Grand Bahia Principe Tulum

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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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*Proof of marriage required. Must be within 6 months of original wedding date.
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. 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.
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 -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Rooms 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 -
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:
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
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
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

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Mayan ceremony for our wedding… Amazing!
78Frimousse, Montreal, Canada
Wed May 24 15:10:06 EDT 2017
Last week we got married à the Grand Bahia Principe Tulum, we chose the Mayan Ceremony for our symbolic wedding… it was amazing! Andres was our wedding planner and he was just perfect! He was always there for us, quickly answered our e-mails, helped us and guided us very well with the different decision. We chose to have the wedding near the beach because we had the Mayan Ceremony and it was just perfect! The Chaman was leading the ceremony -Mayan Blessing- in Spanish and her husband was translating at the same time in English. We were so blessed to have them in our ceremony, the ritual took about 45 minutes, we got involved has well has our guest and we felt really special to be able to share a beautiful part of their culture. At night we had a party on the beach with the bar, the waiters where really good! We also had a DJ and the music was great! The site was beautifully decorated and we enjoyed the moment very much, thanks to Andres again! Also, we invited our guests for a dinner on the beach to thank them to be with us during the week. It was just beside the Mexican restaurant, in a quiet and private area, perfect to spend time with our love one! So thank you so much Andres and Carlos, this week was above expectation! Nadia and Steven

Great place for group of friends
strot, Ottawa
Wed May 24 10:42:55 EDT 2017
We went to vacation at GB Tulum first week of April 2017 with a group of 10 people; We all had a great time, beautiful weather, good food, good drinks; all in all a good experience. TIPS: book your a la cartes as SOON as you get in, especially if you're a big group of people going. We were there to celebrate 2 birthdays, so the first birthday (which was 2 days after arrival, we weren't able to get a table for 10, so we were separated, but the 2nd birthday was our 4th day there, so it was late enough in the week to book for a big group. Food: We had 3 a la cartes; 1st one was at Tequila - decent food (not amazing, but it was good), good drinks, we were there to celebrate a birthday, so they brought us sombreros :) Only issue that was had was that someone paid the mariachi band to sing a couple songs and they only sang once (they were going table to table - the money didn't make a difference) 2nd place was La gran Tortuga - food was good (again, it wasn't amazing, but still good), service was good, but if you want them to sing or have a birthday celebration, you must let them know when booking. 3rd one, Mikado, was BY FAR the best!! Would highly recommend it. Food was FANTASTIC, so delicious, and they sat us all at the show table. We also checked out the Coba buffet a couple time, and I honestly preferred it to the Tulum (more selection, better fruit). Location: I can't remember if we were villa 22 or 23 (we were all put in either) - ours was right behind La Gran Tortuga, so our ocean view was blocked off - but it's not like we spent most of our time out there anyways!!! Rooms were clean, fridges filled up (we tipped to get extra beers :) Birthdays: make sure that if you want to surprise the birthday girl/guy that you let the front desk know - my boyfriend surprised me, and I came back to the room and there were balloons, champagne, chocolate covered strawberries - but our friends boyfriend did not ask, and she didn't get anything :( so make the effort and let the staff know :) All in all, we had a really great time; this was our 2nd time at an all-inclusive resort, but first time with a big group of friends; super fun, fun at the swim up bar, activities, excursions, rooms were nice, pools were clean; It is a big resort, so if you're looking for a small, personal resort, it's not the place to be. One thing that I did miss from the other 5 star resort we were at 2 years ago was the servers coming to the pool and beach (ya ya, I know it sounds lazy, but I like being lazy on vacation :) And the fact that we have to pay daily for a lock for the safe in the room is kind of silly in my opinion. Wish that could change.

