The Barcelo Karmina Palace is a great resort or families or couples. There are many pools with lots activities and the adults only pools are much quieter. The beach was great, you can even snorkeling in the bay. Lots of lounge chairs around the pool and at the beach. There are even Bali beds at the beach. The food was great. The buffet had a variety of food to choose from and a different theme every night. Great kids club. The grounds are well kept and manicured. Great resort all round. We booked our vacation through Transatlantic Holidays and had a great family vacation. A great excursion is El Tortugario - where we released baby turtles and took a boat through the man groves. A great destination if you like sunshine and R&R.