Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa - Riviera Maya - MexicoBelmond Maroma Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya
Beachside bliss meets jungle mystery
Between 200 acres of lush landscape and the shimmering Caribbean Sea, our resort dazzles with color and life
Reclining in a hammock, serenaded by birdsong, your stay here is one at peace with nature. Don’t be alarmed to encounter an iguana resting on the lawn. From the brilliant flowers sprinkled like gems throughout the jungle to the perfect white sands and crystal clear waters, every detail feels like a tropical fairytale.
Modern Sophistication with Magical Mayan Roots
Set among verdant jungle beside a white, sandy beach, Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa is one of Mexico’s top luxury hotels. Here you can start the day with yoga and end with a session in a traditional temazcal sauna.
Spend lazy days in ocean and poolside restaurants or stroll through flower-filled gardens where parrots and butterflies perch. Explore some of Mexico’s great heritage sites, dive in mysterious underwater caves or shop till you drop in Cancun.
Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa is a hotel on Mexico’s Riviera Maya, 30 miles south of Cancún. It was built by Mexico City architect Jose Luis Moreno a specialist in designing restaurants and small hotels, and opened in 1995.
Moreno had first visited the area in 1976, when Cancún had few hotels and an airport terminal with a thatched roof. He first built a home for himself and then another which he planned to sell. In 1988 a hurricane destroyed the second house and he decided to rebuild it as a hotel.
The hotel is built from local materials, including palm, bamboo and stone quarried in Mérida (the Yucatán’s old Hispanic capital). Two- or three-storey buildings are dotted on the 25-acre beachfront portion of the 500-acre property, linked by stone walkways through the jungle.
The resort was constructed without formal blueprints as Moreno always drew his free-flowing designs in the sand. Once he had his concept, a family of local masons, with whom he had worked on other projects, came to implement his designs.
In 2002 the resort was acquired by Orient-Express Hotels, which in 2014 changed its name to Belmond Ltd. At that time the hotel was renamed Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa. The company still uses the same family of Maya masons that have been working at the resort for over four decades and have added new oceanfront spa villas, expanded the restaurant and bar, added two new pools and built Kinan Spa.
Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa General Information
Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa
Management: Belmond Ltd.
Architect: Jose Luis Moreno
Number of Rooms: 63