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I only picked the Colonial because that's the only side of the resort our TA offered hehe...they're exactly the same though.

 

The Beach and the Caribe are the older parts of the resort - they're still nice but if you want something a little more upscale I'd stay at the Colonial or Tropical (4 a la cartes/week instead of 2, air conditioned buffet restaurant, larger rooms, etc.)

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I am getting married here too.

 

Just FYI, you can set up a special arch of flowers on the beach for the ceremony for extra dollars.

 

You can also set up a dancefloor for the private dinner and dance, and have your own music or a DJ at the beach if you do the under the stars package.

 

They have 3 weddings a day, and they are at 1, 3 and 5pm

 

Your guests can stay in the cheaper side (Caribe Beach and Beach), and still attend your wedding at Tropical or Colonial for no extra charge!

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Ok so what I've gotten so far in terms of outside vendors is they don't allow any at all - I wonder though if you'd be able to get a couple of the dancers from the entertainment staff to do something? They're really talented!

 

Were you given a cost for having the arch set up?

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250 dollars...

 

She did tell me that you can have a photographer, but they have to stay at the hotel, similar to some of the other resorts...

 

Not sure what I will do, maybe see how you find the resort photographer to be! :)

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Originally Posted by mexicomelissa View Post
The Barceló Maya Tropical Beach, is located right on the best beach in the Mayan Riviera, on the Mexican Caribbean coast. Its magnificent facilities are surrounded by a lush 500,000 square-meter natural park.

Together with 3 hotels, it forms part of the Barceló Maya Beach Resort. Through the "Barceló All Inclusive" program, one of the most comprehensive in the Caribbean, it offers an excellent variety of facilities and services that will make your stay an unforgettable one.

Rooms
*****
478 Rooms (210 Standard Double, 210 Standard King, 50 Junior Suite (26 Junior Suites con 2 camas, 24 Junior Suites King) 6 Suites King and 2 Master Suites without terrace). Each one provides:

Ironing Board
Terrace or Balcony
Air Conditioning
Telephone
TV-SAT
Bathrobes
Minibar
Shower
Hairdryer
Safe
Connecting Rooms On Request

Food
****
2 Buffet Restaurants
Restaurant specialized in Seafood
Restaurant Specialized in Oriental Cuisine
Italian-Mediterranean Restaurant
Steak House Restaurant
2 Lobby Bar, 2 Bars in the Theater and 2 Poolside Bar

Facilities & Additional Services
***********************
Discotheque Children's area in the Swimming Pool
Sports Track Chapel
Commercial Square Business Centre
Meeting room for seat 150 people
Convention Centre, with a capacity to up to 850 people, which can be divided in 3 Rooms
3 Swimming Pool with Jacuzzi (which one is for water sports)
Currency Exchange Car Rental Hairdresser
Diving Shop Entertainment Program Babysitter (on request)
Doctor Souvenirs Shop Theme parks in the area
Shopping Centre in the area Nightlife in the area Internet Access
Horse Riding Tours and ATV´s in the rainforest
Accessible to the physically handicapped


Services Included in the "Barceló All Inclusive" Program:
Welcome drink
Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the buffet Restaurants (Colonial & Tropical)
A la carte dinner at the specialty restaurants: Bali-Hai†(Oriental), “Mare Nostrum†(Sea food), “Capri†(Italian) and “Santa Fé†(Steak House)*
Lunch, snacks (sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, etc.) and beverages available at the beach restaurants “Mariachi†and “Palmeras†and wet bars
Domestic beverages (soft drinks, beers, house wine, liquors, cocktails and coffee) available up until 2 am
Coffee-maker in room including water, coffee, tea, sugar and cream
Minibar in room stocked daily with water, sodas soft drinks and beer
In-room safe, alarm clock, bathrobes, iron & ironing board and hairdryer
Use of sun-beds, beach towels and hammocks
Day and night entertainment
Free entrance to discotheque including domestic beverages
Kids Club (kids between 4 & 8 and 8 & 12 years old)
Mini-golf (18 holes) / Pitch and Put (4 holes) – equipment included
Gym, Jacuzzi, Steam and Sauna rooms
Sports:
Tennis (7 lit courts) Basketball and multi-sports court
Snorkelling (1 hour free equipment use per day) Kayaking
Windsurfing (standard boards only)** Sailing (standard boats only)**
Diving (1 lesson free per week in swimming pool Catamaran
Aquatic bikes Aqua-aerobics in pool
Water polo Beach Volleyball
Table-Tennis Darts & Archery
Bocce Billiards table
Big-piece Chess

*Reservation required - upon availability (For a 7 nights stay - a ticket is given for each restaurant, for a 4 to 6 nights stay - 2 tickets are given for either restaurant, for a 2-3 nights stay 1 ticket is given for either restaurant) Dress code: semi-formal
** Reservations may apply, minimum skills required


So, am I reading this correct--- the a la carte restaurants are included in the AI price, but you can only eat there if you have a 'ticket' and how many tickets you are given depends on how long you stay? So if our guests stayed for 3 nights, they would only be able to eat at the a la carte's once, and only if they made a reservation?

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Ya, when you check in you get your tickets for the a la cartes and when you book the a la cartes you turn the ticket in.

You always have to make a reservation for the a la cartes and I'm not sure how many times you get to go if you're only staying 3 days because I've only ever gone for a week at a time...

Sorry!

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i am waiting to get the pricing back from TA but i think tropical beach is my choice. yep. i want to get married there. i emailed Ana as a kind heads up to what i am planning, i hope everyone gets back to me soon!!

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I'm not sure...I know they don't allow outside photographers unless they're a guest at the resort...but I'm sure if you wanted to use your own flowers or whatever it wouldn't be an issue. I would email the WC's and check!

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