Get an overview of this hotelRomantic adults-only resort on Riviera Maya beach
Popular property highlights
- Helpful staff
- Clean guestrooms
Dotted with curtained cabanas, this resort along Kantenah Beach on the Riviera Maya is a 25-minute drive south of the nightlife at Playa del Carmen and 25 minutes north of the ancient ruins at Tulum.
All meals, snacks, and beverages, plus all on-site nonmotorized water sports, and access to evening entertainment such as the Fire Show, are included in El Dorado Seaside's room rate.
All suites at this El Dorado resort offer four-poster beds draped in curtains, and feature pillowtop mattresses; balconies or terraces afford water or resort views.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!Opens in a new window
El Dorado Seaside Suites by Karisma - All Inclusive
This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).
Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.
Food and beverages
- All meals, snacks, and beverages included
- In-room minibar (all beverages included)
- Limited gourmet or à la carte dining
Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorized water sports, land activities, and use of recreational facilities and equipment are included.
- Fitness facilities
- Onsite entertainment and activities
- Onsite live performances
- Motorized water sports
- Scuba-diving certification
- Scuba-diving lessons
- Premium food items
- Premium and/or non-domestic beverages
- Bottled liquor
- Airport transfers
- Laundry/dry cleaning services
- Spa/beauty facilities and services
- Activities and services offered by independent operators
- Offsite tours
- Transportation to offsite activities
This adults-only resort is on secluded Kantenah Beach in the heart of Mexico's Riviera Maya, about midway between Playa del Carmen to the north and Tulum to the south. The pristine beaches and intimate grounds invite romance and create an enchanting atmosphere, perfect for celebrating couples or those looking for a romantic getaway.
Curtained beach beds lining the resort's sandy shores allow couples to enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the cool Caribbean waters or a peaceful evening sipping champagne under the stars.
Although all beaches in Mexico are public, access to the beach fronting this resort is usually limited to guests. One 500-meter (546-yard) stretch is rocky and separated from the resort grounds by a low rock wall, but another 1-kilometer (0.5-mile) section is white sand and swimmable. The resort's rock pier allows guests to walk out over the clear green water.
With à la carte gourmet service in all six restaurants, the resort ensures that guests do not have to wait in buffet lines. Choices include Italian, Mexican, and Asian. On Sundays, local fishers come by with fresh catches; guests choose their fish, which chefs cook up for lunch.
The menu at the spa includes lymphatic massage, grape juice hydrotherapy, and chocolate body treatments (surcharges for all spa and beauty products, services, and treatments). One treatment room is set up for couples, and massages can be done under a palapa on the beach.
Two lobby computers provide high-speed Internet access (surcharge) and staff members can help with faxes and other business services. Staff can also help arrange weddings on the beach or in a gazebo, as well as private, candle-lit dinners on the beach. Personalized concierge service is also available.
- Poolside bar
- Swim-up bar
- Spa tub
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Steam room
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Multilingual staff
- 24-hour front desk
- Number of floors - 6
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Shopping on site
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Tennis on site
- Wedding services
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Full-service spa
- Hair salon
- Free WiFi
- Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge
- Rooftop terrace
- One meeting room
- Turkish bath/Hammam
- Laundry facilities
- Total number of rooms - 192
- Free valet parking
- Picnic area
- Free self parking
- Year Built 2015
- Health club
- Number of outdoor pools - 3
- Pool umbrellas
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Number of restaurants - 6
- Number of buildings/towers - 2
- Spa services on site
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge
Free self parking, Free valet parking
- Premium TV channels
- DVD player
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Ceiling fan
- Air conditioning
- Access via exterior corridors
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Coffee/tea maker
- Free bottled water
- In-room massage available
- Shower only
- Free toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Iron/ironing board
- In-room safe
- Pillowtop mattress
- Premium bedding
- Free WiFi
- Partially open bathroom
- Daily housekeeping
- Turndown service
- Room service (24 hours)
- Cable TV service
- Flat-panel TV
Where to Eat
Smoking is not allowed in restaurants.
Vida Garden Grill Restaurant - Offers Latin fusion cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Two glass walls look out over gardens and pathways. Enjoy the colorful presentations, full of flavor and creativity along with an extensive Margarita menu. The atmosphere is beautiful and relaxing. Breakfast: 7 AM - 10.30 AM. Lunch: 12.30 PM - 2.30 PM. Dinner: 5.30 PM - 10 PM. Includes a bar.
Dress code required - Dress shorts or pants, Shirt with sleeves, dress shoes or sandals (no tennis shoes or beach sandals).
Mia Casa - Open for dinner a la carte from 5:30 PM to 10 PM. Dress code required: Dress shorts or pants, Shirt with sleeves, dress shoes or sandals (no tennis shoes or beach sandals). Enjoy both indoor, air-conditioned dining as well as al fresco seating.
Arrecifes Restaurant - Offers international gourmet cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Dress code required: Dress shorts or pants, Shirt with sleeves, dress shoes or sandals (no tennis shoes or beach sandals).
Arrecifes Swim-Up Pool Bar - Offers a variety of drinks.
