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Steps away from Riviera Maya's best beach, indulge in one of the 66 spacious guestrooms or suites at Maroma Resort and Spa by Orient-Express. You'll find mesmerizing Caribbean views from private terraces, as well as a sunken bathtub, original artwork and hand-painted tile work. Leave your private paradise to explore the Yucatan jungle and vibrant coral reefs, and take advantage of the myriad activities offered by this world-class resort. Perfect your yoga poses or indulge in a couple's massage at the Kinan Spa. Enjoy dinner at El Sol, where contemporary Mexican cuisine is taken to new heights.
Located on 25-acre beachfront portion of a 500-acre coconut plantation on the Riviera Maya, Maroma Resort and Spa is a rustically luxurious hideaway built in the tradition of the Mexican haciendas where personal service, warm hospitality and privacy are unsurpassed. This romantic 65-room hideaway is reputed to be among the finest resorts in Mexico. Opened in 1995, Maroma is nestled at the edge of an unspoiled stretch of beach on the Yucatan Peninsula, bordered by the world’s second longest barrier reef, providing world-class SCUBA and snorkeling. The reef provides safe sea bathing in all weather conditions and protects Maroma’s talcum, powder-like white-sand beach, which has been recognized as the “World’s Best Beach” by the Travel Channel.
Located approximately 10 minutes by car from Playa del Carmen, Maroma Resort and Spa is a Yucatan oasis set on a quiet beachfront setting on the Riviera Maya. Beautiful uncrowded beaches, lush jungles, over 100 mystical Cenotes and Maya ruins and a variety of eco-adventure and sport activities are all located within the region. Stretching 81 miles, the Riviera Maya begins 11 miles south of the Cancun International Airport in Puerto Morelos, and extends to Felipe Carillo Puerto, a small town near the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. Served by most of the major airlines via the Cancun International airport; it is only a one-hour flight from Miami; two-hours from Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta; and just three-hours from New York and Chicago. A driver from Maroma Resort and Spa meets all guests at the airport and transports them to the hotel.
Maroma’s authentic Maya sensibility is evident throughout. The resort is made up of several white stucco buildings, two or three stories in height each with thatched roof terraces to maximize views and privacy. Buildings are joined by winding stone pathways lined with lush plantings, which are lit by over 100 candles or torches each evening. Each building has been crafted by hand by the same family of Maya masons and purposefully aligned to the stars to ensure proper energy flow so that mind, body and spirit are at peace. Interiors feature curved lines, indigenous building products, and windows that capture sunbeams; oversized tubs adorned with Mexican tiles, and carved lighting niches that define sensuality.
ROOMS: Open to the sea and shaded by swaying palms, the resort offers 65 rustically luxurious rooms. All guestrooms offer ocean or garden views, original art by resident artist Bertrand Castelli, hand-loomed bedding and rugs, private terraces with sofas and or double hammocks, bamboo shutters, telephone, in-room safes, and CD players. Bathrooms are resplendent with toiletries and feature oversized tubs, hand-made and adorned with Mexican tiles, no two are alike.
DINING:EL RESTAURANTE Hand built by Mayan masons, El Restaurante reflects the homemade hospitality of Maroma. Offering casually elegant surroundings complemented by original oil paintings by resident artist Bertrand Castelli; indoor and outdoor seating provide spectacular views of the white sand beach, which was named “The Best Beach in the World” by the Travel Channel. Offering all day dining the restaurant is renowned for their breakfasts, which feature an abundance of fresh fruits, pastries and regional specialties. For lunch chef serves Yucatan inspired cuisine including guacamole made table-side, Yucatan lime soup and cochinita pibil, a traditional Maya pork dish prepared with achiote, peppercorns and garlic, all wrapped in banana leaves and gently baked with chopped chilies and onions. Sunday through Thursday evenings, El Restaurant is transformed into a “Caribbean Steakhouse” featuring the finest meats and fish available on the Yucatan Peninsula.
On Friday evenings, experience the Chef’s Caribbean Parillada, when tables are set in the sand and a Mexican Trio serenades you while the chef cooks up a beachfront feast of local spiny lobster, fresh fish and the best cuts of meats.
