Exceptional Values! Golf: Two free rounds of golf per adult, per 7 night stay in Superior and Junior Suite Superior room category (cart mandatory and extra; restrictions apply). Honeymooners: Bottle of rum or domestic sparkling wine, fruit basket, and room upgrade (based on availability).
Located within the massive Grand Bahia Complex, guests at Grand Bahia Principe Tulum can relax and enjoy being in paradise. The Complex boasts a Dolphinarium on-site, the 27-hole Robert Trent Jones II golf course on-site, swim with the dolphins (fee) and the ruins of Tulum only minutes away.
This 24-hour paradise is set on a stunning stretch of beach perfect for watersports. Enjoy a complimentary hour per day trying watersports including windsurfing, snorkeling, and kayaking. Guests can also try the scuba equipment in the pool. Kids have special activities at the mini-club, while adults can relax and be in complete harmony in the Spa.
Dining options are plentiful with 15 total restaurants throughout the complex. Enjoy sumptuous a la carte options as well as International buffets. All of the bars serve unlimited local drinks, beer, and soft drinks. Each room also has a stocked mini-bar.
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.
With a secluded location near many local ruins, this resort is stretched along a wonderful 3/4 mile stretch of white sand beach, surrounded by 275 acres of tropical vegetation. It's 1 hr from the Air-port, 35 min from Playa Del Carmen, 20 min from Tulum.
BENITO JUAREX KM 250 - A
Barber / Beauty Salon
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby
Number of Pools: 5
Outdoor Pools: 5
There are 3 pools on 3 levels creating one huge lagoon, considered one of the most impressive in the area. There is a jacuzzi in each pool, a giant whirlpool, SCUBA clinic, sun terrace with sunshades and sunbeds, and separate pool area just for kids.
Number of Courts: 6
Outdoor Courts: 3
Lighted Courts: 6
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Scuba: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Like a dream come true, the magnificent Bahia Principe is a hidden paradise featuring a distinctly Mayan influence, with rooms and suites distributed throughout 3-story villas surrounded by acres of tropical coconut palms and exotic vegetation.
Beach: The resort is situated on a completely natural, long stretch of private white sand beach (1 km in length) bordering along the crystalline waters of the Caribbean. Split between two private bays, thebeach is partially protected by an offshore coral reef.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 906
Year Opened: 1999
Coupon system for a la carte restaurants. Restaurants/stores of the Hacienda Dona Isabel are not included in the Al (drinks served after 11:00 p.m. in any of the 5 Hacienda bars are included). No Spring Breakers. Must be at least 18 years old.
Junior Suites have two beds or a king-size double bed, a terrace, air-conditioning, a ceiling fan, telephone, satellite television, a full bathroom in marble with hand drier and a hydro massage tub, mini-bar, safe ($).
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Radio Alarm Clock
SUPERIOR CLUB HACIENDA
400 sq. ft., King or 2 double beds, Located in a section w/in 500 feet of beach, balcony w/garden-view, Mini-bar, safe ($). Offers its own: Reception, Restaurant, bar, pool, May reserve up to 4 a la carte reataurants per week.
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Radio Alarm Clock
JUNIOR SUITE SUPERIOR
460 sq. ft., 2 dbls or 1 king bed, sitting area, Balcony, A/C, fan, minibar refilled daily, full marble bathroom w/whirlpool, hairdryer, satellite TV, phone, safe. Some Handicap ready.
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Radio Alarm Clock
JUNIOR SUITE SUP CLUB HACIENDA
460 sq. ft., King or 2 doubles, Located w/in 500 ft. of beach, Balcony, Garden view, Bathroom w/hydro-massage tub, Bathrobes/slippers, Coffee maker, Beach towels, Safe ($), WiFi ($). Buildings w/3 stories w/no elevator (1st floor handicap ready).
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Radio Alarm Clock
Grand Bahia Principe Tulum features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-Coupon system for a la carte restaurants.
There are 5 Restaurants at Grand Bahia Principe Tulum:
Bar El Tequila -
An a la carte Mexican specialty restaurant, reservations are required. No shorts allowed, open 6:00p-10:30p
The main restaurant serving International cuisine buffet-style for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Tables are distributed throughout several dining rooms with sea-views. Breakfast 7a-10:30a, Lunch 12:30p-3:30p, Dinner 6:30p-8:30p/9p-10:30p
Las Olas Beach Grill -
A beachfront snack grill serving American food, open throughout the day andthen again throughout the evening for late night snacks.
Don Pablo -
À la carte restaurant where guests can enjoy experimental cuisine and modernist design.
