I am trying to decide between this resort and the Barcelo Maya Beach resort for my wedding May 2016, but having a hard time! Have any of you been to both of these resorts by any chance? Also, did you feel like the beach ceremony was private enough, or are there people surrounding you and in the background of your pictures?
Welcome to the site!! I have been to both resorts and I have photographed weddings at both resorts. Both are lovely.
Are you thinking the gazebo or the beach location at the Barcelo?
Personally, I like the look of the Barcelo gazebo better than the Tulum Gazebo, however the Tulum Gazebo is far more private.
Beach location, I like the Gran Bahia better. I think it's more private and you have more options.
I enjoyed the private restaurant reception of the Barcelo where at the GBP it isn't private, however I like the poolside receptions at the GBP more.
End result... I'd select GBP. But I got married there so I'm bias
Here are some of the weddings I've photographed at both: