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.
Enjoy access to the facilities, restaurants, and bars at Grand Bahia Principe Coba (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.
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.
Green Fees: Fee Required
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
We stayed at the Bahia Principe Tulum from Sept 14-27 this month for our honeymoon and really wish we had stayed elsewhere. I got REALLY ill at the buffet 2 days in which several other people we talked to also did that week, (toilets were backed up, people sick in all washrooms, I ended up rushed in an ambulance to spend a night on IV and antibiotics in the hospital. I was sick the entire two weeks I should add. The following day when I arrived back at the resort the manager promised us room service for the rest of the time we were were and this was only 3 days in, and after waiting until after 10pm, (well over 90min for chicken broth and toast, we turned off the lights and went to sleep hungry.) The next time we tried room service, they said no so we asked to speak to the manager. We waited 40 minutes on the phone and the manager never came on to speak with us. The manager ALSO told us he would book us into the restaurants in the hotel as we had only managed to make one reservation due to being so ill. He said he'd have the tickets delivered to the room so we'd know which dates to be ready to attend our reservation. The first one we (thought) we had, we rushed back from a day in Playa Del Carmen and went to our room to find our tickets. No tickets. We went to the desk and the manager blamed the bell boy for not delivering them. Next day, same thing, no tickets. We called and waited on hold for 45 minutes, called back and asked for guest services this time to directly speak to the people who book. They said we had ONE reservation which was for the upcoming Friday...the one we had originally booked ourselves in the beginning before I was sick. So out of 6 restaurants we were entitled to eat at, we got 2 sadly. The rest of the time, we had to eat at the buffet. That aside, the manager never once called us back and we moved on and decided to have a good time anyway. Speaking of the buffets, there were rarely clean tables on walk in for breakfast. We'd walk around looking to sit down and every table was dirty. It was a chore trying to get a place to sit in the mornings. Also, our room began to leak water through the light in the front hall on the last Friday. The cleaning service was in that day to clean our room and instead of moving us to a new room, they just placed two towels under the leak to soak it up. It was coming from the air conditioning we think and they were just going to leave us there if we hadn't complained. We nearly slipped and fell walking in the door as the water had already moved from the towels to along the front entrance. We again called the front desk who said we could move but we'd have to bring our luggage on the tram ourselves which came in 7 minutes so we quickly packed up and carried two large cases down three flights of stairs and all the way to the tram in the rain. 5 star resort service? not in our opinion! I have video of the leaking as well as photos of us dragging our luggage through the resort pathways in the rain. From start to finish, our honeymoon was as good as we could make it ourselves; the hotel sure didn't provide us with that. We do want to say that the staff were all very friendly. The management are the only staff we found to be unreliable. We would not recommend this hotel.
Great Honeymoon Spot
argenis925, boston, ma
Wed Sep 30 10:26:01 EDT 2015
We traveled to this area from Sept 10-15. We arrived late due flight cancellations. A shuttle from the resort was scheduled to pick us up at a certain time. I was very worried but I called the shuttle from the US to Mexico and they were very pleasant and rescheduled. The resort is about a 45min drive from the airport. We arrived finally at 11pm! Check in was a breeze. We were starving and headed to the snack bar that was still open and remained open until early in the morning. Breakfast buffet was great. Actually all the buffets were great. I didn't get a chance to reserve a restaurant because it was packed. The pool was bug and clean.The beach was covered in dead seaweed but the resort crew did their best. The people were very pleasant. We met one of the members for the VIP area Freddy. He was absolutely fantastic and super friendly. I would stay here again. Food was nonstop and entertainment was up to par.
Best holiday ever
94c, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Wed Sep 30 10:07:10 EDT 2015
Honestly the most amazing place I've ever been. Friendliest staff ever who deserve tipped every day (average tip is $1 or 30-50 peso which is around Â£1.50). Food was amazing in the Buffett restraunts in principe and coba (coba is another hotel within the complex that you have full facility access to if staying in principe).
Pools (multiple pools & pool bars) were clean, rooms were immaculately cleaned everyday, mini bar in the room restocked every day, fresh towels aVailable every day for the pool also. Friendly reps who helped us organise trips to coco bongo, Captain Hook cruise and playa del carmen for shopping. Also within th resort is a private beach which is stunning, on the beach you have 1 hour a day free kayaking (also 1 hour a day of tennis/cycling etc available all inclusive) or you could pay Â£70 each to do jet skiing or Â£70 between 2 to go parasailing, both highly recommended.
