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Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda

Mexico - Riviera Maya

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4 Nights with Air from $649 All-Inclusive
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You'll eat this up: Paradisus Playa del Carmen, La Esmeralda, one of 14 Noble Beach Prize Winners (2016-17), was recogni ... More

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"Not ever purchasing an all-inclusive nor ever using CheapCaribbean, I spent a good deal of time researching resorts & comparing notes with other websites, and I must say there is no doubt that I will u..." – LuvMelia
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"Not ever purchasing an all-inclusive nor ever using CheapCaribbean, I spent a good deal of time researching resorts & comparing notes with other websites, and I must say there is no doubt that I will u..." – LuvMelia
93 out of 111 (84%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Swim up Coati? pool side Room service! Bali Bed Mediterranean Resturant Bathroom
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September 23, 2017
The worst Caribbean vacation ever!!!!

My husband & I came down to Mexico for our 15th year Anniversary!! We booked the Mystery Fortune Deal which was the worst thing we could have ever made!!!! We were housed in the family section of the hotel that consisted of multiple kids, babies and strollers!!! Truly not happy!!!! When booking this trip we informed the sales representative that this was our Anniversary!!!! The restaurants had flies and black birds flying everywhere while eating dinner!!! While having intimate quality time in our room there was hammering and drilling going on to the point that we had to call the front desk to make it stop!!! The slamming of doors and children running and screaming through the halls were constant. Let alone the staff members coming to the room every two ours to clean twice a day, checking to refill the refrigerator and inspect the room to make sure it’s clean and the refrigerator is refilled became a pain and a constant reminder to put the do not disturb sign on the door. After complaining to the staff, nothing was done to accommodate us. This has become our worse trip ever. I wouldn’t recommend Cheap Caribbean or Paradius Playa Del Carmen if it was offered to us for free!!!! Thanks a lot Cheap Caribbean for ruining our anniversary. One we’ll never forget!!!


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From: Clayton, NJ
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

September 7, 2017
Great resort for families

I went with my wife and 2 daughters and we had a great time. Food was great in every restaurant; the best restaurant for me was the Market. This is not a huge resort so everything was within walking distance and the Kids Zone was great; my 8 and 5 year old kids loved it. The ONLY issue we had was that there was some nights with lots of mosquitoes; also beach had SOME seaweed, but not terrible. Maybe it's the time of year, but that was our only complaint. Aside from that, we were very happy overall. Travel to and from airport was covered and on time.


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From: Hawthorne, NJ
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 30, 2017
Excellent selection

The food was fabulous and the selection outstanding. If you wanted it, they had it. Drinks were served quick and cold. Cleopatra was a great resource to have when we had questions. Lots of staff available who were friendly and willing to help out with anything. We had no issues while there and we felt safe at all times. Fun activities for those who go on vacation to stay business and active and plenty of relaxing areas for those who want to do nothing but chill. Either desire can be met. We will go back. The only difference we will ensure before we get there is to make sure we stay on the adult side. The family side was okay but we spent all of our time on the adult side. I will pay attention to that next time I go for a visit. We go to lots of resorts and this one was in the top 3 of best EVER. Recommended to family and friends.


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From: Spring Hill, TN
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 28, 2017
Great Vacation

Overall good resort. Staff is great! Restaurants are wonderful and they are accommodating if you need to order off the menu. Making reservations was not as easy as we had hoped. Stay away from buffet for Dinner, breakfast and lunch is good but dinner not as good. Ricardo at the pool is fabulous and Enrique. Beaches were not great for swimming a lot of seaweed. The rooms are nice and kept very clean. Room service is wonderful. We had the kids on the couch bed and they provided us with a mattress tooper to make it more comfortable for the kids. Our favorite two restaurants were the Market and Bana. The kids spa and adult was very nice! Bali bed rental was definitely worth it!! We really relaxed and enjoyed the week here with the kids.

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From: Marlton NJ
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

Room Information

Paradisus Playa del Carmen - La Esmeralda features 512 elegantly-appointed suites, including 56 swim-up suites, the most of any resort in Mexico. All rooms include individually controlled air conditioning, living area with sofa, modern bathroom, 40" Flat Screen cable TV, CD/DVD player, marble floors, daily-stocked mini bar, coffee maker, 24-hour room service, iron and ironing board.

-4 wheelchair accessible rooms upon request (based upon availability).
-Connecting rooms available upon request (based upon availability).

Signature Family Concierge Suites feature personal service and luxuries for everyone in the family. For additional information regarding the upgraded services of Family Concierge Suites, please see room descriptions.

Room Details

Paradisus Junior Suite
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Paradisus Junior Suite Family Concierge
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One Bedroom Suite
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One Bedroom Suite Swim Up
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Paradisus Junior Suite Swim Up (Available beginning...
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One Bedroom Master Suite (Available beginning 12/23/17)
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One Bedroom Master Suite Swim Up (Available beginning...
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One Bedroom Suite Family Concierge (Available beginning...
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One Bedroom Suite Swim Up Family Concierge (Available...
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What's to Love

All-inclusive, off-the-charts luxury from the moment you arrive at this stunning resort.

