Friday, October 30, 2015

El Dorado Royale - Adults Only All-Inclusive Resort

El Dorado Royale is an all-inclusive adults-only luxury resort located about 35 minutes south of the Cancun airport. It shares a beach a with the adults only El Dorado Casitas and Generations Riviera Maya - a family resort. It’s part of the Karisma brand. 

What You Need to Know
Bring Bug Spray - the landscaping is lush and natural and so are the mosquitos.
The resort is large. Golf carts serve as shuttles to transport you around the resort.  Shuttles follow a set route with pick up times or you can call the concierge to request a pick up at your room. 
Reserve a Swim Up Suite - These are fantastic suites with waterways that extend from your room to the main pool and swim up bar. For added luxury, reserve a casita with an infinity pool and swim up. You’ll have a small private plunge pool and access to the waterway that leads to the pool.
The vibe is fun and elegant. People tend to dress up in the evenings and the restaurants have dress codes.
Wifi is available through the Karisma App or you can upgrade to faster service for a fee.

The Beach
The beach has an “artificial reef” - this is really blocks of concrete just off shore to break the waves.  Some people may describe them as ugly. 

The beach has some seaweed.  Cabanas are available on the beach first come, first service. Umbrellas with lounge chairs are also available. Bar service and light snacks are available.

Three pools are available at the El Dorado Royale plus a smaller pool in the Premium section.  The quiet pool is located behind Tucanes bar. Lounge chairs, umbrellas, and cabanas are available on a first come, first serve basis. Bar service and light snacks are available.
Don’t Miss: The Salt Water Pool right in the ocean.  

Restaurants do not require reservations at most of the restaurants unless you are visiting restaurants in the Casitas or at Generations.  The food is gourmet and restaurants feature Mediterranean, Pacific Rim, Caribbean, Italian, Mexican,  and American cuisine. Don’t worry - there’s pizza.
The restaurants have a dress code:
Breakfast and Lunch
Short, t-shirts, and flip flops are permitted, but sun dresses, elegant sandals, and skirts are recommended for the ladies. Long pants, formal shorts, polo shirts, sleeved t-shirts, sandals or tennis shoes are recommended for the men.
For the ladies, dresses, skirts, long pants, shoes, capri pants and elegant sandals.
For the men, long pants, collared shirts, casual shoes or dress sandals, and formal Bermuda shorts.
Food allergies - I met with the Executive Chef on the property during my visit. The property has a strong program for food allergies. You will meet with the Executive Chef or Sous Chef upon arrival to discuss your options.  When you go to a restaurant and give your room number, a notice will pop up indicating your allergy so the Captain the Chef are aware and can make sure your meals are safe.
Room Services is available 24 hours

Don’t Miss:  A meal in the Culinary Theater. 
Activities and Night Life
The resort hosts events each day including tequila tastings, rifle shooting, pool volleyball, and yoga.
Each night the resort offers a show in the main theater. The Martini Bar in the lobby offers special theme nights. I participated in the Chocolate night with special chocolate cocktails, desserts and appetizers. 

Three of the bars are open until 2:00 am.
Don't Miss: The Tour of the Green House

The steam rooms and saunas are available for guests to use. The hydrotherapy pools have an additional charge. When I visiting in October 2015, the price was about US$25. The Spa offers a wide range of treatments including couples massages in 2 story cabanas on the beach.
This resort has an exclusive floor dedicated to brides in the Casitas Spa. A hair salon can do hair and makeup for up to 10 people at the same time plus a private bridal suite where the bride can have a massage, facial or do her hair and makeup. 

Overall, this a great, large property for couples or family and friends groups. The rooms have the option for double beds which is nice for girls’ or guys’ weekends. People who would enjoy the property like to dress up a little for dinner, enjoy gourmet food, and don’t require a pristine, white sand beach. I strongly recommend you reserve a swim up suite. Once you get there, I really think you would regret just getting a regular junior suite. 

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