Looking for an intimate, boutique experience with all the amenities and features of an all-inclusive resort? Then El Dorado Maroma in Mexico’s Riviera Maya is a great option for you.
This adults-only resort was voted the fourth Best Resort in the World by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. It is surrounded by a dense mangrove forest which gives the resort an added level of seclusion, and sits on Maroma Beach, which has been ranked as one of the world’s best beaches by the Travel Channel.
Upon arrival at the resort, the pampering begins with a champagne toast. Discover everything that can follow when you stay at El Dorado Maroma…
Walking through El Dorado Maroma almost feels like walking through a little village. Restaurants, bars, the spa and other services are spread throughout the property rather than one main building. The paths twist and turn around pools, dining areas and lush plants and flower arrangements as well as different accommodations. Around each corner you’ll spot another staff member ready to assist you.
There are three pools and sprawling beach access, all with butler service that includes drink and food delivery as well as sunscreen, towel and reading material service.
El Dorado Maroma features 127 studios, suites and villas, in addition to the 30 overwater bungalows of Palafitos.
There are 13 room categories. All suites are designed with contemporary Caribbean décor and feature a comfortable oversized terrace with an outdoor bed where you can enjoy breathtaking views. Other amenities include ceiling fans, a DVD/CD player, telephone, hair dryer, make-up mirror, iron and board, radio/alarm clock, electronic safety deposit box, coffee/tea maker and a mini bar with beer, water and soft drinks that get restocked daily.
For an upgraded treat, opt for a swim-up or private pool suite – some of which are on the third floor with beautiful ocean views! You may also want to consider a villa, which has two floors with the bedroom, bathroom, an outdoor shower and a balcony on the second floor as well as a private plunge pool, living room, a kitchenette and a dining room on the main floor.
The All-Inclusive Experience
El Dorado Maroma is committed to providing a quality intimate and romantic experience, which includes an array of concierge services. Despite its small size, this resort offers a lot to their guests. The all-inclusive package at El Dorado Maroma includes:
- Nightly turn down service.
- Welcome glass of sparkling wine.
- On-site day and evening activities.
- Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from a selection of domestic and international premium brands.
- Fitness center.
- Wireless internet.
- Free international calls.
In addition to these included amenities, guests can enjoy the following at an additional cost:
- Car rental
- Currency exchange
- Gift shop
- Laundry and dry cleaning services
- Medical service available 24 hours
- Fresh lobster
- International wine selection
- Starbucks® coffee
- Romantic dinner on the beach
- Special wedding, honeymoon and anniversary packages
- And more!
Activities and Events
Although El Dorado Maroma evokes intimacy and solitude, there’s plenty of activities to enjoy. The resort offers daily beach volleyball, cooking classes, tequila tastings, dance classes, kayaking and/or paddleboarding, bingo, bocce games…the list goes on!
And right next door to the resort is Marina Maroma, where you’ll find a ton of excursions available at an additional cost. This includes snorkeling, horseback riding, ATVs, parasailing, and deep sea fishing.
But make sure to leave time for pampered relaxation in between all of those activities! The Náay Spa at Maroma offers unique treatments that incorporate local elements and revitalize the body and soul.
In the evening the festivities continue with karaoke, shows, live music and more.
Food and Beverages
You might think that, being a boutique resort, El Dorado Maroma will have fewer dining options. But you won’t go hungry here! Guests can choose from seven restaurants, five bars and 24 hour room service.
Plus, the Gourmet Inclusive Experience pairs premier chefs with gourmet ingredients to produce a fantastic culinary scene. Meals are prepared with fresh fish and vegetables and spices that are grown in a 76,000 sq. ft. greenhouse located at El Dorado Royale, just a few miles up the road.
Restaurants at El Dorado Maroma include:
- Papitos Gourmet Beach Club – an open kitchen concept that offers a themed lunch menu throughout the week – breakfast, lunch
- México Lindo – Mexican cuisine and Caribbean specialties – dinner
- Kiyoko – Pacific Rim Restaurant featuring Asian-inspired cuisine – dinner
- Mio Cuccina Italiana – Italian cuisine – dinner
- Caribbean Grill Restaurant – Mexican Caribbean delights – dinner
- Lima Limón Restaurant – á la carte; Peruvian cuisine at night – breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Dinner reservations are suggested at all restaurants.
Palafitos Overwater Bungalows
For an extra special vacation, splurge for a stay at Palafitos-Overwater Bungalows. This cluster of 30 exclusive bungalows sit out over the turquoise waters of Maroma Beach. These are the only overwater bungalows in Mexico!
Each bungalow has glass floors to peer into the sea below. There are even glass floors in the bathroom. Speaking of the bathroom, the shower features aromatherapy-infused water!
Guests at Palafitos will also enjoy the direct ladder access to the ocean from their own balcony, which features lounge chairs, a plunge infinity pool and secluded outdoor shower. Other signature features include:
- indoor hot tub for two
- exclusive beach beds
- customized beach picnics
- in-bungalow full breakfast daily
- pre-dinner drinks and gourmet appetizers
And did we mention that each bungalow comes with its own majordomo (butler) to take care of whatever you need!?!
Palafitos also includes its own restaurant, Overwater Grill & Wine Bar. It features two glass-floor dining rooms from which you can take in the spectacular views of the surrounding water while enjoying ocean-inspired dishes during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests who are not staying at Palafitos-Overwater Bungalows can dine in the restaurant for an additional fee.
When it’s time to a break from the bungalow, continue to unwind at the Overwater Náay Spa, which features four spacious suites and a beauty salon. Exclusive to Palafitos guests, services include herbal therapy, facials, body treatments a variety of massage treatments and more.
Who could ask for more in a boutique all-inclusive resort?! If you’re interested in a relaxing and intimate stay at El Dorado Maroma or Palafitos Overwater Bungalows, reach out to one of worldly Travel Savvi specialists for assistance with booking your trip.