Nominated for Travel & Leisure as the most luxurious All-Inclusive Resorts around the World, El Dorado Maroma’s Palafitos-Overwater Bungalows offer breathtaking ocean views and unparalleled luxurious accommodations. Palafitos-Overwater Bungalows are a cluster of 30 exclusive, private bungalows sitting right over the turquoise waters of Maroma Beach – voted by Travel Channel as one of the top 10 best beaches in the world. All suites offer a private infinity pool and an oversized deck with lounge chairs where you can delight your soul while watching the sunrise or by having a stunning sunset experience.

Each Overwater Bungalow features:
• Glass bottom floors
• A ladder that provides access to the ocean
• Our lovely outdoor showers “Aguas del Amor”
• A romantic indoor relaxing hot tub for two


Riviera Maya - Beach
Cancun, Mexico (CUN) : 29 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2004
Floors: 3
Total rooms: 30


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Hotel Advisories

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 t
Advisory Children 18 and under are not allowed.
Advisory Important Information For Our Guests: Please be aware that due to changing weather and ocean conditions, beach shapes and characteristics may vary.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In 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

5.0 430 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Soul, spirit, mind, and body refresh

    Our fourth visit to Palafitos was another beautiful, relaxing 5-star experience. Waking up to sunrises over the calm sea from our patio is an exhilarating refreshing way to start a new day. Daily we joined the yoga meditation in the yoga garden at Palafitos to continue relaxing and energizing with a gentle yoga practice and meditation guided by Fabiola. A Iguanid lizard joined one day to do a cobra stretch on the yoga matt; a Koati and young came to the tranquil gardens safety to feed on coconut during the practice on a morning. Birds sang in the trees as Fabiola played the Tibetan singing bowls for meditation and healing. Marco had healthy tea beverages ready after our yoga practice. First time this trip we participated in a kayak trip led by Mike to the cenote where there was a unique ocean environment to experience. I had a beginner’s lesson for paddle boarding from Mike. Thank you for setting this up safely. The beach at both resorts and the waters off the bungalows are clear, perfect for snorkeling and swimming. Beach walks and finding shells are soul filling. Massages and hydrotherapy at the Spa enhanced our experiences for body and mind rejuvenation. Siergo, our beach ,butler settup our cabana and chairs daily. Our other two butlers, Liz and Fernanda looked after all other details from flowers to dinner reservation & spa reservations and our transportation leaving the resort. We appreciated their suggestions on evening entertainment and loved the music and dance at the Mexican fiesta show. As usual we enjoyed the Gala dinner for Exotic members on the beach with the special menu, live music and after dinner show. The best resort restaurant that we have consistently experienced is the Palafitos Over the Water Grill Restaurant. The ambiance of restaurant setting with over the water views, harmonious interior décor and live piano or saxophone during the evening dinner services set the mood for the fine dining experience to finish off the day. The circus show during Colours dinner on the deck was spectacular. The food is superb always with a great variety. The orchid garden and other gardens on the resort are well worth enjoying as you walk through El Dorado Maroma. The gardens are continually being renewed. We will come again and again and are looking forward to our next stay at Palafitos

    May 31, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing Staff!!

    My husband and I have been traveling a long time to resorts in Mexico, and the people always make the experience worth while. The entertainment staff here was incredibly fun, engaging and personal. They treat us like best friends. We had a blast making guacamole, cocktails and dancing. Alex, their manager, obviously does a great job at keeping amazing staff around. Our top new friends are Chris, Omar, Hazael, Octavio and Rene.

    May 28, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Awesome entertainment staff and bartenders

    The entertainment crew was amazing! Chris, Omar, Hazael, and Octavio were so fun to be around and made the daily activities very entertaining. The bartenders are also amazing - Clemente and Rene make the best drinks! The shots they create are also colorful and tasty.

    May 25, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    The entertainment staff is amazing. Chris, Omar, and Octavio made everything fun. Rene and Clemente served great drinks and were super friendly. We highly recommend coming here and we will be back soon!

    May 22, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful Maroma!

    Entertainment, bar, beach and wait staff all very friendly and very attentive to our needs! Food is amazing! Have thoroughly enjoyed our time here ! Entertainment staff, Alex, Omar, Hazel, Chris, Rene, and Octavio fill the day with fun activities!

    May 22, 2023
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319