The Catalonia Playa Maroma boasts a prime setting on a world-class beach, along with seven 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.
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With Thomson Airways
- Direct flights from 7 UK airports
- Fly on the spacious new Dreamliner
- Experience quieter, jetlag-busting flights
- Enjoy complimentary drinks
- Upgrade to Premium Club for additional benefits
- UK airport lounge access for Premium Club guests
Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. 3 visits per week to an à la carte restaurant. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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This curvy number comes with a terrace dotted with loungers and palms. There's a shallow section for little ones, too.
Pajaritos buffet restaurant
This restaurant serves up an international buffet spread for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It also has a firewood pizza oven.
Set by the beach offering a seating area and ice-cold drinks.
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double room with garden view and balcony or terrace
superior privilege double room with balcony or terrace
These privilege rooms have added benefits like a welcome cocktail, an exclusive area for breakfast and a complimentary à la carte dinner at Terrace Tapas lounge and bar. You also get access to a private lounge, privileged check-in, 10% discount on treatments at the Algeria Spa*, a pillow menu and 10% discount on a lobster dinner.
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First time at Catalonia
We had a very pleasant stay at this resort. Location is great, beautiful grounds and the beach! Attentive personnel and comfortable rooms. Thank you all for this good experience ! We hope to come back next year! More
This is a wonderful resort!
We were at Catalonia Feb 1-8th and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We haven't stayed in Playa del Carmen before but it was a great location for the hotel. PROS: Firstly, the people that work there are so friendly, helpful and so hard working. Anything we asked for was met promptly, we got locked out of our safe and security was there in 10 mins and then came back to check on us 10 mins later to make sure everything was fine. Housekeeping was fantastic, everything was cleaned and restocked every day. They were always asking if we needed anything. I can't even begin to explain how CLEAN this resort is, the resort staff are constantly cleaning everything, nothing is ever dirty. The resort grounds are beautifully kept. The ocean brings in some seaweed but again, they are always removing it so it wasn't a problem. The beach is beautiful. The food in all of the restaurants was very good, something for everyone. Again, you are at a resort so set your expectations accordingly, but I thought food was fresh, LOVED all the varieties of the fresh pressed juices, all the fruits they had were amazing! We did stay in Priviledge and I think it's worth the upgrade for sure. The dynamic of people was mostly young families, 30's. Very nice mix of people, I loved it. The resort was not super busy, we never had to fight for chairs at the pool or beach, service everywhere was fantastic! DECENT WIFI in whole resort!! Everywhere you went. All in all this was a lovely resort, I would call it on the quieter side, we were never disturbed at night by loud music or people which was nice. CONS: Not many but I have to be honest that we felt, for our family the resort was a little small. We are used to much bigger resorts. The location is closer to Playa, only 20 mins but a cab cost us $54 US which was steep. Ask the price beforehand BOTTOM LINE: I would highly recommend this resort to young couples with small children because it is on the quieter side, no big fancy kids clubs just parents enjoying their little ones. This is more of a boutique resort. My next vaycay will be adult only again. Just my preference but I can't say a bad thing about this resort. And I must thank Enrique in Guest Services who helped us with several inquiries we had for excursions etc. All staff were helpful and lovelyð If you go to Playa plan to have dinner at La Parilla!ð²ð½ð. It was amazing authentic Mexican! Delicious! Muchas Gracias Catalonia and thank you Mexico for an amazing vacation. I will be back!!â¤ð¨ð¦â¤More
I was a little nervous about going here, because of the reviews that said Americans are not treated well. That was NOT our experience. We experienced some of the finest hospitality ever. We stayed as "privileged guests". Our room was very nice. We were initially on the 3rd floor. That was going to be a problem for my husband's knees. The second day we were happily transfered down to the first floor. I have an allergy to gluten. They went way out of their way to accomodate me. I ate muffins, crepes, pasta, coffee cake, and bread that were all gluten free. They gave me a paper to present each time I entered a place to eat. The service in this area was incredible. I never had to break into my emergency stash that I brought with me, and I was never sick. The pool area is nice. There are always a lot of people to interact with. The international aspect of the resort was refreshing to us. It was sometimes difficult to navigate the different languages to have conversations, but most people were willing to try. We ran into people from Italy, France, Portugal, Chile, Argentina, Poland, Russia, Romania, Canada, America, and we were treated well by everyone we encountered. The beach is nice. We kayaked, sailed the Hobie Cat, went on one local dive with the Pro Dive Mexico. Phil is an amazing dive master. One of the Hobie Cats was broken, so you had to reserve early if you wanted to use the other one. The kayaks were available unless they were out on a tour. The Crepery is the place to be for Crepes, Ice Cream, Milkshakes. We weren't impressed with Las Tapas for dinner.(But breakfast and lunch were great up there) The Mexican restaurant has a meal that is beef wrapped in a tortilla that is superb. The Buffet was fairly consistent. Good breakfast with omelets and eggs made to order at breakfast. Pasta made to order at lunch and dinner. Steaks and fish made to order at dinner. We didn't try the Italian restaurant.The steak restaurant wasn't as good as the buffet in our opinion. Cons: Seafood was generally overcooked unless it was cooked to order. Beef except for the one meal at the Mexican restaurant was dry even when cooked medium rare. Only one hobie cat makes for limited use. We wish that we could have ordered a continental breakfast at any time of the day for room service. Some of our excursions started before food was available.More
guests from Estonia 22.01-5.02.2017
Best place to stay in Mexico!!! I highly recomend. Not far away from center, There was everything you needed for a very good holiday. and luckily the hotle was not too crowdy. You could go any restaurant any time1 Food was EXCELLENT! Service also! Good decision to go to Mexico instead of Thailand. And lot of thing to go and see! Pyramides, cenotes, snorkeling, scuba diving... I will definetly come back and would stay 3 weeks!!!More
Super vacations. We loved it. Great points: - the beach!! Best Beach ever!! The hote too is great. The staff is awesome. This time of the year is good, around 28-30 degrees but no mosquitoes and a little breeze to cool down the heat! Perfect. Also alows to ride the free Hobbi-Cat (catamaran). Not-so-good points: - I think the boats and the motor bikes ride too close to the beach leaving a smoke smell and also dangerous if someone goes for a swim. Also it's sad to see such a lovely beach with some trash. Just sad. Also the swimming pool needs renovation quick. And thats it. All the bad points I can figure out are these. All the rest is perfect. Loved it =))More
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