If anyone is wondering to themselves, “gee, where can I go for a lovely Apple Vacations trip to an adults only resort with outstanding service, a drop dead beautiful beach, gorgeous rooms with nearly all ocean views…AND some of the most delicious and plentiful food you will find at any resort in the Caribbean”? I have two words for you, Secrets Maroma!
I recently had the pleasure of staying 3 nights and 4 days at the lovely 4 Diamond, 6 Golden Apple resort that is nestled in the beautiful Riviera Maya, just a quick 30 minute ride from the Cancun airport. Honestly, from the moment you walk in the door, you truly feel like you are amongst old friends whose only goal is to ensure that your every need is fulfilled!
My room was an impeccable ocean view room with the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on! It was clean and stunningly decorated. Our building concierge “Pilar” walked us into the room and explained where everything was, how it worked, etc. Pilar was stationed in our building to help with any little need, question or service you could possibly think of with a smile on her face and a true desire to make sure everything about the stay was over the top! She absolutely succeeded!
I think my favorite thing about Secrets Maroma however had to be the food! In all my years of traveling with Apple Vacations I have to admit I have had some wonderful meals in many beautiful resorts. I honestly thought I had previously had the best of the best. I was wrong. From the lovely breakfasts, to the snack bars by the pool to the oh so fun Tepanyaki restaurant (what a show they put on!), to the yummy steakhouse, I thought I was in food heaven!
Then came Saturday! About lunch time about 20 chef’s in their whites all came marching out to the pool, each carrying a tray of food more appetizing then the one in front of him, it was literally a parade of food! Everyone stopped to admire this lovely sight and assumed (wrongly it would turn out), that there was to be a private event or wedding in the lovely wedding gazebo. We were all mistaken! All of these lovely people who work in the restaurants proceeded to then disperse and walk around and offer all of their lovely goodies to us!
Everyone was stunned and amazed at the sheer magnitude of food being shared. THEN, we all were even further amazed when some of them proceeded to actually get in the pool with their offers! Two actually got in a little boat and literally rowed around to those lounging in the pool! Others used a raft to present their treats! Now I really was in heaven! It was the most delightful surprise any of us had ever seen! Where else will you be so pampered that you don’t even need to leave the pool to eat? It was a first for me, but it won’t be the last; I will be returning to Secrets Maroma just as quick as I can!