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Beach Vacations
The Best of the Best Resorts in Riviera Maya
January 13, 2016
Author: Kimberly Fidler

If you're looking for the best of the best for your Mexican vacation, look no further than the Karisma Resorts in Riviera Maya. Specializing in high-end vacations, they coined the term "gourmet included" to distinguish themselves from your typical all-inclusive resorts found throughout Mexico. The Karisma Resorts are not your run of the mill all-inclusive resorts with the never ending buffet. The Karisma Resorts offer three brands, all five star, throughout the Riviera Maya, the hottest up-and-coming destination just south of Cancun.

There are four El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels for guests ages 18 and older, one Generations Resort, which is an upscale family resort featuring one, two, and three-bedroom butler suites, and three Azul Hotels that cater to families, but are refined enough for and welcome guests of all ages.

A stay at a Karisma Resort is a foodie's dream come true with ala carte restaurants with rising star chefs serving the highest quality ingredients. The Karisma Resorts were the first brand in the Riviera Maya to offer true farm-to-table menus using their own on-property greenhouse, and of course have a number of gluten free and vegan options as well. But enough about the food, let's move on to the resorts.

Each of the resorts feature a range of luxurious accommodations, daily and nightly activity programs, full service concierge, live music and shows, non-motorized water sports, incredible pools, and so much more.

Here's a quick overview at what you can expect at each of these resorts:
Photo credit for all images: Karisma Hotels and Resorts

El Dorado Spa Resorts

El Dorado Royale - 478 suites, 5 pools, 11 restaurants, 8 bars and 2 spas

El Dorado Casitas Royale - 205 suites, 13 pools, 12 restaurants, 16 bars and 2 spas

El Dorado Maroma - 128 rooms, 3 pools, 6 restaurants, 4 bars and 1 spa - Plus, Mexico's first over the ocean suites will be opening this summer!

El Dorado Seaside Suites - 192 suites, 10 restaurants, 10 bars, 5 pools and 1 spa

Generations Riviera Maya - 144 suites, 10 pools, 16 restaurants, 11 bars and 1 spa. Plus, this hotel was recently named the #1 Resort in all of Mexico by Conde Nast.

Azul Hotels:

Azul Beach - 148 suites, 5 pools, 6 restaurants, 4 bars and 1 spa

Azul Fives - 480 suites, 5 pools, 9 restaurants, 6 bars and 1 spa

Azul Sensatori Mexico - 435 suites, 3 pools, 7 restaurants, 8 bars and 1 spa

If you'd like to experience the best vacation yet, now is the time to book your trip to the Riviera Maya. This month only, you can save up to 50%, plus get up to a $300 resort credit to use towards spa, candlelight dinner and wine when you book for travel now through December 22, 2016 at select Karisma Resorts. As an added bonus, you'll also get the following perks:



  • Round-trip free private airport transfers to Generations Riviera Maya and El Dorado Seaside Suites.
  • Kids Stay Free at Generations Riviera Maya - two children ages 13 and under with two adults at the All Suite, All Butler All Gourmet Generations Riviera Maya
  • Free Nickeledeon Character Breakfast at Azul Beach



Book the vacation of a lifetime to the Riviera Maya. You can book your vacation online or call any of our vacation experts at 855-GET-AWAY.


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