La Gran Tortuga -
An open-air beachfront palapa restaurant serving Mediterranean food. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Breakfast 7:00a-10:30a, Lunch 12:30p- 3:30p, Dinner 6:00p-10:30p
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
There is a Daily Activities Program every day from 10 am to 6 pm. Non-Motorized watersports are limited to 1 hour per day.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Theme Nights, Disco, Nightly Shows at the 1200-seat Amphitheater (shows are on a 14- day rotation). Access to casino at Grand Bahia Principe Coba with 85 slot machines, sports bets, roulette tables, craps table, and hybrid machines with electronic de
Club El Principito kids club is available from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., offering supervised activities for children between the ages of 4 and 12 years.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old
Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes
Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
1615 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Grand Bahia Principe Tulum to their friends and family
This was our 3rd visit to Tulum, our last visit being 12 years ago. Rooms very damp. Room my brother stayed in smelt disgusting for almost 3 days. They did eventually fix the problem . We were...
This was our 3rd visit to Tulum, our last visit being 12 years ago. Rooms very damp. Room my brother stayed in smelt disgusting for almost 3 days. They did eventually fix the problem . We were there for 2 weeks found food very repetative and not hot enough. Alartes were just ok with the exception of Tortuga which was enjoyed by all of us and the Maikado show table.
Pools forced to save chairs because everyone else did ( you will learn this after 1st day)
Staff for the most part excellent. Just an ok resort that is not worth another repeat visit
Great hotel with excellent facilities, but
Elizabeth A, Paignton, United Kingdom
Tue Mar 31 14:07:14 EDT 2015
We have just returned from this hotel in riviera maya. The hotel is lovely, friendly, clean and good value. There is one thing which was distressing. Dolphins are kept in a tiny pool, and people can...
We have just returned from this hotel in riviera maya. The hotel is lovely, friendly, clean and good value. There is one thing which was distressing. Dolphins are kept in a tiny pool, and people can swim with them. There is hardly room to swim at all the pool is so tiny.
We are supposed to believe that the Dolphins are well kept. In this day and age there is no excuse for abuss of these magnificent creatures in the name of greed. Dolphins are intelligent mammals and should not be used this way. Many countries have already learnt not to kill them by capturing the young and 'training' them for our fun.
I really object to this and hope other people will object too.
Otherwise it is a great place, please stop the abuse and be perfect.
Wont go here again
Jalynn2015, Iowa City, Iowa
Mon Mar 30 23:12:24 EDT 2015
We thought we would try further out than Cancun this trip. We were very disappointed in the beach..filled with seaweed and we all cut our feet when we tried swimming in the ocean. NOT good..pools are...
We thought we would try further out than Cancun this trip. We were very disappointed in the beach..filled with seaweed and we all cut our feet when we tried swimming in the ocean. NOT good..pools are all nice but no service from bar area. Worst part was ALL speciality restaurants were booked every night despite trying to arrange immediately on arrival. We didnt pay that kind of money for buffets every night...hugely disappointed on the service from the desk and management. No one wanted to accept any responsibility. Bartender at speciality pool was great (Ruben)...and service IN buffets was good. Overall, very poor. We wont be going here again.
not as nice as I was anticipating
Mon Mar 30 22:44:21 EDT 2015
first of all - there is nothing really wrong with this resort. But based on all the glowing reviews, I was expecting to be wowed. I definitely wasn't. Some background: I have been to the Mayan twice...
first of all - there is nothing really wrong with this resort. But based on all the glowing reviews, I was expecting to be wowed. I definitely wasn't. Some background: I have been to the Mayan twice before and stayed at RIU and Barcelo. Also been to Cabo San Lucas, Loreto, DR three times, Cuba, Jamaica, and St Lucia. We stay in all inclusives.
We booked this time with Apple vacations.
Our room was close to the lobby, and overlooking the ocean. I would not want to be in one of the far away villas. The room was very nice, and we had a fruit basket waiting for us. Also had 2 robes, slippers, and the safe was included. Bathroom was fine, no problems with shower leaking all over as others have mentioned. Amenities include shampoo + conditioner (which I found pretty harsh), loofah, sewing kit, dental kit, shower cap. The fridge in our room was lukewarm at best. But they did keep it stocked. Towards the end of the week, we could really notice the dampness in the rooms. Some clothes felt damp when we put them on, and our passports started curling at the edges. But we never had a moldy smell. We did receive a night time snack almost every night - Hershey's kisses, little pastries, etc. Nice touch. We did need to buy a $2 adaptor for electricity. Even though it's the same as North America, the plugs are recessed, and our ipad/phone chargers wouldn't fit. Safe was big enough - held two iPad minis, two phones, along with wallet, passports, etc.
Food was plentiful and satisfying. We ate at the buffet for breakfast every day. Apple provided a great outdoor meal and show one night by the pool. La Tortuga was delicious, Tequila was also very good. Pescador was OK. Don Pablo was excellent, although it took almost 2 hours for dinner. We couldn't get in to Mikado.
I did not like the snack bar at all. I found it very dirty and the food was not great. Also, it's not right by the main pool, it's a bit of a hike. It is by the small pool. So that means if you are laying by the main pool all day, you can't just go grab some food for lunch. You have to put on your shoes and go for a long walk. Bathroom here has two stalls, so be prepared to wait, all the time.
