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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!
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
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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
SUPERIOR CLUB HACIENDA
400 sq. ft., King or 2 double beds, Located in a section w/in 500 feet of beach, balcony w/garden-view, Mini-bar, safe ($). Offers its own: Reception, Restaurant, bar, pool, May reserve up to 4 a la carte reataurants per week.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE SUPERIOR
460 sq. ft., 2 dbls or 1 king bed, sitting area, Balcony, A/C, fan, minibar refilled daily, full marble bathroom w/whirlpool, hairdryer, satellite TV, phone, safe. Some Handicap ready.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE SUP CLUB HACIENDA
460 sq. ft., King or 2 doubles, Located w/in 500 ft. of beach, Balcony, Garden view, Bathroom w/hydro-massage tub, Bathrobes/slippers, Coffee maker, Beach towels, Safe ($), WiFi ($). Buildings w/3 stories w/no elevator (1st floor handicap ready).
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
SUPERIOR ROOM
Junior Suites have two beds or a king-size double bed, a terrace, air-conditioning, a ceiling fan, telephone, satellite television, a full bathroom in marble with hand drier and a hydro massage tub, mini-bar, safe ($).
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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Nice Resort for the Great Deal
Ashley S, Shirley, New York
Tue Feb 09 16:14:52 EST 2016
My husband and I stayed at this resort recently. My parents also visited with us. We booked a 5 day, 4 night all inclusive package through CheapCaribbean.com. Overall, this resort is very clean and beautiful. When booking, we upgraded to be in the Hacienda Junior Suite with an ocean view. I was expecting the rooms to be different from the regular rooms but even though we upgraded they seemed to be about the same. They were just in a more private and secluded area than most of the main buildings off of the lobby. I don't think upgrading is 100% worth the additional money, especially if you want to stay on a budget. There were only a few perks to upgrading, so based on your preferences you may like the Hacienda Suite area. The rooms are fairly basic, but you can tell they are well maintained and clean. The buildings, were in a quite, private area. There was a personal lobby with reception and a bar called the Diamond Club. This is for the VIP Hacienda area to utilize, which is nice when checking in and checking out because it is less crowded than the main lobby. To me, one of the better perks for upgrading your room is the use of the private pool and beach area (with a bar and drink service). The Hacienda VIP pool and beach area is very nice. I felt the beach was better on that part of the resort and it wasn't over crowded. Another nice perk is that you will receive 20% off spa services when you stay in the VIP area. This was an advantage to us being that it rained a few days when we were there. The spa at Tulum didn't have availability for the services we wanted so we went to Coba. The Coba spa is very, very nice! We had a wonderful time. It is worth checking out to relax, especially if you have the additional 20% off. Also, another perk was that we received 2 additional ala carte restaurant reservations due to upgrading, normally they said you only get 1 and we received 2. There are many golf carts that come into this area of the resort to pick you up if you don't want to walk to the lobby of Tulum or even to Coba. Unfortunately when we arrived our first day, our rooms were not ready. We had to wait over 2 hours until we were able to get into our rooms. And we were not promised what we thought was guaranteed. Both my parents and I were supposed to have an ocean view room in the same building. When we arrived we were told that none of that was possible. After waiting for quite a while, we were given "partial" ocean view rooms in separate buildings. It wasn't the end of the world, but after traveling most of the day, we really just wanted to get right into the rooms we originally had booked. The shower leaked a lot but other than that the room was fine. We also received free WiFi with our upgrade, but you had to sign up for the resorts app in order to use it so I didn't even bother. The resort and the connecting resorts are very big. It is nice because you feel as if you are in a little town. You can walk the beach to explore the other resorts or you can take the golf carts or trolley trucks to them. We went to Coba quite a lot because that is where most of the ala carte restaurants are. The Hacienda shopping area is a great attraction at the resort. It is very nice set