Palafitos Overwater Bungalows by Karisma
Gourmet cuisine and urban style play starring roles at this Riviera Maya resort.
In Spanish, “palafito” translates simply to “stilt house,” but these accommodations far exceed that definition. In fact. Karisma’s collection of romantic luxury guest accommodations on Maroma Beach aren’t just on the sand. They’ve actually been built on stilts over the turquoise water for a one-of-a-kind vantage point.
Inside these charming bungalows, guests can savor the ultimate in relaxation thanks to spectacular sunrises, views of native marine life through glass-bottom floors, personal infinity pools, indoor Jacuzzis, outdoor showers for two and direct ladder access to the ocean. An open-kitchen grill provides feasts using regional ingredients and seafood for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while private butler service is available round the clock. As if that’s not heavenly enough, the (also over-water) Náay Spa soothes bodies, minds and spirits with treatments rooted in traditional Mayan herbal remedies and featuring the antioxidant-rich sea moss harvested only on Maroma Beach.