The Registry Collection® Adds Latin America’s Only Overwater Bungalows to Network through Latest Affiliation with Karisma Hotels & Resorts

The Registry Collection®, the world’s largest luxury exchange program, recently welcomed Palafitos – Overwater Bungalows  in Mexico’s Riviera Maya to its network. The bungalows, which are the first of its kind in Latin America, will open in September of 2016 at the award winning adults-only El Dorado Maroma, a Beachfront Resort by Karisma.

The Registry Collection aims to provide extraordinary and exclusive experiences for its members. With the affiliation of the new Palafitos – Overwater Bungalows, members can have unparalleled experiences in an ideal vacation destination surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Palafitos – Overwater Bungalows comprises 30 elegant suites with spectacular views, glass bottom floors and private infinity pools, as well as beautiful and well-appointed accommodations where guests and members will enjoy awe-inspiring sunrises and sunsets. Each bungalow has individual ladders leading right to the ocean, making each unit feel like a private island unto itself. Indoor jacuzzis and outdoor showers complete the experience.

The resort’s Overwater Grill & Wine Bar offers succulent gourmet cuisine surrounded by views of the ocean, which are the hallmarks of the brand’s Gourmet Inclusive® dining experience. Travelers will also enjoy a range of special services to make their getaways exceptional, including 24-hour room service, exclusive beach beds, customized beach picnics, in-bungalow daily breakfasts, pre-dinner drinks and gourmet bites, and more.

“El Dorado Maroma’s Palafitos – Overwater Bungalows are the most exquisite and unique suites in the entire region, with the ocean and renowned Maroma Beach literally at your fingertips,” said Armando Chomat, executive vice president of Premier Worldwide Marketing, the exclusive worldwide representatives for Karisma Hotels & Resorts. “These are the first and only over-the-water offerings in all of Latin America, eliciting a one-of-a-kind experience for travelers seeking the ultimate luxury getaway whether it’s to celebrate a honeymoon, birthday, anniversary, or for no reason at all but to become immersed in nature and be pampered with the finest hospitality. It is an unforgettable must-visit destination.”

During their stay, The Registry Collection members can relax at the Náay Spa Over the Ocean. Surrounded by water, the spa offers special treatments designed using traditional Mayan herbal practices and inspired by the richness of the region´s marine life. This includes access to natural herbal remedies like L-Theanine, Kratom, 5-HTP, and Cordyceps to help resort members unwind and relax during their stay.

“It is a great honor for us to welcome El Dorado Maroma’s Palafitos – Overwater Bungalows to The Registry Collection exchange program,” said Ricardo Montaudon, president of RCI Latin America. “This property will provide a unique luxury experience to our members enjoying a Gourmet Inclusive® offering by the award-winning Karisma Hotels & Resorts. This new affiliation reinforces the excellent relationship we have with one of the most recognized and prestigious hotel groups in the region. This new affiliation will strengthen and improve the tourism industry in Mexico, offering a unique vacation experience in one of the most important Mexican tourism destinations.”

Palafitos – Overwater Bungalows will join The Registry Collection program’s network of approximately 200 affiliated properties, and represents a new vacation experience for members where they will receive best-in-class quality and service. Affiliations like this one reinforce The Registry Collection’s commitment to strengthening the vacation ownership and tourism industries in Mexico.

About Karisma Hotels & Resorts

Karisma Hotels & Resorts, an award-winning luxury hotel collection which owns and manages properties in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe, comprises an impressive portfolio including El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels, Azul Hotels & Villas by Karisma, Generations Resorts by Karisma, Allure Hotels by Karisma and Karisma Hotels Adriatic. Properties have been honored with the industry’s top accolades including Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 100 Hotels in the World,” Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 30 Hotels in Cancun,” TripAdvisor® Traveler’s Choice “Best Family Resort in the World,” and “Best Hotels for Romance,” and AAA’s “Four Diamond Award.”  Karisma has received worldwide recognition for its creative approach to hospitality management and product innovations. For reservations and a full list of Karisma properties, please visit

About The Registry Collection® program

The Registry Collection® program is the world’s largest luxury exchange program, with approximately 200 that are either accessible for exchange or under development. From condo hotels and high-end fractional resorts to private residence clubs and fractional yachts, The Registry Collection program provides embers with access to an elite network of the finest vacation properties at some of the world’s premier destinations, as well as travel concierge services that are available 24 hours a day. The Registry Collection program is offered by RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN). For additional information visit our media center or You can also find The Registry Collection on Facebook.