Open Jaw

Options Galore, For The Clients Who Want Everything

From go-karts to 16 restaurants, the options keep coming at Barceló Maya Grand

“Options galore” is how Rick McCauley, Director of Sales & Marketing Canada for Barceló Hotels & Resorts, describes the experience at the Barceló Maya Grand Resort, a six-hotel, 3,000+-room complex on the Riviera Maya that features 16 restaurants, a dolphinarium, water slides, mini-golf, a surfing simulator and an adrenaline-packed adventure park – just to name a few of the multitude of amenities.

Barceló Maya Grand Resort

It’s those two words – “options galore” -- that ensure your family clients won’t hear the dreaded two words -- “I’m bored” -- from the younger members of the party.

“It’s practically impossible to be bored at this resort, because it offers something for just about every taste, from incredible spa experiences to zip lines, sophisticated dining to a bowling alley. And that’s not even mentioning the incredible beach and watersports, the pools, the entertainment…it’s the polar opposite of boring,” says McCauley.

Active guests can enjoy tennis courts, mini-golf, pool aerobics, beach volleyball, water polo, darts and archery. Water sports options include sailboats, windsurfing, kayaks, and catamarans. Each week the resort also hosts a free scuba diving lesson in the pool.

The on-site U-Spa features a hydrotherapy circuit with hot and cold plunge pools, saunas, steam rooms, 26 treatment rooms and a world-class fitness centre. 

“It’s practically impossible to be bored at this resort, because it offers something for just about every taste.” 

At the new Ventura Fly and Ride -- the most comprehensive adventure park in the Mexican Caribbean that opened earlier this year -- guests can experience 11 exciting attractions without ever leaving the Barceló Maya Grand Resort. While it comes with an extra charge – a single-day adult pass goes for US$79, child pass is US$59 – the park is only open to resort guests, so there won’t be a lot of time spent waiting in lines.

Your clients will get a lot of thrills for their money, with choices like the Plane Coaster,  

a gravity driven roller coaster that begins at an altitude of almost 100 feet. It zooms around the circuit, offering awesome views of the Caribbean Sea and the Mayan Jungle. 

Then there’s the Parachute Landing, a free-fall experience from 35 feet above the ground. There’s a Bungee Swing, where guests step off an airplane wing from an altitude of almost 35 feet. And there’s AquaZip, a thrilling zipline ride that ends with a “splash” landing. 

Those are just a few of the choices on the ‘Fly’ side of the park. For more adrenaline, the ‘Ride’ side offers a skill-testing driving circuit using Polaris Ace vehicles, a 1,200 foot Go Kart track and a curvy Quad Cycle closed-circuit track.

“It’s something unique. When you drive into the complex, the adventure park is on both sides of the road. So the excitement starts building even before check-in, even before they’ve seen the amazing beach and pools and rooms and suites,” says McCauley.

A vacation week goes by quickly, so for clients who want to make the most of it – and want options galore – the Barceló Maya Grand Resort should be high on the recommendation list.


Tamara McLeod
November 13, 2019 at 09:08

Looking for 1 or 2 weeks from fredericton last week of February


Enter Code: