by Lissa Poirot
Located on the Mexican coast in the Mayan Riviera, Barcelo Maya Beach Resort is part of a large five-hotel resort community. Guests who stay here can use many facilities through Barcelo’s All-Inclusive Program. The 2,751-room resort is undergoing a $50-million renovation, with the Maya Beach and Maya Caribe still in renovations through 2014. The new renovations include the addition of the Barcelo Maya Entertainment Center, complete with a bowling alley, new kids’ club, water park, and redesigned 18-hole mini golf course.
The resort features a 16,000-square-foot spa facility with a separate Kids Spa for manis, pedis, makeup sessions and hairdressing. The entire resort features 21 restaurant options, all included in an all-inclusive stay at any of the resorts. Families may want to stay in one of the spacious Family Suites, offering two large rooms and a lounge with sofa beds. Families inclined more to water-related activities, will enjoy the use of kayaks, water tricycles and snorkel gear. With the sea only steps away, families can snorkel one of the most beautiful coral reefs off the Yucatan Peninsula. Barcelo seems to have it all.
Our Editor Loves
- Kids spa
- Children's program
- Teen's club
Wonderful resort with too many amenities to list. We’ve stayed here so many times, multiple times a year since the kids were very young, our son has practically grown up in these pools. Irene Sanchez at the pool takes the best care of us every time and always remembers what we drink and we usually don’t even need to ask as she anticipates. The service is phenomenal! I can’t recommend this place enough. The staff recognizes us and they are the reason we get upgraded to a beautiful suite each time. Don’t hesitate to book for an amazing time where you needn’t lift a finger.
This resort had a few properties so you can walk around which was nice. Beach did not have the “umbrellas” but lots of tall trees which worked well. There were no issues during the visit, lots of food choice, and well kept/clean at all times.