up with a Casino, many shops, bars and a night club. The Casino was more impressive than others that we have seen at other all inclusive resorts. We stay at a lot of casinos in general so it was cool to have this. They had 2 roulette tables, 2 black jack tables and a decent amount of slot machines. They also had a full bar and a poker room. The night club was a lot of fun! The music was great and it seems to get pretty busy late night. Some nights during the week they have live music and performances in the courtyard which is very enjoyable. There is also a pharmacy in that area, just fyi. And a big find for us was the "Corona House" hidden in the back right corner of the courtyard. This is the only location on the resort grounds that sells Coronas or Modelos. We were getting very tired of the low quality beers, like Dos Equis, so this was a plus for us. Granted, we had to pay for them because they are not affiliated directly with the resort, they just lease the space. But it is good to know if you don't like the beers included in the all inclusive. We also stopped at a local 7-11 outside of the resort when we came back from a day at Playa del Carmen and purchased beers. They were very reasonable. The food on the resort was not too bad. The buffets are fairly standard, but they do have a very wide selection which is good. It is worth going to the ala carte restaurants if you can get reservations. I tried to book our dinner reservations for the week when we were first checking in and I was told that just about everything was booked and I was only able to get 1 reservation at 10:00PM. So, the next 2 mornings in a row, I went to the Diamond Club lobby and tried again for reservations. I was finally successful after staying to persistent. We were able to get reservations at Mikado (Japanese), Oasis (International) and El Pescado (Seafood). All of which were pretty good! I personally liked Mikado the best, and the service was great. El Pescado seemed very busy with not enough staff. And the service and food at Oasis was great. There is a 24 hour snack bar at Coba which is good to know if you want some late night munchies. They have a little buffet and a service counter so they will make you fresh food. My husband and I stumbled upon the snack bar on our 2nd to last day, we wish we realized it was there sooner. There was a good amount of entertainment at the resort. During the day but the pools there was yoga, zumba, pool aerobics, etc. And there was shows every night in the auditorium which were pretty good. If you are looking to do an excursion, I would definitely suggest doing your research prior. There are a lot of different excursions you can do, which you can book with agents directly at your resort. We had an Amstar representative because that is who our transportation was booked through. My husband and I had already done our research as to what kind of excursions we were interested in. After speaking with the Amstar rep, we felt that it would be more beneficial and affordable for us to just rent a car and visit these locations on our own. And I am so happy we did! We were interested in going to see the Coba and Tulum ruins. Each would have been 1 day excursions, so it would have consumed 2 days of our trip. And the cost was $140 per person. So we decided to rent a car, for $120. They gave us an extended 24 hour rental for 30 hours, which was very nice! So myself, my husband and my parents left the resort at 10am one morning and we drove to the Coba ruins, had lunch at a nice local restaurant, drove to the Tulum ruins and then went back to the resort by 5PM. It was wonderful! We did it all in one day, the ride and directions were super easy! We had a great day and didn't nearly spend even half the amount of money we would have if we booked it through an agent at the resort. There are so many things to do within reasonable distance of the resort. If you are into venturing out, I strongly suggest renting a car and doing it on your own. There is a car rental agent right outside of the main lobby. They are very nice and easy to work with. You will save a lot of money and be able to do it on your own time. The ruins and cenotes are fantastic! And Playa del Carmen is a fun day. There's a lot of restaurants and shops. You can also take the ferry for the day over to Cozumel island from Playa del Carmen. There is also a strip of bars, restaurant and shops in Tulum Village. It is only a few miles from the resort. A taxi probably wouldn't be too expensive. It would be worth it! Overall we had an enjoyable time at this resort. It is very beautiful and has a lot of amenities. It does seem like the resort is understaffed in most areas, but if you can be patient and over look that, you will have a wonderful time. More>

