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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).

Exceptional Values!
Honeymooners: Bottle of rum or domestic sparkling wine, fruit basket, and room upgrade (based on availability).

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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HOTEL LOCATION
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
AKUMAL
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Local Phone: 011529848755000
Fax: 011-52-984-875-5001
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking(Complimentary)
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (On property.)
Pools
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.
Golf: NEARBY
Holes: 18
Green Fees: Fee Required
Tennis
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
HOTEL DETAILS
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
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
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.
ROOM TYPES
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 ($). Offers its own: Reception, Restaurant, bar, pool, May reserve up to 4 a la carte reataurants per week.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE SUPERIOR
460 sq. ft., 2 dbls or 1 king bed, sitting area, Balcony, A/C, fan, minibar refilled daily, full marble bathroom w/whirlpool, hairdryer, satellite TV, phone, safe. Some Handicap ready.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE SUP CLUB HACIENDA
460 sq. ft., King or 2 doubles, Located w/in 500 ft. of beach, Balcony, Garden view, Bathroom w/hydro-massage tub, Bathrobes/slippers, Coffee maker, Beach towels, Safe ($), WiFi ($). Buildings w/3 stories w/no elevator (1st floor handicap ready).
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
SUPERIOR ROOM
Junior Suites have two beds or a king-size double bed, a terrace, air-conditioning, a ceiling fan, telephone, satellite television, a full bathroom in marble with hand drier and a hydro massage tub, mini-bar, safe ($).
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
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
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
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
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
PlayGround
Game Room
Teen Disco
Children's Pool

Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes

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2173 Recommend
2173 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Grand Bahia Principe Tulum to their friends and family



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Fantastic Resort - Outstanding Service in Every Area
Dino098, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Wed Feb 03 17:08:10 EST 2016
We arrived late on Saturday evening. We quickly got checked into our room and headed off to the buffet. On Sunday morning we went to the Public Relations Office and met with Claudio Alvarez to make our specialty restaurant reservations. Claudio was great. We made reservations at Mikado - Japanese; El Pescador - seafood and Oasis - International. Later in the week we decided we didn't want to go to Oasis so went back and saw Claudio again and he was able to get us a reservation at Don Pablo. All the specialty restaurants were great. My husband is a bigger seafood fan than I am so he liked El Pescador better than I did, but that was because I'm not a big seafood lover. The buffet service was excellent. The teams tried to make sure you never had to wait for a clean table and that you had all the drinks you wanted. The food at the buffet was always good with a wide variety of things to choose from. There were always some special salads or appetizers. The fresh fruit was good, but the pineapple was always amazing - better than we had in Hawaii! The room was large and comfortable. Some sections of the beach were a bit rocky, but you could walk and find smooth areas. We never had trouble getting chairs at the pool or the beach. The staff was all fantastic. Our room was always immaculate. We had a knob fall off one of the closet doors. It was not a big deal. We stopped at the front desk one night and mentioned it. We said no hurry but that they might want to fix it when we checked out. When we got back to our room later that evening it was already fixed. Everything was always kept clean. Any staff we talked to were incredibly friendly and helpful. We enjoyed chatting with Samantha who was doing security one night at the buffet. She was explaining the various animals we would see around the resort. On that night while eating in the buffet a racoon was outside the window trying to open it. We spent time at Coba as well as Tulum. The trolley service was great. We always try to find a Roman Catholic church when we travel so we can go to Mass. There was no church any where nearby, but the resort held a Mass right on the resort. Would definitely recommend this resort and would stay there again. More>

great time
polmecs, Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Wed Feb 03 13:08:32 EST 2016
just returned from 2 weeks here, in hacienda section ( villa block39 ) which was a good choice of location, equally near to pool, beach, dining, reception &tequila restaurant which re-opens 8 feb ( more of that later ) room slightly tired decor but kept immaculate by Angel, gardens are superb, wonderfull to walk round spotting iguanas,coati, raccoon etc.everywhere and everyone is pristine, enormous choice of food and drink. couple of little"could do better"s many of the hot foods were only warm ,even straight from the kitchen, that is with the exception of Ambrosia's lovely breakfast ommlettes the Taquila restaurant was undergoing refurbishment which did cause some noise, a complaint ,in writing, to the management has yet to have a reply, I found this the only unacceptable part of an otherwise great holiday. Final tip, if you must use your "speciallity dining " allocation book early, but the food is no better than the buffets, only the surroundings and waiter service are different More>

