Totem Travel has three El Dorado and Azul Resort specialists and we’ve been to all six of these exceptional all inclusive resorts recently. As specialists we have many “extras” to offer our clients such as complimentary room upgrades, private dinners or a massage for two. We’ll help you “Enter to Win” a 3 night all inclusive vacation and can provide tips and suggestions to take advantage of all the current specials.
The El Dorado and Azul Resorts have branded themselves “Gourmet All Inclusive” resorts. Unlike many other all inclusive resorts in Mexico there are no buffets to be found, no restaurant reservations are required and most resort guests can enjoy 24 hour a day room service. The quality of food and beverage service is high and there are many luxury features such as beach beds, beach butlers, swim up pool bars, in room jacuzzis, outdoor showers and suites with private pools. There are even villas with 3 bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen and gorgeous oceanfront patio with BBQ for a larger family vacation or group of friends.
El Dorado Resorts are for adults only and with one exception, guests must be 18 or older. This makes El Dorado Royale and Casitas Royale, El Dorado Maroma and El Dorado Seaside Suites an excellent choice for a honeymoon, romantic getaway or destination wedding! Two of the El Dorado Resorts have oceanfront chapels and all offer destination weddings and free wedding packages with a minimum number of rooms.
By contrast, the Azul Resorts focus on family vacations and have exceptional kids clubs, accommodations and facilities for families with infants, young children or active teenagers.
El Dorado Royale and Casitas Royale – is an adult only all inclusive resort located in Riviera Maya, south of Cancun on the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico. The resort has been voted among the world’s top 100 hotels by readers of Conde Nast Traveler and it’s no wonder. The property is beautiful, the rooms are luxurious, the food is excellent and the service superb!
Accommodations range from a Jacuzzi Junior Suite to Presidential Casitas but every suite, regardless of category, comes with a private Jacuzzi tub, 4 poster bed and large terraces or balconies with hammocks. Swim-up suites add the luxury of stepling off your private patio into a lazy river, which meanders around the garden villas to the beachside pool and 9 swim-up bars.
The Casitas are in a separate, secluded area of the resort directly on the beach. Here you’ll find romantic extras like beach beds, reserved just for casitas guests and beach butlers offering drinks, snacks, a facial spritz, and magazines. Beachside pools surround the Casita Suites.
The casitas have high ceilings, a palapa roof, aromatherapy and pillow menus. All casita suites have oversized balconies with linen curtains for privacy and a concierge is available to bring you champagne at midnight, or a sunrise breakfast on your terrace.
The Infinity Pool Casita Suites are on the second story and have fantastic ocean views and a private plunge pool. The first-floor Infinity Pool Swim-up Casita Suites are oceanfront with a private pool that connects to the winding river and swim-up pool bars.
El Dorado Royale boasts 15 bars including a Martini Bar and 9 swim-up bars. The swim-up bars also serve snacks so you never have to leave the pool. Evening entertainment at the Royale offers variety and unusual venues like Las Guacamayas bar which has swinging bar seats from which to enjoy your favorite Karaoke performance.
Restaurants at El Dorado Royale are also unique. At Las Fuentas Restaurant you have an interactive dining experience with 5 open kitchens under a 90 foot vaulted thatched roof. The restaurant is packed with flat screen TVs featuring instructional cooking techniques from the resorts’ Michelin trained chefs.
Other restaurants at El Dorado Royale are La Cabana Pizzeria, Rincon Mexicano, Jo Jo’s Caribbean Seaside Grill, the Healthy Bar, Le Fondue and El Cocotal. 24 hour room service is available for all El Dorado Royale guests.
The resort is large but golf carts come along every few minutes to take you anywhere you’d like, bicycles are available for traversing the resort and many guests choose to walk after enjoying the gourmet food and all inclusive bars.
Destination weddings are popular in Mexico and El Dorado Royale has the perfect setting. With a minimum number of rooms the ceremony is free and you have the choice of a beach wedding or beachfront wedding chapel plus complimentary honeymoon and anniversary packages.
Call Sandi or Linda atwith your questions or to book your all inclusive vacation, honeymoon or wedding and ask about a complimentary room upgrade, private dinner or massage at El Dorado Royale and Casitas Royale!
El Dorado Seaside Suites are located about an hour south of Cancun and this is the resort to choose if you’d like to relax on a beautiful beach but have access to some of Mexico’s best natural and cultural attractions.
