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Grand Bahia Principe Coba


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Crystal Award Winner: Best Destination, 2015-2016
Crystal Award Winner: Best All-Inclusive Family Resort, 2013 & 2016

Exceptional Value!

Honeymoon*: Bottle of domestic sparkling wine, box of chocolates, surprise gift and 20% discount on couples massage.

Grand Bahia Principe Coba emerges along beautifully manicured gardens, close to one of the best white sand beaches. A favorite among vacationers, this resort offers outstanding service, spacious accommodations, and fun-filled activities.

Specialty restaurants include exclusive dining within the resort, with a variety of international cuisines available. Experience tastes of the Mediterranean at Mediterraneo Restaurant, Italian at Portofino, seafood at Pescador, Japanese at Mikado, gourmet cuisine at Le Gourmet, and international cuisine with modernist design at Restaurante Oasis.

The active traveler will enjoy a variety of watersports. Scuba lessons are included, as well as snorkeling, windsurfing, boogie boarding, and tennis. Children will enjoy the mini-club and water park while adults can relax in one of the large 30 person Jacuzzis. The spectacular pools and lush gardens and beautiful architecture provide the perfect backdrop. The nightly shows and performances are the perfect way to end each fun-filled day.

Enjoy access to the facilities, restaurants, and bars at Grand Bahia Principe Tulum (except main buffet).

Note: Coupon system applies for dining: Stays of 3 nights receive one a la carte dinner, 4-6 nights receive two a la carte dinners, and 7 nights or more receive three a la carte dinners.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Grand Bahia Principe Coba is located in the mangroves behind Grand Bahia Principe Akumal.
Address: CTRA CHETUMAL , KM 250-A
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Local Phone: 011-52-984-875-5
Fax: 00-52-984-875-50 01
HOTEL FACILITIES
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Casino Nearby (On-site)
Pools
Number of Pools: 2

Swim-up Bar
Two lagoon swimming pools with sunshades & Teka sunbeds at the Premier section.
Golf: NEARBY
Holes: 18
Green Fees: Fee Required
Tennis
Number of Courts: 3
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Bicycles: Complimentary
Other Sports: On request:Soccer, Basketball, Volley-ball, Boogie boards.
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Additional Charge
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Beach:
Year Opened: 2005 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Hotel does NOT permit Spring Breakers. Must be at least 18 years old to check in. Coupon system for a la carte restaurants.
ROOM TYPES
MASTER SUITE FAMILY
Connecting with Junior Suite Superior. Special amenities pack upon arrival. Welcome basket with sweets. Welcome kit with t-shirt and cap. Kids' bathrobe and slippers. Upgraded minibar for kids and adults. Up to 8 guests.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE CLUB GOLDEN
520 sq. ft , in private section of resort, 2 dbls or 1 king, sitting area, balcony, A/C, minibar restocked daily, full bathroom w/whirlpool, hairdryer, VIP amenities, satellite TV, safe ($), coffeemaker. Some Handicap ready.
Rollaways Available, Rollaway Charge:On request/No Charge
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE SUPERIOR
520 sq. ft, 2 doubles or 1 king bed, balcony, sitting area, A/C, fan, minibar restocked daily, full marble bathroom w/whirlpool, hairdryer, satellite TV, phone, safe ($). Some Handicap ready.
Rollaways Available, Rollaway Charge:On request/No Charge
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE FAMILY
2 doubles or 1 king bed, balcony, sitting area, A/C, fan, minibar restocked daily, full marble bathroom w/whirlpool, hairdryer, satellite TV, phone, safe ($). Some Handicap ready. Family amenities also included.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE SUPP
Other Amenities -
Kitchen
DINING
Grand Bahia Principe Coba features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-Coupon system for a la carte restaurants.
There are 9 Restaurants at Grand Bahia Principe Coba:
Mikado - Japenese restaurant Open for Dinner 6:00pm-10:30pm
Piscis - Snack buffet
Mediterraneo - Mediterranean restaurant Open for Dinner 6:00pm-10:30pm
La Casita - 24 hour snack buffet
El Pescador - Seafood restaurant Open for Dinner 6:00pm-10:30pm
Cozumel Buffet - Buffet Restaurant exclusive to Premier guests Breakfast- 7:00am-10:30am Lunch- 12:30pm-3:30pm Dinner- 6:30pm-10:30pm
Kukulcan Buffet - Main International Buffet: Breakfast- 7:00a-10:30 Lunch- 12:30pm-3:30pm Dinner- 6:30pm-10:30pm
Portofino - Italian Restaurant Open for Dinner 6:00pm-10:30pm
Le Gourmet - International Gourmet Open for Dinner 6:00pm-10:30pm
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Games and organized activities. Aerobics and Merengue lessons. Kids' waterpark and children's spa.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
International entertainment program (day and night programs). Casino offers 85 slot machines, sport bets, roulette tables, craps table, and hybrid machines with electronic dealers.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
The Kids Club is available from 9:00AM - 5:00PM offering daily activities. Baby Station for children 2-6 years.
Applicable Ages: Ages 4 - 12
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Children's Pool
On-site kid's waterpark! The hotel offers adjoining rooms and cribs on request (based upon availability).

