El Dorado Maroma, A Beachfront Resort by Karisma is located directly on spectacular Maroma Beach, one of the top beaches in the world. It's just 40 minutes south of Cancun Airport, 35 minutes south of downtown Cancun, 10 minutes north of Playa del Carmen and 15 minutes from the Playacar Golf Club. This is an upscale and intimate 72-room boutique luxury hotel nestled in the coast of the Yucatan peninsula, overlooking the crystalline turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean. El Dorado Maroma provides an unparalleled Mexican vacation experience for couples and families (kids 16 & over) looking for the perfect mix of personalized service, exquisite details, and unforgettable adventures.
Before discussing this resort specifically, let’s clarify what it means to be Gourmet Inclusive. All Eldorado and Azul Resorts (Karisma) are considered Gourmet Inclusive. In a very crowded all inclusive market, this is how Karisma Resorts try to stand out. The food is fantastic and foodies of all stripe will enjoy the fresh cuisine. There are no buffets (there is a grab and go buffet for breakfast for guests with an early tee time or tour), there are no dinner reservations or restrictions, and Karisma owns its own vineyard and all of their resorts serve 10 different house wines (typical all-inclusive resorts have 2-4 wines on the complimentary house wine list). In addition, there is a 100,000 square foot greenhouse (tours are available 3 times per week) where fruits, vegetables, and flowers are grown. 24 hour full menu room service and a fully stocked bar are included at all Karisma properties. Cooking classes and cooking demos are scheduled throughout the week. All Karisma resorts are fantastic choices fro destination weddings and they even offer a 3 night Brides Dress Rehearsal for $399. This is offered once per month and allows prospective couples the opportunity to see their resort, meet with the wedding coordinator, make wedding selections, and more.
As for the Eldorado Maroma, it is a secluded romantic resort located on one of the best beaches in all of Mexico. There is a 45 minute drive from the airport, 15 minutes to Playa del Carmen, and adjacent to the Maroma watersports pier (for diving, snorkeling, jet skis, etc.). Mihotelito Beachfront rooms are the smallest room category and the only one without a Jacuzzi. My favorite room is the Infinity pool Jacuzzi Jr. Suite! This room is 700+ square feet with a private pool on the balcony outdoor shower, and beachfront views.
There is very little nightlife or activity at the Eldorado Maroma. This adult only resort has 72 rooms and suites as well as 4 restaurants and several bars. There is a nice pool with swim up pool bar, but very mellow atmosphere.
Overall, I love the Eldorado Maroma. It has a great beach, good pool, great food, and unique rooms. Obviously, this resort is for a couple in love or destination wedding as there is very little activity or social interaction. Please make sure to ask your First Discount Travel consultant about complimentary upgrades, upgraded honeymoon packages, and other perks we offer due to our partnership with Karisma.