"8th visit – and still impressed"
Before we tried Barcelo Maya, about 18 -20 month ago we travelled a lot around Caribbean, including Barcelo Palace in DR, and other chains like Riu, Iberostar, Dreams, HR, etc. This was our 8th visit to Barcelo Maya in less than 2 years, and we tried couple of other places in between, but we couldn’t find anything that our daughter and we liked more as a cumulative experience.
The grounds are absolutely amazing, and getting better and better every time we come. They built and maintained well. It’s so spacious, differentiated, and filled with attractions and activities that it’s hard to get bored: amazing beaches filled with an aquatic life as soon as you enter the water, snorkeling – not quite as exotic as Hawaii but still lots of fun, aqua parks, dolphins, water sports, sport activities, kids / adult’s daily and nightly entertainment, restaurants, buffets, shopping – and list can go on and on. – there is fun for anyone and everyone.
The staff –is great, pretty much everywhere –and is absolutely determined to make your experience as pleasurable as it possible, especially it feels when you are coming back and everyone start knowing you and your kid – feels like home.
To name a few, I just want to mention team at Colonial / Tropical buffet: Marco Salinas / Guadalupe Pegueros – Thank you for everything. Carlos (one of the managers) – don’t remember your last name – but thanks for making your stay so pleasurable! Waiters - they great you at the door and everyone wants you to sit
Traveller from NYC