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.
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 ($). Buildings w/3 stories w/no elevator (1st floor handicap ready).
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Radio Alarm Clock
Junior Suites have two beds or a king-size double bed, a terrace, air-conditioning, a ceiling fan, telephone, satellite television, a full bathroom in marble with hand drier and a hydro massage tub, mini-bar, safe ($).
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Radio Alarm Clock
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 -
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
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
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 traveled to Bahia Tulum Feb 17th through the 24th. There were 10 of us, including 4 kids age 7 to 11. We have been to the Coba section of this resort twice over the past 5 years but this was our...
We traveled to Bahia Tulum Feb 17th through the 24th. There were 10 of us, including 4 kids age 7 to 11. We have been to the Coba section of this resort twice over the past 5 years but this was our first stay at Tulum. We used USA Transfers from the airport, was super easy and very professional as always. Took a bit over an hour to get from the airport to the hotel. Check in was quick and easy and they gave us margaritas while we waited plus a slushy drink for the kids too. Rooms aren't usually ready until at least 3 so we had to wait a bit for our room but had packed suits and flipflops on top so the kids could go to the pool before our room was ready. We had emailed the resort ahead of time and they put us in building 10 which was fairly centrally located and really close to the small pool and beach. We also tried to get our dinner reservations right away but were only able to get 1 or 2 reservations because everything was booked up. I don't think they have enough capacity at the restaurants to service the number of guests they have across the two hotels (Coba and Tulum). We did eat at Tequila - excellent Mango Margaritas - and Mikado - excellent food but were otherwise at the buffet. The buffet selection is enormous, anyone should be able to find something they like to eat. I don't eat most meat or dairy and I still found plenty to eat. Things are a bit bland but supposed to appeal to the vast array of people's tastes, they have to tone things down. We generally ate at the snack bars for lunch because we were usually out at the pools.
There were a lot of animals around the property - iguanas of course but also cats, Coaties (they look like racoons) and Agouti's (looks like a short haired large Guinea Pig). The kids loved seeing the animals.
The room was a bit dated but fairly clean. Our shower and shower door leaked like crazy so despite trying to plug the gap between the door and wall with wash clothes, our floor was a giant puddle after all 4 of us got through the shower every day. Maid service was good and everything was nicely cleaned up everyday although they started bring us just 3 towels and then the last few days, they only left 2 towels. We did have some little gnat/ant things that would crawl on the dresser top especially if you left any kind of drink on it. Nothing too major. We had a dehumidfier in our room and we emptied it daily, the maid staff didn't touch it. A/C seemed able to keep up just fine and we slept comfortably.
We did take one day and went to Xel-ha. It's about a 10 minute ride from the resort. We had the conceirge call us a Taxi as there were 8 of us that went. It was about $35-$40 for the van each way. Xel-ha was awesome, could have spent probably 2 more days there and finished seeing everything.
Beach is rocky, it's nicer if you walk down the to Coba or Akumal sections. There is a lot of seaweed that washes up everyday but the staff is really working hard to get it cleaned up in the morning. It was a bit windy most of the days we were there so not great swimming off the beach or snorkeling but we had good swimming/snorkeling at Xel-ha because it's more protected.
Staff is great, very friendly, remember to tip, they appreciate it.
Wi Fi - they give you an hour for free in the lobby but only on one device. I bought the $49 package for the 7 days. It was still only one device at a time but you could suspend it on one device and then restart it on another device.
Overall, we liked Tulum because it was close to the beach but I thought Coba had nicer rooms and better evening activities. If we go back again, would probably stay at Coba and just come over on the tram to Tulum for the beach when we wanted to go.
EXCELLENT !!!!!! Highly recommend!
Thu Feb 26 13:33:50 EST 2015
Just returned from vacation with a group of 12 friends, what an awesome time from check in to check out, the resort is beautiful, they are always cleaning, the staff is so friendly, always smiling...
Just returned from vacation with a group of 12 friends, what an awesome time from check in to check out, the resort is beautiful, they are always cleaning, the staff is so friendly, always smiling, service was just awesome. Our table of 12 was always ready for us at breakfast & lunch, the waiters, Saul & Gabriel always had us laughing. great guys along with many more. Food was great, a lot to choose from many cooks on hand to prepare hot meals to your liking. We were able to go to 5 A la carte restaurants, the only one I do not recommend is the Italian one, food was not hot at all, also checked with a few guests and got the same response. We were in blocks 37 & 38 very close to the pool & beach. The pool bartender Liberto also a great guy, hard worker and always smiling. So many good things to say, I would definitely go back . Worth the 1hr drive from the Airport, we rented a private van from USA transfers. Great service also. Check it out. Worth the extra cost, very reasonable, we did not stop at other hotels, better than taking the large bus provided. They even stopped at a 7/11 for cold beer for the drive. Hope this helps !
