El Dorado Casitas Royale Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Puerto Morelos, Mexico

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Pros

  • Located in the romantic, adults-only section of El Dorado Royale
  • An all-inclusive beachfront resort with impeccable service
  • 7 a la carte restaurants, snack corners, and a number of bars
  • 13 pools, including one saltwater and a lazy river
  • A plethora of fitness activities such as yoga, kayaking, tennis, biking, and snorkeling
  • Wave runners, ATV tours, horseback riding, and scuba clinics will appeal to the adventurous types
  • Nice spa also offers massage lessons
  • Casitas come with flat-screen TVs, outdoor showers, indoor Jacuzzi tubs, and spacious bathrooms
  • Some casitas have private swim-up pools or infinity pools
  • The resort encourages an eco-friendly lifestyle

Cons

  • The beach is rocky and not ideal for swimming
  • Wi-Fi comes with a fee and can be spotty in areas
  • Food and drink quality vary between restaurants
  • Guests may be asked to participate in time-share meetings

Bottom Line

This peaceful adults-only resort, located along a white, sandy beach in the Riviera Maya, is geared toward romantic getaways (think honeymoons, anniversaries, and vow renewals). Each group of casitas has its own pool area that connects to a lazy river, and there are 13 public pools in total -- which is nice, because the ocean bottom is too rocky for most guests to enjoy. This all-inclusive resort offers a dizzying array of restaurants, bars, nightlife, spa treatments, and on-site activities to keep guests busy. When in need of an escape, the tour desk arranges off-site excursions, or guests can take a shuttle service to visit Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Casitas have romantic touches such as wood-beamed ceilings, canopy beds, and outdoor showers, and the private patios can be curtained off for afternoon siestas on the day beds. For top-tier amenities, Presidential Suites have kitchenettes, hammocks, larger pools, and direct ocean views.

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 Location

An all-inclusive resort along the beautiful Riviera Maya -- just south of central Cancun

The El Dorado Casitas Royale is along the Riviera Maya, closer to the town of Playa del Carmen than Cancun. The Riviera Maya is famous for its large resorts and smaller boutique hotels, as well as the many fine-dining restaurants. The area contains mostly all-inclusive, self-contained resorts, and this one in particular is geared toward adults on a romantic getaway. Visitors don't come to this part of the Riviera Maya for the sights -- there are none -- however, the resort does arrange day trips and excursions. There is a shuttle to Cancun, as well. To get a feel for local flavor, head to the culture-rich downtown area (known as Ciudad Cancun), which is a drive away.

  • 43-minute drive to Cancun International Airport
  • 54-minute drive to downtown Cancun
  • 33-minute drive to Puerto Morelos, with quiet beaches and great snorkeling spots
  • 26-minute drive to Playa del Carmen, a laid-back and bustling town with great shopping, and a well-heeled crowd
  • 59-minute drive to Tulum ruins
  • 3-hour drive to Chichen Itza ruins

 Bottom Line

This peaceful adults-only resort, located along a white, sandy beach in the Riviera Maya, is geared toward romantic getaways (think honeymoons, anniversaries, and vow renewals). Each group of casitas has its own pool area that connects to a lazy river, and there are 13 public pools in total -- which is nice, because the ocean bottom is too rocky for most guests to enjoy. This all-inclusive resort offers a dizzying array of restaurants, bars, nightlife, spa treatments, and on-site activities to keep guests busy. When in need of an escape, the tour desk arranges off-site excursions, or guests can take a shuttle service to visit Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Casitas have romantic touches such as wood-beamed ceilings, canopy beds, and outdoor showers, and the private patios can be curtained off for afternoon siestas on the day beds. For top-tier amenities, Presidential Suites have kitchenettes, hammocks, larger pools, and direct ocean views.

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Address

  • Carretera KM 45, Cancun, Mexico 77710

Room Types

  • Casita Suite
  • Individual Casita Suite
  • Infinity Pool Casita Suite
  • Infinity Pool Swim Up Casita Suite
  • Presidential One Bedroom Casita
  • Swim Up Casita Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 171
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Kids Club:
Jacuzzi (in room): Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Puerto Morelos, Mexico
Address: Carretera KM 45, Cancun, Mexico 77710
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