Located about 12 miles north of Playa del Carmen, the Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa's accommodations feature an open-air design and come with handcrafted wood furniture, canopied beds and private terraces or patios. Outside of the rooms, guests will find plenty of high-end facilities, including three palm tree-lined swimming pools, two tennis courts and a rooftop observation tower that offers views of Riviera Maya.
For added relaxation, book an appointment at the Kinan Spa, where all the massage beds face east to reflect new beginnings. After a day at the spa, lounge on the resort's powdery sands. And when you feel hungry, dine at one of Belmond Maroma's three restaurants: Snag a table at El Restaurante for crispy duck tacos and lobster enchiladas, Freddy's Tequila and Ceviche Bar for inventive sushi and sashimi creations, or El Sol Tapas & Restaurant for Mediterranean-style cuisine with a Mexican twist. The flavorful cuisine is top-notch.
Another point of praise: The friendly and genuine hotel staff. The staff greeting guests by name, made their stay especially memorable.