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Do any of you have pictures of the disco at akumal? Or has anyone seen it? Do you know if the DJ wants a playlist or if they just kind of do their own thing? Thanks!
I don't have any pictures but I 'drew' a picture of it for you (can you tell I was bored at work today, haha):

Click the image to open in full size.

The little circles are those tall chairs with backs (there's actually a lot more than 4 on either side) there's a raised table that runs almost all around the lowered dance floor - this is where everyone sat and watched the first dance, etc.

I didn't put it in the picture but at the bottom the room kinda jets out a bit and there are maybe 10 square tables with chairs and it's better lit then the rest of the disco.

It's a really nice place (all wood floors) and the bar is very nice and clean.

I brought a CD that had our first dance, father daughter dance, etc. songs on it. I also brought 2 or 3 CD's of songs that our group liked. The DJ actually played some really goods songs on his own and we only requested a handful of songs that we brought. So to be safe, I'd bring a few CD's but you might not even need them.

ETA: The disco is at the Hacienda - everyone can use it. If you mean the lobby bar at Akumal - I don't have any pictures of it, sorry.

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Thanks for the info. The disco is open to the public, but you can rent it out privately for a few hours before, correct? Do you know how much it is per hour and if it includes drinks? I've seen a couple different prices and think the price may have changed.

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Thanks for the info. The disco is open to the public, but you can rent it out privately for a few hours before, correct? Do you know how much it is per hour and if it includes drinks? I've seen a couple different prices and think the price may have changed.

$150 per hour for the DJ. You don't have to make to rent the actual disco and the drinks are part of the AI. Be careful though, my WC didn't have me down as renting the disco and now I have to pay extra to have it poolside.




I have a question: Does anyone know if we can pay for our wedding package on credit card? Just wanted to make sure I didn't have to get more travelers checks or bring more cash than needed. Thanks!

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Yup, I paid for it via credit card. And there was not an extra fee for getting it converted.

HOWEVER< your DJ MUST be paid IN CASH before the wedding.

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Thanks ladies!

 

I got confirmation about paying for minors during poolside reception. If they are over 12, we have to pay 100%, if they are 5-11, we have to pay 50%. This makes NO sense. They CANNOT drink alcohol.

 

This is turning out to be a mess!

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That seems ridiculous to make anyone under 18 pay for that. For those of you that have been there, would you recommended Akumal or Tulum? I originally was thinking Akumal because I like the ceremony location better for the beach, but it is hard to tell from the pictures. I definitely want a beach ceremony, not a gazebo. Tulum seems to be more convenient though. What does everyone think? Thanks! Also, if anyone that has been there has disco pictures, I would LOVE to see them. Thank you!

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That seems ridiculous to make anyone under 18 pay for that. For those of you that have been there, would you recommended Akumal or Tulum? I originally was thinking Akumal because I like the ceremony location better for the beach, but it is hard to tell from the pictures. I definitely want a beach ceremony, not a gazebo. Tulum seems to be more convenient though. What does everyone think? Thanks! Also, if anyone that has been there has disco pictures, I would LOVE to see them. Thank you!
I stayed at Tulum and loved it. But I know those who stayed at Akumal loved it to. I think it pretty much comes down to what you're looking for.

If price is an issue, you might want to compare the two. When we went Tulum was cheaper... but there are times when it's more expensive.

If you want the beach location at Akumal, then you have to stay at Akumal. The beach location at Tulum looks like this:

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From my understanding, the WC at Akumal doesn't do correspondence very well (she can take a long time to respond back) If this is something that will make you totally stress out, you might want to try Tulum - Jazmin, the WC, usually responded back within 24-48 hours (even 9 months before our wedding). *Tip* When corresponding by email have your subject line something like we did "GBP Tulum Wedding January 9, 2008 - Stacy & Joel" it makes it easier on the WC's.

If the rooms are an issue, Akumals rooms are newer than Tulums.

Akumals main pool is (IMO) nicer than Tulums, it kind of winds around in one big circle. Both were very clean and Tulums is HUGE, but Akumals is 'prettier'. We only spent one day in Akumals though, so in reality, it wasn't that big of a deal.

Hope that helps somewhat.

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