If you’ve never heard of Blue Diamond Resorts before, there’s a reason why! They take all the millions of dollars they would put into advertising and invest it in their properties instead – and boy it shows!
Truth be told 80% of their business comes from travel advisors – so it really is myself and other travel professionals out here sharing the word that keeps them running at near full capacity each night. It truthfully is one of my favorite resorts to visit and I am excited to say that they have even more new properties coming on board in 2021!
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Vonda Keeler, Sales and Account Development Manager for Blue Diamond Resorts and below I have put together a great overview of the properties in the Blue Diamond brand to give you an idea what they are all about. As always this is just a broad overview so be sure to contact your Travel Guru with any questions!
Brands: There are actually seven different brands that fall under the Blue Diamond umbrella – and even if you have never heard of Blue Diamond – I am pretty certain you are familiar with some of the names below. All of their brands are all-inclusive – except one – as noted below.
For those of you that have already done Mexico and the Dominican Republic the recently opened Royalton Grenada (opened in March of 2020) is a great option. Grenada is a safe-to-explore destination and Jet Blue has direct flights from JFK!
There’s also the Royalton Antigua which features over-the-water bungalows that are priced thousands less than any other over the water bungalows in Caribbean! With crystal clear water and white sands – the Royalton Antigua offers the best price for all you bargain shoppers out there!
You can find these properties in Grenada, Antigua, Cancun, Dominican Republic Jamaica, Cuba, and Saint Lucia. NOTE: Your Travel Guru’s favorite is the Royalton CHIC Punta Cana Resort & Spa with its Vegas vibe and neon purple lighting throughout the rooms!
The Mystique Holbox by Royalton is another of your Travel Guru’s favorites. Situated on Isla Holbox – or the Island of Holbox – it is an amazing place to get away. It’s a two-hour transfer from Cancun but so very worth it! You can also find this brand in St. Lucia.
The other Planet Hollywood is the Planet Hollywood Costa Rica which was the first one to open a year and a half ago is doing great and winning all kinds of awards!
Activities: Rest assured – there are plenty of options to keep you busy at all of the Blue Diamond Properties. Each is staffed with an activities director who plans activities for all age groups ensuring that no one is ever bored. And of course, each property has its own fitness center and all non-motorized water sports are included.
Wellness: These resorts are made for wellness – and we just don’t mean they have spas! From the food to the views to the team itself – you’ll be surrounded in wellness at Blue Diamond Resorts.
Safety: Safety first at all Blue Diamond Resorts! You will find both security cameras and plenty of security staff on all properties making them very secure. As for COVID concerns - these huge, spacious properties lend themselves to social distancing.
Miscellaneous: As Vonda stated - being a newer company, Blue Diamond Resorts was able to take what people were saying about what they wanted and needed in an all-inclusive property and incorporate into their brands. For instance – most of us can attest to the fact that the food makes or breaks an all-inclusive – all Blue Diamond properties use USDA Grade or higher steaks and have a quality beverage service. The accommodations also feature all the comforts of home - from high-thread count sheets to typically two queens as opposed to the two double beds you normally see at other properties.
Updated COVID-19 Information: As each property resides in a different destination please check with the Office of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Health in the destination you are interested in visiting for up-to-date entry requirements.
For the CDC’s most up to date information on COVID-19 click here. And for the most up to date COVID protocols at Blue Diamond Resorts click here.
For more details on the fabulous Blue Diamond Resort properties, their price points (Hint: Mexico is typically the more budget friendly of the destinations) and more - contact your Travel Guru! Oh, and if you need a payment plan to fund your travel adventure – we got those too!
During the shutdown of Covid19, Loulu Lima began interviewing many tourism boards, destination management companies and suppliers whom BHGH works with in the curation of your itineraries.