Grand Bahia Principe Tulum

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Our Opinion

The Grand Bahia Principe Tulum is a nice family-oriented property with a 1km long sandy beach. Popular with couples and families, this resort offers good service and food along with tons of activities. The Bahia Principe complex is home to 3 resorts, the Tulum as well as the Grand Bahia Principe Akumal and Grand Bahia Principe Coba, so guest have access to lots of facilities. The Bahia Principe Resorts are a great choice for singles, couples and families looking for a memorable Riviera Maya vacation.


Overview

You'll fall in love with this modern, spacious Mayan Paradise, perched on an all natural snow white bed of soft sand. Beautifully designed by a prestigious Mexican architect with all the warmth of Mexican tradition and built with materials such as stone, talavera pottery, marble, large palapas, and hardwood. Enjoy the Mexican-style commercial and entertainment village of Hacienda Dona Isabel for great shopping and fun filled evenings of entertainment. The Grand Bahia Principe Tulum is a fantastic relaxing getaway for everyone.

Location: On the beach, 45 min drive to Playa del Carmen, 20 min drive to the Mayan ruins of Tulum, 60 min from the airport.


Highlights
  • Beautiful beach with lots of water activities, 2 pools, a Dolphinarium and swim-up bar
  • Lots of restaurant options including a 24-hour snack bar and access to select restaurants at Coba section
  • Baby, Kid's and Teen's clubs and a large kid's water park at the Coba section
  • Great snorkeling at nearby Akumal
  • Nightclub, casino and craft market at Hacienda Doña Isabel
  • Awarded TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence
  • Awarded Travellife Gold for sustainability in tourism

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Gigney1 : Carmichaels, Pennsylvania
Fourth trip to Riviera Maya 2018

Big complex,but easy to get around,wonderful food,tremendous staff,shopping and shows,you never have to leave,safe,beautiful grounds,non-stop fun or just relax.have stayed here,Now Jade,Dreams Tulum,this is our favorite

  • :
Brilliant resort, great facilities, entertainment and location

What an incredible resort, it has everything you need and is in a great location if you’re looking for something slightly away from the usual party hot spot Cancun. It’s perfect for all travellers, solo or family, the entertainment, food, and choice of restaurants was great, I never felt like I was eating the same thing. All the staff were exceptionally friendly and welcoming especially at the gym too. The hotel rooms were spotless all the time and we never had any issues with air con or faulty bathrooms. On a daily basis you are treated to the numerous different animals that are roaming the grounds, completely harmless and amazing to see! Fab location for venturing out to the Tullum Ruins and high street to soak up a bit of culture.

  • bigmatilda : New York City, New York
Greatly enjoyable!

We visited as a family of 4 adults and one 5 years old child, over Christmas break. The beach and pools were awesome. Entertainment staff was really fun. The restaurants were good (especially the new Peruvian one in the Coba part). We spent one day at Coba to enjoy the kids club and kids water park. Also greatly enjoyed the excursion to Rio Secreto, and an independent (Rental car) tour we did to Chichen Itza. Lovely region and lovely hotel. The reception staff was very slow and unprofessional 9messed up simple room change, took forever to resolve a broken door lock...), but overall our stay as lovely.

