Barcelo Maya Tropical and Colonial Beach

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All Inclusive    

2018 Exceptional Values
Extra Value: Receive up to $1000 in Resort Discounts (booking dates, travel dates, duration, and usage restrictions may apply).
Honeymoon: Room upgrade to Oceanfront (based on availability), fruit basket, bottle of sparkling wine and Continental breakfast in bed the morning after arrival (reservations required).

Spread over acres of lush tropical gardens, the upgraded, all-inclusive Barcelo Maya Colonial & Tropical Beach is bound to impress. With 960 rooms situated on over a mile of dazzling private beach and spectacular protected coral reef, this resort is an unparalleled exhibition of Caribbean paradise in coveted Riviera Maya.

Enjoy access to sixteen international restaurants, featuring Seafood, Asian, Mediterranean, and Italian cuisine, plus four buffets and four beach restaurants with local and specialty dishes to suit any palate. Fourteen bars throughout the complex ensure a delicious cocktail awaits you at every turn. Lounge by one of four expansive main swimming pools, or join in the daily activities and watersports.

One of the largest theaters in the Riviera Maya will present nightly live shows complete with an accompanying orchestra. The U-Spa awaits your pleasure, boasting the latest equipment and luxury treatments, with whirlpool, two saunas, and two Turkish baths to relax away your stress and rejuvenate your senses.

Families can enjoy maximum freedom, choosing from among a wide range of activities for the whole tribe, including a gym, shopping, and non-motorized watersports. Qualified staff members organize entertaining activities for the smallest members of the family in the mini-club. Children are guided through games, competitions, drawing, handicrafts, movies, a mini-disco, mini-aerobics, and the brand-new U-Kids Spa.

By day, adults can join in a variety of sports, including tennis (day or night on floodlit courts), basketball, snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, and miniature golf. At night, enjoy the vibrant entertainment at the unique live shows and then dance the night away at Jaguar's Nightclub. In addition, you are free to access facilities in the pool and beach area of the Barcelo Maya Beach & Caribe immediately adjoining your hotel.

Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property holds Gold Certifications from EarthCheck and Green Globe.

Guests have the option to reuse towels and sheets in order to conserve water and energy, and there is automatic, eco-friendly light control in public areas. Clean drinking water is enjoyed thanks to a reverse osmosis plant. Education stations are also available for guests to learn about the care of local ecosystems and wildlife.

The on-site nursery produces 90% of the plants used in local reforestation, while the 3,200 sq. ft. garden, "La Huerta del Chef", contains vegetables, herbs, corn, fruits and different types of chili peppers.

The resort incorporates fencing around nesting areas on the beach in order to protect baby sea turtles.

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Local Phone: 011-52-984-875-1
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Number of Pools: 4

Access to four main pools with swim-up bars around the complex
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Hobie Cats: Complimentary
Paddle Boats: Complimentary
Motorboats: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Nautilus Equipment: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
Magnificent all-inclusive beach-front resort in two adjacent hotels spread over acres of lush tropical gardens. This resort features access to 16 restaurants, fourteen bars, disco, four main pools, and guests can use the facilities and a la carte restaurants at the Barcelo Maya Beach & Caribe (there is no access to Barcelo Maya Palace). Beach: Private beach for 1.12 miles crystalline turquoise waters and spectacular protected coral reef, an unparalleled exhibition of the Caribbean paradise.
Total Rooms: 960
Year Opened: 2005 Credit Cards:
No Spring Breakers. A la carte dining: 3 nights: 1 dinner, 4-5 nts: 2, 6 nts: 3, 7 nts: 4, 8 nts: 5, 9-10 nts: 7, 11-12 nts: 8, 13 nts: 9, 14 nts: 10. Poolside waiter service is not part of the all-inclusive plan. Charged as room service fee.
comfortable 570 ft2 junior suites have a terrace or balcony with beautiful ocean views. You will also have access to the exclusive Premium Level benefits.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Family room includes one bedroom with a king bed and a full bathroom, a separate living and dining room with three day beds, and a balcony or terrace with tropical garden views.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a day bed, and a private balcony or terrace with garden views. Max. Occupancy: 4 guests.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Intimate suites offer beautiful views of the ocean and tropical gardens. Scented candles and relaxing bath salts add to the elegance of this room. Also access the exclusive Premium Level benefits.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Barcelo Maya Tropical and Colonial Beach features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 16 Restaurants at Barcelo Maya Tropical and Colonial Beach:
Capri - Italian a la carte restaurant. Open for dinner from 6:30 - 10:30 pm.
Kyoto - Japanese a la carte restaurant. Open for dinner from 6:30-10:30 pm.
Mare Nostrum - Seafood restaurant served Mediterranean style. Open for dinner from 6:30 - 10:30 pm.
Rancho Grande - Snack bar and grill serving lunch and snacks from 10:30 am - 6:30 pm.
Capitan Morgan - Snack bar and grill serving lunch and snacks from 10:30 am - 6:30 pm.
Beach Buffet - International buffet restaurant at Barcelo Maya Beach. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Trattoria Pizza e Pasta - New Italian specialty restaurant. Open for dinner from 6:30-10:30 pm.
Tropical Buffet - International buffet restaurant at Barcelo Maya Tropical. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Tokio - Japanese specialty restaurant. Open for dinner from 6:30-10:30 pm.
Colonial Buffet - International buffet restaurant at Barcelo Maya Colonial. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
La Fuente - Spanish specialty restaurant. Open for dinner from 6:30-10:30 pm.
Mariachi - Snack bar and grill serving lunch and snacks from 10:30 am - 6:30 pm.
Mexico Lindo - Mexican specialty restaurant. Open for dinner from 6:30-10:30 pm.
Palmeras - Snack bar and grill serving lunch and snacks from 10:30 am - 6:30 pm.
Caribe Buffet - International buffet at Barcelo Maya Caribe. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Santa Fe - Steak house a la carte restaurant. Open for dinner from 6:30 - 10:30 pm.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Basket Ball, 18-hole Mini-Golf, Darts, Bocce Ball
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
One of the largest theaters in the Riviera Maya. Nightly shows accompanied by a live orchestra.
Barcy's Kids Club
Applicable Ages: 4-12

