We have been to Maroma 5 times in the past 10 years or so, with our first trip being before it became an Orient-Express hotel. The first time we visited, it was a small, simple and very special place. Orient Express has maintained all of the best parts of the original Maroma and improved it to a point where it is quite possibly the best beach hotel in North America, including all of the Carribean and Mexico. The beach is nothing short of spectacular. The service is the best I have encountered anywhere. The food is absolutely excellent and seems to get better with each visit. Finally, we have stayed in almost every room category from garden rooms (not recommended) to the the one bedroom ocean front suites (used to be called the Sian Nah suites but looks like they may have changed the name). Honestly, the ocean front one bedroom suites are very nice (get one on the second floor) but they are really not necessary here. Given the spectactular beach and views, all you need to make sure is that you get a room with an ocean view. One thing to note, the rooms are not fancy and do not have TVs etc, but the simplicity is what gives them their charm. Overall, Maroma is just a very special place, with wonderful staff, wonderful food and a beautiful beach. It is not to be missed.