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.
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:
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
Mikado - Japenese restaurant Open for Dinner 6:00pm-10:30pm
Piscis - Snack buffet
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
Not what we expected
Jul 04 2018
We had been to this resort in Jamaica and loved it. However, the one in Mexico was not what we expected. The rooms AC never got cold, the bed was hard. Food was decent but not great. Beach was far away and rocky. The bars close at 10, so if you want anything after that you need to go to the snack bar. When we wanted to go to different parts of the hotel we waited a long time for the golf carts. Pools were lovely. Restaurants that require reservations were good. Highly recommend Le Gourmet.
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Great resort
Jul 04 2018
The resort is amazing and very well kept. The staff is very helpful and goes out of their way to make your stay great.
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Grand Bahia Principe
Jun 30 2018
The resort is very nice. It's clean and the food is excellent. The pools are very nice, but the water gets really warm by the end of the day. We enjoyed ourselves on this vacation, but there were some things that we didn't like. The hotel had activities posted on boards by the trolley stops, but the concierge never told us about it. There were kid shows at a neighboring hotel and we were never informed even though I had a 7 year old with me. The beach was another issue. It was a 15 minute ride to get there and then another 10 minute walk to get to a place you could sit on the beach. I really missed being able to just walk to the beach. I don't think I would stay at this resort for this reason. However, the food was far better than a lot of resorts.
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Nice, but not 5 gold apples
Jun 17 2018
Hotel was gorgeous and clean all the time. Room, we had problems with. We had these little bugs all over the dresser and headboard, air was not cool, and the mini fridge was warm. Went down to lobby and he said they would get someone in there to take care of it. 24 hours later, still nothing, so I called again. They said they would have someone come up and fumigate. Fumigate, really when we are in the room and one guest has asthma. We chose to leave. They proceeded to say the fridge was working fine, and so was the air. Everyone was nice, food was good, but, room definately needed some help.
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Great vacation time
Jun 06 2018
Great vacation time with family. Comfortable transportation..excellent service...Great staff...liked everything overall except the food ...had not many varieties...and I literally thought I would get corona it's a product of Mexico. No where to find that Beer. And last but not least....had mosquitoes in the room.. could not sleep the first night
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Large resort
May 29 2018
There are 3 resorts all connected. The advantage is you can utilize all pools and restaurants. Down side is you need to take a trolley to get around resort and to go to beach. Staff was very friendly and security was great. Seaweed on the beach was terrible. Couldn't even get into the water on Coba beach.
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Had a wonderful week!
May 24 2018
Would recommend this hotel to anyone that I know! Had a wonderful week. Hotel was clean, fun, and the environment was amazing. Food was very good as well. The staff at this hotel were phenomenal and made our stay so enjoyable. 10/10 reccomendation.
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Mosquitoes and a sub par beach
May 22 2018
Our room was filled with mosquitoes. We spent about 30 mins per night killing them, but still we're bitten while sleeping. I'm not exaggerating when I say that I killed at least 80 mosquitoes in 3 nights. Warning signs were splattered all over the walls in the form of squashed mosquitoes from previous visitors. The beach was also upsetting. There were large floating piles of red tinted seaweed that littered the water and beach. Only 20% of the beach was swimmable due to large wave breakers that take up most of the water. The wave breakers were what appeared to be mounds of underwater sand with tarps over them. Beyond that, everything was decent. The pools are easily the best part.
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May 17 2018
The sprinkler water smelled like sewer or septic water. For the first 2 hours EVERY morning you would smell sewer. The stench was so disgusting on your walk to breakfast. I can’t get over the smell and how the staff ignored the stench. The Lenard in the outdoor snack shacks on the tables was disgusting also.
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Awesome resort and Service.
May 10 2018
Our 4th visit to the Grand Bahia Coba. The resort is beautiful....service was excelent and food was awesome. GREAT selection in the buffet....never did a specialty resuturant.
