Hi everyone! I wanted to share a little bit about my home away from home, my favorite resort in Mexico. It was the first place I visited as a travel agent and to this day it is still my favorite. It is the El Dorado Casitas Royale.
While I do admit, I have many favorites, this resort holds a special place in my heart. 10 years ago, when I entered the travel world, I had never experienced an all inclusive. Boy was that a shock. I’ll never forget the feeling of being able to lock my wallet in my safe and venture into a restaurant with no money (besides a few dollars for tips). It’s a freeing sensation to not have to worry about how much you’ve spent or budgeting for each meal. It allows you to truly unwind.
What makes the Casitas so special? Well, besides being adults only and all inclusive, it’s a gourmet all inclusive resort. This means everything is fresh; they even have their own garden on-site that you can tour. I’ve never had a bad meal there and I’ve been many times. They offer a variety of dining options, including international cuisine, Italian, seafood, sushi, Mexican food, American food, pizza, and multiple gourmet corners for a quick sandwich or something off the grill. Some of the restaurants are located at the attached El Dorado Royale, which is part of the same resort but not as exclusive as the Casitas. When you’re a Casitas guest, you have access to all the dining options at the Royale, Casitas and even the next door family resort, Generations Riviera Maya.
Let’s talk about the rooms. Every casita suite is equipped with a guaranteed king sized bed, jacuzzi tub, indoor and outdoor shower and balcony or terrace. The rooms are in small buildings that house 4 total rooms, so the noise level is reduced and you’re never further than a 1 minute walk to the beach. The rooms are either garden view, swim up suites which are on the ground floor and offer direct access to a pool, private pool casitas that are on the 2nd floor offering a private infinity pool attached to your balcony, or both swim up and infinity pool which are ground floor with a small pool area and swim up access. The swim up suites merge into the main pool area in each casita section, so you can swim from your private pool access to the swim up bar and back without ever having to get out of the water for your drink! Each casita section that has a pool offers poolside waiter service, and the casita area also has beach butler service. You can lay out on one of their beach beds, read a book and order drinks from your beach butler all day long.
The beach here is quite long, but it’s broken up by natural rocky areas so you can’t walk the full mile-long beach area. The owners are very focused on maintaining the beach’s natural state so they’ve left that untouched. They even started a reef project a few years ago. The reef project was started in effort to keep the beaches from eroding. They placed massive concrete blocks in the ocean, which will eventually sink and become a man-made reef. While you can see the tops of the blocks in the water, it’s not too much of an eye sore and it’s a really awesome project. My favorite part of the beach is the beach beds on the casitas side of the resort. Some places charge for use of the beds, but as long as you’re a casita’s guest, you have access to them.
While the resort offers lots of activities from bike rides to a 5k race and cigar rolling, one of my favorite things is the Naay spa in the Casitas resort. It’s not included but is one of the best spa experiences I’ve ever had. They offer a variety of treatments, including a Temazcal, different body scrubs and an assortment of massage treatments. The therapists are amazing and offer a very relaxed massage environment, and the water circuit they have is phenomenal.
When you’re ready for an adults only vacation, please contact me so we can set you up at the wonderful resort.
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