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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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-size bed with terrace/balcony. The room is not available for sale until January 2019.
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:
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
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 - la carte restaurant where guests can enjoy experimental cuisine and modernist design.
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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2534 Recommend
2534 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Grand Bahia Principe Tulum to their friends and family
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
a reasonable hotel and area
the_fearnes, Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Wed Oct 10 09:17:51 EDT 2018
Stayed here in last two weeks of September - It is a reasonable hotel. Although they are all rated 5*, i think in retrospect it is probably the equivelant of a UK 4*|. The complex is quite large (5 main centres) and we were on the Tulum complex at the far end. The walk on the first day seemed quite a bit but the flip side was that it is very quite. Lovely smaller quieter pool which wasn't crammed or too noisy. The entertainment team did reasonable job and didn't harass you, and the drinks waitress, the ever smiling Rosy deserves a medal for keeping us well topped up all the time (well worth the few dollars we gave her). The buffet resturants are what they are. The hotel does a pretty good job of catering for a lot of people - (TIP. if you are in the Tulum buffett site, walk through the food area to the right and you enter the air conditioned part of the seating !!) The theme nights were also reasonable and there is plenty to eat for all tastes - I was a bit concerned at some previous reviews about quality and choice but these were unfounded and probably by people who eat burger and chips every day ! (which you could do!!). A big thumbs up for Roberto who served us for breakfast every day and made sure we were well looked after - fresh orange juice and english tea ready and waiting when we got back to the table ! Evening bar entertainment - well, think of Costa del sol in the 1980's and you are pretty much there. Good job we made some great friends to chat to. Shopping - forget the shops on site they are just sooooo expensive. Local crisps large bag $10 !!. Book an early trip out and fill up at a local shop :) ($1/bag) Highly recommend the quad-bikes/monkey-sanctuary/sinkhole-swim trip good value, and also the Tulum/Koba Mayan temples which are quite close so not hours of coach travel.(TIP if you climb the temple at Koba, it will knacker you in the heat - but so worth the view ( and bragging rights) so take a bike taxi back - best $5US spent on whole trip :) We had a great time over all and would recommend this hotel to anyone. There have been some quite 'strong' comments on the staff which may be true at their time but mostly they try to help where they can and seem quite attentive. If you treat them with a bit of respect they respond like most people! Beaches - the beaches were fine white sand and lovely - even raked over every morning. only spoiler was the quantity of seaweed - mother nature's fault, not the hotels but they did everything they could do to keep it clear and make sure there were clear areas to get into the sea Things to Avoid: (1) trying to book a meal between 07:30 and 08:30 - they are nearly always booked up. (2)The "Priviledge Club" right by customer relations - just a very hard sell time-share racket. (3) The main pool if you like a quiet place.

Third time for us next week!!!!
ninaoddy, Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Wed Oct 10 04:33:52 EDT 2018
I'm SO excited, arriving next week for our 3rd visit!!! Reading all these amazing reviews I'm glad we choose to return. The hotel holds a very special place in our hearts as we got engaged there at the Frutos Del Mar restaurant!!! Looking forward to experiencing your wonderful hospitality [and your Mayan coffees, yum.] all over again. Roll on next week!!!!

First time in Mexico & can’t wait to return!!
Leeds1224, Leeds, United Kingdom
Tue Oct 09 14:49:57 EDT 2018
Wow wow wow!! Where do I start?! My fiancé and I had 2 weeks in September here and we absolutely loved it!! First of all this place along with the Coba hotel is huuuuge so you definitely won’t be bored after 2 weeks here! We preferred the tulum hotel as we were closer to the hacienda with the market stalls, casino and nightclub The staff are fantastic and work their socks off, they never seem to stop smiling!! Paulino, Edwin and Felipe in the buffet restaurant are excellent and a credit to Grand Bahia. From the minute you sit down they wait on you hand and foot always refilling your drinks and having a laugh with you. I have never felt so looked after! They even arranged a special table on our last day for us with rose petals and champagne! Please tip these guys as much as poss believe it or not they earn £3.50 a day which is minimum wage in Mexico and they work so hard to make your holiday memorable The buffet itself is huge and there’s plenty of choice for everyone’s taste. The al a carte restaurants are amazing, we have had some of the best food ever in these restaurants - portofino, Brazilian and mikado to name a few The rooms are very spacious and the cleaners are great, mini bar was filled with beer, coke,Fanta,water and even chocolates and crisps if you leave a small tip! You can leave your air con on all day which is lovely when it’s so hot outside Our room was near the tequila restaurant and we had a pool very close and another lobby right outside our apartment block! Yes there were adjacent apartments having maintenance with scaffolding but so what?! They work hard to maintain excellent standards, there’s something wrong if you’re sat in your room on holiday! The wildlife around the hotel is lovely to see, and swimming with the dolphins is fantastic!! $82 for a 40 minute swim and I was fortunate enough to be the only person for that session so I swam with 2 dolphins! The trainer was very friendly and you can tell they really look after the dolphins. They are born into captivity so even though the pools are small they really don’t know any different. We booked a trip with the hotel to ride a buggy through the jungle and swim in the cenotes which was so good only a half day trip for $65 each well worth it A coco bongos rep is there most days selling tickets around the pool The buggy service is also excellent they will take you anywhere you like There are so many pools to choose from but the bottom one near the beach has family entertainment on all day with live bands and music on too! The evening entertainment could be better in the lobby bar, some evenings there wasn’t anything on at all unless you went down to the hacienda The one and only negative for me is actually getting to riviera maya & back - 2hr transfer after a 10 hour flight and long queues to check in, having said that you do get a lovely daiquiri whilst you wait! I think there just needs to be more staff on the reception desk at all times We can’t wait to go back and potentially book our wedding there! 😊

