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

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Good Family Trip
Stevenley, Manchester
Thu Sep 22 07:56:22 EDT 2016
Travelled start of August with wife and 2 children aged 10 & 12. I had read all the previous reviews so knew what to expect. Will try and keep it brief and just give some basic points - Thomas Cook - Flights were good and on time, We booked a private transfer as this was much quicker, never saw or heard from the Thomas Cook Rep once in 2 weeks ! Be warned about Cancun Airport..we had visited here last year so knew what to expect but it was Chaos ! - Resort - we actually prefer it being larger and being able to access the Coba facilities but we only tended to do this in the evenings when out for dinner at one of their 5 a la cartes. The Hacienda Don Isabel area were there are shops. Casino. bars was also a good addition. I also watched the Football early morning in the Corona Bar (Not included in the AI ), Resort itself was spotless and gardens and wildlife were great - Food - Was excellent and so much choice, yes sometimes they ran out of stuff in the buffet and it got very busy at key times but for the amount of people the cope really well and standard was good - A la carte - tried 8 different restaurants and all were good. Favourites were Le Gourmet at Coba and Pescador but each one was good. (was expecting great things at Don Pablo but when we went the AC broke and the staff seemed a little hot and flustered !) - Lunches - As we had upgraded to the hacienda we manage to get access to the Tequila restaurant for buffet lunch and our spot was to eat outside overlooking the Beach/ Sea - Service was more personable and a little tip now and then went a long way - Thanks Soul' - Weather - Something the resort can't control but only had 2 rainy days out of 12 days, some days were cloudy but the sun still shone through and can be very strong. - Entertainment - Day - was a little disappointed, We had access to the Hacienda Club Pool but this was too loud for us so prefer to get a spot on the higher pool of the main area were you could just pick and choice what you wanted to do. - Staff - On the whole very good and worked very hard, sometimes service was better than others but find your sections, I suggest find your regular spot, tip a little every day and the service will be great. Also speak to them and get to know them. - Rooms - A little out dated and we had a few issue along the way, once reported though these were quickly resolved. AC wasn’t the best but you had a fan which helped. - Excursions - My Daughter did the onsite Dolphin trainer for A day which was fantastic value and she loved it, she was there from 9.30 - 4.00 and only cost slightly more than the one hour sessions, we also did parasailing was a little expensive $140 for 2 for a ten minute flight. Went to Xplor and booked via the Bahia Tours. will review this separately but really enjoyed the day with my son there but would have made my own way there next time. Would I go back - Possibly but would probably try the sister hotel the Akumal as this looked a slightly higher standard. More>

August 2016 - Family Holiday of 10
Ireneyates57, Bolton Lancs England
Wed Sep 21 04:45:57 EDT 2016
We stayed at the Principe Hacienda Tulum last 2 weeks of August 2016. Family of 10 of family 2+1 (12yr old), 2+1(7yr old) and 2x2 adults ranging from 7yrs to 58yrs saying for 14 nights all inclusive. It rained for approx 4 of the days whilst we were there but only lasted approx 3-10 minutes nothing that you would have to get out of the pool for. As pool towels are provided if they get wet you can exchange them for dry ones. The kiosk for changing as the same as the one advertising scuba diving. The food is excellent, we really didn't feel the need to book at the restaurants as the buffet restaurants were more than satisfying that we didn't ever feel the need to look for the 24hr snack bar. Everything was hot, freshly cooked or replaced regularly nothing was left out for too long. The staff were very warm and welcoming (staff in the buffet restaurant were always rushed off their feet). The animation team were excellent and very amenable at all times and kept the pool in the Tulum section (as the Coba, Alkumel and Principe are all connected and transport between trains (like golf caddies) run very regular between them as too far to walk unless you very fit or just fancy a nice long stroll down the beach. The beach is one long stretch down the coastline which boarders the hotel all the way along this is why it is a Public Beach and the only reason why I stated that valuables may not always be safe. Safe deposit boxes available in each room. Visit on site to see or swim with the dolphins is $118 adult or children. Visit to Coco Bongos (owned we were told by Jim Carrey) $120pp. 21yrs to 50yrs old had a fantastic night and worth the $120 Taxi from Hacienda Tulum for 6 people $65 Trip to the jungle on quad bikes, includes zip lining, jumping from height into a lake the boys 12yrs, 21yrs, 22yrs and 52 yrs thought it was fantastic $69pp Packet of mini oreos (shop at hotel) $9 $ dollars are preferred but they will change it to pesos (keep track of exchange rate) especially when changed back to Sterling. it is a beautiful place we can't wait to go back again but you will need to take plenty of money if you want to go anywhere or any excursions. More>

Lindsay T,
Tue Sep 20 22:13:03 EDT 2016
We arived at this hotel and on the second day asked to be transferred the hotel it's self was so big it took us half a day to get to the beach the rooms it's self was not clean and didn't get cleaned thay was no Mexican atmopsher was supposed to be all inclusive but had to pay to wach the Mexican show at the bar you only got served if you flashed the dollars half of the bars were shut tho the day so you couldt get a drink the pools were shut for a day or two due to people using them as toilets there were big wedding party's in that were roudy drunk all day and night it took a good half hour to get to the bar for a drink then only for bar man to go to the person with the dollar in hand the best part of this hotel was the beach hotel lacked atmosphere was so big but could never find anything to do at night it reminded us of a retiment home for the rich !!!!! I have visted mexico on a few acasions but just felt like I could of bin any were in the world there wast a warm feel in the hotel iv had friends stay hear and thay loved it as thay had never visted mexico but I would try other places before hear More>

Claire Louise D,
Tue Sep 20 12:56:46 EDT 2016
Brilliant time had overall. The room was very big and spacious, perfect for the 2 of us. I would say that the electrics in the room were a little dodgy when plugging in the converters to use our own electrical goods from the uk. The light on the balcony didn't work and we figured out why, the wires were cut inside the room. We had a problem with the water not draining from the bath but as soon as we reported this it was resolved. The only other problem as such was lighting outside the rooms, sometimes they worked sometimes they didn't, which became a problem in the evening times and we had to use our torches on our phones. The wildlife was spectacular. I found the premium Internet was overly priced at 79 USD a week. The food was good and the restaurants were excellent. My partner did have severe problems with his stomach everytime after eating at the buffets, meaning that we had to change a couple of trips because of him being ill. This was reported to the Thomas Cook reps. Very disappointed with Miguel one of the reps as we booked our VIP trip to Coco Bongo's and paid for it on to be informed a few days later that the trip was overbooked and he had rearranged it for us for the Friday. Unfortunately, that was the Friday that we were traveling home and so we never made it to coco bongos, which was very disappointing indeed. Miguel should have checked before taking our money that the trip was available. Due to paying on card, and the exchange rates with the bank I am now out of pocket by a couple of pounds due to his error. But all in all it was a fantastic holiday and experience. I would also like to say a HUGE thank you to Aurora who was our waitress at the bar, she was fantastic. And the best most helpful member of staff that we came in to contact with and we both think she deserves a raise in her salary. Always had a smile on her face and was a pleasure to see her every evening. Would definitely go back to this hotel. The only other thing is the pool that the dolphins are in on the site is way too small for the amount of dolphins, and seems pretty cruel really. Maybe you could think about building a larger pool for them! More>

tootoot64, Dailly, United Kingdom
Mon Sep 19 08:12:59 EDT 2016
great hotel amazing friendly staff our waiter in the buffet Gumercido and waitress's Imelda and elsy were so helpful and made our time there so relaxing and enjoyable. The maid service was so good and our mini bar man Hector Hugo Barahona Olan was really helpful and very pleasant always smiling. And the entertainment staff at Tulam at the pool and at night were brilliant they work hard to make our stay so enjoyable and fun I would give 5 stars to the Hotel the location and the staff will definatly be back and looking forward to seeing these people again More>

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