Grand Bahia Principe Coba

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2018 Exceptional Values
Honeymoon*: Bottle of domestic sparkling wine, box of chocolates, surprise gift and 20% discount on couples massage.

2019 Exceptional 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.

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*Proof of marriage required. Must be within 6 months of original wedding date.
Grand Bahia Principe Coba is located in the mangroves behind Grand Bahia Principe Akumal.
Address: CTRA CHETUMAL , KM 250-A

Local Phone: 011-52-984-875-5
Fax: 00-52-984-875-50 01
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Casino Nearby (On-site)
Number of Pools: 2

Swim-up Bar
Two lagoon swimming pools with sunshades & Teka sunbeds at the Premier section.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: Fee Required
Number of Courts: 3
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Bicycles: Complimentary
Other Sports: On request:Soccer, Basketball, Volley-ball, Boogie boards.
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
As of of 01/01/18 safety deposits boxes will be included in the rates. Beach:
Year Opened: 2005 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
Hotel does NOT permit Spring Breakers. Must be at least 18 years old to check in. Coupon system for a la carte restaurants.
1 king bed or 2 full beds, sitting room area, sofa bed, hydromassage bathtub with shower
Rollaways Available, Rollaway Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
1 king bed or 3 full beds, sitting room area, sofa bed, hydromassage bathtub with shower, children's amenities, minibar with drinks for children included.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Connecting with Junior Suite Superior. Special amenities pack upon arrival. Welcome basket with sweets. Welcome kit with t-shirt and cap. Kids' bathrobe and slippers. Upgraded minibar for kids and adults. Up to 8 guests. 1 king bed or 2 full beds.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Grand Bahia Principe Coba features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-Coupon system for a la carte restaurants.
There are 9 Restaurants at Grand Bahia Principe Coba:
Mediterraneo - Mediterranean restaurant Open for Dinner 6:00pm-10:30pm
La Casita - 24 hour snack buffet
El Pescador - Seafood restaurant Open for Dinner 6:00pm-10:30pm
Cozumel Buffet - Buffet Restaurant exclusive to Premier guests Breakfast- 7:00am-10:30am Lunch- 12:30pm-3:30pm Dinner- 6:30pm-10:30pm
Kukulcan Buffet - Main International Buffet: Breakfast- 7:00a-10:30 Lunch- 12:30pm-3:30pm Dinner- 6:30pm-10:30pm
Portofino - Italian Restaurant Open for Dinner 6:00pm-10:30pm
Le Gourmet - International Gourmet Open for Dinner 6:00pm-10:30pm
Mikado - Japenese restaurant Open for Dinner 6:00pm-10:30pm
Piscis - Snack buffet
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Games and organized activities. Aerobics and Merengue lessons. Kids' waterpark and children's spa.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
International entertainment program (day and night programs). Casino offers 85 slot machines, sport bets, roulette tables, craps table, and hybrid machines with electronic dealers.
The Kids Club is available from 9:00AM - 5:00PM offering daily activities. Baby Station for children 2-6 years.
Applicable Ages: Ages 4 - 12
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool
On-site kid's waterpark! The hotel offers adjoining rooms and cribs on request (based upon availability).

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
5101 Recommend
5101 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Grand Bahia Principe Coba to their friends and family

