My husband and I just got back from celebrating our honeymoon at El Dorado Maroma. I have never been treated so well or pampered like that! Everyone there knew us by name within two days. I have a bad back and needed to see a chiropractor the third day there. Our concierges, Alex and Noemi, among other staff bent over backwards to find me a doctor in Playa del Carmen so that I wouldn't have to take a taxi all the way to Cancun. The chiropractor was American, which helped with communicating my problem (sacrum out of place). Throughout our stay staff members asked me how my back was feeling and if they could do anything to help me out it make me more comfortable. So impressive!
The restaurants were phenomenal! Gourmet and delicious. I am a"meat and potatoes" kind of girl and was worried that I wouldn't enjoy the food. However, the food was great. The presentation was like food I've only seen in magazines. The Italian restaurant, Mio, was my favorite. The manager, Theodoro, was so charming. For those of you who are sushi fans, the Asian restaurant, Kiyoko, will make you very happy! Part of our honeymoon package was an candlelight dinner on the beach. Amazing! Our waiter, Ruben, was adorable! It was a perfect evening! Our waiters, Eroin and Javier, at Papitos were fantastic. Javier made us the neatest little motorcycle out of a Coke can for our son.
We enjoyed some of the best excursions thanks to help from Luis, the Lomas travel agent. He arranged for us to have our own personal tour guide for Tulum. Roberto was well educated in the Mayan culture and history. He took us scuba diving at The Grand Cenotes, too. He took us shopping in Playa and dropped us off at Xcaret for the rest of the day. Xcaret is a MUST for anyone who travels to the Yucatan! We swam with the dolphins next door to the resort and had a personal tour guide for snorkeling too.
Don't be fooled by the small size and quaint atmosphere at El Dorado. I've been to huge resorts before that were really nice, but this place can't be beat!!! The beach butlers will take care of you like you are family! There were the sweetest little geckos and lizards throughout the resort, peeking out of shells. It was so sweet. The resort is big on aromatherapy too. It smells heavenly. They change the scent out on a rotating basis, and every scent was a true treat. The turn down service each evening led us to sweet surprises each evening...adorable towel sculptures, candies, bubble baths drawn with rose petals and flowers!
I cannot wait to return. I wish I could post a thousand pictures. I look forward to going again next summer and staying on the over water huts soon to be built this fall.
Love love love!!!! :-)
- 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
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