by Whitney Rife
The Barcelo Maya Caribe is adjoined with five other hotels in the Barcelo Maya Beach Resort. Suites feature classic decor with balconies and air-conditioning. Two swimming pools and a Jacuzzi provide hours of fun for any family. Kids can also enjoy an onsite playground and a children’s club with age-appropriate fun activities daily (a teen’s club provides fun for the older kids). Seven tennis courts with complimentary equipment, a giant outdoor chess board, water sports accessories like water tricycles and kayaks round out the fun, and the family can dine in a selection of five restaurants.
The resort is currently undergoing a $45-million renovation to renovate the lobby, add news bars and new a la carte restaurants, and a new entertainment complex with sports bar, bowling alley, teen disco, new kids’ club, water park, paddle tennis courts and redesign of the 18-hole mini golf course. The renovations are expected to run through the end of 2014.
Our Editor Loves
- Two pools
- Children's program
- Teen's club
- All Inclusive Rates
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Onsite Dining
We had a great weekend and tons of fun at the Barcelo Maya Caribe. The property was beautiful and the variety of activities, pools, and restaurants was a lot of fun! We had the perfect combination of activities and relaxation to make our getaway weekend fantastic.
The best part of our entire trip was the waterfront activities team! Francisco, Fernando, & Armando were absolutely fantastic as we had our first experiences with wind surfing, paddleboarding, and learning to sail a catamaran! They were patient, helpful and fun and truly our time doing these activities with them were the highlight of our trip. Gabriela is absolutely fantastic at keeping all the activities organized and running smoothly. We also had our first experience learning to scuba dive in the pool and Ornella was wonderful! She explained everything simply and she made our new experience a blast! These employees made our trip exceptional!
The only complaint of the whole trip was that the food was only ok. The variety of restaurants was fun, but the quality of food was lacking.
by Snoopy S
excellent service, clean, friendly staff, the ala carte restaurants are the best, the buffet food quality could be better, the snorkeling gear free rental should be more than 60 minutes would be better. overall... worth of the money