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Slippery When Wet
May 10 2018
Unfortunately the air conditioner leaked onto the floor. We notified the hotel of the problem and the fix was to turn off the air conditioner. It started to get muggy so we turned the AC on and then the water pooled again and my wife then slipped and fell.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Coba did not disappoint!
Shieldsfamilyfour, Indiana, Pennsylvania
Thu Jul 19 12:29:55 EDT 2018
Our party of six adults (52, 49, 25, 24, 21, 19) returned to the Coba on June 16, 2018. While the resort is beginning to show its age, the rooms, pools and the majority of the resort's public areas were always clean. PROS: 1) Food was excellent! Large variety, fresh and always the proper temperature! We ate at the following restaurants: KUKULCAN - Main Coba Buffet: Breakfast (1X), Lunch (1X), Dinner (2X) We never waited for a table and were always served drinks quickly. Be cautious of the floor when it rains - very slippery! PREMIER BUFFET: Breakfast (5X) Made to order eggs & omelets, mimosas and coffee, with Baileys, were the norm. Delicious! Lovely, quiet place to start a relaxing day. POOL RESTAURANT: Lunch (4X) Quick, convenient, and tasty. Always clean despite the few birds and iguanas that outsmarted the net enclosure. We truly enjoyed the guacamole, salads, pizza and spicy wings without having to leave the pool area. MIKADO (1X): Typical Japanese experience. Nice show, good food, excellent service. I loved being able to choose an appetizer prior to the chef's arrival. It allowed our party of 6 to try foods we may not normally order at a Teppanyaki dinner show here in the states. MASHUA NIKKEI (2X): A unique mix of Japanese and Peruvian foods. Our entire party thoroughly enjoyed each meal. We usually ordered different dishes for each course and shared! Top-notch dining! GRAN TORTUGA-RODIZIO (1X): You will love this place if you enjoy beef, pork, lamb, turkey, chicken, fish and sausage. We ate more than we should have for dinner our last night. :-) 2) Pools: We spent most of our time near the quiet pool. A life guard was on duty during peak hours. My family enjoyed the swim-up bar and I enjoyed some quiet reading time in the shade of the palapa. 3) Employees: The majority of the employees were friendly and hard-working. Did we tip wait staff, bartenders, maid, bell boys, and the person that restocked our refrigerator? Absolutely! Did we receive excellent service? Yes! 4) Rooms: Large, cool and clean! Bottom of our tub/shower unit was worn and discolored (NOT dirty). There were plenty of hangers for our clothes, a safe, ceiling fan, large umbrella, iron and ironing board. Liter bottles of water were also provided. Our room was cleaned and the fridge was stocked on a daily basis. Absolutely no complaints. 5) Bars: We drank beer, champagne, mimosas, vodka tonics and anything else the bartenders suggested. One member of our party quickly learned how generous the bartenders are with the liquor added to each drink. No need to ask for doubles! 6) Grounds: Gorgeous and well-maintained, although I did see a milk crate in the woods along one of the paths from our room to the pool. 7) Shade Umbrellas: We always got at least one umbrella for our family of 6. Early risers, my husband and I would go to the pool and read each morning for a few hours before joining the rest of our family for breakfast. We saw many people reserve chairs before 8 a.m. and not return until 2 or 3 in the afternoon! 8) Trams: Clean and readily available. Be sure to plan ahead for dinner reservations or excursions as there was often a short wait for the next available tram. Go to the closest lobby at least an hour before dinner and have a drink before making your way to the restaurant. We often arrived early and were always seated within 5-10 minutes of our arrival. CONS: 1) Nightly Entertainment: We enjoyed the band that played outside the main lobby and at the Hacienda but found most of the evening shows in the Coba lobby to be more like high school productions. 2) Air Conditioning: Lack of air conditioning at the Gran Tortuga-Rodizio and Coba Lobby definitely made for some extremely sticky dinners and evenings. 3) Bugs: Mosquitos were ferocious! One member of our party received multiple bites while wearing a citronella wristband. Usually one to get bitten, I fared well by using Deep Woods Off with 25% Deet. I carried it everywhere and always applied it to exposed skin prior to leaving our room for dinner. 4) Beach: Mother nature did not cooperate. The beach was unusable due to the amount of seaweed present after a 5 day stretch of rain. My adult children couldn't get past the odor so we only ventured over to Akmul twice during our week-long stay. The pros definitely outweigh the cons. We enjoyed our time at GBP Coba despite a few minor hiccups and would recommend this resort to anyone looking for an economical and relaxing family vacation.

