El Dorado Maroma – Riviera Maya, Mexico

ElDoradoMaromaA Caribbean delight, the El Dorado Maroma Resort is a standing figure on the Atlantic coast of Mexico that offers a great stay at reasonable prices. Here guests will find a plethora of restaurants, bars, room choices, resort amenities and activities as well as close proximity to even more activities to enjoy during your stay. The resort is now an all-inclusive, so it's better value than you might expect.

Including a long list of land locked room choices, the El Dorado Maroma now offers adult only overwater villas that are both beautiful and awe inspiring. Each overwater room comes with a private deck with stairs leading into the ocean below, a sitting area, a large bed, a jacuzzi, mini-bar, an outdoor shower and the famed glass cutout floor. Though many resorts in the South Pacific are praised from their glass floors, the ones found in the El Dorado Maroma overwater rooms are particularly large, offering ample opportunity to view the many species of sea life below without ever having to get wet. To date, reviews are both strong and generous with many guests not only praising the resort but also returning for another visit.


The El Dorado Maroma is located on Maroma beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico.


Palafitos Elite Overwater Bungalows

Palafitos Overwater Bungalows

Overwater bungalows: 30
Beds: King size
Area: 600 sq ft (56 m²)
Wi-Fi: Yes (with daily fee)
Entertainment system: Flat screen TV
Room service: 24 hour

Special room features

  • Glass bottom floors
  • Direct ladder access into the ocean
  • Indoor jacuzzi for two
  • Private infinity pool
  • An outdoor shower
  • Sitting area
  • Designed with wood floors, whites, tans and rich color accents
  • Mini-bar
  • Air conditioning


  • Low season online specials from US$1,330 per night all-inclusive
  • High season online specials from US$1,330 per night all-inclusive

Restaurants and bars

  • Overwater Grill and Wine bar
  • Caribbean Grill Restaurant & Terrace
  • Kiyoko restaurant
  • Lima Limon restaurant
  • Mio Cuccina Italiana restaurant
  • Papitos Gourmet Beach Club restaurant
  • Sabores restaurant
  • Bar 24
  • Chakay Swim-Up bar
  • Mio Swim-Up bar
  • Rick's bar

Resort features

  • Beach beds
  • Beach picnics
  • Full butler service
  • Packing and unpacking services
  • Complimentary sunscreen
  • Reading materials
  • Refreshments
  • Gourmet bites
  • In bungalow full breakfast daily
  • Housekeeping
  • Logo shop
  • Lomas Travel desk
  • Chapel
  • Fitness center
  • Shuttle bus service
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Dry cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Banquet room
  • Business center
  • Aqua fit
  • Beach volleyball
  • Massage lessons
  • Kayaking tour
  • Dance lessons
  • Water volleyball
  • Yoga classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Bocce game
  • Scuffle board game


The Naay Spa offers treatments and massages based on traditional Mayan herbal practices. Treatments here include exfoliating body scrubs, deep cleansing, moisturizing and revitalizing sessions.

Nearby activities

  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • Jetpack Adventures
  • Ibersotar Goft Club Playa Paraiso
  • Havana Moon
  • Joya by Cirque du Soleil

What the reviews say

The resort itself receives high marks with many guests stating that the location, beach and buildings themselves are fantastic. Guests also praise the high amount of amenities that can be found throughout, including specialties such as the 24 hour room service, personal butler service and wedding facilities. Staff members are also praised with reviews stating that not only are they hard working, but friendly as well, helping to make everyone feel taken care of and right at home.

Compared to other properties within the same company, this particular one is smaller in size, which seems to be very appealing to many. All in all, reviews are very strong with hardly any complaints. In fact, many guests are repeat visitors, which is a very promising sign.

Getting there

To reach the El Dorado Maroma Resort, you'll first fly into Cancun International Airport before either taking the resort shuttle bus to the resort or renting a car and driving there yourself.

Video tour of a water villa at El Dorado Maroma

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