The Barcelo Maya Caribe hotel is located inside a fabulous All Inclusive Resort on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mexican Caribbean with over 2 km of fine white sand, crystal clear water and a stunning coral reef. The hotel, designed and built in a Mayan-inspired style, is surrounded by lush tropical gardens, beautiful paths and trails that are ideal for enjoying long walks or jogging. Enjoy a touch of class during your stay and indulge yourself in the exclusive benefits of the concept. The hotel offers 6 restaurants including 2 buffets, and 2 speciality restaurants: El Agave, serving Mexican cuisine, Don Quijote, a Spanish restaurant, 2 beach restaurants and 6 bars strategically located throughout the hotel The Barcelo All Inclusive programme offers 24-hour availability of snacks, meals and drinks. Enjoy all the hotel facilities, swimming pools, gym, shopping centre, and for the youngest members of the family, a mini-club and the new U-Kids Spa. You can enjoy all
This was our second trip to Barcelo Maya Beach Resort and this time we went with another family. The beach was beautiful and had soft white sand. Food was always available and there was lots of variety that the whole family could find something to eat. Loved not cooking the whole vacation. The grounds are beautiful and tropical and we loved walking around the place after dinner at night. Rooms were big enough for all 4 of us to stay in one room and they were very clean. Loved all the non motorized sports being included in the price. Wish the motorized ones could be included also. Felt very safe at the resort and did not mind the teens walking around without us. There was enough to do at the resort that we did not need to leave the resort to go anywhere else. Just loved relaxing on the beach. It is such a good value for your money. We would love to go back again.
Barcelo was AWESOME!!!! The staff was very helpful the resort was beautiful.
I have gone to Barcelo Maya Beach & Caribe and will continue to go back. Really good value for the money and one of the most beautiful beaches around. One year we were upgraded to the Barcelo Colonial & Tropical which is a little more updated and has indoor/air conditioned buffets but I pay for the beach, not the room and the Beach & Caribe is so much better. The other side is more rocky and less shade is provided my the immature palms. The rooms are basic but meet all of your needs and they recently upgraded the bedding/mattresses which makes a huge difference. I don't hesitate in the least to recommend this hotel to all. A good time will be had!
We were actually upgraded when we arrived to the Tropicale, but I have to presume that the hotels in this complex are generally similar. Buffet food was reasonably good - not amazing, not terrible, and the steakhouse we ate in one night was pretty good. The grounds were pristine and gorgeous, and service was attentive although not always prompt. I can't imagine having a bad time here, and I'll definitely be back!
This place has it all. The beaches were absolutely fantastic. So beautiful. The pools were absolutely fantastic. The grounds were so beautiful and manicured. The rooms were incredible - large, VERY clean, beautiful. Plenty of activities for folks of all ages. I went with my sister in law who loved lounging in a chaise on the beach and going to the spa, my adult sons (it was their birthdays) and 2 of their friends who loved the nightlife, the water sports and the girl watching, but I also saw plenty of others older and younger with children who ALL seemed to be having a great time. Although there were many people the complex is SO big you never feel crowded or cramped. The food was good. Be for real - when you are serving so many all thru out the day you have to expect mass production. I thought they did a great job. Easy access to many of the sights. All in all - WE WISH WE WERE THERE NOW!!!
Maybe not the lap of luxury, but clean, friendly, amazing beach, great snorkling right off the beach, variety in meal choice, and the kids loved it. Super waterpark for kids and good kids-club. Good price and no long line-ups for meals or at bars. Would stay again.
We just loved the area. The beach was clean, staff was friendly, BUT the food was horrible. Breakfast good, lunch and dinner we did not care to much for. If I did have the chance to go again we probably would. A good vacation and you don't put on much weight>>>
My wife and I stayed at the Barcelo Maya 2/17/09 to 2/23/09 and thoroughly enjoyed it. We have stayed at many all-inclusives in Mexico and this was the best. It is a huge complex that is interwoven with lovely walkways through meticulously groomed grounds. Although they have removed a huge chunk of the original jungle (developments do that) they have left much of the jungle intact with iguanas and birds wandering through and with signs telling about the critters. They also encourage recycling and seem to have a foward thinking environtmental look. It was fun seeing and interacting so many European folks and there influence (not just the men are topless). Though they may smoke more, we were in an entirely smoke free building, and the restaurants have smoke free areas so that was not a problem. The food was fine and abundant, service was impeccable, cleanliness was great. Wonderful beach...probably about 1-1.5 miles long, great for running and walking. Great gym, great snack bars, great pools. Even saw a sea turtle while kayaking!!
Had a grat time, the beach and the whole resort was beautiful. Very friendly staff who would go above and beyond for you. A few areas which could be improved, the bed was hard as a rock, but then again i didnt sleep much anyway ;) The food at the buffet was pretty bland but they had quite an assortment of food to choose. The best place to eat was Captain Morgans Grill. Room service was good too and pretty cheap. The bars inside was nice and well stocked, however poolside bars werent stocked well. The A/C worked fine, the trick is to keep your key card inside the slot while you are in your room or sleeping or else it will go off after a certain time. Rooms were very clean and kept up on a daily basis. Overall, i give it an 8 out of 10.
This is a beautiful property, but that is really where the good stops. It is a long ways, approximately 50 miles south of the cancun airport, has very few english speaking employees, the grounds are huge and requires a lot of walking to go anywhere including to eat or get a drink. The buffet is just ok, but caters to the south american clients which means you have to look hard for something you can eat. Breakfast is good. The beach is beautiful, but there is no drink service on the beach and there is no drink service at the pool other than gpoing to the bar. Don't tip anyone. Your service is no different. I saw no one else tipping, so I stopped after the third day.
Got off to a bad start in Cancun had 3 planes land at once and only one girl to get everyone thru customs. Resort was too far away from airport. Would never use Olympus Tours again (stay way from them) the cab fare would have been 1/2 of the amount that the two of us were charged. After dropping off one group our van broke down we were stuck on the side of the road while the driver was flagging down any bus that came along after 20 minutes in the heat we finally flagged down a taxi and paid to get to our hotel. We landed at 3:00 pm and finally got to our resort at 7:30 pm. The staff did not have a record of our payment I booked thru travel website and had a copy of my payment email with me thank god. Room was nice grounds were beatiful. Our safe was broken, we called the maintenance department and they came right away and fixed it. Quite a few of the staff did not speak English at all. Front desk does not make change in US dollars you can only get pesos. The food was terrible same food everyday and the buffet areas were outside and extremely hot. Best place was Captain Morgan's. If going to any of the other restaurants guys have to wear long pants. They tell you you need to wear pants to Captain Morgan's but you don't.
The trip started with the rude front desk staff. no service. no follow through. The floors in the rooms were filthy, the linens stunk the pillows and beds were as hard as rocks. The tv controllers in both of our rooms did not work. The air conditioning in one of our rooms was broken. The safe was broken. Several of the lights did not work. We reported these to the front desk several times to no avail. The bellman up front was supposed to have a van waiting for us one day alas, they did not schedule as planned either. bar service is very slow. on several occasions we had to serve ourselves. Some wait times 20-25 minutes. This is not a four star hotel. Neither is it cheap. On a 1-10 scale I would give it a 3.
My boyfriend and I went and from the time we got there we were waiting forever for our room. Once in there, the air never got cool even set on the lowest setting and the bed was so hard it made both our backs ache. Birds swoop at your plate at the open buffet and no air in there either it was horrible.