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El Dorado Royale a Gourmet Inclusive Resort by Karisma

Mexico - Riviera Maya

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3 Nights with Air from $689 All-Inclusive
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4.6 out of 5
"We have been to a lot of all inclusive resorts before, but this is resort blows them all away. The food is totally amazing, you won't find a buffet here: 3 meals a day, gourmet, 3-4 courses, on top of ..." – Emerenda
192 out of 214 (90%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Our room Main Pool Villa living. Beautiful Beach Day! View from the pool of our casita view from an umbrella above the beach Our happy place! Anniversary surprise! From the balcony Ocean swings ... so fun! Infinity Pool Casita Sunrise near smoothie bar View from JoJos Pier for sunrise yoga Don’t know why this is upside down. Notice the concrete offshore. It’s like that the entire length of the beach. Jealous? Love the Swim up Bar! La Isla Pool Thank you:) View near lobby Beach
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August 6, 2019
Great Service

The service was top notch! The food was delicious! The room was ok... the beach was terrible so if you are looking for that crystal clear no seaweed no rock beach don’t come here! If you are looking for a relaxing place with very respectful workers and good food (just make sure you make reservations for all of them even though they said you don’t have to if not you’ll wait 45 minutes) then this is a great place. It was our 25 anniversary and I requested an upgrade via cheap carribeen and through multiple emails directly to El Dorado but when I got there they acted like they didn’t know anything about it and said they were sold out which was not true as it was very quiet and not many people out and about during our stay. We went on one tour but book upfront because through hotel eats up your time and more expensive... we booked through amstar but they are only there in the morning and we missed them several times so the good tours were already booked. We used all nature tour and Aaron our guide was amazing as he took us to the Mayan village, swimming in the beautiful cenote, zip lining, kayaking, and then to Coba! My biggest issue was if you didn’t pay a lot or a member to get a shaded beach bed you barely could find a chair on the beach and if you did they were very uncomfortable with little shade. The beach and outside equipment needs a face lift for me to return!!!

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From: Texas
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

July 28, 2019
Wonderful 35th Wedding Anniversary

This is the best resort outside of Cancun. We have stayed at many over the years but El Dorado is exceptional. The staff was always friendly and went out of their way on a daily basis. The food is excellent and the candlelight beach dinner was fantastic! Drinks were excellent, varied and not watered down. The room was large and comfortable and the swim out pool perfect and relaxing. Shout out to Alberto our beach butler and Jonas our Concierge..they made the trip!! Will definitely be back! P.s. The only reason the beach did not get 5 stars was we were not on much because of the seaweed. Not the resorts fault and they worked around the clock improving areas but just needed to be honest. Did not affect our overall vacation at all.

Thank you:) Our happy place!
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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Dallas, Texas
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

July 26, 2019
Lovely vacation

A return trip for us. Upgraded to a casita. Totally worth it. Staff is wonderful. Friendly, accommodating, and intuitive. Food wasn’t quite as good as I remember, but still better than most places. Wish there had been a lunch buffet. Just easier and sometimes nice to get out of the sun. Grounds are beautiful. Wish there had been a separate review for pools vs beach. Pools are 11/10. The best around. Beach is 1/10. Tons of seaweed (not their fault) but huge sand dunes and concrete blocks that make swimming impossible and a poor view, which is a shame. We do love it here. A great vacation.

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From: Wisconsin
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

June 17, 2019
Not to visit again

I am n my 70s and have never written a review till now. The property itself is very large and very beautiful. After that forget it. Beach full of seaweed for 1st 6 days ( not their fault) but beach not great as large homemade stones are all the way across beach front eliminating a nice view. Many nice bars but worst margaritas I have ever had as they use a mix which is worst than we can get n the states. When I go to Mexico I want a real margarita. Management has no direction, we are told reservations are 2 b made for 2 of restaurants, others are first come. 2sd night we went 2 Mexican restaurant & told we need reservations ??. Next day we go 2 concierge & make reservations. We show up on time & they say we don’t have reservations, manager says forget it, we then go 2 another place & they closed for private party, calendar says they should b open , go 2 next place 2 hour wait. Food at all places r bland, at one place meat so tough we could not chew it. They have tons of pools & beach front but we were told there was only one place we could get a towel (what). I could go on but not worth the effort.. I think u know our feelings. Not returning

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From: Saint Louis missouri
Age: Over 65
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

Room Information

El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort by Karisma features 681 luxuriously decorated suites. Rooms come equipped with an indoor Jacuzzi, air conditioning, safety deposit box, cable TV, amenity kit, terrace and a minibar with beer, water, soft drinks refilled once a day.

