My family and my parents visited the Coba for a second time this year from December 20th to 27th. We used USA transfers from the airport and the transfer was timely and pleasant. Upon arrival at the hotel we learned that we had been upgraded to the premier section. This was our 3rd visit to a Bahia resort so we were pleased with the little upgrades that we received. We had champagne, fruit basket, robes and slippers placed in the room. The TV's are nice LCD's with much better reception in the premier section. The maid did a great job everyday with towel arrangements left on the bed.
The food was great once again. Lots of choices. The waiters were excellent at each meal. The Christmas Eve gala was beautiful with turkey, beef, chicken cordon blue, caviar, seafood and much much more. The resort really went beyond for Christmas Eve. The only complaint I have about any food at the resort is the cheese nacho sauce it is way too runny, they need to make it a little thicker.
The entertainment staff does a great job from dailyactivities to nightly shows. The outdoor dance show most evenings is awesome way to spend the evening dancing and socializing.
I just don't get the complaints about the timeshare staff. Say a firm no and don't engage then and they will not bother you. Lorenzo who is part of the privilege club staff has become a friend and is a great guy to chat with. We got to know him on our last visit and was surprised when he remembered us right away.
The coba section of the beach is the best area to go to. It is nice and sandy and lots of fish around to swim with. The trolley leaves constantly from the lobby and is only a short ride if you don't want to walk. There is a beach bar just on the left as you enter the beach so convienent to gets drinks all day.
The chair game is definately on at this resort as with most. If you want a good spot then you need to get up early to place a towel out. They really need to invest in some more loungers because there is definately room for them. We are early risers so never an issue for us but could see how it would be if you sleep in.
The resort was full during Christmas but did not feel full because the resort is so big. We never waited long for anything and really enjoyed our christmas there. The temperatures were great. Only 2 evenings out of the 7 did we need to wear a little sweater. Looking forward to another visit to the Coba.