Grand Bahia Principe Coba

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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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Grand Bahia Principe Coba is located in the mangroves behind Grand Bahia Principe Akumal.
Address: CTRA CHETUMAL , KM 250-A

Local Phone: 011-52-984-875-5
Fax: 00-52-984-875-50 01
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Casino Nearby (On-site)
Number of Pools: 2

Swim-up Bar
Two lagoon swimming pools with sunshades & Teka sunbeds at the Premier section.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: Fee Required
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
As of of 01/01/18 safety deposits boxes will be included in the rates. Beach:
Year Opened: 2005 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
Hotel does NOT permit Spring Breakers. Must be at least 18 years old to check in. Coupon system for a la carte restaurants.
1 king bed or 3 full beds, sitting room area, sofa bed, hydromassage bathtub with shower, children's amenities, minibar with drinks for children included.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
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. 1 king bed or 2 full beds.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
1 king bed or 2 full beds, sitting room area, sofa bed, hydromassage bathtub with shower
Rollaways Available, Rollaway Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
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:
Portofino - Italian Restaurant Open for Dinner 6:00pm-10:30pm
Le Gourmet - International Gourmet Open for Dinner 6:00pm-10:30pm
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
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.
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
Children's Pool
On-site kid's waterpark! The hotel offers adjoining rooms and cribs on request (based upon availability).

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
5101 Recommend
5101 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Grand Bahia Principe Coba to their friends and family
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
3 1/2 stars
3Cuori1Capanna, Turin, Italy
Thu Oct 11 07:37:56 EDT 2018
The place is huge. Too bi. The Principe Coba is one of 4 hotels and being the cheapest of the four is also one of the furthest from the beach. There is transportation, I suggest you use it. It is easy to get lost between hotels coming and going from the beach. The heat is also a factor. The hotel itself is very nice. Noisy pool area, try to get a room away from it. Restaurants are acceptable. Depending on the number of nights you stay there, you get passes for the higher level restaurants. Those are much better. The beach is small. Very little sand and it has an area with floating barriers for kids. That part the water is murky with suntan oils. The rental of kayaks and snorkelling is very good. Kayaking was probably the most enjoyable activity while at Grand Bahia.

The good and bad all in one place.
1Chancer, Manchester
Wed Oct 10 13:07:54 EDT 2018
I'm not sure if people are rating the overall resort when they give a very good or excellent review,but seeing as it states the Coba then that's where the majority of my review will be based. Having travelled for almost 12hrs I'm sure to the reception staff it may well be good customer practice to offer a complimentary drink to us but when we asked for just a glass of water it seemed to throw them off track somewhat and we were left standing at the desk for 10 mins whilst this was sorted,whereas in reality all we wanted to do was get our keys and get to our room. Finally we did this via the buggy service that takes you round the resort. I picked up the suitcases but our driver was adamant he carried them,so be it. Unfortunately carried wasn't what he did as he dragged expensive suitcases up the stairs,I intervened and carried one whilst he took the other and he took us into our room and showed us around. First impression of the room was WOW! It was huge and so was the bed,But upon further investigation it was noticeable that the room was actually quite tired looking,there were cracks in tiles and some actually had large holes in them,the same was said for the bathroom also,the furniture was also a little battered and bruised. First use of the toilet and the handle broke off and wouldn't flush,we called the front desk and they said someone would be with us within 30 mins, so we went for a wander to look around and get our bearings and when we got back the toilet was fixed,first class service. Time for a freshen up and a shower,except of course the shower leaked all over the floor,there were big lumps of sealant stuck around the edge so I guess there had been problems previously,other than a room change which we couldn't be bothered with so we cracked on and used plenty of towels for the duration. The resort itself is massive and getting around is dead easy,the golf buggies can take you practically anywhere,the beach has been mentioned numerous times and I'm afraid the seaweed problem is unbelievable,the lads and lasses that work through the day have a thankless task,and so did we having to sit on the beech as diggers spent the whole day trawling up and down. The gardens,lawns etc are great,well looked after and the place is spotless. We had a mixture of eating venues, friends of ours were there already and on their last night they had booked the gourmet restaurant,that night the food and service were spot on. On the whole the buffet restaurant was ok but the service from the waiters and waitresses was farcical and I'm afraid that was what we found all round the Coba, lobby bar 1 lager pump, 1 tender, pool bars, 1 pump 1 tender, on one evening we had our drinks order taken and as I went for food I could see a queue of other waiters all in a line as they had 2 pumps and 2 tenders,to service a room that was full to some 500 people,the problem most certainly wasn't the staff it was the lack of them and for that the fault lies squarely with the management, in the lobby bar we used the fantastic waitresses and tipped them accordingly so, so much so every evening when we arrived they would come to greet us and show us to some seats around their station. Special mention to Florientina she was absolutely superb,looked after was a treat and I hope they all get a pay rise. We unfortunately came a cropper to food poisoning whilst we were there but I can't say for sure how we came across it as we snacked out one day and I guess once you do that then there is wriggle room for the cause,but getting served Luke warm chicken and lobster in one of the posh restaurants certainly couldn't of helped and we actually left the food and restaurant early and gave up the table we had for the last one we booked. A bit like the rooms the lobby and surrounding areas were definitely dated,especially in comparison to other parts of the resort we went to, having big fans in the roof recirculating warm air was intolerable some evenings. Walking down one of the main corridors which happened to take you to one of the buffet rooms you had to run the gauntlet of groups of lads trying to stop you so they could sell you some sort of time share, or as they put it the "premiere service" where in fact their actions had them as no more than glorified "lookie lookie" men. We made the best we could of the last 5 days we had there and having spoken to the airlines that were taking us to Dublin and Manchester we got situated in "helpful" seats and we just about managed to get ourselves home. I'd have to seriously consider going back to Mexico I'm afraid to say,especially for the amount we all paid as this was our treat to ourselves for 30years of marriage.

