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Barcelo Maya Palace

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  • Reviews
  • What's Included
  • All Inclusive Features
  • Facilities
  • Accommodations
  • Restaurants & Bars
  • Kids
  • Spa
  • Weddings
  • Bonus
Our Opinion

A very family friendly hotel with lots of children around the kids pool. The main pool is lively and the adults pool is a quieter setting. So all in all, this resort has something for everyone. The buffet and a la carte restaurants are great, especially the French Restaurant. Free wifi in the lobby area. A good sized gym with modern equipment. Staying in the Palace section, you also get access to the whole Barcelo complex, giving guests an endless supply of a la carte restaurants to choose from, two great kids areas and a disco! A definite go-to resort for families and couples. However, if couples don't want lots of children around, this resort might not be for them as there are lots of families at this property.


Overview
The Barcelo Maya Beach Resort is part of Barcelo's most luxurious 5-hotel complex, designed to envelope you in a tranquil beachfront elegance, with stunning colonial-style architecture surrounded by lush tropical landscapes. Oversized windows look out to breathtaking views of palm-dotted sands leading to sparkling jewel-toned waters beyond. Offers a variety of sumptuous cuisines, luxurious accommodations and exhilarating activities.

Location: On a white sandy beach on the Mayan Riviera, 20 minutes to the town of Playa del Carmen and a 50 minute drive from Cancun airport.

Highlights
  • Can accomodate families of 5+
  • Three swimming pools
  • Kids Club
  • Exchange privileges with neighbouring hotels
  • "U-Spa"

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Marcie H : Marlboro, New York
Amazing View

Our view was so beautiful, it looked fake. So happy to look at it every day. The resort was amazing, the beach was beautiful, breath taking actually. The food was great in all the restaurants and buffets. The fact that not many hotel staff members speak English is annoying, you would think they would know standard phrases, but some knew nothing at all! We went top shelf so had the special check in service. That was my only other complaint, I didn't feel like I was being treated special, in fact, most of the time they acted like you were bothering them if you stooped in to ask a question or make a reservation. I paid a lot of money for that service so I expected to be treated nicely. Other than that, the resort was top shelf. We were in the Palace which could only be enjoyed by Palace guests not the guest of the other Barcelo hotels next door. I recommend you book any excursions on line ahead of time because you will pay a lot less.

  • Alan m :
Favorite Hotel..

As a family we have been many times and although there are other good hotels in the area, you just can't beat the fantastic staff and service. Everything is perfect, the atmosphere, the rooms, the food and choice of restaurants for premium members. Looking forward to another trip in the near future.

  • Nancy K :
Excellent in every way, except the food

Just stayed here for a family vacation. The resort was immaculate everywhere, all staff were exceedingly friendly and helpful, the beach was great with wonderful snorkeling and views of turtles just off the beach. Gorgeous huge pools, great drinks. But, the food was uninspiring. Really high caliber shows at night. Comfortable beds.

  • Jan J : Tea, South Dakota
Will be back

We visited here for six days for a family vacation. It was awesome all around. Upon arriving it seems we were upgraded to an oceanfront room. Midway through our stay the hotel asked us to switch rooms and put us in a corner suite which was huge! The beach here is beautiful, The grounds clean and the staff very professional overall. We had an especially good experience at the French restaurant, although all the restaurants we visited were good. Service was second to none. The only thing I can think of that is negative is there wasn't easy access to very many snacks around the beach or the pools. You had to walk all the way over to the buffet and get a plate and then bring it all the way back. It would be nice to have a few snack items around the bars. Overall a wonderful trip and a beautiful resort. We will be back, most definitely.

  • Jim0703 : Jim0703
Great Couple of Days

We stayed at this hotel as part of a site visit for an upcoming business group. The hotel grounds are immense and immaculate. This hotel is one of 5 on the property and the higher end of the group. The service was top notch, and everyone I encountered had a smile on their face and always said hello.The ocean front and beach area in fantastic and well maintained. Many palm trees dot the beach and provide great shade for those of us that don't enjoy baking in the sun. The coastline here is almost from a postcard, and the view is peaceful. If you are looking for a quaint small hotel, this is not the place, but if you are seeking everything you need in one place this is it. It's perfect for adults and kids, and the pools seem to be never ending throughout the property.The only reason I held back a rating fo 5 was the food. While the speciality restaurants (of which you need a reservation) were good, the buffet food was not much to speak of. While I know it 's hard to cook great food for several large buffets, there were some very weak options for the dinner meals. I have never been to an all-inclusive resort before, so perhaps this is typical of this type of hotel.All in all, I would come back and recommend!

