Top 10 Reasons to Wed at Barcelo Maya Grand Resort

Riviera Maya, Mexico, is an incredible destination to holiday in. And better yet, to exchange vows. There are many fantastic all-inclusive resorts within this beach lovers paradise. However, I have to put this one of a kind resort at the top of my destination wedding list. Here are my Top 10 Reasons to wed at Barcelo Maya Grand Resort!

10) Safety Protocols Abound Here

These days we all see an ever-changing environment when it comes to Covid19. Resorts worldwide have come together to provide a long list of safety standards and protocols—all with you and your wonderful wedding guests in mind. Barcelo has the highest standards in Prestigious Standing with Cristal International Standards. They have the “We Care About You Program“. Designed to keep you all safe and enjoying the wonderful wedding holiday you all deserve.

9) Barcelo Maya Grand Resort- Six Resorts in One!

Firstly, I want to break down the fabulous resorts found within this vast vacation oasis. The properties consist of Barcelo Maya Palace Barcelo Maya Colonial, and Tropical. Barcelo Maya Caribe and Beach. And the newest addition Barcelo Maya Riviera Adults. All resorts are all-inclusive, and each resort itself easily falls into my Top Reasons to wed at Barcelo Maya Grand Resort.

Within all of the Barcelo Maya Grand Resort complex, you are going to find Wifi. And best of all, it’s all complimentary. Additionally, all properties are located on one of the best beaches in Riviera Maya. And no worries about finding room accommodations. There a grand total of 6310 rooms available. And all reside within these six properties. Now that’s a lot of room space to accommodate even the largest, grandest destination wedding! And one of my Top 10 Reasons to wed at Barcelo Maya Grand Resort.


Maya Colonial and Tropical

Within these two all-inclusive resorts, you have 840 lovely Superior room categories. Along with 100 Jr suite Oceanfront rooms, 12 family suites. And 12 in my favourite category, the oceanfront Suites. These two properties share two large pools, a wide variety of restaurants. And best of all, you have complete sharing privileges with the Maya Beach and Caribe.

Maya Beach and Caribe

Maya Beach and Caribe are very similar resorts to the Colonial and Tropical. Here you will share 849 Superior rooms. They have 137 Jr suite Oceanfront rooms. And you’ll also find swim-up suites within this section. This area also offers family suites. They lend themselves well to extended family. It often depends on which supplier you book in that provides these four all-inclusive resorts. They price very similarly. And all offer a wonderful selection of restaurants, pools and bars. Similarly, you have sharing privileges with Maya Colonial and Tropical.


Maya Palace

The Maya Palace Resort is the highest level all-inclusive family section of the Barcelo Maya Grand Resort. It offers 606 Jr Suites. Many offering stunning oceanfront views. There are six families suites, perfect for wedding guests bringing children. And additionally, those bringing the extended family. The Maya Palace also offers two presidential suites. These suites wonderful for small functions such as a pre-wedding cocktail hour.

8) Fabulous Oceanfront Views

With this all-inclusive resort, you’ll stay in one and play at five. One of the main differences with Barcelo Maya Palace resort is the view. You’ll have the option to book Garden view or Oceanview. However, the Premium suites will automatically be oceanview. Or even oceanfront. The Master Suites are perfect for brides. It’s a great room for getting ready on your wedding day. And there’s plenty of room for all your beloved bridesmaids. This section is family-friendly. And this is the property that offers that one of a kind stunning wedding gazebo!


7) Opt-in for Premium Level, and you won’t be Sorry

Premium level gives you priority restaurant reservations; room service is included. Access to hydrotherapy is included at the U spa. You will love this. Try to book premium if the budget allows for these extra. Premium Alcohol. You’ll also receive the best room views, priority reservations, 20% off in the spa and beauty salon. Great for bridal parties. And you’ll also receive room service.

6) Barcelo Maya Riviera Adults only

Barcelo Maya Riviera Adults Only Resort is the newest addition to Barcelo Maya Complex. And it easily makes my Top 10 Reasons to marry at Barcelo Maya Grand Resort. All premium rooms have stunning ocean views. You’ll find Garden views on the back end. And to note, all swim-up suites are premium level. Here you will also find a massive infinity pool. And to top it off, a spectacular wide stretch of divine beachfront.

