Palafitos, stilt houses rising above the waves. A romantic getaway in Mexico.

Sleep in a glass-floored cabin floating above the waves and watch the ocean under your feet.

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Punta Maroma, in Quintana Roo, welcomes you with calm, turquoise blue water. Soak up the chance to watch the waves ripple under your feet, while you lounge in the plush bungalows.

Palafitos is the name of these stilt structures, small houses or bungalows standing above the waves on tall piles. They usually hover over the peaceful waters, such as lakes. In this case, it is the ocean in Quintana Roo.

Take in the ocean in a glass-floored stilt house

El Dorado Spa Resorts by Karisma has created a unique option for experiencing the ocean: Palafitos Overwater Bungalows. This is a collection of 30 private, adults-only suites offering a one-of-a-kind stay in stilt houses overlooking the ocean. In these, visitors are over the waves, providing unexpected angles that recreate sounds and views that, combined with the luxurious lodgings, pamper them to the utmost.

Glass floors in several parts of the structure. Photo: Palafitos by Karisma Hotels.

In addition to personalized service, guests can round out their experience with the cuisine, enjoying delectable gourmet dishes from Bar Overwater Grill & Wine while taking in the stunning sunsets.

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For the ultimate indulgence, try Náay Spa, floating over the water. You can choose between private indoor massages or ones with ocean views, and they offer treatments using traditional Mayan herbs and practices. They incorporate local marine moss, high in antioxidants.

Services in Palafitos Overwater Bungalows

  • Glass floors
  • Private infinity pools
  • Direct access to the ocean
  • Romantic Aguas del Amor™ open-air showers
  • Interior whirlpool tubs for two
  • Spacious porches with wood chaise lounges
  • Exclusive day beds
  • 24-Hour room service
  • Personalized beach picnics
  • Daily full en-suite breakfast service

Punta Maroma

Punta Maroma lures visitors to relax in its water, and in the peaceful ambiance of its virgin beaches, considered some of Mexico’s loveliest.


What to Do in Punta Maroma Beach?

Water sports such as kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling, and swimming will let you explore the surrounding area.


How to Get to Punta Maroma?

Punta Maroma is 21.7 miles from Cancún’s international airport, and 9.3 miles from Playa del Carmen. You can take a taxi, car, or bus on road 307.