This property sits next to the El Dorado Royale and Generations. It is nestled in the romantic setting of the coastline and the palms and beautiful gardens and pools surround it. This property shares the wonderful culinary experiences that I highlighted in the last blog for the El Dorado Royal as well. The outstanding accommodations at this resort are the shining stars here. The casitas give clients a very authentic and exclusive hideaway from the rest of the Royale property. Guests will enjoy a higher level of luxury and personal service. This is an adults-only resort is a perfect escape for couples, wedding parties, honeymooners, and small groups that like to travel together.
These intimate Casita Suites include private pools and Aqua del Amor, which are exclusive outdoor showers right within your personal suite. Guests have a personal concierge that will make their stay complete from providing restaurant and tour reservations and helping you arrange anything you need to make your stay more memorable. From the Gourmet Inclusive Experience, the memory foam pillows, and the customized signature scents in your suites are more of the highlights you can enjoy during your stay here.
When staying at this resort you guests can enjoy all restaurants and amenities at the neighboring El Dorado Royal and Generations, however they are not able to have access to the Casitas.
This property also has the largest spa of the three properties where guests can enjoy such experiences as the Water Journey and the Mayan Spa Ritual.
Between all 3 properties they can accommodate 12 weddings each day! There are 6 Bridal Suites above the spa and the brides can choose many options with Karisma’s Memorable Moments packages.
I was able to tour this lovely property and enjoy a fabulous lunch during my visit. Based on my experience guests will not be disappointed with dining venues at this property!
In fact, guests can enjoy complimentary Tequila Tasting each day at 2:30 and a wonderful highlight of this property is their Culinary Dinner experience! This gastronomic experience is included in your stay. This 3 hour culinary journey is located in a large theater like restaurant that features an open kitchen and large video screens for guests to watch the chefs preparing the meal. The chefs interact with the guests during the meal educating and celebrating the evening meal. The meal begins around 7pm and lasts until 9:30pm. Wine pairing is not included but can be added for $55 per person. There are three different menus through each week, so guests can enjoy this many times during their stay! Nearby guests at Generations may enjoy this experience, but it is limited to adults only. This would be good date night if a family is traveling together at Generations Resort.
Generations resort, El Dorado Royal, and El Dorado Casitas are all connected on this location. Golf carts run throughout all the properties for easy transfer services.
This resort sits on the beautiful beaches in Riviera Maya. This adults only resort will allow guests to rest and recharge. This the Mexican authentic beauty of this place and the Mayan Spa rituals that guests can enjoy in the Naay Spa. Water journey ritual, ancient Naay ritual, beachfront massage, and wedding spa rituals are some of the wonderful treatment experiences that guests can book while staying here. This was one of my favorite inspections and do intend to return and enjoy personally in the future!
I personally stayed here for 3 nights last September while touring many of the other Karisma hotel properties in Mexico. This boutique hotel is incredibly inviting, and the staff are very happy to assist you in any way. Upon our arrival we are asked to sit down in the main lobby area, and they offer us a mimosa, champagne, or water while they are getting our room details ready for us. When they brought over our room keys, they asked us to look at few items that they customize our rooms with. The first was the type of pillows we liked. They had selections for us to feel and we could choose more than one type as well. Then they had a selection of handmade soaps for us to have in our showers, again 3 different options for us to each choose and lastly the type of essential oil fragrance we would like to have on our pillows at turn down. These little things made the welcome even more special and the stay was wonderful!
There are only 148 suites at this property, making it very cozy. We never had to walk far to get to anything. 6 restaurants, 4 bars, 5 pools and a spa make this boutique resort shine. They also offer a Nickelodeon experience at their Azulitos Playhouse for those with young families.
One of our favorite spots was the tequila bar, Agavero. This bar allows you to try over 30 different house infused tequilas and there are optional premium tequilas that you can try at an additional expense.
Each morning I would wonder down to the Blue restaurant and enjoy a lovely breakfast while enjoying the warm breezes coming in from the Caribbean Sea. This open-air restaurant was the perfect place to wake up with a hot coffee and warm hospitality.
Rooms at this property are wonderful and there really is not a bad place to be at this resort. I do recommend anything that has a view of the ocean but if that is not in your budget it is a very short walk to get to that gorgeous beach. The rooms are spacious and offer large bathrooms with lots and lots of closet space. The resort offers many activities on property from beach volleyball to cooking classes. Nearby guests can enjoy swimming in cenotes, deep sea fishing, shopping in nearby Playa Del Carmen, or golfing. Of course, you could also do nothing at all but enjoy the ambience of this resort and renew your soul while you relax.
Would I consider going back to stay here again, yes. I would and I would recommend it to those wanting a smaller more intimate resort with a great beach and really good food.
Our first Karisma brand we are highlighting this week is the Azul Properties! These are family friendly and offer boutique hotels with adults only areas and Nickelodeon experiences for young families at some properties! These all-inclusive experiences, they call it Gourmet Inclusive® because it far surpasses any other all-inclusive. Escape where the pampering feels limitless, the ease is everywhere, and unforgettable playtime always pops up out of the blue. Enjoy accommodations that are designed for modern luxury. Savor gourmet discoveries at every meal. And watch time seem to slow down, just so you can soak up a world of perfect Caribbean moments.
Today we will look at Azul Beach Resort Negril by Karisma. This resort is located on the famous Seven Mile beach of Negril on the west coast of Jamaica. The Gourmet Inclusive® Experience is included on this property, and it features 283 ocean view rooms and recently added 147 suites in their Premium Section. This contemporary resort with that laid-back Jamaican feel is designed to allow couples, groups, wedding parties, families and friends from all generations to re-connect while enjoying the unlimited activities and services during their stay!
There are 6 Gourmet Inclusive® restaurants and 2 Gourmet Corners that every palate will enjoy! And no reservations required anytime! On property guests can also enjoy the Vassa Spa featuring over 9400 sq. feet of Zen and rejuvenating experiences! Guests may enjoy luxurious treatment suites including their signature Kids Suite offering Perfectly Pink Spa treatments to young female visitors, a Couple Suites, a Master Suite and a Bridal Suite for that special one in a lifetime experience. Vassa Spa also feature a boutique, Beauty Salon and Hydrotherapy facilities.
We hope more Karisma properties begin to appear in Jamaica as this is a wonderful addition to the Negril area!
Leigh Ann Arnholt