We were at the Barcelo Maya Tropical Feb 11-18th, 2012. We were there with a huge group (around 30-40 people) to attend a destination wedding. The resort is massive, so it was very confusing to get around at first. A little overview:
Rooms: 1st floor rooms smell musty/mildewy, if you can, ask for a 2nd floor room
Restaurants: buffet comparable to other large all-inclusive buffets (not very good, but we could always find something we liked). For the sit-down restaurants, Mare Nostrum (seafood) was my favorite! If you get the lobster tail, pick the grilled lobster, that way you get the whole tail. The Japanese restaurant, Kyoto, was also very good (hibachi style). The steak house, Santa Fe, was also better than we had anticipated. The Italian restaurant, Capri was horrible! Not one person liked the food there!
Service: the service was okay.. I know the staff works very hard, the resort is so massive, I just think they can't accomodate everything everyone wants or needs. They do have the friendliest staff! At the lobby bar tell Cinto "hola"! Service was also slow at the swim-up bar, but come on, you are on vacation.. no rush, right? a tip goes a long way! You have to try the coconut drink (it's just coconut water and whatever top shelf alcohol you want in it) very refreshing, and you get to drink it out of the coconut! you don't get that in Minnesota!
The grounds are immaculate! Beach was excellent for snorkeling! the wedding on the beach was gorgeous! All in all it was a wonderful trip! If you don't mind huge resorts, I would recommend this resort.. if you are looking for something more intimate, this is not your place to go...
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Maya Tropical Hotel Puerto Aventuras
- Barcelo Puerto Aventuras
- Barcelo Hotel Puerto Aventuras
- Barcelo Maya Tropical Puerto Aventuras, Mexico - Riviera Maya