Terry G, Morecambe
Wed Oct 10 11:43:11 EDT 2018
Great hotel could not fault it really but you will probabaly find someone who will. Large pleasant room with large tv and well equiped bathroom. Have read previously about rooms having a damp smell , which they did slightly, but i think this was down to the air conditioning drawing the humid air from outside. The food in the main buffet restaurant at the COBA was not as good as the TULUM , for some reason there was a lot more choice in this restaurant, and it was not the bun fight, as it sometimes become in the COBA. This was true of all the meals in the TULUM restaurant there was a lot more choice and it was a far better relaxed atmosphere. There is a great little transport system to carry you about this complex and they turn up about every five minutes. Tried meals at the ala cart restaurants which were really good, the Mediterranean, Gourmet, Portofino and the Brazilian . These were really good with some fantastic steaks at the Gourmet and Portofino. The staff at the hotel are a credit to the hotel with special thanks to Oscar Chan from the pool bar and Josephina from the lobby bar always happy to serve and always with a smile.

Nice Hotel
Tue Oct 09 10:55:55 EDT 2018
This is the second time we have stayed at Coba and really enjoy it. It is an extremely large resort but there are trams that take you where you need to go. Next time I would stay at Akumal as it is closer to the beach and had the best food.

Nice resort, but....
Cindy M, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Sun Oct 07 08:34:24 EDT 2018
We stayed at the Bahia Principe Coba sept 25- oct 3. I’ll start with the food. The resort, grounds and buildings are all beautiful, clean and well kept. The pools were clean, the bathrooms and room was clean and comfortable. The room did have a musty smell but it was fine. The resort is massive but the little carts take you everywhere. Now for the not so good....the food in the buffet is terrible. I never expected to be one of the people to comment about the food because we always love the food in buffets in Mexico. Not the case at Coba. It was a lot of pasta, rice, low quality meats and fish. I was so disappointed, we were on our first day and already sick of the food. I cannot comment about specialty restaurants as we weren’t able to go because of our kids. That would have broken up the buffet but it wasn’t an option. Overall I found the staff very friendly, except the odd one. I found the lineups to get drinks very annoying and they don’t have servers to serve you except in the lobby bar, not around the pool that we went to at least. The kids water park was good. Sadly we had to use the medical clinic, and the hospital in Play del Carmen and they provided good service. The resort also offers a free trip to Playa del Carmen and free airport transfers, all good. Overall, it was decent but I would not return because the beach was not great and the food was terrible, 2 things important to me.

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