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Weddings At Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal | Our Honest Review

Hey there! Thinking of tying the knot at Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal?

But not sure if it’s the perfect resort for your big day?

No worries, we’re here to help!

Our certified wedding specialists have all the details you need – from wedding packages and prices, to pros and cons.

Read on!

Part of the Bahia Principe resort complex, Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal is a beautiful paradise.

It’s got modern yet cozy suites, and pristine pools surrounded by lush greenery.

Our certified wedding specialist Lucie says, “those tropical grounds are a sight to behold. This resort definitely brings the luxury factor for Bahia Principe.”

bahia principe luxury akumal grounds and building

You’ll find a variety of gourmet dining options that’ll tantalize your taste buds.

Sarah, our Content Manager, tells me, “The Tequila restaurant, in particular, stands out for its amazing Mexican food.”

With endless activities like beach volleyball, yoga classes, and live entertainment, your wedding guests will love it for sure!

Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal has 3 pretty decent wedding packages for you to choose from.

3 wedding packages include:

  1. Joyful | $899 for 10 guests (max. 25 guests)
  2. Beautiful | $4,099 for 30 guests 
  3. Wonderful | $8,699 for 30 guests 

More guests can be invited for $20 to $120, depending on your package.

bahia principe grand tulum beach wedding setup

Beautiful Wedding Package:

If you go for their Beautiful wedding package, you can count on some seriously gorgeous seafront settings, amazing food, live music, and a bunch of other inclusions.

For $4,099, you get all of these inclusions:
  • Symbolic ceremony.
  • Minister.
  • Wedding venue. 
  • Brides bouquet and groom’s boutonniere.
  • Sound system with speaker and microphone.
  • 15 professional digital pictures of ceremony.
  • Ceremony toast (sparkling wine).
  • 1-hour cocktail hour.
  • Private wedding dinner.
  • Wedding cake.
  • Wedding gift.
  • and more!

But, honestly speaking, our certified wedding specialists feel you could have a more luxurious wedding experience at other resorts in the region if your budget is flexible.

At Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal, you’ve got 9 charming venues for your wedding.

From beaches and terraces to even a cenote, they’ve got it all.

1. Beach Gazebo

Dreaming of a beach wedding without sandy toes?

This Beach Gazebo will be perfect for you! 

The décor for this venue is totally customizable.

  • Ceremony – up to 80 guests
  • Cocktail hour – up to 120 guests

bahia principe grand tulum beach gazebo

2. Cenote Country Club

The beauty of this venue lies in its proximity to a natural cenote (sinkhole).

It adds an enchanting and authentic touch to any celebration.

  • Ceremony – up to 100 guests
  • Cocktail hour – up to 200 guests

country club cenote at bahia principe

3. View Point

Mirador is a cute beach wedding venue, offering partial shade.

We recommend it for morning or afternoon ceremonies.

  • Ceremony – up to 100 guests
  • Cocktail hour – up to 150 guests

mirador wedding venue bahia principe grand tulum

4. Hacienda Doña Isabel

The Hacienda Doña Isabel is a charming square inside the resort complex. 

It hosts a variety of shops, restaurants, events and entertainment shows.

And it doubles up as a venue for your celebrations too.

  • Cocktail hour – up to 4000 guests
  • Reception – up to 1000 guests

Hacienda Doña Isabel bahia principe

5. Beach Huppa

This beach is a beautiful place for wedding celebrations.

With its expansive shoreline and gorgeous views, it’s a hit with couples.

  • Ceremony – up to 100 guests
  • Cocktail hour – up to 120 guests
  • Reception – up to 50 guests

Bahia Principe Grand Tulum beach wedding setup

6. Beach Mirador

This venue’s situated right on the beach.

With its views and its epic dance floor, this venue’s perfect for a lively celebration. 

  • Reception – up to 90 guests

beach mirador reception venue at bahia principe grand tulum

7. Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Catholic Chapel

The Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Catholic Chapel is a quaint place of worship located within the resort grounds.

It offers couples the opportunity to exchange vows in a traditional Catholic ceremony.

  • Ceremony – up to 120 guests

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Catholic Chapel at bahia principe luxury akumal

8. Beach Akumal

This one’s a picture-perfect beach venue with stunning Caribbean Sea views.

Ideal for big weddings.

  • Ceremony – up to 200 guests
  • Cocktail hour – up to 1000 guests
  • Reception – up to 500 guests

beach akumal venue at bahia principe luxury akumal

9. Bar del Mar Beach

This one’s another beautiful little beach venue with gorgeous views.

  • Ceremony – up to 100 guests
  • Cocktail hour – up to 150 guests
  • Reception – up to 80 guests

Bar del Mar Beach venue at bahia principe luxury akumal

Apart from these, the resort also has 6 venues for hosting your cocktail parties and reception dinners.

Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal proudly celebrates love in all its forms.

Their inclusive wedding packages can be customized for every couple, including LGBTQ+ partners.

Our wedding experts can collaborate with the resort’s team to create an unforgettable experience for you.

Need help with documentation? Our wedding experts can help you with that too.

Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal is an all-suites resort with 758 well-appointed suites designed to pamper you.

It even has our favorite swim-out suites!

