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Indulge Yourself at Blue Diamond by BlueBay

Hotel & Resort | Kristina Rundquist | July 21, 2015

Indulge Yourself at Blue Diamond by BlueBay

PHOTO: Blue Diamond Sahara Palace Marrakech. Courtesy BlueBay Hotels & Resorts.

When it comes time to pampering yourself, the list of five-star luxury resorts can be dazzling, making it daunting to select an ideal vacation spot. Add Blue Diamond by BlueBay resorts to the mix and choosing gets a little easier. Blue Diamond by BlueBay resorts are synonymous with luxury and exemplify an elegance that harkens to days gone by. Days gone by, that is, if they had offered upscale accommodations, upmarket appointments, a wellness spas and free Wi-Fi access. Guests seeking the utmost in luxury have two world-class, five-star Blue Diamond resorts from which to choose: Blue Diamond Riviera Maya and the Blue Diamond Sahara Palace Marrakech.

Blue Diamond Riviera Maya

Set along the Riviera Maya coastline, this 128-suite and junior suite property is a true naturalist's paradise. Nestled between a pristine white sand beach and lush tropical jungle, the property provides guests with a tranquil sanctuary in which to unwind and rejuvenate.

Each room and suite features a terrace or garden, some with private plunge pools or views overlooking the Caribbean, the cenote or an idyllic lagoon. Guests staying in the Palafitos Sun Deck rooms have access to private, oversize sun decks with a private river dock; meanwhile, those vacationing in the Beach Front Casitas can take in panoramic views from their ocean-front terrace with private beach access and roof-top terrace with infinity pool.

Guests of the resort have their pick of several top-rated restaurants. The award-winning Ambar with its innovative fusion cuisine, for example, is the perfect spot to kick off the perfect night. And, when you don’t want the fun to end, head up to the The Cigar Lounge, a sophisticated rooftop bar, featuring world-class cigars, fine wine and spirits. The beachfront restaurants, Ceviche Tapas Bar and Aguamarina, take advantage of their locale, offering  fresh seafood and unparalleled oceanfront views.

Whether guests are looking to get away from it all, indulge themselves or take on new adventures, the Blue Diamond Riviera Maya has it all. Take your pick of world-class scuba and snorkeling, onsite PADI dive center, access to two 18-hole championship golf courses, cultural excursions to nearby archeological attractions, wine tastings and cooking classes, helicopter excursions and more.

Blue Diamond Sahara Palace Marrakech

Marrakech is a rising star on the luxury travel scene and situated near Palmeraie and under the Atlas Mountains, the Blue Diamond Sahara Palace Marrakech is an exclusive palace that brings every desert oasis fantasy to life. Each of the 161 spacious suites overlooks either the Atlas Mountains, Palmeraie desert or the gardens, offering each guests a serene spot in which to rest, relax and dream of 1,001 nights.

This exclusive property features four independent Riads, each with 35 suites with private patios and gardens. The Royal Suite must be seen to be believed. Occupying an entire floor of the building, it can be reached via private elevator, and features three bedrooms, dressing room, a lounge with fireplace and private dining room.

Gastronomes will take pleasure in being able to choose Moroccan, Indian, international and Mediterranean cuisine all at their doorstep. With 14 treatment cabins, two Turkish hammams and an indoor pool, the resort's spa affords guests the ideal spot in which to luxuriate and release the stresses the world.

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