Wake up to the sun’s warmth caressing the side of your face, its golden halo illuminated behind your heavy eyelids. Here in the Riviera Maya at the Belmond Maroma, time moves by the tides. A turquoise sea awaits just a few feet away, so close you can almost taste the saltwater in the air. Or maybe it’s the salt from the fresh margarita next to your sun chaise. Feel the weight of your troubles slowly wash away as you disappear into the warm, endless sea. It’s easy to understand why guests choose to spend on the Maroma’s secluded stretch of beach – the sound of silence is priceless.
Aesthetic: Regal Luxury
Pool / Gym: 3 pools and a modern on-site fitness center
Vibe: Upscale retirees, honeymooners and elderly travelers seeking the majestic views of Cancun without the swim up bar
By Day: Relaxing, quiet and tranquil. Take a morning beach stroll then unwind on a sun chaise with a mimosa in hand, or head to the spa to nourish your spirit.
By Night: Fine dine at one of the Belmond’s restaurants. If you’re looking for nightlife, head to downtown Playa Del Carmen where Calle Quinta Agenda will greet you with plenty of tequila and night clubs
Restaurants: Two restaurants, El Sol and El Restaurante. El Sol serves Mediterranean-style cousine with a Pre-Hispanic Mexican twist while El Restaurante serves a selection of regional specialities
Bars: Two bars, La Cantina inside and Freddy’s Tequila and Ceviche Bar beachside
Wifi: Strong and free
Designer / Architect: Built by Mexico City architect Jose Luis Moreno
Location: 30 miles south of Cancun, down a dusty dirt road, and nestled in the lush green jungle canopy
AC/Heat: Both, thankfully.
Nearby: Nothing, but if you’re staying at the Maroma, nothing is exactly what you’re looking for
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+ The perfect hotel destination to unwind and relax without the hectic tourist scene of Cancun.
+ Amazing outdoor showers evoke scenes from Blue Lagoon
+ Clean, empty beach reserved exclusively for hotel guests
– The only dining options nearby are the restaurants at the hotel. Don’t let hunger get the best of you or your pockets will pay for it.