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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
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 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
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
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
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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Fantastic Vacation
tigger3013, Muskego, Wisconsin
Thu Jul 13 12:28:08 EDT 2017
This was the first time my husband and I have done an all inclusive resort out of the country. I can say I would for sure stay at the Grand Bahia Principe Coba again and again. The staff was friendly, the resort and rooms were very clean and food was fantastic. The pool areas and activities were more then I could have imagined. I would highly recommend this resort. Can not wait to visit again.

Crowded, Disappointing Stay at the Grand Bahia Principe Coba
andycompare, Santa Cruz, California
Wed Jul 12 20:15:58 EDT 2017
We stayed at the Bahia Principe Coba for 8 nights in early July. Our stay had its ups and downs, and while not all bad, left us overall displeased and vowing never to return to this resort. Our experience in this lush and wonderful part of Mexico was greatly diminished by a series of negative experiences at the resort, all of which centered around the resort being overcrowded. There were hoards of people everywhere, and it was impossible to eat a meal, enjoy the pools, or navigate around the resort without waiting in long lines, and dealing with the inconveniences of too many people in too small a space. This problem crystallized fully for me on our second day as I stood in a line five-deep to put pancakes on my breakfast plate, like I was back in the college cafeteria. Our problems started right away with check-in. We arrived at the main lobby around 1am, exhausted after a long day of travel, and faced a ridiculous amount of paperwork that could easily have been filled in prior to our check-in. As several other parties arrived, Emmanuel, the only clerk working at the time, tried to help all groups at once, and eventually made us redo the paperwork because we apparently didn't follow the instructions he tried to give us. He kept saying, "like I told you, like I told you!" All of this while our exhausted children slept on the chairs nearby. I've seen other reviews mention a refreshing beverage served during check-in, which would have been wonderful, but never happened. We had requested rooms on the top floor, which ours were not. We had also requested adjoining rooms, and ours were not. We never found out if they actually have any adjoining rooms. After we finished check-in, as Emmanuel continued to move between several other groups as we waited, we had to ask for directions to our rooms. He half-heartedly tried to show us on a map, then directed us to the empty bell desk, which had clearly been deserted for the night. We finally dragged our luggage and sleeping children on foot across the resort in the middle of the night, hot, weary, and mad. We found a strong musty smell and barely functional air conditioner in one of our rooms when we arrived, but were too tired to contemplate moving. Other parts of our stay were better. We had our best experiences outside the resort, for instance visiting the nearby town of Akumal. The beach there is wonderful, and the Turtle Bay Cafe is a great escape from the resort buffets. It's unfortunate that the resort doesn't have a shuttle of some kind to Akumal; the only way to get there is by taxi or rental car. We loved the Gran Cenote experience, and took two separate day trips to Cozumel. We spent quite a bit of time around the resort pools, and this was generally enjoyable, with a few exceptions. Though there are signs around the pool clearly forbidding reserving chairs, this is not enforced. Guests come out early in the morning and put towels on chairs, then disappear until mid-day. By 7am every day, the shaded chairs were "taken", and by noon every chair had a towel. We reluctantly joined the herd reserving chairs early in the morning, as this was the only way to have a chair later on. This, again, is a function of too many guests for the capacity of the resort. Our other major problem was with the "trams" that take you from place to place within the resort, or from one Bahia Principe property to another. These trams are the only way to get from the Coba resort to the beach, and they were always full. Especially in the evenings, there were never enough seats for the number of people waiting, resulting in a dangerous scramble to jump on before the tram filled up. Those left behind would have to wait the 10+ minutes for the next tram to arrive. So, prospective traveler, beware. If you come to this resort at a peak time, you will spend a lot of time waiting. You will wait to check in, you will wait to get a drink at the pool, you will wait for trams, you'll wait for pancakes. For us, this was a frustrating way to spend the short time we had in the spectacular Mayan Riviera.