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5101 Recommend
5101 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Grand Bahia Principe Coba to their friends and family



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Golden Bar
jodsteen, Vancouver, Canada
Mon Mar 27 17:35:52 EDT 2017
Ivan is your man best bartender ever at the Golden Lobby bar super friendly and service with a smile! Ask him for a "Rich and Famous"or "world famous" will never ever disappoint 😝 We'll miss you dearly and miss those PEI folks already See you next year?!?!

Ivan at Golden bar
Rob O,
Mon Mar 27 17:32:14 EDT 2017
Amazing bartender. Try a Rich and famous or a world famous drink. Service was top notch and always Friendly and Happy with Ivan at the bar. Ivan was always happy to see us and our kids, always made it an amazing time for all of use. We first met him with the PEI guys and gals that were there every night. Alex, Laura, Patrick and Emma. We all had a great time,Ivan is funny and kept us laughing all night.

Beautiful But Not My Taste
Lespo, Brampton, Canada
Mon Mar 27 15:47:22 EDT 2017
March break 2017. Beautiful properties, very large with three complexes. We stayed at the Coba, which is the only one not on the beach. The food was good at the mainstay Buffett, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We only tried two of the specialty restaurants. The Italian was good, the seafood restaurant was exceptional. A very nice touch was the specialty coffees served in the main lobby area. Our room was large, pleasant, and with very nice, large bathrooms. You had to be a little careful with our room as when you opened the main door... you immediately saw the bathroom/shower stall! The complex is very large and had its own transportation system which worked quite well. There were many pools, and a family with children would enjoy it. As per my title.. "Beautiful But Not My Taste". I do not like such a large property, and prefer walking to a shuttle service. We had to shuttle to the beach and frankly the beach is not very impressive. The swimming area is restricted by a set of manmade barricades and landlines. You cannot go out very far, and if you like to body-surf... you won't be doing it here. Trying to be be fair, this restricted swimming area would be nice for families with children and for adults too stupid to respect the power of the ocean. The restricted area still had lots of rocks... so in my opinion the beach.. not a positive. We enjoy a drink, and the house wine was in my opinion brutal... the house beer in my opinion was quite good. The restaurant wine lists were quite good and reasonably priced. We purchased wine a couple of times and this worked out real well. My major disagreement with his property, aside from a daily charge for the safe, is that the Coba property is not on the ocean. I love to see and hear the ocean from my room, and at the Coba you definitely cannot. If you are wondering why we stayed there, it's because the trip was a gift. A very big positive for the property was their handling of my wife's illness. She caught a virus. I called their medical staff and within minutes a doctor was at our room. My wife ended up at the hospital for a night and we can speak very highly of the service provided. It also pointed out the importance of insurance... ouch if we did not have it! Final comment.. the golf course is excellent. I played after 2:00 at the reduced rate and flew around in less then three hours (afternoons are usually less busy). The rental clubs were Taylor Made and were fine. In summary, there are a lot of reasons to visit these properties... terrific staff and beautiful property being some. My dislike was the sheer size, and the fact that the property was not on the ocean. If these are not factors for you.. then its a good spot.

Best Vacation
jimsandykeane, Sarnia, Canada
Mon Mar 27 14:58:44 EDT 2017
Amazing resort! Our best family vacation so far for a family of five. The staff are very professional, friendly and go out of their way to meet your needs. Very clean resort, I was impressed with the bathrooms, they greet you with hand sanitizer in the dining room, cleaning goes on throughout the day. The food was wonderful, the buffet had so many choices and the Brazil restaurant was fantastic. This is a big resort but always trolleys available and never had to wait long. There was lots of pools to go to and the beach was very nice. I would recommend this resort to anyone wanting to travel with younger kids or teens, we had a connecting room the Family Master Suite.

