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Set amidst lush tropical gardens, the resort grounds at the Barceló Maya Beach are breathtaking. There is a sweet aroma that emanates from the beautifully perfumed gardens, as you walk around this family-friendly resort. On a pristine private beach, there is a large range of water sports to participate in including a catamaran, windsurfing, kayaks and diving, where you can receive one free lesson in the hotel pool before you head out to the big blue to test your new found skills. There is lots to keep the kids amused. There is a great kids' club for 4-12 years olds and their older siblings aren’t forgotten either with a disco in the evening for them to hang out with friends they have made during the day. As an extra bonus, guests of the Maya Beach can use all the pools, water park, pool bars, beach grill and snacks of the sister hotel Colonial Tropical. Importantly with such a large resort, you are always able to find a quiet spot to relax in privately or you can choose to be right in the thick of the action.
Where is it?
Ideally placed on the Riviera Maya, 15.5 miles south of Playa del Carmen, 22 miles north of Tulum and 46 miles south of Cancun airport. Transfer time from Cancun airport: 1 hour.
Eats and drinks
2 Buffet Restaurants serving International cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 3 à la carte restaurants: Don Quijote Spanish restaurant, open for dinner (reservations required). El Agave Mexican restaurant open for dinner (reservations required) and Mesa del Capitan. 2 grill/snack restaurants. 7 Bars: 1 in the lobby, 1 sports bar, 2 in the theatre, 2 swim-up bars and 1 in the discotheque.
Regular evening entertainment with live shows and cabaret nights. Jaguars discotheque.
Fun and games
2 swimming pools. 7 floodlit tennis courts and 1 multi-sports court with basketball. Table tennis, darts, archery, beach volleyball, giant chess and pool tables. Mini golf. Turkish bath, sauna and Jacuzzi. Fitness centre. Kids' Club for children aged 4-12 years including activities such as arts and crafts, pool and beach games, dance lessons and competitions. Playground. Teens Club. Water sports: Snorkelling (free equipment 1 hour per day), kayaks, catamaran* windsurfing*, diving (1 free lesson in the pool per stay), catamaran, water tricycles, water aerobics, water polo. Beauty salon*. Hairdresser.
Babysitting (on request)*. Gift Shops. Laundry service*. Cash machine. Medical service and ambulance available 24-hours*.
612 rooms on 3 floors in 3 buildings each with 4 lifts. All rooms will be allocated in the Beach or Caribe sections and have air-conditioning and ceiling fan, terrace or balcony, LCD flatscreen satellite TV, telephone, coffee maker, mini-bar (re-stocked daily), alarm clock, laptop size safety deposit box, hairdryer, iron and board, bathrobes and slippers. Superior Rooms with garden view, 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (11 years of age or under).
Junior Suite Ocean View Club Premium Rooms – have a terrace or balcony with views of the pool and sea and small lounge area, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (11 years of age or under).
Family Suites have a separate lounge with 2 sofa beds, kitchen, 2 garden view terraces and a bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 3 children (11 years of age or under).
Master Suite Ocean View Club Premium Rooms – have a terrace or balcony with views of the pool and sea and a separate lounge with a sofa bed and main bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (11 years of age or under).
Guests staying in Club Premium Rooms receive the following benefits: Early private check-in and late check-out (subject to availability) in the exclusive Club Premium area, personalised Concierge service, petit fours and domestic bottle of Champagne in the room upon arrival, pool towels in the room, VIP mini-bar (sodas, water, beer and snacks), premium in-room amenities, priority reservations in all à la carte restaurants (unlimited reservations subject to availability), room service included, premium brand liquors, free Internet access in all business centres and WiFi access throughout the property.
7 nights between 23-31 Dec '11, 01-06 Jan '12, 06-09 Apr '12, 23-31 Dec '12, 01-06 Jan '13 and 29 Mar-01 Apr '13.
DRESS CODE: Gentlemen are requested to wear long trousers and closed toe shoes in all à la carte restaurants.
*Denotes local charge.
All meals, snacks and afternoon tea, all local brand drinks by the glass. All activities and entertainment above unless otherwise specified.