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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*Proof of marriage required. Must be within 6 months of original wedding date.
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 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
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
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:
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
Mikado - Japenese restaurant Open for Dinner 6:00pm-10:30pm
Piscis - Snack buffet
Mediterraneo - Mediterranean restaurant Open for Dinner 6:00pm-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

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TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Check In
Nov 07 2017
Check in could have been much better. Even though we were staying at the Coba, we first had to go to the PREMIER lobby to check in. Then we were shuttled to the Coba. Same thing at Check Out. Handed in our towels and safe deposit key at the Coba then we had to go to Premier lobby to check out. Should all be done in one lobby without having to be shuttled all around. Room, restaurants were excellent. Some of the beaches, like at the Tulum beach, had too many rocks and was difficult to swim and wade in the water.
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Too Big
Nov 06 2017
We do not like food to hot water troughs. Very disappointed< Had a hard time finding something hot to eat. The room had a hot Jacuzzi soaker tub, Loved. You must learn the 3 lanes of Transportation to get around on a Tramcar. Too much waiting in lines for everything. Too much time lost on Vacation
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Perfect vacation
Oct 30 2017
Very relaxing, clean and friendly. beautiful location and beaches
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Beach and hotel
Oct 22 2017
The beach was one of the worst I have been to. We stayed about an hour. Rocks and course loose sand that was hard to walk on and you sunk to your knees in sand when you stepped in to the water. We were not aware of the size of resort. Too big.. having to walk to a tram to almost get any where. One night coming back from restaurant we asked tram to take us to room and we were dropped off in the pouring rain and dark totally lost. A sweet housekeeper found us and gave us umbrella and lead us to our room.
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Oct 13 2017
The food was awful and made us sick the entire time. No one acknowledged we were on our honeymoon. It was a very disappointing trip.
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Our 3rd at Grand Bahia Principe, 2nd at Coba
Sep 26 2017
It was our third trip to this resort and everything was as expected. With the exception of the weather, which no one can help, it was a very enjoyable stay.
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The Most Stressful Vacation Ever
Sep 23 2017
This was the absolute worst vacation I have ever experienced. Let’s start from the time we walked in our rooms and the air conditioning didn’t work. The staff gave us the run around and didn’t want to help us at all. Let’s not forget this was our third time there. They couldn’t even accommodate a group of 13 people, we were looking to have our wedding there and there was no way they would be able to accommodate 60 people. A vacation is suppose to be a relaxing time and it was stressful. If you are in the back of the buffet good luck with getting a drink because they never came around. I will never be going here again.
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Good Trip
Sep 22 2017
Food was good. Staff friendly. Beach clean, water calm and clear.
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Okay hotel for the price
Aug 29 2017
Good hotel, wonderful staff, but bad food
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Nice resort
Aug 28 2017
Nice resort with mostly friendly staff. Beach was not good at all. You are only allowed to swim in small roped off area. Lots of large sharp rocks and seaweed. Unpleasant. The bar at lobby Premier served awful drinks but lobby Coba and the pool by lobby Tulum had better tasting drinks. All had very little alcohol in them. Food was great at every restaurant and buffet.
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Aug 24 2017
We arrived at Grand Bahia Principe Coba about 8:00 PM after a 1 1/2 hour ride from the airport. We checked in to our two rooms that were together. When we got to the rooms the AC didn't work in 1 of the rooms. It took the staff until midnight to check it out & get us another room. It took several hours the next day to get moved from the other room to the room next to the new room. After that was done we went to the pool. It was HOT & only 3 feet deep. Then to lunch. It was HOT!! No AC anyplace you eat. AGAIN!!! NO AC ANYPLACE YOU EAT!!! IT IS 90 degrees & the humidity is 90 percent & NO AC DO YOU UNDERSTAND??? I STINKS!!!
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Fantastic holiday - we cant wait to go back
gsaw19, Grimsby, United Kingdom
Sun Nov 12 12:31:01 EST 2017
This was our first time in Mexico and we couldnt have picked a better hotel. The Grand Bahia Principe Coba was everything we had wished for. The hotel was spotless and every inch was kept in good condition. Food was lovely and plenty to choose from especially for picky eaters. We would like to say a huge thank you to Jose Asuncion puc chi (Bell-boy Coba) from the first day of arriving he looked after us in a professional manner and helped us during the next two weeks. Nothing was a problem for him. He was always so friendly and cheerful and it gave us that great holiday feeling. We would also like to say thank you to every single member of Bahia Scouts Coba for making our son James feel so welcome. He loved all of the activities that you did and you made it so fun and entertaining. We felt completely safe with our child in your care. We couldnt believe how organised and fun the kids club was. Everybody was always happy. We look forward to seeing you next year. We cannot wait to come back.