Room Details

Luxury Junior Suite
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Swim Up Junior Suite
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

The resorts boasts a 76,000 sq ft state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse so most of the dishes are created with fresh, local and sustainable products.


What We'd Change

The grounds of this resort are beautiful but expansive, so pack your comfy shoes or sneakers (you'll need 'em on the tennis court, anyway) for your strolls around this gorgeous property.


Why You Should Go

Riviera Maya is one of the most beautiful spots in Cancun - white sands, bright blue water and lots of sunshine.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Beach
  • Business Center ($)
  • Concierge Services
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Dive Shop
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Shuttle Service
  • Fishing
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Wedding Services
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Parking
  • Archery
  • Soccer
  • Dance Classes
  • Water Polo
  • Ping Pong
  • Scuba Lessons
  • Darts
  • Bocce Ball
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Shopping
  • 10 Restaurants
  • Audio-Visual Equipment ($)
  • Yoga
  • Beach Towels
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • 15 Bars/Lounges
  • Business Services ($)
  • Pillow Menu
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Tour Desk
  • Banquet Facilities ($)

Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Dining
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Helicopter/Airplane Rides
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Marina
  • Mayan Ruins
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Nightlife
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scooter/Moped Rental
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Water-Skiing
  • Windsurfing

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Here you will find an abundance of possibilities, something for every person of any age, for every type of vacation, for every budget and every activity.

El Dorado Royale a Gourmet Inclusive Resort by Karisma

Carretera Puerto Morelos-Paya del Carmen, Fracc IV Lote 15, Fracc III

+52 998 872 8030

Hotel Description

El Dorado Royale a Gourmet Inclusive Resort, by Karisma: All-Inclusive Heaven

Ignite a new flame or rekindle your romance along the sugary shores of Playa del Carmen at El Dorado Royale, a Gourmet Inclusive Resort by Karisma. Voted one of Conde Nast Traveler Readers' "Top 100 Hotels in the World," this adult-only retreat offers a gourmet all-inclusive plan that pampers your palate while you swim in AAA Four Diamond luxury.

Stroll hand in hand with your sweetheart along the resort's secluded sands or get the wedding party together for a swim in the resort's natural, saltwater pool. Looking to achieve the perfect bronze for your wedding? Surrender to the sizzling Mexican sun on a lounger or slide into one of the resort's 12 freshwater pools and make your way to a swim-up bar for a cocktail... and since there are 11 in-pool bars, chances are you won't have to float very far.

Eight gourmet restaurants and snack bars tempt your taste buds with selections like the lobster lasagna from five-star D'Italia, fondue with a view from La Fondue and the Pacific Rim cuisine of Kampai. For a unique show with your meal, head to Fuentes-Culinary Theatre, where flat-screens give guests an inside view of the work of Michelin-trained chefs. When twilight beckons, grab your honeymoon-heartthrob and nestle into a swinging chair with a drink for live music at Las Guacamayas, or sip premium martinis at the stylish Martini Bar. If you're looking for more, there's always a 20-minute cab ride to the heart of Cancun's nightlife.

Before tying the knot at the resort's stunning, beachfront wedding chapel, do away with any pre-vow jitters with a body scrub and a beachfront sky massage in a palapa overlooking the Caribbean. While you're there, take a lesson from the pros, who'll teach you how to give your spouse-to-be a massage when you get back to your Infinity Pool Swim-up Casita Suite. The suite has a private plunge pool that leads to the lazy river, a jetted tub and exclusive perks; we wouldn't blame you if you never left your room. But when you do, be assured paradise is waiting.

This hotel is All-Inclusive
Features include:

  • All meals and snacks a la carte
  • Unlimited local alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • 24-hour room service food and drink
  • Taxes and gratuities for all plan inclusions


This hotel includes unlimited food and drink, but some dining restrictions may apply. Please check with the front desk for details.

Cocotal Restaurant
Hours: Continental Breakfast - daily, 6:30am-7am; Breakfast - daily, 7am-11am; Dinner - daily, 5:30pm-10pm
Description: Cocotal serves a continental breakfast and an international a la carte breakfast, as well as a gourmet dinner. Chef's menu is available.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and collared shirts.

Contemporary Italian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Five-star gourmet service, featuring new takes on some all-time favorites, like the lobster lasagna.
Dress code:
Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and collared shirts.

Type: Pacific Rim
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-11am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-3:30pm; Dinner - daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Thai-inspired, oceanfront restaurant serving cuisine from India, Vietnam, China and Japan.
Dress code:
Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and collared shirts.

La Isla
Type: International
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-11:30am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-3:30pm; Dinner - daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Open-air palapa serving a la carte, international cuisine with a focus on Mediterranean cuisine at dinner. .
Dress code:
Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and collared shirts.

