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Ambiance - These are the sections of the Barcelo Maya Beach Resort that opened in December 2005. They have taken one of my favorite family resorts and made it even better. As the name suggests, the Tropical section is designed with more a caribbean style while the Colonial section has more of the old Colonial Mexican architecture.
Beach-By far one of the largest beaches in all of the Riviera Maya. Even if all four sections were at 100% occupancy, you still would not have a problem finding a beach or pool chair.
Charges (extra) - Golf, hairdresser, horseback riding and motorized water sports would be extra.
Distances- In the Riviera Maya south of Cancun. Not too far from Playa del Carmen.
Entertainment on Property -Varied entertainment and activities during the day and evening. I thought the entertainment was better than I expected in the evenings. Not only do you have access to the new theatre here but you may enjoy shows at the Maya.
Fitness Area - Brand new fitness center and Spa with new state of the art equipment.
Food-The are 8 restaurants, 4 are ala-carte of which include Oriental, Mediterranean, seafood and a steak house. You also have access to the 4 restaurants at the Maya so 12 in all. Finding a place to dine should not be a problem at all. A word of warning for the guys. Bring at least one pair of long trousers to wear at dinner if you want to get into the ala-carte restaurants. I guess the women can wear whatever they want. To make it fair for everyone to get a chance to eat in the specialty restaurants they limit the amount of times you may dine at them to four times for a 7 night stay.
Getting Around- Taxi, renting a car and you can book day tours from the resort.
Internet Access -There is an hourly charge for internet access.
Jackets and Ties- Keep them at home, but bring slacks and polo shirt for dinner in the A la Carte restaurants.
Kids- Kids Club Miki Maya with games, books, movies,
a kitchen and video games. A Game Room, Teen Disco and Children's
Pool. The PlayGround is perfect for after dinner before the evening
Medical Services-On call medical services.
Negatives- Some people do not like the fact it is such a large resort but I tend to like more restaurant choices so more a personal preference than a negative.
Nightlife- They have nightly entertainment in their open air theatre and for those who love to dance at night they have their own new Discotheque.
Opportunities-They have their own chapel making it a great destination wedding resort.
Protection-In room safe.
Recreation-There is plenty for adults and kids with tennis courts, mini golf, kayaks, paddle boats plus lots of daytime activities for all.
Rooms-The rooms are spacious and nice. I love the fact they are brand new. They also have adjoining rooms that can be requested. They also have Junior Suites and Master suites that have two bedrooms.
Shopping-Small gift shop on property. Plenty of shopping in Playa del Carmen.
Terrain-Very flat and easy to get around. You have plenty of pathways for jogging and long walks.
Tipping-Not required but as with any service industry, if your bartender, room maid or bartender really shines, they will appreciate the small gratuity since most people will not be tipping anyway. Just a hint.
Updates- Barcelo opened the latest section called Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe so even more choices.
View-The way the resort is designed, most rooms will have a garden or pool view.
Weather-December through May are the driest months. October and November are the wettest months
WOW Factor-I have to say this ranks as one of the best all around properties that is as good for families as it is for couples. Even better now.
X-Y-Z-Barcelo has done a great job with this resort..
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"Just the Facts"
New hotel part of the Barcelo complex. Magnificent all-inclusive beach-front resort in two adjacent hotels spread over acres of lush tropical gardens.
This resort features eight restaurants/2 snack bars, six bars, nightly live entertainment, disco, three pool/two with swim-up bars, three lit tennis courts, gym and spa.
Beach: Private beach,1.12 miles along crystalline turquoise waters and spectacular protected coral reef, an unparalleled exhibition of the Caribbean paradise.
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