We booked Secrets Capri for a week but 5 days into our vacation they asked us if we would've interested in spending our last 2 1/2 data at Maroma. They picked up the transportation, upgraded our room and gave us a voucher for 2 free nights at Capri that we can apply within a years time.
Beach: Maroma easily wins here. Perfect stretch if powder soft white sand, beautiful green blue water, and nice sandy bottom. Capris beach is fine but IMO not swimmable at this point in time but we heard this will be changing: dredging and new sand within the next 6 months.
Food: absolutely equal. A little more selection at Maroma, but it is a bigger resort. We thought the food at both places ranged from good to excellent. Loved Portofinos at Capri and Bordeaux at Maroma the best.
Rooms: our room at Capri was oceanview but it was FULL ocean view, absolutely spectacular. Jr suite at Maroma was nice but quite a walk to the pool/beach. Air conditioning in our room at Capri was much better as we could set the temp ourselves. At Maroma you could only lower it slightly and we both found it uncomfortably warm for sleeping.
Public areas: clean and well taken care if at both resorts. The grounds at Maroma are extensive and beautiful. At Capri it is much more compact but still nice. We also noticed that the indoor public areas at Maroma were really hot, such as bathrooms and the Internet cafe. Capri had good A/C everywhere.
Pools: Capri has 1 big pool. The pool bar side is about 6-8 degrees warmer than the other but didn't feel heated. We preferred it that way, being from the Northeast. The intimacy of the resort makes it easy to make friends and we met some great people to hang out with. Maroma is a bit more upscale and must people were friendly, but I have to say somewhat more pretentious. The lazy river concept at the pool at Maroma was wonderful; grab a float and a drink and go back and forth for a long time. Very relaxing!
Staff/service: the staff to guest ratio at Capri seemed better and therefore we got somewhat better service. This was especially noted at the pool and lounge areas. Service in the restaurants at both places were about the same: very good!
Entertainment: equal, as they rotate the evening entertainment at all the local Secrets resorts throughout the week.
Lastly, we thought both places were great and would return to either. The "vacation club" people at Maroma were much more aggressive than Capri, which was the only turn off.
Please feel free to ask any questions on thus forum or PM me. I would be happy to answer all inquiries, to the best if my knowledge!