I went on vacation for a week (Jan 1- Jan 8) with my husband, my sister, my sisters boyfriend, and my mom, ages ranging from 21-53.
-Resort was massive which we love! Tons of places to walk and things to see! Very beautiful grounds!
-Rooms were nice, bed was very comfortable.
-Beach was gorgeous
-Pools were big, clean and gorgeous
-Buffet food was fantastic! Especially the pasta and the crepes!
-Went to the Italian and Mexican restaurants and thought that both were really good! A huge plus about this resort is that you don't have to pre-book the restaurants, you just show up when you want to eat there! Loved that!
-The creperie by the beach was really good as well!
-24 hour bar is awesome!
-Plenty of beach chairs so we didn't have to play the towel game
-No food after 10:30pm. Considering there's a 24 hour bar, I think there should be a snack bar or something that serves food until at least 2am. Most nights we were starving and had to go back to our room to eat chips or any snacks we brought with us.
-This resort definitely does cater to the French, which we knew coming in. The only reason we had an issue with it was because it was raining the majority of our trip, and none of the entertainment staff interacted with us to try to get us involved in any games or anything. Had the weather been nice and we could spend all day on the beach, we wouldn't have cared about this at all. And there were also some bartenders who had absolutely no idea what we were talking about when we would ask for a drink.
-The Priviledge upgrade is a little ridiculous. In the main buffet they actually have a different seating area for priviledged guests. The priviledged guests get white tablecloths instead of colored ones. There is also a restaurant that is only for Priviledged guests, unless you want to pay $15 a person to eat there. And we definitely noticed how much better the bar or waiter service was for the priviledged guests.
-We spent alot of money in all of the little stores in the resort, and we didn't like how they made us charge everything to the room instead of letting us pay cash. Especially when it was a really cheap charge like a deck of cards or some Pringles.
We really did love the resort, the fact that it rained most of the week put a damper on things, but that had nothing to do with the quality of the resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Catalonia Playa Maroma is situated in the Mayan Riviera, at only 35 kilometers south of Cancun and 20 kilometers north of Playa del Carmen. Regarding to the Travel Channel, Playa Maroma is one of the most beautiful beaches of the world. The typical Mexican decoration with its vibrant colors and palapa roofs surrounded by the native jungle make this resort the perfect place to spend a wonderful vacation. The Mayan World has to offer a lot to its visitors. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Catalonia Playa Maroma Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Catalonia Playa Maroma Del Carmen
- Playa Maroma