EL SOL El Sol is set in a magical environment that was built based on sacred Maya geometry that features arched ceilings and breathtaking views of the Caribbean sea and brings to the table the two culinary world’s of Yucatan: Maya and Creole Cuisine. Maya Cuisine pre-dates the arrival of the Spanish “Conquistadores,” its authentic flavors, spices and techniques taking you on a culinary journey to the ancient Yucatan. The regions Creole cuisine was influenced by the Spaniards, during the 19th century when the areas sisal was made into the ropes and exported around the world. This economic boom created an influx of wealthy Europeans or “Criollos” who built grand haciendas and brought with them style architecture and cuisine. The Creole cuisine of the Yucatan is a fusion of European, Maya, and French cuisine. Maroma’s Chef Guillermo brings together these two culinary heritages and adds his own contemporary touch. Open for dinner daily from 7p.m.
CILANTRO Located in the Aquarius and adjacent to the Kinan Spa, Cilantro offers alfresco dining for breakfast and lunch either poolside or beach front. Offering Maroma’s signature breakfast of fresh fruits, pastries and regional egg dishes for breakfast and in the afternoons gourmet spa cuisine delights guests with the sinless-ly delicious. The Yucatan inspired spa menu features healthy dining options that draw on the local flavors like Achiote, Cactus, cilantro, beans, chayote and other fresh tropical fruist and vegetables. Cilantro also features a juice bar serving exotic combinations of local fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. Juice Bar open from 10 a.m. to 6p.m.
KINAN SPA: Kinan. [pronounced - keynan] is Maya for ‘the source of life’. Similar to the Asian concept of Chi, Kinan it is often referred to as the individual inner energy. Combining Zen and Maya concepts, the spa offers a full range of spa services in unique environments ranging from treatment rooms with private gardens, outdoor pavilion rooms in the Zen Garden and a rooftop tower treatment room with 360-degree views taking in the ocean and jungle. Kinan Spa also features a steam bath and saunas with cold plunge pools. These additional services complement the traditional Maya Temazcal (the spiritual Maya sweat lodge) that is currently offered.
The 560-square-foot Wellness Center located adjacent to the Spa features a variety of Technogym equipment, including: two treadmills, a computerized stationary bike, a step machine/elliptical runner, cable, lat and leg extension machines, free weights and a lounge and stretching area. The Wellness center features floor to ceiling views of the jungle and surrounding gardens. In addition to personal training, the center also offers spinning classes and yoga at a roof top palapa.
EVENT & MEETING SPACE: Theater Violoncello, a private meeting theatre that seats up to 80, is ideal for small group functions and meetings and provides high-speed internet access as well a projection screen capabilities. In addition, Maroma’s abundance of outdoor space provides numerous alfresco options for gatherings by pool, under palm tree or on the white sand beach. The sales staff can arrange for all ground transportation, excursions, banquets and special events as well as all the extras from mariachi bands to fireworks. GUEST SERVICES: A dedicated staff is committed to the anticipation and fulfillment of guests’ needs, including:
- 24-hour room service, including hospitality services
- Laundry/dry cleaning
- Multi-lingual staff
- Full-time aficionado staff for customized sight-seeing tours, rental cars, etc. customized site-Seeing itineraries tours
- Nightly turn-down service
- Spanish immersion program
Guest amenities, include:
- Three restaurants
- Indoor bar with billiards and card table
- Beach front bar
- Three outdoor pools
- Two tennis courts
- Boutique/Art Gallery
- Cultural Palapa with library of books on the Riviera Maya, Mexico and the Maya people
- A Multimedia theater with extensive film library
- Wellness Center
- Beach front activities center with snorkeling equipment, scuba center, kayaks, sailboats, Hobie Cats, windsurfing, and kite surfing.
- Complimentary computer access in the entertainment lounge and High speed internet connection in room
- Personal combination-lock safe in each guest room
- Jungle river trips and fishing on premises with Maroma guides
- Guided nature walks
- Deep-sea fishing
- Championship golf located nearby
- Day trips to Chichen Itza, Tulum Uxmal, Merida, Tikal, Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, and Contoy Island bird sanctuary
AWARDS: In addition to receiving accolades in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Town & Country, Travel + Leisure, Vogue, Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report and Gourmet, Maroma Resort and Spa has also been honored by being named “The Top Beach” on The Travel Channel’s “The World’s 10 Best Beaches,” in Condé Nast Traveler’s “25 Coolest Places in the World,” and “Top 10 Best Latin/Atlantic Hotels” and Modern Bride’s “Word’s Best Honeymoon Destination.”
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability for all room categories. Last upgrade from master suite to One bedroom suite. Upgrade not applicable during December 19 2011 to Jan 1 2012
- A la carte breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests, included in rates
- Round trip airport transfers
- One 30 Minute body relaxing massage per guest, per stay
- Maroma floral bed decoration on arrival
- Wake up morning coffee service in room
- One snorkeling trip per person to the second large reef
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