Barcelo Maya Tropical & Colonial Beach

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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: 011-52-984-87...
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.
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
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
Barcelo Maya Tropical & Colonial Beach features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 16 Restaurants at Barcelo Maya Tropical & Colonial Beach:
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.
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.
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

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108 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Barcelo Maya Tropical & Colonial Beach to their friends and family

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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Family vacation
Tue Aug 15 14:12:45 EDT 2017
The hotel was beautiful with amazing views and beautiful halls with lots of vegetation. The food was great very clean and the staff extremely friendly all the time. I feel it needs to have more night entertainment . But loved the resort!!!

Big Ohio Group
benbrenneman, Akron, Ohio
Tue Aug 15 09:12:58 EDT 2017
We just returned Saturday from a week stay. We had 42 people in our group this year for what has become an annual trip. Like most people I read lots of reviews before our trip and was concerned with the inconsistency. I am admittedly easy to please and having been to a similar resort in the past and enjoying that experience I felt pretty confident that I knew what to expect. Even with that in mind I was pleasantly surprised. The check in went rather smoothly even though we showed up with 42 people.(granted it was @ 10:30 am and we had to return to get keys) However, they did provide us with drinks, bracelets and our room numbers so that we could reserve our dinners. We obviously had to break up into smaller groups for dinners but were able to eat everywhere we wanted. Our room was pretty standard but was on the ground floor as I requested and couldn't have been in a better location. The person organizing our trip had called the resort previously to explain that we had a large rowdy group and as such should be kept away from kid friendly areas. We had no insect issues or mold that I had read about in other reviews and the room was clean. I am a big believer in tipping and its effects on the service you receive and left a few bucks for the housekeeper each day. My fridge was stocked each day even with extra beer and snacks. The air conditioner was fantastic and kept the room nice and cool. The food was over all very impressive. You have to lower the bar a bit when you are at an all inclusive but this was the best of the 4 I have been to. Breakfast buffet pretty standard but tons of options including custom omelets. The snack bar by the pool was just ok but it served its purpose. The dinner buffet at the Palace is a must. They are supposed to charge you $5 if you're not staying there but we weren't charged. I had 2 ribeye steaks and 4 grilled half lobsters. We also collectively drank about 7 bottles of wine. This is the first all inclusive I have been to that includes lobster at no additional charge and I ate it every day for the first 3-4 days usually with steak. The restaurants we ate at were, Tokyo, Sante Fe, Mare Nostrum and paid $20 to eat at Rodizio. all far exceeded expectations. The beach is absolutely beautiful and the staff work tirelessly to keep it that way. We would stay up very late and go to the beach to find them picking up the seaweed that washed in. We went to the cenote (Azul) across the street from the resort and it was awfully cool for $6 a person. We rented jetskis and had a blast, saw the dolphin show and a couple of the nightly shows that were entertaining. This being first and foremost a "get away from the kids and party hard" trip we spent a lot of time at the Tropical pool bar. The bartenders there became familiar with our group very quickly and made fantastic (muy fuerte) drinks frequently punctuated with shots. We had an impromptu belly smacker/speedo contest the last day that drew some unwanted attention of the lifeguard and hotel management but once we stopped we were thanked profusely for our generosity toward the bartenders and the staff in general. We had a spectacular time and are extremely thankful to the entire staff (especially the bartenders at the tropical pool bar). I cant wait till next year! Gracias!

