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
We were at the Belmond Maroma for a wedding. The hotel staff was extraordinary. This whole experience was unforgettable. Service was beyond expectations, food was great, our suite which was ocean front was spacious, with a beautiful and charming terrace. Tea was waiting for us freshly brewed every morning in our outdoor sitting area. This is a place we would definitively go back to!
Their spa services are unlike anything else. They truly immerse you in an organic experience in the most amazing setting. This resort is Mexico at its best!!!
It is difficult to adequately describe this resort. It sits between the beach and jungle in a lush tropical setting that is incredibly well manicured and breathtaking. A bonus is the natural wildlife you may encounter - geckos, iguanas and coatimundis (google it). There are three pools from which to choose - each its own oasis. The rooms are spread throughout the property which offers a greater sense of privacy.
The food is amazing - from breakfast with homemade tortillas and quesadillas, to eating beach side or enjoying a drink and snack under a thatched roof bar. Of special mention is the incredible hot chocolate and octopus tostada at Freddy's.
What really sets the Belmond Maroma apart, however, are the very caring and attentive staff. This group does everything possible to ensure your stay meets your expectations. Among those who made this trip special were: Christie (reception), Jimmy (baggage delivery), Rosie (turndown service), Moses (breakfast), the wonderful lady who makes tortillas at breakfast, Freddy (Freddy's) and Deborah (checkout/front desk).
The staff at the Belmond Maroma are simply beyond compare.
each and every team member are incredible, the facility amazing, the service beyond expectation! I do not know how you train your staff or if it is simply an instinctual quality of each person but the experience every single time we have been there is superb!
Love it! From the time we arrived , the service was amazing. Everyone was so friendly and trying to help at all times. The food was great, the place is just beautiful. The spa was one of the best I experience.
Belmond Maroma is an amazing place. We felt disconnected because it is secluded and surrounded by beautiful native trees. The beach is a dream. You just hear nature and the ocean. Although it can host many people, it always feel like the place is just for you. The food is incredible. The service is impecable!!! We can’t wait to go back. Thank you Maroma!!