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
We have just returned home from the most amazing 4 days at the Belmond Maroma. From the minute we arrived, we were extremely impressed with both the staff and the beauty of the property. In particular, The beach and waiter staff were all outstanding! Moses, Sergio and Onesimo (spelling?), just to name a few, took care of us each day, making sure we were comfortable and tended to our every need. They were all so proud of the Resort and worked extremely hard from morning to night. We had heard that the food was very good at the Belmond, and found it to be excellent with each meal beautifully prepared and presented. The kind woman (sorry, I do not recall her name) who made the delicious tortilla’s each morning did so happily and artfully and, all of the Bartenders at Freddie’s were friendly and very good at what they do. Lastly, we were very lucky to have been assigned to room 01, with the best views of the beach and cared for by amazing Housekeepers.
Thanks to everyone, this was our first visit to Mexico and we will definitely be back to the Belmond!
I'm a destination wedding planner who does luxury weddings and have been in the business for over eight years. We've done weddings all over the world at some of the top properties (including several in the Riviera Maya). We did our first wedding at the Belmond Maroma last weekend and I don't think I have the sufficient words to express how MARVELOUS the experience was. It was hands down the BEST venue we've ever worked with. It blew all other venues out of the water.
Their in-house wedding planner (Karina Tagliarini) is superb! From day one of the planning process, I loved her. She responded to emails immediately (something that I cannot say for many hotel planners), was flexible, professional and beyond friendly every step of the way. When it came to the wedding weekend she was hands-on at every event; staying until the very end. I've definitely never had any other hotel planner do this. Many times the hotel planner will very much "wash their hands" of an event if they know an external planner has been hired. It was the total opposite with Karina. It was also very evident that her colleagues respect and love her just as much. Everyone was always willing to roll up their sleeves to help- it was so refreshing.
Beyond Karina the entire staff at the property was superb. Every single team member from the waiters at breakfast to the banquet captain and Executive Chef made sure that the bride and groom and all guests were happy. I honestly do not have one negative thing to say about our entire experience from beginning to end.
Kuddos to the Belmond Maroma staff .... others could learn a lot from you! I cannot wait to come back with many, many more weddings. This is officially my new favorite wedding venue in the world!!
If you want a powder soft white sandy beach, gently lapped by the warm water of the Caribbean Sea and set at the edge of the jungle with the most exquisite accommodation, food, drink and people to look after you then look no further than the Belmond Maroma.
This was our 4th visit in 4 years, and the ‘Maroma experience’ simply gets better and better. If you are reading this and undecided where to vacation next or wondering if the Maroma is for you, then I’d simply suggest booking some time there and sampling this magical place for yourself. It really is that good.
As returning guests, the real standout of staying at the Maroma - over and above the naturally beautiful setting - are the staff. They truly do make you feel at home and absolutely nothing is too much trouble for them. We really can’t praise them all enough.
Year on year we think that the Maroma gets better and better. New touches we enjoyed this year included the charging station in the room (this is really a place to dump the tech in the safe deposit box, but it does have wi-fi throughout & it’s always useful to have your phone charged to take some pictures...) and the daily morning Yoga with the fabulous Blanca; running from 8am for just over an hour this is a wonderful way to start the day before tucking into the feast that is the Maroma breakfast and settling down for some serious beach time.
I could write about how amazing the Maroma is for an age, but you can find that in previous reviews and comments from other guests. Quite simply, this is a little piece of paradise. We love it- it’s our ‘happy place’ - and if you can go, then do.