What We Love

  • The resort 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.
  • This adults-only escape haven allows for the best romantic getaway with no kids in sight.
  • Head to the Culinary Theatre for the resort’s monthly culinary series where food and wine become the main attraction in a delectable performance. 

Things to Know

  • Maximize your vacay hours by checking pick-up times on scheduled transfers.
  • The resort is only 25 minutes south of Cancun International Airport, 15 minutes north of Playa del Carmen and 30 minutes away from golf courses and stunning natural cenotes.
  • The resort’s Gourmet Inclusive® Experience has dietary accommodations for guests with allergies or vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free diets.
Take a trip to romance along the shores of Playa del Carmen at this Gourmet Inclusive® resort. Voted one of the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ “Top 100 Hotels in the World,” El Dorado Royale offers an adults-only, all-inclusive plan that pampers your palate while you swim in AAA Four Diamond luxury.

All-inclusive means a stress-free getaway: drinks, food and activities at your resort are included in the price of your vacay! Stroll hand in hand with your significant other along the resort’s secluded sands or lounge at one of the resort’s 12 freshwater pools. Eight gourmet restaurants and snack bars tempt your taste buds with selections like the lobster lasagna at five-star D’Italia or dine with a nice view at La Fondue or Pacific Rim. 

The resort offers suites with private plunge pools that lead to the lazy river and a jetted tub. You may never want to leave your room, but if you do, be assured paradise is waiting. 

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


Riviera Maya - Beach
Cancun, Mexico (CUN) : 21 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2000
Last Renovation: 2007
Floors: 3
Total rooms and suites: 478


Resort Details


Guests can enjoy a huge variety of restaurants and bars at this resort.
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The resort provides complimentary Wi-Fi, room service and more to meet the needs of every guest.
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Water sports, bike rentals, tequila tastings and more are available.
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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Important Note: Although the hotel offers over a mile of sandy white beach, some of the area is not swimmable due to protected coral. There is a swimmable area and also a unique natural saltwater pool on property.
Advisory The Municipality of Solidaridad will be charging an Eco Tax of 30.00 Mexico Pesos (approx. $1.60 USD) per room per night. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. These funds are being used to protect, maintain and conserve the natural beauty of the destination the area and its surroundings. This fee is subject to change at any time without notice by the hotel.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
Minimum Guest Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 14497 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful El Dorado

    This is the second time that we have been to the El Dorado Royale and we loved it the second time even more. It has very beautiful grounds and really hard working and lovely staff. We stayed in a swim-up suite, which was amazing, and had such great service from our two butlers, Rudy and Israel! The a la carte restaurants, Kampaii and Italian Casitas were really wonderful and again two of the waiters, Manuelo and Sylvestre at these restaurants, were so helpful and kind. Everyone was working hard to keep things clean and sanitized, which put us at ease. We'll be back!

    Mar 30, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fantastic 5* Adults Only Holiday

    Me and my friend stayed at the El Dorado Royale Resort & Spa by Karisma for 7 nights from 15th until 22nd March. From the moment our coach transfer drove into the complex it had the wow factor. All staff were amazing from the bell boys taking our luggage to our room, to the staff that maintain the grounds which were kept immaculate and had lots of iguanas, the pool bar staff remembering our drinks and making sure we always had a drink and to the waiters and waitresses in the restaurants and the entertainment Guacamayans bar. The evening entertainment was really impressive from karaoke, Fire show to Michael Jackson tribute show. There are so many restaurants to choose from we found that spot was our favourite place to have breakfast, we had a few favourite places we liked for dinner which were Santa FE, Kampai there was an Italian restaurant in Casitas which I cannot remember the name of. Also there was an Indian restaurant in the generations resort which is the family section of this resort which was really good it is call habb (I think). There are golf buggies that you can get on to get you around the complex as it’s too big to walk all the way round. You have access to all restaurants in the El Dorado, Casitas and Generations, but you can only use the pools in the part of the complex that you are staying in. We had a fantastic time at the El Dorado Royale it was our first time visiting Mexico and it won’t be the last. We enjoyed lazing by the pool and beach during the day. We also met some really nice people from the UK, America & Canada which also made our stay very enjoyable. Whilst on holiday here the outbreak of the Corona Virus happened and each day got quieter and quieter as guests were leaving and no one arriving so we had a choice of sun loungers. They also done a foam party which was really fun and everyone joined in. We had a twin room and I would say the only negative thing with the room we had was lack of privacy to the bathroom. There is no door to the bathroom but there is a to the toilet, which is next to the hand basin, but this is a glass door with Perspex. There was a like an inch gap around the door so you can see each other on the toilet and no lock on the door. This would not stop me from returning or recommending to friends and family

    Mar 29, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fabulous 5* resort-total luxury! Adults Only!

    This is our 4th time here- we love it-we have tried different type rooms and floors and even the casitas-they are fabulous! We love the choice of 16 different kinds of restaurants and almost the same amount of bars! The staff are absolutely wonderful and always treat you like royalty!we love that it’s Adults only!

    Mar 28, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very nice

    We were there a couple of weeks ago. Lovely well kept hotel, the food was wonderful. The best I have encountered on any holiday abroad. The waiter presents you with the wine list, the cheapest wine is about 40 dollars which is ridiculous but you can have their house white or red no charge which is awful. You are made to feel guilty for refusing to pay for the wine. I felt very awkward at times. The staff seem very happy and will always try and help you. Our concierge were Reina and Jesse we found them very nice and helpful. You will be asked to go on a tour of the hotel which will take about 1.5 hours it doesn’t, it’s more like 3 hours and it is basically time share. We went to cirque du soleil which was ok we have seen it all on Britain’s got talent. We also went to Coco Bongo which was crazy but good fun and we are 68 and 71! We got home at 4.00am. Our room was ok but the light from the landing outside shone straight into our room at night which was annoying. We put a beach towel over the toilet door to block out the light which helped. Nice holiday we would go again but who knows with the corona virus!!

    Mar 27, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing hotel with wonderful staff, and top notch entertainment!

    We had a wonderful time at El Dorado Royale last week for 7 days! It is very quiet, serene, and peaceful, yet certain areas kept the party going depending on what you like to do! We had many people that helped us during our stay and helped to make our stay very memorable. Everyone we encountered had a smile on their face willing to help in whatever capacity we needed! I really enjoyed the separation of the resorts, but that you could use all of the amenities/activities depending on what you wanted to do that day. We were upgraded to the Casitas our last two nights and absolutely loved, loved it!! We started at a swim up at El Dorado Royale and that was amazing as well. One person I want to recognize is Josie from Activities staff. I mean, WOW! She is truly an amazing individual, with so much heart and caring for others. I never saw her without a smile on her face and helping others to have fun. She has so much energy, and that is so contagious to everyone she encountered. We saw her leading one of the night shows at first, and then went on the Greenhouse tour with her the day after. Very very knowledgeable in the different foods that are made, the underground water, and different animals. We saw her again that day at the pool foam party and she had as much energy as she did at 10 in the morning. Such a genuine selfless individual. I hope that the management is able to recognize her in some capacity. We were very sad to leave, and hope to be back very very soon. Christopher Earp

    Mar 24, 2020