El Dorado Casitas Royale
El Dorado Casitas Royale
Location: Mexico, Cancun, Riviera Maya
Star Rating: 5
Board Levels: AI
This ultra-deluxe hotel was voted one of Condé Nast Traveller readers’ Top 100 Hotels in the World – and for good reason.
This beachfront, adults-only hotel takes luxury to new heights. It’s got 14 pools, 11 with swim-up bars. And if you’re down on the beach, butlers will bring drinks right to your lounger. Thanks to the Gourmet 24-hour All Inclusive here, you can eat in all eight à la carte restaurants as often as you like.
Suites come as standard, with extras like open-air showers, whirlpools and pillow menus. Plus, they’re fragranced by aromatherapy sprays. And if you fancy treating yourself, you can upgrade to a swim-up suite or one with an infinity plunge pool.
This hotel is a pool-lover’s haven, with 14 pools to take a dip in and 11 swim-up bars keeping you refreshed in the comfort of the pool. If you’re after a pamper session, head to the spa for a treatment or two. Come mealtimes, you’ll be spoilt for choice, with a selection of dining options, including a fresh seafood grill and a pizzeria offering gourmet pizzas and burgers.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES:
There are two hard-surface tennis courts here, and you can hire bikes to explore the place. There are lots of watersports*, too, including parasailing, snorkelling, scuba diving and wave running.
FOOD & DRINK:
The Gourmet Inclusive set-up means you can eat in all eight restaurants and the quality is exceptional. Choose from a contemporary Italian, with dishes like lobster lasagne, or order ceviche in the open-air Caribbean.
HEALTH & BEAUTY:
The huge spa* here offers a combination of traditional and alternative therapies. The chocolate therapy is sublime, and the beachfront sky massage is the ultimate in pampering.
There are regular live shows, plus the hotel has capital-city standard bars. Try Las Guacamayas, which teams swinging beach beds and tiki torches with live music and a menu of Mexican beers and aged tequilas.
The main suites are grouped together in small clusters, each of which has access to a shared pool with a swim-up bar. It means there’s a really chilled vibe to each pool area. Plus, a pool butler will bring you drinks and snacks.
You can expect air-conditioning, balcony or terrace and a king-size bed in all of these rooms. There’s suites which for a bit extra can come as a casita suite with a lounge. Or, you can opt for a suite with a private infinity pool. Swim-up suites are also available with a Jacuzzi®.
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally.