by Kristin Franks
The Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach is one of five Barcelo Maya Beach Resorts located on the Mexican Caribbean coast. This all-inclusive beachfront resort offers deluxe rooms, and standard, junior and master suites. The resort features two buffet-style restaurants as well as four specialty restaurants and a steak house. Lots of recreational activities are available including kayaking, diving, mini golf, snorkeling, horseback riding and sailing, with supervised activities for children ages 4 to 12.
Our Editor Loves
- All-inclusive beachfront resort
- Spacious rooms and suites
- Lots of recreational activities and children's program
- All Inclusive Rates
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Onsite Dining
I’m off to a tough vacation. My wife and kids got trapped in a gelato store because the awning fell and blocked the exit. Thank goodness it didn’t hurt them. My wife suffered a panic attack and I never like to see my kids cry but things like this should never happen. The resort is beautiful and that’s why we came back but having drunks curse and make fools of themselves by the pool wasn’t in our plans. My wife and I are usually beach people but the beautiful beach we remember is covered in seaweed. I have another week here so the only way things can go are up
The resort was nice and it was a good relaxing vacation.
The pro: Michelle, Magdiel and Abdiel were fantastic in entertaining people around the pool, with Zumba and many other activities. The food was also very nice.
The con: Two issues 1. The first night was extremely noisy as we were right next to the theater. Extremely difficult staff to negotiate a room change (It will take 3h, we have a process...). 2. I won a few tickets to be exchanged for a T-shirt and a cap at the gift store nearby. At the gift store, I was met with extremely negative customer service (this section only, pink cap only, no we don't have your size, no if you take another T-shirt we are calling the police for theft...) Really?!?
Another minor issue - There wasn't really any kids club. Only two kids watching TV and some doing coloring. Nothing for my teen/pre-teen.
Good vacation overall. But I probably won't come back to that one.