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Weddings at Palafitos Overwater Bungalows | Our Honest Review

Thinking of a destination wedding at El Dorado’s Overwater Bungalows?

Well, it’s one luxurious resort that might just blow you and your guests away!

But, is it really THE perfect place for your wedding?

To help you out, I asked our wedding planners to give us the lowdown on El Dorado.

Here’s all the information they shared, including the great and the not-so-great aspects.

Trust me, you’ll definitely want to know this!

Let’s dive right in!

Forget the typical beachside experience for a moment and prepare yourself for the ultimate tropical paradise!

El Dorado Maroma’s Palafitos Overwater Bungalows are a collection of 30 super exclusive and private bungalows.

These bungalows are perched right on top of the crystal-clear waters of Maroma Beach.

palafitos overwater bungalows during sunset

We love that you can just kick back on your own private deck and catch a stunning sunset.

Plus, our couples love the luxury of taking a refreshing dip in their very own private infinity pool.

Sounds like pure bliss, doesn’t it?!

The Palafitos Overwater Bungalows share the same wedding packages as the El Dorado Maroma resort.

You’ll get to choose from 3 fantastic packages.

3 wedding packages include:

  1. Always and Forever | possibly free for you 2  
  2. Memorable Moments | $3,999 for 24 guests 
  3. Ultimate Memorable Moments | $9,999 for 24 guests 

Additional guests can be invited for $30 to $195 per person, depending on the package.

beach wedding venue at el dorado maroma

Ultimate Memorable Moments Wedding Package:

Our couples and destination wedding specialists love this package because it includes a whole lot of amenities and services!

For $9,999, you get the following:
  • Romantic ceremony location.
  • Decorated altar table.
  • Aisle runner.
  • 24 chairs with stunning char covers.
  • Designer floral arrangements.
  • Bouquet and boutonniere.
  • Personalized wedding program on signature stationary.
  • Signature welcome drink.
  • Sound system with speakers and microphone.
  • Non-denominational minister.
  • Translation of ceremony.
  • Wedding certificate.
  • Filling of all documents.
  • 3-hours 4 course private dinner reception.
  • 1 hour cocktail hour with signature bites.
  • Menu printed on signature designer stationery.
  • 2-tiered signature wedding cake
  • Memorable Moments cake table.
  • Floral table centerpiece $250 credit.
  • Wine & cheese hour with personalized menu card.
  • Wine bottles $200 credit.

And so much more!

The Palafitos Overwater Bungalows share the wedding and reception venues with the El Dorado Maroma resort.

You get to choose from 8 magnificent venues.

1. Beach Area Lima Limon

Our couples absolutely adore this beach wedding venue at the resort!

And it’s easy to see why.

The picturesque setting serves as the ultimate backdrop for a romantic celebration.

  • Ceremony – up to 150 guests
  • Cocktail – up to 120 guests
  • Reception – up to 120 guests

beach area limon at el dorado maroma

2. Nuestra Señora de los Dolores Chapel

With its intimate setting, this chapel at the resort gives a sense of tradition and sacredness to your destination wedding ceremony.

  • Ceremony – up to 120 guests

Nuestra Señora de los Dolores Chapel el dorado maroma

3. Chapel Beach Gazebo

This beautiful gazebo is perfect for intimate celebrations. 

Plus, it’ll provide a fantastic backdrop to your wedding!

  • Ceremony – up to 70 guests
  • Cocktail – up to 70 guests
  • Reception – up to 40 guests

Chapel Beach Gazebo at el dorado maroma

4. Gazebo 24

Our couples love this beachfront gazebo since it’s perfect for beautiful sunset ceremonies.

  1. Ceremony – up to 100 guests

gazebo 24 at el dorado maroma

5. Palafitos Sky Deck

Perfect if you want the beach as your backdrop but don’t want messy sand everywhere!

  1. Ceremony – up to 50 guests

Palafitos Sky Deck

6. Sky Deck Lima Limon

This sky deck can be customized as per your requirements or wedding theme.

It’s perfect to host intimate ceremonies overlooking the beach.

  1. Ceremony – up to 70 guests
  2. Cocktail – up to 50 guests

Sky Deck lima limon

7. Papitos Beach Club 

This club is perfect for hosting your pre and post wedding celebrations!

  1. Cocktail – up to 60 guests
  2. Reception – up to 40 guests 

papitos beach club el dorado maroma

8. Sky Massage Venue

This unique venue option throws traditional venues right out the window!

Get ready to be blown away by the unbelievable views that can only be found here.

  • Ceremony – up to 50 guests
  • Cocktail – up to 50 guests
  • Reception – up to 50 guests

sky massage venue at el dorado maroma

El Dorado Maroma’s Palafitos Overwater Bungalows embrace love in all its form.

They offer wedding packages for all couples, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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The Palafitos Overwater Bungalows are a set of 30 private bungalows.

Guests love the exclusivity and luxury of these overwater paradises!

These bungalows include glass bottom floors, direct ladder access to the ocean, and furnished spacious terraces.

