El Dorado’s Overwater Bungalows in Riviera Maya

TRAVEL | By Alisa –

The holidays are about being with family and creating memories that last a lifetime. But sometimes, you need to get away, just the two of you, to reconnect and rejuvenate so that you can be the best for your family and loved ones.

While most of us go on vacations with our families over the holidays, I have found many clients wanting something simple and relaxing before taking on the task of planning and implementing their holiday plans. A vacation before the “vacation,” so to speak. Such a place exists for each of us, and for me, it has always been the ocean. If when you think of bungalows over the water, you may tell yourself that’s “too expensive.” Let me share a property that is only a few hours away from Houston that travelers are sure to enjoy.

Karisma’s El Dorado Maroma Resorts is offering such an experience with their very own Palafitos overwater bungalows off the coast of Riviera Maya’s Maroma Beach. At the Palafitos, each overwater bungalow offers over 800 square feet of luxurious accommodations. Each are surrounded by the tranquil turquoise waters in Travel Channels Top 10 Beaches in the World. Each bungalow offers an infinity pool, private decks and romantic outdoor showers, along with glass floors allowing guests to explore the wonderful world under the sea.

Each bungalow is appointed with a personal majordomo – or full-service butler – who will attend to guests’ every need from unpacking bags upon arrival to keeping the premium liquor cabinet stocked with snacks and favorite beverages, as well as providing you with an array of complimentary services, including personal snorkel gear and bubble bath service.

El Dorado Casitas Royale suite room view.

All guests staying over five nights can enjoy a moonlight dinner on their private deck presented by a chef.  And then, there’s the spa. The Overwater Naay Spa offers additional suites for relaxing and disconnecting while reconnecting with the one you love. With magnificent views of the sea, each service is provided with attention to detail and designed to fully integrate the sights and smells of the surroundings. Sea Moss body detoxing, Sea Mineralizing rituals, Sea Moss massages and facials all incorporate key elements of Mayan herbal practices and therapeutic treatments.

The Overwater Grill and Wine Bar offer spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea as the backdrop to an unparalleled menu of exquisite dishes. There are two glass floor dining rooms further enhancing the connection to the spirit and the sea. Guests may also experience the signature Gourmet Inclusive array of restaurants and bars.

Activities at Palafitos are also all inclusive and are a mere phone call away to reserve from kayaks and cooking classes to yoga to tequila tastings. Entertainment is also offered nightly featuring circus shows, live music and much more!

This AAA resort is on my A list of go to places for the adults only experience that offers both intimacy as well as entertainment and will keep the foodies happy from one dining experience to their next.  With it being a hop away from Houston, it’s a quick get-away that offers a chance to rejuvenate and relax without breaking your budget!