El Dorado Maroma’s new Palafitos overwater bungalows

El Dorado Maroma’s new Palafitos overwater bungalows

Last Updated on June 22, 2020 by Amanda Stancati

Our own Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant (GIVC), Jean Arseneau, was at the El Dorado Maroma Resort in December to inspect the new palafitos, overwater bungalows scheduled to open in September.


El Dorado Maroma

El Dorado Maroma Overwater Bungalows

It has been just over a year since Karisma Hotels & Resorts announced that it would bring overwater villa luxury to Mexico for the first time. The company kept the details and design under wraps for months, causing the rumor mill to wonder what these bungalows, called palafitos, would be like.

In December at Karisma’s annual GIVC awards held in Riviera Maya, travel agents were given a first look at the bungalows as they neared completion. Now Karisma says they are set to open in September at the adults-only El Dorado Maroma.

The first phase of the 30 palafitos (which is still under construction) will have breathtaking ocean views, glass-bottom floors, direct ladder access to the ocean, romantic outdoor Aguas del Amor showers, private infinity pools, indoor Jacuzzis for two and oversized decks with wooden lounge chairs that look out onto the ocean.

An overwater restaurant and spa will complete the experience. The Gourmet Inclusive Overwater Ocean Grill & Wine Bar will have an open kitchen for all meals with views of the Caribbean Sea, with menu creations inspired by the ocean and a glass-floor private dining room. The Overwater Naay Spa will have four suites and a list of treatments based on Mayan herbal practices. Guests will have the option of indoor or outdoor treatments.

Special services at the palafitos will include 24-hour room service, exclusive beach beds, customized beach picnics and full butler service on-demand.

The palafitos are now on sale, bookable only by qualifying Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultants for travel starting September 1, 2016.

Verdict: “El Dorado Maroma Resort is a 4+ star hotel, but once the palafitos are all completed, it will be a 5 star hotel. The Palafitos are on one the best beach in Mexico: Maroma Beach.”

Jean’s photos during construction

If you’d like to experience these luxurious El Dorado Maroma overwater bungalows and wake up to spectacular sunrises right on the ocean, call 1-800-665-4981 ext. 7228 to speak with Jean Arseneau.

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