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
Greatly enjoyed our stay here. The resort is lovely, staff is friendly.
I would caution to investigate if there is a concert event going on during your planned stay. The venue was being constructed while we were at the resort and although it did not inhibit our vacation in any way, i would not have liked to be there when the event was taking place if my intent was relaxation.
I am really enjoying my stay at Barceló! The staff is friendly and the food is very good. The hotel is very clean and tidy and nicely designed.
The snorkeling at the resort is fairly good. The coral is a bit tired but the fish are quite plentiful and varied. Rays and turtles are common.
Antonio with Transat is awesome!
I have been to many resorts and the gym here is by far the best one I have seen at a family friendly resort. I especially want to thank Pamela at the fitness center! She has been extremely helpful and is always friendly and polite.
Bahia Divers for scuba has been awesome. They are very accommodating and excellent hosts.
I will definitely return. Thanks to everyone who has made the vacation so enjoyable for me and my kids!