El Dorado Maroma Palafitos, Riviera Maya Mexico
This resort is intimately scaled, so you’re never more than a short stroll from the beach, the pools, the spa, and a variety of bars and world-class restaurants, including a pop-up fish market every Thursday featuring seafood caught the very same day. There are private, thatched-roof beach bungalows where you can enjoy a Sky Massage to the soothing ebb and flow of the ocean. And you’ll find that our staff has an uncanny ability to accommodate your needs, often before you even realize you have them. Adults Only.
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Mexico has never seen accommodations quite like Palafitos. Designed from the ground up to transport you into another world, these overwater bungalows give you a glimpse into to beautiful sea itself. Located off the shore of the white sands of the award-winning Maroma Beach, you’ll never find a better view of the Caribbean. These bungalows are perfect for a romantic Riviera Maya getaway or just escaping the everyday. The beauty will literally leave you speechless.
High-style bungalows surrounded by the awe-inspiring turquoise waters of the Maroma Beach. Created to guarantee a truly different beach experience, these sumptuous over water bungalow suites are situated just off the silky white sands of the Maroma Beach, offering an idyllic blend of luxury, awe-inspiring ocean views, and a laid-back atmosphere. Imagine your romantic getaway enjoying the delights of these inviting accommodations, and surrounded by the picture-postcard scenery of Riviera Maya An experience that will leave you speechless.
The ultimate in luxury and comfort… Aside from opulent accommodations with top-of-the line amenities, this tropical getaway will be seasoned with unparalleled services to make your experience as enjoyable as possible. Exclusive beach beds, 24-hour room service, customized beach picnics, and an attentive butler that will meet your unique needs: from pre-arrival requests and reservations to the delivery of reading materials, beverages and gourmet bites at the pool. Every amenity you may desire to ensure a truly pleasing stay.
Overwater Spa: Rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. Náay Spa was designed to bring alive the ancient and magic Mayan civilization with a true synergy that regards the four elements in perfect balance: Fire, Earth, Water and Wind. With exclusive treatments based on the traditional Mayan techniques and the richness of the region´s marine life, you will be pampered with the Maroma Sea Moss, an ingredient that can be found only in the Caribbean, and contains antioxidants and detoxifying powers. An exclusive space for guests staying at Palafitos, Overwater Suites.
restaurants & bars
Overwater Grill & Wine Bar: Exquisite gourmet delicacies with breathtaking ocean views as backdrop
A unique culinary journey that will take you to delight in the Gourmet Inclusive® dining experience while enjoying spectacular ocean views and the fresh tropical breezes. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner from our open kitchen grill, this space is also equipped with a private glass-floor dining room for intimate events. An exclusive restaurant for guests staying at Palafitos, Other the Water Suites.
JoJo’s Caribbean Seaside Grill – A true seaside grill, JoJo’s offers authentic, fresh Caribbean cuisine in the most idyllic of settings. With fresh, sea breezes and the sounds of waves rolling in, the Caribbean Sea provides all the ambiance guests could ask for at this relaxed, open-air restaurant. With a chef’s menu that changes daily, with just-off-the-boat fresh fish, JoJo’s is a seafood lover’s paradise. From authentic ceviche to traditional fish and chips, each dish is prepared fresh, just the way you like it. Hours: Breakfast – 7 am to 10 am; Lunch – 11 am to 6 pm; Dinner – 6 pm to 10 pm.
Chakay Restaurant and Swim-Up Bar: Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Delight in the different flavors of international cuisine. The menu changes daily and offers a lavish a la carte service or exclusive choices in the Food Display. At the swim-up bar, enjoy a wide selection of Premium beverages and non-alcoholic cocktails. Hours: Breakfast – 7 am to 12 pm; Lunch – 12 pm to 5:30 pm; Dinner: 5:30 pm to 10 pm; Bar – 7 am to 10 pm.
Kiyoko Restaurant: Whether you opt for a private table for two, or choose a more interactive experience at the restaurant’s one large table, Kiyoko’s energetic atmosphere is designed to inspire conversation with the chef. Feel free to ask questions, make suggestions or even customize your meal. Savor sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki and other creative, Asian-inspired cuisine. Asian Cuisine. Hours: 5:30 pm to 10 pm.
Lima Limon Restaurant: Explore the diverse flavors of authentic Peruvian gastronomy in a serene setting overlooking Maroma Beach. The restaurant’s contemporary design provides the perfect backdrop for Lima Limon’s signature ceviches. Peruvian Cuisine. Dinner: 5:30 pm to 10 pm.
Mio Cuccina Italiana Restaurant: Bask in the sunny flavors of traditional Italian coastal and island cuisine, featuring ocean-fresh fish carpaccio, fruiti di mare and exquisite pasta, among other succulent dishes…all made with authentic, imported ingredients. Every meal is a joyful expression of creativity, in a romantic and relaxed environment. Italian Cuisine. Hours: Breakfast – 7 am to 12 pm; Lunch – 12 pm to 5:30 pm; Dinner – 5:30 pm to 10 pm.
Papitos Gourmet Beach Club: With great food, friendly service and a breathtaking ocean view, Papitos is the restaurant you’ve been dreaming about. Enjoy an interactive culinary experience featuring an open kitchen and a themed lunch menu throughout the week including favorites like prime rib, barbecue, taco bar, and our incredible fish market. International Cuisine. Breakfast: 7 am to 11 am; Lunch: 12 pm to 3 pm.
