El Dorado Casitas Royale, Riviera Maya

A Review of this All-Inclusive Resort

El Dorado Casitas Royale resort in Mexico's Riviera Maya
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This boutique enclave within the all-inclusive El Dorado Royale Resort on Mexico’s Riviera Maya is a AAA Four Diamond Resort and regularly appears at the top of Conde Nast Traveler’s reader polls.

The Grounds at El Dorado Casitas Royale

Situated in a private section of the larger resort, this adult’s only playground consists of large thatched-roof casitas grouped around a series of infinity pools overlooking the ocean.

Tropical landscaping, jade-green close-clipped lawns and a certain hushed, gentrified air lend the experience the feeling of being part of condo community in an upscale neighborhood.

The Rooms at El Dorado Casitas Royale

This all-suite resort is pitched at couples, particularly of the honeymooning variety. The clean-lined, whitewashed rooms – from the entry level casita suite to the lavish presidential one-bedroom casita – are huge (from 709 square feet upwards) and packed with luxe amenities like jacuzzis and outdoor rock showers.

The Restaurants at El Dorado Casitas Royale

Guests must venture out of their private oasis to eat, as all seven of El Dorado’s restaurants are in the main resort. The fine dining Italian trattoria called D’Italia is surprisingly excellent for an all-inclusive, with attentive service, elegant surroundings and hand-made pasta dishes. If you’re after something more casual, sample Pacific Rim cuisine at Kampai, or get in the Caribbean swing at the fun JoJo’s Seaside Grill, situated beachside.

There are also numerous pools and a man-made river winding throughout the property. Many of the pools have swim-up bars, perfect for those who like to enjoy their margaritas while semi-submerged.

Recreation at El Dorado Casitas Royale

Like most all-inclusives, El Dorado Royale offers a host of experiences to keep guests entertained.

Think Spanish lessons, water polo, archery, salsa lessons and all manner of cruise ship-style diversions like “Name That Tune” and water balloon fights.

The Bottom Line

A hit with romance-seekers, particularly honeymooners, El Dorado Casitas Royale offers an exclusive, couple-oriented experience with all the convenience of an all-inclusive.

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