  • drFeelgood_8 : Grande Prairie
Stunning Beach

Jan 13 - 20th 2018, booked with another couple for some reprieve from the cold winter. Location - From Cancun - we booked a Canada Transfers Van - $120 US one way, worth it, we skipped out on the provided transport from Westjet, we wanted to get to the hotel faster, I hate waiting to drop off the other travelers at the various hotels on the way to the Tulum. From the Airport to the Hotel is about an hour, not a bad drive, lots to see on the way. We asked to change rooms to be closer to the beach, the 44, 45, 46 complex is awesome, close to everything, and it has a small lobby bar and WIFI area right by the rooms. They found us some rooms, check in was smooth and quick, great job.Rooms - newer everything, quiet and secure, they also provide free safes, it does not cost anything, they provide you with a key and you are good to go. Showers were hot, water had good pressure, it even has jets for the tub. Other than that we only used the room to sleep and shower. Didn't turn the TV on once, so I can't comment. The weather was a bit cold this week, at night it was a bit chilly in the room, just ask for extra blankets.Grounds - Beautiful, the staff work really hard to keep everything up, they were always doing some sort of landscaping, painting trim, cutting lawns, and the hard work pays off, very high end. This resort is huge, they have little trolley's to take you around, pretty fun, and easy to get around. Beach - WOW - white sand, clean beach, they rake every morning, lots of chairs, we didn't have to run out in the morning to put out a towel for the lounge chairs, always had plenty available. There are a few area's to relax on, explore the entire resort, the north end and the south end, not many people went to the north end, so try there. We found the snorkeling awesome, go to the "dark" spots in the water, that is where the fish are. We also had really good luck with the water on the south part, there is a roped off swim area that is not part of the resort, just past the water sport rental building on the beach, tons of fish, and the waves don't thrash you around there, it was great.Food - was very good, with lots of options, we did 3 reserve type restaurants, Japan, Brazil, French, all were top notch. Buffets had lots of food and each had a fresh serve station. Omelets in the morning and Pasta/Pizza. You also have access to the Coba resort, so try there too.Pools - 3 of them, we spent 1 day in the main pool area, at the swim up bar, it was fun, the water is not heated, so dependent on the weather. Again, lots of chairs, we did not have to fight to get one.Drinks - very good, we only found 2 bars that had an actual drink menu, some of the drinks from one bar to the next were completely different, minor issue. They do have high end stuff, but you have to ask for them. They also carry Clamato Juice (Ceasars!) We ended up giving instruction for whatever we liked to drink, research some drinks that you like to have at home, remember the recipe, and give the bartenders step by step instruction, much better drinks that way. Staff - Very helpful, very accommodating, very nice, they all seemed to enjoy being there, and were eager to help you. Top notch!Excursions - The prices for the hotel sponsored trips were fairly high. We used the public transport (collectivo's) to get to and from the hotel. They run up and down the highway, just hail one down, 35 peso's one way. Then pay the admission when you get there, much more cost friendly. We went to the Tulum Ruins (bring a towel and suits, the beach there is amazing), Gran Cenote. We also went to the Tulum Ruins Shopping area and rented bikes, rode around the Tulum Hotel Zone, stopped along the way to swim and have a drink, very fun, bike rentals are $10.00 US for the day. Other - Entertainment was very good, I am not much for the free shows, but these were surprisingly good. Dolphin Show, free water sports (non motorized). They always had some sort of day activity going on. Lunch and BBQ on the beach, they did these every day or so, fun option to have some chips and salsa on the beach. ALSO - Check the weather, it got cold at night, I wished I had brought a light coat, and more than 1 pair of pants. If you go off resort, get Peso's, they price most things, including taxi's, buses, food in Peso's, you actually get a better price if you use Peso's. So go to your local bank before you go and order some, however, there are ATM's that give Peso's, so no problem. Bring your own snorkeling gear, we just brought masks, which was good enough, but you had the freedom to use them everywhere, and you didn't have to rent them at the cenotes. Overall an awesome place to be, very relaxing, great beaches, great staff, and other than the 1 hour ride to Cancun, awesome location, so much to do in that particular area, the water is warm, the sand is a powdery white, the color is turquoise.

  • loyaltraveler : atlanta
Nicely run hotel

This hotel has really beautiful surroundings. The greenery is wonderful and the facilities are more than enough in terms of things to do and food to eatThe only complaint I have is about the third bed in the room. it is not really a bed but it is a very hard sofa and very difficult to sleep on. we asked many times for a topper for that hard sofa and never got one. I would not recommend three people using three separate beds in a room. it doesn't work.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • 24 hour snacks
  • 3 a la carte dinners w/reservations
  • Unlimited House Wine with meals, Domestic brand beer and select International drinks
  • Free Wi-Fi in lobby
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Boogie boards
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
  • Daytime tennis
  • Bicycles
  • Volleyball
  • Gym
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Domestic drinks at the 'Plaza Mayor' bar, bars & disco at Hacienda Dona Isabel
  • 978 rooms in 3-storey villas
  • Main buffet restaurant
  • 3 a la carte restaurants
  • 2 snack bars open 24 hrs
  • 7 bars including swim-up pool bar
  • Disco
  • 1 lake-shaped pool and 2 relaxation pools w/jacuzzis, all with kid's section
  • Dolphinarium
  • Large open Jacuzzi
  • Lounge chairs & towel service (beach/pool)
  • Water sports centre
  • 3 lit tennis courts
  • Fitness facilities
  • Aerobic classes
  • Hacienda Dona Isabel shopping and entertainment arcade
  • Casino
  • Spa 
  • Beauty salon
  • Wedding services
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • WiFi in lobby 
  • ATM
  • Medical services on call 24 hours

