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Hi Marina

 

Our wedding in March will be my 3rd time at the gran Bahia, I have stayed at tulum and akumal and we chose tulum for our wedding.  On our last trip in 2010 we stayed at akumal but we went around to the different buffet restaurants and I found tulum has a much nicer & bigger buffet restaurant than the coba and akumal.  I personally prefer tulum because of the slightly bigger buffet (though I can't remember specifics about how much bigger, I just remember they always seemed to have more dessert selections!)  I also find the beach at tulum is a bit nicer, I found akumal is a bit more rocky. Coba isn't listed as beach front property, it is located kind of behind the akumal section,  it is a fair walk to the beach but nothing unreasonable.  Coba is newer so the rooms may be nicer, but in saying that I have never heard complaints about the rooms in tulum. 

 

Personally I would go with Akumal or Tulum because they are closer to the beach, and I feel tulum has a nicer buffet and beach than akumal.  In the big picture though you can't go wrong with either of the three, the nice thing is you have access to everything so if you go to tulum and decide you like the akumal pool better or the coba bar, you just go there!  Also from what I have read on sites like this I haven't heard much about differences in the actual rooms between the three resorts. 

 

I wouldn't stress too much over which of the three to pick, you get to roam between the three.  Also something that might help you decide is looking at the wedding locations for each resort, I had already decided on tulum before I looked at the wedding locations, luckily I love the tulum gazebo so that worked out for me.  If you stay at tulum I be live you can only get married at a tulum site, but if you stay at coba I be live you have the option of either akumal or tulum.    

 

Originally Posted by mhrushch View Post

Hi guys, I am booking a wedding for the week of April 21-28/2012. This is all new to me and I'm definitely freaking out a little bit. We've decided on Gran Bahia Principe with our agent but cannot decide whether to go with Coba or Tulum as the resort for our group of 20 to stay at. We've read that Coba is the newer section of the complex which is nicer, however its further from the beach while Tulum is older but right on the beach. Any suggestions out there on how you guys decided which resort to go with?

 

Marina



 

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Marina,

We are going to be at the Coba April 22-29, 2012!! Itâ€s so exciting!! I have heard nothing but great things about all the resorts from friends who have been to all three!

Ariel

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Crystal,

Thank you for putting all of that into your review!! It was great to read about all the details - LOL makes it easier when planning my own!!  Thanks for the tip about the cd for the wedding! Just one question: was it extra for the rehearsal dinner that night before?

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I am sorry for my many posts!!

 

Just one last thing, does anyone have some photos have what their ceramony decorations looked like at the Akumal Beach location?? I would LOVE to see what it looks like with some different options!! (am I the only one that gets frustrated that I can't see pictures all the time????!!!)

 

Thanks :)

 

Ariel

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arielh - nope it was no extra because we just had it at the main buffet. i confirmed it with my WC in our meeting, she just reserved the table for us half hour before it opens up for everyone. I think it only costs extra if you want like decorations or something. Realistically, if you don't care about the half hour of private time before the public comes in, you could just rally your group together and go at the same time, in the akumal main buffet for example (we did this for our "welcome dinner" just walked in at 7pm) they have 3 tables in the back corner already set up for large groups, so that's where we went! We only had 26 guests though :)

 

Originally Posted by arielh View Post

Crystal,

Thank you for putting all of that into your review!! It was great to read about all the details - LOL makes it easier when planning my own!!  Thanks for the tip about the cd for the wedding! Just one question: was it extra for the rehearsal dinner that night before?



 

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Here is a link to my wedding photo teasers.. you can kind of see my set up at the akumal beach... I provided the hot pink fabric thats it, everything else was included... I'll try to find another picture too that my a friend took


https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/media/set/?set=a.236264216434630.57589.159957684065284&type=3https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/media/set/?set=a.236264216434630.57589.159957684065284&type=3

Originally Posted by arielh View Post

I am sorry for my many posts!!

 

Just one last thing, does anyone have some photos have what their ceramony decorations looked like at the Akumal Beach location?? I would LOVE to see what it looks like with some different options!! (am I the only one that gets frustrated that I can't see pictures all the time????!!!)

 

Thanks :)

 

Ariel



 

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ceremony.jpg

 

This was taken by my friend... can see it a bit better,,, There is fake calla lillies on either side of the signing table too that we got included (they usually are placed where the toasting area is) you can see them in my teasers.

 

Hope that helps

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love your photos!! we actually saw your pool side reception!! looked like a lot of fun, we were gonna crash it ha ha
 

Originally Posted by wesjor17 View Post

Hi Everyone!

 

I haven't had time to write a longer review but i thought i would post some pictures! :) shows the beach and the after party pool side reception :)

 

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.304095156282221.78832.235100289848375&type=3

 



 

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