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@@cfinkenbine We didn't end up doing any this time.  Honestly the snorkeling at the resort was amazing. So many cool fish and sea turtles. You can buy fish food (or take a banana) and feed the fish and the sea turtles will come right up to you and eat out of your hand.  We are planning on buying our own snorkel gear for this next trip. 

 

Last time we were in the Mayan, we did the Coba Ruins tour which was a pretty neat day. You got to climb the Coba Ruins, go to a Mayan Village and swim in a cenote! Very different experience and very neat. 

 

When we go back in May, we will probably plan 1 night out as a mini stag/stagette and go to Coco Bongo in Playa. 

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Oh that is so awesome to hear! Yes we are buying snorkeling gear before we head down there. I wanted to plan some kind of group excursion. The FI and I love fishing so we were thinking about doing a fishing trip. Are you going to do a welcome/rehearsal dinner for your guests? 

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We got engaged in February 2014 and by May had booked our wedding for the Barcelo Maya Resort for next May 21, 2015.  We just got back from a quick vacation there to make sure it was all we wanted and we can't wait to go back with all our friends and family for our wedding! We will be getting married at the newly renovated Barcelo Beach property and love that it will now be a stay at 1 play at 4!

 

 

Congrats! I've been to the barceo maya beach before it was renovated and loved it! such an amazing beach!! How is it now? what did they change??

Are you getting married on the beach or a different wedding spot??   I have been contemplating the barcelo as well for our wedding, but wasn't sure that the resort was done its reno's, so glad i came across your post.  

Are all your guests staying in the maya beach resort?  Thats what would worry me is if I booked one resort and the guests were spread among the other 5 resorts as its all pretty big.

Thanks in advance! 

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@@cfinkenbine - I think  a fishing trip would be a great idea! As for a welcome party - yes we are. There was a special deal that if you have 50 people you get a 1 hour cocktail party on the beach with appetizers. We arrive on a Sunday, so we are planning to  do that on the Monday at this point.  As for rehearsal dinner - we are opting to do a dinner the night before the wedding with just our parents as a thank you. I am contemplating a brunch or dinner another night with the wedding party plus significant others but haven't decided when yet.  Because we aren't getting married until 4:30, I am going to do a girls pooltime/hangout the morning of the wedding. The groom will be banished  ;) to other resorts so that I can enjoy some time with the girls/women that made the trip as a thank you as well. 

 

@@kimmyd2 - The renovations weren't done yet when we were there, but we saw some before and after shots of what has already been completed and some anticipated after shots of what is still being worked on. They are adding 3 new a la carte restaurants to the beach/carbie as well as an updated sports bar with bowling alley, a new pool, updated buffet, and a pirate ship with a surfing practice water park.  The renovations for Beach/Caribe are supposed to be done Dec 15ish, 2014. There was talk when were there that the Tropical may be shut down in 2015 (I don't know when) to start doing renovations on it.

  So far all of our guests except 1 family are staying at the Beach resort. Depending on the carrier you use, they only have a certain allotment of rooms, so we are now having to ask on a one off basis for more standard rooms through Sunwing. The nice thing is, if we do "run out of room" they can always go to the Caribe.  I would highly recommend using a travel agent and they can ensure that you and your guests are at the same resort. 

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You heard the tropical might be closed in 2015?? I hope not I think the tropical/colonial is where most of our guests will be staying! Most of our guests are getting to our wedding on wed/thurs, and our wed is fri…so hopefully we have time to do some kind of welcome dinner. The FI and I are getting to the resort a few days before them on Mon. I am excited to actually start seeing pictures of these renovations!

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@@cometgirl that sounds great actually! Love your idea of doing a girls pool time and sending the guys to the other resort for their thing whatever guys do before a wedding lol

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