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:
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.
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
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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Hot water and hot food go missing..
fourpens, Oxford, United Kingdom
Thu Jan 19 06:11:53 EST 2017
6 adults in our group, all seasoned traveller's and all disappointed with the complete lack of ability to get a plate of hot food to the table! (We include the Brazilian and Mexican restaurants here, the exception being Mikado Japanese at Coba which is excellent). Yes, there is a great choice and plenty of it but hot seems to be beyond their capabilities? Same goes for showers in the apartment, never more than lukewarm. Staff are warm and friendly. Great pool area and a superb variety of excursions to suit all. Not that great a beach, bit gritty and narrow with rocks hidden under the sand in some places. We were there as the fire raged in the bar/entertainment area. No sprinklers, apparently it was classed as an outside building so they were within the law, never mind the hundreds of guests in there every night, save some money and don't install fireguards! Luckily it was open sided so everyone could just leg it and no-one was hurt. Hope they rebuild with fire prevention in mind! Been to the Yucatan 5 times and will definitely go back but not to this one.

alisonleahy21, London, United Kingdom
Thu Jan 19 01:17:37 EST 2017
We stayed at the grand side not the luxury from 2 January for 2 weeks the resort is amazing the beach is lovely the staff are helpful and friendly there are a few that are a bit grumpy but not many our room was large and very clean with a brilliant sea view the restaurants were good the choice of food in the Buffett could have been better we had a very helpful waitress called Deon The carpets in the corridors where the bedrooms are need to be replaced as they are badly stained and the restaurants need to make sure that all guests use hand gel when entering the restaurants but apart from that we had a very good time

Fabulous family holiday
Leanne D, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada
Wed Jan 18 10:27:09 EST 2017
My husband and I stayed at the Grand Bahia Principe Coba in 2010 and loved it. This time we were returning with our kids (ages 9 and 11) and decided to stay at the Tulum as it is closer to the beach. It was a great stay! Our room (3512) was close to the beach, pools, buffet and the Tequila Restaurant which you can eat at for breakfast and lunch. Our room was large and comfortable and the fellow who cleaned it each day did a great job. The pools are great and the beach was wonderful. There is a break water so even on the windy days we were still able to play in the water. If you walk down past the rental place for kayaks, paddle boards, etc there were lots of fish in the water if you want to do a quick snorkel. Good selection in the buffet. The Mikado Japanese restaurant was our favourite by far!!! Make your reservation the day you arrive and try to get a seat at the table where they cook in front of you. We did one day at Xel-ha which we all loved and felt was worth the money. Also hired a van and driver to take 8 of us for the day to Chichen Itza, Valladolid for lunch, and then swimming in a cenote. If you have time to take a taxi into Akumal, la Cueva del Pescador is a fabulous place for lunch! We also took a bunch of school supplies down to the after school program/library in Akumal (Hekab Be Biblioteca). Great for the kids to see. Akumal has changed a lot in 7 years and we were disappointed that the swimming with the turtles is now so expensive and structures. But the village is great for buying souveniers, and vanilla, and there are some nice beach bars if you want to explore. This is my favourite part of Mexico and we will return to stay at the Grand Bahia Principe Tulum again one day!!

lovecancun2015, Vancouver, Canada
Tue Jan 17 15:02:20 EST 2017
i was sceptical of this resort why well we didn't chose it my niece was getting married there so we had no choice but after arriving there i was impressed by the staff they got us through reception rather quickly and in our room within 20 mins the room was nice not the best location but still nice for the money it cost they had a great adults section and beach with bar and restaurant right there drinks where good food was vary good and room service was quick for a four star resort it definitely lived up to its rating i was exspecting a lot less cons its a long ride from airport lots of kids running amok during the day but it isn't a adults only resort so it is what it is would i return yes if i was on a budget there is other options in room classifications so id go for one of those for sure again i was there for a wedding so i followed the family again not bad for the price .

Pleasant, Relaxing Atmosphere
oreocookiemonster, US
Tue Jan 17 13:42:58 EST 2017
GPB Tulum is one of four resorts on property. Depending on your package, options vary from your ability to eat and drink amongst all four. We exchanged through RCI which enabled us open access to all properties. Tulum offered nightly entertainment and daily pool activities. The buffets offered quite a variety of food and would be surprised if anyone stated they could not find something they liked. I personally found the buffet at Akumal to have better Sushi though. We tried the Mexican Restaurant in Tulum, impossible to leave hungry. The Brazilian in Akumal was a bit questionable in the beef department however and endless assortment throughout our meal. Tried the French restaurant in Coba, was good however one caution, if you don't recognize the menu item ask. Otherwise you will end up with duck liver. The Japanese restaurant in Coba was excellent. The Staff was great, everyone was friendly and helpful. Two disappointments however. There was no wait service in any of the general pool or beach areas unless you are in an exclusive area. Although we were in the "Privilege Club", that area was on the Akumal property, not Tulum so was inconvenient for us go there. The second was the beach. The entire beach property is protected by a berm about 100 feet out. Although this protects the shoreline, it prevents much of the marine life from entering the area making snorkeling pretty much non-existent. This also deters any real water sports as well. The area behind the berm is also protected and is off limits. Lastly, the property had a pretty significant fire while we were there. It destroyed the open air bar which provided nightly entertainment and was adjacent to the lobby. Notice from the pictures that all common areas have thatched roof structures. With the wind blowing as it was, I was surprised they were able to contain the damage. I do give credit to the staff however as there were no serious injuries. They worked throughout the night to contain and clean the area and was pretty much business as usual the next day.

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