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
Special appreciation for
Chefs Saul & Andres
Bldg 26 cocierge Roger
World cafe Maria
Entertainment Team Bernice & William
UVC Representative Pepe
Maitre d Ricardo & Ana from his team
Preferred Club Concierge Daniel (and all the other Daniels; 6 of them) & preferred club bartender Nicolas
We've stayed at over a dozen resorts in this chain. Each has its own personality and almost all of them have been wonderful. This one's goal is perfect service. And while they cam never achieve it, they come pretty close.
Thank you, all.
I had done my research and read many reviews on different resorts, all saying about the same thing. I chose Secrets Maroma Beach because of its seclusion and property size/location and it was everything I had hoped for, and then some. What makes this resort stand out, aside from the pristine beach area, included activities at all times of the day, and large pool areas, was the service. All of the staff members are so welcoming and friendly, and go out of their way to make sure you are getting the most out of your experience. The activities staff were wonderful! Marco, Andrea, William, and Fernanda were a blast and hosted a ton of activities, including life size Angry Birds game on the beach, Volleyball, basketball version of connect 4, ping pong, beach soccer, kayaking to the reef, soccer- along with pool aerobics, yoga, etc. The beach and pool area have food and beverage service so you never have to even get out of your lounger- which you never have to search for, as there are a ton to choose from. All of the restaurants offered great food, and the themed outdoor buffet nights were very entertaining! We got to see acrobatics in the pool and a fire show while we ate dinner.
The best part of our experience was our concierge, Nathy. She was so thoughtful and checked every day to make sure we had everything we could possibly want, we felt like good friends by the end of our stay- including helping us book a private romantic dinner on the beach, which was incredible!
Another great part was the Spa- it was definitely world class. We used the hydrotherapy daily and booked a couples massage for our last day- Highly recommended!
Summary: approximately 30 mins from the airport, spacious beach and pool areas, activities galore, 24 hour dining and unmatched service!
Me and my wife came to secrets maroma for our 2 week honeymoon. It was perfect and exactly what we had hoped for. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Our concierge Evelyn was especially so.
The food was fantastic and a great range as well which can sometimes be hard as my with is vegetarian.
Seaweed was not an issue at all. There were small amounts this time of year but the staff worked early and very hard to keep the beach clean.
Great atmosphere around the pool and sports bar, with lots of activities for all types interest.
Hotel seems to be in a very good location as it’s not too far from the airport or from a lot of excursion. Me and my wife did a few excursions and we can honestly say xel-ha is one of the most beautiful places we have ever seen and definitely worth a try. Cirque du soleil is also a very good evening.
We look forward to coming back again.