Exceptional Values! Golf: Two free rounds of golf per adult, per 7 night stay in Superior and Junior Suite Superior room category (cart mandatory and extra; restrictions apply). Honeymooners: Bottle of rum or domestic sparkling wine, fruit basket, and room upgrade (based on availability).
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).
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.
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.
BENITO JUAREX KM 250 - A
Barber / Beauty Salon
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby
Number of Pools: 5
Outdoor Pools: 5
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.
Green Fees: Fee Required
Number of Courts: 6
Outdoor Courts: 3
Lighted Courts: 6
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Scuba: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
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
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.
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 -
Balcony or Terrace
Radio Alarm Clock
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 -
Balcony or Terrace
Radio Alarm Clock
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 ($).
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Radio Alarm Clock
SUPERIOR CLUB HACIENDA
400 sq. ft., King or 2 double beds, Located in a section w/in 500 feet of beach, balcony w/garden-view, Mini-bar, safe ($). Offers its own: Reception, Restaurant, bar, pool, May reserve up to 4 a la carte reataurants per week.
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Radio Alarm Clock
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:
Don Pablo -
À 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
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.
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
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
Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes
Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
1615 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Grand Bahia Principe Tulum to their friends and family
We enjoyed our visit to the Bahia Principe Tulum so much, we are going back next year, no question. The service was impeccable, the staff friendly, and the entertainment was more than we could have asked for. A definite recommendation to anyone. Swim with dolphins while you are there as well, an amazing experience at Dolphinarius!
Fantastic Holiday resort
1302-Steph-B, Gateshead, United Kingdom
Sep 3, 2015
This was our 1st visit to Mexico and we are so pleased we chose this hotel. We were given our room key and information pack on the transfer coach which saved standing waiting to check in. On arrival we were taken to our room on a golf buggy and our luggage was delivered shortly afterwards. Our holiday was amazing from beginning to end. Our room overlooked the sea and the view of the sunrise was amazing. Room was very clean and had everything you needed. Mini fridge was restocked every day, room was cleaned everyday. We stayed in the Hacienda section which had its own pool and beach and we were could use the Tequilla restaurant for breakfast and lunch which was lovely. The staff were very helpful and all worked so hard. We were able to get a sunbed and usually sunshade whatever time we went to the pool or beach which was good. Beach had a lot of seaweed on our 1st week but the staff worked so hard trying to clear it, by our 2nd week the transformation was amazing. The men who were clearing the seaweed deserve a medal they never stopped. The al carte restaurants were all good our favourites were Don Pablo and Mikado, we booked when we arrived but also booked a couple in our second week and were able to get reservations no problem. The golf buggies that take you around the resort are good but we only used them twice when we were going to the Coba. Grounds were kept immaculate. Theatre shows were ok but we tended to just stay in the lobby bar as it was nice just listening to the singer they had on. My son only went to kids club twice but enjoyed the time he had there. Mexican fiesta was a bit disappointing. I could not fault this hotel and would like to thank all the staff who work so hard for making this hotel such an amazing place to have a fantastic holiday. Would not hesitate to recommend and can't wait to return.
Like going home after being away for a year!
Mexicowboy, Atlantic Canada
Sep 5, 2015
We took a year off from going to the GBP Tulum after several visits to the resort. We visited Bahamas, instead. Bahamas was nice and we did the all inclusive experience, but it didn't hold a candle to this place so we came back again, only this time, we came for a longer stay.
Grounds were impeccable but what we noticed was that the staff ALL stepped it up a notch. They were very good before, but this year, they stunned us with excellence. The room staff are always outstanding and the rooms were always done comfortably and to our satisfaction and beyond. Meals were fantastic with abundant choice (I ate very well for the week).
Let me bring up two people for their over-the-top excellent service to us:
I met Melchor Loria on this resort a few years earlier and he impressed me then. We had a small issue this year and I recognized Melchor at the desk. It turns out he usually works at the Hacienda, but that day he was working front desk at Tulum, so I believe we were meant to meet Melchor again, and I am so glad we did. He was very responsive to us and quickly resolved our issue to our complete satisfaction. Kudos, Melchor, you really saved the day and you ARE one of the reasons we are coming back again THIS winter. I cannot compliment his excellent customer service enough.
Second person is server / waiter in the Tulum buffet restaurant, Manuel Kuk. We met him back in 2005 or 2006 and he made a definite wonderful impression and he made a major positive impact in our stay and experience. Manuel has always taken great care of us and his other customers. 2015 was our 8th or 9th visit to the Tulum but we hadn't seen Manuel since 2012 - he remembered us! Manuel keeps customers coming back year after year with his friendly smile and his morning greetings! GBPT is very fortunate to have an employee of his calibre. He is tremendous.