Superior Room

  • 2 full-size beds or 1 king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children
  • Views of the  gardens, pool, or ocean
  • Full bathroom
  • Magnifying mirror
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Telephone (outside calls with additional charge)
  • Coffee and tea machine 
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Alarm clock
  • Satellite TV
  • Safe (additional charge)
  • Mini-bar with water, soft drinks and beer (restocked daily)
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Umbrella
  • Wi-Fi in the room (additional charge)

Junior Suite Superior

  • 2 full-size beds or 1 king-size bed
  • Sitting area with sofa bed
  • Maximum occupancy: 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults & 2 children
  • Garden or ocean view
  • Full bathroom
  • Hydromassage bathtub
  • Magnifying mirror
  • Hair dryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Telephone (outside calls with additional charge)
  • Coffee and tea machine 
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Alarm clock
  • Satellite TV
  • Safe (additional charge)
  • Mini-bar with water, soft drinks and beer (restocked daily)
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Umbrella
  • Wi-Fi in the room (additional charge)

Restaurants

Yucatan Restaurant

  • Buffet for all meals
  • International
  • Formal dress code (Long pants and shirt for men)

Gran Tortuga-Rodizio

  • à la carte for dinner
  • Brazilian
  • Reservations required
  • Casual dress code

Tequila

  • à la carte for dinner
  • Mexican
  • Reservations required
  • Casual dress code

Don Pablo

  • à la carte for dinner
  • Gourmet
  • Reservations required
  • Formal dress code

Coba Restaurants

  • Guest can visit select à la carte restaurants at Coba section of the resort
  • Reservations and dress code required; based on availability
  • Does not apply to buffet restaurants
  • Limited à la carte reservations in effect
  • Subject to change.

Bars

  • Lobby bar
  • Entertainment bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Hacienda Doña Isabel Nightclub

Kids Deals - Kids Stay, Play and Eat FREE offer is available at select times. Savings will be reflected in online prices automatically.

For the Kids - Kids 2-12 can enjoy the Kids' Club, Babysitting (fee), Kids' section of main pool, Playground. Waterpark at Coba Section.

Facilities

  • Sauna
  • Steam bath
  • Contrast showers
  • Outdoor whirpool tub
  • Bubble beds
  • Foot baths
  • Treatment rooms and beach palapas

Treatments

  • Massages
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Body scrub
  • Facials
  • Reflexology
  • Rituals
  • Bridal Packages
  • Manicure/Pedicure
  • Hair styling

Golf Bonus - Guests of Grand Bahia Principe Tulum will benefit from a 50% discount on the public rates at the Riviera Maya Golf Club. Offer is subject to change.

The Riviera Maya Golf Club

  • Designed by Robert Trent Jones II
  • 18 hole, 7,483 yard, Par 72 championship course
  • 9 hole, Par 3 course

Exchange Privileges - Guest staying at this hotel can also enjoy the facilities of the Grand Bahia Principe Coba (excluding the buffet restaurants).

Bonus - Enjoy the facilities of Hacienda Dona Isabel, a Mexican style commercial and entertainment village at the hotel's entrance.

Honeymoon Bonus - Receive honeymoon amenities. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel offers early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Grand Bahia Principe Tulum
    Riviera Maya,Mexico

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Grand Bahia Principe Tulum
Crta Chetumal - Cancun km 250, Akumal 77760 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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