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.
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 - 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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2534 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Grand Bahia Principe Tulum to their friends and family

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Beautiful property and food but....
palmlvr, Ontario Canada
Mon Sep 18 19:08:12 EDT 2017
4th visit, sept 10-15 absolutely lush grounds, wonderful selection of food every meal, friendly staff! We were in block 22 with a great view of the pool and ocean. Met a lot of wonderful people! The sand whale barriers are a little too close to shore and unfortunately impede the beautiful seascape and swimming areas. No complaint of the coral (rocks some call it) on shore, as this is totally natural and don't expect them removed for tourists pleasure. There are plenty of Sandy entry area if you can walk along. I was Very disgusted in the small pool the dolphins are in.....didn't even want to look but curiosity got the better of me and I felt sad what I saw. The most unfortunate episode which needs to be mentioned was, my Husband found a wallet, without handing it over, we left his name and our room number and the name on the ID in the wallet, so he could personally return it to its rightful owner. After 2 days we went to lobby again to see if they had contacted the owner who we know by the contents she was a guest, only to be treated that night at 8:30 with security at our room door. they stated the wallet was stolen along with a purse and wanted to search OUR room and luggage!! What a minute, we are the good guys trying to return it...not the theives...very poorly handled and we felt violated and humiliated. Later heard of several incidents of theft out of the safe, so we chose not to use it, even though you are charged $5 American daily. Husband's lesson, sadly, is to leave anything not his and don't try to help out. We would return probably, if the opportunity arose, as we like the area, people and all the facilities but feel the resort could have apologized for treating us like criminals.

Mixed review.....
Jeanette B,
Mon Sep 18 01:51:09 EDT 2017
We booked this holiday last minute for 2 weeks from 24/8/2017, as a family of 3. On arrival we were greeted with a Margarita and check in was very fast, in our room within 15 mins. Room was fine for us and had everything we needed, fridge re stocked and room cleaned on a daily basis, along with clean towels. The food was great, lots of choice, with a wide range of healthy options to chose from. We ate breakfast & dinner in the buffet restaurant, which was great, only downside is the birds flying around and taking food from tables, once people had left. The staff do their best to clear the tables quickly and work very hard. We visited all of the al carte restaurants, the Japanese show cooking is amazing. Our favourite was the Mashua Nikkei, the food and service was amazing. Hipoloto May was by far the best waiter we had the pleasure to be served by in our whole 2 weeks. The entertainment team around the pool every day, do their best but the programme is very repetitive after a few days, the same music, same dancing and same games. The team need to engage more with the customers to get them up and involved, rather than calling out on a microphone. Ricardo came across very aloof person, who loves himself and Christina called my husband, BORING, when she'd dragged him up to dance, because he started to dance with my daughter, which I felt was inappropriate. The beach was amazing total paradise, we loved feeding the fish in the sea everyday. The beach staff do an amazing job keeping on top of the seaweed, they never stop. We hired a jet ski for 30 mins, well worth the $78, we didn't stop laughing. Theft seems to be an issue on the resort, we heard of 3 break in's while we were there, money and credit cards taken from the room safes?? Yet the hotel took no responsibility and didn't even investigate or contact the police because of this we wouldn't return or recommend this hotel as it just not acceptable, its clearly an inside job, so why wouldn't they be concerned??