Good food, lovely people, perfect if you love the all inclusive life...
CarrieTr, North Bay
Thu Feb 26 12:56:10 EST 2015
This place is clean, noisy at times in the night, but overall nice. The variety of food made this place for sure, and the staff, well they are just adorable. The tram system is great if you have...
This place is clean, noisy at times in the night, but overall nice. The variety of food made this place for sure, and the staff, well they are just adorable. The tram system is great if you have limited mobility, awful if you care to walk. They come out-of-the-blue sometimes and there isn't enough room for them and you. Not a fan of the dolphin tank. It's sick, full stop. Unfortunately one of the best restaurants in the place was right next door, so it's hard ignore... My husband and I are divers so we spent a lot of time at the dive shop. It's great, the staff including Pato and Luis know their stuff and these two seriously love to dive so it's exciting every time. We carted our equipment there and back every day, even though there are lockers. We just like to really clean and protect our equipment after every dive, it's nothing to do with safety. The Sea Turtle sanctuary is a great idea, and badly needed, but it's overshadowed by the captive dolphins. A lot of families too, so good fit for kids it seems. Wifi is available, not cheap.
Thu Feb 26 12:37:10 EST 2015
We went to this resort for our wedding and had a great time! The staff made us feel welcomed and special by calling out our names from afar and recognizing us. Alexis and Serigo from the sports and...
We went to this resort for our wedding and had a great time! The staff made us feel welcomed and special by calling out our names from afar and recognizing us. Alexis and Serigo from the sports and entertainment crew made the daytime pool activities fun with music and water sports. at nights the shows were well timed and full of energy. Willian at the snack shack everyday was a welcoming smiling face that knew exactly what we wanted to drink before we ordered! I now love Habana lites! Hugo was the one that stocked our room each day and was fun to talk with, he would say hello each day and even when he was at another building he would yell "Hello, Eric and Pony". Jaun from the Lobby Bar was very friendly and had a smile for you and always knew our drinks. Fany and her assistants for our wedding were amazing and took care of everything that made the entire day stress free!! Overall we felt like mini celebrities everyday with staff congratulating us all week (we got married at the end of our stay) and had a wonderful time! I would recommend this resort for the staff, location, scenery,and beach (I would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff that cleans the kelp off the beach!! WOW). Pony and Eric, Wisconsin
Honest Review of The Grand Bahia Principe Tulum rooms
Thu Feb 26 11:17:45 EST 2015
Our travel group consisted of 2 adults and an 11 year old and we booked 10 nights. We stayed in the Tulum resort but paid for an upgrade (Hacienda). Which gave us access to our areas own pool(with...
Our travel group consisted of 2 adults and an 11 year old and we booked 10 nights. We stayed in the Tulum resort but paid for an upgrade (Hacienda). Which gave us access to our areas own pool(with bar), restaurant (breakfast and lunch buffet) and had it's on small lobby for check in and bookings. Our first room had a huge mold smell so we moved after one night. I guess some of the older rooms have this problem. Also the ac. unit was by our balcony making it noisy outside our room. We got moved to a newer section just further from the beach. It had no mold smell whatsoever. Our room was classified as a junior suite. This means a bathroom with tub, shower, vanity and toilet in one room. Only a few concerns for the bathroom. That at certain times of day there is minimal or no hot water. The more people using the less hot water. So find a time that has hot water and bathe then. The vanity has no room for storage, only the top of the sink area.. So if you are bringing lotions, make up, etc. this all has to be put in the entrance closet. Next room is the living and sleeping area. This is all one room. The bed is king size and comfortable, then there is a small couch, which acted as a child's bed. This was very hard and uncomfortable and then a small table with 2 chairs. There is a couple of small drawers in the room, so putting away your clothes was not an option for 3 people. Only had a closet for hanging up pants and dresses that had to be shared with bathroom necessities. There is also a balcony that overlooked the grounds with 2 chairs and table. The fridge in the room was stocked with 2 beer and 6 sodas daily. If you wanted any more there would be a charge. Coffee maker, hair dryer and iron were also in the room. Air conditioning worked great. Overall the room was very clean, well kept and fairly quiet but it just didn't work for our family of 3 .If you are expecting a large suite you will be disappointed. We tipped 50 pesos every morning for maid service. I don't know if that's too much or not enough but we received great service. I would recommend this hotel to others. It just didn't work for us, we are too fussy and spoiled from other resorts we stayed at. The staff were hardworking, friendly and helpful. You feel very safe and cared for. I give the room 3 stars. I will write in another reveiw about the resort itself.
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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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