had incredible treatments there as well. Lastly, the food was incredible. Everything we tried was great and paired well. You can tell they have put a lot of thought in their dishes. I can't think of one negative thing about our stay. We will definitely be recommending the Blue Diamond to friends and family.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Houston
Beach RealityPosted May 26, 2015
Pros: Room comfort and services
Cons: The beach occupancies
When we have chosen this hotel, main criteria was “do not have to fight for chairs on the beach” Nobody on the previous reviews mention that more than half of the beach (and it is a very small one) is reserved for the 5 casitas (practically 5 couples!!), or for whatever the manager of the resort (like relative, friends) let them stay there. The rest of the beach (1/3) has high density chairs that need to fit the rest of the resort people, over 200 people. The swimming pools are very small and very low water level, impossible to really swim just to get wet! We just wanted to have a very nice quiet time, but hunting a quiet chair at the beach was very stressful, as they will harass you if you cross the reserve area! Make sure if you go to this hotel, to be in a very crowded place on the beach if you are not in the 5 casitas, or a preferred management costumer! Very disappointing and frustrating! It was not compensating for the very nice service, and nice people.