The Barcelo Maya Beach & Caribe is an all inclusive resort in the Riviera Maya about 40 minutes south of the Cancun airport. This spot is a great place for a vacation and probably has the best beach in Riviera Maya that offers a lot of great activities you can enjoy while on your trip.
The Barcelo Maya Beach is a large resort with almost everything you will need for a great vacation all in one spot. The rooms are a decent size and are pretty nice but not super fancy. There are about 800 rooms at this resort with there also being two other Barcelo Resorts next door.
One great quality that I love about this resort is the fact that the pool sits right next to the beach. This makes for a fabulous vacation because you can sit at the pool and look out at the beach or you can sit at the pool and watch your kids play at the beach. Many resorts in Riviera Maya have mangroves that separate the pools from the beach but I prefer a resort that has both the pool and the beach together as it makes for a better family vacation.
One of the other nice features with this resort is that they have a pier on the beach with snorkel equipment that you can use. With this you don’t need to take an expensive excursion to snorkel. You can snorkel right on the beach at the Barcelo Maya Beach and enjoy some of the most amazing fish you will ever see right at your fingertips! Snorkeling is included in the all inclusive packages at this resort and is a fun activity that you and your kids will enjoy. The beach and pool area also have ping pong tables and a basketball court where your kids can spend some time having fun.
The food at the Barcelo Maya Beach resort is also good, it is not great but good. It is hard to feed over 800 people and offer fabulous food. The ala carte restaurants require reservations and they can sometimes be difficult to make so make sure you make them early on if you want to eat there. I always suggest that the first thing you do when you check into the Barcelo Maya Beach is to make your dinner reservations. If you try to make reservations and they don’t have exactly what you want, just take what they give you as you can change the times once you get closer to the date.
The Barcelo Maya Beach in the Riviera Maya also offers a great spa along with a shopping center right on the resort complex where you can find gifts for friends and family back home. The resort complex offers everything you could want from your vacation including a large workout facility.
If you are looking for a great family friendly resort in the Riviera Maya, I recommend the Barcelo Maya Beach. It really is a great place to relax , enjoy the beach and have fun with your friends or family.