Sure, cozying up by a fireplace can be romantic, but then you have to bundle up to go outside. How about escaping to a romantic beach in the Riviera Maya of Mexico instead and cozying up with less clothing on at Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa?
Getting in the mood for romance is easy when you’re right on a gorgeous beach, with excellent food and wine, and you’ve got a polished staff making sure you’re happy and comfortable. Some Riviera Maya resorts are too big, too busy, or too spread out to feel intimate, but Belmond Maroma has built up a long-term reputation as an ideal spot for couples.
Romance on the Maroma Vacation Menu
Naturally this is a popular spot for destination weddings. The resort fronts a pristine stretch of sand on the Caribbean Sea and offers some of the nicest suites on this coast of Mexico for the bride and groom to choose from.
You don’t have to let the special treatment end on the day of nuptials though. Maroma is a popular honeymoon spot but it also gets a lot of couples sharing an anniversary or celebrating another special occasion.
Ask the staff to work out the details and you can set up a romantic dinner on the beach, with your own waiter bringing the food and wine. Or enjoy at tasting menu with different wines in the on-site wine cellar.
Want to take it a step further? Mexico is the birthplace of cacao, so it seems fitting to sign up for the “Aphrodisiac’s Chocolate Invigoration”
Let us take you and your partner to a place of internal heat and chocolate aromas. We begin by exfoliating the entire body with natural cocoa leaving you ready for a purely smooth chocolate immersion. Your body is massaged with the finest chocolate warmed and then gently wrapped, so you feel the heat! The treatment is completed with a massage using 100% pure chocolate and coconut crème. Our Aphrodisiac Invigoration leaves you and your partner ready to experience the magic of Kinan Spa.
If doesn’t have to stop there. Afterwards you can “indulge in an intimate moment at the cabin’s jacuzzi, enjoying glasses of champagne and strawberries covered with chocolate.”
Want to heat things up—literally? Then go for the “Temazcal of Sacred Love.”
Opt for a spiritual Mayan ceremony and reverence to love. The Temazcal sweat lodge ceremony is filled with ancient symbolism to unite the couple spiritually with the universe and Mother Nature, giving you energy.
Romantic Touches in a Luxury Resort
The warm welcome starts at check-in, when you receive a handmade local decoration made by the housekeeping staff and get a cool drink. Someone then accompanies you to your room, outfitted with luxe linens, plush beds, a terrace, and quality toiletries. Some of the suites have their own plunge pool.
Every evening at sunset, the Belmond Maroma team lights 1,000 candles around the resort. Nightly turndown service with aromatherapy sets the right mood for when you return from dinner and drinks. You can take your time getting up in the morning too: morning coffee delivery is included.
During the day, you can relax by one of the three pools, take a dip in the ocean, or visit El Mirador observation deck for a 360-degree view.
Photos courtesy of Belmond Hotels and Resorts.