Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values
Honeymoon*: Bottle of domestic sparkling wine, box of chocolates, surprise gift and 20% discount on spa treatments.

Grand Bahia Principe Coba emerges along beautifully manicured gardens, close to one of the best white sand beaches. A favorite among vacationers, this resort offers outstanding service, spacious accommodations, and fun-filled activities.

Specialty restaurants include exclusive dining within the resort, with a variety of international cuisines available. Experience tastes of the Mediterranean at Mediterraneo Restaurant, Italian at Portofino, seafood at Pescador, Japanese at Mikado, gourmet cuisine at Le Gourmet, and international cuisine with modernist design at Restaurante Oasis.

The active traveler will enjoy a variety of watersports. Scuba lessons are included, as well as snorkeling, windsurfing, boogie boarding, and tennis. Children will enjoy the mini-club and water park while adults can relax in one of the large 30 person Jacuzzis. The spectacular pools and lush gardens and beautiful architecture provide the perfect backdrop. The nightly shows and performances are the perfect way to end each fun-filled day.

Enjoy access to the facilities, restaurants, and bars at Grand Bahia Principe Tulum (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.

*Proof of marriage required. Must be within 6 months of original wedding date.


Cancun, Mexico (CUN) : 60 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2005
Accessible rooms: 12
Floors: 3
Total rooms: 1080


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory ***Important Information For Our Guests*** Please be aware that due to changing weather and ocean conditions, beach shapes and characteristics may vary.
Advisory Family Junior Suite requires a minimum of 2 Adults and 1 Child 12 and under. The hotel will not accept bookings if this minimum is not met. Family Master Suite requires a minimum of 2 Adults and 2 Children 12 and under. The hotel will not accept bookings if this minimum is not met.
Advisory Guests booking in any Family Suite categories must have a minimum of 2 Adults and 1 child (2-17 years). Hotel will not accept bookings if this minimum is not met.
Advisory The Municipality of Solidaridad will be charging an Eco Tax of 20.00 Mexico Pesos (approx. $1.10 USD) per room per night. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. These funds are being used to protect, maintain and conserve the natural beauty of the destination the area and its surroundings.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies: Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.
General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 star tripadvisor rating 15984 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    anniversary holiday

    fantastic time we had made some fab friends josef in pool bar was fantastic @ the guy who done the trips everyone was fab be back soon make sure youn take some spray you can get bitten alot coco bongo a must

    Nov 11, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good Family Resort

    While Mexico is a wonderful country to visit and the Riviera Maya is just stunning (we will definitely return one day), I’m not completely convinced I would return to the Bahia Principe Coba - not yet anyway! Overall, our stay at the hotel itself was enjoyable and we have no major complaints. The Grand Bahia resort provided everything we usually seek from an all-inclusive holiday and was essentially very similar to other destinations such as Turkey and the Greek islands. There were aspects which were both better and worse than previous family holidays in the sunshine. The resort itself is huge, with many restaurants and bars to choose from. The regular train/go cart service is very handy for a quick transfer between the main hotels of Cobá and Tulum. The grounds and landscaping is immaculate and certainly adds to the impressive grandeur of the whole place. The lobby entrances to both Cobá and Tulum were stunning. The a la carte restaurants were very enjoyable and we left each one very satisfied. The main buffet restaurant is good enough without being amazing. Fills a hole as the saying goes. The public buildings (lobby, reception, restaurants, etc) are all beautifully crafted with high roof pitches covered in a thick layer of traditional straw thatching. Even the parasols surrounding the pool showcased the detail which goes into this master craftsmanship. The children (8 & 10) really enjoyed themselves and made loads of friends. The excursions were fantastic (Maya Coba, Xel-Ha & Captain Hook), which allowed us to experience Mexico’s natural beauty (you must experience a swim in a cenote). To the finer details; and this is where we were a smidgeon disappointed. Overall the condition of the rooms, poolside, toilets and seating areas was good, although they are a little behind on general maintenance and keeping everything on a par with the above mentioned points on landscaping and architecture. Our room and bathroom was clean without being spotless. The AC worked ok but wasn’t adjustable at all. The plug hole in the bathroom sink released a subtle sewage smell from time to time and the fittings around the ‘jacuzzi’ bath were a bit grimy in the spots where a little more cleaning effort would normally be required. The main living area was fine and spacious enough; with tv, lights, mini-fridge and sockets all absolutely fine throughout. The main pool area was tended to very well by the staff and was always very clean indeed. The pool bar is in need of an upgrade or refit as the tiling was very tired and not finished to a good standard by whoever attempted any recent patching or repair work. The bar staff around the pools worked very hard to serve everyone as quickly and efficiently as possible - and we must give them a special mention for their efforts in what was sometimes a searing heat. Why on earth they are made to wear those full body, head to toe uniforms I’ll never know. Every single bar tender looked so hot and bothered. Surely a uniform consisting of shorts and T-shirt would be much more appropriate. Whether it’s intentional or not by hotel management to have only one bar tender at a time, I don’t know; but they seemed seriously understaffed when serving food and drinks during the day. We did feel a bit sorry for the bar staff. The pool attendants/lifeguard’s were far too officious, blowing their whistles at anyone who did anything more energetic than a quiet swim and paddle about the pool. Family fun around the pool is not something you get to enjoy too often - and these attendants were definitely not keen on allowing this to happen. I understand that they are probably just doing their job but their OTT whistling was a bit unnecessary at times. Overall, our stay at Bahia Cobá was a good one and we certainly wouldn’t rule out a return, however, we have asked ourselves if it’s worth the 10 hour flight to stay at a hotel which is arguably no better than the Mediterranean Tui Holiday Villages we’ve been to in previous years. Personally, the lure of Mexico itself would be more than worth the long flight rather than this specific hotel. That said, a little bit of investment and upgrading a few areas would absolutely persuade us to return here in the future.

