A beachfront location, thatched-roof rooms, and acres of greenery – the Catalonia Maya Riviera Resort & Spa offers a true taste of the tropics.
This beachfront property is haloed by tropical gardens. Among the greenery you’ve got five pools and seven restaurants, plus Caribbean-esque rooms dressed in warm terracotta and oak wood.
There’s a real castaway feel to the hotel. Thatched-roof buildings peek out from in between tall palm trees, and it all opens out onto a white, sandy beach.
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Fly Long Haul
With Thomson Airways
- Direct flights from 7 UK airports
- Fly on the spacious new Dreamliner
- Experience quieter, jetlag-busting flights
- Enjoy complimentary drinks
- Upgrade to Premium Club for additional benefits
- UK airport lounge access for Premium Club guests from 1st May
Honeymoons get a bottle of sparkling wine, a decorated room, chocolates and a surprise gift from the hotel - please request at time of booking. Please note: Marriage date should be no more than 6 months prior to honeymoon booking - certificate to be shown on arrival. This offer does not apply to those booking a honeymoon room.
Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee until 02.00. Snacks until 02.00.
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5 outdoor pools
In the hotel and neighbouring Catalonia Yucatan Beach Hotel. Surrounded by sunbeds, parasols and deckchairs, there's plenty of space to lounge by the pool.
Alebrijes Mexican à la carte restaurant
Serving authentic Mexican food.
Offering massages and beauty treatments.
Rooms► View all
Double room sleeps up to three adults or two adults and two children, with one king-size or two double beds, an extra bed and a plasma TV.
superior double room
Superior double room sleeps up to three with alarm clock, bathrobes, slippers, ceiling fan, coffee-maker, iron and board, and a plasma TV. You'll also gain privilege benefits which include access to a private lounge, concierge service, welcome cocktail, beach towels, pillow menu and selected discounted facilities.
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A week in paradise
I would say this resort was very good. There was only a couple of things that I didn't care for and that was that you had to upgrade for alcohol and rooms, and the food was never hot. I'm not sure if the culture is to eat your good luck warm, but I prefer my food hot. Also there were activities for the "privileged" or upgraded but not for just the common folks. I felt like we were discriminated against for not upgrading.More
poshin, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
A really good holiday at this hotel
We have just returned home after 2 weeks at the Catalonia Riviera Maya and can honestly say it was a great hotel. The food was very good with lots of choice in the buffet restaurants. The a la carte restaurants were excellent. The staff couldn't do enough for you and everyone you met said hello, even the gardeners and porters, which made for a very friendly stay. The area where it is is a gated community complete with a Marina with manatees and sea lions although we highly disapproved at the small pools they had to live in as they should be free animals and not kept as pets to make money from. The hotel itself is very well maintained and there is a good entertainment team at the pool. There is a rocky beach but there is a shallow, calm lagoon which is always lovely for swimming and snorkelling. There are lots of fish to see around the rocks. We wnt for a trip to Xel Ha which is a fab water park with a difference. There is lots to do there, but beware of floating down the river without taking fins and snorkel. The trip took a couple of hours and as the wind was against us at times it was very hard work trying to get to shore and we had to ask for help. So at one point we were just blown downstream and a few people made the point you should be warned to take fins. All together a wonderful holiday.More
245Jeanette, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Great place for families
Visited for one week with 13 people ranging from 1-60+. What a great place for families to enjoy the beauty of Mexico. Many activities and many choices. Kids had a wonderful time---many pools, many different restaurants and lots of action! No one was bored and no one wanted to leave!! Highly recommend!More
relldy01, Saint Charles, Missouri
We spent two weeks here in March. My partner had been to the Catalonia four times previously but it was my first time. I was a little nervous after reading many of the reviews but after staying there, it makes me wonder what people expect!! The food in buffets was varied and great....if you couldn't find anything you liked, you should have stayed home! The staff was very friendly and accommodating, right from the waiters to the bartenders to the man who came to fix our airconditioner (15 minutes after we reported it wasn't working... it was just a breaker). The entertainment was... very entertaining... I especially enjoyed the Mexican night with dance and costumes from the different areas of Mexico. Yes, the ocean is rocky and you will need water shoes.... but we spent most of our time at the lagoon which is calm and sandy with no rocks.... very relaxing area where the kayaks and snorkelers depart. As we are in our 60's, we didn't take advantage of the pool entertainment during the day but it sounded like everyone was having a great time. The kids club seemed to do a great job of keeping the kids entertained. The drinks were strong (I've been to other resorts where I know they were watered down). The beds were good, the water was hot and, although the wiFi was "spotty", we could usually get it on our balcony if not in the room. If you REALLY need wiFi, it's great in the lobby. We upgraded to Priviledged but, FOR US, I don't think we would again---> We were given vouchers for 8 a la carte meals, and used only 2 as we enjoyed the buffet meals and by the time we usually went for supper (8pm), the wait was too long at the a la carte. We didn't really use the beer or soft drinks in he fridge that came with Priviledged. The room was nice but I doubt that the Garden Room we originally requested would have been much different. We used the Priviledge beach area one day but found we liked the ;lagoon area much better. The only thing that I really noticed the we used for the upgrade was to have our beach towels in our room as opposed to having to go get some every morning. If you want the a la carte meals (including breakfast and lunch-- which we never used), and to sit in the special beach, by all means uipgrade. But we will use our $360 ($15 per person per day) for something if we stay here again. All in all, it's a great resort and I would definitely recommend it! The only thing that I was a little disappointed in is that they was not a lot of information during the day of what was going on at night. On our last night there, we had already eaten supper when we found the "beach party supper". There were a few other instances of this, as well. But that is just me!!! It's a great resort for the money....with a wide variety of clientele... French, British, Scandinavian, Russian, in addition to the usual Canadians and Americans.More
Karen P, Saskatchewan, Canada
NO COMPLAINTS!!! WONDERFUL!!!
Accommodations were immaculate. We stayed in a Privileged Family Suite and I highly recommend you do the same. The entire resort is beautiful, the staff was very friendly and helpful. Food, drinks, entertainment, pools, everything was wonderful.More
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