My husband and I just got back from our honeymoon in Mexico and had a truly magnificent time at the Maroma Resort. We spent seven nights at the Maroma Resort and I really thought I might start crying as we were packing our bags to go home, as I was so sad to be leaving. From the moment we arrived, we felt like we had found a small paradise. Our vacation started with the private transportation provided by Maroma. We quickly found our very friendly driver at the airport and were whisked away in a nice SUV to Maroma. We were immediately greeted at the resort by Elizabeth, who welcomed us with a delicious margarita and gave us a helpful tour around the resort and then showed us to our room where she quickly checked us in. The Maroma is a small boutique resort, but this is just what we wanted and were in no way disappointed. All of the facilities are absolutely beautiful... from the rooms, lounges, and spa to the pools, beach, and gardens... everything is wonderfully maintained and picture perfect. Our days started each and every morning with coffee and beverages of our choice delivered outside our door at a time that we had chosen upon our check-in. The Maroma happily provides you with newspapers as well as their own newsletter daily upon your request to read with your coffee. After coffee in our room, we would head to the main restaurant to have the most delicious breakfast (which is included for every guest) I have ever had. Breakfast consists of coffee, your choice of fresh squeezed juices, fresh fruit, a basket of scrumptious sweet breads and toast, and then, as if this wasn't already enough, the entree of your choosing (which are all so tasty we had a hard time choosing our favorite). After breakfast we would head (with our extremely full bellies) to the beach or pools (there are three) to lounge around and read. There were always more than enough chairs/loungers at the pool and beach so that you could have your choice of places to relax (you never have to worry about getting there early to save a spot as there are more than enough for everyone). There was always someone at the beach to help with anything you needed, whether that was helping you move your umbrella or getting you drinks/food from the bar. A snorkeling trip was included in our stay and we had so much fun going out to the reef that is just off the coast in front of the hotel. The snorkeling staff were so friendly and knowledgable and we had a wonderful time. Lunch and dinner were always fantastic, whether we ate at the main restaurant, El Sol restaurant, or at Freddy's Bar on the beach. The food and drinks are expensive, but everything is delicious it justifies the cost. They do have a few "theme nights" which were fun and added a little variety to the evenings. Everything at Maroma is wonderful, but it is the staff at Maroma that really makes this resort amazing. Not only are they genuinely nice, funny, and helpful, but they are consistently going above and beyond to make sure that you are completely happy and have everything you need. They consistently do little things to make your vacation special, whether that is bringing you your favorite hot chocolate at breakfast (without needing to ask, they just know you love it), to taking the time to explain Mayan traditions/foods to help you understand their history, to bringing you cold cloths on the beach on hot days or ending your dinners with little sweet treats just because... the staff takes the time to get to know you, which is such a special touch. I wish we could remember everyone's names so that we could thank you each personally, as you were all so fantastic, but for all the ladies at the hospitality desk (Elizabeth, Jessica), the restaurant staff (Moses, Fernando), the tortilla ladies (Dalia), gentlemen on the beach (Sergio), housekeeping, spa and snorkeling staff, as well as everyone who works behind the scenes at Maroma... thank you so much for making our honeymoon so special. It was wonderful meeting you and we hope to see you again soon!
Katie and Thomas
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set among verdant jungle beside a white, sandy beach, Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa is one of Mexico’s top luxury hotels. Here you can start the day with yoga and end with a session in a traditional temazcal sauna. Spend lazy days in ocean and poolside restaurants or stroll through flower-filled gardens where parrots and butterflies perch. Explore some of Mexico’s great heritage sites, dive in mysterious underwater caves or shop till you drop in Cancun. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maroma Resort And Spa By Orient-Express Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Maroma Resort Spa
- Maroma Hotel Playa Del Carmen