My new husband and I stayed at this hotel 2nd May - 16th May, 2 lovely weeks! I will start with the only slightly bad thing I can think of, and that's to do with the holiday company Thomson/First choice not the hotel itself. After a 10 hour flight from Gatwick it took nearly 2 hours to be dropped off to the hotel, we were the 4th drop off which was the last and it was also the drop off that had the most people so I think they should have a dedicated bus for people just at the Barcelo resort, going straight there would only be an hour which is more like it.
We had read up alot on this hotel before booking and it read really well on trip advisor so we decided to book it for our honeymoon. We did ask the travel agent to make a request for a high floor and to mention it was our honeymoon but when we got there none of these requests had been met but we didn't care, the room we had was a superior double and I think the superior just refers to the bed really, the bed was absolutely huge and really comfy! There was a big flat screen tv on the wall with quite a few english channels. There was a fully stocked mini bar, which was filled everyday. There was fanta, coke, sprite etc.. which we were surprised to see. The maid went into the room everyday and changed the bedding and towels every other day. It was always kept really clean. The bathroom is huge with a nice big shower and the air con is lovely. There was also a free in room safe along with robes and slippers. We stayed in the Labna building which is close to the Caribe pool, it was lovely!!
They are gorgeous and there is are so many staff running around taking care of the place and everyone is so friendly and says "ola!"
There are also iguana's walking around, we only saw 2 the same 2 in the same places everyday, they don't bother you at all they are quite cute!
There is the main buffet restaurant at the Caribe which is "ok". There isn't much for breakfast that was very english. Only bacon and toast. There are lots of other bits to eat though, I liked the kids corner! There are also a la carte restaurants you can go to, we were allowed to go to 3 a week. We went to the Steak and the spanish, bother are nice, steak is probably the best, both restaurants are really romantic and the service is excellent. You do need to book them early though or they get booked up fast.
Pools and beach:
There are 3 pools that can be used, one at the Caribe (which we stayed in for the majority of the holiday) one at the beach side and one at the colonial. They are huge, they are so inviting and a great place to cool off in the hot sun! Each have a swim up bar and jacuzzi. The beach was one of the best beaches I've ever been to, the sand was white and fine and the sea was crystal clear and really shallow with lots of little fish.
We didn't do any of the excursions while we were there as most involve snorkling and it's not really our thing, but there is lots to do! Do the ATV tour on the quad bikes it was quite cheap and you get to go in a Cenote cave which was really nice. You can book it near the towel shack.
Overall this was the nicest cleanest, most beautiful place we have ever been to and we will definitely be back!!
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Maya Caribe Hotel Puerto Aventuras
- Barcelo Puerto Aventuras
- Barcelo Hotel Puerto Aventuras
- Barcelo Maya Caribe Beach
- Barcelo Maya Caribe Riviera Maya, Mexico - Puerto Aventuras