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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!
Extra Value: Apple Vacationers receive private check-in, VIP amenities, exclusive concierge service, and more.
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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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. 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.
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
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
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
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 - 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

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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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Great resort overall
Sat Jul 30 08:24:29 EDT 2016
We booked a family holiday for two weeks at the end of June 2016 for 2 adults and a 5 year old. Having been to Cancun on 3 previous occasions we were generally well informed about what to expect. We booked this resort for the beach and waterpark, although I use the term waterpark loosely. First off the resort is 1 1/2 hrs from the airport and after a 10 1/2 he flight it was just too far. We arrived at the resort to be greeted by friendly staff and a lovely cocktail for us and a juice for little man. The rooms We arrived at our room, which was basic with two beds for 3 of us. Phoned and got that sorted. The transportation This was extremely hit and miss with little trains supplying the 3 parts of the hotel, tulum, akumal and coba. Supposed to be every ten minutes but you could wait 30 minutes for one to arrive that was going where you wanted to. It's too far to walk most places I.e from tulum to coba for the waterpark. The waterpark Really disappointed with the size. It was really only a few slides. The flooring of this area was like sandpaper and the slides were quite fast and the water too shallow, so injuries occurred. Little man took all skin layers off the knuckle of his big toe. Food Overall the food was good. Breakfast was the best meal and was taken in the Gran Tortuga restaurant where we were looked after by Jazmin and Jose who are so lovely. The selection for children was extremely limited though to hot dog sausages, spiral chips and chicken nuggets that We all thought tasted awful. Another thing was having to wait until 6.30pm before the buffet opened. this is not a 24hr food hotel. No room service either like you can get at other luxury resorts. The in room mini bar was limited to coke, Fanta, Sprite and beer with one packet of crisps and one small bar of chocolate which was replenished daily, not rely enough for a family of three, had a daily fight over who got what and one of us went without. The villas Really nice 3 storey villas with 18 rooms. Ice machine by ours never worked and you only got wifi in your room if you paid about £50 for 7 days. One hour free in the lobby per 24 hrs! In room safe was another cost, where most other places it's free of charge. On two occasions our room flooded with water from the ceiling by the door. Rapid response was most of the evening waiting. No explanation and no apology. Could have been nasty if the ceiling had of fallen on the little mans head. The rooms were always clean and well stocked with towels. Pools Wonderful pools, tried them all out. The pool bars could do with more staff as most of the time you had to queue. Also you could put get a drink, soft or otherwise until 10.30am, when most people were up and out around 8.30. The beach By far the best beach, soft white sand and nice little natural lagoons with warm clear water up to the waist in most places. Swimming with large fish and barracuda was a highlight. A word of advice - pack plenty of spray for mosquitos! I've never been bitten so much as I was here! I would give the Grand Bahia Principe 4**** only, not luxury, but overall we had a great time. More>

One of my favorite place to be at this resort 😄😄😄
Steven L,
Fri Jul 29 22:03:02 EDT 2016
I really love this resort is because the place is clean and the people there are really really friendly and the the bar tender are really cool people and funny too and the food there is really spot on it tasted so good. The beach is clean and you see some fishes in there and the pool is not so bad is because it is not my interest and there some really cool entertainment there at the pool and there is a kid pool too u can take a mini go cart there so that your little one don't get bored. More>

Great value
Catherine C,
Fri Jul 29 20:46:37 EDT 2016
We booked Grand Bahia Principe Tulum due to the awesome price. We were looking for a nice, clean and safe resort on a budget. That is exactly what we got. Our hotel room left a bit to be desired. Our last vacation had been to a Sandals resort, so we tried not to compare the two. The room had a musty smell which is common of tropical places. I found the temperature of our room comfortable, but my husband found it hot despite "cranking" the ac. The last night our ac quit completely and we woke up to a hot and humid room. There were ants in the bathroom, although we were on the ground floor so this is bound to happen. The bed, linens and rest of the room were very clean. We had an adjoining room which was great. The resort is amazing! There is so much to do! The party pool was the highlight and we met so many new friends from all over Canada! I would say 80% of the resort were Canadians. I would not recommend the party pool for kids, but there are so many other pools that are more family friendly. The swim up bar was a plus (although a bit dangerous if you loose track of time... whoops). Food at the buffet was great! Im still dreaming of the guacamole we had at the resort! Nothing comes close to being as good!!! There is so much variety! I don't have one bad thing to say about the buffet! We tried the Don Pablo, Brazilian and Tequila restaurants while we were there. They were all great. The last night, two people on our trip were sick with vomiting and diarrhea but the other two were fine. Not sure what the cause was... we had eaten dinner at Don Pablo, but I think it was likely something we had ate earlier in the day or heat exhaustion. The beach was great. It is a bit rock in some spots wading into the water but becomes sandy not far out. The water can be a bit rough but they have water breakers in the water to keep the water more calm near the beach. We did a catamaran tour through our red tag vacation rep - it was a long day - travel to cancun, but fun. I didn't realize the trip offered through the resort was different than the one we signed up for. A couple people we met there did the resort one and had nothing but great things to say.Ours was good, but the 1.5 hour ride to cancun was a lot and made for a really long day. The nightly entertainment was great. Actually all the entertainment was great. They always had something going on at the party pool and every night had one or more things happening. Would definitely go back to the resort if I was looking for a cheaper vacation. More>

Luxury Resort with amazing beaches and service
Privnuno, Lisbon, Portugal
Fri Jul 29 05:54:30 EDT 2016
Completely stun with the huge resort with long and tropical gardens full of of exotic birds and Iguanas. The Restaurants are amazing and the service is ALL INCLUDED really above our most high expectations. More>

Best family holiday
Fri Jul 29 00:20:30 EDT 2016
We spent 14 nights here and went with an open mind, but really apart from a couple of gripes can't really fault it, brilliant weather, food , excellent grounds and housekeeping. Our evening waiter Eleazor was truly fantastic and went above and beyond his duty for us. Food was great if you can't find something you enjoy here you are hard to please because the amount of different foods and themed nights meant there was always something to choose. Sun loungers were hard to come by most days as you would watch selfish holiday makers run out at the crack of dawn put their towels out then don't return for hours, We got an upgrade to the Hacienda where you were more likely to get a spot in the sun use that pool and loved the complimentary robes and slippers to use. Beach is beautiful a bit rocky, seaweed is cleaned daily. If you are going to Mexico you are going to book trips which are great but bare in mind the photographs!!! Most popular trips dolphins and whale sharks also quad biking and ek balm prices can range from 40 to 300 dollars!!!! Privilege club, these are in the lobby and will try and get you to spend a couple of hours out of your holiday to listen to a load of different sales pitches about what you could of booked , they'll try and give you goodie bags as a sweetner to go but I would advise avoid. We said no, it didn't seem to sink in as we were asked everyday we did mention to hotel staff and rep. Overall a great experience, I'd advise a room safe 5 dollars a day we had no problems just peace of mind as some days the maid would not lock patio door after cleaning. More>

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