Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda

Property Overview

Located in a spectacular tiny bay, is the family hotel Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda, one of the most luxurious hotels in Riviera Maya. The newest LUXEclusive reinterprets All Inclusive into a world-class 5-star luxury resort, combining a prestigious Caribbean setting with world-class facilities, including 512 exclusive, elegant and warm suites; Signature Family Concierge suites featuring personal service and luxuries right-sized for everyone in the family - our attentive Family Concierges will take care of your families every need; the ultimate in spa treatments; a relaxed ambience; and flexible meeting space with state-of-the-art equipment.

This elegant resort has a Mayan ecological feeling, and an oceanfront location surrounded by a lush tropical mangrove preserve and with views of Cozumel Island. Take your senses on a culinary tour through eleven remarkable restaurants serving delicious cuisine from all around the world and ten bars serving unlimited international Premium brand drinks. Enjoy life-enriching experiences such as tango dance classes, sushi-making, and sensorial experiences.


  • Life-enriching activities like tango dance classes, sushi making and sensorial experiences
  • Table tennis
  • Darts
  • Library
  • CD library
  • Bocci balls
  • Game room station
  • Sailing
  • Catamaran
  • Scuba diving ($)
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayak
  • Kite surfing
  • Golf ($)
  • Adventure tours ($)
  • Romance by Paradisus destination wedding and honeymoon packages


  • Fuego – Latin fusion gastro 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*
  • Passion – A touch of retro elevates elegant signature cuisine by 6-Star Michelin Chef Martin Berasategui, served in an air-conditioned atmosphere with a private dining room, and gorgeous outdoor terrace*
  • Bana – Contemporary Asian dining experience with stunning Japanese Tatami mat flooring and private dining room, zen-like terrace to savor Asian fusion cuisine, Teppanyaki tables and an adults-only sushi bar**
  • Hadar – International lunch and dinner buffet delights with sumptuous show cooking and on-the-spot fresh-squeezed fruit juice area*
  • The Grill – Mouth-watering selection of natural salads headlines the dinner menu at this Italian-Argentinean grill with a wood-fired pizza oven featuring an outdoor terrace; becomes a late-night snack bar after “Hadar” closes*
  • SUNRISE Grill – Snack Bar & Grill with pool bar at Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda
  • Gabi Club – Beat. Drink. Groove. Ultimate chill-out club features a casual chic elegance and unique harmony of bar, restaurant and beach starring fish & chips and seafood specialties for lunch and dinner**
  • Vento – Distinctly Mediterranean dining experience offers dining variety on palm-filled outdoor terrace, private party dining room, and air-conditioned restaurant**
  • Mole – 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**
  • Naos – Everyone is welcome to this sumptuous International lunch and dinner buffet featuring show cooking and on-the-spot fresh-squeezed fruit juice area**
  • The Market – Mouth-watering selection of natural salads headlines the dinner menu at this Rodizio grill starring a wood-fired pizza oven and lovely outdoor terrace; becomes a late-night snack bar after “Naos” closes**
  • La Palapa Grill – A la carte restaurant highlights 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*
  • Hydo Grill – Exclusive Family Concierge restaurant with private indoor bar and swim-up bar; features casual dining plus an all-day snack selection**

*Adults only
**Open for everyone

In Room Amenities

  • 512 elegantly-appointed suites, including 122 Family Concierge Luxury Jr Suites, 2 Presidential Suites, 192 Luxury Jr Suites, 98 One Bedroom Suites & 98 One Bedroom Master Suites, 56 of all resort suites are swim-up suites. Complimentary WiFi access in all rooms and facilities.
  • 40“ Flat Screen with cable TV
  • CD/DVD Player
  • Daily-stocked mini bar
  • Coffee maker
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Living area with sofa
  • Modern bathroom with sensory tub and two rain showers
  • 24-hour room service
  • Iron and ironing board
  • 2 accessible wheelchair rooms available
  • Connecting rooms available


  • Specially appointed Family Concierge suites (private terrace with Jacuzzi and tanning area)
  • Private Family Concierge Lounge with private check-in/out, Internet access and an all-day snacks buffet with premium drinks available
  • Paradisus Kids Beach Kit check-in gift
  • All-day assistance of a Family Concierge
  • Included walkie-talkie or cell phone for all-day communication
  • Kid’s and Teen’s activities menu
  • Exclusive family activities and excursions: swimming, classes, painting, massage lessons
  • Kid’s bathrobes and slippers in closet
  • Kid’s bathroom amenities (mini kit with mini soaps, mini toothbrush, shower gel, mini mosquito repellant, mini towels)
  • In-room Activities Menu
  • Kid’s drinks in the minibar
  • PlayStation® on request
  • Kid’s pillows
  • Nightly turndown with milk and cookies
  • Bathrobes and slippers for parents
  • Pillow menu for the parents
  • Luxury bathroom amenities for parents

On Site Amenities

  • Open area Kid’s club
  • Spectacular swimming pool
  • 1 swim-up bar
  • Access to the most important golf courses in the area
  • 1 Lighted Tennis Court
  • Exclusive shopping area
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Convention Center
  • Full service indoor YHI Spa ($) with beauty salon
  • Water Ritual
  • 14 massage cabins
  • Body and facial treatments
  • Spa Boutique
  • Dry and wet saunas for men and woman with private dressing rooms
  • A state-of-the-art Health Club: equipment and personal trainers
  • Studio classes

Honeymoon Packages

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Wedding Packages

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Nearby / Recommended

  • Located in a stunning little bay
  • Elegant resort with an ecological feeling
  • Oceanfront location with views of Cozumel Island
  • Stretches between a lush tropical mangrove preserve that is surrounded by part of the second-largest coral reef formation in the world
  • Just steps from extraordinary beaches & attractions: Playa del Carmen’s 5th Avenue, Xcaret, Akumal, Xel-ha
  • Ideally located near world-famous Mayan archeological sites such as Tulum, Cobá and Chichen Itzá

Distance from the Airport: 45 minutes from Cancun International Airport

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