Amazing 5 Star Amenities

Head over to the Music Bar is for a fun day of partying. Or head over to the swim-up pool where you can relax your days away. You’ll find stunning artwork throughout the property. And the facilities are simply amazing. There are four a la carte restaurants and five premium alcohol bars. My favourite is Agave, where the Mexican food is heavenly. The tacos are the best in Mexico here! Supora Japanese and Peruvian food will fill your senses with international flavours. And don’t forget the Chill out area. It comes complete with your own party DJ. Not to mention a disco located right on the property. There is even a disco located on the property.


5) Amenities – Barcelo Maya Grand Resort

The list of amenities within these six properties is endless. So I’ll note some of my favourites. And trust me, there are so many more to choose from. For families, you’ll enjoy Minigolf, a Pirate Island for children, Surf Pool Surf Rider,  and a Diving Centre just for starters.

To add to this, you’ll enjoy a six-lane bowling alley and full-size soccer field. These are two of my top recommendations for group activities. And you’ll enjoy hours of entertainment and shopping at the Maya Mall. It’s all just so much fun!


4) Sports -Barcelo Maya Grand Resort

There are again so many different sports you can enjoy within this amazing holiday complex. Two tennis courts and 2 paddle courts are available. Perfect for the tennis players in your group. Water aerobics is ongoing in each of the resorts main swimming pools. Then get ready to play a group game of beach volleyball. On one of the whites stretches of beach in Mexico. Next, you enjoy water polo, table tennis, badminton and much more. For the golfers in your group, there are both 9 and 18 hole golf courses located nearby. In both Puerto Aventuras and Playa del Carmen.

3) Spa Heaven

The U Spa is a divine centre to enjoy the day in and out. You’ll want to check with your travel specialist in regards to what room you book as several room categories include complimentary access to the water areas within the spa. I’ve spent many an afternoon here while on holiday. And it’s a fabulous way to relax. And unwind all while enjoying that beautiful Mexican sun.

For children, they have thought of it all. The Spa includes a children’s only spa. I can’t think of anything more fun than taking your children over to the kid’s spa. Kids can enjoy a mani-pedi and all kinds of other treatments, with children’s fun in mind. It’s a pampering treat your children will never forget.

2) Restaurants and Bars -Barcelo Maya Grand Resort

It’s incredible how many food and drink options you can enjoy at Barcelo Maya Grand Resort. Firstly, you have four international buffets. They serve delicious food fare from Breakfast to dinner. Right up until 10:00 pm. You’ll enjoy eight speciality restaurants, including Mexican, Spanish and Japanese. Plus, there are four snack bars, my favourite being Capitan Morgan!. Then what’s not to love about 15 bars. All conveniently located throughout the six all-inclusive properties.  Each resort has sharing privileges with at least three other resorts within the complex. And the Riviera Maya Adults only offers dining and bar privileges at all six resorts!


1) Weddings -Barcelo Maya Grand Resort

Barcelo is well known for its amazing weddings! And Barcelo can do up to six weddings a day. And not to worry about overcrowding. There are so many unique locations to marry. You’ll never see another bride on your special day! Plus, they have a whole wedding department on the property. Complete with a very professional team of dedicated wedding experts. Another one of the Top 10 Reasons to wed at Barcelo Maya Grand Resort.


Conclusion -The future of weddings abroad

Firstly, we’ve discovered through this blog that couples still want to get married abroad. It’s so much fun for family and friends. Secondly, it gives couples, and their treasure guests extended time to get to know each other. Because often so many guests travel from different areas to your destination wedding venue.  It’s a great way to start new lifelong family relationships and friendships.

Thirdly, we know resorts worldwide are doing their part to keep our loved ones safe while travelling. And new airline safety and hygiene protocols will make travel safer than ever in the coming years. Lastly, we’ve all bee cooped up for way too long now. I see a sea full of wedding guests enjoying beach destinations again very soon.  It’s right around the corner again for Covid-19 & Wedding Travel.

Liz Moore 

Destination Wedding Expert