Sabores Restaurant: This intimate, elegant à la carte restaurant serves a wonderful variety of Mexican and Caribbean specialties with an international flair, along with an exclusive selection of the freshest seafood available, beautifully prepared to create a meal you’ll remember forever. Hours: 5:30 pm to 10 pm.
Bar 24: Swim up bar. Located next to the Mi Hotelito Beachfront Suites, this oceanfront bar serves Mexican beers, an exciting variety of tropical drinks, cheladas prepared to order, and nutritious, energizing drinks in a laid-back Caribbean atmosphere. Hours: Coffee, tea and newspaper service – 6 am to 9 am; Full Bar – 9 am to 11 pm; Sweet Sunset (coffee, tea & sweets) – 5 pm to 6 pm.
Chakay Swim-Up Bar: Located in the pool next to building 12. The bar features Gourmet Inclusive® premium beverages, soft drinks, a wide selection of juices and non-alcoholic beverages. Hours: 9 am to 5 pm.
Joe’s Bar & Lounge: Self-service bar located beachfront on the second level of Lima Limon restaurant, Joe’s lounge offers premium amenities in the comfort and convenience of a luxurious living area. Enjoy savory hors d’oeuvres, refreshing beverages and our wide selection of house wines surrounded by breathtaking views, plush intimate seating and natural tones. Hours: 3 pm to 11 pm.
Mio Swim Up Bar: This oceanfront bar serves up a great variety of cool tropical drinks, ice cold Mexican beers, nutritious, energizing drinks and made-to-order cheladas, in an easygoing atmosphere. Our bartenders and beach butlers are always entertaining, and will be happy to show you how to prepare your favorite drinks. Hours: 7 am to 10 pm.
Rick’s Bar: Offering a wide selection of domestic and international premium brands, the bar allows for relaxation and fun all in one. The bar features nightly entertainment, pool table and music. Hours: 6 pm to 2 pm.
Sabores Terrace Swim-Up Bar: Oceanfront bar with an exciting variety of tropical drinks, Mexican beers, nutritious, energizing drinks and cheladas prepared to order, all in a relaxing, casual atmosphere. Be entertained by the lively bartender and beach butler as they teach you to prepare your favorite drinks. Hours: 5:30 pm to 10 pm.
Dress Code for Breakfast and Lunch – Ladies: Sun dresses, elegant sandals, T-shirts and skirts. Permitted: Shorts, T-shirts, flip flops. Gentlemen: Long pants, formal Bermudas, polo shirts, sleeved T-shirts, sandals and tennis shoes. Permitted: Shorts, sleeved T-shirts, flip flops. Not Permitted: Swimming suites, bikinis, tank tops, sleeveless shirts, baseball caps or any type of hat.
Dress Code for Dinner – Ladies: Dresses, skirts, long pants, shoes, Capri pants and elegant sandals. Gentleman: Long pants, collared shirts and casual shoes. Permitted: Formal Bermudas and formal sandals. Not Permitted: Baseball caps, peaks, tank tops & flip-flops and sport shorts.
High-style bungalows surrounded by the awe-inspiring turquoise waters of the Maroma Beach. Created to guarantee a truly different beach experience, these sumptuous over-water bungalow suites are situated just off the silky white sands of the Maroma Beach, offering an idyllic blend of luxury, awe-inspiring ocean views, and a laid back atmosphere. Imagine your romantic getaway enjoying the delights of these inviting accommodations, and surrounded by the picture-postcard sceneries of Riviera Maya…An experience that will leave you speechless. There are 128 Over-water suites available. Each Suite Includes The Following Features:
- Glass-bottom floor
- Private infinity pool
- Direct ladder access to the ocean
- The romantic “Aguas del Amor” outdoor shower
- Indoor Jacuzzi for two
- Oversized deck with wooden lounge chairs
- Náay Spa† – designed to bring alive the ancient and magic Mayan civilization with a true synergy that regards the four elements in perfect balance: Fire, Earth, Water and Wind. With exclusive treatments based on the traditional Mayan techniques and the richness of the region´s marine life, you will be pampered with the Maroma Sea Moss, an ingredient that can be found only in the Caribbean, and contains antioxidants and detoxifying powers. An exclusive space for guests staying at Palafitos, Overwater Suites.
- Dancing† – Slip on your dancing shoes and kick up your heels as dancing instructors show you how to salsa and merengue around a room. You’ll feel that fiery Latin rhythm in no time.
- Cooking lessons† – Join a world-class international chef and wine expert as they explain various preparation methods and culinary techniques, and walk away with exclusive recipes and pairings to amaze and impress your friends back home.
- Fitness center
- Pool – Life at El Dorado Maroma is largely centered around the warm turquoise waters and velvet sand of one of world’s top ten beaches. But if an ice cold drink at a swim-up bar is more your speed, the resort offers two sparkling, freshwater swimming pools.
- Sauna† – Located at Náay Spa.
- Steam bath† – Located at Náay Spa.
- Volleyball – Head down to the beach for a friendly game of beach volleyball. Perfect your serve in the soft sand while working up a sweat. Then take a plunge in the ocean to cool off.
- Direct access to beach
- Board games
- Casino night†
- Circus Show
- Cocktail lessons
- Daily Activities
- Football/Soccer Games
- Golf† (offsite)
- Latin dance lessons
- Live Music
- Nightly Activities
- Scuba diving†
- Spanish lessons
- Water Aerobics
† Fees may apply
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