Good, but better choices
NanaimoJeff, British Columbia, Canada
Mon Mar 27 11:35:40 EDT 2017
The Coba is a perfectly fine resort but depending on your style of vacation may not be what you are looking for, and there are better choices along the Mayan Riviera. First off it is a long haul from Cancun airport, well over an hour. Not a huge deal, but if you've had long flight with kids, get delayed at the airport which is typical and have to wait for a group shuttle it can be a taxing experience. We elected to use the always excellent Cancun Happy Shuttle and managed to arrive at our hotel 45 minutes sooner than our friends who took the group shuttle The hotel itself is lovely, check in was quick and easy, and staff were very helpful getting us to our rooms quickly with our bags. So lets break it down. Room: Good size, we were told we had one of only 10 larger Jr Suites with 4 beds. I'm not sure if this is true or was just hype. Room had all the usual amenities and I do love the 3 story bungalow style rather than the high rises. Third floor was an easy walk up, afforded some decent views of the kids pool area and was nice to not have anyone above us. We did have one night with a very loud commotion when a "domestic" broke out, security arrived quickly and it was dealt with. There certainly is noise until about 30 minutes after the show ends each night, and housekeeping doesn't make any effort to be quiet when they start around 7am, but no big deal. Air conditioning is mediocre, the fan helps but is rather noisy. The bar fridge is nicely stocked, initially, although the fridge is barely capable of keeping drinks lukewarm. Our fridge wasn't restocked the first 2 days, even after calling and requesting a restock. I had been generously tipping the housekeeper who I mistakenly thought was responsible for restocking the fridge. No, it's a separate person who restocks the drinks, miraculously on the third day when I started leaving a few bucks in the fridge, it was restocked daily! I'm happy to tip, and do so freely, but this really felt like blackmail. Food: Perfectly fine, typical resort all inclusive fare. We did find the food and service at the Tulum next door was slightly better. One other small complaint was that at other resorts, we are usually greeted at the door and guided to a table. At the Coba its up to you to find a table which, while not hugely difficult was often tedious. The other complaint would be that service for drinks was very spotty. Spent a long time every meal trying to make eye contact and get someone's attention for cutlery or a refill. A La Carte: We used both the app, and spoke to representatives to make reservations and it's just a frustrating experience. Yes, we did it the night we arrived. I know it's the same at all the resorts, but this is the first time in 12 trips to Mexico that we simply were not able to get into restaurants we wanted at any time all week. Of course the most popular is the teppanyaki, and while we did get a reservation, it was not at a "show" table which was disappointing and made the experience pointless. Gourmet restaurant was ok, but honestly not worth the hassle. Beach: Ok, this was the deal breaker. I had read a lot about the beach and while we knew it was a shuttle ride away, and wasn't great, we were still very disappointed. If you are a beach/ocean person then this resort is simply not for you. The area that the Coba and Tulum share is tiny, about 80 loungers maybe? No chair service at all and one small understaffed bar. The beach itself is constantly being swept for seaweed, which while appreciated does diminish from the experience. It's a narrow strip of sand, very little room for kids to play or have any kind of beach activities. There are kayaks, sailboats available and jetskis, parasailing for a fee but the problem was that in 7 days we only experienced about 6 hours of these being available due to red flag conditions. The protected swimming area is only ever knee deep, which is good for small kids but not much else. If you walk toward the Akumal, the beach is a bit nicer but at no point is it deep enough to swim. Yes there are fish by the pier at the Akumal but sorry, its a bit ridiculous snorkeling in 30" deep water around the ankles of 300 people. Pools: Kids swim park is excellent. Fun slides, looks great, well done. The main pool is fine, lots of activities, bars, music, the usual. We spent most of our time at the secondary pool which was much quieter (still kids allowed) and had shaded areas. The swim up bar section is separated from the main pool so it afforded some division from the more rowdy guests. Again, no chair service but the bar was well staffed and quick. So, main points. Far from the airport, nice enough resort, beach sucks. Sorry, but if you enjoy swimming in the ocean or spending the day at the beach there are simply much better resorts closer to the airport. Before doing this review I took a quick look and from Vancouver the Iberostar Pariso Lindo is only $80 a person more for the week than the Coba. The Lindo is in an entirely different class, Lazy River, Wave Pool, Bigger main pool, excellent beach, superior food and service.



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