Grand Bahia Principe Tulum

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Honeymoon*: Bottle of domestic sparkling wine, box of chocolates, surprise gift and 20% discount on couples massage.

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.

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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.
Address: BENITO JUAREX KM 250 - A

Local Phone: 011529848755000
Fax: 011-52-984-875-5001
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (On property.)
Number of Pools: 5
Outdoor Pools: 5     
Swim-up Bar
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.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: Fee Required
Number of Courts: 6
Outdoor Courts: 3
Lighted Courts: 6
Pro Onsite
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Bicycles: Complimentary
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
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. As of of 01/01/18 safety deposits boxes will be included in the rates. 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 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card
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.
Rooms have 2 full size beds or 1 king size bed, a terrace, air-conditioning, a ceiling fan, telephone, satellite television, bathroom with bathtub and shower, minibar, safe ($).
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
2 full size beds or 1 king bed, sitting area, balcony or terrace, A/C, ceiling fan, sitting room area, hydromassage bathtub with shower, minibar, hairdryer, satellite TV, phone, safe, sofa bed.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
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
Yucatan - 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 - Ŕ 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
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

Children's Facilities
Game Room
Teen Disco
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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What to expect
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2534 Recommend
2534 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Grand Bahia Principe Tulum to their friends and family

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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Grand Bahia Principe Tulum
Jan 18 2018
We stayed at this hotel from Dec. 31- Jan 6, 2018. Our room was hot (air conditioner didn't work and we got no response when we asked for it to be fixed. The patio door was firmly closed, so that was not it. Our room smelled like mold. The buffet food was ok, but got a little old after a few days. we had an excellent meal in the Italian restaurant and another superb meal in the Mexican restaurant. I have nothing but praise for everyone who worked in the resort, they were very friendly and helpful. We had spa services- pedicure, reflexology massage, relaxing massage, and facials. They were all first class. Our thanks especially to Desi (pronounced Daisy) and Barbara. This would probably be a good place for families. Barbara
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Dec 26 2017
Been to this resort a couple times now and every single time im happy. One complaint is that sometimes at the buffet the workers forget drink orders. Also there are some areas on the beach with rocks which makes it hard to safely get into the water.
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What I thought of the resort
Oct 25 2017
The resort is very lovely the staff was great. But if you are a beach person you would be very disappointed. There were a lot of rock right in front of the hotel and there was a small beach front and in the water they had this tubing roped off and behind it was these concrete barriers that looked like whales. So I only did the beach 1 time! The next thing you get to pick 3 main restaurants if you don’t do it the day you arrive plan on eating at 9or 10:00 at night. There was one of the 3 that was very good the other 2 was not impressed. So know I wouldn’t recommend the resort. But that’s just me I am a beach person like I said before.
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Oct 20 2017
Plenty of places to stay simply avoid this one!
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Oct 11 2017
The towel service was horrible. All 8 people in my group got food poisoning. The hotel ran out of toilet paper. The entertainment team was way too pushy.
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Would not go back
Oct 10 2017
Overall hotel seemed dirty and not clean and sanitary. All 8 people in our group got sick. Had to ask for something simple like more toilet paper for the room. Food wasn't great. Staff didn't seem to care all of us were sick. Multiple bathrooms did not have functional soap dispensers. Would not return.
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Oct 06 2017
Bar staff were not very friendly. Always seemed "put off" by requesting more ice. Restaurant staff were very efficient and helpful and Miriam in the spa was excellent. The hotel staff were very welcoming and helpful.
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Beautiful and relaxing
Sep 27 2017
Wonderful staff in restaurants & bars, helpful and friendly people! This resort is beautiful!
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Sep 12 2017
Twice someone came into our room. Upon arrival someone knocked and just barged in. Then we had the do not disturb sign on door and the maid still came in. Makes me think twice on staying at that hotel.
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I wouldn't recommend- keep looking
Jul 31 2017
This place gets major points for cleanliness, grounds maintenance and general service friendliness. On the other hand, there is tons of vehicle traffic on the walking paths- you are constantly dodging trucks and carts. I have never seen anything like it-no one but the guests walk in this place. At night it felt like we were sleeping on an interstate- the amount of truck, motorbike, carts and other noise was unbearable in villa 19. All the noise stopped around 2:30 am and then picked up again around 4:30 am. Very little of the resort is air conditioned and the buffet on site was just short of terrible. The buffet eating area is not air conditioned so you will melt as you try to eat. Luckily you could go over to Coba (neighboring resort) and eat in air conditioned comfort. Our shower was broken (and then fixed) and the door was falling off the hinges (fixed somewhat) and our phone never worked throughout our 8 days (never fixed.) The on-site "privilege club" sales guys will accost you daily and your 60 min presentation will take 2 hours and the "free" excursion that they promise you will ultimately cost you money because "that's not what they said." I don't appreciate being scammed. Most mornings there were no clean pool towels at the front desk to swap out and the staff just said to come back later and maybe they would have some. I ended up finding housekeeping personnel most days and they were very happy to get me new towels. All of the Bahia resorts here are connected but as you walk down the beach, you can get a drink here, but not there and not there- it was ridiculous. The beach is in a cove that collects all of the seaweed in the gulf of Mexico and there are tons of people and excavators trying to get mountains of seaweed off the beach- again very noisy and not a lot they can do about the location. Speaking of location this place is unbelievably far from the airport (almost 2 hours) and far from everywhere else too. Check the map as there are only a few resorts south of this one. Excursions take forever to get to and with stops it takes even longer. In my opinion apple probably gets the less desirable rooms, since they buy in bulk and the resort goes out of their way to convince you "book directly once you join the privilege club"- total scam. We were only entitled to 3 a la carte dinners over 8 days which was pretty ridiculous because most restaurants were empty from 6-8pm. You get what you pay for with Bahia Prinicpe.
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Jul 31 2017
we stayed at this resort for my sisters weeding there were 47 people in group we were traveling with and our rooms were not all together my sister paid extrea to have a block of rooms at the resort witch we thought meant we would all be close to one another (are reasons for going there) that did not happen I was in building 12 and my sister was in building 34 witch was a pain when one of us need something
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Snorkeling, Sun & Fun
Lisa B,
Thu Jan 18 14:42:11 EST 2018
My husband and two daughters stayed here and really enjoyed it. We wanted to relax, snorkel, feel the warmth of the sun and take some excursions. We did it all and loved every minute! It's not a high-end kind of place-just a nice resort that could be updated but we really didn't care. They cleaned and stocked our room but we were hardly there. The grounds are lovely and the employees are so friendly. The buffet filled us up and we ate at three restaurants. We had two birthdays to celebrate and they took care of us and made them special. The snorkeling was good right off the beach in the protected area-we brought our own masks and fins. Pool was chilly but it was windy so to be expected. The entertainment was fun-we danced every night and caught a couple of shows. We went to Tulum, Xel Ha and on a cenote/sea turtle excursion. All of them were worth it-highly recommend. Just go through the trip concierge in the lobby. We hadn't been to an all-inclusive before so we didn't know the tricks but read enough reviews to remember to book our dinners as soon as we got there and went to buffets early. Good advice!! We had a great time but came back a few pounds heavier! Take your family and make the most of every day. 8 days flew by but we made some wonderful family memories. Enjoy and dont sweat the small stuff!

