The Catalonia Playa Maroma boasts a prime setting on a world-class beach, along with eight restaurants, three bars and an impressive pool scene.
This place gets its name from the long stretch of dove-white sand on its doorstep. Punta Maroma beach carpets the coast for five miles. It’s also a 25-minute taxi ride in the other direction to Playa del Carmen.
The property is cocooned by acres of mangrove forests. And it’s been designed to blend in with its tropical setting. Hacienda-style villas with thatched-roof terraces look out over the hammock-dotted grounds.
My daughter and I stayed at Catalonia Privilege for 6 day. This is my 2nd time there and I enjoyed it as if as if it was my first.I upgraded to privilege and it is well worth the money.The rooms are better,closer to access the beach,pool and restaurants and also access to La Terrasa for breakfast and lunch with a beautiful view and it is on the beach.This great staff works hard and are always in great mood.It was a pleasure spending time on the beach with impeccable service by Enrique.He was very attentive and always welcomed us with a smile and drinks all day long.
Another employee worth mentioning is Amaury.He goes beyond standards to accommodate guests and assure that your stay is a great one.Me quito el sombrero por tan estupendo trabajo.Catalonia should be very proud of its staff and I will definitely be going back in the near future.More
Trying to make it better
We have been all over the Riviera Maya for the past 20 years; Iberostar, Silversands, Dreams Tulum, Parisio, Grand Palladium, as well as going to Punta Cana-- Zoetry and Majestic there.
This is a no-frills, get what you pay for kind of place. You have to know that going in.
I'd probably give it 3.5 stars. It's not quite 4 and it's a little better than a 3.
The beach was on of the prettiest I've been on. Never a problem getting a lounger either there or at the pool. We had pretty good service most of the time. Enrique was very attentive. We were "Priveledged" and supposed to have our own section of the beach but that is not enforced and many non-priveledged are on that section as well. The pool is nice but the way it slopes down from the sides is a kid magnet, so you kind of feel you're at a kiddie pool with all their toys laying around and kids playing along the edges. That is where the bali beds are so that was where i'd like to lounge, but sometimes it was just a little too much and i would just head to the beach.
We tried each of the restaurants, and with the exception of the tapas restaurant, the food here was probably the worst we've ever had. They really need to look into a better chef and make give the ala cartes a little more ambiance. the mexican restaurant had to be the worst--food wise and sevice. The buffet was good, but service was a little lax and we had to often ask for coffee or water.
As i said, the beach is beautiful and we liked to go down to watch the sunrise which was around 7am.. but you can't get a cup of coffee at the beach bar even tho they're there getting it ready to open! And the coffee at this resort is really, really good!!
We stayed in building 5 which is literally steps from the sand. Our room was cleaned once a day while we were on the beach.
The workout facility was sufficient. everything seemed new.
We used Canada transfers for the second time and they were very reliable and confirmed with me via email when i needed to change my pick-up time. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again.More
Just got back from 11 nights at this amazing resort, fantastic staff, rooms, service, food drinks..everything.. beach is beautiful, pool was great, staff are so friendly and welcoming. Would deffinatly recommend this hotel and would love to return. Booked great trips with Victor - Cenotes is a must do aswell as swimming with dolphins. Felipe at Totuga salad bar gave great service every lunch. Entertainer staff where fatastic - Bruno mars look a like is fab. Best all inclusive we have been.. Enjoy if you go â you will love it ïMore
We travelled as a group of 20 middle aged women. Service was efficient, fast and friendly. Grounds were impeccable. Floating walk to Lobby was out of this world. Manager of restaurants was the highlight of our trip. He paid attention to detail, making our stay memorable.More
i love this place!
My family and I stayed here for 7 days in March and loved every minute of it. Dorian, Victoria, Ferman, Marisol and Sandra were all part of what makes a wonderful experience. we cant wait to go back. The beach is all that I see when I close my eyes.More