El Dorado Seaside Suites by Karisma – All Inclusive
What We Love
- All 282 suites have Jacuzzi tubs for two and romantic outdoor areas
- Dipping into the lazy river right from your Junior Suite
- Located halfway between the late-night scene in Playa del Carmen and off-the-grid vibes in Tulum
- The resort has five bars, three of which you can swim to
What To Know
- All on-site gourmet restaurants adhere to a “casual elegance” dress code
- Although small, the beach is pristine and lined with palm trees
- Pets and children under 18 are not allowed
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A meandering lazy river, thickets of palm trees, myriad swim-up bars and a lounger-lined beach set the barefoot chic ambiance at this all-suite resort just 25 minutes south of Playa del Carmen. All 282 suites feature marble or Mexican tile floors, a Jacuzzi for two and a private balcony or terrace. Book a Swim-up Jacuzzi Suite so you can slip right into the lazy river that snakes in front of the rooms to the resort’s main pool. Should you want to book Nâay Spa’s signature Beachfront Sky Massage or simply sip on frosty margaritas in a private cabana, a designated beach butler stands at the ready. On the activities menu? Kayaking, snorkeling, beach and water volleyball, yoga, dance lessons and a variety of shows. And when you’ve worked up an appetite, you can choose among six restaurants, including the á la carte Arrecifes, the modern Asian-focused Klay Talay and the wine-centric Mia Casa Italian restaurant.
In the Area
The resort is located just 25 minutes south of the restaurant- and bar-lined streets of downtown Playa del Carmen. 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 fired 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 ancient Mayan Ruins of Chichén Itza , the seaside structures of Tulum and the jungle-fringed peaks of Coba. Looking to escape into the wild? Drive 20 minutes through Tulum’s Hotel Zone to the 1.3-million-acre Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, an UNESCO site flanked by the Caribbean on one side and a turquoise lagoon on the other that’s prime for kayaking and underwater cenote diving. Afterward, watch the sunset with a salty margarita and a bowl of ceviche from casual rooftop spot Cesiak.
How to Get There
our vacation in this beautiful hotel it was amazing and of course we gonna come back soon we make new friends the food is so delicious the rooms is really nice but the best part was the entertainment staff our favourite mexican boy is juanito is a incredible boy and all his staff sandra eddy gabo and adrian also don’t forget to visit the guacamayas bar. see you soon guys
Just returned from the most amazing 10 days holiday of my life. A wonderful resort, with excellent facilities and the most friendly and helpful staff you could ask for. Nothing was too much trouble. We were fortunate to be able to upgrade to to the premier suites and was worth every penny for the exclusive pool (and pool bar). Food was amazing and as all food and any Ice in drinks is with treated water, no stomach problems (except after eating off resort - beware). As a couple who desire a child free holiday, we really do believe it could not have been any better. Due to budget, we do not get to experience holidays such as this frequently and we always said we'd always try new places. Nope. We are certainly coming back here.
Wonderful resort. Everywhere is kept to a high standard. Polite and friendly staff. Many restaurants to choose from, though only 2 don't need a reservation on an evening which is easily done at your local concierge.