My time spent at Belmond Maroma was nothing short of magical… after I got over the lack of sleep from my red eye flight and the stormy weather when I arrived, I quickly got past these things because Belmond Maroma is an authentic Mexican oasis that makes you forget all of your worries. I was whisked away from airport by a private car sent by the hotel which included flowers, scented cold towels, bottled water beautiful music and a very friendly guide to help begin the short 30 minute drive to the hotel.
From the time I arrived to the property and was shown around the public areas and then shown to my lovely room, I felt excited to experience this unique getaway and enjoy the beautiful white sand and blue water that sat right in front of me. This is the perfect place to some spend a lazy day with your love or to enjoy with friend or on own, it simply is ideal for anyone looking to enjoy some of the world finest beaches and an afternoon siesta.
Once I caught up on some rest I was excited to be invited to a cooking demo & tequila tasting with the properties Executive Sous Chef, Senor Daniel Camacho and their esteemed Tequilla Connoisseur. This was the perfect opportunity to experience some of the most appreciated items on a menu while having the opportunity to interact and engage with the people who make the experience at the various dining venues on property so memorable. I was so fortunate to help in creating a special green mole, guacamole which included grasshoppers, Sikil Pac, Zihuatanejo Ceviche and raw sugar ice cream for dessert. It was so great learning about the five categories of Tequila and the aging process. I found myself having a new found appreciation for all the time and care that goes into cooking these thoughtful dishes and creating these unique blends. This was a highlight from my time spent here.
Other memories that stand out from my time spent at this boutique property that are set back amongst the lush jungles and mangroves, include bike riding through the area and chatting with locals, enjoying lunch on their private beachfront and time at the spa.
The Kinan Spa
It is something else, it is one of the most incredible Spas that I have been so fortunate to experience.
I learned about the stingless bees that are included here in their bee farm which they harvest bees who provide honey with strong anti-microbial and healing properties. Experiencing the healing Mayan rituals at the top destination spa in Mexico was truly memorable and left me with feeling as good as I think possible. I felt refreshed, reinvigorated and ready to seize the day and take on the world. This beautiful Spa not is only aesthetically pleasing but the therapists here are exceptional and the treatments offered are unique to this destination.
This property is understated and not over the top, but it warms you heart and makes you feel at home. It is bar none the best beach in Riviera Maya and offers an true Mexican experience for those wanting to gain a sense of place and true serenity. Add Belmond Maroma to the top of your list, it is a must experience, and I promise you will want to go back again, it will leave you breathless.