Teen club

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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What to expect
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108 Recommend
108 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Barcelo Maya Tropical and Colonial Beach to their friends and family

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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Our review
Dec 11 2017
We really loved it here! It was awesome, planning to go back. We thought we could eat at Tropical but were not allowed too.
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Wonderful Vacation!
Nov 26 2017
Beautiful beach, great food, AMAZING spa! Everyone friendly. Staff spoke limited English so that was a challenge at times. I would highly recommend this resort!
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Buffets. Not. Good
Nov 21 2017
We. We're. Not. Able. To. Book, restaurants. Told. They. We're. Full. I. Didn't. Expect. To. Only be able. To. Go. To. The. Buffets. Very. Disapointing. A mother and. Daughter. Told. Us. They. We're. Told. The. Same. Regarding. No. Reservations. But. When. The. Mother. Showed. Ed. $10,00. An. Opening. Became. Available. Would. Not. Recommend. This. Resort.
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Everything in ONE spot.
Nov 13 2017
My only issues with the hotel is that there are no bathroom fans for when you shower which leaves a lot of moisture in your rooms. Other than that everything was great. The hotel was booked at 30% capacity when we were there which felt like we had the resort to ourselves. Everyone was very friendly. We did get lost one night trying to find a restaurant and no one we stopped to ask spoke any English, so it was hard to get the proper directions and we ended up walking in circles and missed our reservation that night... but another restaurant squeezed us in with no issues. The beaches was great, the water the perfect temp. The pools were huge. Swim up bars were always welcoming. The buffets off of/close to the beach were perfect when you needed a snack. Having everything on site means, casino, shopping, bowling, clubs, various restaurants, Dolphin experience, etc... you really DON'T have to leave the resort for anything. Although a few of us did venture into town for shopping to get better deals on souvenirs on our last day. There were 14 in our group for this trip and every single one of us said we'd go back to this resort again. A few of us are already pricing and trying to plan our next escape there. Very pleased with our experience and would recommend this group of resorts to everyone.
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Loved the Barcelo Grand Resorts!
Oct 30 2017
Everything was excellent from the time we left the airport until we arrived back at the airport. My husband and I could not have asked for a better vacation! The staff at the airport were friendly and helpful! We made it to our hotel and although we waited for about 30 minutes to check in, it didn't seem to be an issue with the staff but the large group ahead of us. Once we finally made it to the check in desk we were checked in within minutes. We felt our room was very clean, which is a huge selling point for me. The food selection was amazing and very tasty! The wait staff was phenomenal! My only complaint for the entire trip would be that it took us several days to figure out the schedule of the activities of the different (Barcelo) hotels, etc. because it is such a large resort. We even asked for a schedule and they didn't have one consolidated for all the Barcelo hotels that you have access to. I would highly recommend this place and would certainly go again-even with our kids next time! Amazing and beautiful!
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Best Beach!
Oct 03 2017
This place is impeccable. My 4th time here and going back in March!
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The resort was beautiful
Sep 25 2017
Maintenance and janitorial staff kept the grounds and facilities immaculate and beautifully maintained like brand new. Clean, abundant, and aesthetically pleasing pools with fountains, sprays, and bars. Spacious and fresh with many palms. The mattress was very firm. I prefer a soft mattress; but didn't inquire at the front desk if there was foam or something available to soften the bed. The pillows were very firm, and they were able to provide a satisfactory feather pillow.
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Just in general
Sep 19 2017
Let me start with the negativity 1st because there are only a few... the 1st thing was that the resort was an hour away, I thought it said 45 minutes, however I could be wrong on that one.. the next thing is that most of the staff members didn't speak good English.. the last thing was the mesquito's, I usually go to Mexico in November, this time I went in September and there were a lot of mesquito's this time of year. Other than that the resort was beautiful and breathtaking.. I will definitely go back even though it was an hour from the airport. The food was amazing. There is even shopping on site so you don't have to leave the resort at all.. the staff was very friendly.. I will be back to this resort.. absolutely loved it.. I highly recommend it.. I've been traveling to Mexico for the past 3years and I've stayed at 5 start resorts and this is right up there and you can't beat their price.. N
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food was cold, lack of ammenities, lack of profesionalism from some staff at ront desk
Sep 05 2017
Air conditioned in the room was poor, report fan noise for 3 days never was fixed. Some staff were friendly, but overall this was not a five golden apples resorts by long.
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Beyond a great place to stay!
Aug 23 2017
We had the best time ever. The food and the service was beyond great. The staff were friendly and did a great job. We want to go back
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Excellent family vacation at Barcelo Maya in Riviera Maya
Aug 22 2017
Excellent family vacation at Barcelo Maya in Riviera Maya. I would highly recommend the Barcelo Maya resort. We stayed at the colonial and it exceeded our expectations. We were centrally located on the property with easy access to the pool and the beach. For a large buffet style restaurant the food was fairly good. The specialty restaurants were much better and enhanced our total experience. The property was extremely clean and well-kept. It's an excellent place for a family vacation.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
An amazing resort with amazing food and service!
marthaanneh2017, Brownsdale, Minnesota
Mon Dec 11 11:31:25 EST 2017
My first time in Cancun, and as soon as I was checked in—I felt like royalty. I felt safe, cared for, and all the staff continued to ensure everything was acceptable. No complaints at all. The beach area was also well cared for, peaceful, and a great place. I would definitely return again, and am confidant I would feel like royalty again each time!

