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Barcelo Maya Tropical and Colonial Beach


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2019 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 Premium category (based on availability), Petit fours and bottle of sparkling wine in room and Romantic Continental breakfast in bed (reservations required).

Spread over acres of lush tropical gardens, the upgraded, all-inclusive Barcelo Maya Colonial and 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 and 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
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
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
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:
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.
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.
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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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
ELLEN P.
Apr 16 2019
The beach was awesome and so was the food . There was a good variety on the buffet. We had a wonderful time . The beds were excellent. The only thing that was disappointing was they said free wifi . That was misleading . The only free WiFi was from 10 am - 1:00pm and 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm and it was only in a specific place for each time. I would recommend this resort and I would stay there again .
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FOOD!!!!!! POOR!!!!!!!!!We very like the hotel and our room! Beautiful!But food at buffet is not good,I was in this resort 5 years ago and back there the food was excellent! My son ate raw fish in the buffet and he was poisoned , He was very sick. I told two managers about this problem and they didnt want po pay any attention to our problem.
OLGA P.
Mar 19 2019
We very like the hotel and our room! Beautiful!But food at buffet is not good,I was in this resort 5 years ago and back there the food was excellent! My son ate raw fish in the buffet and he was poisoned , He was very sick. I told two managers about this problem and they didnt want po pay any attention to our problem.
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'like coming home'
DOUGLAS K.
Feb 18 2019
We have visited this hotel numerous times and it always feels like we are coming home when we arrive - can't wait to go again!
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beach too rocky and there is no bar service on the beach
SCOTT N.
Jan 18 2019
Beach was like walking on concrete. Water has too many rocks to stumble over Ouch!. There is no more beach bar service. No one to take orders and bring to us. Seems like they are cutting staff.
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MANUELA S.
Jan 09 2019
The resort is really beautiful and the staff is excellent, but the rooms are old and humid. we asked to change the room as it was really humid there and the smell was terrible. they gave us a different room a little bit better for the humidity, but still the rooms are very old. they need to upgrade the rooms to be align with the rest of the resort. besides, we paid for a big room as there were not other rooms available, when we booked the trip, but by the end we stayed in one bedroom room. we should received a credit for that!
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Needs some updating.
FRANCIS H.
Jan 09 2019
The air conditioning was able to keep up but needs dehumidifier. Room was so humid my phone wouldn't charge because it thought it was wet. Mattresses need replacing - the indents from the previous thousand guests were so big I couldn't sleep comfortably. Other than that it was a pretty good hotel and apart from one rude guy at checkin who gave us trouble over changing a room that had no air con, fridge or TV, the staff were great.
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Excellent Family Resort
BRAD E.
Dec 06 2018
Excellent resort. Very large since it has 5 resorts combined into one area with shared amenities. Sprawling beach and many activities available onsite.
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Barcelo Maya
BETHANY F.
Nov 05 2018
I would not recommend this hotel or return to the hotel. They gave us the wrong room and then gave us the wrong timing the next day. They said our room would be ready at 3 pm and then was not ready until 4pm. During that time our current room was being cleaned meaning we had no room to go into to. Check in took an hour, it was very long. The alcoholic drinks were foamy (the frozen ones). There was not a lot of entertainment or things to do on the resort.
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Fun Place!
KELLY T.
Nov 01 2018
Enjoyed our stay here! Great customer service and clean resort. Would love to bring our kiddos next time!
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Great Fun
CODY I.
Oct 30 2018
The hotel over all was great they had a lot to do at the resort. The kids areas were awesome. This was a great place to go and get away for a while. They was always cleaning and taking care of the outside. There was 11 of us and was all accommodated very well. You never had to leave the resort to do anything.
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Great vacation!
SHEREE M.
Sep 04 2018
We got ours through a Groupon at a discount price and had the time of our lives on our Honeymoon. Apple was very organized from the moment we got to the airport at 5am until we finished through customs back home!
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Barcelo maya tropical
yamsrod,
Tue Apr 16 14:12:49 EDT 2019
My stay at the barcelo maya tropical was outstanding I was very impressed, the only thing I would say I missed out on was the beech but I assume around this time of year the tides were high and that’s why there was a lot of seaweed, towards the end on the last day they were on top of it trying to get that problem resolved so it shows they were making an effort to fix the problem overall it was amazing the people were so welcoming and sweet. The Food at the restaurants were delicious overall great experience!

Wet rooms
Explore00360914372,
Tue Apr 16 12:25:08 EDT 2019
Plenty of service issues. Room was damp and smelly. Room service subpar Pools were not clean Beautiful location great beach Staff was rude for the most part. I wouldn’t book here again. Child play areas were great for young kids

Excellent Holiday
Voyager52132261795, Blackburn, United Kingdom
Tue Apr 16 01:14:09 EDT 2019
We stayed at Barcelo Maya Tropical. Our stay was fantastic from start to finish! The hotel is immaculate, and the selection of bars, restaurants, swimming pools and activities within the complex is excellent. We are already planning our second trip here.

La Cantina
759dustin,
Mon Apr 15 19:03:07 EDT 2019
Great Tequila, Great Service, from Hermelinda and Marisol. Will be back again! Very inviting nice Music. Everyone at Barcelo should visit and buy a bottle before they leave Mexico. The older the age the better

Amazing time in Mexico with the Barcelo Maya and lots of sunshine :)
lbyclara, London, Canada
Mon Apr 15 09:29:33 EDT 2019
My stay at the Barcelo Maya started out a little difficult but was solved and we were placed in the right part of the resort with the rest of the wedding people. Overall the resort is big but moving around is easy either by foot down the beach or on the bus that arrives every 10 mins out side the buildings. The food, staff and rooms were all great. I would recommend visiting this resort . Either staying around your building which has everything or visiting the other parts of it. There is something for everyone . So just enjoy the sun and beach and relax.



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