With pioneering ecological initiatives, inspirational kids’ clubs and blissful spas, Barceló Hotels offer so much more than sun, sea and sand

Barceló Hotels have long been leaders in the field of family travel, but this year the flagship resorts of Barceló Maya Grand Resort in Mexico and Barceló Bavaro Grand Resort in the Dominican Republic are launching exciting new features that will place them on any intrepid family’s travel radar for 2017.

The Barceló Bavaro Grand Resort consists of the adult-only Barceló Bavaro Beach and the family-friendly Barceló Bavaro Palace.

With a tempting menu of adults-only experiences, including a sumptuous spa, 24-hour sports bar, casino and buzzy nightclubs, it’s essential that the kids are kept entertained and inspired. That’s why the kids’ club at Barceló Bavaro Grand Resort is open until midnight.

At both resorts, the family facilities now include nightclubs for teens, bowling alleys, water parks and a dedicated kids’ buffet station, while family rooms sleeping up to six at the Bavaro Grand Resort and five in Maya Grand Resort add to the brilliant value of all-inclusive
Barceló resorts.

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One of the family rooms at the Barceló Maya Grand Resort

At Barceló Bavaro Grand Resort, a new and innovative loyalty card for children - the Barcy Card - allows your little ones to earn points for the activities they attend, making the kids’ club a seriously addictive prospect, while the family club also now includes free access to the action-packed waterpark.

There’s a lot more to Bavaro Beach than its blissful golden sands, although this does deserve some recognition: Bavaro was recently voted among the top 15 beaches worldwide on TripAdvisor.

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Enjoying the pool at Barceló Maya Grand Resort

Meanwhile, at Barceló Maya Grand Resort in Mexico, there’s a chance for all the family to be involved in pioneering, ecological initiatives. One highlight is the baby turtle release programme that runs from July to October. Kids will love the chance to be part of Barceló’s ongoing commitment to the environment and wildlife in these beautiful and much-loved coastal regions.

There’s also kayaking, snorkelling, sailing and windsurfing on offer, along with land-based activities such as tennis lessons, volleyball and football tournaments, aerobics, dance and even language courses. Ecotours, scuba-diving and Segway tours also make sure that the entire family makes the most of this pristine stretch of coastline, in one of the most desirable locations on the Mayan Riviera.

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A paradise getaway, Barceló Maya Grand Resort

Whatever your family demands from a getaway this year, you’ll all discover paradise as soon as you step barefoot into the sands of a Barceló Beach resort, where life-changing individual experiences meet memorable family moments.

British Airways flies direct from London Gatwick to Cancun and to Punta Cana three times a week. To find out more and to book your next holiday, visit ba.com/barcelo or call 0344 493 0120