Grand Bahia Principe Tulum

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

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.

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

Local Phone: 011529848755000
Fax: 011-52-984-875-5001
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (On property.)
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.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: Fee Required
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
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. As of of 01/01/18 safety deposits boxes will be included in the rates. 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
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.
2 full size beds or 1 king bed, sitting area, balcony or terrace, A/C, ceiling fan, sitting room area, hydromassage bathtub with shower, minibar, hairdryer, satellite TV, phone, safe, sofa bed.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Rooms have 2 full size beds or 1 king size bed, a terrace, air-conditioning, a ceiling fan, telephone, satellite television, bathroom with bathtub and shower, minibar, safe ($).
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
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:
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
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 - Ŕ la carte restaurant where guests can enjoy experimental cuisine and modernist design.
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

Children's Facilities
Game Room
Teen Disco
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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2534 Recommend
2534 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Grand Bahia Principe Tulum to their friends and family

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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Upgraded room
Feb 15 2018
I paid for a upgraded room which I read allowed more benefits. I did not receive any of these benefits and I am not sure what I paid for.
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Feb 12 2018
Air conditioning did not work in our hotel room. We made multiple phone calls about this. Someone came to fix it once; it worked for a couple hours and stopped working again.
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Feb 09 2018
I love this place I would be here all the time if I could they were excellent made me feel like family that's a good feeling when your home away from home
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bahia tulum
Feb 07 2018
a great value. people are so very pleasant and helpful, and truly want you to enjoy yourself.
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Set expectations and you will love this place.
Feb 05 2018
This vacaction is quite reasonably priced and as such we expected a certain level of amenities. We knew we were not staying at The Ritz or on an exotic island with powdery white sand as far as the eye can see. There was some really great entertainment and some just OK entertainment. The ala carte restaurants were very good with excellent service. The buffets were well presented and provided a variety of dishes. The room was comfortable and we felt quite safe and secure. Where this property exceeded our expectations was in the welcoming and conscientious actions on the part of the staff. They were great.
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Grand Bahia Principe Tulum
Jan 18 2018
We stayed at this hotel from Dec. 31- Jan 6, 2018. Our room was hot (air conditioner didn't work and we got no response when we asked for it to be fixed. The patio door was firmly closed, so that was not it. Our room smelled like mold. The buffet food was ok, but got a little old after a few days. we had an excellent meal in the Italian restaurant and another superb meal in the Mexican restaurant. I have nothing but praise for everyone who worked in the resort, they were very friendly and helpful. We had spa services- pedicure, reflexology massage, relaxing massage, and facials. They were all first class. Our thanks especially to Desi (pronounced Daisy) and Barbara. This would probably be a good place for families. Barbara
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Dec 26 2017
Been to this resort a couple times now and every single time im happy. One complaint is that sometimes at the buffet the workers forget drink orders. Also there are some areas on the beach with rocks which makes it hard to safely get into the water.
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What I thought of the resort
Oct 25 2017
The resort is very lovely the staff was great. But if you are a beach person you would be very disappointed. There were a lot of rock right in front of the hotel and there was a small beach front and in the water they had this tubing roped off and behind it was these concrete barriers that looked like whales. So I only did the beach 1 time! The next thing you get to pick 3 main restaurants if you don’t do it the day you arrive plan on eating at 9or 10:00 at night. There was one of the 3 that was very good the other 2 was not impressed. So know I wouldn’t recommend the resort. But that’s just me I am a beach person like I said before.
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Oct 20 2017
Plenty of places to stay simply avoid this one!
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Oct 11 2017
The towel service was horrible. All 8 people in my group got food poisoning. The hotel ran out of toilet paper. The entertainment team was way too pushy.
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Would not go back
Oct 10 2017
Overall hotel seemed dirty and not clean and sanitary. All 8 people in our group got sick. Had to ask for something simple like more toilet paper for the room. Food wasn't great. Staff didn't seem to care all of us were sick. Multiple bathrooms did not have functional soap dispensers. Would not return.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Great service in Tulum Buffet
Candy S, St. Albert, Canada
Sat Feb 17 09:34:40 EST 2018
We had an amazing service in the Tulum Buffet by Francisco Gonzalez Tziu so if you are going find his area you will not be disappointed. This rooms in coba need updating as well more staff is needed as this was our 5th time

terific resort although very large
Fri Feb 16 11:08:52 EST 2018
Very large resort, thank goodness they have shuttle golf carts , that run throughout the resort and an easy schedule of drop off areas and pick up areas so you never wated very long for a ride great staff, we were there for a wedding which was beautiful, food was good lots of choices at the buffet all week