11th time to Gran Bahia Coba
Ray H, Edmonton
Fri Nov 10 21:48:33 EST 2017
Another great stay at Coba (Oct 1 to Oct 7,2017)Met our Friends from Wales,who we first met at Coba April 2016, First time in all our stays at Coba that there was a lot of rain but the staff was well prepared and was able to make our vacation still a good one. Food at the main buffet has a large selection. we love breakfast the most. Excellent drinks at the swim up bars,Coba lounge and at the Royal Golden lounge. Room cleaned daily and fridge restocked daily. Had a few minor issues but in all cases,taken care of very quickly. Thanks to all the staff at Coba from check in to check out,these people are what makes the holiday so special. Special thank you to Maria,Alba,Jeremiah(Main Buffet)and Martha(Coba Lounge)best of the best

Totally amazing! Please don't listen to bad reviews!!!
chantelle m,
Fri Nov 10 16:57:46 EST 2017
I never write reviews for anything...I always mean to but I think when you have a great experience or are happy with things, in general people don't like to write reviews unless they're bad it seems! Anyway...this is why I had to write about this fantastic resort. After reading some of the reviews on here I was a bit worried even though there were also some fantastic positive reviews. We flew out from Manchester on 28th October, (12 night stay) myself and partner both 30 and a nearly 3 year old. Flight was 10 hours, flew with Thomson on the dreamliner and it was great...we had a 2 hour delay but no problem for us! We arrived at cancun airport - the reps and people in general were so helpful and organised. We arrived at hotel after our transfer which was supposed to be a long transfer but seemed quite quick! Nice big airy coach. Check in was very quick for us and were welcomed with a drink and I felt was informative. We were allocated Villa 6B and transported there by the buggies (which are amazing! DO NOT listen to anyone that says you wait long for them and can only be used from lobby! Its complete lies!!!! We never waited more than 5 minutes for one from the lobby and even around the resort wherever we were walking and even if we didn't want one they would still stop and ask if we needed to jump on! All the drivers were polite helpful and funny! We always had stroller and they would always get off and assist! Sometimes even if they weren't going where we wanted they would take us! Yes the resort is huuuuuuge, it does have 4 hotels on site, Coba, Tulum, Akumel and Sian Khan, we could only use Coba and Tulum and this was fine! We didnt need to go anywhere else! Food - due to a 12 night stay we were given 6 al a carte sittings. We chose cozumel (mexican),Portofina (Italian) Gran Tortuga (Brazilian) Mashua which is new and we did boook Don Pablo and Mikado but unfortunately never made it to those. Mashua by far was our favourite amaing seafood! We were even invited back for a special poolside dinner - the manager was amazing friendly and accommodating and always made special foods for my daughter too! Anyone complaining about the buffet I have no idea why! There is a huuuuuuuge range of cold and hot food for breakfast. lunch and dinner, never had any issue and for a buffet some of the food was amazing. They even had chefs cooking fresh food in there in front of you if you wanted that, which we did, we had fresh eggs and special omelettes made and a special pasta dish too. The snack bars aren't great for food but it is what it is and you still have the option for the main buffet. La Cassita snack bar was 24 hour so you could get food or drinks at any time through the night!! The pools were clean and beautiful and they had pool bars in them too. Everywhere was spotless! The grounds were beautiful and clean, and had little cute animals running around. They didn't bother you and my daughter loved seeing them. Rooms were cleaned every day without fail, fresh linen and towels! The only 1 downside to the whole thing was that 2 days into our trip the waterpark then had to close and we actually only chose this hotel for that reason for my daughter, now I have seen a review about this issue and all I can say is nothing is perfect things happen and as far as I was aware and what I was told whilst there was that water pipe had burst or been damaged and it was totally unplanned so how can his be helped - I was slightly annoyed just for my daughter but they still have lots of pools and we were planning day trips anyway and as we were with Thompson they compensated us. I did speak to one of the managers there first as advised by Thompson and dont feel that he was very accommodating but I wont put this hotel down by that one thing. Security of the hotel is by far best I have ever seen - it may be a standard thing in Riviera Maya - when we had trips out and came back in via taxi - we would be stopped 3 times on way in - now some people find this annoying but I find this to be a real comfort in terms of safety. 1 little thing about wifi - you can only use fo free in Lobby area or pay extra - but I had read reviews before going out and downloaded boingo app and it worked for a bit then stopped I have no idea why but who wants to be on phones all the time in such a beautiful place anyway. Honestly we had an amazing time here, couldn't fault it, Just remember nothing and no one is perfect.....but we truly had an amazing experience here and would love to return one day xxx