Very nice
Thu Jul 19 11:37:20 EDT 2018
Just arrived home from the coba had a fabulous 2 weeks. The room for us as a family of 3 was very spacious does need updating but nothing major. The food was outstanding in the ala cartes. The buffet restaurant was good plenty to choose from. The mosquitos are a nitemare but that can't be helped. Overall if you like busy hotels come here if you want shade be up at 5.30 not many brollys they go first! Can't fault anything with this hotel if you want trips try the hotel there a bit cheaper than the reps but still quite pricey. If we come back to Mexico it will be to a smaller hotel as this was our last holiday as a family.

Marion P, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Thu Jul 19 03:48:46 EDT 2018
Rooms large, Food superb, The Al cartes great, but really enjoyed the Italian and the Le Gourmet but did not like the Mexican. Rooms cleaned every day and fridge restocked. The complex is a huge area. If you are looking for shade around the pools there are not enough umbarellas and what are there are taken by 6am which I think is wrong as a lot of the quests don't turn up till lunch time.

Wonderful holiday
munchyj67, Benfleet, United Kingdom
Wed Jul 18 22:03:43 EDT 2018
This is my second visit to the Bahia with my husband stayed at Tulum 2 years ago on our honeymoon. Came back this year with our 2 sons (aged 19&20). Check in was good didn’t have to wait that long. We had a drink given to us which was very nice as we were very hot. Reception staff were very friendly and made sure we were happy with everything. I had emailed the hotel 2 weeks before we were due to leave to ask if we could have ground floor rooms as my family have health problems. And we were so happy that this was accomplished for us. We stayed in rooms 31607 & 31608 block 16B. The rooms were very nice. Very clean with everything we needed. Our suitcases turned up straight away. I agree with people saying that if you want a bed by the pool you have to be up early. We would be sitting on our porch at 6.30am and people were going down to reserve their beds but this didn’t bother us as we prefer the beach. Ok the beach, yes there were days when the seaweed got out of control but the staff never gave up trying to clear it. Out of the 14 days that we were there, there was only one day that we didn’t manage to go in the water. The beach has got a lot smaller than two years ago which is a shame see photos before and after. Still this was not a problem for us. We got a sun bed every morning at the Tulum end. This is the best bit as you are still near the pool and food. Talking of food now the buffets. I will be honest I prefer the buffet at Tulum this had nothing to do with the service at Coba we were always given a great service by staff and never had to wait for a table or for our drinks as some reviews have said. I must admit we always made sure we were having breakfast by 8.30am latest and dinner by 7.30pm as the restaurants were quieter then. The food in all the buffets are very good with a great variety. I am really fussy and I never went hungry. People moan about the food not being hot enough. Let’s be honest it’s a buffet, you are walking round with your plate in what is a large food area looking at all the lovely food. Of course by the time you get to your table it’s not going to be very hot. My tip is look round first to see what you fancy then go straight to it. Take from the bottom as the food will be hotter. The desserts look and taste amazing, and we kept going back for more. The staff are very friendly and very happy, we never had a problem with anything in any restaurant. The only difference I found was you get shown to your table in the Tulum buffet where in the Coba you find your own table. We never had to wait long for our drinks and there definitely is alcohol in the drinks sometimes a bit too much. Beware the tequila( I had a bit too much one night and oh dear let’s put it this way the buggy driver got a very good tip as it was door to door service). The entertainment in the evening is ok saw Micheal Jackson, circus, magic shows, and the Latin show. The mosquitoes were not a problem for us but we did see a lot of people that had been bitten alive. We had a wonderful time and can’t wait to go back

Great for families
Wed Jul 18 15:56:01 EDT 2018
We went to Principe Coba for second year, because our kids just love the hotel, and we really enjoyed since the very first time. The water park is perfect for kids between 2 and 10 years old, the Kids Club is also great, they have plenty of activities from 10 am to 5 pm, and the staff is supervising the kids all the time, Jean, Judith and Norma were always surprising the little ones with new activities. The food is really good and the hotel has options for everybody. Please be aware of mosquitos and bring your own repellent.

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