Great place for a relaxing getaway for couples. If you're looking for clubs/nightlife this is NOT the place for you. However if you just want to relax, walk on the beach, read, enjoy the company of your partner El Dorado Maroma is the perfect place. Very secluded, quite and with a top notch staff prividing excellent service. If you have concerns about the quality of food and beverages at this all enclusive put them to rest. The best food I have had at an all inclusive and the selection of liquor is very good. No single mal scotches or Grey Goose vodka, but if Chivas, Johnny Black and Stoly will do you then you are set. The 3 restaurants (Mexican with several themed nights, Italian and Asian) available for dinner were excellent. I had a chicken dish with huitlacoche (a delicious corn fungus) that was top shelf. The Yellow Tail sashimi was fresh and delicious at the asian restaurant. The portions at dinner are presented beautifully although the portions are probably smaller that you might expect. However if you are eating breakfast (always an interesting mix of items and you can always have a custom made egg dish cooked for you) and lunch you'll be glad that the dinner portions are somewhat smaller and you won't feel like you need to wear that t-shirt to the beach the following day.
Try a deep tissue massage in the Palapa on the beach, the staff is excellent and will work on specific areas that you direct them to. Also the service staff is great, they'll take car of you while on the beach, at one of the 3 pools or at the restaurants.
Suggestion - bring some ones and fives to tip with. No need at the restaurants (unless you feel compelled by over the top service) but it's nice to have for the wait staff bringing you drinks on the beach or at the pool. Use the fives for the transport drivers or if you take the free shuttle into Playa Del Carmen.
Internet service is $15 a day per device. If you're coming here to relax leave the computer at home, they have a couple of computers set up in the lobby if you really need to send an e-mail or check a website (not sure of the cost if there is one).
iPod - there's a radio with an iPod dock so you can play tunes in your room.
DVDs - each room has a DVD player to go along with the 42" flat screen in the room and the cable selections are a bit limited so a movie or two from home won't take up much room in your luggage and could provide a nice escape after drinner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on one of Travel Channels Top Ten Beaches in the World, El Dorado Maroma is an upscale, exclusive Caribbean resort for romantic couples and active vacationers alike. Intimate and beachfront. Rustic and luxurious at the same time. the hotel provides outstanding services and gourmet cuisine. Receive personalized butler and concierge service, arrive with style with a champagne check in. It is rustic, because it is not pretentious and was built using traditional materials and with the philosophy of embracing the bounty of the nature and the local environment. It lies directly on the beach of Maroma, considered to be one of the best beaches in the world by independent reviewers, including the Discovery Channel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Dorado Maroma, a Beachfront Resort, By Karisma Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- El Dorado Maroma Hotel
- El Dorado Maroma Resort