What Not to Miss at the Reimagined Belmond Maroma

Maroma, A Belmond Hotel, takes its name from a privileged location on the impossibly beautiful Punta Maroma coastline. Nestled into the beating heart of the Riviera Maya, the property is hugged by lush jungle and gazes over open Caribbean Sea. Mexican and Mayan influences weave throughout the hotel’s culinary and wellness spaces, common areas, guest experiences, and 72 rooms, suites, and villas, while innovative environmental programs and selective partnerships show the Belmond`s commitment to its role as guardian of the destination’s natural and cultural wealth. 

After a two-year closure to renovate and revamp, Belmond Maroma opened its doors once more in August 2023, unveiling reimagined interiors, brand-new waterfront suites, a nature-inspired wellness sanctuary, forward-thinking sustainability programs, and a new gastronomic age.  

Here’s our top six highlights of the reimagined Belmond Maroma, a property that channels the cultural and natural heritage of the Riviera Maya. 

Guerlain’s First Mexican Spa

Maroma Spa by Guerlain launched in November 2023 and is the first spa by the French Maison in Latin America. This sanctuary brings together holistic wellbeing experiences rooted in nature and ancient practices with the know-how of Guerlain. The concept incorporates nine jungle-view treatment rooms and signature therapies rooted in the natural elements of air, water, earth, and fire. The Melipona Bee, a species held sacred by the Maya for thousands of years, lends the power of its honey to healing treatments, while the frequency of its buzzing is channeled into sound therapies. Maroma Spa offers daily meditation, movement and yoga sessions as well as having its own apothecary where The Healing Remedies Workshop is a highlight, offering guests the chance to harvest their own herbs from a traditional `kaánché` before making natural balms and scrubs using a copper alembic.   

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Artisan-Focused Design

Renowned designer, Tara Bernerd, and her team are behind Maroma’s aesthetic rebirth. Using an exquisite eye for understated elegance, the interiors experts reimagined a luxury haven with Mexican heritage at the forefront, honoring the masterful work of local artisans. Through collaborating with craftspeople at the top of their game, the furnishings and artistry that color Belmond Maroma´s personality showcase the best of Mexican art and design, while embodying generations of tradition, dedication and pride. Look out for José Noé Suro’s hand-painted Jalisco clay tiles in the guestrooms, Eduardo Ricon´s shadow boxes displaying native botanicals, and the eco-manta staff uniforms embroidered by Concepción Orvañanos. Take a moment to observe Henequin rugs, handwoven Oaxacan textiles, timber-framed Yucatecan doors, and the shell chandeliers that were inspired by Maya jade jewelry. 

New Beachfront Bliss

Ten new one- and two-bedroom beachfront suites join Maroma’s collection of deeply relaxing accommodations, scattered across an exclusive stretch of jungle-backed sand. Some of the latest additions boast their own pools and gardens, while all rooms offer idyllic ocean views and direct access to the beach. To inject a dose of sensorial Mexican identity, the hotel called on the socially conscious brand, Collectiva Concepción, to design in-room guest kaftans hand-embroidered by female artisans in Chiapas, as well as collaborating with Mexico City-based fragrance brand Xinú to create a custom scent and bath amenities inspired by the regional Amate tree, along with the aromas of clay, incense, and lemon.   

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Responsible Travel

Maroma has taken some incredible steps on its sustainability journey, implementing impactful actions that help to manage energy usage, conserve the natural surroundings, and support their communities.  We love the hotel’s collaborations with local artisans to upcycle transparent glass bottles into blown glass amenities and conservation projects that include educating about and releasing turtle species that hatch on local beaches; an on-property sanctuary to protect and raise awareness about the endangered Melipona bee species in partnership with Fundación Selva Maya and Mayahuum; the identification and protection of endemic bird species that call Maroma’s grounds home; and a nursery that produces over two thousand endemic plants. From a culinary perspective, 90% of ingredients are sourced from Mexico, half of which come from the Yucatán Peninsula, including freshly caught seafood from the Amigos de Sian Ka’an cooperative. 

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Michelin-Star Gastronomy  

Maroma teamed up with Michelin-Star restaurateur, Curtis Stone, to launch the property’s newest signature restaurant, Woodend. The celebrated chef brings his renowned live fire technique to the beachside eatery, where the jungle and sea set a beautiful scene for gastronomic storytelling. Curtis’ philosophy on cooking embraces creating dishes with local ingredients, enhancing natural flavors over an open flame, and placing value on the practices passed down through generations – a perfect match for Maroma. Woodend’s menu takes inspiration from the farmers and fishermen whose ingredients are pillars of local dishes, paying tribute to the Yucatán Peninsula’s history, and traditions. Freshly grilled seafood, the finest meats, and plant-based delights are perfectly paired with vibrant marinades, signature sauces, and spice blends. 

Tap Into Heritage

Belmond Maroma’s curated experiences are more than just activities, they’re gateways to Mexico’s rich cultural heritage. Dive deep into culinary legacy with the Nixtamal Journey, where you’ll master the art of crafting tortillas by hand using exotic corn varieties. To explore Mexico’s native elixirs, embark on the Journey of the Agave, where the traditions of tequila, mezcal, and sotol come to life through immersive tastings and tailored experiences. And, for a transformative encounter with ancient Mayan wisdom, immerse yourself in a Temazcal Ritual by the beach, led by a Mayan shaman who channels the power of steaming volcanic stones, herbal teas, chants, and percussion to nourish the body, mind, and spirit. These experiences offer invaluable insights into the wisdom of the past that still enriches the culinary and wellness practices of today. 

Ready to Discover Belmond Maroma for Yourself?

Our Mexico travel planning experts are here to help you get started crafting your vacation! Get in touch with our team, who are ready to create a completely customized travel itinerary for, exploring the natural wonders and adventures of the Riviera Maya at your pace, all from your home-away-from-home for the week at Belmond Maroma. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a free night stay with their current ‘4th Night Free’ promotion.  Our personalized trips start at $1,800 USD per day for two travelers.