Perfect location
crcarter123, Peterborough, United Kingdom
Tue May 23 13:21:47 EDT 2017
Myself and my girlfriend visited GBP Tulum last year, we had the option between Tulum and Coba and we are so glad we pick Tulum. Cobs is where all the families seem to be situated and it does not have a beach so everyone from Coba had to come to Tulum anyway. We found the service to be exceptional and the hotel always clean and the service friendly. The buffet has everything you could hope for from all over the world. We visited 3 of the al a carte restaurants and were blown away by the Japanese, the Italian was poor but oh my god the Brazilian was amazing (go on an empty stomach) We went with Thomas cook and booked all our excursions through them just to make it easier whoever if we was to go back we now know that you can do all these trips much much cheaper. (If you want to swim with the turtles just go to Tulum beach and pay one of the many "guides" a few pesos and they will happily show you where to snorkel). The bottom (fun) pool was always busy so you had to get there early to get a bed. Never struggled to get a lounger on the top pool though. As the title says this hotel is perfectly situated if you want to go to Tulum ruins (10 mins) playa del carmen (30 mins) xcaret (20 mins) xel ha (15 mins) Coco bongo is amazing definitely recommend but don't be cheap pay the extra to get in the balcony. Don't go to the casino on site I could swear the roulette table is rigged. The onsite nightclub is good but be careful of your drinks don't get spiked. If you leave it out of sight get a new one....they're free ;) Oh and have fun.

It was good but I wouldn't return.
kerisosh, Red Deer, Canada
Tue May 23 10:32:26 EDT 2017
Ok so my hubby and I along with our 11 year old daughter stayed here from May 15-22 and we had a great vacation.BUT there were some things that bring the ratings down to the point that I wouldn't return. I'll start with the good Beach: yes there's seaweed but it's not the resorts fault. The staff bust their butts clearing it up everyday so it's really not an issue. There's 3 different kinds of beach here: there's rocky, a bit wavy and calm. I personally like having the option to choose what I feel like swimming in. Pools: decent pools! Just wish we had music at the family pool. Just because we aren't partying doesn't mean we don't enjoy music. Food: I enjoyed the food. Buffet was pretty much the same every day but it was delicious! Al la carts were decent. Our favourite was the Brazilian!! But book your al la cartes as soon as you arrive! Staff: always smiling and eager to help you with whatever you may need. Ok so for the bad The safes: other than the 5 dollar a day charge , they are tiny! iPads don't fit and it's a lock and key so you have to be cautious of not losing it. Rooms: I can't speak for everyone but our room had a roof leak into the closet which made the room very damp. The showers are odd, the door is half open so water gets everywhere, there's no fan either so it's also very damp. Restaurants: NO AIR CONDITIONING!!!! With the exception to the Don Pablo restaurant the al la cartes or buffets don't have air conditioning. It was so hot that we were dripping sweat! The Japanese restaurant doesn't even have fans. This is an issue not just for guests but for the workers as well! It's extremely uncomfortable and certainly not 5 star or 4 star for that matter. Dress code: I'm all about dressing up for al la cartes, however being turned away from the buffet because my husband had a sleeveless shirt on is ridiculous. Entertainment: The Mexican Fiesta is NOT FREE! It would have cost us 20USD pp to go the fiesta and it was the only things going on that night. There's live music in the lobby bar until 9 but music is hit and miss. These are things that My husband and I enjoy but it may not be a big deal to others. Timeshare: it's a timeshare,it's longer than an hr. period. All in all we had a great holiday because we chose to not let things we didn't like ruin our vacation, however we wouldn't return to this resort. Hope this helps!

Enjoyable but felt a little trapped.
Hilary M, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Tue May 23 09:58:34 EDT 2017
This is a massive hotel complex but each section looks much the is good. Staff excellent. Room was clean and comfortable. I would have preferred something a little more intimate but for those who want a large hotel this is perfect. There were electric buses to take you around the resort if you didn't want to walk. It's right on the beach too. Book the a la carte meals day 1...they fill up quickly. Outside the hotel is dual carriageway so wandering around is not a good idea. Xenses park was brilliant. Coco Bongo also a great night. Visited Tulum and Coba for Mayan ruins. These tours were okay and informative. Very hot though. Be prepared to walk a long way. Enjoyed the experience.

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