    Nov 11, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Cleanest resort ever

    This was my first time at this resort and I was very pleased with how well kept and clean this huge resort was. The food was fantastic everywhere we ate. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Will definitely go again. Long ride from airport was the only downfall.

    Nov 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A great place to explore!

    We had a fun time at Grand Bahia Principe Coba! I know we had a few miscommunications with personal relations (for example we confirmed with the person had booked the teppanyaki at Mikado, only to be told on arrival we got put in Á la carte instead) and a few bumps but overall a great time! Mashua was a highlight and has great service, everyone was so wonderful to us. Especially our waiter Alfredo! He single handedly made our vaction great! There was a bunch of resteraunts we went to but nothing compares to this one. The food, the flavour, the atmosphere and the special little touches that leaves you with a smile when you leave the resteraunt. I have never seen such positive and accomidating staff. It blew my husband and I away! Alfredo and the manager Glaydis always went above and beyond and were always happy to see you happy (this brought us back 3 times!), He made you feel like family If you’re booking any of the resteraunts make it this one.. I promise you won’t be dissapointed! This hotel goes all out and we were fortunate to be present for dios de los muertos and halloween. They had a big celebration nov 1 for los dios de muertos and if you were at the buffet for halloween they had employees dressed up in front of the buffet, and they decked out the whole buffet in spooky decor including a smoke machine for the floor! They also had a haunted house and show (free) which was very well done! Whether you’re looking for a fun vacation or a relaxing one, you can do as much or as little as you like here. The animation staff were awesome! They always have energy and events going on and encourage others to have fun! Volleyball, water excersize, zumba, foam party you name it! I think our favorite activities were volleyball with Carlos and the zumba which was right by the pool! However if you’re looking to relax definetly go check out the spa. I personally had the mayan massage from Lilliana at the Coba spa and it was one of the best I ever had! I work at a spa, so I love to explore them when I go away.. and I defiently reccommend this one! You get to pick from a few essential oils if you wish. There’s also the option to get a massage on the beach but I reccommend going into the spa, there’s showers and lockers and a wonderful atmosphere. I can’t wait to return one day, hopefully with family and friends!

    Nov 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great resort for all kind of vacationers

    Grand Bahia Principe is a huge resort with several lobbies: Tulum, Akumel, Coba and private residencies at Sin'Kaa We stayed in Coba-that is the one that has a small waterpark for kids. I feel that the service was so well thought, that all families with kids got to stay around this pool with a waterpark in Coba, and folks without kids had a more quiet place further into the resort, close to the second pool, with no kids-which I think is very thoughtful. There are several restaurants on the premises. We tried Mexican Cozumel, which was excellent! And the Mediterranean, which was subpar in terms of the service, food choice and ambiance. But the octopus appetizer there was amazing! Coba hotel is not close to the beach, so if you want to go to the beach, you have access to it by traveling on a electro-cart, which is free and comes every 5 or so minutes. A bit inconvenient (I am just used to be right at the beach I guess), but not a big deal. There are two beaches: Coba and Tulum (not the "real" Coba and Tulum, just by the name of the hotels that belong to the premises), which are connected. Both beaches are great, there are free snorkeling and kayak rental. Also, the resort has it's own dolphinarium, where you can see dolphins shows for free and have an interactive experience with dolphins (around $100 per person, but sometimes there are better deals) The resort also offers 18+ adult only beach, as well as hotel, if you want to get away from kids' noise :) Donna Isabella Hacienda is another location within the resort, that you travel to by the card-offers variety of shows, a market with local gifts and Casino. The buffet was amazing-lots of fresh seafood, a plethora of desserts (goodbye, thin waste) and very friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere! My birthday was on Nov 9 and the staff, Maria especially, made sure that they helped my kids to set up a very special table. There are plenty of activities during the day from 5K run to yoga, dancing and water polo. Kids' club, sports bar, gym, spa-you name it. The owners definitely made everything possible for their guests to not leave the hotel :))) I loved that they did not use plastic straws fro their drinks (or any straws), and encourage to reuse and properly replace the beach towels-definitely environmentally friendly concept which I appreciate. Overall I highly recommend this hotel-one of the best experiences in Mexico!

    Nov 11, 2019
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