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Barcelo Maya Tropical and Colonial Beach


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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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HOTEL LOCATION
Address: CARRETERA FEDERAL CHETMAL KM 266.30
PUERTO JUAREZ
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Local Phone: 011-52-984-87...
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Pools
Number of Pools: 4

Access to four main pools with swim-up bars around the complex
Tennis
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
HOTEL DETAILS
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:
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
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.
ROOM TYPES
SUITE OCEANFRONT PREMIUM LEVEL
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
Fan
Shower
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JRSUITE OCEANFRONT PREMIUMLEVL
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
Fan
Shower
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
FAMILY ROOM
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
Fan
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUPERIOR ROOM RUN OF THE HOUSE
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
Fan
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
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:
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.
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.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
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.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Barcy's Kids Club
Applicable Ages: 4-12

Teen club

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
good complex, good for families, lots to do, very big
AustinAdventurer, Austin, TX
Thu Oct 11 20:27:17 EDT 2018
We stayed at the Caribe in the Premium Level Junior Ocean Front Suites. But we spent a lot of time at all the hotels/pools/beaches. Here's my summary. When: October Weather: good 3 days, 1 cloudy. 80% chance of rain every day and it turned out beautiful most of the time. I think during this season the best they can predict is 80% but normally it's a passing shower than sun. don't even have to get out of the pool! Where: Maya Caribe Room: 4305 Room Pro: hot tub on balcony, 2 sinks, nice shower, couch, two double beds, 1 twin bed, plenty of room, good view of ocean/pools Room Con: smoking room, which we weren't told about but fortunately it didn't smell at all. Beaches: beach/caribe beach was not very nice. it stank bad and the sand wasn't great. tropical/colonial beach was the best, it was mostly clear (though not cancun clear) and the sand was decent. good for sand castles but not "white, soft" like cancun beaches. Kids didn't care and loved it. palace: this was the calmest beach but I think I liked the tropical/colonial beach better food: listen, you aren't coming here for gourmet meals. you come for the pools, beaches are okay, and the food isn't bad and is decent enough. french restaurant in the palace - good food but only accessible for free if you are staying there or you have VIP. Otherwise $20/person fish restaurant in tropical/colonial - very good. salmon was overcooked but my husband's wasn't steak house - decent enough and worth the trip. not as good as a good steak house in the states, but good enough. breakfast - okay, good eggs, fruit, crepes, selection. terrible donuts. seriously. pools: beach/caribe - didn't spend much time here. okay big pool, very small kids pool. for like ages 1-2 years most. tropical/colonial - great kids pool, good adult pool. kids loved the 8+ slides in the kids pool. palace - great kids pool too. 8+ slides similar to tropical/colonial but even bigger with a giant pumpkin. Kids up to age 8-10 would love the kid pools. Though we stayed at the Caribe we just walked to the other pools and it was no trouble. Bars are very slow and every drink is like SUPER SWEET. Seriously, all of them. Finally started ordering tequila on the rocks with some contreau and lime. overall pros: kids pools, activities, pools overall cons: slow bar service, beach is okay but not 'cancun nice' since it's built on rock and I assume the sand is trucked in. The ocean floor can be rocky depending where you go, so water shoes would have been nice.

october stay
emmilner, Denver, Colorado
Wed Oct 10 05:48:58 EDT 2018
very good service and very helpful staff. Need to have better access for money exchange. Need more info on trips and excursions at the hotel. The staff at the restaurants were excellent. The housekeeping staff was also excellent.

Barcelo Tropical
echristie20, Province of Barcelona, Spain
Mon Oct 08 05:07:43 EDT 2018
Deysi Ixba was a great waiter. She provided prompt attention for our drink recommendations. She displayed wonderful customer service and was what any customer would want in a waitress. She definitely enriched our stay.

Awesome vacation at the Barcelo Maya Resort
oscarrosiles,
Sun Oct 07 13:39:21 EDT 2018
My wife and I enjoyed every minute that we spent at the Barceló Maya resort. The food, pools, beach, entertainment and everything else that is in the resort is amazing. The staff members within the resort are the best we have interacted in comparison to all other resorts we have previously visited.I would definitely recommend this resort to anyone that is looking to enjoy all of the amenities that a week established resort can offer.

Barcelo Riviera Maya.
Luis C,
Sat Oct 06 17:52:35 EDT 2018
Marcos Sanchez did a great job servicing people at the seafood bugfett. Great location, great food. Fun for everyone. I’ve been to cancun and Reviera Maya and this is by far the best one yet. I would recommend it



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