Costa Maya Beach Break Excursion Reviews
The beach is pretty, but there is practically no coral and therefore almost no fish! The place is absolutely insect infested with an amazing variety of biting ones, some painful and others itch producing! Seating was comfortable and plentiful. At $18, the buffet was over priced. The BBQ ribs were beef and VERY tough. The food was tasty. The open bar had a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks all of which were tasty and the drinks were included with the excursion.
Spent the day at the beach!!! $2 per person taxi ride. YaYa was wonderful and the service was top notch!!!!
I found out about Maya Chan after reading another review on this website. Maya Chan is a beach resort that is run by an American couple. They've been on numerous cruises in their lifetime and wanted to give Cruisers a place to go for the day. The cost is $60.00 per person and only a certain number of spots are sold each day. Every group will be given their own palapa (covered gazebo-type area) with chairs, hammocks and lounge beds. The cost includes transportation to and from the port, all food, drinks and activities. They have scuba gear and glass-bottom kayaks to use. The water isn't the pristine, clear Caribbean water most people expect. It's a little more murky so I heard from a gentleman there that the scuba diving was not the best. They rake the beach everyday to remove the sea grass. The facilities were very nice and it was a perfect day at the beach. Quiet and relaxing. If you're interested, book early because they do fill up quickly.
Very disappointing - Jungle Beach break. Exaggerated tour description. 40 minute bus ride -. We were told that bus to return to ship (the beach was in the middle of nowhere) would return every hour. However, we got to the beach on the first bus at 10:20 and were forced to take the 12:20 return as there was NO 1:20 bus and we had a commitment on the ship at 3 pm. $60 for 2 hours. The beach in Connecticut is better than this as far as the water/seaweed is concerned. Staff were not friendly and the "free" beer was watered down. I would not recommend this excursion at all.
We went to Maya Chan beach resort. It was a very relaxing day and the setting was beautiful. The resort has some very nice beach huts with comfortable furnishing. It is an all inclusive resort offering drinks and a wonderful lunch. The resort offers snorkeling gear and glass bottom kayaks. The area has a lot of sea grass washing up on the beach and they work hard to remove it every day. My wife had an hour long massage which was wonderful. Reservations are required but they have a flexible cancellation policy. We recommend this resort.