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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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HOTEL LOCATION
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
AKUMAL
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Local Phone: 011529848755000
Fax: 011-52-984-875-5001
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking(Complimentary)
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (On property.)
Pools
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.
Golf: NEARBY
Holes: 18
Green Fees: Fee Required
Tennis
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
HOTEL DETAILS
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
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
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.
ROOM TYPES
JUNIOR SUITE SUPERIOR
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
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUPERIOR ROOM
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
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
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
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
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
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
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
PlayGround
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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Recent Visit
val25Liverpool, liverpool
Thu Dec 01 09:44:52 EST 2016
Returned today from this hotel after enjoying a 2 week break Hotel good overall staff are so friendly Large room and the whole of the resort was very clean Food in the restaurants which you booked was excellent Really enjoyed the Brazilian and Mexican Buffet had plenty of choice but food was always cold Hotel very big and we missed one of our bookings as we waited forty minutes for golf buggy and were unable to get on due to large number of people Found it disorganised and did raise it with customer relations Ed was very helpful and arranged another booking for us Very professional guy I did resent having to pay $5 a day for a safe having travelled all over the Caribbean where they are supplied as standard Holiday excellent overall but should look to address the issues raised

GREAT RESORT, COLD BUFFET FOOD
alanerobson, Wirral, United Kingdom
Thu Dec 01 09:13:33 EST 2016
This hotel is amazing , only let down by cold food at the buffet, and 24 hr snack bar, always cold ,and that does cause illness, on arrival we wete given a letter telling us of illness on the resort, there are 2 restaurants on the resort tulum, and i would advise to go to all twice , great food , great staff, we did book the italian @20hrs and were told be at the lobby for a golf buggy at 19.25, we arrived at 1918, as there is buggies running every ten minutes, 19.55 1 arrived it was full, no one to advise what to do, the worker at the buggy area just shrugged his shoulders, there were unusused buggys everywhere, so we had to have COLD buffet again, COLD FOOD IS THE PROBLEM FOR THE ILLNESSES,pools are great as the beaches are, i would not go to restaurants in coba , you might not get back. We spent our nights in bar akumal ,some good nights, some goog music , however most nights the music stopped at 21.50, thats much too early , should be music and entertainment on till 23.45. As the disco was on coba too far away , and you might not get back with the poor service the buggies run. COME ON TULUM LIVEN THE BAR AKUMAL UP, IWOULD GO BACK HERE IFT HE FOOD WAS HOT , you seem to be having trouble keeping it hot, i think all your staff are really nice , THANK YOU

Fun in the Sun
Troy G,
Thu Dec 01 08:55:36 EST 2016
I had a wonderful time in Mexico thanks to the Grand bahia Principe Tulum.The staff is friendly and the resort has something exciting for all ages. I celebrated my friends wedding during the week of Day of the Dead, it was a cultural fiesta. Enjoy your stay, I did.

Value for money in beautifully maintained surroundings
Kathryn R, Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Thu Dec 01 08:45:14 EST 2016
I have just returned from the Grand Bahia Principe Tulum. This hotel is good value for money compared to many hotels in Mexico. This was my fourth stay at either Tulum or Coba parts of the complex. The all inclusive includes international brands and a great number of cocktails, with strawberry daiquiri and pina colada pretty much on tap what more can you ask for?? There are a few gripes but these are pretty small to be honest. A few times I had to ask for milk when I went to grab a cup of tea. Lots of people coming around the pool, bringing animals to "pay to have your photo taken", temporary tattoos, dolpinarium etc. but they do not harass you. Room smelt damp and some of the maintenance not the greatest but they do try to sort any problems out. Paying for the safe - come on 4* this should be included. The gardens and the complex as a whole is very well maintained. The gardeners and pool staff who are always forgotten, work tirelessly to keep things looking smart. A huge well done to you all!!! Sadly there was significant refurbishment taking place in the lobby area, which resulted in 50% of the lobby being closed off and the roof thatch being removed - not so great on the odd day of heavy rain. Especially when the free wifi, only works in the main lobby area. It was noisy in the lobby area which is to be expected but could also be clearly heard at the bar and main pool area. But I did stay before the start of the main season in Mexico - and proof that the hotel makes it a priority to keep the facilities refreshed and in good order. The vast majority of the restaurant staff work very hard to look after you. Special praise to Edwin in the Yucatan, who looked for me most meals and sourced me a table. As a lone traveller that was quite comforting. As I say though, so many of the staff are really lovely and if you chat with them and sayplease and thank you it means so much to them. Sadly they have to take more than a little unacceptable behaviour from some guests. There is so much to choose from in the buffet restaurants and the quality is generally pretty good. With fish and meat being cooked freshly all the time as well as pasta and the core food items. Salad all very high quality and deserts - Dangerous!!! The pools and surrounding areas were pretty quiet. Whenever I have stayed previously, if you weren't at the pool by 7.30 you had no chance of a sunbed with shade - if a chance of a sunbed at all. This time however, despite high guest numbers, there was no such issue. Still got those who cannot break the mind-set of having to reserve their chosen sunbed before the sun rises then not come down to use It until several hours later. Same in the restaurant to be honest. Whatever time I went for breakfast, lunch or dinner, I was able to easily find a table. Back to the pool Ari at the main pool bar works his socks off literally all day without let up. Again thanks is very limited. He was very proud to be telling me that on his day off one day he was going to be painting in his house. bought a smile to his face - treating these people who look after us on our trips, as human beings, is not too much to ask surely. Several times sadly though guests snapped at the staff, snapped their fingers to get their attention and no pleasantness at all. It makes me sad. The service at the main bar - and pop up bar in the evening is an improvement on previous trips. This used to be one of the hotels poorer points in my opinion but is now much improved. You can do as much or as little as you like during the day, there are activities if that is what you want but equally they will leave you to sit around the pool on the beach if that is what your holiday is all about. Only thing I would say to avoid, unless money is no object, is the spa. It is very expensive, with the quickest massage (25 minutes) costing $65 USD. I don't believe it is good value at all. Which is a shame as it is something I am normally keen to have when on holiday as well as at home.

Awesome resort,
Beverly Ann K, Phoenix, Arizona
Wed Nov 30 12:57:16 EST 2016
We stayed at this beauty resort for two wonderful weeks - Nov 15 - 29, 2016. The extensive buffet food was always fresh, beautifully presented and tasty! We experienced 6 Carte restaurants, all were excellent but Italian not our favourite. The resort itself is huge and the trollies are sometimes busy but a fun way to travel. Every single glorious day we met another friendly staff person who was genuinely gracious, hardworking and friendly. Occasionally, we met a grumpy bartender but I think it was due to the rudeness of some drunk customers. The grounds, our room and general facilities were clean and comfortable even though the lobby was under construction. My less-than-positive comments include the additional cost ($5.00/day) for a room safe key! Obviously this place takes great care in hiring top-notch employees, and I don't understand why they wouldn't include the safe into the overall cost of the room thereby protecting their employees from any temptation of theft! The clients this resort serve come from all over the world and we most certainly want our passport & valuables protected! Come on Bahia - reexamine this cash grab. Also, I was very saddened to see dolphins kept in a teeny tiny pool to entertain those willing to pay - seems inhumane to me, in the same way as the poor little donkey a Mexican vendor brought to the Mexican Fiest. As that donkey stood on the concrete for those long hours while some people used him as a photo prop, I felt sorry I paid the additional cost of that Fiesta. Maybe this is just Mexico, but this treatment of animals goes against my values. These negatives aside.... the resort is worthy of revisiting!



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