Jo Jo's Seaside Grill
Type: Caribbean
Hours: Daily, 11am-10pm
Description: Open-air, seaside grill serving Caribbean favorites, from authentic ceviche to traditional fish and chips.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and collared shirts.

Fuentes - Culinary Theatre
Type: Mexican
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-11am; Dinner - daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Come and enjoy one of the world's most avant-garde concepts in culinary entertainment. Open kitchen with full cooking show of iron chef level. Our Creative Chef, will take you on a journey filled with exquisite aromas, colors, textures, contrasts and flavors, and the finest selection of ingredients from our greenhouse. The Sommelier, guides you through the magic behind the subtle art of pairing to make this epicurean journey an absolutely memorable Gourmet Inclusive® Experience.
Dress code:
Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and collared shirts.

D'Italia Casitas
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Serving authentic Italian cuisine in a luxury beachfront setting.
Dress code:
Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and collared shirts.

Rincon Mexicano
Type: Mexican
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-11am; Lunch - daily, noon-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Serves delicious and authentic Mexican delicacies in a relaxed atmosphere overlooking the gardens.

La Cabana Pizzeria
Type: Snacks
Hours: Daily, noon-5pm
Description: Serves pizzas, burgers and gourmet snacks.

Las Olas
Type: Snacks
Hours: Daily, noon-4pm
Description: Serves fresh salads and sandwiches.

All hours are subject to change.


Martinis Lobby Bar
Sip martinis at the sophisticated-chic Martini Bar, which offers a variety of premium vodkas from around the world. Daily, noon-2am.

Las Guacamayas
Relax on one of the swinging chairs while savoring a cold drink. Choose between a variety of beverages (cold Mexican beers, cheladas, exotic cocktails and aged tequila and more) while enjoying live music. Daily, 5pm-2am.

Health Bar
Serving fresh fruit, juices, smoothies and sandwiches. Daily, 8am-4pm.

Beach Bar
Daily, 9am-2am.

Bellinis Bar
Daily, 6pm-10pm.

Swim-up Bars
Daily, 9am-5pm

  • La Isla
  • Las Fuentes
  • Pericos
  • Papagayos
  • Pelicanos
  • Colibri
  • Quetzal
  • Faisanes
  • Albatros
  • Gaviotas Seashore Bar
  • Tucanes


Located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, facing the beautiful Mexican Caribbean, El Dorado Royale has more than one mile of unspoiled Punta Brava Beach for guests. Beach butlers offers guests everything they need from drinks to magazines to picnic baskets.


El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort features 12 pools, one of which is a natural saltwater pool. A lazy river meanders throughout the resort. The pools include 11 swim-up bars. Pool butlers provide everything from tanning lotion to drinks to picnic baskets.



  • Kayaking
  • Pool volleyball
  • Snorkeling
  • Water aerobics

Available for an additional charge:

  • Wave runners
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba diving trips
  • Deep-sea fishing


  • Air rifle shooting
  • Archery
  • Bike tour
  • Latin dance lessons
  • Tennis
  • Yoga classes


The El Dorado Royale Spa Resort offers Wi-Fi access in both public areas and guest rooms for an additional charge.


Spa Royale is a full-service spa, which is available to guests for an additional fee. The spa offers a wide range of options for individuals and couples. The signature Beachfront Sky Massage is the ultimate for couples. Full beauty salon services are also available. Daily, 7am-9pm.


If you've been dreaming to tie the knot in paradise, Karisma's "Always and Forever" wedding package is a great way to say "I do" in bliss. Package includes ceremony decor, services, reception, personal wedding planner and more. Please contact the resort directly for more information.

The resort is perfect for a honeymoon, with its beach beds, private open-air showers, candlelight dinners on the beach, gourmet restaurants and couples' massages. Contact the resort directly for more information.


El Dorado Royale is located 16 miles or approximately 20 minutes from Cancun International Airport (CUN).

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports and loud music.

Environmental Levy Fee
The Municipalidad of Solidaridad in the Rivera Maya is one of the most beautiful places in the Mexican Caribbean. Tourism has been instrumental in driving the economic and social development of the region. In an effort to continue to preserve, conserve and beautify the destination, the Municipality of Solidaridad has implemented a small environmental levy on visitors effective September 1, 2017. Hotels will collect 20 Mexican pesos per room per day on check out; the proceeds will be deposited in an environmental trust to fund local projects. The Municipalidad of Solidaridad thanks you for your understanding and support of this worthwhile endeavor. Thank you and enjoy your visit.

All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.

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