Nearby attractions include the natural aquarium of Xel-Ha, the Mayan ruins of Tulum and Xcaret eco park with its “swim with the dolphins” and excellent evening show. Shoppers staying at El Dorado Seaside enjoy the promity to Playa del Carmen and a short and inexpensive ferry ride to Cozumel provides additional options.
El Dorado Seaside Suites is smaller than El Dorado Royale and larger than El Dorado Maroma and is located on more than a mile long stretch of beach. The 280 Junior Suites are in 2 or 3 story buildings and all feature Jacuzzi tubs, Mexican décor, complimentary mini-bar, and a terrace or balcony. Most have a great hammock.
Room service is available 24 hours per day, so breakfast in bed, cocktails on your terrace, or champagne and chocolate covered strawberries can be an everyday reality. It’s all included!
El Dorado Resorts are known for the Gourmet Inclusive concept and El Dorado Seaside Suites is no exception. There are no buffets at an El Dorado Resort and you’ll always find a menu and personal service whether you choose a wood-burning pizza or burger at the Sandwicherie or fine Asian dining at the Klay Talay. All restaurants are non smoking and none require reservations.
The bars at El Dorado Seaside are also unique. The swim up bar Gaviota and Lounger is located in the heart of the hotel where you can enjoy birds and waterfall sounds. Las Guacamayas is the bar with swings, tropical music and exotic cocktails including 32 different varieties of Tequila. Excellent Mexican beers are on tap and the house wine is bottled especially for the El Dorado resorts by a boutique vineyard in Chile. Special occasion, candlelight dinners are available on the beach.
Accommodations range from standard Jacuzzi suites which have beautiful garden views to the Honeymoon Premium suites with their own private pool to the Presidential suites with outdoor Jacuzzis! There are also 49 swim-up Jacuzzi Jr. Suites which allow you to step from your patio into the pool.
The honeymoon premium suites are in blocks of 3. The 3 suites share a pool; each is assigned a beach bed, and each has an outdoor shower. You can even spend the night in your private beach bed and enjoy the sound of waves all night!
Presidential suites are on 1st and 2nd floor. First floor has larger pool & Oceanview Jacuzzi with private beach beds and beautiful courtyard. 2nd floor has a smaller pool with an Oceanview Jacuzzi.
There are more than 100 beach beds plus lounge chairs scattered along the beautiful mile long beach. Beach beds and chairs are 1st come 1st served. Food & drinks are served on the beach and beachfront massage packages are available through the full-service spa.
Activities include beach volleyball, salsa lessons and yoga on the beach. Non motorized water sports, such as kayaking and snorkeling are also included. Evening entertainment includes live music, dancing and shows.
Call Sandi or Linda atwith your questions or to book your all inclusive vacation, honeymoon or wedding and ask about a complimentary room upgrade, private dinner or massage at El Dorado Seaside Suites!
El Dorado Maroma – is a small resort with an intimate, romantic, ambiance and only 72 suites in total. The resort is 10 minutes from Playa del Carmen and allows guests 16 and older.
The beach at El Dorado Maroma has been designated by Discovery Channel as one of the top beaches in the world and the sand stays cool, even in the hot tropical sun. King size beach beds are plentiful and service is provided by beach butlers, so you never have to leave! A beachside gazebo is available for an oceanfront massage during the day or for a candlelight dinner in the evening.
Room categories range from beachfront suites with spectacular views of the Caribbean, to a honeymoon suite with huge terrace and great views. Two room categories have pools right outside your door – Swim-up Suites are on the ground floor, so you walk off your private patio right into the water and Infinity Pool Suites have a pool on the balcony with fantastic views. Every suite at the El Dorado Maroma has an in room Jacuzzi tub big enough for two.
Meals are prepared and served very creatively and this is a “Gourmet Inclusive” El Dorado Resort so everything is included. Restaurant choices include Italian, Oriental, Mexican and special weekly treats such as Thursday’s “choose your own fish dinner”, Wednesday’s taco bar and Friday’s BBQ.
El Dorado Maroma has a lovely beachfront wedding chapel which seats 80, but the maximum for a wedding reception at the resort is 50.
Call or email Patty, Sandi or Linda with your questions or to book your all inclusive vacation, honeymoon or wedding. Regardless of which all inclusive resort you choose, the experts at Totem Travel will answer your questions and make sure you get the best vacation experience possible for your budget. We’ve been to all the resorts and there is no extra charge for our services. So call and
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