We arrived at El Dorado Royale on Sat 6/23 as we were originally booked in an Oceanfront Jacuzzi Suite. We were offered to upgrade our stay to a Casita for a very reasonable price, so we decided to upgrade.
ROOM: We had a really nice spacious room, comfortable bed, indoor and an outdoor shower... We were in Casita 2710 on the ground floor. We were able to walk out of our doorwall to a nice sitting area, then there was a covered area and then the swimming pool with a swimup bar and on the other side of that was the beach with beach beds.
PROPERTY: The property is very well kept and it is extremely large...with shuttle stops! There are several pools with swimup bars. There are 17 bars. The landscape is beautiful.
RESTAURANTS: There are a variety of restaurants and I have to say, every restaurant that we ate at, the food was outstanding!! We have been to a LOT of resorts, but this resort, the food was exceptional! The restaurants are shared with El Dorado Royale. Guests at El Dorado are also allowed to eat at the new resort on the other side of the Casitas called Generations, which is a family resort. We also enjoyed the Fuentes Culinary Theatre one evening during our stay. The wait staff all did an excellent job, very friendly, made great recommendations, etc. Some of them even remembered us from one day to the next.
Beach: We watched workers move these large cement pieces from one end of the beach to the other. We asked one of the beach butlers and he explained that they were building a reef, something about Kan Kaan (a snake). It has something to do with the Guinness Records, that they are trying to become the largest reef. We had spoken to a few people that had snorkeled and they all said that there were a lot of colorful fish.
A couple of shout outs to some of our new friends: Cesar at Bar 27...always had a smile on his face and called us 'the young couple' and would tell us about the evening shows, drink of the days, etc... Daniel, the waiter at Santa Fe and Kam Pai, and Samy, the waiter at Cocotal and Jo Jo's...
One thing to note is that if you are in a Casita, you can use all of the facilities on the El Dorado Royale, the swimming pools, restaurants, etc. If you are staying on the Royale side, those guests are not allowed to hang out on the Casitas side and use the swimming pools, beach beds, etc. The property is huge, so I don't think that it is probably a big deal, just sharing what we learned when we upgraded.
I highly recommend this resort...we will definitely be looking to go back next year around the same time. The place was extremely quiet, maybe less than 50% occupied, but it was really nice...we were fortunate to have had perfect weather too!
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this resort!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El dorado casitas royale, one of conde nast traveler readers’ top 100 hotels in the world and a AAA four diamond resort, is the pinnacle of romantic seaside luxury.Nestled along the beach in a separate, secluded area within El Dorado Royale on Mexico’s Riviera Maya, El Dorado Casitas Royale by Karisma is an adults only resort designed for romance. A superb array of amenities and services makes this an unrivaled destination for romantic getaways, weddings, honeymoons, and anniversaries. ... more less
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