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
- 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
We have been to this hotel 4 times. We are going again in November. Can't fault it. Great food. Great staff. Great rooms. Well what more can I say. I just love this place set in a small forest on the beach. Whatever u want they cater for. Entertainment is good. Book it and enjoy it with TUI
I don't normally do reviews or comment as I am easily pleased and tend not to complain. However for this place, 10 out of 10. It is simply unbelievable. Recommend to everyone. It is out of this world. It is paradise. So much to do everyday, adults only, relaxing, 24hr all inclusive. Just simply wonderful. Will definitely be going back and hopefully asking others to go and enjoy the experience. Best holiday ever and I've been all over the world.
Just got back from Sensimar seaside suites and Spa and what a holiday it was. Airport transfers very well organised by TUI, to and from the resort. Very warm, champagne welcome by the hotel staff and the TUI team.
The food was outstanding in every restaurant on site. Beach bbq's were super. Can't fault food, staff or cleanliness. Every member of staff were super friendly and helpful.
The rooms were a bit dated and probably could do with a spruce up but that didn't impact mine and my fiancé's stay.
I'd recommend taking the hotel tour arranged by the entertainment team as they show you around the entire resort and give you a clearer picture on what's going on and what to expect.
Special mention to my hermanos Brian and Jesus on the entertainment team. We left the resort feeling like we've made two friends as they were super fun and always smiling.
If you are table tennis fans then I'm sure these guys will take care of you! Always activities on the go, beach volleyball, pool volleyball, soccer, table tennis etc. The whole team were great but Brian and Jesus were the special ones for us.
Thank you for such a great stay.
P.s Can someone please beat Julian at table tennis! Haha.
Had a two week break here in june, luckily we missed the five days of rain. we had a great time tho were disappointed with the standard of our room, supposed to be thomson superior luxury suite, room was very dated and quite sparse not at all like the picture they advertised. This did not spoil our holiday in any way tho, room kept really clean and bed was very comfy. Food here great plenty to choose from especially liked the health bar for lunch on the beach, timeless dinner was really romantic in our opinion well worth the extra payment. Generally the staff were excellent in all areas an odd exception here and there, special mention to Leon Cortez in the gourmet pub he was a star and made our evening extra special. Bryan our concierge was excellent and fun too. Well worth a visit to this hotel if you are thinking of going to mexico.
Getting drunk in the pool has never been this easy. Always asked if I wanted another drink. Lots of free sunbeds. Lots of avtivities on too. Beach volley, beach soccer etc. Loved it. Wife even loved it.