The El Dorado Royale is an adults-only resort with a whopping 450 acres of tropical jungle along the Riviera Maya. There are 13 pools in total -- an important aspect, as the ocean bottom is too rocky for most to enjoy. The resort calls itself a "gourmet" all-inclusive, and offers a dizzying array of restaurants (all with dress codes), as well as bars, nightlife, spa treatments, and on-site activities. There are three total sister properties in this area, and the Royale is the most basic -- though rooms still feel luxurious with balconies or terraces, walk-in showers, whirlpool tubs, bathrobes, and stocked minibars. The resort is attached to the newer Casitas section which has additional amenities such as outdoor showers and private plunge pools.