Saturday, April 20, 2013


Ulrika Thelander continues her Mexican adventure - Maroma is the third and the smallest of her beautiful hotel stops...

This Orient-Express hotel lies a little closer to Cancun than the Mayakoba hotels. A rustic, truly “Relais & Chateau” kind of place with a lovely location – the beach is wide and absolutely stunning here, stretches ahead without the bends and bays you find at Mayakoba.

Mexican style comes over with the fabrics and small details, together with white walls and ceilings in dark wood. This authentic feel makes it a fantastic little hideaway with only 63 rooms and a few villas.
Junior suite in Mexican spirit

Ocean view junior suite

Suite with romantic old fashioned charm

The lead-in category of rooms are rather small but very charming, and face the little garden and pool.

Old fountain in the gardens

One of the hotel's common pools
There are two different pools and a nice little Spa.
Nature reigns even at the spa

Lush garden seen from the lobby

The restaurants are great and the service at the Beach Cabanas and lunch restaurant by the beach is superb.

They now accept children but don’t have many activities for them, so you can book a nanny. And the hotel has a pet parrot that is sure to please the kids.
This parrot was actually at a nearby
ecological park - worth visiting

In a nutshell

A small rustic resort on a stunning beach, Maroma is ideal for couples of all ages - I would recommend Maroma to anybody who prefers an intimate resort.

The environment

Here are a few glimpses of the natural environment of Mexico - richly tropical - as seen at the nearby ecological park and aquarium, Xcaret.
Underwater colour in the aquarium at Xcaret

Flowers in the butterfly garden
And one of the many beautiful butterflies


Turtle sanctuary at Xcaret
This popular 25-acre park also offers an orchid farm, bat cave, cultural shows with Mayan rituals, and water activities like snorkelling and diving on nearby coral reefs.

Riviera Maya has many other attractions, among which many Mayan archaelogical sites (like Tulum and Coba). Best season is November to April, when it is usually sunny but not too crushingly hot.

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