Grand Bahia Principe Coba

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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.
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
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
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:
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
Portofino - Italian 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
Based on 13968reviews
What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Lies, confusion, and stress
Jan 18 2018
We were very deceived by this resort through Apple's reviews and website. The resort was NOT on the beach. We had to take a tram to the beach. There was entertainment- some nights, at a different resort, that you had to take a tram to. We never knew what the entertainment was because we had to physically go to the other resort and look at that day's events. No beach, no entertainment, no "nightlife" made for a very disappointing experience. My parents were considering going to the resort after we came home and I told them absolutely not! Save the money and go somewhere else. The staff was not friendly. For people working on tips, you would think they would do their job. I am not asking for above and beyond, but do your job. The buffet was the worst. We would have half of our food gone before someone even came with water or even asked if we wanted a drinkk. We just started bringing our drinks in with us from the bar or room. A little girl face planted of the stairs right next to workers and not a one of the staff turned to check on her. Any time we asked for anything- even a clean fork- it was met with an attitude and as though we were inconveniencing them. Don't even get me started about the smell of the room and how it permeated all of our clothes and (3 weeks later) still has our suitcases smelling. The more time we stayed in the room, the sicker I would feel. The food left much to be desired. The buffet was the worst. Asian night, Canada night, Mexican night had all of the same food. There was the same food all day every day. Sure the desserts switched- but those were not goo either. Our trip was not cheap and we have stayed at resorts on the beach with great staff and entertainment for the same price- go find other resorts and go there! AVOID THIS RESORT!
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Life As It Should Be
Dec 28 2017
We returned to Bahia Principle Coba several times and already have booked another week in 2018. It has become our second home; returning when the price is right.
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Trip week before Christmas
Dec 27 2017
My boyfriend and I had a great stay at the hotel. The service was amazing, and Daniel at Le Gourmet treated us to a very special dinner on one of our nights that we had a reservation. Overall, the food was good and there was plenty of variety. Sometimes it was a little colder than I would have liked, but we didn't always arrive right when the buffet opened so the coolness was expected. A couple of days we had issues with our water and mini bar being restocked per the "all inclusive" perk. The staff was courteous when we called and asked for more waters.
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Ala carte food could be better
Dec 27 2017
We went to Cozumel and Mikado for our ala carte dinners and both were mediocre. The food at Cozumel was way too salty and we ate more appetizers than the set dishes which include soup and entree. At Mikado we ordered curry yakitori and steak. Curry yakitori tasted like sugar sauce over bed of rice, which is not what we expected from the usual yakitori (skewer dish). Beef tasted like pork. I think the people seated at the teppanyaki area probably enjoyed themselves more. Miso soup at main dinner buffet was like saltwater. We like the food at snack bar better than the main buffet area. AC in the room wasnt really working but the ceiling fan helped.
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flight home
Dec 24 2017
we went to the wrong gate and there was a big mix up
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Awesome property, I would stay here again,
Dec 22 2017
Awesome property, great food, clean rooms and great entertainment! The beach did require a tram trip however, one their is was great. I would stay here again.
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Bahia Principle Coba is our second was our 7th stay...returning again in January 2018.
Dec 21 2017
The dining options are superb, staff throughout the resorts are always making a guest's stay memorable wanting one to return again and again.
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Good Value Overall
Dec 16 2017
Overall a good value, but there are some problems with this property. 1)The property is huge and very difficult to navigate on foot. This requires the use of trams to go almost anywhere. 2)The mixed drinks were terrible. They use cheap booze and some kind of artificial sweetner that just was BAD. There is no drink service at the beach or pools. Only one kind of beer is served-Dos Equis draft and that's it. The house wine is fair at best. You can only eat at the restaurant of your choice three nights of a seven night stay. As a result, you eat at buffets far too much for my taste. Some of the food at the buffets was not sufficiently hot and should not have been served. The staff were terrific and the grounds are well maintained. They must hire an army to keep the place going. Good overall value for the money.
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Great value
Dec 14 2017
Great vacation for the money. Areas that could be improved: buffet food was not hot, sometimes not even warm. Everyday the food at the buffets were the same. Very little change from one day to the next. I killed 25 mosquitos in our room in the one week of our vacation. Bitten 6 times for both of us. Really missed having a jacuzzi at the pool. Very limited swimming area at the beaches. The tour sales people did not disclose how long the tours would be and they tried to do too much in one tour and they lasted too long (on the tours we took).
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Under staffed.beach,kids
Dec 13 2017
Restaurant servers were very good-but they were under staffed,so they worked their buts off. The real beach is at another resort-really. There were a THOUSAND KIDS everywhere
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Winter getaway
Dec 13 2017
Everything was good but our room had a very bad smell! I get the damp musty but it was worse then that! I spoke to desk an apple rep both said they would get my room changed, neither did anything about it! Had to keep asking maid service to spray deodorize!
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Was better the first time around
tcb772016, Okotoks, Canada
Thu Jan 18 13:56:23 EST 2018
We have been at this resort 5 years ago and really enjoyed it. This time we had our children with us and knew from before this was a great family friendly resort so we thought we would try it again. Maybe it was because it was our first visit before and didn’t have expectations to live up to but we didn’t enjoy it as much this time. We felt the whole experience from food to service kind of took a step down. The dining room staff very friendly and helpful but the food was just so-so. Nothing exceptional, your typical buffet food. The room we booked was not the room we received on arrival so that took about an hour to work out. Then that room was not stocked well or as stated it would be for the family package. Rooms were clean but sometimes not until 4:00 when your coming back for a nap or getting ready for supper. I think the most disappointing thing was the drinks. It seems as if they changed their sweet syrups to a natural sugar or contains aspartame, every drink that was blended or required a simple syrup tasted like a diet drink, it was disgusting. Our best drink was at the airport on the way home unfortunately. We didn’t go to an all inclusive to drink rum and cokes, we wanted the blended ‘beachy’ drinks that they are known for. They could use more waitresses too, in the lobby bar we were lucky if we had her come around more than once in a night. 2in our party also ended up getting Montezuma’s Revenge and were stuck close to a bathroom for the last part of our trip which was unfortunate. The grounds and the pools were immaculate and they definitely take pride in their looks.

