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
Maroma is an extraordinary property. The resort, 63 rooms, is set among exceptioally beautiful, dense vegetation---National Geographic at its best. The architecture, stone work, art, tiles, flowers, mature and colorful bushes and trees, furniture, and and scattered flower arrangements present a constant feast for the eyes. All of this, however, is topped by the people who work at the resort. Everyone, from housekeeping, groundkeepers, food servers, bar and beach attendants, general hospitality staff, and beach/snorkeling attendants are friendly, kind, and determined to make certain guests are well taken care of, often anticipating what might help/please them.
Maroma is truly a most wonderful escape.
Please, Maroma, share your secret to mastering the names of every guest.
The Belmond Maroma is a beautiful small hotel set amongst extensive gardens along Maroma beach. The staff is OUTSTANDING and the service provided superb. We were welcomed with a drink and a tour. The resort is spread out with several serene pools and plenty of quiet spots to relax. The common rooms and restaurants facing the beach are gorgeous. We loved the complimentary morning coffee delivered to the room and the DIVINE breakfast by the sea. The food is excellent. I enjoyed the complimentary morning yoga classes with Blanca, and the rest of my family enjoyed the steam & sauna in the spa. The absolute best place to stay along the Yucatan coast !
This was my second stay at this resort and this time surpassed all expectations. From the check-in to the check-out. Every moment felt like I had a private butler only interested in what my needs were and sometimes were met before even asking. The staff was exceptional and attentive. The resort is the most picturesque view of the gulf possible. It is quaint and quiet. If you are looking for a secluded get-away, this is it. The restaurant was very good and made items specifically for me without me requesting but because it was their pleasure to make me happy. This is how the entire staff seemed to feel. Overall an exceptional experience and I will definitely return as soon as I can.
We can only echo what the other five-star ratings on this site report - what a beautiful, luxurious resort! The food was especially exceptional. Nothing was taken for granted, and every meal was a gourmet experience with no detail left out. We were only there eight nights so could not sample every authentic dish on the breakfast menu - but it was fun trying! A tip - spend a few hours with Manuel at Freddy's bar, and don't miss the tequila experience. The tequila dinner pairing in the del Sol restaurant is also not to be missed. Can't say enough about this property. My wife and daughter went to the Spa seemingly every day. Have a cocktail on rooftop and enjoy the panoramic views of the entire beautiful coastline. The entire staff was so friendly and accommodating we felt like family from the moment we walked in and were greeted with their special margaritas until the moment we (sadly) had to depart. We highly highly recommend this wonderful upscale property for a romantic elegant vacation experience!
The Belmond Maroma is, simply stated, perfect. This is our second stay and if anything the resort has only gotten better. The beach, with king-sized lounge “beds,” pristine sand that is constantly being groomed, and friendly attendants who pamper without being annoying or overly solicitous, is among the nicest in the Caribbean. The food is superb and the rooms elegant and well appointed in an understated Mexican esthetic. Topping it all off is the world class spa that is probably the most beautiful and sensuous in Latin America. We will be back. Belmond Maroma never disappoints.