October 28, 2015 | By VACV |
Rick McCauley is the Senior Director of Sales & Marketing for Barceló Hotels & Resorts. He travels a lot. And one of his most-loved escapes is the Riviera Maya. He takes us on a tour of his favourite places, and some of his top family-friendly features at the newly renovated Barceló Maya Beach Resort.
What’s the most exciting change at the resort?
My favourites would have to be the new Pirate Island Waterpark, and the bowling alley. The Maya Mall has new shops and we’ve added two great new restaurants. We’ve invested $50 million, so there’s a lot to see.
The U-Spa for kids is a new concept? How does that work?
It’s another experience for you and your kids to share. For kids, we’ve created a special ice cream pedicure, and our signature Imma Diva Facials. It’s just a lot of fun.
What can kids look forward to at the new kids clubs?
We have lots of supervised kids activities, like arts and crafts, walks on the beach, sand castle building and sports. There’s also lots of time for kids to just relax and be themselves, have fun and make new friends.
How did you make your Club Premium more family-friendly?
We’ve made our Club Premium rooms bigger and they’re all very close to the pool and beach so it’s really easy for families to go back and forth.
What’s your favourite meal?
That’s hard to pick. We have an amazing Mexican restaurant called Mexico Lindo and for Japanese we have the wonderful new Tokyo restaurant. They're both so good.
One thing we all have to try?
Definitely the FlowRider surf simulator. It’s great and it’s pretty easy to get the hang of it.
One thing we should all bring home with us?
A lot of fantastic memories.