An exclusive tour of Mexico’s first overwater bungalows

For those of you looking for the ultimate in romance and luxury travel, you no longer need to travel to Bora Bora or the Maldives to experience a holiday in overwater palafitos. El Dorado Maroma has recently opened Mexico’s first thatched roof bungalows sitting on stilts with glass pockets of crystal blue Caribbean Sea throughout. An experience for the senses, the palafitos provide a looking-glass feature where sea-life moves about their day beneath you. 

Walking into the adults-only palafitos section, you will see 30 private suites standing on stilts. The suits contain a king size bed, a Jacuzzi, an indoor shower, a large deck with access to swim in the sea below. Your balcony contains a private infinity pool and “Aguas del Amor” outdoor shower, which provides an ideal combination with the warm salt air. The colours and décor, including the thatched roofs, are derived from traditional Mayan design. 

The luxury travel experience does not end there. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your personal butler who is available to deliver cocktails, meals, and anything else that you require to make your stay first class. You will have exclusive access to customized beach beds, beach picnics and a special spa and restaurant. 

Naay Spa sits on the secluded edge of the palafitos section. Providing panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, the spa offers traditional Mayan treatments and techniques using local ingredients. The Overwater Grill & Wine Bar provides a dining experience for the senses, as you will be seated among panoramic ocean views. 


El Dorado Maroma has created an ideal setting for your honeymoon or romantic holiday. Imagine spending a week in these exquisite palafitos with your new husband or wife after the excitement of your wedding. El Dorado Maroma also offers beautiful destination wedding venues including a sky rooftop ceremony, which overlooks the palafitos.

Coral Tide is a licensed destination wedding travel agency. We have helped clients across North America plan their destination weddings in Mexico, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and more. Contact for your free initial consultation!