One word AMAZING!!
Chris-McLachlan, Stirlingshire, United Kingdom
Tue Feb 02 11:11:45 EST 2016
Stayed here in 2014 and I have to say it was the best holiday I have ever been on! The staff could not do enough for you. The complex is huge however, it is extremely clean. The carts to get you from hotel to hotel was great and well used by out party. The food is amazing and a great choice, I was sceptic because of how big it was thinking there was going to be issues here and there however, after 1 night there I had no issues. The wildlife that you can see round the hotel is amazing. The iguanas sitting in a group round the pool while you walk round was great. Beaches are nice and clean and the sea is crystal clear and warm. The place is just out of this world. Looking to go back soon. A big must is a visit to the Japanese for dinner it is a great experience. More>

Excellent Resort
duquenancy, Guelph, Canada
Tue Feb 02 09:30:23 EST 2016
We were there just for a week in January and after a couple of days we realized we could stay longer if we would get a package from home otherwise if would be very expensive. We really loved everything, mainly the staff which is very courteous and very welcoming. Food was excellent , room clean and spotless . Marco ( my husband) ereally enjoyed our stay at the Resort and we hope to come bak soon More>

Overall a great vacation spot I would return to.
mnaintsocold, Carver, Minnesota
Tue Feb 02 08:02:18 EST 2016
My wife and I stayed here from 1/15/16 thru 1/22/16. We stayed in the Hacienda area and specifically room 4022. We arrived at the resort (Via USA Transfers - see my review of them also) and were greeted immediately by staff and they looked up our reservation and advised that we should get on a tram that was right there to be brought to the area we would check in. Driven to the Hacienda Diamond Club were we were checked in immediately and given a welcome drink. Unfortunately, the Tequila Restaurant was closed which we were unaware of. For those staying within the Hacienda classification, the Tequila Restaurant is a private buffet for breakfast and lunch and then opens up as an A la Carte restaurant for all guests for dinner. We received our safe key and headed to our room. Our baggage arrived the same time we did and our room, while maybe slightly outdated, was clean and well maintained. No odors, stains or any other issues. I would recommend this room highly as the view is great to the ocean and the Hacienda Club pool. The room was maintained throughout our stay by housekeeping and we would tip daily and room was kept clean and fridge was stocked daily with drinks and snacks. Our only room issues were the same as others have indicated that the floor does get wet when you shower due to the tub/shower design. I found a fix of placing a hand towel in the corner of the tub near the shower door (hinge side) as that was where the water appeared to leak out. I would ring the towel out once while showering and then after showering and this really helped with the floor staying dry. Our air conditioning worked fairly well and went out one night. I contacted the Diamond Club front desk person and by the time we returned from our al a carte dinner, it had been fixed. The only other issue was a leak from the ceiling near the closet after a day of raining. Again, I addressed this with the front desk and it was fixed immediately and no more dripping. It was a very slow leak. I found the buffet to be of great variety and the food overall I would rate good. There is a huge number of different foods that should suit almost anyone's taste. We had booked 4 al a carte dinners, so we only at the dinner buffet 3 times but all times were good. Our al a carte dinners were Le Gourmet, Gran Tortuga, Mikado, and Mediterraneo restaurants. The Le Gourmet and the Mikado were both fantastic and the staff were very attentive and did a great job. I found the Mediterraneo and Gran Tortuga to good, just not my favorites. The beach area is rocky in several areas but you can walk done along the coast and find great areas to swim, snorkel, or just sit and relax. There is a private beach area for the Hacienda Club just out from the Hacienda pool. Never had a problem finding beach chairs and while there was some seaweed, it was maintained on a regular basis and spending time in the ocean was great. There was always someone coming by asking if you needed a drink and not once during our time on the beach did we get approached by any vendors, but they were there in small numbers. We visited GBHP Akumal and spent the day there with some friends we had met earlier. They indicated that they felt their resort was a little overall nicer but that the Yucatan Buffet at Tulum was much better. Juan at the Hacienda pool definitely does a good job of keeping the drinks coming and if you ask for an extra strong drink, you get an extra strong drink. I would recommend upgrading to the Hacienda Club if you like a little bit quieter pool and your own beach area. There were always plenty of chairs at this pool and you are right next to the ocean. You can exchange your beach towel at this pool whenever you want. Staff was always friendly and attentive. I seem to hear that people often complain about staff at places and during our stay, we had no issues at all. We do give a small tip to just about everyone that does something for us and I think that helps. For every round of drinks, I give $1, daily roomkeeping $3 or so, tram driver $1/per trip, etc. It is nothing to us but it is a lot to them and you definitely feel the appreciation. I also did tip our servers in the Mikado and Le Gourmet $20 as it was well deserved. It still amazes me how many people do not tip since they are at an all-inclusive. Overall I would highly recommend this resort and am sure we will be back for another stay in the future. More>



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