We have just got back from our honeymoon - half of which was at secrets Maroma Beach - it beat all of our expectations. We are from the UK and booked via Virgin Holidays (don't forget to ask for an NHS employee discount if booking with them) the virgin team recommended the resort as it is popular with American visitors so standards are kept very high (as opposed to the hotels/chains that are usually more well known with Europeans such as Iberostar and Barcelo). We were not disappointed - there were lots of extras for honeymooners and it was perfect from start to finish. Immaculately clean and friendly. The beach is stunning - little fish swimming about - water sports all included. It is not a 'mega resort' so it feels much more personal and you get to know people.
The food was excellent - in the evening there is no buffet- all 7 restaurants are al la carte and of excellent quality. We didn't go to the Asian or french restaurant as we live in London so we have these as regular options when at home. The Mexican restaurant El Patio was lovely. The World Cafe is worth a visit too - 4 courses - each of which perfect. Breakfast and lunch options good and varied. Also if you arrive late or are tired at the end of the day room service is also included! You could have breakfast and dinner in your room every day if you wanted!
The entertainment was great - the entertainment team are not pushy but are around all the time with activities to do if you want. The shows in the evening are of a good quality (a couple of cocktails first and they seem even better!) There were a few moments where you felt you were at Kellerman's and there was a slight holiday camp feel - but only very momentary - the Scottish bloke who won the karaoke reached almost celebrity status for the rest of the week!
The only very slight negative (and to be honest this is very slight) is that despite having a 50% DEET containing insect repellant we still got bitten by Mosquitos every night. The room service team leave the room doors open while they are cleaning your room and so we assume that's how they got in. But that really is the only negative.
We did not pay the extra for the 'preferred club' rooms - from what people Said who were in them the only extra worth having was the better view - although they got extra cafes and snacks most said they were using the main areas anyway - so may not be worth the money.
So book and enjoy! You will never want to go anywhere else again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun is tucked away on secluded Maroma Beach, voted the World's Best Beach by the Travel Channel four years in a row. This unlimited-luxury heaven provides opulence to the most discerning traveler with a pure white sand beach, stunning ocean views stretching as far as the eye can see, elegant suites providing 24-hour room service, daily refreshed mini-bars and several of them with swim-out access to twelve smaller pools plus a shimmering infinity pool, gourmet dining options and chic lounges. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun Hotel Playa Del Carmen