My family of 5 (husband and 3 kids--14,12,11) and another family of 4--kids 12, 8--are headed to the Barcelo Maya from July 15-21. We are cross-eyed from reading all the reviews, so I decided to ask you wonderful people who post in this forum for suggestions for room location suggestions at the Barceló Maya and any family friendly (and relatively budget friendly) excursion suggestions. We'll be spending more time at the pool/beaches during the day, so we probably want to be closer to those areas. Any help on specific rooms,floors, areas, etc. to request would be much appreciated.
Also, if anyone has any recommendations for excursions that would appeal to families, those would be helpful as well.