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Ocean turquesa vs bahia akumal.. thoughts PLEASE!!

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#1 vanbride

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    Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:55 PM

    Hi everyone!

    I am new to this website and I am getting married next april in the mayan riviera, we have narrowed it down to two resorts... The Ocean Turquesa and the Bahia principe akumal. I have read many reviews and of course both have good and bad feedback, like any resort. The bahia seems a bit big for my liking but my TA recommended it over the Turquesa, although i had a friend recommend the Turquesa, so my questions to all you brides out there, especially anyone who has been or ever better had their weddings at either of their resorts... any input good or bad would be GREATLY appreciated!!! we need to make our decision asap, to put our deposit down to save the prices weve been given!

    Thanks so much in advance!:) Kylie

    #2 Moments That Matter

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      Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:21 AM


      Hi Kylie! Congratulations and welcome to the forums! There are tones of good ideas on here and lots of helpful brides and vendors. 

      Feel free to contact people for advice or any questions you have to help you plan your day.


      Regards and warmest wishes!





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      #3 starchild



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        Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:47 AM

        Kylie, welcome to BDW!  You can check for reviews here:  http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/category/resorts-villas


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        #4 janette34

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          Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:17 PM

          Hmm, I posted a reply the other day but it doesn't appear to be showing up.  I have stayed at the Gran Bahia Coba and the Ocean Turquesa, loved both and here are some points for you to consider:


          Gran Bahia

          Huge property, lots of restaurants, pools and activities to choose from

          Food was great, but reservations needed for a la carte's

          3 Theatres on the property for evening entertainment

          Easy to get to the highway to take the collectivos

          Long drive to and from the airport

          Long beach, but lots of coral in the sand so a little rough

          Nice rooms, large, really liked that they had snacks such as chocolate bars and chips in the mini bar


          Ocean Turquesa

          Close to the airport, about 20 minutes if I remember correctly

          No annoying plastic bracelets

          Food was good, no reservations for a la carte's

          Nice beach, long could walk a distance

          Other resorts close by

          Long walk to the highway so cabs would be necessary to leave the resort

          Loved that you could see the ocean from the lobby

          Nice rooms, more modern than the Coba

          Very small theatre, but they did have a really good circus show


          It has been a few years since I have been to either property so some things may have changed but you can't go wrong with either of them.


          #5 fallfromgrace

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            Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:07 AM

            wow, beautiful choices.  Congrats and happy planning!

            #6 BethSilver

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              Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:10 AM

              Kylie your choices sound wonderful.  I am sure that there are plenty of people here to help you answer your questions.

              #7 Juan Navarro

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                Posted 02 July 2012 - 02:06 PM

                Hola Kylie,

                Congratulations and welcome to the forum!

                Ocean Coral & Turquesa is a very beautiful place, I am sending you a link where you will be able

                to see some of the locations that they have. I hope this will help you, feel free to ask all you questions and doubts.


                Happy planning!

                Juan Navarro

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