Catering specifically for families, the La Esmeralda offers an excellent range of facilities and activities.

The focus here really is on creating a fun and entertaining yet luxurious holiday for the whole family, and there’s plenty going on from morning until late at night. Personalised service with a great attention to detail comes as standard and there are superb facilities well as secluded spots for relaxation around almost every corner. For the younger guests there’s a children’s pool complete with pirate ship, and the fantastic Kids’ Zone which offers a range of activities, such as treasure hunts and campouts. While your youngsters are kept occupied, perhaps take the chance to enjoy a spa day or explore Playa del Carmen’s Fifth Avenue.

There are plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from at the Paradisus Playa del Carmen resort, the majority of which are located in the central El Zocalo area inbetween the adults-only La Perla resort and La Esmeralda. Several restaurants feature children’s menus and are open throughout the day – catering perfectly for family-friendly meal times.

The suites are centred on the resort’s pool and beautifully maintained grounds. Modern amenities and design combine to provide a comfortable base for your family. The Paradisus Junior Suites feature a terrace or balcony overlooking the pool or gardens. Guests choosing the Paradisus Junior Suite Family Concierge can enjoy a whole host of family-friendly added extras such as a games console in the room on request, a minibar with kids’ drinks and access to an exclusive pool, beach area, restaurant and lounge.

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All Inclusive

Indulgent holidays with everything taken care of.

For Families

For Families

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Key information

Set in a pretty bay with views of Cozumel. In close proximity to Playa del Carmen’s famous Fifth Avenue

Airport transfer time: Approx. 45 minutes from Cancun airport
Rooms: 510

Accommodation information

510 junior suites and suites


• Pilates, yoga and aerobics classes* • Snorkelling and scuba diving* • Family excursions and arts and crafts classes* • Children’s camping nights*.


13 restaurants (1 for exclusive use of Family Concierge guests; 5 adults-only), 7 bars (6 adults-only)

What's included

All Inclusive • All meals and premium brand drinks (including selected international wine list in all à la carte restaurants) at a choice of restaurants and bars some of which are adult only (excluding Passion by Martin Berasategui restaurant) • 24-hour room service (service charge*) • Minibar (one daily replenishment of soft drinks, water and beer) • Landsports including tennis and beach volleyball • Non-motorised watersports • Use of fitness centre and games room in the Kids' Zone • Nightly live entertainment.

*Denotes local charge