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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.
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
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
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 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Grand Bahia Principe Tulum to their friends and family

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Great time at GBP
diesel550, Montreal, Canada
Sat Aug 27 19:30:08 EDT 2016
I will give it a five star but I will present some cons. It's a five star because overall I had a great time. I went with my wife and we enjoyed the grounds, the food, and the activities. We were in room 2523 which although it was clean (minus the tiny ants that roamed ALL over), it was very far from the lobby. A shuttle can be used but they are scheduled and if you try to join a guy who is in a cart passing by he won't take you. Kind of useless. Let me present the cons. 1. No room service. 2. Pools should be separated. Kids pool above and adults by the pool bar. It's annoying as you're there getting drinks that kids are lingering around the bar. Kind of a buzz-kill. 3. You have to pay for safes - what a horrible idea. Safes should be provided for everybody at the resort. 4. Restaurant reservations. All booked. Make the restaurants bigger if this is a recurring issue. 5. Tips weren't expected except by server in upper pool bar. He snubbed my wife when she didn't tip him. Poor service from his end but most others were great to deal with. I'd recommend this hotel as there's much to do but careful because it's HUGE! Enjoy! More>

Family vacation in beautiful Mexico!
Tdot O, Toronto, Canada
Sat Aug 27 19:26:18 EDT 2016
Ok, so to start, I was very nervous to travel here, partly because of the mixed reviews and partly because I had never been to Mexico and was worried about some of the stereotypes like the food (getting sick), safety and security etc. I was pleasantly surprised!! Check in was easy but no one was in line ahead of us so that obviously helped. The room we were in was just ok -- but look, we have travelled all around the Caribbean and the rooms are always a little musty, always in need of a bit of updating -- but the room was cleaned well and the mini bar fellow was there every day to bring lots of water and pop. Our view was of the jungle which actually was very cool. The sounds coming out of the jungle at night were unreal -- sounded like a huge disco of wild animals partying all night :) The staff are absolutely lovely. Alfredo, Edwin and Gelmi in the buffet restaurant always went out of their way to welcome our family. They were so busy, running around trying to help everyone and my family and I appreciated their attention and humour. The pools were good but by the afternoon it felt like you were taking a bath in a pot of boiling water given the temp was about 45c daily. The beach was fine as well. The grounds are immaculate and there are huge iguanas everywhere as well as what I think are lemurs and capybaras. The staff is always working hard to keep the grounds clean. Maybe some guests could learn manners and not throw empty cups and garbage around the grounds like Neanderthals tho. Seriously -- that's embarrassing. If I had seen who did it I certainly would have called them out. I wonder if people who complain about the staff being rude are the same knobs who litter and act like the staff are their sub-human servants. Anyway I digress. For what we paid, I feel like we got a really great vacation. If you are looking for 5 star ultimate luxury palace then this isn't for you, but remember you get what you pay for and this was a great value for our money in my opinion. Btw there was only one other Canadian there -- the place was full of awesome Brits who I loved but I had no one to stream the Hip concert with lol. But serious sucky, Big Thanks to the staff at the Bahia Tulum. It was your efforts that made this a memorable family holiday. Everyone I talked to agreed - the staff were first class. I will certainly recommend this resort to value minded folks looking for a safe, clean place to spend a week with good food and awesome staff. More>