Lounging poolside with gorgeous views, cocktails, and ocean breezes. Ultimate chillaxation.

Upgrading to the Family Concierge suite with personalized service & extra perks.

The rooms - they'll "wow" you. Marble, brand name appliances, comfy beds & a spacious balcony.

Fuego, a favorite Foodie spot - it's got a variety of sushi & it's perfect for your adult-only date night.

 

What We'd Change

This is the family-friendly side of the resort, but it's just a short walk to adults-only side of the resort if you want to hang with those beach loving folks.

 

Why You Should Go

It's ideal for the fam - it has a kids' pool with a pirate ship, activities for the kids and kid-friendly menus.

Free activities abound like SUP and kayaks, plus cocktail classes, wine tastings, sushi making and more.

The spa & fitness center is loaded - stress-busting treatments, exercise classes and plunge pools.

You're close to some Mexican hot spots - 5th Avenue, Tulum, Chichen Itza and Coba.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Beach
  • Business Center ($)
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Concierge Services
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Roll-Away Bed (on request)
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Whirlpool/Hot Tub
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Dance Classes
  • Non-Smoking Rooms (on request)
  • 9 Bars/Lounges
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Snack Bar
  • Elevators
  • 11 Restaurants
  • Audio-Visual Equipment ($)
  • Spa ($)
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Safe Deposit Box - Front Desk
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Wireless Internet
  • Flat Screen Television
  • Watersports Center ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Pool Towels (complimentary)
  • Loungers at Beach and Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Tour and Island Information
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Handicap Facilities/Wheelchair Accessible
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Handicap Rooms (on request)
  • Connecting Rooms Available
  • Car Rental Available ($)
  • Gift Shop ($)
  • ATM/Banking ($)
  • Doctor on call 24 hours
  • Babysitting Services ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Chichen Itza and Coba Ruins
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa(s)/ Wellness Center(s)
  • Tennis Courts
  • Volleyball Court(s)
  • Watersports Rentals
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

Here you will find an abundance of possibilities, something for every person of any age, for every type of vacation, for every budget and every activity.

Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda

5a Ave, Equina Calle 112

+52 984 877 3900

Hotel Description

Paradisus Playa del Carmen, La Esmeralda: Noble Beach Prize Winner -
Most Bodacious Buffet

Wrangle the kids and escape to this all-inclusive haven that is full-on fun for the whole family. Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda delivers activities, entertainment, a pool with a pirate ship, rock-star worthy dining - seriously - what's not to love here? You can even book a much-needed date night and dine at one of the adults-only restaurants (Fuego is a fav.) Go ahead. Dip your sandy toes along these white sandy shores - dreamy vacations like this are what you've been living for.

At Paradisus by Melia, the memories begin when you arrive.

DINING

Bountiful breakfast buffets to gourmet restaurants serving up such delectable cuisines as Latin fusion, sushi, Mediterranean, Italian and Mexican. You've also got a couple of poolside grills that are perfect for those mid-day meals. The resort also features an award-winning French restaurant by Seven Star Michelin Chef Martin Berasategui - it's open to adults-only (not included in all-inclusive). Beach appetit.

Naos
Type:
Breakfast
Hours: Daily, 6am-11am
Description: Serving an international breakfast buffet, featuring show cooking and on-the-spot, fresh-squeezed fruit juice area.

Vento
Type: Mediterranean
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: A distinctly Mediterranean dining experience that offers dining variety on a palm-filled outdoor terrace, private party dining room, and air-conditioned restaurant. Reservations are required.

Mole
Type:
Mexican
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Mexican contemporary cuisine starring a special "Live" quesadilla area "Tres Marias" style. Diners have three romantic options: private-room dining, air-conditioned restaurant and balmy outdoor terrace. Reservations are required.

The Market
Type: Grill
Hours: Daily, 12:30pm-4pm
Description: Mouth-watering selection of Paradisus Natural salads headlines the dinner menu at this Rodizio grill starring a wood-fired pizza oven and lovely outdoor terrace.

Hydro Grill
Type: International
Hours: Daily, 12:30pm-10pm
Description: Exclusive Family Concierge restaurant with private indoor bar and swim-up bar. Serving casual dining plus an all-day snack selection. Only available to guests staying in the Family Concierge room categories.

Bana
Type: Asian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Contemporary Asian dining experience features separate entrances for adults and families. Stunning Japanese tatami mat flooring and distinct areas. Indoor air-conditioned, private dining room and zen-like terrace, teppanyaki tables and an adult-only sushi bar. Children under 18 are allowed 6pm-8pm. Reservations are required.

Passions
Type: Signature Gourmet
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Seven Star Michelin Chef Martin Berasategui brings his world-renowned cooking to Playa del Carmen. The restaurant is open to all including non-guests and provides a retro-glamorous atmosphere. Surcharges apply. Guests will pay an additional charge to dine here. This surcharge applies for the 7 Courses menu tasting and does not include wine pairing. Reservations are required.

Fuego
Type: Latin Fusion
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Latin fusion bar treats diners to spicy ceviche and a raw bar in a trinity of dining options: a romantic private dining room, a divine outdoor terrace and an air-conditioned restaurant. This is an adult-only restaurant. Reservations are required.

The Grill
Type: Grill
Hours: Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-4pm; Dinner - daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Italian-Argentinean grill with wood-fired pizza oven, and featuring a selection of Paradisus natural salads and a dinner menu. Outdoor terrace seating. This is an adult-only restaurant. Dinner reservations are required. *June 1-8, the Grill will be relocated to the adjacent pool terrace for renovations.

Hadar
Type: Breakfast
Hours: Daily, 6am-11am
Description: Serving an international breakfast buffet, featuring show cooking and on-the-spot, fresh-squeezed fruit juice area.

La Palapa
Type: International
Hours: Daily, 12:30pm-10pm
Description: A la carte restaurant highlighting romance with private indoor bar, swim-up bar, an enticing menu for continental breakfast and dinner, as well as an all day selection of snacks. Only available to guests staying in the Royal Service room categories. This is an adult-only restaurant. >

Olio
Type: Italian Trattoria
Hours: Lunch - daily 12pm-4pm; Dinner - daily 6pm-11pm
Description: A la carte restaurant offering delicious Italian cuisine, as well as a selection of snacks for lunch. Only available to guests staying in the Family Concierge room categories.

Hours are subject to change.

BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Poolside, beachside and sprinkled throughout the resort - you've got several rockin' spots to grab your drink of choice. Cheers.

Toji
Located at Bana, specializing in Sake. Daily, 6pm-10pm.

Blue Agave
Located near Vento and Mole. Pre-dinner tequila and Mezcal specialties, fully stocked wine cellar. Daily, 6pm-10pm.

North Avenue Bar
Located at La Esmeralda. Music-filled, outdoor-restaurant-area venue for listening, watching, talking and dancing. Daily, 9pm-2am.

Sunrise Snack Bar and Grill
Located in the pool area at La Esmeralda. Snack bar, grill and wet bar serving refreshing tropical cocktails. Daily, 9am-7pm.

Gabi Club Bar
Located at El Zocalo. Ultimate chill-out club features a bar with casual, chic elegance--serves finger food and cocktails. Evening entertainment. Daily, 11am-2am. Children under the age of 18 are allowed 11am-9pm.

Red Lounge
Lobby bar and after-dinner lounge located at La Perla. Daily, 6pm-2am.

M Bar Martini & Wine
Located near Fuego and Passion. Robust wine cellar and exclusive themed martini selection. Daily, 6pm-10pm.

South Avenue Bar
Located at La Perla. Covered and open-air venue near restaurants buzzes with energy, events and music. Daily, 9pm-2am.

Sunset Snack Bar & Grill
Located in the pool area at La Perla. Snack bar, grill and wet bar serving refreshing tropical cocktails. Daily, 9am-7pm.



BEACHES AND POOLS

Two lagoon-style pools, one for the kids with a pirate ship and the other with a swim-up bar. You can also spend your days lounging at the resort's private bay, where you can swim, snorkel and splash around. With plenty of loungers, beach towels and wait service, you'll be sitting in sunshiny paradise.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming

Land

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis
  • Jogging
  • Yoga


INTERNET

Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in the guest rooms.

SPA SERVICES

Yhi Spa offers the ultimate spa experience for both kids and adults in a luxurious setting for an additional charge. Daily, 8am-8pm.
  • Aromatherapy
  • Thalassotherapy
  • Hydrotherapy aromatic baths
  • Water ritual
  • Spa boutique
  • Full-service beauty salon
  • Jacuzzi


WEDDING SERVICES

Honeymoon Bonus

The Glow Honeymoon Package is now complimentary when booking seven nights in ANY room category.

The package includes:

  • In-room bottle of chilled sparkling wine
  • Luscious tropical fruit display
  • Rose petal turndown service one night during stay
  • 10% discount on spa services for the couple


CHILD CARE

Kids' Zone offers supervised activities for children ages 4-12. Daily, 10am-6pm and 8pm-9:30pm.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
45 minutes from Cancun International Airport (CUN).

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports and loud music.

Environmental Levy Fee
The Municipalidad of Solidaridad in the Rivera Maya is one of the most beautiful places in the Mexican Caribbean. Tourism has been instrumental in driving the economic and social development of the region. In an effort to continue to preserve, conserve and beautify the destination, the Municipality of Solidaridad has implemented a small environmental levy on visitors effective September 1, 2017. Hotels will collect 20 Mexican pesos per room per day on check out; the proceeds will be deposited in an environmental trust to fund local projects. The Municipalidad of Solidaridad thanks you for your understanding and support of this worthwhile endeavor. Thank you and enjoy your visit.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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