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Featured Resort Spotlight: Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda

If exchanging vows on a pristine beach nestled in an intimate bay full of shimmering, crystal-blue water fits your fantasy, look no further than Riviera Maya’s Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda! This luxurious, lush tropical resort elevates your all-inclusive destination wedding experience to enchanting heights that will leave you reeling with romance.


Here at Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda, resort guests enjoy ideal conditions for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and other water sports. You’ll find food, beverage, and towel services at the beach areas and at all four pools – including the bustling Activities Pool, where live music, games, cultural classes, and pool aerobics are offered throughout the day. As if that weren’t enough, on-site cultural activities include sushi-making, mixology classes, and dance classes. When you’re feeling like a rejuvenation, head on down to the Yhi Spa – here, wet and dry saunas, a plunge pool, 14 massage cabins and a full-service beauty salon is offered. Who could say no to that?

If you’re craving a dose a culture, look no further. Day excursions include exploring nearby Mayan pyramid ruins in Tulum, Chichen Itza, and Coba, a visit to the Xcaret ecological park, or a sail over to Cozumel Island. Golfers will enjoy a discount at the Grand Coral Golf Club just 2 miles north of the resort – so be sure to bring your clubs!


The resort’s bright and airy standard rooms measure a generous 517 square feet. Each of the 488 sleek, contemporary guest rooms features a separate bedroom and living area, a 40-inch flat-screen TV, minibar, complimentary Wi-Fi access, iPod docking station, patio or balcony, and 24-hour room service.

If your destination wedding in Mexico includes kids, the resort’s immensely popular Family Concierge suites offer children’s bed and bath amenities, butler service, video game consoles, as well as a private Jacuzzi. You receive reservation preferences at on-site restaurants, the spa, and sport activities. Honeymooners can splurge on a swim-up suite, or opt for an 893-square-foot, one-bedroom master suite that boasts a private terrace equipped with a whirlpool.


Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda offers 10 restaurants and 10 bars throughout the resort. You’ll enjoy a diverse selection of international cuisine served in buffet and sit-down settings. Whatever the craving, you can eat! Martin Berasategui’s award-winning Basque-French fine dining restaurant, Passion, is on-site. If you want to go Mexican, be sure to stop at Mole! Here, you’ll be able to sample Mexican specialties and check out the wine and tequila cellar. What could be better than that? After-dinner cocktail lounges can be found throughout the resort as well. A sake bar, a tequila bar, a martini bar, award-winning wine bars, and swim-up bars will all ensure that you will never go thirsty! You’ll find an ideal dining experience anywhere you go.

Weddings & Romance

With the ability to handle up to 1,500 wedding guests, your perfect destination wedding is achievable. Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda offers beach ceremonies, or you can tie-the-knot in resort’s grand ballroom! 7 wedding packages are to choose from, so you and your guests will feel completely personalized with every touch. Between upgraded rooms for the wedding couple, personalized decorations, and spa discounts, you’re bound to have a perfect day! Celebrate in luxury with just your life-long partner the night after and have a complimentary dinner under the stars. How romantic!

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