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Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya, Mexico in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Surrounded by 36 acres of lush tropical forests overlooking the azure Caribbean Sea, the Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya, Mexico is a mesmerizing hideaway strewn across the white sands of the Yucatan Peninsula. The sole purpose of this Mexican retreat is to indulge guests with the finest of accommodations and amenities. The collection of one- and two-bedroom bungalows, many with ocean or lagoon views, are concealed along winding paths that neighbor serene waterways. Many appointments, such as the rainforest showers, al fresco stone tubs and alabaster courtyards, are inspired by tropical surroundings. Suites and beachfront casitas contain private pools, while a handful of rooms are located near the spa for those embarking on a holistic holiday.

Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya, Mexico's lush spa takes its cue from the Mayan healing elements of water, air, fire and earth, all to promote an absolute feeling of being at one with nature. In addition to eight treatment rooms with private showers, you may also request one of two VIP couples suites for a full-day of pampering. The resort also delivers a menu of fabulous restaurants, four in all, with ocean views and outdoor dining plus a selection of regional and international cuisine. Retreat to the stylish rooftop bar, lobby lounge, or poolside watering hole for a refreshing libation. The resort is wonderfully secluded, yet easily accessible to many of the region's glorious archaeological sites including the well-preserved pyramids and sacred ceremonial buildings. The Yucatan Peninsula also has bragging rights to the second largest coral reef in the world - idyllic for underwater exploration.

Location of Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya, Mexico

Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya, Mexico
Carretera Cancun-Chetumal Km 298
CP 77710
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Nearest Airport: CUN

Amenities for Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya, Mexico

  • General Information
  • 128 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • Poolside Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • 3 Bars
  • Rooftop Bar
  • 4 Restaurants
  • Spa Cuisine
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Spa on Property
  • Fitness Center
  • WiFi
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Boutique
  • Gardens
  • Lap Pool
  • 3 Outdoor Pools
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Turndown Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • DVD Players
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • iPod Docks
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Linens
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Radio & CD Players
  • Private Pools
  • Walk-In Closets
  • Rain Showers
  • Activities
  • Cultural Classes
  • Kayaking
  • Pilates
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Yoga
  • Business
  • Business Center/Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Family
  • Babysitting
  • Kids Club
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Golf
  • Nightlife
  • Nature Reserve
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Golf
  • Honeymoons & Romance
  • Spa & Wellness
  • Summer Getaways

Reviews for Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya, Mexico

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

My girlfriend and I were looking for a place to celebrate her birthday and wanted to get away from our busy lives in Los Angeles. We came across Blue Diamond resort began to search the internet for pricing. After reviewing 4-5 travel websites, we ended up going with Costco Travel, which added a lobster dinner, a 25 minute massage and a round of golf for both of us. We love to travel and have stayed at many different resorts around the world. Our experience at Blue Diamond was perfect. Here are the top things that we loved about this resort. 1. The Staff The is amazing. Friendly. Fun. Professional. After any requests, they would always say “my pleasure” and place their hand on their heart. I thought it was nice the first couple of times, but they do it after almost every request you make. It just made the trip that much better knowing they were always looking out for our best interests, which is a wonderful feeling. 2. Boutique Feel The hotel layout is different from most mega resorts. Instead of huge towers surrounding a giant pool. The rooms and pools are quietly nestled along a path about a mile long that leads to the beach. There are golf carts going back and forth all the time that will give you a ride and also bikes you can request from the concierge. The upside is how much room you have. We didn’t feel crammed into a building with 500 other guests. We had our space and quiet. 3. Quiet Speaking of quiet. This was the first time we had ever stayed at an adults only resort. We have not slept that good in a long time. Absolutely no noises while we slept. No loud guests. No crying in the distance. It was just peace and quiet… and it was perfect. 4. The Food The resort has 2.5 restaurants. One regular one by the beach, a higher end restaurant that has a dress code and a sort of snack bar near the beach as well. At first we thought this would be slim compared to the other resorts with 5+ restaurants on their property, but they did not disappoint and the food was amazing. We were there for five days and almost never ordered the same thing from the menu. The food is impeccable and delicious. 5. The Wifi This one really surprised us. We both work a lot online and needed to check in from time to time. The wifi is strong throughout the entire property which made working from laptops or phones easy when in the rooms, restaurants, pools or beaches. 6. The Rooms The rooms are large, clean and spacious. We stayed in a room overlooking the middle cenote (there are three). A cenote is a large pool of water. When we went online and saw pictures, our first through was “that place looks like a mosquito heaven”. We packed mosquitos repellant, but never used a drop. The air was clear and we had few encounters with bugs on insects. A pleasant surprise. 7. The Beach / Pool The beach and pool are both clean and have modern layouts. Cabanas are available at both along with lounge chairs. The bars have every type of drink you could want and the waiters will bring them to you. The ocean water is warm and pleasant and they have people clean the beach daily so its very visually appealing. 8. The Temescal If you can, try to attend a temescal while you are there. Its a cleansing ceremony where you get into an igloo looking room that is heated like a sauna. When they close the door it gets almost pitch black and you work through some meditations and relaxations. Several people said it was difficult for them to be in the black, but we loved that it helped bring is back to earth from our busy lifestyles. 9. The Spa The Spa is separated into two areas (mens/womens) around a small pool and hot tub. In each area there is an indoor pool, showers, ice, sauna, steam room, lockers, etc. Its very nice. We had a couples massage in a separate building that was quiet and peaceful. Time always goes by fastest when you’re having a massage and we would have make it longer if we had though ahead. Very enjoyable. 10. Secret Tip It’s always good to have friends in the right places. When you get there, make sure to ask for and find a beautiful woman named Aracely. She works in the Marketing department and is very friendly and very funny. If you ask nicely, she can often get you VIP benefits at the SPA along with special pricing on future visits. Just tell her that Brian & Maricia sent you. She also gave us a tour of the beach front houses, which is where we will stay when we come back next time. Hope this review helps. We loved the resort and know you will too. Brian & Maricia

