Maroma Resort & Spa - Riviera Maya, Mexico

Maroma Resort & Spa is a truly stunning paradise oasis located right on the beach along the Riviera Maya, about 45 minutes south of Cancun.  With its sugary white sand and turquoise sea just steps away, you'll relax and forget your cares immediately upon arrival.

From their simplest room to their most luxurious suites, all of the accommodations at Maroma are elegantly appointed with luxury amenities and services not generally found elsewhere - like morning coffee delivery! - and many feature gorgeous ocean views.

Maroma offers so many activities (a wide variety of land and water sports, including tennis, sport fishing, scuba diving, sailing, and swimming with dolphins, amongst many other activities) that you could only be bored if you chose to.  In fact, the resort is designed to encourage you to enjoy its many offerings, such as some of the surrounding historical mayan ruins, and to that end there are no television sets in the rooms - this is a place for relaxation and rejuvenation of the body, mind, and spirit.  Of course, whiling away the hours in your patio or balcony hammock and listening to the ocean waves is always an option too!

Even with all the physical and cultural activies that abound, the highlight of Maroma is, of course, their spa - called Kinan Spa (kinan is the mayan word for 'energy of the sun') which offers, as you might guess, unique treatments based on the ancient mayan art of healing, and they use products that are totally natural - many of which are harvested daily from the jungle that surrounds Maroma. The Spa is very light and open, so you can enjoy the sunshine and fresh ocean breezes, and features a rooftop pavillion for yoga and meditation.

In addition to an extensive menu of spa treatments, Maroma also offers a fitness center, private or group wellness classes, a daily pilates class, and a daily yoga class unlike any other I've taken - it's a combination of yoga interwoven with tai chi, pilates, and dance that makes for a very fun workout.

Maroma Resort & Spa is a place that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a beautifully tropical caribbean getaway combined with the serenity of a destination spa all wrapped into one vacation.