Secrets Maroma Beach Resort was the perfect place to relax and celebrate our honeymoon. The resort is adults only which was one of the main reasons we chose it. The pictures online were stunning and we had such high expectations, but they were even better than what we imagined.
I highly recommend booking preferred club room. Once we got to the resort they took our bags and drove us in a golf cart to the preferred club lounge for a speedy check-in. Once we had our champagne and room keys they escorted us to the room where our luggage was already waiting. The concierge called shortly after we arrived and arranged everything we needed to make reservations for. He also arranged a complimentary champagne breakfast in bed on any day we wanted it.
It was very important to my husband that we got a swim out suite. It was only a little more for the swim out, but I thought it was not going to be worth it. Boy was I wrong! The resort had one very large pool, but the lounge chairs seemed to get filled quickly and a lot of people would spend their entire day by the pool. Since we had the swim out suite we never had to worry about pool space. They gave us our own pool loungers so that I could still go out and tan without having to deal with the crowd. We loved the privacy and the quite that the swim out suite allowed us.
None of the restaurants required a reservation except the hibachi. We never had to wait for a table except once and it was ten minutes tops. The food at every restaurant was delicious. My only advice is to not overindulge in the bread so that you have enough room for your meal and dessert.
The resort had a spectacular entertainment staff! Every night they had a different event for us to attend. They had a rock concert one night and we assumed it would be people either dancing or lip singing to the classic rock songs, but they had an actual live band that played everything from Whitney Houston to Guns and Roses. They hosted a fire show and dinner by the pool one night which was a site to see, and it gave us a great opportunity to meet new people. The last event we attended was a moonlight concert on the beach. The duo who performed played so many great songs and the lead singers voice was amazing. They tried to end the concert three different times, but they couldn’t since everyone on the beach was demanding encore after encore.
Last, I was very concerned about traveling outside of the resort for the excursions we had booked. Bright Travel booked our excursions with Best Day Travel, which turned out to be the best. We had already booked a full day excursion to Explor, but my husband wanted to also go see some ruins. A representative from Best Day Travel called the room our first day and we arranged a meeting for the following day. In our meeting she gave us the vouchers for our travel to Explor and for our trip back to the airport. We asked about a half-day excursion to Tulum and she was able to book that as well. The tour came complete with a tour guide and a beautiful lunch by the beach in a fishing village called Villa Pescadores. Best Day always made me feel safe and confident when we were traveling outside of the resort.
All in all it was the best vacation of our lives. Everything was so organized and well executed that my husband and I never had to worry about anything , but to show up at the front at the right time.
Bright Travel Vacations did an amazing job providing us with all of our different options and answering all of our questions since we are not experienced travelers. My husband and I plan to visit Ireland for our one-year anniversary and we wouldn’t book with anyone but Bright Travel.
-Casey & Christina