This was our second visit to Costa Maya on cruise stops. We tried to book Maya Chan on our first visit but it was full, we were able to get a reservation for this trip and man, were we ever glad!
We've done similar beach clubs on other islands with mixed results, but this one hit it out of the park!
It's about a 30-minute taxi ride (included in your cost) to the beach club, some of which was over bumpy, dirt roads--so you kind of get one of those 4x4 adventures with it!
We were greeted by David, one of the owners, who gave us a quick overview and tour of the club, then we were led to our cabana. Quite frankly, we were expecting just some chairs and an umbrella, like at other locations, but we were really impressed with the two, padded Adirondack chairs, a padded lounger, and a hammock, all in the shade of a thatched-roof hut! Repeat visitors even have their hut marked by a chalkboard sign with their names!
The service was fast, friendly and efficient. Snacks and drinks were served just moments after we ordered them throughout the day.
Lunch was absolutely delicious, with the meats and tortillas freshly grilled. The food just had a fresh taste about it.
A variety of water activities are included: stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, floating chairs, and snorkel gear.
The only thing not included in the price is a massage. We were solicited only once for a massage, but we declined.
During your visit, one of the staff members comes around to explain the return taxi ride details and lets you pick your desired departure time. About 10 minutes prior to our ride, they came by to notify us, as they promised, and the taxi arrived promptly to take us back to the ship.
We will most certainly visit again--just so we get greeted by one of those signs. 😁