Barcelo Maya Tropical & Colonial Beach

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Exceptional Values!
Extra Value: Receive up to a $1000 Resort Credit (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.
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
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
Barcelo Maya Tropical & Colonial Beach features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 16 Restaurants at Barcelo Maya Tropical & Colonial Beach:
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.
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.
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
Sharry6668, Beaver, Pennsylvania
Thu Jul 20 05:38:59 EDT 2017
This resort was great. From Nancy at the front desk to the pool bartender everyone was pleasant and professional. Rooms were very big we had two room 7160 and 7170 these room were close to the lobby. They were a five minute walk to the beach and pool area. The pool area had plenty of chairs under cover but you had to get there early to find seat under cover. We saw some chair with towels on them all day and nobody using them. We choose to get chair right by the pool on the beach under a big palm tree. Drinks at the bar were great the electric lemonade was yummy. I would suggest that they place clear bag around to put cups in when done with your drink. Yes their were people that pick them up but I think a collection area would make people clean up themselves. The food from buffet to specialty restaurants was delicious.We ate at three specialty restaurants Koto, Mexican and Capri all had great food and service. Overall this report is great, big and wonderful from wait staff to management everyone made our trip.

Abimael Kuyoc Cen @ Barcelo Maya Tropical
robroyrj5, Calgary, Canada
Wed Jul 19 18:31:27 EDT 2017
This place was amazing they have thought of everything!!! Food was wonderful, accommodations were fantastic and the best part was the wonderful staff. I simply can not say enough about every team members we came in contact with during our stay. Certainly plan to return to this paradise. Obviously some staff went out of their way to make our stay very entertaining and enjoyable, Abimael Kuyoc Cen was one of those staff members that went above and beyond. Thanks you all for your hard work & dedication you made our stay the best. Rob

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Cecilia C, los angeles, United States
Tue Jul 18 10:22:27 EDT 2017
We have stayed at this particular resort twice, two years in a row. Both experiences were very similar. Purchased our first trip there through Experia and the second one directly with the hotel (online). The hotel is a good hour by car from Cancun Airport. First time there we rented a car (through Expedia including insurance), but once we picked up the car at the airport, we were told it was not valid and felt pressured to buy it through them so we did. Because there's so much to do there at the resort, we did not leave at all so the car was practically just parked there during our stay. We paid close to $350 US Dollars for about 4 days of rental and felt it was a big waste of money. This second time there, we hired a taxi to take us from the airport to the hotel and it cost us about $80 dollars and were offered a return rate of $50 dollars. We decided not to use it and instead hired a taxi directly from the hotel and paid $65 to return to the airport. The hotel itself is very good. The service from all the employees is outstanding. All go the extra mile to make sure one has a great stay. We did not use the spa, so cannot comment. Even though all is included, we did tip all our waiters/waitresses. A couple of dollars go a long way for these employees. They all seem very happy to be working there. We understand Barcelo treats them very well and that's nice to hear; however, they don't make a ton of money, that's why tipping is very much appreciated by them. We could not get our first choice of upscale restaurant reservation so we went to the first sitting (5:30 pm) and were lucky to be seated since a family did not show up and their spot was given to us. The rooms were cleaned daily and a candy was left on the bed every night, except for the last night of our stay. The room service lad may have known that we were departing the next morning, and the service lacked. Coffee pot tray was not cleaned, coffee was not replaced, and toilet paper was lacking. We had to call the lobby to send us coffee. It took talking to 4 different people and about 5 hours to get a coffee refill sent to the room. The room seems stuffy. The mattresses are very old. Barcelo should invest in replacing those as well as update the old bathtubs. We also found not to be too many power outlets in the room. We only found two available outlets to charge our phones. A third outlet is used for the TV set and the coffee pot. The buffet was very good for breakfast and dinner, but not so much for lunch. The amount of food variety at lunch was poor. The dinner is themed, one night it was Mexican night, another Italian night. Tons of prosciutto and cheeses. The buffet huts by the pools don't have good quality food. The activities listed on the boards by the pool depend if enough people show up for it, so it's not something to count on. Beach soccer was moved to the back, to the regular grass soccer field, because people were playing volleyball at the beach. One big complain is that wi-fi is not included with your stay. They offer it free at certain times and only in certain places. It should be free 24/7 in the lobby, at the least. While there, for $15 we took a taxi from the hotel to Akumal Beach. While it's true that most people at Akumal want you to hire them to take you to see the turtles, many visitors just rent a life vest and goggles and sneak in themselves. It can be done if you don't get caught. The guides' prices vary a lot. Where the taxi drops you off, they give you a "deal" of $40 p/p. As you walk towards the beach, the prices lower. We decided that since renting the snorkeling gear and the life vest was going to be about $8 p/p, for $15 p/p we hired a guide to take us to see the turtles. We went to the little shack on the beach where for $15 it included the life vest, gear, and guide. We got to see 3-4 turtles, manta rays, and a couple of colorful fish.

Great service
Pat B,
Tue Jul 18 06:00:30 EDT 2017
My family and I had dinner at the buffet the first night we arrived. Had great waiters, Byron Zarrabal and Aquiles Sanchez, who went above and beyond in ensuring we had a great time. If this is how the rest of our stay will be, we know will be having a great time!

Spectacular for a family vacation
lisamariecavallaro, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mon Jul 17 19:34:33 EDT 2017
The resort, staff, rooms, service, activities and food exceeded our expectations. We can't wait to book another trip! We enjoyed afternoons by the pool and in the sea, soccer, Zzumba, fantastic dinners, friendly staff and fantastic shows at night! We made so many great family memories.

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