If your idea of Paradise is privacy, romance and indulgence, NOT Spring Break beach parties and tequila body shots, the Maroma Resort and Spa is the place for you.
Framed by private, white-sand beaches and turquoise waters, and nestled among a 25-acre jungle preserve, the Maroma Resort and Spa offers a romantic hideaway and secluded splendor. Guests and photographers rave about the visual beauty of the Maroma Resort and Spa crafted by Maroma founder and eco-friendly architect, Jose' Louis Moreno. Working closely with Mayan masons and designers, his mission is to showcase and maintain the integrity of Mayan culture and beauty. Each of the 58 guest rooms and suites feature unique design elements such as private furnished terraces surrounded by shady tropical gardens or breathtaking beach views. Light-filtering bamboo shades, rich mahogany furniture, original artwork, luxurious, deep-set tubs framed with intricate, hand-painted tiles offer ambiance and indulgence that some other Cancun resorts can't hold a candle to. And, speaking of setting the mood; sources say that the Maroma Resort and Spa sparks the flames of over 1,000 candles every evening.
As if the Mexican Caribbean coastline, tropical jungle and world-class spa aren't enough, Maroma offers a plethora of water sports, swimming with the dolphins, golf, horseback riding, three swimming pools, Jacuzzi, tennis, kayaking and parasailing. Located just off the Yucatan Channel, where marine life and coral abound, Maroma's water excursions take you to the longest barrier reef in the world. Not just for romance, full banquet services, inviting conference rooms set among tropical gardens and a 72-seat multi-media theatre make this an inspiring location for executive board meetings and impressive business retreats. Although some visitors choose to rent a car for off-site excursions, you needn't ever leave the resort to enjoy an amazing getaway.
After a day of surf, sun and sand, sign up for the Taste of Yucatan Cooking Classes or indulge in the delightful delirium of a Tequila Tasting Class - both included free of charge! Ready to revive and renew? Get buff, exfoliated and rubbed down at Maroma's world-class Kinan Spa and Fitness Center offering a full range of services in rooms that exude native, Mayan luxuries. How about a relaxing facial in your own private garden room, a massage in an outdoor thatched-roof pavilion or a seaweed wrap in the high-rise tower with a 360-degree view of the jungle and sea?
In 2002, Maroma was taken over by the Orient Express Group. Immediately following the change of hands, some guests reported what they considered to be 'growing pains' regarding the level of service. Their feeling is that a high-end resort should be virtually flawless. Despite the perceived shortcomings, however, they said they would still recommend the Maroma Resort and Spa to friends and return again.
They obviously worked the kinks out because, in 2004, the resort's warm hospitality, luxurious indulgences and spectacular private beaches earned Maroma the title of the "World's Best Beach Resort" and the "World's Most Romantic Beach" (the Travel Channel) as well as a prestigious position on the Conde Naste Traveler Gold List as one of the "World's Best Places to Stay".
So if your heart desires a secluded paradise where rustic luxuries, cultural ambiance and sensory indulgence abound, the Maroma Resort and Spa awaits.