- 9 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
We went to Secret’s Maroma Beach in Mexico from May 11th – 18th. It was FABULOUS!!! The resort was phenomenal! We enjoyed it so much and a week was nowhere near long enough of a stay. The room was great, the view was great, the food was good, the staff was very nice and helpful. the amenities were fantastic, and the beach was gorgeous!
We decided on the preferred club (we got 7 days for about 3800 with flights from New Orleans, LA) and ended up in building 16 on the 3rd floor. The view was great but not as good as it would have been from the 4th floor (or building 26 that I heard was the best… besides the beach front buildings of course). With the preferred club package we got a free eternity honeymoon package. It included dinner on the beach (which was one of the best meals I had while I was there), free spa treatment (we opted for a 55 minute massage instead of having two different treatments – the hydro therapy circuit/pool and massage were great), breakfast in bed (basically just room service – it was fruit and rolls/breads – just ok), and a few other small things.
The food was good in my opinion (but not all fantastic) and the presentation was always very nice. It depended on the restaurant and what we ordered really. The portions were on the smaller side BUT you normally had 4 course meals (appetizer, soup/salad, entree, and dessert). I think that my surf and turf from our dinner on the beach was my favorite (they also serve this entree at the seafood restaurant, Oceana). We ate the breakfast buffet at World Cafe on most mornings and it was pretty good with LOTS to choose from. Oceana was my favorite resturant that we tried. I had fish and it was delicious! Himitsu was also very good. We made reservations for the Teppanyaki show/table. We were in a private room and there was one other couple that sat with us. The show was great (Teppanyaki is basically the same as Hibachi) and the food was good. We also tried the Italian and Mexican restaurants which were both alright. We tried the buffet on Friday night at the Fire and Ice show. It was good for the most part.
Speaking of shows… the fire and ice show was nice. The only other show we went to was the Carribean show. It was basically just dancers for an hour. I think that the shows are aimed at older people maybe…
There were plenty of daily activities to choose from but we were pretty lazy for most of our stay (other than the two days we went off the resort to do other excursions). We took the kayaking tour out to the reef. It was fun and the reef looked nice. There were no fish though swimming around the reef. Our guide said that the Lion Fish which is highly poisonous and not indigenous to the area (it’s from the Indian Ocean) has showed up in the Caribbean in the last years and is killing off other fish. They also offered dance lessons, Spanish lessons, sushi lessons (which I went to), beach volleyball and soccer, a jungle bike tour, and lots of other options.
The beach was absolutely gorgeous! We found a palapa/umbrella to sit under a few days and stared at the ocean while waiters brang us drink after drink (most of the time without even asking for another). The water is SO clear and beautiful! I’d never seen such pretty water! I am normally not the type person to hang out in the beach water but this water I didn’t mind one bit! There were never very large waves in the water…the first day we went out there were some small ones and the other days the water was very calm. There are also some very cool angel fish in the water that REALLY like to be fed. They liked meat so I brought them a hot dog and broke it up into pieces. I probably had 100 fish around me all wanting some. It was really neat and they swam all through your legs like a little dog begging for food. They also cook lunch on the beach which is convenient. If you wanted more of a selection you could also walk up to the pool area to the barefoot grill and grab a plate of lunch and take it back to your chair.
We also grabbed a daybed near the pool one day. It was very comfortable and there were sheer curtains you could let down to help block out the sun. The wait staff kept the drinks going here as well. They really spoil you at lunch time too… they gave us a menu of items to choose from and brought us our lunch.
The downside of the pool and beach is that the chairs get taken up fairly quickly. We are not really early birds so going out at 11ish made it hard to find an ideal spot. The room also did not stay as cool as we would have liked it to be. The thermostat never said it got lower than 72 in the room and we like to sleep with it fairly cold (around 70) so I was warm but not miserable at night.
Overall I would highly recommend the resort and I’d be happy to answer anyone’s questions about it too. I could have written a ton more but this is getting pretty long already …
And now for some pics