We're coming to Mexico in June next year from the UK and can't decide between these two resorts. I have been to Cancun twice before staying at the Hyatt Zilara (when it was The Royal Cancun) and Riu Cancun. We prefered the Riu because of the fun atmosphere, beautiful water and food but there is no kids pool and we are taking two toddlers this time.
I would be grateful for any advice or help from anyone who is familiar with both the Barcelo Maya Resort (not the Palace section) and the Fiesta Americana Condesa. From reviews it seems like the foods better at the FAC but more to do and more night shows etc at the Barcelo. We're looking for somewhere lively but family orientated with nice buffet food (as a la cartes might not work well with toddlers) and nice beach and water colour (we were mesmerised at the Riu).