Recent trip
Disgruntled1945, Staffordshire
Tue Feb 09 11:51:13 EST 2016
Returned yesterday after 2 fabulous weeks in this hotel we stayed in the hacienda rooms which were brilliant.Complex food drink excellent.Entertainment was really good.Everyone so friendly and nothing was to much trouble, a special thanks to Gonzolo for making breakfast and lunch so entertaining. We will be back More>

Overall a pleasant resort in a lovely location
Carol L, Sudbury, Canada
Tue Feb 09 11:25:05 EST 2016
We stayed at this property for a week and overall found it to be attractive and clean . The rooms are in good condition, not worn looking with nice linens etc. Our maid Lucy kept our room maintained regularly. Our mini bar guys were Ivan and Hugo and they did a great job in villa 7. The food in this resort is also good quality and we enjoyed 4 different a la carte dinners as well as the buffet. Special mention to Antonio and Gumer in the buffet. All servers were great. The beach is beautiful and we had no problem getting a lounger on the beach. The resort never seemed overcrowded. The bars and evening entertainment were up to par compared to other places we have stayed. Overall a positive resort experience and good value for the price. More>

Best Vacation so far!
Jeremy G,
Tue Feb 09 07:57:00 EST 2016
We flew with Air Canada Vacations. Once we arrived in Cancun we were met by ACV reps to direct us to our bus. Loaded the bus and waited for others to arrive. From Cancun to resort was about 1hr 40mins. We had to stop and let some people off at other resorts. Hector made the ride fun with stories and drinks. Arriving - Front Desk: We arrived and had our bags taken and numbered right away. We went into the front desk to check in which took about 15 mins. We had another couple with us and so we requested to be together. After a few mins we got rooms right next to each other in block 335. Bonus! Super happy. We got 2 room keys and 1 lock for the safe at no charge! (other reviews say you have to pay, but we didn't) We went back to our bags and were loaded in a golf cart and taken to our rooms right away! He took our bags to rooms for us and was smiling the whole time! Rooms: We had 1 king bed which was super comfortable! There is a flat screen TV, a seating area, a table and 2 chairs, a dresser to put your clothes as well as a large closet with lots of hangers and shelving. We had 3 outlets to plug in our electronics. The power is the same as Canada so not adapters required. We took a splitter with us for just in case and it worked great. The bathroom is normal size. Nothing crazy here. However the tub was jetted. We never used it but our friend did and he said it was really powerful. There is a balcony with a table and 2 chairs. When you open the sliding door it turns of the air conditioning. Just be aware. The air conditioning is great and is cold but we found that it made the room feel a bit damp and made the room smell a bit. Nothing crazy but just FYI. All in all room was great! The daily maid was great. The room was spotless when we came back. Nothing over the top tho even when tipped. Food: Probably the #1 thing we cared about. WOW it never disappointed us! There is a ton of variety at both Tulum and Coba buffets. We looked forward to breakfast especially. The A la carts was great as well. We did the Brazilian, Italian, Mediterranean and Japanese. By far the best was Japanese! WOW what a show the chef put on. Don't miss this one. The 24 hr snack bar is great however just be careful of some of the food sitting out all day like the hamburgers and hot dogs. There were a number of people that had upset stomachs that lasted a day of 2. Everything else was good there. Entertainment: There is soooooo much to do everyday and night! You can be as bored or as entertained as you want. There is something for everyone everyday! The main pool with the swim up bar was soooo much fun! They put on a show all day for everyone and anyone who wanted to participate. The Hacienda and the Disco was a blast! We went to the disco for 2 nights and danced, laughed and met people from all over. What a great time. Beach: GBP went to great lengths to make sure the beach was perfect or close to. Workers were up and down the beach constantly picking up cups and whatever. They had a seaweed crew everyday all day racking and netting seaweed. It was very clean and honestly the seaweed was not at all an issue. The Tulum beach off the main pool was short and full of coral. You did have to walk down a bit but not far to find a good spot on Tulum beach. But I would strongly recommend going to Coba beach (which is by the volleyball net, not far from Tulum beach, maybe 200ft). There you will find calmer clearer waters with little to no rocks and lots of fish to see. It's by the scuba shop. You can snorkel and kayak for 1 hr each per day for free. As long as the yellow flag is up. If the red flag is up then there is nothing for safety reasons. We only did this one day but we had a blast. My buddy and I flipped on the kayak from a large wave. We got back on and continued. Definitely give it a try. You don't really have to run down in the morning to put your towel on a chair. There was 4 of us and we had no problem finding chairs and shade at any point we went to the beach. Pools: Lots of pools and lots of chairs. We didn't have a problem at anytime getting chairs for 4 in sun or shade. We stayed mostly at the pool near building 12 which is near the snack bar and the main pool for the entertainment. Tipping/Money: We took only USA money. Not a single Mexican paso. We tipped 1's when we felt like it was warranted. We found that tipping or not tipping didn't change the service. We found all the servers to be smiling and interacting with everyone. There were a few servers we started to go to on a regular basics. When you do tip at the bar it goes into a pot that they share. You will only need paso when you take a cab or want to shop off the resort on your own. The excursions and things we paid for took USA funds. Honestly speaking we will definitely go back and bring our kids with us nest time. This resort hit all our benchmarks for a great price. It will absolutely recommend my friends and family to stay here. Thanks ACV and GBP for a great vacation! More>

great resort
d-ray-toronto, toronto
Tue Feb 09 07:05:03 EST 2016
My husband and I stayed here w another couple w/o Jan 24-31. This place is great. I know some ppl are very picky, cannot be pleased, like to complain etc, but it really was a fantastic resort. Maybe some ppl had to stop at other resorts on their drive here, but it’s only a little more than an hour drive from the airport. And it’s 50 pesos on the collectivo to Playa Del Carmen and 30 pesos to Tulum. The food was great at the buffet. I thought there was lots of variety. They are very hygienic, changing the serving utensils constantly. We had no problems getting decent times at the a la cartes, and enjoyed the Italian X2, Brazilian, Mediterranean and Japanese. They were all very good (perhaps a bit too much salt on some dishes) The entire resort is very well maintained, they were painting, updating, gardening, etc. the entire time we were there. Our room was great proximity to beach, pool and main lobby. Room was clean and comfortable bed. Gym is functional but small. Never had a problem getting a lounge chair at the beach or at the pool. Service at the bars was always efficient, they have top shelf liquor, but has to be requested. Thankfully, There were not a lot of kids at this resort. I think Coba is the more kid- friendly resort with a water park. The only thing we didn’t really like was the lobby bar shuts down at 11. Then you have to go to the disco. Which some nights, not a big deal and we were in bed early, but the occasional night 11 seemed early Overall, we had a great time, I would return to this resort and would recommend it More>



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