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#621 Mrsktobe

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 09:19 AM

Hi Ladies,

Does anyone know if you can order flowers from the resort if you are not getting married at the resort? We are getting married off and I was going to make real touch bouquets but I am getting to the point where I would rather just pay for something than make :)



#622 TATrisha

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 06:19 PM

@jfarrowable  - I can activate entire galleries from the weddings at this resort if you'd like.  Send me an email at faberphotography@charter.net and I will get you the passwords :)


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#623 jfarrowable

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:30 AM

@Tlseege - great! Just sent one your way :)

 

By the way, I haven't seen it mentioned on this thread, but I've had a bit of back and forth with my tour operator...

 

So, for those who don't know, effective November 1st Akumal will be known as Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal Don Pablo Collection.  With this come a few extra perks (apparently) and it looks like they will be raising their prices for those who have not already secured a rate.  They are also going to be limiting access to Akumal for anyone staying at Tulum or Coba, which is a bit of a pain since Akumal is pretty much booked now for the week of my wedding. 



#624 Mrsktobe

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:39 AM

Thanks for posting that jfarrowable, I was going to do so when I had the official information from my travel agent, which I received yesterday. I have attached what I had received from my travel agent to this thread.

 

It's looking like they are going to be enforcing it strongly, so people cannot go to Akumal if they are at Coba or Tulum and vice versa. I am working with my travel agent, who is working with the resort as we had a few people who booked the other resorts before we were aware of this. it's worth a try.

 

I have quite a bit of information on the change over if anyone is interested as my TA is close to quite a bit of employees at the resort and is getting information first hand :)

 

Does anyone know how to copy and paste on here? it is not working for me.

 

 


Jfarrowable, when are you getting married at the Bahia? It may of been me or BTOPPINGS that took all the rooms in Akumal! Sorry! lol

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#625 meganstobo2004

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    Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:41 AM

    @Icboyko...I would like any information you have about he switchover...this sucks. One of e reasons I loved the Bahia resort so much I that you could use the other resorts amenities....grrrrrr.


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    #626 jfarrowable

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    Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:45 AM

    Haha @lcboyko - no worries, I've got 54 guests booked, so definitely have my fare share of resort space occupied :)

     

    I'm getting married Nov 18th, staying the 14th-21st. 



    #627 Mrsktobe

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    Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:50 AM

    I know, same here. We had it listed on our wedding website and everything that you could go between resorts and what not, so some people (very few) booked over at Tulum and now there is a small possibility they won't be able to come to Akumal. The guest services manager told my TA that he is willing to work with us if it's a small amount, so I have been dissuading people from booking elsewhere now and have updated the website - more fun stuff to worry about! Yay! LOL.

     

    So the changeover is official, as you probably can't see on the attachment and I can't figure out how to copy and paste. There has been rumblings for the past 2 months but the official notice went out to the TA's yesterday. Akumal will be rebranded Luxury Don Pablo Collection but NOT adults only.. for now. So kids are still allowed. They are doing a soft renovation of about 150 or so of their suites to bring them up to Don Pablo Luxury standards. I believe they will be updating all of them but the 150 will be updated a little more so. The luxury changeover will mean that it will include unlimited a la cartes, premium liquor, turn down service etc. The same as Sian Kian really. If you are in Akumal, that is meaning you can go to any of the resorts, including Sian Kian now. We are waiting to hear back regarding the buffets and resteraunts at the other hotels as on the email AND on the website, it says you cannot use the Hacienda complex, which is public for EVERYONE. So I believe it was in error and me being the neurotic person I am, I already FB'd air transat and emailed them letting them know.


    Jfarrowable, That's exciting! We are headed down November 5th to 19th, with guests coming in on the 6th, 8th and 9th for 10 and 7 day durations. We have about 50 people as well, all staying in Akumal. We aren't getting married at the resort though, we are getting married off site at a beach club :)


    Edited by lcboyko, 10 June 2014 - 09:52 AM.


    #628 meganstobo2004

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      Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:58 AM

      Thank you for the information! Luckily we haven't booked anything yet. Can I PM you my email and you can send me the attachment there?


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      #629 Mrsktobe

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      Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:00 AM

      Sure, no worries.



      #630 Dreamteam17

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      Posted 11 June 2014 - 07:29 AM

      So I guess this affects options for wedding ceremony and dinner location options...... Wonderful

      55 guests booked plus bride and groom :)





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