brianmeert - Santa Monica, California


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

My wife and I just finished our honeymoon at the Blue Diamond Resort in Riviera Maya. It was an amazing vacation. The beach was gorgeous, the pool was amazing, the food was great and the service was spectacular. Everybody was amazing to us but my wife and I would like to say that bartender Antonio and server Luis are two people who went above and beyond to make sure our stay was absolutely amazing. This is a place that my wife and I would come back in the future. Ironically we had friends from Ohio that where at the secrets Capri right next door so we got to hang out there too. Blue Diamond is a lot better than secrets Capri from what I was able to tell.

Nikolas R


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

Outstanding resort. Merits its 5 star rating. Beach area is beautiful. Food consistently excellent - huge portions ! Staff in the Aguamarina and Ceviche restaurants efficient and attentive, always keen to make you feel welcome and happy. Special mention to Dago, both Pedros but especially the dark haired one, Moisés, José David, Antonio, Muriel and Gabriel. Staff in the golf carts also do a great job with a smile on their face. Animals in the resort are very interesting. We saw a monkey, a few coatis, iguanas, squirrels and some lovely birds. Missed seeing the crocodiles but we did not go to the Ambar restaurant where apparently they can be seen in the lagoon from the terrace. We had a couple of chance meetings with Geert Debruyne, the hotel. director and his colleague, Gabriella, both very charming, approachable, friendly and sensitive to our holiday experience. We took an organised trip to Chichen Itza which was a fantastic day out and an excellent and informative tour. Very few negatives. I would warn against the hard-sell strategies of those trying to "coax" you into a Blue Diamond membership. Two Mexicans, Arturo and Araceli and a South Korean, Joaeck. They will casually sit beside you at your table and politely engage in conversation. Two hours later, they are still insistent. Good at doing the sums which over the years will save you money. Not so quick at pointing out how a considerable upfront payment and sizeable monthly instalments over 6 years are truly going to be beneficial. Almost spoiled our last full day. We were too polite and so partly to blame. Ask for prices first. Will save you time and you can work on your tan ! If you're not aged between 18 and 30, the town of Playa del Carmen is probably not for you. Just a personal opinion ! We booked with Thomson/TUI whose "hands-off" approach left us very disappointed. They would not have known had we been eaten by the aforementioned crocs 😊 All in all we had a great time at the Blue Diamond and would thoroughly recommend it !

_philallan1 - Glasgow, United Kingdom


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

Great honeymoon trip! The food was better than any restaurant in the states! Service was amazing! Shoutout to Ricardo, he is the man! Service from all staff was great! Rooms are like large apartments!

Caleb E - Renton, Washington


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

From the moment we arrived, the staff was kind and hospitable. We toured the property in a golf cart and settled into a room that made us feel like we were in the middle of the rainforest. The resort is peaceful and serene, a start contract to the typical Cancun big-name resort. Everyone we met felt equally amazed at the service and the scenery. It felt like we were in paradise. All of the facilities, including the spa and restaurants, are impeccably maintained. The staff went above and beyond for the wedding we attended, and they constantly made sure that everything was to our liking. I definitely recommend this resort to anyone looking to vacation in the Cancun/Riviera Maya area.

minellkarimi - Los Angeles, California


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