Barcelo Maya Tropical & Colonial Beach

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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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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.
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
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
Barcelo Maya Tropical & Colonial Beach features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 16 Restaurants at Barcelo Maya Tropical & Colonial Beach:
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.
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.
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
Family Vacay group of 9
Wed Aug 16 22:07:32 EDT 2017
GREAT RESORT! Family friendly, food was very good. A lot of options at the buffets. Breakfast was good. But the omelette station can take a really long time if u happen to get behind people who want an egg white only omelette, the poor omelette chef has to crack a billion eggs 1 by 1 Ughhh! They could prob use 1 more omelette chef. Drinks were just ok. Stick to margaritas and beer and you will be happy. Pools are huge, not over crowded. Some parts of the beach were rocky but the Caribe beach was very nice, no rocks and very calm. A lot of fish off the dock, fun to swim with. We unfortunately only made it to 1 of of our 2 A la carte dinners. We ate at the hibachi grill in the Tokyo restaurant and it was very very good. Tempura was amazing and the main dish was tasty. The others in our party ate at the sante fe steak house and said it was very good as well. The kids had a blast at the kiddie pool and enjoyed the night time entertainment as well. Reserve your dinners as soon as you check in and if you plan on doing water sports you should reserve that right away too! Go to the water sports station near the dock, It gets booked fast. If you happen to need to buy goggles or beach toys, floaties etc.... make sure you buy them at the mexican plaza or even your main lobby. The gift shop at the dock charges double for the same cheap stuff. And my goggles broke with in 5 min!!!The staff members are nice for the most part. Everyone is helpful but some could afford to put in a little more effort in the friendliness department. The rooms in the tropical veracruz section are dated for sure. Most of the other buildings look like they have been remodeled. Our room was basic, but clean and and had a heck of an A.C. We joked and called our room the igloo! It was a nice relief from the heat and humidity. Beds were a bit hard but I still slept like a baby. The couch bed was nice and soft and more comfy than the actual beds. If you plan on using the double decker bus to get to the other hotels or the maya mall, just make sure u take the bus that is actually heading in that particular direction. 2 busses run at the same time. We weren't paying attention and got on the wrong one and it took take an eternity to get just 2 hotels over since we had to go to every stop heading in the wrong direction untill it turned around and headed to where we needed to go. We could have walked it faster! Over all it was a nice experience. I would definitely return.

Mom's vacation
Wed Aug 16 17:13:36 EDT 2017
"You get what you pay for" it was inexpensive...service was lacking some days by some people, other days were was descent. Language barrier was sometimes a huge issue. Rooms were mostly clean but saw dirty corners and bugs. Loud theatre right outside made it difficult to rest early in the evening.

Good family destination with beautiful beach
Courtphillips, Lufkin, Texas
Wed Aug 16 15:44:16 EDT 2017
We just got back Monday from a 5 night stay with 2 young boys (6 & 3). We booked through Expedia & originally booked Barcelo Colonial but was redirected to the tropical lobby. It was annoying that they changed our reservation/room without notifying us but got over it quickly. Rooms were small but nice that the couch in corner was made up like a day bed. Beds were not comfy at all & there no washcloths or bath floor mat the 1st 2 days & one night we were left with 1 towel to share. It was nice to have slippers & bathrobes though. We had to wear bracelets that signified which hotel we were staying in & both boys wanted to pull them off constantly. Be prepared for a lot of walking! This place is huge. We got lost getting back to our room the first night 😂 The first night my husband went to make reservations for dinner for the week & was told sorry they're all booked. Really?! So I guess we'll eat the buffet all week. The lady "pulled some strings" & got us in at the seafood place & the hibachi. So definitely if you go make dinner reservations asap! However, the buffets were great & easy enough with kids. The beach was wonderful! Yes, very rocky in some areas. My husband snorkeled & saw some interesting fish, stingray, an eel & a sea turtle (to the far left of beach looking out to water). The fish along the pier are used to being fed bread & cereal & are everywhere! We snorkeled right there amongst them. My youngest boy loved all of the kiddie pools! Had a blast. They also loved putt putt golf & the bowling arcade. We had family pictures made on beach & our photographer was so great!!! I wish I could remember her name but she is awesome with kids! My husband & boys didn't even want to take pictures so I reduced our hour long session to 30 min but she kept their attention & kept them smiling for an hour going above & beyond. The session is free but pics are $20 each (digital) & turned out great & I ended spending double of what I had planned 😬 but a great service to take advantage of! We had the $1000 resort credit with booking but be careful because it is not actual credits. It's more like discounts on certain things & services. We misunderstood & were disappointed. There's a good mix of many nationalities there, which I like to see. There was a big group of loud, drunk Americans but also numerous rude Europeans that have no regard of how waiting your turn works (cutting at the bar, buffet, checking out) or saying please, thank you, excuse me, etc... I guess since I'm a Southern girl... manners, kindness & general respect for others ranks high on my list of how to live & interact with others. Overall, this a great family oriented place just a few hiccups here & there.

Good trip!
R8329ERjennyt, Lindenhurst, Illinois
Wed Aug 16 12:07:32 EDT 2017
Barcelo was a good experience, but not the best. We are very happy we did the premium package because it does have perks... discounts on shopping, more a la carte choices, easier check in, no towel cards to name a few. If you are a foodie, you'll be disappointed... buffet choices are okay if you are staying 5 days, but we were there 9 and it got old. A la carte was better quality food, not a lot of choices though. The only a la carte restaurant that was disappointing was the Mediterranean one. Nothing had flavor. The rest of them were good. Bars are in many locations and they'll make anything but there wasn't any drink that was special. Typical drinks like pina coladas or daiquiris were so so. Pool was big, clean, and had options for kids and adults. It was very busy at the hotel but I never felt like it was crowded which was great. There was always a lounge chair open. Beach was beautiful... fish swimming by you and if you're lucky enough sea turtles too. That was a highlight!! Tips... be prepared for lots of walking... the resort is huge! Bring plenty of singles for tips for your staff. Bring a Yeti cup for drinks to stay cold. Bring water shoes if you plan to spend a lot of time in the ocean... there are rocky areas. Overall for the cost, the trip was good. It is not a fancy resort but it is nice. Clean, plenty to do, nice staff for the most part, nice size room, spa was amazing!!!

Father and Son
todalans, Dallas, Texas
Wed Aug 16 11:25:29 EDT 2017
The resort was decent but he activities were not updated and we never found organized activities for my son. The water toys are booked all day, we were only able to use snorkel gear. I like the resort but it did not have the beach feel I was hoping for until you actually got to the beach.

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