Good First Holiday to Mexico
Toni H,
Wed Jul 12 07:08:23 EDT 2017
My partner and I visited between June 9th and 23rd. When we first arrived at the resort, it looked very grand but as soon as we got off the coach, we were told to leave our bags which I didn't like. They said they would be taken to our room for us but they're literally just left there, anyone could've taken anything. Maybe that's just being British and expecting those sort of things but still when we got to our room, we waited a good hour before our bags actually arrived... very frustrating waiting around when you're excited to start your holiday! After unpacking, we got ready and went for dinner! The main buffet at Coba is huge and always places to sit but it's unbearably hot... no air con in there, just fans which I feel didn't do much at all! The food selection throughout the holiday though was really good, I can be fairly fussy but I always found something! Some things are cooked fresh in front of you if you ask - such as various pasta dishes etc. We did visit Tulum a few evenings for a change of scenery and the food was pretty much the same! Our first proper day, unfortunately was raining all day long to which we realised our room didn't have an umbrella as it should have done from reading the card in the room and watching everyone else walking around with them. We rang down to reception and were told 1 would be brought to us but we gave up waiting and still wasn't one there after we got back from being out all day. The football was on that day but the only place to watch it was the corona bar which is crafty because you have to pay for drinks there. The other sports bar doesn't open until 7pm! The drinks in the corona bar were a lot better though, I couldn't find a decent drink to have all holiday... none tasted very nice! You're allowed to eat at the a la carte restaurants 3 times a week which we did. Our favourite was the Tequila mexican down in the Tulum resort, the food was amazing, waiter was hilarious and the setting is beautiful so definitely recommend going there! The japanese was good food and the experience of sitting round the chef while he cooked everything fresh in front you with a little fire show was amazing! The italian was very disappointing, nothing really italian about it and we ended up getting food at the main buffet afterwards. The trams were literally every 5 minutes, we weren't waiting long at all, the walk between Coba and Tulum really isn't that long anyway unless you're ridiculously lazy! Our holiday was very enjoyable and we will definitely be back to Mexico just not this resort because we had 2 complaints that weren't rectified which is why I have gave an average rating. 1. Our bathroom had loads of mould on the ceiling and on occasions would leak! We were told, again, someone will be sent to look but no one arrived! The rooms are very dated and the bathroom tiles had chunks missing out of them! 2. We had an ant infestation which tbf couldn't have been rectified really as I only noticed on the day of departure as they were all over my case! Ew! but still, not nice at all! The resorts are beautiful and really well maintained but definitely need a good refurbishment to bring up to date!

Good Food, fun activities and nice beaches!
Giuseppe L,
Tue Jul 11 08:28:57 EDT 2017
Well my title really sums it up! The food was in my opinion a real step above most All Inclusive resorts. At the buffet some dishes were not too good but many were delicious! The restaurants however were pretty darn delicious. We ate at the Rodizio, Hibachi and French restaurants and we had great food! You won't go hungry staying here! One night at the buffet I witnessed a person pick something up with the serving spoon, smell it and put it back! A worker noticed and quickly removed the whole platter for the serving station! The service however its not too great. It takes way too long to get drinks, straws and basically anything a waiter or waitress would have to get you. This was very disappointing! Thats why I rated a Very good above average rating! There are TONS of activities for adults however if you're under 18 they don't let you participate in too many. The beach was nice for Koba, but we found ourselves walking down the shore a little to sit at the Akumal section because the water was clearer and didn't have as many rocks. I would not recommend this hotel for your Honeymoon or Romantic getaway as there are way too many children and families around!

Great Holiday
KyleB_Edin,
Tue Jul 11 03:04:41 EDT 2017
So, I read a LOT of reviews which contradicted each other so we didn't really know what to expect. Firstly, the hotel lobby is pretty large (this is the ONLY place you will get FREE wifi). If you want WiFi in your room then you'll be asked to fork out around 120USD for 2 weeks. I stumbled across an app - Boingo. I signed up, paid the 4.99USD monthly subscription used it for the two weeks I was there then cancelled as soon as I got back. We were concerned that we'd have to fight every day for a sun lounger. This wasn't the case. There were many loungers in the sun and if shade was needed then we either went in the pool or sat in shade somewhere close by. For us, this wasn't a problem. The pool was always spotlessly clean, although I'm not sure the same could be said by the pool bar when there's large crowds partying. My biggest grumble about each pool is that the water is warm. You look forward to a dip in a cold(ish) pool after cooking in the sun. You are able to book 3 spaces per week in the hotel restaurants, I'd recommend doing this as soon as you arrive as spaces fill up fast. If you can, book the Don Pablo (more than once). This was by far the best restaurant their. Air Conditioned and the food was beautiful. The heat at the other restaurants was somethings uncomfortable. The Japanese restaurant was the worst for the heat but the food and experience were excellent. Food is cooked in front of you on a hot plate. If you're a big eater and love meat then the Bralizian restaurant is a must. The buffet food was okay. There is a great selection but we rarely found that the labels matched what was being served. Also, the pasta dishes often displayed the type of pasta i.e. Penne, Tagliatelle and Rigatoni and not what sauce it was cooked in. We often found that the plates were quite grubby and on some occasions had bits of food stuck to the bottom. Housekeeping was good, room was cleaned every day and new towels received. We did have an issue where an expensive shirt was ruined with bleach so be careful where you place your clothes. If you have any issues with your room or the service, do not go to the hotels customer relations section as they're useless. Go to your rep if you have one. The hotel complex is HUGE. There is a transport service so that you can get to where you need to be. We never really had any problems getting space on the buggy that we needed but we often saw people scrambling for seats on buggies that would be packed with people still standing waiting. To me, it didn't feel like the five star hotel it claims to be but I would recommend this hotel and for the money we paid, I probably would return.



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