Had high hopes for our family vacation :(
Fri Nov 10 14:49:45 EST 2017
It was my first sun destination vacation with my 18 month old son and I did extensive research and read lots of reviews before deciding on and booking Coba. We met extended family who traveled From the east coast and in total we were a group of 7 with two children. One main reason we booked this resort was for the kids water park. The night before our flight left we heard it would be closed for the duration of our stay. So frustrating as we opted for this resort as opposed to beach front for the water park. You do have to get the trolly to get to the beach. We upgraded when we booked and paid an extra $100 for royal golden club. All this gets you is a bath robe, slippers, free safe and an extra a la carte. And a private lobby for checking. But you are dropped off at the main lobby and need to find your way to the private lobby which seemed like a journey in the dark. Our villa was far from the lobby/buffet and pool. It didn’t seem worth it at all to us. The other main reason we booked this resort was for the kids club. I took my 18 month old son there one day to see what it was like ( the website had beautiful pictures of spacious rooms for infants). I was told because we were not premier we could not use this service. They said I could play with my son for a little while in the infant room alone if I wanted. We went in to check it out and it is one broken playpen full of balls, and two other toys. Not what the picture looked like at all and no one had any interest in speaking with us. Maybe I misunderstood on the website but I thought the kids club was available to everyone. Even if there was a minimal charge, I would have paid but no one gave us any info they just made it seem like a favour they were letting us play in the tiny infant room by ourselves. On our last day the splash park opened! I took my son in the afternoon to play. The slides are big and fast, so I went on there with him since he’s only an infant. I had the whistles blown at me and I was told I wasn’t allowed to go down the slides with him. There are two tiny slides for babies but he was more interested in the big structure. So we had to leave after about 30 minutes. I was told if you are over 5 feet tall you cannot go on the slides. I am short at 4’10 but was not in the mood to argue with anyone, I just left with a screaming kid who wanted to go down the slides and play. That same day after dragging my son, stroller and bag and towels back through the journey to our room and up all of the stairs ( I had to make two trips everytime we got back to our room. One with my son to lock him in the room and the second to run down and get the stroller) we got up the stairs and our keys wouldn’t work. I had both with me and neither would work. The maid had just walked out of my room when I got there and gladly took my tip. She asked if my keys were working I said no and she tried them and said oh no sorry. I asked if she could let me in and she said no I had to go to the lobby. I do understand there are rules about this and they are usually taken very seriously and for security reasons. But she had just left my room with all of the baby stuff I watched her walk out. I was nearly in tears because I had to drag everything back down all of the stairs and journey back to the lobby with a cranky tired and hungry baby. We were dripping wet in our bathing suits and had no dry clothes. When I got back to the lobby they made a mistake with our check out date and deactivated our cards a day early. We had them reactivated and started the journey back. I left a tip everyday for room cleaning and one in the fridge to be re stocked. I didn’t get fully re stocked a couple of times, but they gladly took the tip. I had to call down twice for more water because it was not brought up Buffet was hit and miss with service. Jose in the top middle section was wonderful and happy and great with the kids! Otherwise I was usually asking more than once and waiting a long time for a high chair and water which is difficult with a busy baby. I’ve been to Mexico several times in the past 6 or 7 years and I’m familiar with the tipping etiquette. I left tips for house keeping, fridge re stock, a la carte, buffet and bars. That usually makes a difference in our stay and the service but it didn’t matter this trip. By the end I was ready to stop leaving as many tips as it got us nowhere Also if you don’t answer your door right away someone will barge in on you. I was walked in on half dressed twice. They have someone come in for house cleaning, fridge re-stock, turn down service (which was as late as 9pm one night) and someone to come randomly check and ask how things are. They just walk right in after one knock. Not sure why they need to be in there if no one answers. My sisters room had a huge leak one night at 11pm. They fixed it very promptly. I had two phones and either of them ever worked. I don’t know if it was just overtired me but I didn’t find the people as friendly and helpful as usual. I was pretty disappointed. I do know these employee are over worked and wages are low and I try to sympathize and be understanding but I can’t help but feel for the amount of money I dropped on this vacation in total that it was a waste. For the money I spent I could have gone somewhere better. We won’t be back.

samantha t, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Fri Nov 10 06:27:11 EST 2017
Reading the reviews I was sceptical of this hotel however this scepticism was completely unwarranted as our over all stay in the hotel was perfect from start to finish. Firstly the food: the buffets were exceptional with so much choice and everything made fresh and constantly Rotated to ensure a good quality. Everything you could want for breakfast, lunch and dinner. An extra fuss on Halloween and the effort was 10/10 every day. The al le cartes are next level, with our favourites being the gormet restaurants in Tulum and coba and the Mediterranean. In the Mexican restaurant the food wasn’t great and the service wasn’t as attentive as the rest but still a high standard. Rooms - big, fresh, beautiful. Good aircon and location to all pools and lobby. Golf carts on a constant loop until 2am if you don’t want to walk (it’s around 5/10 mins from anywhere) Beach - stunning, so much to do in terms of water sports and on the left of the Tulum beach the beach is unspoiled with perfect white sands. Pools and bars - beautiful with fast service at the pool bars and many cocktails and drinks to choose from. Entertainment - a massive 10/10 for the effort from all staff. Always something to do, great for all ages. The Halloween event was incredible and the Mexican show every Thursday was also excellent. The hacienda is an added bonus and most sports played in the corona bar which is a bonus if you are travelling with a sports fan. The best thing about this hotel though was the staff - they really care about the place and its success and couldn’t do enough for you. I never visit the same place twice but this hotel would make me consider returning to Rivieria Maya and I have already recommended this to family and friends!

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