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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Best holiday by far
Thu Jul 13 16:20:19 EDT 2017
Good people, staff. Rooms are spacious and clean at all times. Beach is well managed and so are the activities. We did parasailing, jet ski and swim in the clear ocean. There are a number of activities you can book either online or at the resort. In pool bar, casino, discothèque, numerous bars and soft drink spots Etc etc Buffet is amazing. Breakfast,lunch and dinner. For swimming in ocean, come with snorkeling kit to enjoy marine life. Lovely vacation resort 5stars

Mexico Grand Bahia Principe Tulum
Julie M, Dodworth, England, United Kingdom
Thu Jul 13 06:54:12 EDT 2017
Best holiday ever, stayed at Grand Bahia Principe Tulum . We have just returned from our holiday to Mexico.. Me and my husband stayed at this fantastic hotel. I did some research on trip adviser before we booked this hotel. We read all the good reviews, but I am pleased to say that the hotel went beyond all expectations., The hotel is excellent. my advice is, if you go to this hotel is to go to your welcome meeting to find out as much information as you can about the hotel and which trips to go on. We went on a few trips , one was swimming and snorkling with turtles then we went to one of the underground Ccenote which are underground caves and caverns, absaile down or walk down the steps them swim or snorkel in the water it is is cold but you soon get used to the cold water. It is a wonderful experience to see all the stalagmites and stalactites. We also went to EkBalam Cenote Maya both very good experiences . When we arrived we were given a cold drink which was very welcome after the bus journey from the airport. The hotel staff are very friendly and are very helpful if you have any problems they will do their best to help. Depending on how long you stay you are entitled to book meals at the different restaurants within the large hotel complex. This is all included in your full inclusive deal,we went there for eleven days so were able to book five different restaurants Suggest that you book these all at once they fill up very quickly. . You are able to visit other hotels within the large complex just ask about the free little trains that run about between the large resort. Everything about this hotel is very good from when you first book in to the entertainment that is on offer each night to.when you are ready to check out and return home. Thank you to all the staff at Grand Bahia Principe Tulum for making our holiday.Mexico was one of our best date.

It's Big !!!
kempz62, Halstead, United Kingdom
Wed Jul 12 01:27:30 EDT 2017
Just returned from a very enjoyable holiday. Lovely friendly people, good room, excellent buffet and great choice of very good a la carte restaurants. Mediocre entertainment, better at the Coba but more mosquitoes.Lovely beach but unimpressed with the sea, very rough and rocky. Nice pools but you need to get up early to secure beds with shade.Safe is $5 dollars per day, we took a portable safe purchased on Ebay. WiFi is free in the lobby but extortionate to purchase for use over the rest of the complex. TIP: Download the Biongo APP before you go. £7.99 per month and cancel on your return, worked perfectly and no trouble cancelling. Sprawling complex littered with numerous carts to transfer you about, likened to london buses when you need one ( nothing for 15 minutes then all come at once). All in all a lovely holiday and would definately recommend the hotel as long as you like them big, only for this reason we would not return.

Wed Jul 12 00:00:49 EDT 2017
Well what ever I put in this review it will not do the hotel or staff any justice. I had read mixed review before flying out ... don't bother. The hotel is amazing. Being a fussy eater I was prepared to live off chips I was totally wrong, the food was amazing so many choices there wasn't a night I didn't stuff myself silly. The staff were always so helpful and friendly and would do anything for you, they kept the hotel and the rooms and complex spotless 24/7 they never stopped! The pool for me was way to hot to sit around and the beach was just so relaxing. I would recommend anyone considering Tulum or Coba to stay at Tulum, Coba seemed to be more in the jungle and therefore got bitten a lot more and the complex was huge. There was so much to do at the hotel also, we went jet skiing and swam with the turtles via the hotel and was the best experiences ever. We also went to XPLOR which was an amazing trip for thrill seekers and the FATCAT trip with Oscar. The mini bar was topped up everyday and our television broke on our last night but we reported it came back from tea and hey presto a brand new television waiting for us. My boyfriend and I fully relaxed and couldn't of done this without it being such a lovely place it felt like home!! Really did not want to leave and will hopefully be booking again for next year. Also a big thank you to "Freddie" the best bar man in the Lobby Bar - always greeted with a huge smile and entertainment all night while he works had me in stitches most nights.