Each suite here features a minibar, private balcony/terrace, lavish bathroom amenities, and plush beds.

junior suite bahia principe luxury akumal

You get to choose between 12 rooms categories…
  1. Junior Suite Premium – 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds
  2. Junior Suite Superior – 2 full-size beds or 1 king-size bed
  3. Connecting Junior Suite Superior – 2 full-size beds or 1 king-size bed
  4. Junior Suite Superior Ocean Front – 1 king-size bed
  5. Junior Suite Deluxe Swim up – 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds
  6. Junior Suite Deluxe – 2 full-size beds or 1 king-size bed
  7. Junior Suite Deluxe Ocean Front – 2 full-size beds or 1 king-size bed

For the wedding couple, we highly recommend the Junior Suite Deluxe Swim up.

Junior Suite Deluxe Swim up at bahia principe luxury akumal

Dive into luxury at the Junior Suite Deluxe Swim Up.

These suites have been recently renovated, so you can expect fresh vibes and modern comforts.

With direct access from your room to the semi-private pool, you can splash and swim to your heart’s content.

The suite has a separate sitting area with a cozy sofa bed.

Plus you can enjoy a cup of coffee with the convenient in-suite coffee maker.

And there’s also a minibar.

But the real highlight? The hydro massage bathtub for that ultimate relaxation.

Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal will spoil you with 3 fabulous pools.

Whether you want to lounge poolside with a cocktail in hand, or make a splash, this resort has you covered.

Plus we love how they also organize diving lessons right in the pool.

pool at bahia principe luxury akumal

The resort’s located just steps from the coastline.

Our wedding specialist Nadiya told me, “the beach is pretty good when no seaweed.”

The resort’s staff does try its best to keep the beach clean during seaweed season.

Calling all foodies!

The Bahia Principe resort complex has got a whopping 18 outstanding restaurants for you.

And 9 fantastic bars, including a swim-up bar, serving up seriously good cocktails.

Our Content Manager Sarah has a tip for you – “I suggest booking a table at the à la carte restaurants early as they tend to fill up quickly.”

yum restaurant at bahia principe

18 restaurant options include… 

  1. Yum Restaurant | international cuisine
  2. Beach Restaurant Katok | international cuisine
  3. Pool Restaurant Tikalito | international cuisine
  4. Gourmet KU’UK | modernist gourmet cuisine
  5. Dolce Vita | Italian/Mexican restaurant
  6. Tequila | traditional Mexican cuisine 
  7. Gran Tortuga | Brazilian grilled meat 
  8. Mashua Nikkei | Japanese and Peruvian fusion food

bar at bahia principe

Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal is a fun destination for the family.

You can catch a live show, enjoy a day at the spa, or go golfing – all in one day.

And there’s an awesome children’s water park that the kids at your wedding will definitely enjoy.

While there, you have to watch Origin – it’s a fascinating show that tells the story of Mexico.

activities at bahia principe luxury akumal

Fun activities and entertainment include…

  • Snorkeling
  • Paddleboarding
  • Tennis
  • Catamaran tours
  • Children’s Water Park
  • Golfing
  • Dance lessons
  • Kayaking
  • Yacht excursion
  • Cigar rolling class
  • Spa
  • Fitness center
Q. How far is Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal from the airport?

The closest airport to Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal is the Cancun International Airport.

It takes around 90 minutes to reach the airport from the resort.

Q. What’s the difference between Bahia Principe Grand Tulum and Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal?

Located within the same resort complex, both Tulum and Akumal offer unique experiences.

While Tulum has a fun, vibrant energy, Akumal’s more romantic and laid back.

Q. Are pets allowed at Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal?

No, this resort does not allow pets.

But here are 10 resorts in Mexico that are pet-friendly!

Q. What time is check-in and check-out at Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal?

Check-in at Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal is from 3 p.m. Check-out time is by 12 p.m.

Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal pool and beach

Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal is a cute resort that’s got spacious accommodations, lovely venues, and decent wedding packages.

So, what’s the catch?

I asked our wedding planners the same!

Here’s what they said 👇

beach gazebo at bahia principe

Things we love: 
  1. Plenty of beautiful venues.
  2. We love the food here!
  3. The beach is good when there’s no seaweed!
  4. Fantastic swim-out suites.
  5. Access to the golf course nearby.
Things we don’t: 
  1. Better wedding packages at other resorts in the region.
  2. Be ready to walk – golf carts provided for transportation are unreliable.
  3. The room service selection can be improved.
  4. Long drive from the airport.
"I love the nightly entertainment options, from the fire dancers to the vibrant Mexican-style markets in the gorgeous square. The lush gardens and wildlife create a charming jungle-like atmosphere here. Plus, the staff is consistently good."

bahia principe luxury akumal beach

Still unsure? 

Take a look at these 3 similar resorts that could be perfect for your wedding. 

  1. Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar
  2. Barcelo Maya Beach
  3. Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres

Want to plan your destination wedding but not sure where to start? 

We can help!

Our team at ParadiseWeddings.com has planned 100s of weddings and can guide you every step of the way. 

Call us today at 877-737-0177 or contact us here for a FREE consultation.

Can’t wait to hear from you!

Hi! I am Niyati from ParadiseWeddings.com. Need help planning your destination wedding? I'm your gal! From resort reviews to fashion tips, and everything in between, our team of certified destination wedding specialists and I've got you covered!

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