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

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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Anastasia T,
Thu Apr 28 18:05:35 EDT 2016
It was my first all inclusive trip and let me tell you I will be coming back. We had no idea what to expect coming into the hotel and we were pleased with basically everything. We flew with air canada so we got the safety box and 4 a la cart dinners. We booked our excursions right after our welcome meeting and that was no problem. Right after that we went to book our 4 a la cart dinners and we got the best times possible for all 4, 6pm for 1 and the rest were for 7. The nightlife was awesome for two single girls in their early 20's. Start the night at the hacienda, then go to the disco, then the snackbar for more drinks and food to continue the night. The golf carts were always offering to pick us up and one of them drove me all the way to my room at 4 am which was nice . The service at the bar was sometimes slow but with that many people, my service can get slow too when I work the bar so just appreciate what you get, they work hard. The entertaining staff are great always making sure you're having a good time. The buffet was amazing, never got old. We always got good service, yes we tipped well but these people rely on our tips. If we can afford to fly from Vancouver to Cancun we can afford to tip. Ac worked well and rooms were clean. The only issue we really had was 1) the shower doors let water leak, used towels we wouldn't use to soak up the water. And 2) no ventilation or Windows in the washroom, if someone took a poop is was stinky and would not clear up quickly. Otherwise, after graduation in April 2017, you will find me relaxing at the beach in the grand Bahia PrĂ­ncipe tulum with a drink in my hand. Cannot wait! Mucho gracias! More>

It was okay.
Debbie C, Moncton, Canada
Thu Apr 28 16:13:55 EDT 2016
Grand Bahia Principe Tulum My husband and I stayed here with another couple for one week. The resort staff keep the grounds in immaculate condition. It was beautiful, the buildings look well kept also. Everything was very clean. All of the staff were very friendly. When we booked this resort we did not realize it was mainly a French resort and we speak English so it was a bit challenging at times as the staff really cater to the French… for example, activities were in French only in the area we were in. We had asked to change rooms to a King bed rather than two double beds pushed together. We were told the only room they had was in a French building. We did not care and so we took it. We just found it interesting that they would even say that. The beach is nice but much much nicer at the “French” end. The pool is larger at the “English” end of the resort. We tried to take a trolley from the french end and was told it was for “special people.” I like to think all guests are special so my husband was not impressed when he had to walk to the other end when our room key did not work. There were a lot of kids but they all seemed well behaved. We ate at 3 restaurants. Our preference, but most difficult to get into, was Don Pablo’s fine dining restaurant. The dress was formal with men to wear long pants and shirt with sleeves. It was an excellent evening. The staff were lovely, took care of us promptly, and the food was not only well presented but delicious. I had one of the best steaks I’ve ever eaten. The desert was good but quite large so beware. Loved the soup idea, even though I didn’t have any I did try my husbands and it was really good. They bring you the solids, displayed nicely, in a bowl and then they pour the liquid over it. The next restaurant we favoured was the Japanese Mikado Restaurant. A short trolley ride over to Cabo is necessary. It is also formal dining but well worth the dress. The waiters were wonderful, food was presented well and tasted very good. We did not get to sit in the Captain’s room (not sure if that’s what it’s called) as they were full. Then we ate at the Gran Tortuga - Rodizio. It was a salad buffet with vegetables and meat of your preference being delivered to your table. The food and service was good. The main buffet food was just okay but the variety of food was unbelievable. You wouldn’t leave there hungry as there seemed to be something for everyone. Breakfast was very good here and at the french end of the resort where the smaller restaurant buffet was. They are very strict on men wearing shirts and bathing suits covered. Evening shows were fun and sometimes quite funny. They are held in the bar and I wouldn’t miss them. The entertainment was good and the place gets full each night until 11 pm when everything shuts down. Our rooms were very neat and tidy. The fridge did not get completely stalked each day. The bathroom was clean. The bed was hard but fairly comfortable. If you want a King bed know that they consider 2 double beds put together a king so be sure and clarify before getting to the room. A room with an ocean view may mean you have to look hard to see the water between the trees. I would not pay extra for a room with a view. Our air conditioner in our first room was great but in the second one it struggled. At night it was too warm to sleep well although the room was cool when we returned from the beach in the afternoon. AC goes off with patio door open, which is fine, but good to know. More>

