By Richard Klein
There are many amazing things about Maroma, from start to finish, and from one end of the property to the next. The property is located on an old coconut plantation, very much isolated from cities and modernity around it. The main building is the original one from the plantation’s early days, with a spanish influence in design, updated to hold all that we would find Maroma has to offer.
It was all very rustic chic, with a view of the turquoise ocean seen right away through the candle chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, and a bar with seemingly hundreds of different tequilas to the left. Each attention to detail was more impressive than the next.
Upon our arrival, we were greeted with a Maroma Margarita, handed to us by the awaiting attendants. The service continued to be impeccable throughout our stay. It’s about “The welcome…with a ‘Welcome Home’ and a welcome margarita” says Ari Martinez, PR manager.
The rooms are all unique, and uniquely impressive. We stayed on the top floor of the main building, in a suite overlooking the ocean. The beach itself is a site to see, and one of the facets most boast worthy of the place. Pure white sand stretching out as far as one could see, meeting with the clear turquoise of the warm inviting waters lapping at the shore. If you wake up early enough in the morning, you’ll see hotel staff raking the sands free of seaweed, ensuring the pristine white expanse.
There are no televisions in the resort, as the staff encourages visitors to take in the beach, relax with the water, read, and simply be. Attendants walk along, offering homemade sorbet and fresh coconuts straight off the tree.
Each night is an exhibit of different foods and entertainment. Fish is procured from the small village nearby. Half of all profits made from the fish go back to the village. The spa is an experience not to be lost on the luxurious traveler here. Drawing from Mayan traditions, the services and practices performed in the exquisite space are deeply in line with the beautiful relaxed nature of the space.
The resort is also customizable and LGBT friendly in all the right ways. We received a note before our arrival asking for details of what we enjoyed eating, and who my partner was (note: not wife or husband or spouse). It’s all part of their “handmade hospitality” motto.
“We choose the phrase ‘Handmade Hospitality’ to describe the whole atmosphere at Maroma,” Martinez says. “And our philosophy of caring for our guests in a very individual and personal way. We want to make our Guests feel at home, a special hidden gem in the Mexican Caribbean.”
While secluded, I assure you, there’s absolutely no reason why you’d want to leave. Tulum and Cancun are each an hour away, and Playa del Carmen, a short 40 minutes.
And don’t miss the magical parrot. The staff claims the magnificent bird calls the resort home five hours a day, before flying off to seek its own adventures. And a relaxing adventure you’re sure to have, if you choose to stay at Maroma.
You can take a look at the Resort’s website here.