I only saw them cook food by the pool one day (although they may have done so other days), but it is sort of on the beach, by the party pool. You would never know about it unless you were right there. It was paella, and very good, but gone very quickly. At most other resorts I've been to, they put on some sort of daily lunch by the pool.
were OK. I don't mean to be nitpicky, but it's the little details that didn't impress me. I didn't find any of the bartenders overly friendly (even with other patrons, so it wasn't just me). Also, at most other AI's I've been to, there is a "drink menu" by the bar, including the pool bar. This one didn't have one at any bar that I saw. And none of the drinks were great. I had a hard time finding one I really liked. But the good thing is that I drank alot less than I usually do.
we only saw two shows - Michael Jackson and the fire show. Fire show was impressive. Michael Jackson not so much.
There was occasionally a singer in the bar after dinner, before the evening show. I wish they just had a piano bar, or a Mexican band playing.
the main pool is actually 3 separate pools. From the pictures I had thought it was one large pool with bridges over. One is more of a quiet pool, one is kind of sporty as it had a volleyball net. And the other is the swim up bar pool, where all the music is played, and the silly contests all day.
There are NO bathrooms specific to the pool area. You can either go up near the buffet, or to the bathrooms by the theatre. I found this a bit odd.
we did go to Coba pool one day. It's very nice there, totally different vibe. More family oriented. Ping pong table by the pool and a bathroom hut. A few hammocks too. It just seemed cleaner.
Nice, but not enough chairs. We did venture to Coba one night. Their lobby is gorgeous, with a nice bar and a sitting area. The walkway up to the Coba lobby is very pretty at night. Coba is much newer, and it shows.
Terrible. The seaweed was horrendous. I know this is an issue right now all up the coast. HOWEVER, the entire week we were, they made no effort to clean the seaweed in front of Tulum. It piled up and by mid week it SMELLED. I couldn't even sit on the balcony, and the smell hit us as soon as we walked out of our room. Forget about sitting on the beach. Even without the seaweed, I don't think the beach would be all that great. The chairs seem to reach very close to the waterline. And in many places it was rocky. We walked down the beach to the Akumal area and the where the activity hut was. There WAS an effort to clean the seaweed here - by backhoe even. But why no effort in front of Tulum resort the entire week? The beach in front of Akumal is nice - good snorkelling.
we went here for a bit of shopping. Never seemed like much was happening at night, although there seemed to be potential. A sports bar, and a big area in the middle that seemed like it should be full of people with music and dancing, but it wasn't. Maybe we were just too early. We didn't pay extra ($16) to see the Mexican Fiesta here.
We went to the tennis courts one day. There are 5 and they are in excellent shape. They have a water cooler and bathrooms. We wanted to take the bikes for a ride, but the guy told us we have to book a day ahead. There was no one there and lots of bikes, so I inquired further. It is a bike tour around the resort that you take with a guide. You can't just borrow the bikes and toot around.
Snorkelling equipment is available at the hut on the beach, closer to Akumal resort. BRING YOUR ROOM KEY and only two snorkels per room key. Wish I had known that prior to walking all the way down there one day. You can use the equipment for one hour.
Segway - we didn't do this, but I think the guy said $35 for 2 hours. not sure if that's correct.
they do walk around the pool during the day with various wildlife (iguanas, parrots, little monkey) and take your picture with them, which you can then go buy. $16 per picture.
We were NEVER ONCE approached by time share people.
I think I was just underwhelmed by this resort. It was fine - but that's all. I don't think I would go back.
The best vacation I have ever had!!!
Paula M, Merrimac, Massachusetts
Mon Mar 30 21:43:35 EDT 2015
We were at the Tulum from March 8th to March 15th. By far, the best vacation we have ever had. Check-in was a breeze. At the Front Desk we were immediately served a Margarita. Armando (the...
We were at the Tulum from March 8th to March 15th. By far, the best vacation we have ever had. Check-in was a breeze. At the Front Desk we were immediately served a Margarita. Armando (the Manager) came over, read our last name and said "I received your email, I think you are going to be very happy with your room". I was stunned. I emailed, on a whim, asking for a third floor ocean view room. Thank you again, Armando! Our room was ready so we didn't have to wait until the 3pm check-in time. We had the most beautiful view of both the ocean and one of the pools. The room was spacious and very clean. Apple Vacations was hosting two dinners for their guests and we had four a la cart dinners. Booking them was quick and easy and we got the times we wanted. We were blown away with the customer service, both at the resort and from Apple Vacations. We spent most of our time by the large pool. We enjoyed the activity at this pool, and the swim up bar was always fun. The beach did have seaweed but they worked so hard at cleaning it up. It's the ocean people! They can't control the amount of seaweed. The food was great, the service was great. We can't wait to go back!
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