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If you’re planning a honeymoon or a Caribbean destination wedding, of course you’ve heard of Sandals. They’re “made for two people in love” and “all you need is love, everything else is included.” I’ll bet you can tick off couples you know who’ve been there and raved about Sandals. They’re raving for good reasons – we love Sandals, too!

That said, you should really meet our other close friend: El Dorado by Karisma. We really, really love them. Since they keep a low profile, we’re going to give you just 7 of the reasons we love them oh so much!

These resorts are already perfectly paired for romance, with intimate settings and luxurious amenities that include award winning service, world-class spas, romantic rooms and Gourmet Inclusive® cuisine. They are just adding to the award winning recipe an all-new Romance Experience Menu and the personal service of a resident Romance Maître D’s who will help you plan the perfect romantic getaway, uniquely designed for your love story.

1: The Gourmet Inclusive Experience

The Karisma Gourmet Inclusive Experience is an unmatched level of luxury – going far beyond your typical all inclusive experience.

The Gourmet Inclusive® Experience is a statement of ingenuity, innovation, and pure creative passion. It’s a promise of cuisine crafted to perfection, premium libations handpicked from around the world, service above and beyond the description of attentive, and activities inviting you to explore the beauty of the Riviera Maya. It’s an acknowledgement that every guest has a unique taste, an individual perspective, a specific desire of how their perfect getaway should be defined.

2: Out Of This World Accommodations

Surround yourself, completely, in the beauty of Maroma Beach. Mexico has never seen accommodations quite like Palafitos. Designed from the ground up, these overwater bungalows give you a glimpse into a beautiful sea. Located off the shore of the white sand, award-winning Maroma Beach, you’ll never find a better view of the Caribbean.
As if the stunning views weren’t enough, these suites offer unmatched amenities and service. Lounge on your own ultra-exclusive beach beds, enjoy 24-hour gourmet room service, or call on your own personal butler to attend to all of your needs. Every aspect of your stay is customized for you, from any pre-arrival requests you may have to the hand delivery of beverages and gourmet bites at the pool. This is the new look of luxury.

3: They Kick Ocean Front Up A Notch

This right here? This is the entry level room at El Dorado Seaside Suites. Seriously. An oceanfront room with infinity pool access and a private jacuzzi is a basic room here. Crazy!

4: The Crazy Awesome Nåay Spa

Rekindle your senses.

As soon as you step into the Náay Spa at El Dorado, you’re surrounded by pure Zen.

The entire Náay Spa is built on the balance of the elements according to the Mayan principles of Fire, Earth, Water and Wind. These four elements when properly aligned lead to an experience that melts away stress.

5: The Crazy Awesome Resort Staff

The El Dorado staff isn’t just great – they are crazy awesome.
Front and center is Ricardo, who is our personal liaison to Karisma. We wind up on the phone with him at least once a week and he has a habit of showing up at the resorts to greet our clients. He is hilarious.
In the back center is Kristina – she’s our resident Karisma Queen Assistant who will arrange anything you want pre-planned, usually taken a little bit over the top because she’s just like that.
This team has your back!

6: Did Someone Say Freebies?

Almost every resort has a honeymoon package… but these guys? They kick that up a notch, too!
Here is everything they give you free to celebrate your honeymoon:
  • The Personal Service of their Romance Maître D
  • Private gourmet four course candlelit dinner on the beach
  • Romantically decorated suite with rose petals and aroma therapy following private dinner
  • Chef’s special gourmet breakfast in bed morning after dinner
  • Beachfront sky massage 2 for 1 offer
  • Chilled bottle of champagne delivered to room upon arrival
  • 15% discount on spa services
  • Fresh tropical floral arrangement in room
  • One night anniversary return stay voucher

But wait, there’s more!

Because they love us as much as we love them, they have designated us as a Gourmet Inclusive Honeymoon agency. What does this mean for you? Well, you don’t get that 2 for 1 beachfront offer listed above… sorry about that! Instead, you get a totally free beachfront massage for two. Does that work for you?

7: Couples Love Them Like We Do.

We determine which resorts we recommend based on a number of factors, as objectively as possible, to give you more than just a TripAdvisor background. But because real experiences do matter, hear from just two couples we’ve recently sent down to Mexico who stayed at an El Dorado Resort:

This was the PERFECT resort for our honeymoon – from the minute we arrived, the service was incredible. The views from the room were wild. The food is amazing. Basically, what I’m saying is: holy crap this place is AWESOME.

Lyndsay & Brian

El Dorado Seaside Suites

You know how resorts always have these excellent photos on their website, but it looks nothing like that when you get there? This is not one of those places! The resort is gorgeous… and now, I want to live in a Casita.

Jenn & Matt

El Dorado Casitas Royale

The Best Part? Incredible Value.

Looks expensive, huh?

You’ll be pleasantly surprised.