The Riviera Maya area of Mexico is filled with all-inclusive resorts to fit any style and budget. Just a quick flight from US gateways, it is one of the most popular destinations for families, couples and groups to vacation with resort options in all price points. We recently had the chance to spend 4 nights at Secrets Maroma Beach Resort, a luxury adults-only resort, and we can’t wait to go back.
Secrets Maroma Beach is an adults-only, all-inclusive resort approx. 35 mins from the airport sent on the award-winning, sugar-white Maroma Beach near Playa del Carmen. Our AmStar private transfer went smoothly and after a scenic ride we arrived at the impressive sleek main lobby before enjoying a welcome drink. There was a pleasant aroma throughout the lobby area designed to enhance relaxation from the moment you arrive. Within a few minutes, we were taken via golf cart to the Preferred Club Lounge for our private check-in. The staff was efficient, warm and very friendly. We really got the sense throughout our stay that they enjoyed working at the resort and took pride in giving their guests a great vacation experience. You don’t always find that! The staff also took the COVID health and safety protocols to heart and we felt comfortable in and around the resort.
We stayed in a Preferred Club Junior Suite Swim-Up Room. These suites are on the first floor and we were not far from the Preferred Club Lounge. Our Building Concierge showed us to our room and we were instantly impressed. The rooms are HUGE! All the rooms, not just the higher categories. We had a large bathroom with a soaking tub and a King bed with a separate sitting area. Our sliders lead to our furnished terrace leading out to the semi-private swim-up pool. We loved having this feature! There is an unspoken rule that you stay in front of your suite so we had no privacy issues. We were close enough to the main pool that we could hear the music and even had pool waiters offer to bring us drinks to our pool! We had visitors each day too – they were cute but we kept our distance!
One of the things I love about Secrets Resorts is the dining. They had a great variety of options to pick from and no dinner reservations are required – yay! We never waited more than a couple minutes for a table. The food was fresh, tasty and presented very well. We didn’t have a bad meal even at the COVID-Safe World Cafe buffet. The ice cream station is not to be missed!
One of the most interesting parts of our time at the resort was meeting with their Weddings Team. Within a few minutes I could sense the dedication and passion that is poured into each event to ensure their wedding couples have the best day of their lives! They have STUNNING locations too! If your vision is to get married or renew your vows on a sugar white beach overlooking the blue sea, you need to check out this resort. They have a great beach reception area which is off to the side and away from other resorts giving you more privacy. There are options for gazebos and pool areas and they have current on-trend decor styles available to customize your day.
All in all, we had a relaxing long weekend on our first vacation out of the country post-COVID. We are looking forward to another stay with Secrets Resorts soon!
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