Bahia Principe -- Random thoughts and advice--2018
Jgawth, Victoria, Canada
Thu Feb 15 13:54:59 EST 2018
Hotel room We were in a Junior Suite Superior, in Building 14, close to the Beach Restaurant Las Olas, also known as the “Snack Bar” which is staffed 24 hours a day. This was a mixed blessing, as it’s a short walk to get coffee in the morning but we were often disturbed in the middle of the night by loud party types heading that way. Our building’s location was close to the beach, as well as to one of the pools and to the La Gran Toruga restaurant on the far side of the pool. The room was clean and the bathroom had a swing-out facial mirror and a hair dryer. There is no bathroom fan but a ceiling vent provided some of that function. The shower has a half-length glass door which swings out. The bathroom floor gets puddles after each shower because shower spray gets out through the door hinges, so best to place a towel on the floor. Food The main buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner is the Yucatan, down a long breezeway off the Lobby. We enjoyed the quality and variety of this buffet thoroughly. By avoiding processed meats and over-spicy foods, we managed quite well and were quite impressed with the service. Staff readily made cappuccino upon request, including “sin canela” if you specify this (without cinnamon). They serve wine as well by the glass, and the red is just fine, thank you. The all-inclusive plan includes access to several different restaurants on the property. Reservations in advance are required. You can download and use the Bahia Principe app for this, but if your party is three or more, you must reserve with the Public Relations office, off the Lobby. Dress codes are only enforced at the gourmet restaurant, Don Pablo. Beach Since our last visit several years ago, and after some hurricane damage, the resort installed berms or breakwaters all along the beach, to prevent effects of the strong undertow and high waves. This creates a narrow, shallow lagoon which is easier for swimming, but it does affect the vista over the ocean. The coral is bleached and dead-looking, but there are tropical fish which venture into the lagoon. For real snorkeling, however, you need to look elsewhere. There are ample thatched beach umbrellas and recliners all along the beach, and new signs prohibiting guests from reserving recliners with their beach towels. The cards issued at check-in can be exchanged for towels any time you wish, but be sure not to lose those cards--you'll be charged for them. Privilege Club Hotel guests may find a glossy invitation under their doors for this exclusive member-only promotion. The old Akumal section of the resort has been converted to an adults-only area with its own high-end amenities and investment opportunities, and membership in the Privilege Club is your ticket in. Be aware that, once you agree to their tour and complimentary tickets to the Mexican dinner & show at the Hacienda on site, you will be interviewed for personal financial information as you are passed from one representative to another, up the food chain, until a final meeting where a signed Membership Agreement and a considerable financial commitment is the goal. For more information, consult the numerous forum posts and reviews on this site regarding this topic. Transportation We pre-booked a private shuttle company, Coming2, which picked us up at Cancun Airport and took us directly to the resort, thereby avoiding the larger coaches which often stop at each resort, southbound. At Bahia Principe itself, there are golf-cart-like train shuttles throughout the resort property which can take you from A to B on site, in short order, and these run all day. Hop on, hop off. There are numerous route maps which illustrate how the system works. If you wish to visit Tulum (45 min. south) or Playa del Carmen (about the same time north) you can catch a shuttle van in either direction along the highway outside the resort, for a reasonable fare based on your destination. These shuttles run all day as well. Entertainment The Akumal Bar, off the Lobby, has a variety of musical acts nightly. The Anfiteatro Broadway, just down from the Akumal Bar, is a full-sized covered amphitheatre with full shows on a nightly-weekly rotation. The Michael Jackson tribute was especially good. Posted signs give the full schedules for both venues. Miniclub This kids club provides supervised activities and fun for kids aged 4 – 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 pm. We took advantage of this and our youngster had a blast. WiFi For guests wishing to go online, there are two WiFi networks in this resort. The regular one, “Bahia Principe”, is available resort-wide, for a daily or weekly fee. The free version, “Bahia Principe Free”, is available only in the Lobby area, and it can be sluggish and patchy at times, as might be expected. Summary This resort is a good choice for families and offers good value for the money. We saw many examples of young families with grandparents alongside them for their stay. Guests can feel safe here, well fed, and with numerous choices for any level or variety of activities on and off the resort property. Its central location on the Riviera Maya makes most other potential attractions along this coast easily accessible in either direction.

No a la cartes were available during our stay from the first day
kimv1964, Mission, Canada
Thu Feb 15 13:27:55 EST 2018
The resort is nice but we were told with air canada vacations we had 4 a la carte reservations. We are currently on day 3 here. There were none available from the time we arrived. Huge disappointment, would not recommend this resort unless you like to eat the same buffet every night. Tonight I tried to get something before 1130 and nothing. This is NOT a five star resort. And even though I spoke to the concierge they were not willing to help us. We will not be back

Best resort on the best beach.
Jodie G, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Wed Feb 14 19:14:38 EST 2018
GBP Tulum is excellent! The staff is beyond compare, the grounds and low rise buildings give a laid back feel to the experience. I met people from all over the globe and had a great time. Thanks to all the staff for a great time! Your company is VERY lucky to have you for staff. Beach: Windy but if you go north past the fishing boats it's calm and a great place to snorkel. Make sure you do the "sting ray shuffle" walking in. Pools: The pool by Tequila is small, but fun and games throughout the day without the spring break feel. At 50+ I am past that. Food: I bailed on my rezzies, because I am there to NOT be on a schedule. But book them upon arrival if you think you might want them. Just not my thing. The buffet was good, especially if you make your own charcuterie and then fill you plate with delicious fresh veggies and Mexican delights. I've been here a few times over 7 years and the buffet is disappointing now. But I still enjoyed a wonderful meal at the buffet and the baker who makes the layered chocolate cake is my hero. I do not enjoy sweets, but that cake is my all time favourite. Thank you! Servers, cooks and greeters are all wonderful. Grounds: stunning! I went for a couple of morning runs from Tulum to Coba and back and it's warm, but there's some shade. Gardens and buildings are beautiful! Love all the little birds and critters. Room: Immaculate! Perfect in every way and well kept by some pretty amazing staff. Thanks for the chocolate dipped strawberries on my last night. <3 Fun: There was lots provided by GBP, but as the song goes... were never being boring, we had too much time to find for ourselves. Love you GBP! See you again soon. xoxo

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