Loved every minute and cant wait come back. Only thing I can't stress enough is to take mosquito repellent/after bite etc, anything and everything to keep them away as they are everywhere!!
Also Jose at the beach bar (hollbox) is fab, such good fun! It's tequila o'clock everyday at his bar!!
Tue Sep 29 16:48:39 EDT 2015
Me an my partner came here last June from 23rd for 10 days. We had the best holiday, an the hotel is lovely. We were lucky enough to have our room far away from the bars but right by the beach! had a bottle of tequila on arrival an a cocktail. always had different towel animals on the bed which was cute! i was surprised to hear about the bad beach as it was clear when we were there, I guess it depends what time of year you go.
I would definitely recommend this hotel an come back if I could.
2nd time at Bahia Principe and I'd go back again and again!!!!
Tue Sep 29 14:19:28 EDT 2015
This was my 2nd time staying at Bahia Principe Tulum, first in June 2013 and this time Sept 2015. I'm so pleased to say that it did not disappoint. I took my boyfriend after previously visiting with family, and he now also speaks highly of this hotel. We'd recommend it to anybody.
Firstly I emailed reception requesting a beach view on the top floor and they did not disappoint. We had rose petals scattered on the bed upon arrival, a bottle of wine and glasses waiting for us, and a pool and sea view! Not forgetting a Jacuzzi bath! The rooms were spotless and the maids worked hard to clean them daily with fresh sheets and towels replenished. If you tip the mini bar man, he'll be sure to leave you more crisps/ chocolate/ beer and also a bottle of wine!
The seaweed was something that was on my mind leading up to the holiday. But when I got there my mind was at ease. They've sectioned the beach off with nets to keep the seaweed out and the staff work so hard through the day into the early hours of the evening going out and emptying the nets, raking the beaches, skimming the shoreline for seaweed. I am very much so a beach person, my holiday was not ruined because of this. You'll find this is the case in most cases in Mexico including the beach at the Tulum ruins. The pools were spotless and enough sun beds for everyone. People that go in the school holidays should expect the hotels to be packed out!!
I admit, service of a morning is rather poor this time round, and sometimes we'd have finished our breakfast before we'd even got a cup of tea. But if the waiters are catering for hundreds of people i assume it's to be expected. We went to Coba to eat on a few nights and the service improved greatly. La Tourga is a must (Brazillian) Meat lovers paradise!
Bearing in mind we went in September (Rainy Season) from the 3rd-18th, we experienced approx. 10 minutes worth of downpours the whole two weeks. The weather was very humid I must say compared to my last stay in June.
The racoons of an evening are very cute down at the snack bar and they do try their luck if people are eating. Be prepared to have your food stolen. But you cant be mad at these little cute guys!!
I'd definitely say head down to akumal beach (via taxi) this was approx. Â£4 each way. Down at Akumal you can snorkel with turtles and this was such an amazing experience. If you go to the Akumal Dive shop they provide you with snorkel gear and a locker for about Â£13 but you can have this gear until 4pm. You don't need a guide to see these, just snorkel out at your own pace and enjoy!!
We also went to the club on site, which was such a good night out. Current music with your all you can drink, what more could you ask for!
Staff are very friendly and will always serve you with a smile. They serve you branded drinks, you can even ask for them and its no extra charge, Smirnoff/ Jack Daniels, Captain Morgans you name it!! On behalf of myself and my boyfriend we want to give the Bahia Principe Tulum entertainment team a huge WELL DONE! Usually entertainment on holidays are cheesy, but they kept us entertained each night in the lobby and really do their best to get you involved... It is a tricky job but they deserve all the credit they can get!!
Thanks everyone at Gran Bahia Tulum for an amazing 2 weeks! This was my 2nd time and I cant wait to see you again in the future for another brilliant holiday!
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Recommended for GolfUnlimited greens fees and 20% discount on private golf lessons when staying in the Superior Club Hacienda or Junior Suite Club Hacienda, and two free rounds of golf per person, per stay in Superior or Junior Suite Superior room categories for travel through 10/31/15. Cart is mandatory and extra. Restrictions may apply.
Recommended for GroupsEnjoy the best of both worlds at the Grand Bahia Principe Tulum, with the facilities of the large complex at your fingertips while you relax in the paradise of this resort. Business services feature the latest technology so you can execute your event flawlessly. In your down time, enjoy a variety of watersports of this stunning stretch of beach, swim with the dolphins (fee), or test your swing at the 27-hole Robert Trent Jones II golf course on-site.
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