But the things we love the most are the private infinity pools, and top-notch amenities!

palafitos overwater bungalow inside

You get to choose from 3 bungalow categories…
  1. Overwater Bungalow – 1 double bed
  2. Elite Overwater Bungalow – 1 double bed
  3. Two Bedroom Presidential Overwater Bungalow – 2 double beds

For the wedding couple, we highly recommend the Elite Overwater Bungalow!

elite overwater bungalow palafitos

Ready for the ultimate luxury experience at the Elite Overwater Bungalow?!

Spread across 600 sq. ft., this incredible bungalow features glass bottom floors, direct access to the ocean, and a private infinity pool.

You’ll also get a furnished terrace, and a romantic outdoor shower.

Located at the end of the pier, this bungalow offers unobstructed ocean views.

To top it off, you’ll even have a dedicated butler. Talk about being pampered!

Prepare to be dipped (pun intended!) in luxury at Palafitos Overwater Bungalows, where every single bungalow comes with its very own private infinity pool.

You can relax and soak in the breathtaking views for as long as you want.

palafitos overwater bungalow couple sitting in hammock in the ocean

The bungalows are surrounded by stunning waters, and come with ladder access to the ocean.

Plus the beautiful Maroma Beach is just a few steps away.

You can opt for thrilling water sports or just relax and catch up with your guests.

Get ready for a culinary adventure at El Dorado Maroma’s Palafitos Overwater Bungalows!

With 4 incredible restaurants and 4 lively bars, including 2 swim-up bars, they’ve got all your cravings covered.

You and your wedding guests will be in for a real treat!

From classic Mexican dishes to mouthwatering Peruvian cuisine, there’s something for everyone here. 

lima limon restaurant at el dorado maroma

4 restaurant options include… 

  1. Caribbean Grill | Mexican – Caribbean cuisine 
  2. Lima Limon | Peruvian cuisine
  3. Mio Cuccina Italiana | Italian cuisine
  4. Papitos Gourmet Beach Club | Mexican and Asian cuisine

swim up bar at el dorado maroma

Every day is full of fun activities at Palafitos Overwater Bungalows!

Whether you want to do yoga, go jet skiing, or take your guests on a Mezcal tasting, they have it all here!

paddleboarding near palafitos overwater bungalow

Fun activities and entertainment include…

  • Scuba diving trips
  • Deep-sea fishing
  • Spanish lessons
  • Yoga classes
  • Aqua aerobics
  • Latin dance lessons
  • Special nightly entertainment including karaoke, live music etc.
  • Fitness center
  • Spa
  • Beach and water volleyball
  • Cooking classes
  • Movie quiz
  • Mezcal tasting
  • Jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Camel safaris
  • Paddle boarding
Q. Are Palafitos Overwater Bungalows at El Dorado Maroma adults-only?

Yes, this resort is for guests above 18.

Q. How many rooms does Palafitos have?

You’ll find 30 magnificent overwater bungalows here.

Q. Which El Dorado resort has the best beach?

El Dorado Maroma and its Palafitos Overwater Bungalows are located on the gorgeous Maroma Beach.

This beach is considered to be one of the top 10 beaches in the world

Q. Is staying in an overwater bungalow worth it?

Absolutely! An overwater bungalow is a luxury vacation where you can just relax, and enjoy the privacy and the incredible views.

And if you opt for the Palafitos Overwater Bungalows in Mexico, be ready to be treated like royalty!

Q. Do overwater bungalows have toilets?

Yes, overwater bungalows do come with private toilets and bathrooms. In fact, the Palafitos Overwater Bungalows come with outdoor showers.

palafitos overwater bungalow top view

Palafitos Overwater Bungalows are straight-up mind-blowing!

If you want an unforgettable destination wedding, this place has got it all covered – jaw-dropping accommodations, mouthwatering food, picturesque wedding venues, and awesome packages.

But, you might be wondering if there’s a catch, right?

Well, I asked our wedding planners the same and here’s the scoop they shared…

palafitos overwater bungalows at sunset

Things we love: 
  1. Insanely luxurious!
  2. Couples love the glass bottom floors!
  3. Private infinity pools.
  4. One of the few overwater bungalow properties in Mexico.
  5. Super exclusive.
Things we don’t love: 
  1. Incredibly expensive.
  2. Few guests have complained about a strong smell of seaweed. 
  3. Room service is slow.
  4. Beware of bugs! Carry a bug spray. 
I liked the glass bottom floors - you can see colorful and beautiful fish swimming by… I found the private deck and the ladder leading to the ocean to be pretty cool.

palafitos overwater bungalows top view

Still unsure? 

Take a look at these 3 resorts that could be perfect for your wedding. 

  1. Secrets Impression Isla Mujeres
  2. Hotel Xcaret Arte
  3. Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Maya

Ready to plan your wedding? 

Or unsure if Palafitos Overwater Bungalows are the way to go? 

We can help!

Our team at have planned 100s of weddings across Mexico.

And we’ll hold your hand in finding the perfect resort for you.

Call us today at 877-737-0177 or contact us here for a free consultation.

Can’t wait to hear from you!

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