Latest Apple Vacations Review >>
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 15053reviews
What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Simply Amazing
Dec 13 2018
Wonderful experience! I highly recommend. I do not often leave reviews but felt that this one was well deserved. We booked this resort via Apple Vacations. Our stay was “All Inclusive”. Food and service was simply amazing. Also plenty of restaurants to choose. The villas are not new, but very well kept. We are planning to book this resort again next year.
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Another great vacation in the books!
Dec 12 2018
Wonderful vacation. We loved the resort, food, entertainment and location. Anyone who write any bad comments regarding this property needs to stay home as obviously nothing will satisfy them.
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Dec 11 2018
We had a great trip, the food was excellent! Room service needed work a room was left dirty one day and no clean towels another day. JC a manager in entertainment was exceptional! We enjoyed the trip overall but preferred the Tulum pool area, it had so much more to do and the entertainment was so much better there!
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The adult only jacuzzi
Dec 10 2018
I was not happy with the unsupervised children playing in the jacuzzi. There were also 6 month old babies in floats in the jacuzzi. I thought it was adults only.
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A Little to Large for Us, but Good Overall
Dec 07 2018
First I want to comment on Apple Vacations. Over the years, we have travelled with Apple many times with positive results. Their charter flight packages have been priced fairly and have delivered what you thought you were buying, especially their Perks Plus package. You paid the price advertised by Apple on their site and that was it. If you wanted the upgraded Perks Plus package, you paid an additional small amount to receive what ostensibly was their first class which included the large first class seats (2 on each side of the aisle instead of 3 seats), 2 alcoholic beverages (if you chose to have them) and a small box meal. Unfortunately, this appears to be no longer the case, at least with Frontier Airlines charter flights. We felt a bit deceived and disappointed because the Apple Vacation agents didn’t tell us of this change until we had already paid for the trip. Instead, after purchasing our vacation, we were told that we could pay an additional fee for our suitcases (checked and carry on) through apple, or we could go directly through Frontier and buy one of their bundles (luggage and seat upgrade in our case). The additional cost made the great price we thought we were getting through Apple much less of a bargain. Caveat Emptor, I guess, but maybe Apple Vacations could be a bit more up front on this new pricing scheme. As far as the Grand Bahia Principe Coba, I would agree with the vast majority of the comments that I read before choosing the hotel. The hotel is monstrous in size, and although they provide cart transportation to get around, it is not always predictable. The free wifi is very limited. Daily activities are average for the all-inclusive experience. And speaking of all inclusive, the term is a bit deceiving. We’re not wine drinkers, but our friends told us that the better wines came with an extra charge. Also, the thursday night Mexican Fiesta comes with an additional fee: $18 per person for the show; $38 per person for the show and the meal. And of course, as mentioned in many reviews, the beach is not very appealing. Our room was of ample size and good, cleaned well daily, and mini-fridge stocked daily with our requested items. Good pools, plenty of seating. The staff was on par with most all inclusive hotels, although at times overwhelmed in the buffet despite the occupancy not being terribly high. We had a good time and really got what we expected and paid for. No real surprises nor serious complaints. We would now, however, return due to the size of of the complex. We prefer something a bit more compact. While we would not recommend the hotel over many others that we have stayed at, we would not discourage anyone from choosing the hotel.
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Great for couple or family!
Dec 05 2018
We are a young couple that just got back from our Apple Vacations trip to Bahia Principe Coba in Cancun! We had a great time! The food was ok in the buffet areas but excellent in the nicer dinner experiences, which were also included in this all inclusive resort. If you are going without children you do not feel bothered by the families and younger children that are there, as the pool areas are separately nicely keeping most families more over by where the water park and shallower sections of the pool are. With that being said, if you are a family this resort seems like a great fit for small children as well. The water park was very nice and lots of kids looked like they were having a blast. They also had special children friendly food at the buffets that was at kid's height and had a club house for the kids to play games in. Lots of adult entertainment as well and while I have been to a few different resorts in Cancun, this by far had the highest quality performances I have seen. The adult beverages were good as well! Can't suggest this place enough! Great for a romantic getaway or a trip with the family and the staff is TOP NOTCH!
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We were so pampered!
Nov 20 2018
From arrival to departure. Treated so well. Everything was wonderful If I were to find any complaint it would be that the beach was rocky getting into the water. But you could just walk down the beach a little ways and find a good swimming spot and lots of fish. We did have a little trouble at lunch time getting attention from the waiters. Soon found out, just find a table that's set and sit down. The resort was beautiful, everything was clean, many days they came to our door with chocolate covered fruit. Robes and slippers. We thought we had a problem the first day with the A.C. but it was because we left our patio door open just a crack and the system automatically shut it off. Well, that was an easy fix and they arrived within minutes of our phone call. Just cant say enough good about this resort and the Royal treatment we received being an Apple vacation customer.
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What a GREAT time
Nov 19 2018
First time at Coba. Do NOT pay attention to the few bad reviews!!!! The Hotel was one of the cleanest I have ever stayed at. The service was great and the employees were always happy and helpful. Thr pool was always clean and the grounds were well taken care of. The beach was nice (A little rocky) but it is the location. The seaweed at the beach is nature!!! But the workers keep it clean. The restaurants were great. The buffet was OK, it is a buffet, it's kind of like a cruise ship. A lot of different kinds of food. All in all it was a great time and a great place. I will be back!!!
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This was our first experience at an all inclusive.
Nov 17 2018
We compared the vacation to cruises which we have done many of. We went on this vacation at the recommendation of our wonderful travel agent. Overall, it was very relaxing and enjoyable. When we checked in, we were never told where to find the information about daily shows. We didn't find " the board" until 3 days into the trip. The maps weren't accurate as to where the shows were, or there were named places for the activity that didn't exist on the map. This was frustrating. Being allowed to smoke at the pools, on the beach and in the main courtyard/entertainment/meeting area was very frustrating and unhealthy as well. The Brazilian Premier Restaurant was delicious, but the atmosphere left much to be desired. It was overly warm and we felt very rushed. Our room was spacious, clean and very comfortable. It would have been helpful to know(by a small sticker on the window) that the sliding door MUST be all the way shut for the a/c to work. The transportation throughout the resort was very convenient and the staff was friendly and helpful. The "Thank You" dinner and entertainment was very nice from Apple, but again, the restaurant was excessively hot. We felt very safe and truly enjoyed sailing everyday- Something that's impossible on a cruise. We do like the formality of a cruise for meals in particular. Transportation to and from the airport was very good too. Especially going back to the airport in a totally tricked out Mercedes bus. Because the transfer is about 1.5 hrs with all the necessary stops for other passengers, having a bus with a restroom, wifi drink holders and very comfortable seating was a pleasure.
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Nov 14 2018
My vacation was an amaiZing last min trip thanks to apple
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size of area
Nov 14 2018
this hotel is to spread out had to wait to long for trams. also the apple reps had us going back to the airport 3.1/2 hours before our flight that's the earliest we have ever been before,
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Terrible Holiday
lampshade57, Stockport, United Kingdom
Sat Dec 15 12:24:49 EST 2018
Well what can I say? This was supposed to be our anniversary holiday and it turned out to be a nightmare! We booked a 2 week break to the Bahia Principe Coba hotel. On day 3 and 4 respectively myself and my partner started with upset stomach leading to chronic diarrhoea which totally ruined our holiday for the next 8 days. We brought all the usual medicines and diaoralyte drinks to no avail. After reporting it to the TUI rep we visited the Pharmacy at the Hacienda who prescribed a couple of medicines and the latter one being antibiotics. The pharmacist said we must have pick up a bacterial infection from something we had eaten. We knew it was food poisoning but the worrying thing was we’d only eaten in the hotel buffets at Coba and Tulum plus Don Pablo one of the gourmet restaurants. We couldn’t even go out of the hotel to do any trips as we couldn’t risk being too far from a toilet! Pretty grim when you think of how much money had been spent on the holiday. A representative from the hotel came to our room to interview us about the types of foods we’d been eating making lots of notes. No apology though or any form of recompense, although she did give us a pre printed suggested menu for people suffering from a stomach disorder! Makes one wonder if this is a common occurrence? At the Tulum buffet there were birds flying around sitting on tables and chair backs during lunch, the staff made no attempt to chase them away. In the evening these were replaced by raccoons!! I actually took a photo of a raccoon stealing food off a table and one ran the full length of the dining room! Staff didn’t seem bothered! Hand gel was used at every meal given out by the hotel also we used our own. We were 2 days clear but still feeling rough from stomach cramps and no appetite, unfortunately on the morning of our flight home we both started again with the same, not good when you’ve a 10 hr flight ahead! All I would say the food in the buffet food is NOT hot enough everything luke warm definitely not 5* food be very careful. We noticed that in the Coba buffet ‘unused’ cutlery and cups were being moved from a table being cleared to a table being made up. My partner and I are seasoned travellers mega careful about hygiene never had this problem before this being our 3rd visit to Mexico. On 3 different occasions we saw an ambulance near our room and we wondered if other people too were suffering similar, this was various nights on our walk back. The only plus side was the grounds and common areas were kept clean and tidy. We are only just over this and have been home for over 10 days.