Grand Bahía Príncipe Bahía Spa
Janice B,
Tue Oct 09 10:07:22 EDT 2018
I can't say enough good things about the spa here. Rosa, Eloisa andamos all the staff are just top notch and are a lovely bunch of ladies...if you're staying at the Tulum resort make it a point to go and get a massage.

Wonderful again and even more relaxing this time!
chickia, Victoria
Tue Oct 09 09:20:02 EDT 2018
Well, it's been 10 years since I have been to this resort and I was so worried that the seaweed was a major problem being the beach bunny that I am. I never ever use the pools and was very worried that our trip would be marred from everything I had been reading about the seaweed issue. So first off I will tell everyone, we were in the ocean at least 4-6 hours everyday and it was beautiful swimming. Yes there was some seaweed, but man did they ever work hard to clear it out the moment it looked like it was going to roll in. They raked and bulldozed it throughout the day, so it was excellent to swim and float and snorkel for everyone! Well done to the team who worked non stop to make the beach wonderful! There were lots of shaded beach loungers to chose from since it was off season and the weather was gorgeous! We stayed from September 24th to October 2nd and it was even better the second time round! My sister and I had a girls trip, this being her first time there and I've never seen anyone so happy to be spoiled by good service, great food, wonderful beaches and overall kind staff that go out of their way to make you feel welcomed and special. We ate at 3 of the Ale Carte restaurants: The Italian Portofino (the best!!), The Mikado (Japanese) and the Grand Tortuga (Brazillian: meat lovers place). All 3 were beautiful with excellent service and wonderful food. I was surprised at the quality of food at the snack bar on the beach (we ate there almost every lunch time) soooooo good!!!!!! Don't even get me gushing about the guacamole! The room we had was 4321( top floor ) and the nice thing about being on that side of the resort, we had a small almost private lobby called the Silver Lobby that was a few steps from us and had the nicest people at the concierge desk, not to mention wifi, drinks, teas and snacks morning , noon and night! The AC in our room was very efficient and we had to turn it down at night, so you don't need to worry about being hot and stuffy. We were so close to the jungle on that side you could hear the animals singing as the sun went down. The wildlife on the resort is amazing and literally everywhere! I think my sister is now the "Racoon Whisperer". It was amazing to see the diverse wildlife roaming everywhere, even at the main buffet area, though they didn't come in they were happy to have french fries from a generous couple next to us! (which is discouraged..(.don't want to leave with less fingers than you arrived with) The food at the buffet was really good and we ate very well. It's funny but one of my favorite things was the fried eggs freshly done up for you in the mornings, their produce and meats are exceptional! I came back from this holiday more relaxed, happy and tanned then every before, We booked a tour to go to Cozomel where jeeps are provided and you tour around the island going to incredible beaches for swimming and snorkeling, tequila tasting and if you want ,going up to a light house to view the island.(we talked our guide out of that one, no one wanted to hike up the light house in that heat) Beware though, one of the beaches has a bar and cantina and the prices are outrageous so bring your own refreshments and food if you don't want to be gouged! Having said that, it had one of the most beautiful, seaweed/rock free turquoise water beaches I have ever seen!!!!I We were puckered and happy there. One thing to note: they have very aggressive time share people in the main lobby so if you're really not interested don't give them any room number or contact info, they will call and chase you around until you are close to putting them into a head lock. I know they have a job to do, I fully understand that, but when you say no 3 different times, move along and try someone else :) I will end this by saying, go enjoy yourself knowing your experience is what you will make it, love who your with, eat, drink and float your way to a wonderful holiday here. Thank you to everyone there for making our special sister holiday one of the best I've had!

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