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Qbob613, Powell, Ohio
Wed Apr 27 11:40:28 EDT 2016
We had a great time at the all inclusive Grand Bahia PrĂ­ncipe Tulum. The room was large and spacious. The grounds were clean and well kept. The swimming pools were lovely! We enjoyed the restaurants and night life. Booking excursions was easy. Golf carts will take guests anywhere at frequent intervals. We liked the shops next to the casino, but the casino was a huge disappointment. Also, the beach is a golf cart trip away...not really walkable, but that was not an issue for us. Cons would include how dark the area was in the room around the closet, the lack of hooks in the bathroom, and the inconsistency of snacks in the room refrigerator. Another concern is the lemur population. Lemurs were roaming in the outdoor restaurants around the swimming pools, climbing on tables and relieving themselves on restaurant floors. I know the resort is in their habitat, but it seems controlling lemur access to restaurant tables would be beneficial. Another concern is that the resort is quite a distance from the airport which could be problematic. Having to leave the resort 3-4 hours before one's flight and still fighting heavy traffic not only cuts into one's time at the resort, both ways, but also into one's nerves. These are minor issues. If travelers have a positive attitude and look forward to an amazing trip, it will indeed be a great experience. I would love to go back to the area but would probably try a different resort...not because it wasn't enjoyable, but just because I'd stay closer to the airport and maybe on the beach. We took several excursions, one to a cave...swam in...and also went to the ruins of Tulum. Both were quite wonderful! Gus was our guide and he was excellent. Another day, we took an excursion into Playa Maya to shop. It was great fun, even though we had to stop at a jewelry store in order to secure the free trip into town. In town, we had a free lunch and time to shop. I would recommend taking excursions! More>

It's Mexico
bigblock1970, Kitimat
Wed Apr 27 08:06:23 EDT 2016
Grand Bahia Príncipe Tulum We came to this resort for a wedding.They did a fantastic job! Wedding was awesome, ceremony was awesome, reception same, highly recommended wedding planners.Sometimes they have 4 in a day! A few notes about the place; Ac took some time for us to figure out.We had it cranked all the way to coldest.Doesnt work too well this way.Leave it between 10-15 works great Maintenance slow at times, and quick at other times I've read get a building close to this, close to that.Doesnt really matter, if it's close to beach it's far from dinner buffet .Either way a walk in the sun is good. Trams not on schedule very often, always seem to be going the other way when you need them Trams too fast,reckless, scary on roads.I would hate to have a toddler out there. Musty mouldy smell.When we first arrived the rooms were very mouldy smelling.We changed rooms immediately to a room that smelled less mouldy.Still concerning Beach is very good,very warm beautiful water.Make sure to grab some buns to feed the fish.There is a few big ones in there too I've been to friendlier resorts for sure, not a lot of random holas! Bring a power bar, only two plugs in each room and they're funny sunk in single plugins.You will see what I mean. Food at the buffet is pretty good I forgot my key in the room, they wouldn't come and open it, had to walk back to the lobby.The resort is very big, too big for me.Too impersonal at times. Ala cartes; The majority of the restaraunts are on the coba side and you need to take a tram Also a very annoying part is they specify long pants and closed toe shoes at a few places.We dress up like they want and there are people in shorts and sandals.I packed extra pants and shoes for this reason alone! La gran tortuga-Brazilian steakhouse We went twice here First time was great, second time not Meat is fantastic, don't eat too much salad bar cause the meat keeps coming ... Hopefully Caipirinhas were awesome and will get you hammered in no time... Order more! And they have special coffees they make on a wheeled cart, ask! Service was very slow second time, had to ask for almost everything, you can flip your card all you want, if nobody comes by ....meat,drinks, special coffees etc.very disappointed in the service Food 5/5 both times Service 2/5 second time, 4/5 first time Oasis-international Started out with a no,couldn't do it we had 6 people , a 4 person reservation and a two.Wanted to add all together, couldn't do that ,meanwhile place is half empty, 6 person empty tables all set everywhere you look.Same case in every ala carte resteraunt on the premises.Obviously not in the business to make money,cause they'd all go broke,service is hit and miss at all the resteraunts Salad bar ok Soup/ vegetable cream,3/5, not hot only lukewarm fish soup,for those that like fish soup 4/5 lukewarm Green peppercorn newyork steak 4.5/5 Mikado- Japanese We went twice 1 table (3/5)and 1 show table(4.5/5) Show table you get more food and the cook actually are talented.Ive been to some high end Japanese steakhouses and this guy was better Spring roll- delish Beef-had 2 , first one was not cooked well, they replaced it, second was awesome after I complained Tapioca-awesome Fish broth, too fishy for some, miso soup ,fishy,very salty, not very good Second time at the show table they make you fried rice and vegetables, cook your meat in front of you( if they get it right you'll have your share) Le gourmet 3.75/5 Food was only lukewarm at best of times, soup was very good, salad dressing was best part,dessert was very good, ladies loved flambé surf&turf very small, I had Salad Asparagus cream was outstanding Tenderloin-not hot lukewarm at best Chocolate/vanilla ice cream for dessert, yum Others in my group had; Salmon 3/5 Surf turf 3/5 Soup 5/5 Flambé 4/5 Le pescador-seafood restaraunt-4/5 I'm not a big seafood fan so that's why I'm having chicken.This was the only ala carte we could get this day, also our first one, no doubt all the others were half empty.... They have a great salad bar to start and dessert bar to end Was probably one of the best for us Baked chicken was good, warm not hot Salad bar4/5 Asparagus soup, 4/5 Dessert bar4/5 More>

Nickel and dime you
Tue Apr 26 17:33:54 EDT 2016
This place is terrible for destination wedding. They charge you for every little thing from drapes to chairs and flowers. They charge you a flat fee but what does that fee even cover since everything is extra$$$$ I would not recommend having your wedding here! The service is terrible. I have had nothing but problems and so many additional fees. Don't get married here!!! More>

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