La Carreta Restaurant - Features gourmet Mexican cuisine for dinner with à la carte menu items from 5:30 AM to 10 PM. Dress code: semi-formal, dress shorts or pants, shirts with sleeves, any shoes except beach sandals and tennis shoes. La Carreta Restaurant serves a variety of items such as enchiladas with cheese and sour cream, turkey breast braised in Oaxaca mole sauce with Mexican rice, and beef tenderloin tampiquena-style with seven side orders. La Carreta Restaurant is teamed with the bar, La Cantina, a tequila bar inside the restaurant that opens nightly with a selection of international brands and its popular margaritas. Dinner reservations required. Dress code: semi-formal, dress shorts or pants, shirt with sleeves, any shoes except beach sandals and tennis shoes. La Cantina is open from 5:30 PM to 10 PM.
Klay Talay Restaurant - This second-story restaurant with view of the pool and beach serves Asian dishes.
Settings are from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM. Dress code required: Dress shorts or pants, Shirt with sleeves, dress shoes or sandals (no tennis shoes or beach sandals).
Includes Klay Talay Bar for pre-dinner drinks. Dinner only. Dress code: semi-formal, dress shorts or pants, shirt with sleeves, any shoes except beach sandals and tennis shoes.
Sandwicherie - A la carte specials such as warm vegetable salads with fresh cheese, rosemary and olive oil, chapata sandwiches with rosemary-perfumed leg of lamb, mint mayonnaise and tomato confit, and seafood pizzas with squid, shrimp, and sea scalloops are served in this open-air terrace. Continental breakfast is served between 6 AM and 10 AM, and lunch is served from 11 AM to 6 PM.
Las Guacamayas Bar - Serves Mexican beers, cocktails, and aged Tequila. Features bar swings and tropical music. Located next to Los Arrecifes. Open from morning until the early morning hours.
Guacamayas Lounge - Offers drinks while guests recline on lounge cabanas and enjoy the sea view. Open from late evening.
Bar Los Cotorros - Poolside bar, outfitted with swings and open from mid-morning until late night.
Colibri Swim-Up Bar - Located next to villa 35, this pool-side bar offers a variety of drinks from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Gaviota Swim-up Bar and Lounge - This swim-up bar and lounge is located in the heart of the hotel where one can enjoy the sounds of the waterfall as well as singing birds. Open from 10 AM to 6 PM. The resort has two additional swim-up bars, Arrecifes and Colibri, both are open from mid-morning.
Room service is available 24 hours a day (some restrictions during rainy weather).
Guests can take part in a variety of activities such as: towel deco, tequila tasting, painting classes, and dance classes such as merengue, salsa, and bachata.
Lessons offered include: sailing, fishing, scuba diving, golf, and tennis lessons, all for a fee.
Sports activities offered include: beach and pool volleyball, water polo, beach soccer, tennis, golf (for a fee), windsurfing, kayaking, diving (for a fee), four-wheel-bike tour (for a fee), deep-sea fishing (for a fee), and motorized water sports (for a fee).
A la carte activities include: table games, darts, and segway rentals (for a fee).
Romantic activities include: tandem-bike rentals, horseback riding (for a fee), couples massages (for a fee), and outdoor dinner under the stars (for a fee).
Nearby Things to Do
Guests enjoy use of three freshwater swimming pools and gear for nonmotorized water sports including kayaks. The beach and pier invites long strolls. An on-site dive center can arrange snorkeling trips along with scuba-diving courses, certification, and trips (surcharges for all). A small fitness center provides treadmills, stationary bicycles, strength-training machines, and free weights. The daily activities program includes stretching sessions, bocce ball, and volleyball. Rackets and balls can be borrowed at the front desk for use on the hard-surface tennis court.
Golfers can arrange tee times at Puerto Aventuras Golf Club 9 kilometers (5.5 miles) away (surcharges for golf fees, equipment rentals, transportation).
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Golfing nearby
- Sailing nearby
- Water skiing nearby
- Windsurfing nearby
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Parasailing nearby
- Fitness classes on site
- Kayaking on site
- Scuba diving on site
- Snorkeling on site
- Volleyball on site
- Yoga classes/instruction on site
El Dorado Seaside Suites by Karisma - All Inclusive features a full-service spa. Guests can choose from a variety of massages, including Swedish, Shiatsu, and reflexology. The spa also offers deep-cleansing facials, milk baths, thermal mud massages, and exfoliating body scrubs. The spa experience is rounded out by a beauty salon that provides manicures and pedicures.
- Sauna in spa
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-out time is 11 AM
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
- Cribs (infant beds) are not available.
- Pets not allowed
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
- Resort fee
- Late check-out fee: USD 40
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We should mention
A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.
Awards & Affiliations
Complimentary Honeymoon and Anniversary Promotion
Book a minimum 3-night stay in a "Junior Suite Swim up Jacuzzi" room category starting June 15, 2011 for travel anytime and receive the following:
- Private romantic candle light dinner on the beach for the couple
- Chilled bottle of domestic sparkling wine delivered to couple's room upon arrival
- Couples half-hour massage lesson
- Tropical floral arrangement in room
- Guaranteed king-size bed
- Special in-room towel arrangement daily
- Bathrobes for use during stay