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El Dorado Maroma - Romantic Tropical Luxury

El Dorado Maroma - Romantic Tropical Luxury

As part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about the destinations you want to visit by visiting them firsthand. Recently while in Riviera Maya, Mexico, we had the pleasure of touring El Dorado Maroma, an Adults Only All-Inclusive tropical haven. This boutique resort impressed us with its top-notch service, beautiful tropical location, and luxurious rooms. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Couples looking for romantic seclusion and the ultimate in luxury, Honeymooners, Milestone Anniversary Celebrations


El Dorado Maroma is home to the first Overwater Bungalows in the Caribbean

Photo Tour

See Below for Palafitos Photo Tour

Take a photo tour and see for yourself the tropical beauty El Dorado has to offer. All pictures were taken on our tour and none have been modified or enhanced.

Bali beds along the beach
Maroma beach is hard to beat!
Next door Maroma Adventures offers water activities.
A view of the Palafitos-Overwater Bungalows from the beach.
One of three pools
Mio ocean facing Swim Up Bar
Another pool
Plenty of places to relax by the pool
Sky Massage on the beach
The Presidential Beachfront Villa is a luxurious 2-story villa.
Presidential Beachfront Villa dining and living room
Presidential Beachfront Villa upstairs bedroom
Presidential Beachfront Villa jacuzzi tub with ocean view
Presidential Beachfront Villa balcony
Presidential Beachfront Villa view from balcony
Presidential Beachfront Villa private pool
Royal Swim-up Suite
The Gym
A relaxing hammock by the sea
Beautiful tropical grounds
Papitos Gourmet Beach Club
Lima Limon serves Peruvian food
Sabores Restaurant is an a la carte fusion of Mexican and Caribbean
Kiyoko serves Asian cuisine
Mio Cuccina Italiana Restaurant
Caribbean Grill Restaurant and Terrace
Sky Wedding
Wedding Chapel
Beach wedding
Villa Maroma is a 5 bedroom Villa with full access to El Dorado Maroma's facilities.

Resort Highlights

The El Dorado Maroma is an Adult Only Gourmet Inclusive® Spa Resort by Karisma.  You won't find any crowds or lines at this luxury resort but only romantic seclusion in a tropical paradise.  Condé Nast Traveler has ranked it #4 out of the top 50 resorts in the world.


  • There are only 127 luxuriously appointed Suites, Studios and Villas plus 30 Palafitos-Overwater Bungalows.
  • There are no wristbands or towel cards required.
  • There is free wifi available throughout the resort.
  • Long distance calls worldwide are free of charge.
  • The minibar is stocked daily with water, soda, beer and chips.
  • Villas come with a fully equipped kitchen and full bar.


  • El Dorado Maroma is located on famed Maroma beach, the 2nd best beach in the world according to The Travel Channel.
  • Conveniently located next door, Maroma Adventures has snorkeling, diving, parasailing, deep sea fishing and other water activities available for a charge.
  • With Maroma Adventures located next door and open space on the other side, there are no crowded resorts nearby.


  • El Dorado Maroma has 4 bars and 6 restaurants with national and international gourmet cuisine from Italian to Asian and Mexican to Caribbean.
  • A 76,000 square foot greenhouse at El Dorado Royale supplies most of the fruits and vegetables for a true farm-to-table experience.
  • El Dorado Maroma caters exceptionally well to any dietary need.

Palafitos Photo Tour

Palafitos private lobby where your Butler awaits with a smile
Palafitos private beach
There is a picnic menu available for lunch on the beach.
There are 30 Palafitos, Mexico's first Overwater Bungalows.
Palafitos entry with a view through the floor to the sea.
Palafitos bedroom
The bedroom also has a sea view through the floor.
The Palafitos balcony
Each balcony has its own infinity pool.
The Palafitos bathroom is huge with a large jacuzzi tub.
Each Palafito has a romantic outdoor shower.
Palafitos Overwater Grill & Wine Bar
The Overwater Grill has amazing views of the Caribbean from its outdoor seating.
The Overwater Grill offers a private Romantic Dinner option.
The private Palafitos Naay spa is built over the water too.
The view of the Palafitos from the spa.


  • The first Overwater Bungalows (Palafitos) in the Caribbean include glass bottom floors, a private infinity pool and direct ladder access to the ocean.
  • Palafito guests will receive their own private butler who will cater to almost every need.
  • Guests staying in the Palafitos have access to a private beach area and lobby plus an overwater restaurant and spa with amazing sea views.
  • Palafito guests also have access to the entire El Dorado Maroma property and services.
  • Snorkel gear is available in each Palafito to use during your stay.


Why Book With Us

  • We know the best All-Inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, Costa Rica, and Mexico and can help you get the most value for your travel dollar with our firsthand knowledge.
  • You will always have a dedicated travel agent who cares about your vacation to contact directly with questions or help with any problems that may arise.
  • Round-trip airport transfers are included with our packages so there is no need to worry about finding a ride at a foreign airport.
  • You can book your vacation with a low deposit and even utilize our no fee, no interest Payment Plan option.
  • We have partnered with the best Destination Management companies who will take good care of you from start to finish once in your destination.

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About the Author

My name is Amy Burbank, owner of Purple Palm Vacations and the Traveling Travel Agent. I travel throughout the year to the destinations that are in high demand looking for quality vacation options that go above and beyond. This blog is a collection of my All-Inclusive Resort reviews that I feel are the best of the best and will truly provide a great vacation. Happy Travels!

Posted: Sat, May 14, 2016

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