Over The Water Luxury


Karisma Hotels & Resorts is getting set to open Latin America’s first and only Palafitos – Overwater bungalows.

Set to open at the adults-only El Dorado Maroma, a Beachfront Resort, by Karisma, in September, the Palafitos will be available for booking starting in March. And, as a thank you to dedicated travel agent partners, Sra. Dolores and Sr. Martinez, owners of El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Generations Riviera Maya by Karisma, have made the unprecedented decision for Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultants who have already sold El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Generations Resorts, by Karisma to be the exclusive sellers of the Palafitos through Sept. 1. And to top that off, Karisma is paying a 21% commission on all of bookings.

“I have been in this business a very long time and this is one of the most extraordinary acts I’ve witnessed – giving a select group of valued partners the rights to launch, promote and sell the industry’s most anticipated and innovative product,” said Armando Chomat, executive vice-president of Premier Worldwide Marketing, the exclusive worldwide representatives for Karisma Hotels & Resorts. “We hope you are as honoured and enthusiastic as we are about the opportunity to exclusively book the Palafitos – Overwater Bungalows.”

Currently under construction, the first phase of 30 elegant suites will offer breathtaking ocean views, glass-bottom floors, direct ladder access to the ocean, outdoor “Aguas del Amor” showers, private infinity pools, indoor Jacuzzis, and oversized decks with lounge chairs that look out onto the ocean horizon.

An overwater restaurant and tranquil spa will complete the exclusive experience. The Gourmet Inclusive Over Water Ocean Grill & Wine Bar will feature an open kitchen with scenic views of the Caribbean Sea for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including menu creations inspired by the ocean and a glass floor private dining room that will make for unforgettable intimate events.

Náay Spa Over the Ocean will comprise four spacious suites, delivering treatments based on traditional Mayan herbal practices and the richness of the region’s marine life, most notably highlighting the benefits of “Maroma’s Sea Moss.” Uniquely found only in the Caribbean and rich with mineral salts, Maroma’s Sea Moss boasts high antioxidant and detoxifying powers. Guests will have the option of indoor or private outdoor treatments during which they can relish in the serene azure ocean surroundings.

Chomat added, “El Dorado Maroma’s Palafitos – Overwater Bungalows are the most exquisite and unique suites in the entire region, with the ocean and renowned Maroma Beach literally at your fingertips. These are the first and only over-the-water offerings in all of Latin America, eliciting a one-of-a-kind experience for travellers seeking the ultimate luxury getaway whether it’s to celebrate a honeymoon, birthday, anniversary, or for no reason at all but to become immersed in nature and be pampered with the finest hospitality. It is an unforgettable must-visit destination.”

Special services and amenities will run the gamut from 24-hour room service, exclusive beach beds, customized beach picnics and full butler service on-demand to assist with everything from pre-arrival requests, packing and unpacking, reservations, and delivery of complimentary sunscreen, reading materials, refreshments and gourmet bites while at the pool or beach, plus so much more.

For guests seeking variety, the Gourmet Inclusive offerings at El Dorado Maroma are just a short walk across the beach, comprising three pools, six premier restaurants and four bars. Guests can also choose to partake in a broad range of resort activities from dancing, yoga and beach volleyball to cooking lessons, kayaking and bocce.

The Palafitos – Overwater Bungalows at El Dorado Maroma are now on sale, bookable only by qualifying Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultants for travel starting Sept. 1, with rates starting at US$665 per adult, per night, encompassing the Gourmet Inclusive Experience of a la carte dining, premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, full-service concierge, and 24-hour room service.