Nice Holiday...but resort too big
Tue Jul 11 13:27:46 EDT 2017
Let me start by saying a few positives. Beautiful place, grounds well kept, staff polite courteous and can't do enough for you, food/drink in abundance, no problems with booking restaurants and trips. Picked up from Cancun airport with no issues.. air-conditioned bus to hotel was spacious and comfortable. Checking in was a breeze and concierge services to our room was extremely quick. The not so positives.. no drink offered on arrival.. Wanted $5 per day for a safe with a huge safe key.. ( seriously? That's $70 for the fortnight ) Free Wifi only available in the lobby unless you pay the premium $75 per week then you can have it in your room.. This is per 1 device.. Couldn't get a sun bed around the pool that was under cover for love or money. It became apparent that people who went on trips after 5/6 hrs came back and had their loungers saved.. I witnessed this on more than 1 occasion. Obviously the not saving sun bed rule is not enforced... The beach is nice but entering the sea you will need water shoes as very rocky. I suggest going further up the beach (as you are looking out to sea go left) as the beach is nicer and the waves not so big and easier to swim in... The hotel is huge and when I say huge I mean massive!!.. you have golf buggies everywhere and good luck to waving one down to go somewhere. Continuously watch your back with these buggies as your pathway and their road are one of the same and this can become very dangerous as witnessed on more than one occasion... you share the path with golf buggies.. pushbikes.. scooters and service trucks and children being as unpredictable as they are were often narrowly missed as lots of these scooters and bikes didn't even have lights on in the dark.... I understand the need for transport on this resort as mentioned it's huge, but it's only a matter of time in my opinion before an accident happens. Rooms are clean and tidy and fridge is filled everyday... our family in another part of the hotel had chocolate mints in their room.. animals made out towels etc... seems trivial but we was lucky to have 2 flannels. Our room although clean lacked the little things. Although we left a tip everyday on the bed, we had one day where our room was not made up at all but our fridge had been restocked and the tip we left on the bed had gone, made us wonder if the cleaner got "ANY" of the tips that we had left.. our guess is probably not. The shower although ok, the shower screen is not long enough and leaves the bathroom floor flooded. Check out was easy enough right up to the point of getting on the coach.. it was a free for all to get on.. the single file system was shambolic at best as people were just going around the side.. and the VIP lounge (at least this one) is definitely "NOT" worth the money.. toilet was disgusting, bins full and overflowing and not enough seating. Top Tips!!!..... 1..Don't bother with the safe.. buy a travel safe with a combination lock.. so much easier and cheaper. 2..Wifi.. if your happy with free wifi just in the lobby to check Facebook and emails then perfect.. but if you want internet 24/7 around the whole resort at a fraction of the price then install the app BOINGO... this will give you all the internet access you will need for £7.99 for the month.. when you have paid for it then cancel it, this will allow you a months wifi and then will automatically cancel after that time. I bought one for my phone and my wife managed to get it on both her phone and iPad for the one price. .. BARGAIN!! 3..Forgot items.. if like us you forgot deodorant and bug spray, don't go to the shop to buy these items... go to the hospitality room in the basement and there you will find boxes full of half used deodorant..hairspray..mosquito repellant..shampoo etc.. absolutely free.. great find and a great help.. so when you leave and to reduce the weight of your hand luggage I recommend taking your old toiletries clothes books etc down there. 4..Beach... suggest you take some cheap beach shoes and leave them there. 5...Tipping.. at your discretion but will go a long way.. our experience in tipping the cleaner and them not getting it has left a bitter taste in my mouth to be honest... I suggest you may want to think of tipping at the end of your stay and letting the cleaners know this. 6..Privledge Club.. These people will try a befriend you constantly in the lobby and will offer you freebies etc.. Just say "I'm good thank you and move on" They won't be offended and They didn't bother me too much. 7..Buffet... When using the buffet next to the lobby I seriously suggest walking through and using the adjoining room, it's the same buffet but this room is air conditioned and even if there isn't a table made up just sit there and they will come and make it up for you they are very good like that and they work so hard!! 8..Shopping.. So expensive at the resort. I suggest a taxi Down to 5th avenue.. $33 one way and approx $35 coming back as it's a different company if your catch a cab back.. if your only going to be three hrs the taxi will wait for you and bring you back. But with so many bars restaurants and shops why would you only stay for 3hrs?.. Senior frogs is a must, such a cool place to hangout. 9.. Gambling.. at the casino at the hacienda is fun but be aware when playing the slots you will be playing in u.s dollars but the payout is in Mexican dollars.. if you want to play and get paid in u.s dollars you will need to play the tables.. and while your playing the bar is free 😉 ..... Hope this review has helped.. In short.. I enjoyed my stay (2nd time to Mexico) and would definitely come back to Mexico again but it wouldn't be here... nice comfortable hotel, but way wayyyyyy!!!!! To big for us and there is better beaches and places to stay in Mexico.

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