First trip to Tulum
Jamie G, Gillette, Wyoming, United States
Thu Jan 18 07:00:29 EST 2018
My husband booked this resort for us as a couples getaway. We loved it. The staff was wonderful and there was a ton of stuff to do. The Coba resort has more of a family feel so that was somewhat of a disappointment as we were looking for more of a quiet getaway for the two of us. (Our room was right next to kid pool). However, we loved it so much that we decided to attend one of the time share meetings and ended up becoming a member of the Bahia Principe Club. Because of that we were able to take our family of 6 back the following year in which we stayed at Grand Bahia Tulum.

A fun resort, sprawling and crowded, with lots to do
AdventurousTraveler6, Laramie, Wyoming
Tue Jan 16 16:02:26 EST 2018
We were very pleased overall with our stay at Grand Bahia Principe Coba, which is part of a complex with three other sister resorts: Grand Bahia Tulum (beachfront), Akumal (exclusive), and Si'an Kaan (golf resort). If you stay at Coba, you will have access to the restaurants, beach and facilities at the Tulum resort also. We found the room comfortable, the food above-average for an all-inclusive, the activities abundant, the layout sprawling, and the guest teeming. The chief drawback to Coba, in addition to the sheer size of the resort, is its distance from the beach. A system of electric trams is fairly easy and convenient, but it takes 20 minutes on average to catch a tram to the beach, and you should expect to spend to spend 1 to 1.5 hours a day waiting for or riding the trams. This can seriously cut down on spontaneity, because you have to plan your schedule around transportation. For example, if you want to wander down to the beach to see the sunrise, you must plan to start your trek out a half an hour before sunrise to get there on time. If this is going to be an issue for you, it might be wise to stay at the beachside Tulum resort instead. The food ranged from solid to outstanding. The buffets are above-average in food quality, and occasionally feature expensive ingredients like lobster, caviar, and lamb chops. Some reviews say the food is often cold at the buffets - believe it - this is likely the cost of preparing such a large variety of foods for such a large number of dining guests. We found the atmosphere at the buffets quite pleasant, and staff by and large very friendly and attentive. Our favorite staff were Marisela at the Kulkulcan, who was exceptionally efficient and competent, and Antonio at the Tulum buffet, who has a great sense of humor. There was even a night when we asked for drawn butter for our shellfish, and the maitre d' hustled off and unwrapped a bunch of those little butter packets and melted them for us. Now THAT'S service! The a la carte restaurants were also good, although you will get only 3 reservations per week, less than many all-inclusives which are unlimited, and might get an additional reservation or two if you'll commit to buying a bottle of wine. We ate at four: The Brazilian rodizio place had swords of excellent meat that kept coming until we raised the white flag. The Tequila Mexican restaurant was solid but not noteworthy. The Le Gourmet restaurant really was - our meal started with an 'amuse bouche' - and was very tasty. And the Japanese teppanyaki grill at Mikado featured a very entertaining chef (Adel? Ariel?) who whirled the knives and implements with abandon. Evening shows feature local talent that is really quite accomplished and professional. We particularly enjoyed the acrobat show, the Michael Jackson tribute, and the Elvis impersonator. There is a small casino and mercado with tienda stalls at the Hacienda, on the grounds. The bars generally had decent drinks, with a pretty good range of liquors. Some of the pool bars, especially at the beach, specialize in quantity rather than quality, with pre-mixed beverages that some have alleged are watered down (and they might be right). At the beach, visit the Holbox Beach Club for real drinks made in a blender, not a slurpee machine. We had access to about a half mile of beach frontage between the Coba Beach and Tulum Beach. The beach is white sand, and the shallows alternate between reef remnants and sandy areas where you can wade out in bare feet. There are palapas on the sand along the shore below a low rock wall, and a second deck of sandy beach above it with palapas and hammocks among the palm trees and beach shrubs. There is a breakwater of enormous sand-filled bags, which look like a line of beached whales, just offshore along most of the beach. This has the benefit of creating a calm, shallow lagoon for wading and snorkeling, about waist deep on a tall person, with the drawback of interrupting the beautiful ocean views. There is a more natural (and quieter) beach at the south end of the Tulum resort which is free from these engineering features. There is a policy that palapas cannot be reserved and towels left unattended will be picked up. Notwithstanding this, expect all palapas to be reserved with towels on all the beach loungers by 10 am, and we advise getting there before 9 am to stake out your place in the sun. Sometimes guests even