El Dorado Maroma By Karisma All Inclusive
What We Love
- Romantic nooks abound, from private Jacuzzis in the suites to oceanfront infinity pools
- The pristine beach, which is groomed daily
- You can order up a cool tequila drink without having to leave the pool
- Its luxurious overwater bungalows, the first in Mexico (call 1-884-622-0800 to book if not available online)
What To Know
- WiFi is available for $10 per day
- Pets are not allowed
- If you’re looking for action off-site, you’ll have to drive to Playa del Carmen or Cancún
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Modern minimalism abounds at this beachfront resort just north of Playa del Carmen. Each of the 72 suites and villas overlooks the ocean and features expansive living areas, elegantly appointed marble bathrooms and outdoor terraces with private plunge pools. Presidential villas come with their own private butler who arranges everything from tequila tastings to an aromatherapy treatment in one of the spa’s overwater bungalows to a moonlit dinner for two on the beach. Foodies will love the on-site market, where you can select fresh-caught fish and have it grilled right in front of you. You can laze by one of the two pools or gear up for world-class snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and sailing in the clear-blue Caribbean. There are four onsite restaurants, but we prefer the Mexican cuisine at Sabores, which has live opera music each week.
In the Area
On a quiet stretch of sand just 25 minutes north of Playa del Carmen, the resort is a great base for exploring Playa’s buzzing downtown and happening breach scenes. Don’t miss the shrimp tacos with the spicy verde sauce at La Floresta (between Constituentes and Juarez streets) on the southbound service road just underneath the Highway 307 bypass. For traditional Mexican, try Carboncitos (4 Norte, between 5th and 10th avenues), where the people-watching is as good as the flank steak burrito and $6 jumbo margaritas. Must-orders at the Italian-owned Piola (Calle 38 between 5th and 1st avenues) include the wood-oven pizzas and basil martinis, served in an intimate garden two blocks from the beach. A trip to the Riviera Maya is not complete without seeing the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, the seaside structures of Tulum and the jungle-fringed peaks of Coba. Need to escape from the sun? Book an afternoon with Protec Diving for a tour of Quintana Roo’s majestic cenotes, underwater cave systems that reach 100 to 200 feet in depth.
How to Get There
If you wish to have very good food, service with a smile all the time and add to it relaxing atmosphere then you best visit.Our Junior Suite was amazing, we had the swim up and all the space one could need to feel as if was home.
We were referred to this brand of resort by dear friends. Did significant research as well. We’ve been to many all-inclusives, this was by far the best.
Our goal was ultimate getaway relaxation, sun, great food & service and we got all of that and more. The beach is walkable for miles, simply gorgeous sand & water. Picturesque & breathtaking.
The staff is beyond amazing, from start to finish. You truly feel they care & cater to your every need. We actually felt guilty for being so spoiled!
The food. 5-star restaurants with a taste for everyone. Beautiful presentation every time. Truly the best all inclusive food we’ve ever had. All drinks included, best of the best. Top shelf.
Made friends with guests, staff, etc and some will certainly be life-long.
I believe it’s a more intimate vibe in Maroma vs the other properties. Quiet, chill, a bit smaller but with plenty to do and see, depending on what you want out of your vaca. We brought our own snorkeling gear & snorkeled almost daily right off the beach. Did one diving trip.
We will certainly be back to this paradise, counting the days. Possibly will book the Palafitos overwater bungalows for next time. They were stunning. But our room in the villa section was magnificent with its own infinity pool.
Thank you to all at El Dorado Maroma for making this vacation so personalized & special for us! Every detail was well thought out and perfect.
Christian & Jill
Wisconsin (Go Pack!)
Alex, Mimi, Jesus, DJ, Juan and Jose were great in entertaining us through fun activities. Every day we played volleyball, had dance classes, questions of the day and many more activities. Alex and his team were extremely friendly and welcoming during all our staying at El Dorado Maroma. We feel lucky we had the opportunity to spend such great time in Mexico. We’ll definitely come back!
I’ve never had service this good. Ever.
Alex and Alan and their teams made the impossible possible - tirelessly, gracefully, and happily.
Typically food at all inclusive resorts isn’t great. But here, you’ll be pleased.
This resort is on the smaller size and I liked that. The energy was good. Met so many wonderful people from all over the world. And never struggled to find beach chairs or a cabana.
Plenty of activities and amenities to keep you busy if that’s your aim.
The property is gorgeous, clean and well cared for.
- Tip. Dollars or get pesos. The staff are wonderful and work so hard to make you feel pampered.
- Ask for prices for spa services and negotiate
- Try the Palafitos restaurant. It is not part of the regular all inclusive but worth a visit at least once.
We had the pleasure of staying 4 days at the El Dorado Maroma. Each employee genuinely cared about ensuring that our stay was perfect from start to finish. Fernanda at the front and Antonio in the beach events staff were two individuals who went above and beyond our expectations to ensure that we were entertained, happy and relaxed. The beach was beautiful. Our rooms were well kept. The food was spectacular. We will return!