Finding an all-inclusive resort that can comfortably accommodate families and large groups isn’t always easy. Fortunately, there’s no generation gap at the BlueBay Grand Esmeralda. The resort brings families together with a wide range of accommodations, activities, and amenities that will have everyone grinning from ear to ear.
Appealing to All
Families and multi-generational groups will find plenty to do at BlueBay Grand Esmeralda, especially in the great Caribbean outdoors. Besides a beautiful white-sand beach, the resort also boasts three large swimming pools surrounded by comfortable sun loungers and tiled in a vibrant palette of blues to accentuate the nearby ocean. The resort environment, with meandering walkways, hidden nooks, and lush greenery, is well-maintained and clean, making the perfect setting for a leisurely stroll in the Caribbean breeze.
For tots and pre-teens aged four to 12, an on-site Kids Club will keep them entertained with daily activities, a pool of its own (complete with a little water slide!), an outdoor playground, and a colourful indoor classroom. There is also a Teens Club with video games, music, and sports, leaving parents free to enjoy their own slice of paradise.
For the adults and elderly guests in multi-generational groups, BlueBay Grand Esmeralda Hotel offers a mix of relaxing and stimulating activities like daily fitness classes and yoga sessions, or a fully equipped gym if they like to stay active on vacation.
Apart from the resort’s activities and facilities, there is also a wide selection of restaurants and bars that cater to even the pickiest eaters. This makes it easy for families to budget for their vacation, offering something for everyone to do throughout the day before the unwind with a delicious dinner.
From Esmeralda to Carmen in Minutes
Located just 10 to 15 minutes from Playa del Carmen, the Grand Esmeralda is the perfect launching pad for multi-generational guests to immerse themselves in an array of exhilarating excursions in one of Mexico’s hottest destinations.
From strolling along the lively Quinta Avenida, lined with trendy shops and enticing eateries, to exploring ancient Mayan ruins in the surrounding area, every member of the family will discover an abundance of enriching experiences that add an extra dash of excitement to their unforgettable getaway.
A Dream Vacation—Kids Eat, Play and Stay Free
BlueBay Grand Esmeralda and Air Canada Vacations are proud to highlight their long-time partnership. With the resort being part of Air Canada Vacations’ Family and Play Collections, it’s clear to see why it’s such a hit with families and multi-generational travellers—and why Greta Hidalgo Perez, Director of Sales, North America, BlueBay Grand Esmeralda, likes to call this property a “full of life” resort.
Highlights of Air Canada Vacations’ Play program include:
- Kids eat, play and stay free!
- Pre-boarding for families
- A supervised kids’ club and more kid-friendly amenities included
- Dedicated pool areas or sections for kids
“There is so much flexibility to get to this property,” says Erminia Nigro, General Manager, Ontario, Air Canada Vacations.
“Not only is it so popular with the families, but we’re finding the multi-generationals are starting to go down as well because there’s just so much choice for different demographics. With ACV’s flexible lift and the frequency we have available, not to mention our promotions, it’s really worthwhile for travel advisors to consider this property for their family and multi-gen clients.”
With Air Canada Vacations’ Ready. Set. Summer! promotion, guests can save up to 30% on select vacation packages for bookings made through 18 JUN, for travel through 26AUG. With this promo, they also get added perks part of ACV’s convenient Vacation Promise, which includes a free first checked bag.
Looking further out to the winter season, the tour operator has a Book Winter Early promotion where families of four can save up to $1,000 on select vacation packages to several destinations, including Mexico. This offer applies on bookings made through 03JUL for departures between 01NOV 2023 and 30APR 2024.
Rest and Refresh
While BlueBay Grand Esmeralda has no shortage of kid-friendly activities, adults can indulge in their own blissful escape, finding solace and pampering with the hotel’s spa services. Made for guests seeking R&R in beautiful surroundings, guests can splurge on a variety of specialty facials treatments, body treatments and personalized therapies.
The facility also features an outdoor pool and a serene open-air day bed area with refreshments. A second large pool with a gushing waterfall offers a great place to relax after an afternoon of calm.
Recharge and Refocus
BlueBay Grand Esmeralda is also well-suited for groups and work retreats, as it offers a variety of meeting rooms and event spaces that can accommodate up to 500 people. Whether your client is planning a family reunion, a corporate retreat, or a wedding, the resort has a number of different packages to choose from, so they can rest assured that their event will be a success.