Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun
What We Love
- Four-poster canopy beds in each of the guest suites
- Seaweed wraps at the renowned spa
- Reservations are never required at any of the resort’s seven restaurants
- Broadway musicals at the Limelight Theater—part of the hotel’s neighboring sister property, Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf Spa & Resort
What To Know
- The resort offers free access to sailing, windsurfing, and snorkeling gear
- The mini-bar in your suite (refreshed daily) is complimentary
- Some of the Junior Suites have direct pool access from a private terrace
- The hotel’s 24/7 room-service menu includes plenty of gluten-free options
You won’t spy a single tot scurrying along this especially private sliver of what is arguably Mexico’s most idyllic sugar sand beach, lined with a watercolor-inspired array of stucco huts and thatched roofs. It’s because this Yucatan Eden, where you’re welcomed with a flute of fruit-flecked champagne, is a fitting preview for the heady adults-only indulgences that follow: fourhanded oceanfront massages, in-suite hydro-tubs, and dance lessons, to name a few. While the seductive Secrets brand is often associated with indulgent honeymoons, this coastal outpost places an extra-special emphasis on gourmands, with dining experiences that range from a lively hibachi grill (where a sushi chef crafts inventive rolls stuffed with the area’s bounty) to a romantic Italian bistro. The property’s newest TLC options are refurbished beach beds made from local Mexican zapote wood and the addition of a “Nest Zone”—a collection of hammocks located in front of its Sugar Reef Bar that practical beg for an afternoon catnap. Carve out some time for the soothing hydrotherapy circuit and indigenously inspired facials at the acclaimed spa.
In the Area
Cancun International Airport is about a 30-minute ride from the property (the resort can arrange for fuss-free private transfers). The neighboring private beach is a veritable aquatic playground, perfect for snorkeling, water volleyball, and windsurfing, which comprises the resort’s “unlimited luxury” program; the à la carte menu includes deep-sea fishing and scuba diving (subject to additional fees)—it’s all practically mandatory for those who want to get up close and personal with the world’s second largest barrier reef. Golfing enthusiasts should note that resort guests are exempt from green fees at the 18-hole course at Grand Coral Rivera Maya (about 20 minutes away by car) just steps from the Caribbean Sea.
How to Get There
We were here for 4 days and it was an amazing resort. By far the entertainment was amazing, on any given day they will have 3 or 4 performers or shows, from live music in the lobby to shows poolside. Great level of entertainers.
The food is amazing however be sure to have long pants to dine in some restaurants. They do a wonderful job with service in all areas, poolside or beach side service is great. Staff are friendly, polite.
As smokers the only draw back is the designated smoking areas which are the only places you can smoke but even that is not too bad but would be better if u could smoke pool side. I understand that isnt for everyone but for alot of travellers it is.
The drinks are great, use good brands and also the poolside pizza oven and grill has great food when you are lounging by the pool.
The rooms are amazing, beautifully decorated and appointed and even have a pass through box for room service so you dont get distubed. There is also a privacy please light that you turn on for do bot disturb however we found it did not work as employees still entered room alot (bar check, turn down service etc..).
All in all it was a great stay, great service. Would recommend to others or try again this property or others in Secrets/ Dreams group
Everything previously mentioned is EXCELLENTE! We were in a swim up room in building 12. Sun was on our pool from 8 to 2. For more sun stay in 14 or 15. Make your reservations for the Hibachi restaurant with your Concierge when you arrive. Good time had by all. Go and enjoy.
Many times we’ve gone to a resort and have been disappointed by one or two things. Not Maroma, you will not be disappointed. Beaches are beautiful, beach bar is fun and lively, plenty of palapa’s. The 2 Pools are well maintained. Pool activities are fun and the entertainment staff always had a smile on their faces. The foam beach volleyball game had everyone in the pool. Can’t wait to go back
We really enjoyed our time at Secrets Maroma. The room was very comfortable, well appointed Ted and super clean. The entire property was spotless and exceptionally well manicured. Every staff member was courteous, and very friendly. The food was wonderful, we especially enjoyed the Bordeaux Restaurant for dinner and the World Cafe for breakfast buffet. Beach food was average, drinks a bit watered down, but we were so impressed with the service that it didn’t matter. Alberto on the beach and Jose our concierge were stand-outs!
I had my wedding here 2 weeks ago, and it was the best week of my life - not just because I got married, but because this resort was UNBELIEVABLE. The food, service, décor, and anything else anyone could prioritize, were top notch. I will be returning next year.