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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
The service, the view, the facilities and the food were excellent. I really enjoyed the experience, it was beyond my expectations. The beach was very clean. The SPA is one of the best. People are very nice and willing to fulfill your requirements. Coffee in the room in the morning is the best: My favorite, all sort of natural juice combinations every morning! The view of the ocean is beautiful!
We loved our one week visit at this hotel. Amazing room with front view to a pristine white beach. Gorgeous pools surrounded by palms and trees. Service was the best of the best, at the beach, restaurants, hostess, boutique absolutely perfect. Workers are kind, diligent, and always aware of you. You get snacks during the day while you are sunbathing, free bottles of water, fresh towels in confortable areas at the beach. Hotel provides free bio mosquito repellent, because in rainy season they can be a nightmare. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner were delicious. Don’t forget to try the pescadillas and the superb cebiche and in the morning some Tia’s quesadillas.
We will come back to this beautiful property as often as we can. I am sure you will love it.
The service is exceptional and the food is delicious! The drinks as well. It's a bit pricey but well worth a splurge. I really enjoyed the spa but the experienced can be ruined by the number of people being there at the same time. The scrubs and mud are included for free which is an improvement from last year as it's already a very expensive resort.
The staff are super friendly and attentive. It's well worth the money you spend!