Honest review
Chris M,
Sat Aug 27 13:48:03 EDT 2016
Just got back from this resort on Monday. Awful travel with Thomas Cook who are a long way behind the other long haul companies when it comes to service and comfort. Luckily the transfer from Cancun airport was 1hr 30 mins thanks to there being only one other drop off but I did hear from other guests their transfer was up to 2 hrs 30. This resort is big and well presented. Although big you can still walk to anywhere in the resort but sometimes with the heat and if you have family then it's easy to jump on one of the many trolley cars travelling around the resort. Our room in the Hacienda part of the hotel was good, nothing special but clean and tidy with a view of the sea. I found the the main Tallum pool to be the best as it was quieter, clean and you could access other amenities easily. The staff are friendly enough, being from England it's hard to know when to tip, what I would say is I didn't find anyone expecting a tip. I tipped in the al a carte restaurants of which I visited the Brazilian and Don Pablo's both of which were excellent. We did tip a certain barmaid in the Lobby bar and after that we found the drinks and service kept coming without question. There is a number of wildlife animals and insects around the resort but we experienced no problems though I did hear some rooms had ant problems. Staying in the Hacienda gives you acces to most of the other resorts in the complex. One being the Coba which has a water park, this isn't really worth the journey as it's very small and I found the Coba hotel busy and the poolside dirty, there was dried blood on a sun lounger and on the ground which showed the place wasn't regularly cleaned. At Tallum we saw the pool area being cleaned every night. We also met a family on their honeymoon who were staying in the Coba who made a daily journey to dine and visit the pool at the Tallum with it being so much better. My biggest warning would be stay away from the people at the privilege desk as this is a time share trick where you'll get promised one thing then end up at the Coba where you are subjected to a prolonged sales pitch trying to get you to part with your money to be a member of the hotel, if your not from stateside then it doesn't really make financial sense. In all we had great time although I have stayed in better 5 star resorts around the world and had better all inclusive experiences. I would say unless you're unlucky you are going to be more than happy with a stay at the Tallum Grande Bahia Principe. Ps although some people have negative views of the dolphins at the hotel it's not to bad at all and probably better suited if you have smaller kids wanting to have a dolphin experience. The price is negotiable to. We did a dolphin ride which was a whole hour with the Dolphins in the comfort of your own hotel. More>

bailey814, North East, Pennsylvania
Fri Aug 26 16:37:36 EDT 2016
The resort was very nice, lots of choices for food and beverages. The staff worked very hard without a question; especially Lorenzo! Morning "stretching" was my favorite, he always had a smile on his face some days it seemed like he was there from sun up until the night show. The shoreline is very rocky and shallow, don't expect to really "swim or snorkel off the resort"; we did one excursion to xel ha which was worth it; but for us traveling off resort once was enough. There are speeding golf carts all day down the walking paths, you have to be careful. We went to the "water park" at coba thinking it would be a nice variation, but it was a few slides for very small Children, honestly our 8yr old was too big. My main constructive criticism is with the folks in the lobby trying to give the review of the time shares, I would say not interested and they became even pushier; I didn't even want to walk through the lobby with my family. In order to use the wifi though you have to, if people are interested they will come to the table they don't need to be in "attack mode". I found people approaching us even at the pool "take a photo" buy a photo package, book a dolphin swim (the people pool was larger than the dolphin pool); I just wanted to chill and relax. I feel blessed to have experienced it with my family but it will be a one time trip for our family More>

Fun in Mexico
lchips63, Brooklyn, New York
Fri Aug 26 15:15:54 EDT 2016
I had a great time staying at this hotel. I was there for 9 days. I wish I stayed for a few more days. The hotel staff was friendly helpful and very polite. Most of the staff spoke English, or enough to get a message across. If not, someone was there to help. The hotel do property is very large with 3 other hotels on the complex. Thankfully there were trolley cars. The grounds were very very clean and well taken care of. The pools were beautiful and clean. The beach was right there..very beautiful but the area near this hotel the water was rocky and we couldn't enjoy it. Our only disappointment. The swim up bar was great. The rooms were nice and clean. The A/C was working well. The beds were very comfortable. It would have been nice if the TV had more English speaking stations/shows. The animation team was fun and friendly. They kept the main pool busy with activities. The shows /entertainmeny at night was fun!! The lobby bar was busy with people music and entertainment. It does all seem to quiet down by 11:30 pm. The food and adult beverages were plentiful. There was a huge room just for the buffet..great service and good food. Something there for everyone. The specialty restaurants were great. I enjoyed all but 1. They were also very nice in decor and atmosphere. I am looking forward to going back to this resort!! There's lots to do especially visiting the other 2 hotels in the complex. Down the road there is the hacienda...shopping, flea markets, couple of cafes..very nice. I had an awesome vacation. More>

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