Nice Hotel
Michelle B,
Wed Jan 17 07:50:20 EST 2018
We had a very wonderful holiday at this hotel. We were a group of 10 all had a great time. Check In: check in was a breeze. Before we had arrived I had requested that we all be close together and as close to the beach as possible. The hotel did not disappoint! We were all put in Villa 3 which was a very short walk to the beach and was very central. I had also mentioned that my daughter and son in law were on their honeymoon. They arrived and found a beautiful sign on their door, champagne, rose petals and chocolate! Grounds: This resort is very large but they have a great transportation system to get you to where you need to go. The resort is well maintained with lots of wildlife throughout Service: The staff is very friendly and always helpful. Food: This is where the hotel fell short as the food was mediocre at best. The buffets were very repetitive and simply not very good. For a la cartes we booked Le Gourmet which was fantastic and so was Mikado-Tappanyaky. We could have passed on Mikado-A la carte and La Gran Tortuga. Beach: The beach is nicest on the north end just past the Tequilla restaurant. The south end has wave breaks that are a bit of an eye sore but allow you to be able to swim without worry of big waves and undertow. This is ideal for people with young children. Snorkelling is a fairly good so I would recommend you bring gear if you have it.

Good but not great
Momotarosan, Chicago, Illinois
Wed Jan 17 07:41:55 EST 2018
Service overall was fairly good but don't expect to be served on the beach. We picked our beach chairs close to the Beach restaurant/bar and the food was better than the À la carte restaurnats here. We like the seafood rice and the facility's proximity to the beach. The Xian-Kan resort prohibits guests from reserving beach chairs and I can see why. Some people will put their towels on the chairs early in the morning and not show up until the afternoon. The "sand whales" was not visually pleasing, but they served to protect the beach from erosion and give you calm waist deep swim area where you can snorkel with dozens of fishes. I did bring aqua socks which came in handy. The Tequila Mexican restaurant, as well as the Peruvian/Japanese fusion restaurant called Mashua, was just so-so. Every item we tasted at Mashua has a Chinese sauce.

Jan 14th 1 week vaca
bwhite290, Toronto, Canada
Wed Jan 17 04:13:23 EST 2018
Beautiful very large resort right on the ocean. Trolleys take you from one area yo other if needed. They come every 10-15 minutes. Older resort needs some updating in bathrooms. Beds are comfortable. ..we all needed blankets in our room for sleeping as it was in the 14c at night. None of the pools are heated. .the hot tub was also like stepping into an ice bucket. .horrible. none of us swam. Resort is the 4th stop from airport..just an FYI. Makes for a long day of travel. Can use the restaurants at all 3 other resorts. Shuttle will take you to Coba resort for dinner reservations and water park is at Coba. .

Nice hotel and excellent service
SweeKathy_Tian, Calgary, Canada
Tue Jan 16 11:23:32 EST 2018
We stayed this hotel last year. The hotel room is fine but the double beds are small and the space too tight for four people family. Anyway, the hotel staff was very nice and provided excellent service to us.The food were great even in buffet and there were lots sea foods. This hotel is kids friendly hotel and they had a lots of fun. we had wonderful vacation there.

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