went so far as to claim palapas the night before (we arrived one sunny morning after a nightfall of rain and found lots of soaked towels), and recommend as an improvement that the resort at least remove all towels left overnight to give guests a fair chance at a palapa of their choice. Included at no charge are sea kayaks, paddleboards, and one hour of catamaran sailing. You'll need to reserve your slot at 9 am under the current regime; we recommend changing this to allow catamarans to be checked out all day whenever there is availability, instead of having the sit idle if no one reserved them in the morning, to allow for the vicissitudes of changing winds. There may also be snorkeling gear available, but we brought our own. The snorkeling is okay behind the breakwater, with plenty of fish, and somewhat better in a limited area of shallow reef remnant to the south of the dive shop. Expect to be hemmed in to shallow waters by buoys and lifeguards at the resort itself; there is really outstanding deepwater snorkeling, which you can access (at your own risk) just beyond the resort boundary. There are many off-site activities nearby, including the seaside Mayan ruins at Tulum, snorkeling with sea turtles at Akumal Bay, several cenotes (underground semi-cave pools, great for a hot day), and of course snorkeling and scuba excursions. You can also wander out to the highway to catch a 'colectivo,' or local shuttlebus, to the city of Playa del Carmen for a few dollars each way. Our room, contrary to some reviews, had working air conditioning and endless hot water. The bed was firm to the point of unyielding, but this was readily rectified by getting a foam mattress cover that rendered it soft and comfortable. Each room has a balcony, a definite plus, and the jetted spa tub in the bathroom was a very nice touch that made up for the lack of an outdoor hot jacuzzi (the several whirlpools on the grounds are cold-water). Use of the in-room safe was included without extra charge - so kudos to the management for being responsive to previous reviews objecting to an additional charge, a flaw which apparently has been rectified. While the main lobby has grand architecture in the Mayan style, with stelae and bas relief sculptures inspired by Mayan ruins, the room blocks are plain and look like run-of-the-mill apartment complex in the US. The grounds for the dwellings are likewise fairly plain, well-manicured by with the landscaping flair of a golf course, while the landscaping around the lobby and pools is lush and far more inviting. Local wildlife is relatively abundant, especially iguanas as well as agoutis (rodents that are miniature versions of the capybara, with slender, deer-like legs). You may also occasionally spot troops of coatimundis, a long-faced relative of the raccoon with a long, erect tail, as well as raccoons themselves. Overall, the amenities at this resort were comparable to other high-quality all-inclusives that we have stayed at along the Riviera Maya. We would consider returning, but might stay at the Tulum resort for easier beach access next time.

The resort was good, few complaints.
Matt M,
Tue Jan 16 06:06:00 EST 2018
Wonderful resort with lots to do. The buffet was great, drinks were great. My only complaints are: The husslers in the lobby trying to get you into timeshares. Give me a break. Don't harass your guests with this crap. The rooms weren't cleaned too well. Every time we stepped into one just cleaned we could still feel sand on the floors. By the 3rd night we ruined a white towel by pouring water on it and running it across the floor and it came up brown. No avocado dip in the morning? :( Service at the buffet was hit and miss. It's such a large area so it's easy to miss people that just sit down. The first night we ended up stealing a bottle of free wine and serving ourselves out of frustration. The exchange rate is a ripoff. They take a 12.5% cut off the top (17.5 pesos per USD instead of the actual rate of 20 pesos).

dougie m,
Mon Jan 15 22:53:58 EST 2018
Took the family here in June 2017, Absolutely stunning place, the room was lovely, pools were lovely and restaurants were amazing, the beach is a few minutes away on the shuttle service which again is great or you can take a walk through the complex, the restaurant staff were really great, so friendly and helpful, not so keen on the reception staff! Felt as if I was putting them out every time I went to see them about something and my biggest complaint to do with the staff on reception was that I’d gone to see them after our evening meal about a leaking toilet and told them that it’s not convenient to take a look tonight as it’s gone 10pm and my wife had gone back to the room! I’d taken my children to the evening show and when I got back to the room I was confronted by a very displeased wife who had woken from a snooze to find a workman stood in the room trying to say hello! She’d gone to bed half undressed and was lay on top of the bed so completely uncovered! He fixed the loo and left!! Despite this our stay at the hotel was beautiful, we’d taken a few day trips and would definitely go again.

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