Beautiful family resort with lots to do
Ripesh, Woburn Sands, United Kingdom
Mon Dec 11 00:43:47 EST 2017
This was our first trip to Mexico and after careful and detailed research, we decided on the Barcelo Maya Tropical. I'm really glad we did as it did not disappoint. The resort is huge but not over bearing. Its easy to move around, whether you're walking along the beach, the double decker bus or through the hotel itself. The beaches are brilliant and the Grand Resort has the best of the lot. Excellent for swimming, chilling or snorkelling. The food is good, not great. However, the choice is amazing. There are a number of restaurants on site (book them at check in to guarantee availability) and they provide a more formal dining experience. We chose to eat at the restaurants most nights and only had the buffet on evenings where we had ventured out of the resort for day trips. I recommend seeing what the area has to offer (Chichen Itza, a Cenote, zip wires etc). We did go to Playa De Carmen but were not impressed. Very touristy, we got hassled a lot by all the shop owners who all sell the same stuff. The bars and restaurants were ridiculously overpriced and put a huge amount of pressure to tip. We left after a couple of hours and came back to our lovely Barcelo bubble of a resort. I have to mention the staff as they are amazing, they work so hard so be sure to tip any good service you experience. The grounds are beautiful. The kids club is great. The ladies who run it put a huge amount of effort in. I felt my children (aged 9 and 6) were completely safe and had a good time. The kids water park is the best I've come across at a holiday resort. My girls just loved it. The evening shows were ok, not great. Some were better than others. MJ is brilliant!!! The rooms were big but dated. Some of the resort has been modernised. Once they complete the entire resort, it will be the one of the best in the area. If you're looking for a great family resort with lots to do, then this is the one for you. It also has lots of areas where you can escape any large groups of people and find you little bit of heaven!

stay in paradise
Katherine F,
Sun Dec 10 18:04:20 EST 2017
this resort from the first minute to the last will have you feeling welcomed and waited on...every worker offers a genuine hello and willing attitude to get you anything you may need...when it comes to cleanliness they are first rate from your room to the pool and beach you will never see a questionable site... the only thing i would change is the quality of food and drinks perhaps instead of buffets where they are making large quantities of several different foods they should try making assigned times and have menus same with the drinks because it is all-inclusive it seems they use the cheapest alcohol available just a suggestion

There must be better options!
TheJugle, Charleston, South Carolina
Sun Dec 10 17:29:37 EST 2017
Great beach (beware of coral and rocks however). If you are looking for an overpriced all inclusive place with poor food quality, long check in (and out) times and 10 minute walks everywhere, this is your place. Lots of loud music at the pool, so good luck relaxing. Nice Sports Bar and bowling alley at night (bowling extra charge $15 per line!). Anyway, will never be back and will not go to any of their other properties. Also, do not get the beach front junior suite.... it is a couple of hundred yards from the beach... nothing beach front about it!

Amazing stay at Barcelo Maya
srs53089, Rochester, New York
Sun Dec 10 17:27:54 EST 2017
Stayed in early December at The Tropical hotel at Barcelo Maya. Was our first all inclusive and we were very impressed. The food at the restaurants was very good. The room was comfortable and clean. There were many things to do. The beach was amazing and had good snorkeling areas, as well as sandy areas. Saw lots of sea turtles. The pools were very nice. I loved the night entertainment shows. The drinks could of been better but were still good. The resort wasn’t too crowded at this time which was nice. The buffet food for lunch and dinner was just okay. The breakfast buffet was very good. Only real negatives was no free WiFi unless you are premium guest and there were no hot tubs.

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