Mixed review the good and the bad
karen b, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Sun Sep 17 11:18:03 EDT 2017
Our trip to Mexico was a once in a lifetime trip for us , all inclusive to the Bahia principe tulum . First impressions when we pulled up outside the lobby reception area was wow , on entering again wow , the check in went really quickly and we were soon on our way to our rooms via a golf cart . Bad .... we requested adjacent rooms but we were as far to the right of the lobby and the parents were far left of the lobby !!!! We couldn't have been any further apart !!!!! The parents requested to be moved closer which they duly sorted out for them ✅ Then the first 5 days were a mixture of rain , thunderstorms, lightning and wind ( I know you can't predict or do anything about the weather but it still spoils it ). Finally the sun came out for the next 8 days ✅yippee. GOOD you can see from the pictures a beautiful setting on the edge of a rainforest , hot sun , cold drinks and a great relaxing time ✅ My biggest gripe was BIRDS !!!!!! IN THE RESTAURANT!!!!!! YES IN THE RESTAURANT!!!!!! When you go for any of your meals you are greeted with a lady squirting hand sanitizer into your hands ✅very health and hygiene ✅ Then you walk into restaurant and you are dive bombed by big black birds , they can be seen casually walking over tables set ready for use , pecking at the cloth and walking over knives and forks A BIG NO NO NO ON one occasion ( in the pictures ) a table which had been used was left with dirty plates on it for 20 minutes this encouraged the birds to scavenge the plates , I think they only cleared table because they saw me taking photos . Another photo clearly shows what a bird thought about a nice clean table !!!!! MOAN OVER I loved the food (usually only luke warm but nice ) A LA CARTE on the other hand were brilliant and hot , drinks were plentiful and free!!!!! Saw some lovely wildlife too especially Cedric who would always be sat with his mate near the restaurant All in all I really enjoyed the Mexican experience but don't think I will be in a hurry to come back !!!!!!! Oh yes nearly forgot about the nasty little blighters........MOSQUITOES I hate them but they love me lol

Not a 5 star
kay718, Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Sun Sep 17 06:18:24 EDT 2017
Where to start, the bad. Family and friends of a group of 21, stayed here for 2 weeks. When we arrived we were taken to our rooms, which they did put us all in the same block, but the the rooms smelt damp and foisty. When complained, they sent a dehumidifier to the room and put menthol blocks in the air conditioning unit. Which says to me that this smell is there all the time. We had safes in our rooms which was opened buy key. 4 rooms out off our group money was taken from the safes. When complained they said they did an investigation but they didn't find anything wrong, they just weren't interested, on the representative meeting we where told there was break ins. It seemed we heard a lot of this though out our holiday. The staff were quite abrupt, unless you tipped them, even to get a decent drink at the bar or your rooms cleaned properly you needed to tip. when you've already paid a lot of money for all inclusive in a 5 star hotel you should not need to be tipping for everything. Our family and friends said none of us would return to this hotel. The good. Food was amazing in the restaurants. The mashu, which was a Peruvian restaurant was amazing, they did the best beef fillet steak I have ever tasted. The Japanese restaurant was also amazing for the show cooking, really enjoyed this experience and the food was amazing too. Don Pablo fine dining restaurant was also amazing. Every plate beautifully presented. The buffet area was also nice but quite repetitive. Entertainment was ok, Romeo kept us entertained around the pool with plenty of actives such as: water polo, maya basket ball and water aerobics, many more. The grounds are beautiful and well kept.

Enjoyable 2 weeks
reggie2005, coventry
Sun Sep 17 05:06:19 EDT 2017
We visited here for the last 2 weeks of August. On arrival checkin was quick and efficient - However when we got to our room (which was not close to the lobby) we were unable to get into our room. I had to go back to reception - our card had not been activated! This was the last thing I needed after a 12hr journey. Once we were in our room I was slightly disappointed as it was a little old and dated - I became more irritated when I was sat on the toilet and upstairs (what I can only hope was bath water) was dripping down onto my head!!! I looked up and there was a large bulge in the ceiling! I later went to the lobby and asked to be moved - in fairness the lady was very response and offered an immediate move or one 2 days later to a room which over looked the small pool and sea - we opted for this and they were true to their word. Although our new room was exactly the same as the other one (junior suite) the decor was more updated and the beds more comfortable. The grounds here are truly beautiful and the gardeners should be very proud of themselves. The food was ok in the buffet restaurants, we were disappointed in the second week when the restaurant next to the small pool closed. The bell boys and drivers of the carts were also very helpful and friendly. Booking the al la cart restaurants was no problem and we got the times we wanted. We traveled with Thomas Cook and booked are trips through them - they are very expensive per person. On saying that my son and I particularly enjoyed swimming with the dolphins €169 with €40 cash back - the adult pays and the child goes free. Plus you are able to book a spectator onto the bus for free. We had about 50 mins in the water including an amazing foot push out of the water by 2 dolphins. It was our first time in Mexico and a longtime since we've been all inclusive. I would say Grand Bahia did live up to our expectations.

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