Beautiful property/ dirty rooms/ FD service needs improvement
leschu1a, New York
Tue Aug 15 09:02:56 EDT 2017
Was looking for a little getaway trip with my husband since we've been so busy being new parents. We chose Barcelo Maya Tropical because of the good reviews. The hotel is a huge property that consist of several buildings. We were checked into room 7145 in the Yucatan area located on the first floor. Upon arriving to the room, there was an odor which smells of mold. We found stains on 3 out of 4 pillowcases, the top flat sheet and the refrigerator leaking water from the bottom. The bellman arrived with our luggage shortly and we asked him whether he smell mold, his response was it is air freshener. We were very skeptical of it but decided to go grab some dinner and watch a show they were performing that night. I called housekeeping to report the stained linen and to have the refrigerator fixed before we left. When we return to the room approximately 11pm, the odor of mold was very strong and we called the front desk to request for a room move. The pillowcases was the only thing that was changed. The issue with the sheet and refrigerator was not rectify. I spoke to Tomas Sosa and he informed me it was too late to change room. He advised me to call back in the morning, speak to his supervisor Andi and assures me we would be moved to another room. My husband and I did not get any sleep because the unbearable smell. I called the front desk at 8:30am requesting to speak to Andi about the situation; however, Armando informed me he was on his breakfast break. I explained the situation to Armando and requested to move to another room. He informed me he will not be able to move me until after 3pm but I would need to move out of the room first so they can prepare it for the next guest. I informed Armando I would prefer to be moved directly to the new room first to avoid the inconvenience of moving my belongings back and forth. In addition, we had our valuables in the room safe and did not want to take it with us. After explaining it to him, he puts Andi Hernandez on the phone. He insist on moving us after 3pm and claims that the rooms would not be ready until then. I am personally working in the hospitality field and is fully aware of the protocol. I explained this to Andi and told him it does not take a whole day to clean 1 room. It takes 30 mins to clean 1 room. Andi did not even try to assist with the situation and after going back and forth, he finally ask me to call back at 1pm to see whether the room would be ready. Shortly after (9:38am), Carla from housekeeping called to inquire whether we needed our room to be cleaned since we had the do not disturb sign hanging at our door. I told her I am waiting to be moved to another room. I also verified with her the time the room attendants started working (9am) and the duration of how long it would take to clean the rooms (30 mins). She said she had room attendants cleaning the room at the moment. I contacted Andi after breakfast and he insisted the room would not be ready until after 3pm. I told him I spoke to Carla and the conversation we had. He did not believe me and called Carla in front of me to verify. After he hung up the phone and about 30 minutes later at the front desk, he told me to come back by 11:30am and he would have a room for me. I told him someone can get very sick from staying in that room with the mold smell. He said he is aware of this and that all rooms on the 1st floor are like that. As a supervisor, Andi should be more accommodating and show more willingness to assist. When we arrived to our second room 7239, we found fresh blood stain on the duvet cover. I notified the room attendant who was down the hall cleaning. She contacted her supervisor to have someone change it. During the stay, it was so humid the floor had a large amount of water condensation. We had to place towels on the floor to walk. Other than the bad experience with weather, the front desk and cleanliness of the rooms, we had an good time. The staff by the pool, bar and restaurant was very nice. We found a mall area which was nice because it gave us something to do instead of just being stuck in one area. The food in our resort was no good. We ended up going to buffet in the mall area to eat everyday.

Good Family Place
trailfam, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Mon Aug 14 19:29:08 EDT 2017
Just returned from a 5 night stay with my wife and 2 kids (11 & 13). We had a great time. Buffet food was good. The Restaurants were great. I realize that it is August and it is gonna be hot but my god it doesn't cool down in the evenings. We would walk to the Beach resort cause they have air conditioning in their bar to try to cool down and play cards before the show. The Tropical does not have an air conditioning in their bar. Probably the only real complaint I would have was the consistency on the drinks was bad. I could order the same drink at two different bars and get two completely different tasting drinks. Wasn't a big deal cause I was with my kids and I wasn't there for that, but if it would have been a couples vacation I probably would have complained. I would return with my family but probably not with only adults.

Long Weekend
KBeaty, The Colony, Texas
Mon Aug 14 17:24:04 EDT 2017
We just had a wonderful and relaxing time at Tropical. The food was good and service friendly. The pool and beach was a great experience. We had so much fun relaxing and enjoying the amenities. The spa was a wonderful experience.

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