we stayed at blue diamond riviera maya near/in playa del carmen.
it was 40 minutes from the airport, all-inclusive, and adults-only. it was our first all-inclusive, so we couldn’t compare it, but i can’t imagine a sweeter place.
we were greeted with drinks.
the resort has 128 rooms, which i think is pretty small, and they’re all suites. i remember giggling like crazy when we were walked through our junior suite. so many perfect little areas.
the resort is very long, but we took golf carts almost everywhere. it was fun enough that it was never annoying.
we’d call and ask for a ride to dinner, and then finish getting ready in the insane bathroom. really, did you see the shower a few photos ago? insane. sometimes EP got bored and stole my camera.
the last 2 days of the trip, a few families and lots of other people checked in, and the whole vibe changed (a few annoying loud travelers, and a lot more hip-hop music during the day). but we enjoyed the pool before that happened.
and the quiet, blissful beach.
we made an appointment to get massages. neither of us had ever been. it was a little awkward getting ready, because i felt sort of lost. and he almost made me have the guy masseuse. but we fixed that. and it was incredible. we’ve already gone another time, and will definitely make an appointment on our next trip. so. dang. relaxing.
earlier in the trip, we were usually alone at breakfast, and with 3 or 4 other couples on the beach.
it was a gorgeous resort. i checked recently, and the price now compared to what we found is just about double. i’d still consider it.