Awesome resort
890rickt, London, Canada
Thu Dec 13 12:59:06 EST 2018
Coba was the best resort I've ever stayed at, lots of swimming pools, entertainment, bars around every corner and even a 24 hour snack bar. Great beaches with shuttles transporting you anywhere you want to go on all 3 resorts, Akumal, Tulum and back to Coba. If you get tired of the buffet than book some of the restaurants. Rooms are ok but could use some sprucing up or modernizing. There was an odor in our room that followed us back home but I have an over sensitive nose lol. I really liked the spa tub in the bathroom, used it every day. Great vacation and the staff were always willing to help. I would go back after checking a couple others.

Great Hotel, Great Restaurant, extremely spacious
Thu Dec 13 06:25:13 EST 2018
We highly recommend this hotel. It has a group of 4 hotels , 3 of which you can have access as part of your package. Although the hotels may be as much as a mile between them, they have an excellent buggy system that operates 24 hours. Coba has 7 restaurants with the finest food with Michelin star equivalent quality food and service. The only downside are the beaches which are affected by sea weed. The children entertainment is great but if your child is under 4, there isn't any appropriate entertainment. The public transport systems is safe and efficient. They use public mini buses which are very safe. The food at the hotel is great and hotel is very clean and staff very friendly but you MUST tip, otherwise you get ignored. If you are looking for a decent place for a break with the family, this is the place BUT make sure you have the best mosquito repellent otherwise you risk have mosquito bites.

Excellent Family Vacation
cdnColin, Calgary, Canada
Thu Dec 13 03:41:34 EST 2018
This resort catered to our kids and family like we have not previously experienced. So many activities for the kids, shows, pools, water park etc which was so great. I also was surprised and appreciated how many life guards they have on duty as well as a safe guard to our kids around the water. Kids club was great, beach, snorkeling and the night time shows. Highly recommended for families, you could not be disappointed. Everything else was excellent - food, rooms, golf carts around resort etc.

Excellent holiday
233rayl, Llandudno Junction, United Kingdom
Wed Dec 12 11:03:53 EST 2018
We stayed in the sister hotel in Jamaica. This was a no loser hotel. A must stay in this chain of hotels. Exceptional quality. Friendly staff, very helpful, amenities are excellent. If you want 24 hr bars and food you've got them. A very large complex with plenty of walking. Restaurants on site are clean and the service is fabulous. Playa del Carmen is 1/2 down the road and if you want a great night out you must visit " Coco Bongo " night club owned by the actor Jim Carey. I won't spoil it for you. It's a must.

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