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  • On a calm, white-sand beach between Playa del Carmen and Puerto Morelos
  • Comfortable rooms have balconies or terraces and contemporary decor with pops of color
  • Upscale spa offering massages, salon services, and yoga and Reiki classes
  • 2 restaurants, 2 bars offering tequila tastings, and a wine cellar
  • 3 nice outdoor pools with shaded areas and comfy loungers
  • Activities galore: 2 tennis courts, observation tower, a library, water sports
  • Fitness center with modern machines, private classes and personal trainers
  • Free a la carte breakfast served in the restaurant or delivered to room
  • One free snorkeling trip per guest included in the price
  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Outrageously expensive extras and dining
  • No TVs in rooms (a pro for some)
  • Some rooms are small for the price

Bottom Line

This upscale 65-room boutique between Playa del Carmen and Puerto Morelos has a beautiful setting on a white-sand beach, amid a jungle preserve. Contemporary rooms are equipped with original artwork, furniture from the hotel’s own workshops, king beds and either a terrace or a balcony. The great amenities on offer, including three pools, upscale dining, a wonderful spa, and a gorgeous beach, make this a solid pick, but prices are quite steep; other luxury resorts in the area may offer better value.

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On a lovely white-sand beach halfway between laid-back Puerto Morelos and hip Playa del Carmen

Map of Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa

The hotel is set on a jungle preserve located halfway between the towns of Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen. The area serves as a perfect compromise for anyone looking for Cancun's stunning beaches sans the hordes of tourists. The impressive reefs just offshore attract a fair share of divers, and many come to take a dip in the inland cenotes (massive sinkholes filled with crystal-clear groundwater).

There’s nothing within walking distance but for the gorgeous beach and other resorts, but the hotel has a list or trusted cab drivers that will take you anywhere. Just make sure to call ahead, as they are not on-site.

  • 35-minute drive from Cancun International Airport
  • 20-minute drive to Playa del Carmen
  • 25-minute drive to Puerto Morelos
  • 26--minute drive to Xaman Ha Aviary
  • 27-minute drive to Xcaret Eco Theme Park
  • 45-minute drive to Downtown Cancun
  • 46-minute drive to the action in the Hotel Zone
  • 1-hour drive to Tulum
  • 2-hour drive to Coba
  • 3-hour drive to Chichen Itza

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Key Features
Fitness Center
Pets Allowed
Hotel Services
Transport to / from Hotel
Dry Cleaning
Free Breakfast
Rental Car Service Desk Onsite
Room Service
Pets Allowed
Family Services
Babysitting Services
Supervised Kids Activities
Things to Do
Business Center
Fitness Center
Located on the Beach
Tennis Court
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Mini Bar (with liquor)
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
Highway 307, Kilometer 51, Playa Maroma, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Phone 52 (998) 872-8200
Also Known As
  • Maroma Resort and Spa by Orient-Express
Room Types
  • Deluxe Garden View Room
  • Deluxe Ocean View Room
  • Garden View Master Suite
  • Oceanfront Four Bedroom Villa
  • Oceanfront One Bedroom Suite
  • Ocean View Junior Suite
  • Ocean View Master Suite