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • Daily a la carte dining at specialty restaurants
  • Domestic drinks 9am-2am
  • Day & night tennis
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Catamaran
  • Diving (1 lesson free per week in the pool)
  • Aquatic bikes
  • Use of Jacuzzi, sauna & steam baths in fitness centre
  • Use of sun beds, beach towels and hammocks
  • Pitch and Putt (4 holes)
  • Billiards
  • Table tennis
  • Water polo
  • Beach volleyball
  • Mini-golf (daytime)
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Entrance to disco including domestic beverages
  • 756 junior suites
  • 3 swimming pools
  • Kids Club
  • 6 restaurants
  • 5 bars including swim up bar 
  • Tennis courts
  • Mini-golf
  • U-Spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Golf nearby
  • Internet (fee)

Junior Suite

  • 1 king or 2 double beds plus sofa bed
  • Garden view
  • A/C
  • Ceiling fan
  • LCD TV 
  • Digital in-room safe
  • Minibar stocked with beer, bottled water & soft drinks
  • Coffee maker
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Bathroom with tub 
  • Rain shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Pillow menu
  • Maximum occupancy 5 (maximum 3 children)

Junior Suite Pool View Premium Level

  • 1 king or 2 double beds plus sofa bed
  • Pool view
  • Petit fours and sparkling wine on arrival
  • A/C
  • Ceiling fan
  • LCD TV 
  • Digital in-room safe
  • Minibar stocked with beer, bottled water & soft drinks
  • Coffee maker
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Bathroom with tub 
  • Rain shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Pillow menu
  • Maximum occupancy 5 (maximum 3 children)

Junior Suite Ocean Front Premium Level

  • 1 king or 2 double beds plus sofa bed
  • Ocean view
  • Petit fours and sparkling wine on arrival
  • A/C
  • Ceiling fan
  • LCD TV 
  • Digital in-room safe
  • Minibar stocked with beer, bottled water & soft drinks
  • Coffee maker
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Bathroom with tub 
  • Rain shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Pillow menu
  • Maximum occupancy 5 (maximum 3 children)

Family Junior Suite

  • 1 king bed, 2 single beds and sofa bed
  • 2 bedrooms
  • A/C
  • Ceiling fan
  • LCD TV 
  • Digital in-room safe
  • Minibar stocked with beer, bottled water & soft drinks
  • Coffee maker
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Bathroom with tub 
  • Rain shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Terrace
  • Pillow menu
  • Maximum occupancy 5 (maximum 3 children)

Suite Ocean Front Premium Level

  • 1 king bed and sofa bed
  • Seperate living room
  • Gourmet selection of petit fours and bottle of wine
  • A/C
  • Ceiling fan
  • LCD TV 
  • Digital in-room safe
  • Minibar stocked with beer, bottled water & soft drinks
  • Coffee maker
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Bathroom with tub 
  • Rain shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • 3 Terrace with sun loungers
  • Pillow menu
  • Maximum occupancy 3

Premium Level Ocean Front Presidential Suite

  • 1 king bed
  • Ocean view
  • Gourmet selection of petit fours and bottle of wine on arrival
  • A/C
  • LCD TV
  • Pillow menu
  • Terrace
  • Sofa bed
  • Living room
  • Dressing room
  • Coffee maker
  • Digital in-room safe
  • Bathroom with hydromassage tub
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini bar
  • Rain shower
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Maximum occupancy 2 people

Restaurants

La Brasserie

  • A la carte for dinner
  • French
  • Reservations required
  • Formal dress code

Rodizio

  • A la carte for dinner
  • Brazilian
  • Reservations required
  • Dress code is formal

Caribe

  • A la carte for dinner
  • Caribbean
  • Reservations required
  • Dress code is formal

Mirador

  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • International
  • Dress code is casual

La Hacienda

  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Mexican
  • Dress code is casual

Coral Grill

  • Grill/buffet for lunch and dinner

Bars

  • Carey Lobby Bar
  • Theatre Bar
  • El Cielo Swim up Bar
  • The Lounge
  • Coco Pool and Swim up Bar

For the Kids - Children's water park and Kids Club for ages 4-12.

Barcelo Maya Palace offers the following U-Spa facilities and treatments:

Facilities

  • Massage rooms
  • Sauna
  • Gym
  • Beauty salon

Massages

  • Back, neck and shoulder massage
  • Relaxing massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Sports massage
  • Feet reflexology massage
  • Bamboo massage
  • Hot stone massage
  • Aromatic massage
  • Prenatal massage

Facial treatments

  • Deep cleansing facial
  • Luminous "C" facial
  • Anti free radicals facial
  • After sun facial
  • Facial for him

Wraps

  • Black mud wrap
  • Chocolate wrap
  • Yoghurt wrap
  • Green coffee wrap
  • After sun wrap
  • Seaweed wrap

Other treatments

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manicure, pedicure
  • Hair removal
  • Hair styling

Stay at 1, Play at 5 - Receive free access to all facilities including bars and restaurants at the Barcelo Maya Beach, Barcelo Maya Caribe, Barcelo Maya Colonial and Barcelo Maya Tropical.

Honeymoon Bonus - Room upgrade to an ocean view (subject to availability upon check-in), 1 breakfast in bed the morning  after arrival, bottle of domestic Champagne and fruit basket. Reserve at time of booking. Marriage certificate required upon check-in.

Wedding Package - Contact us for details: weddings@escapes.ca


Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Barcelo Maya Palace
    Riviera Maya,Mexico

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Barcelo Maya Palace
Carretera Chetumal-Puerto Juarez km 266.3 Carretera a Chetumal, Puerto Aventuras 77750 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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