As you pull up the drive to the new Barcelo Maya Riviera, an adults-only, all-suite resort in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, you immediately realize this is not your typical all-inclusive resort. Lining both sides of the drive are hundreds of flags representing countries all over the globe. Beyond, stands a spacious, sleek lobby, minimalistic in design, the focal point—a striking painting behind the front desk by Mexican artist Julie Sasson.
The furniture in the open-air lobby is unobtrusive, as ahead lays a breathtaking view of the sparkling aqua and blues of the Caribbean Sea, punctuated by the linear lines of thousands of statuesque palm trees. To the left is the lobby bar and the right a private Premium Level lounge for those guests staying in this upgraded category.
The resort is laid out in a U-shape, and as a result, 700 of the 850 rooms have ocean views. Of the rooms, all suites and jr. suites—110 have swim-up pools with a tiled lounge chair for two built-in with side tables for cocktails, of course. A highlight of the guestroom’s patio is a luxurious jacuzzi with high-speed jets that is a perfect vantage point to watch the sun go down in a cacophony of reds and oranges.
There are four infinity pools on the resort, but the star of the show is the 1.2-mile powder white-sand beach.
“With the opening of Barcelo Maya Riviera, Barcelo Hotel Group strengthens its commitment to Mexico and the travel agent community, boosting the development of the market and providing a new all-inclusive, luxurious adults-only experience for our guests,” says Juan Perez, sr. v.p. of sales and marketing for Barcelo Hotel Group Latin America. “The property’s authentic and modern design stands out as a breath of fresh air from other all-inclusives in the area.”
The elevated dining experience you find at Barcelo Maya Riviera is not what is found at a typical all-inclusive resort. The spaciousness of the restaurants sets the stage for dishes that are works of arts. Surprises await such as the tacoyaki bar that is part of the Agave Restaurant where guests can enjoy delicious tacos as they watch the chef prepare them.
Sapporo Nikkei is the resort’s Japanese restaurant and features 10 Teppanyaki tables and one Robatayaki table for fireside cooking. There is also French fine dining and Italian, not to mention an expansive buffet restaurant with international cuisine available for breakfast and lunch.
An elaborate wellness experience awaits Barcelo Maya Riviera guests at Barcelo Maya Grand Resort’s 33,000-sq.-ft. U-Spa with 26 treatment suites, a fitness center, a hydrotherapy circuit featuring hot and cold plunge pools, and aromatherapy showers.
What makes a stay at Barcelo Maya Riviera even more special is that guests staying
here have privileged access to all offerings at Barcelo Maya Grand Resort complex’s
five other resorts: Barcelo Maya Palace, Barcelo Maya Beach, Barcelo Maya Caribe, Barcelo Maya Colonial and Barcelo Maya Tropical, featuring 22 restaurants, 19 bars, 10 pools, three theaters, three water parks and a bowling alley.
One of the newest offerings is Ventura Fly & Ride Park that swung, and I mean swung, open its doors March of 2019. The newest, most comprehensive adventure park in the Mexican Caribbean, there are 11 world-class attractions here that include ziplining, ropes, go-kart, and ATV riding.
If thrills are your thing, Barcelo Maya Riviera has them.
What’s In it For Travel Advisors
Barcelo Hotel Group is committed to its ongoing partnership with travel advisors. The company’s Barcelo Pro Rewards loyalty program was designed exclusively to reward travel advisor efforts with cash and rewards, plus points, which can be redeemed towards complimentary room nights and gift cards at any Barcelo Hotel Group property in Latin America, the Caribbean or Mexico. For more information or to register, go to barceloprorewards.com/en-us and if you have questions or need help setting up your account, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barcelo Maya Riviera: barcelo.com/en-us/barcelo-hotels/hotels/mexico/riviera-maya/barcelo-maya-riviera