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Ocean turquesa vs bahia akumal.. thoughts PLEASE!!

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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

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


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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.


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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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