A huge pool with a swim-up bar, hammocks outlining the property, and private pools outside your door, El Dorado Maroma is where to go for your next Mexican escape! I had the opportunity to check out the resort this past October 2015, and I’m excited to report my findings! There are tons of restaurants, a fitness center, beach access, horseback riding, jet skiing, parasailing, and more.
With 8 restaurants on site, you have no need to venture out of the resort for food! I have to say, I was INCREDIBLY impressed by the resort’s concern for those with dietary allergies and restrictions, and even more impressed by how gluten-friendly each restaurant was. At our first dinner, my friend notified me that not only was ‘GF’ noted on the menu next to nobread-approved dishes, but EVERY dish on the menu had a GF next to it. How often do you see that at non-dedicated gluten-free restaurants?! I’m pleased to report that EVERY restaurant we went to used a ‘GF’ to indicate their gluten-free options!
For lunch every day, we ordered from Papitos Gourmet Beach Club. This is the resort’s beachside restaurant. Each day a different cuisine was featured; one day was all-things taco, the next was all-things BBQ, then all-things burger, etc! We were a huge fan of the tacos, so even on the days that they weren’t featured, we placed a special request! Ten tacos and ten margaritas for two people… not bad! I can’t forget to mention that we also went there for breakfast every morning. The breakfast buffet was extensive and had a ton of variety. I filled my plate every morning with classic bites such as fruit, eggs, and bacon, and traditional Mexican dishes such as sides of fried plantains. Before going to Mexico I don’t think I ever had a plantain… but thanks to El Dorado I’m now addicted!
Each restaurant had a different theme, which we enjoyed. Mio was the Italian hotspot and was one of our favorites. We also tried Sabores for a Mexican-themed dinner and Lima Limon for a Peruvian-themed dinner. On our last night at the resort, a private Chef came to our Villa and cooked us a meal of a lifetime: sautéed scallops, surf & turf, and a vegetable medley, complete with a dessert of chocolate covered strawberries, chocolates, and fruit. That was my favorite part of the whole trip, and I highly recommend taking advantage of the opportunity!
El Dorado is known as one of the most romantic resorts on the East Coast of Mexico, and not only are weddings held at the hotel, but it is common for couples to celebrate their honeymoons here too! If you go to the resort with your special someone, take advantage of the romantic, beachside dinner for two and the beachside spa!
The resort is a bit under construction at the moment, but I look forward to seeing the finished resort upon its completion in 2016. Private villas are being built over the water, and each villa will have an infinity pool and glass flooring so you can feel as though you are walking on water!
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