My work brings me in contact with many, many people and I recommend this resort as my first choice. Several people have told me it exceeded their expectations - and I set expectations high! Keep up the good work.
Grand Bahia Principe
Adele-H65, Derby, England, United Kingdom
Sep 7, 2015
Beautiful hotel in fabulous grounds. All the staff were helpful and friendly. Immaculate rooms, great food in all the restaurants as well as the buffet. Hygiene is excellent. All guests are offered hand sanitizer on entry to restaurants to keep cross contamination to a minimum. Very humid, lots of mosquitos so take plenty of insect repellent sprays as well as high factor sun creams. Youâ€™ll burn very quickly and the rep said the lower factors prove useless. As the mosquitos are prevalent (itâ€™s jungle territory) I would recommend taking plenty of anti-histamines. Three out of four of us were a mosquito target and needed to take them. My son was covered in bites.
Just for information, the Thomas Cook reps have â€˜swap boxesâ€™ which are brilliant if youâ€™ve forgotten something. I used them for some extra anti-histamines and hair conditioner. Once youâ€™re holiday is over you can donate some of your own things that you might otherwise throw away, i.e. half used bottles of shampoo etc. Itâ€™s a brilliant idea! So well done to them!
We are a family of 4 and stayed in block 4, rooms 403 and 404 which were interconnecting with a sea and beach view. We were on the ground floor so not quite the best view but we liked it. The air conditioning was fabulous and kept the room really cool which is how we like it. We did have one issue with a leak in our bathroom, apparently it was a leak from two floors above ours and we were quickly offered an upgrade to The Hacienda but the rooms offered were smaller and didn't have the view. The hotel was unable to offer us any other alternative. We preferred the rooms we had and agreed that if it wasn't fixed by morning then they would have to offer us one of their other hotels. Needless to say it was fixed! So a big well done there. Our room was huge and able to sleep 3. One very, very large double and a sofa bed for one. The mini-bar is stocked up daily and the room comes with the usually toiletries. Ours had towelling robes and slippers which was appreciated, but I'm not sure if all rooms did. We tipped the maid each day as well as the mini-bar guy so we had oodles of towel art as well as crisps and drinks etc.
Varied and themed. Huge selection available with a section for the children too. A la Carte can be booked, but book early otherwise you have to eat early, 6.30 or late 10.30 which is a bit of a nuisance. Drinks were branded so good quality. All the staff we came across were friendly and helpful. Thanks to our favourite evening/breakfast waiters Josue and Gomercindo who were attentive and efficient.
One particular evening after a brief spot of rain the mosquitos were particularly aggressive and abundant so my daughter and I invented a new sport. After finishing our meal we proceeded to have a competition to see who could kill the most mosquitos. My daughter won 10 to my 8, this is after we doused ourselves in bug spray. It was amusing and even the waiters were asking who was winning.
We tried 3 of the restaurants, The Tequila (Mexican), Mikado (Japanese) and The Gran Tortuga (Brazilian). All different, all very good. All recommended. Only the Japanese was air conditioned but the others did seem to have a bit of a sea breeze running through them which helped.
The general buffet restaurant food area is air conditioned but the dining area is not. It is quite amusing to see people fetch food, leave it on their table and then wander off to collect more. Raccoons and Coatis like to pop in and help themselves if the table is near the windowâ€¦..so you have been warnedâ€¦..
Aah the beach..... lovely when the seaweed is under control and boy do they work hard to ensure it stays that way! We arrived on the 16th August and the beach was piled with the stuff but next day it had been cleared. On our beach alone I counted at least 20 staff at one time raking and clearing. By the end of our 2 week break the seaweed did seem to diminish. Itâ€™s a general problem at this time of year and the beach itself is lovely and clean thanks to the hard work of the hotel staff. They are constantly clearing any rubbish, cups, plates etc. Not a cigarette end in sight! Hooray! We preferred the beach to the pool as itâ€™s less crowded. The sea was beautifully warm with lots of little fish etc. but it isnâ€™t very deep so swimming could be a little hindered.
Finally, I read lots of reviews when we booked the holiday. Iâ€™d just like to say the beach is nowhere near as bad as I was expecting and the staff work really hard to keep it as seaweed free as possible. Also the hotel have clamped down on people reserving sunbeds. Apparently some folks were getting up at 5 and 6 oâ€™clock to go and put a towel on a sunbed and then were going back to bed. Get a life! Please! If you put a towel on a sunbed it will be removed. People remarked about the hotel being a bit tired. Stop whining! It is a huge hotel and there are programmes of renovations on going. We found the hotel to be clean, well maintained both inside and out, the gardens are lush and tropical. I would not hesitate to return. It was a fantastic holiday. Well done Bahia Principe!
