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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).

Exceptional Values!
Extra Value: Apple Vacationers receive private check-in, VIP amenities, exclusive concierge service, and more.
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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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
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
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:
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
Las Olas Beach Grill - A beachfront snack grill serving American food, open throughout the day andthen again throughout the evening for late night snacks.
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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brilliant hotel
stevenkaye2016, Dewsbury, United Kingdom
Thu May 19 09:10:28 EDT 2016
Just got back from two weeks at this hotel,first time to Mexico so was a bit apprehensive but you don't have nothing to worry about this is the best hotel we've ever stayed in,the rooms,pools and grounds were kept immaculate, the food in the main restaurant was plentiful(to be quite honest nicer than some of the a la carte) the drinks are all named brands,if you tip the waitress 1 dollar at the start of the night you'll never have to leave your seat.we found the excursions with the tour reps very expensive so did them ourselves eg the mayan ruins through rep was 135 dollars each we went on the local bus (collectivo) and payed into ruins for a total of 10 dollars and it's so easy. Playa De Carmen is a nice day out with plenty of shops,bars and restaurants, We don't normally go to the same place twice but we're going back next year to celebrate our 25th anniversary More>

Disappointing food
Carol W, Barnetby le Wold, United Kingdom
Thu May 19 07:40:44 EDT 2016
This hotel is lovely and clean and the staff cannot do enough for you. The rooms are spacious and the beds are very comfy. The rooms are getting a little dated but I don't go on holiday to sit in my room so not a problem. What is a problem with this hotel is the temperature of the "hot" food. Nothing is piping hot unless you are watching it being cooked in front of you. I even waited for fresh food to come out of the kitchen and it was still tepid. Add that to the stone cold plates and you are not going to be eating anything hot. It was a shame really as there was a good variety of food to choose from - I just don't like hot food cold! This was the same even in the speciality restaurants. I spoke to other people staying there at the same time and they said the same thing before I even mentioned it so it clearly is an issue and not me "nit picking". Food aside, the resort is massive and there is plenty to do if you want to. The sand on the beach is lovely and soft but there are a few boulders in the shallow parts of the sea which you need to avoid. Sand shoes are not necessary. The entertainment wasn't good although I appreciate the staff do try their best. There is only one bar area at night times which could be improved upon considering the size of this place. Overall, a lovely holiday but sorry to say I would not go back mainly due to the disappointing food which fell much short of my expectation. More>

Will go back
qwerty23russ, Oakton, Virginia
Wed May 18 22:27:22 EDT 2016
Great place food was great all inclusive staff was awesome entertainment was good rooms clean and location really was great plenty of things to do and see not to mention all the off site attractions, my fiancé and teenage son loved it More>

Home away from home
Marisa H, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Wed May 18 16:19:13 EDT 2016
Every return trip to GBP Tulum is never a disappointment. This being my fourth time at the resort it's safe to say I love it there. There isn't one negative thing I could say about it. From check-in to check-out the hotel staff go out of their way to make sure everything runs smoothly. It was also nice to see they upgraded the outlets and switches in the rooms so they now accommodate larger transformers. Once again the food in the buffets and restaurants was great. Lots of variety. We stayed for 15 days and didn't get tired of eating the same thing. My eggs in the morning were always perfect thanks to Ambrosia. She rocks! One of my main reasons for going back time after time is the entertainment staff. Some do come and go and there are always the new friendly faces to get to know, but after several days it feels as if you have known them forever. Ivan, Cesar, Koral, Esme, Perla and Ever all had smiles on their faces and brought something new to the team. It was great getting see the rest of the team once again. Joseph, Luis Angel, Juanito and Gilberto are all great people who work tirelessly to make sure everyone is having a good time. From aqua aerobics with Joseph to Zumba with Luis Angel and Cesar, there was never a dull moment! I spent most of my vacation talking and laughing with them. They are all quite comical even the "caperuchos" ;-) I wouldn't change a thing! Besides activities at the pool and beach during the day, they also have shows at night in the theatre or lobby bar which are always entertaining. I particularly enjoyed the tenors night. Of course if you aren't into activities and noise there are always other options. They have another pool that is quieter if that's what you prefer. No matter what you are looking for on your vacation it seems that Bahia Principe delivers. Can't wait to go back. <3 More>

Slice of paradise
Marc H, Derby, United Kingdom
Wed May 18 13:00:33 EDT 2016
My wife and I stayed here for 14 nights from 17th April 2016. This was our first holiday without children so as you can imagine we were quite excited. We booked with Thomas Cook through co op travel and decided to go premium cabin both ways on the flights and were upgraded to club Hacienda for free. The flights: Was the upgrade worth it? In my opinion, yes. The priority check in and advanced boarding didn't really bother me too much as we'd previously selected our seats so no point rushing coz you know where you're sitting! On entering the plane you find an amenity kit on your seat with little bits and pieces in but what really made it for me was the seat and the leg room. I'm 5'10" and quite stocky built but still found there to be more than enough room to sit comfortably, which is paramount on a 9 hour flight. The drinks just kept coming and the food was ok too. Plenty of choice when it came to films, I watched Star Wars, toy story 3 and Maze runner on the way out. The Hotel: We're one of those families that look with envious eyes as others are being dropped off at their hotels knowing that ours is a budget one. Not this time! On arrival the first thing that strikes you about the Grand Bahia is the beautiful location. The hotel nestles in the jungle rather than it dictating it and because of this the wild life are just everywhere. The rooms are quite spacious and contain everything you'll need. Ours was room 3525, top floor with a view of the sea. The bed was just enormous and we're used to a super king size! Very comfortable too. There is a turn down service each night where you return to fresh hand towels and chocolates on your pillows. The rooms are kept spotlessly clean. There is a mini bar in the room, my ice is diabetic so we left a note asking for Diet Coke and beer and a couple of Pesos and we got plenty of both over the fortnight. On to the food. We used the Haciendas own buffet for breakfast as its smaller and quite a bit more relaxed than the main restaurant. Plenty of choice from fresh fruits and yogurts, meats and cheeses, croissants and pastry and of course bacon, eggs, sausage etc. Lunch was buffet again. Plenty of choice to suit even the fussiest of tastes. Because we were upgraded we were able to book 4 Ă  la carte restaurants per week which we did via the free app. We booked all of ours on the first day. We tried the Mikado, Japanese teppanyaki - lovely food, very entertaining. The pescador - fish restaurant, fantastic big king prawns. Grand Tortuga - Brazilian restaurant, my personal favourite. Some of the best meat I've ever eaten. But be warned, go there hungry! The Portofino - pasta and the likes, nice but not my cup of tea. Le Gourmet - French cuisine, beautifully cooked steak. Don Pablo - modernist gourmet food, my wife's favourite. Very well presented and well flavoured food. The Mediterranio - again very nice. To be totally honest we weren't disappointed with any of the places we ate, even the buffet offered some excellent choices in the evenings. There's plenty of bars and the waiting staff are constantly coming round taking orders. The drinks are good and there are plenty of seats wherever you go and this stands true for sun beds in the day time we chose to go on the beach where we always found 2 beds and a beach umbrella. The sea is picture postcard turquoise blue and the sand is that lovely white you see on TV. Another warning, bring swimming shoes, as you enter the sea it can be a little rocky and hard on your feet. I really could go on about this place forever and I haven't mentioned the surrounding places to visit! I've always said I'd never return to anywhere as there's just too many places to visit on this planet. That changed when we went to the Grand Bahia Principe! We are planning to return in a year or so with out children as we know they'd love this place. We did and there were even tears on the final day! Feel free to contact me if there's anything more specific you'd like to know. More>

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