Our summer trip to Riviera Maya



We stayed at the Barcelo Maya Palace and absolutely loved it. It was worth it to get the deluxe upgrade wristbands for the private beaches and extra a-la-carte restaurants. The place is huge. Our room had a gorgeous balcony.

More photos from Barceló: https://www.barcelo.com/barcelohotels/en_us/hotels/mexico/riviera-maya/hotel-barcelo-maya-palace/photos.aspx

Best family friendly resort in Cancun?

What’s another spot nearby that has the same vibe? Which resorts in Riviera Maya, Cozumel, or Puerto Plata have you been to?


Check out Breathless Riviera Maya or Valentin. They are both adult only.


any more details on the wristband policy? How many bands did they have? What was the upgrade fee and process like?


I didn’t get the complete details of the wristbands but I can tell you there are several, each one for different levels of access to restaurants, gym, spa, etc.


What’s the story with the agency specific bands? Any special privileges associated with those?