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
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?