Beautifully kept hotel with happy obliging staff
Cathinski, Dunstable, United Kingdom
Sep 9, 2015
We were quite confused about the set up of this resort but hope to clear this up for you...
The entire complex has a highway running through the centre from left to right.
Above the highway is the Sean Kian resort and the golf course.
Below the highway are the Coba, Akumal and Tulum hotels.
So, we stayed in the Hacienda section at the Tulum.....
We had a Hacienda Junior Suite - there were private areas for the Hacienda guests but personally I would not worry about paying extra for this. The pool was busy with adults and children, so if you are visiting during school holidays, I am not sure you deep full benefits. Saying that, the room itself was spacious and had plenty of storage space. It also had an iron and tabletop ironing board, coffee maker, hairdryer and restocked minibar. It was a bit hit and miss as to how many treats you were left in the fridge at times.
The hotel has a number of pools to choose from. There is a main activity pool, several others which very in size etc. there is even one with dolphins. Not a fan of this myself but can understand the interest for those with small children.
The main buffet restaurant has plenty variety to choose from. There are several types of breakfasts, plenty to eat for lunch and again for dinner, everything from burgers to Mexican, Oriental to Vegetarian. There are specials most nights - roasts to sushi.
There are also a number of a la carte restaurants on site. We visited the Mexican, Japanese, French then the Don Pablo....I shall write seperate reviews for these.
Do use your a la carte allocation - if you include house drinks, nothing more to pay.
This is just a few feet away from the main pools and has white sand and protected turtle nests. Unfortunately there was quite a problem with seaweed this year, so all mainland shores in this coastline had beachcombers trying to keep the problem at bay....not too successful! Apparently the last time this happened to this degree was about ten years ago. We don't particularly use the beaches, so not too much of an issue to us.
You can access 60 minutes free internet each day in the lobbies. There are also options to access the Internet for a fixed fee or timeframe. If you use the free connection, once you connect, the clock continues to tick. There is an option to buy 60 minutes which you can start and stop as and when you wish - this equates to around Â£5 a shot. Once connected, the Internet works fairly quickly. Had problems with using FaceTime when there were lots of people in the lobby though.
The hotel grounds are immaculate. There is a team of gardeners who work relentlessly tidying, cutting and pruning the grass and shrubs to ensure the gardens look their best. Very impressed!!
We used the tennis courts, which are free of charge for one hour at a time. Although you can stay longer if no one is waiting. We also used the free gym, which allows you a set time on the bikes and treadmill etc. it's a small gym but enough for those who want to use it during their stay. There are also bike tours taking place twice a day, most days. You can book these in advance but can join one if there is room, even if you haven't already booked. The hotel also has a spa where you can book treatments - we didn't use this facility ourselves.
The hotels have a fleet of buggies and drivers to get you around both you own and backwards and forwards to other hotels on the complex. Use them! We didn't at first but the heat can tire you out quickly.
We enjoyed watching the wildlife which includes Raccoons, Serekis, Coatis and Iguanas. If you leave them alone, they leave you alone too. Great to watch though.
It's warm! Very warm at times. Be careful to wear a high factor sun team and many people burnt quickly on their first couple of days. It's not worth the risk. There were cooler times too with, I think, three thunderstorms in the two weeks we were there,
We travelled with Thomas Cook and swam with Whale Sharks. It was an amazing experience and I would definitely recommend. The photos they give aren't great, but a good memory. They do trips to paradise islands too which look fab. Unfortunately we had to cancel ours, but think this should be considered.
Bars and Drinks:
There is a sufficient cocktail list to choose from and brand name spirits. Hubby was happy to have a Baileys after lunch. Each pool is close to a bar, with the main activity pool having a swim up pool bar.
Generally the hotel is really clean. Spotless in the communal areas. We had a couple of issues regarding cleanliness in our room but ended up passing on derails as we left.
There are a few shops to browse through but they are slightly overpriced. I did buy a couple of small bits, but you constantly have a shop assistant on your shoulder. It would have been more comfortable if they left you alone.
Overall, this was a lovely holiday and would recommend this hotel
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Recommended for GolfUnlimited greens fees and 20% discount on private golf lessons when staying in the Superior Club Hacienda or Junior Suite Club Hacienda, and two free rounds of golf per person, per stay in Superior or Junior Suite Superior room categories for travel through 10/31/15. Cart is mandatory and extra. Restrictions may apply.
Recommended for GroupsEnjoy the best of both worlds at the Grand Bahia Principe Tulum, with the facilities of the large complex at your fingertips while you relax in the paradise of this resort. Business services feature the latest technology so you can execute your event flawlessly. In your down time, enjoy a variety of watersports of this stunning stretch of beach, swim with the dolphins (fee), or test your swing at the 27-hole Robert Trent Jones II golf course on-site.
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