With a fun atmosphere, separate kids and teens clubs, and a kids pool with waterslides and a pirate ship, Marival Emotions Resort & Suites is a good economy-to-mid-range all-inclusive option for families. The food receives mixed reviews, the rooms are somewhat basic, and the Wi-Fi isn’t complimentary; but the property offers great dining variety (six on-site restaurants), four nice swimming pools, four good tennis courts, beach volleyball, mini golf, a game room, open-air massages by the beach, a decent fitness center, and non-motorized water sports equipment such as kayaks and sailboats. Excursions such as horseback riding, fishing charters, ATV tours, scuba diving, swimming with dolphins, and whale watching can be arranged through the hotel. Standard rooms and up to three-bedroom suites are available; all come with balconies or terraces, ceiling fans, coffee makers, stocked mini-fridges, and room service (at an additional cost). The Family Emotion package offers personalized concierge service and other small perks such as a welcome basket, beach toys and equipment for kids, family picnic items, and bath accessories.
Complimentary COVID-19 antigen tests are offered on-site to all-inclusive guests returning to the United States (minimum three-night stay required; otherwise, the fee is $73 USD per test). In the case of a positive test, guests can extend their stay up to 14 days at no additional charge. Friends or family members are eligible for one other room at a discounted rate as well.