Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Daily à la carte breakfast and a welcome drink are included in the Jetsetter rate
- Unbeatable location: 15 minutes from Playa del Carmen, 30 minutes from Cancún and an hour from Tulum
- Each room’s amenities highlight local artisans, from the hand-painted tile in the bathrooms to the hand-forged iron candelabras
- Kinan Spa’s choose-your-own mud bar
What To Know
- Belmond Maroma is big on romance and relaxation
- There are two full-service restaurants and a bar on-site
- The hotel was renovated in 2011, and the result is a casual yet indulgent escape in the Yucatan
- A 10 percent hotel service fee will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Belmond Maroma was made for romance — literally. Originally conceived as a love nest for an architect and the woman he lured here from Chicago, today it still exudes their passion for each other and this place. On 25 beachfront acres on the Riviera Maya (just a 30-minute drive from Cancún), Belmond Maroma looks more like an eco-friendly boutique than a five-star resort. But don’t let the jungle surroundings and palapas fool you; the hotel was renovated in 2011, and the result is a casual yet indulgent escape in the Yucatan.
Bed & Bath
The stucco rooms are done in whites and neutrals with splashes of color via the throw pillows and flower petal artworks that are left by the staff every day. Each room’s amenities highlight local artisans, from the hand-painted tile in the bathrooms to the hand-forged iron candelabras. The intimate and private Garden Rooms are tucked into the lowland rain forest that surrounds Belmond Maroma. Guests can loll on their shady terraces listening to tropical birds making music in the sapote trees.
At Belmond Maroma, a morning of relaxation on the wide, white sand beach is best followed by an afternoon treatment in the Kinan Spa. Here, the signature Janzu water treatment involves floating and rocking in big pools of water, and the cleansing Temazcal ritual takes place at dusk in a low-ceilinged mini-pyramid. After about an hour of sitting among steaming volcanic rocks you’ll want to run into the lapping ocean for a dip in the dark. Save some energy for dinner at El Restaurante, where the innovative, often spicy dishes are served at tables on stone terraces at the beach’s edge.
In the Area
Take a daytrip to the closest Mayan ruins, Coba, around eighty miles south of Maroma. There are several large temple pyramids, and the chance to swim in the famed blue pools of the Yucatan at the nearby Gran Cenote. Or experience the Caribbean Sea’s vast ecosystem and get close to the world’s second-largest barrier reef with some unlimited-visibility scuba diving that can be booked directly through the hotel. For tasty meals beyond Belmond Maroma, head to Playa del Carmen and tuck into hearty Italian dishes at La Famiglia, traditional Venezuelan bites at Kaxapa Factory and authentic Mexican food at the off-the-beaten-path El Fogon. Those looking for expense-account fare flock to Oh Lala! and Imprevist.
How to Get There
This was our second stay at the Belmond Maroma and it was just as amazing as last year. Our room this year was down towards the bar and restaurant area with a fabulous ocean view. It was nice to be close to the amazing restaurants and Freddie's Bar. Our room was very clean and comfortable and our balcony had two big lounger chairs and a hammock that were perfect for watching the beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
The staff is always so incredibly friendly and many staff members even remembered us from our visit last year! The staff at Belmond is what makes this place extra special. They're so kind and courteous!
One thing we found really telling is that almost every guest we spoke with said it was their 3rd, 10th or even 15th time there. Everyone told us this is their favorite place to vacation and we couldn't agree more. We are already planning our next trip to the Belmond for summer 2019! Can't wait! So glad we found this gem!
We are not fans of crowded resorts and always look for something small and intimate. Cancun scared me in the sense that it is just people everywhere. We luckily found the Maroma!
This resort is superb in every way! Food was fantastic, service was above and beyond and the setting was gorgeous! Aside from the gorgeous beach, we enjoyed the spa the most. The services offered were unique and the staff administering them were top notch.
I would have to say that the staff overall were exceptional!
My husband and I appreciate good hotels and service and so far this was THE BEST service we got lately.
They were extremely helpful and care.
We would definitely go back and recommend!
Food was also a blast!
Two miles into the jungle and an elegant piece of paradise opens up on the beach. From the moment you arrive David, Rosa and the other staff members can't do enough for you! Freddy's Bar on the beach with Freddy, Armando and Manuel, bartenders with an eye for service and satisfaction constructing craft made cocktails. Both restaurants have wonderful food and excellent service. The rooms are each unique and individual no two are alike, I highly recommend this hotel and the entire staff. Belmond goes above and beyond to make your stay in paradise incredible.
We wanted a quite and relaxing place away from the busy “tourist” area and we found paradise by the beach. Very private entrance that takes you through luscious tropical greenery and wild life. Once at the reception area you are greeted and welcomed with a traditional Mayan ritual and with a great Margarita. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful trees, flowers and wild animals; iguanas, monkeys, ant eaters, etc. We were upgraded to an ocean view suite, #56, it was perfect, at the end of the property by the water sport area. Several day beds within feet of our suite. This is were we spent most of our day pampered by Daisy’s great service. We also had coffee service in our room and a la Carte breakfast at the “Restaurante” included with our stay. From the traditional “Quesadillas” from La Tia to the snacks from the hotel and appetizers on the beach to the dinners, with excellent recommendations from Aron the sommelier, the food was exceptional. The Spa is wonderful and Roberto was very attentive to my stressed body. Karen took us on a bike tour and showed us the property and taught us a lot about Mayan traditions and culture. If quite, secluded and relaxing is what you want this is a highly recommended place to visit.
Hope to visit in the near future.
Thanks to all the staff for the wonderful service!