The grounds at Barceló Maya Palace are lush and beautiful; everywhere you look you can see the attention to detail that has been taken. Barceló is a very large complex but I feel like it’s much easier to get around at Barceló Maya Palace than it is at other hotels. You can walk or take the train around the resorts, and in the middle of the complex is the shopping center. It’s a huge market of shops that carries any souvenir you could possibly want. There is also a disco shared by all the hotels in the Barceló complex.
Barceló Maya has nice big pools with swim up bar and fantastic waterpark for the kids. There’s also an adults only (18+ years old) pool for my clients looking for a little more peace and quiet. For kids aged 4-12, there is a wonderful thing called Barcy Club. Parents can sign up their kids for an hour or even all day and the activity staff do various activities with them. There is also a playground and mini-golf on the resort.
The beach at the Maya is a little rocky but it’s great for snorkeling. Remember to bring your water shoes. Just a short scroll down the beach is a perfect swimmable beach. The rooms are beyond wonderful; they are spacious, comfortable, have great security and very good maid service.
I love the variety of food at Barceló Maya Palace. Buffets were excellent in selection and quality of food is good. I always prefer to eat at the al carte restaurants and think the French and Mexican are my favorites. A note on dining — Guests staying 3 nights or less are allowed one a la carte dining experience, staying 4-6 nights are allowed 4 a la carte and staying 7+ nights are allowed 6 a la carte. Make their reservations as soon as you arrive. The a la carte restaurants can fill up quickly.
I have stayed here three times and always upgrade to Premium Club. It allows me WIFI, Premium brand liquor and unlimited access to all the restaurants in the complex. Love the disco and live entertainment in the bar. This hotel is great for families and large groups or destination weddings. Couples on a honeymoon might be better suited at a different hotel. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the resort. Jacque@doyoutravelsmart.com. Here’s a link to more information on Barcel Maya Palace. http://doyoutravelsmart.com/Barcelo_Maya_Palace_Deluxe.html