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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

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Romantic all-suite escape with butler-serviced villas, Mexico's first overwater bungalows, and a well-combed beach in the heart of the Riviera Maya

The Lowdown

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

El Dorado Maroma By Karisma All Inclusive
Carretera Cancun - Tulum Km. 55.3
Playa del Carmen, CP77710 Mexico

Reviews

Kristina’s 40 bday!
Marylouwilliams

Excelente especially Omar, Hervey, Alex, DJJuan, Eli, Enrique, Manuel, and Carlos!! Try volleyball on the beach! And try the swim up bar sooooo awesome!! We are very happy with all accommodations and everyone is so nice and friendly. Starbucks on site! Delicious food and drinks! Sorry for monopolizing the swim up bar with shot requests ????

Our trip would not be the best without you!!
KatherineVB

This was my second trip to this beautiful all-inclusive resort! But this is my first review. The food, the service, the warmth and the care feels like love!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! The beach is stunning and so well cared for… And I am a beach person… No pool for me! We are a larger group and need extra special care down at the beach and Enrique, Eli, and Manuel provided us exactly what we needed. Never a hesitation to get our beach chairs ready for us… Always with a smile on their face… Always checking up to make sure that we had exactly what we needed. These guys took extra time and attention as we needed! Thank you so much! Our beach time would not be the same without you!

25th sisters reunion
Susan G

The El Dorado Maroma was a wonderful experience from arrival to departure. The food is outstanding, the service impeccable, and the special attention paid to the guests, especially by Eli, Manuel and Enrique at the beach was absolutely unparalleled. They set up our chairs, made sure we were together, and greeted us with smiles and charm! We were 7 sisters, coming together to celebrate our 25th year of gathering, and these men as well as all of the friendly and attentive waitstaff made our reunion all the more memorable!