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Grand Bahia Principe Coba

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Our Opinion

Located in the middle of the resort, Grand Bahia Principe Coba has better amenities than the other two Bahia Principe properties but is about a 10-15 minute walk to the beach, however, trams run throughout the property. A great pool area and clubhouse with Internet access. It has its own buffet restaurant for breakfast and lunch. Also check out the sister resorts next door, Grand Bahia Principe Akumal and Grand Bahia Principe Tulum.


Overview
The Grand Bahia Principe Coba is an oasis in which to unwind. Rejuvenate yourself mentally and physically, surrounded by crystal-clear waters and a sandy white beach. A self-contained resort complete with spa, shops, piano bar, sports bar and a disco, Grand Bahia Principe Coba is located behind Grand Bahia Principe Akumal in the beautiful Riviera Maya.

Location: Next to Grand Bahia Principe Akumal, 35 min to Playa del Carmen, 20 min from the Mayan Ruins at Tulum, 90 min from the Cancun airport.

Highlights
  • Kids activities for all ages (baby, child, teen) plus a large waterpark
  • Lush, tropical surroundings and wildlife
  • Large pools with loungers and swim-up bars
  • Dedicated section at the beach with beach bar
  • Great family suites with amenities and mini-bar options for kids
  • Close proximity to Mayan Ruins at Tulum

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Keris E :
Perfect two week holiday in Paradise

My boyfriend and have just come back from a two week holiday where we stayed in Grand Bahia Principe Coba.The whole holiday was amazing. We thought we were going to have a terrible stay as for the first five days the weather was terrible (which is obviously not preventable) however all the staff were so lovely and accommodating, they did everything in their power to brighten our day. Although the entertainment team were not to our taste with the games etc, they worked so hard to ensure everyone had a good time and literally worked 24 hours a day to liven up the pool area and lobby (when it was torrential rain!) The food was great. The Al Carte restaurants were incredible. The Teppanyaki, Mexican and Brazilian restaurants were so brilliant and once again the staff were super friendly and really went above and beyond. Even though I am a vegetarian, there was plenty of choice of food at all the buffets and snack bars around the resort. Our room was amazing! So clean, tidy and fresh. It was cleaned thoroughly each day and the mini bar was restocked promptly. We were actually right by the main pool and near to the main pool and it was always SO quiet. Wifi was good in the lobby, we did not need it in our rooms as there were many movies to watch etc and it was nice to get our heads out of our phones. Only downside is that you are not provided with a safe unless you pay $5 per night for the duration of your stay, which is annoying and bizarre. I checked the trip advisor reviews JUST before we flew out and saw that a few reviews were really not very good and at that, I am shocked. The hotel was beautiful, facilities were great, food lovely, staff exceptional, surroundings beautiful. I found my spirit in Mexico and left my heart. I would recommend Coba, Tulum and the Yucatán Peninsula as the perfect holiday destination. The hotel was exceptional (bar the safe).

  • lmohan1 : Torquay, United Kingdom
Outstanding resort and holiday destination but just falls short of 5 stars

We holidayed in riviera maya for two weeks at the Coba through first choice holidays. In this package we had all inclusive with 6 a la carte meals and full use of the facilities at both Coba and Tulum. The room was fantastic, exceptionally clean and spacious, we encountered a problem 3 days in with a leaking air con unit however within the hour the hotel staff had fixed the unit and cleaned up the water, technical problems like this cannot be predicted so we weren't annoyed but very pleased with the way in which Coba responded and resolved the issue. The numerous pools and jacuzzi pools offered a range of options from a quiet atmosphere to a party pool. All pools had a bar on site if not a swim up bar so drinks were readily available. Out of the buffet areas available we definitely preferred Tulum's as it is calmer, cleaner and a much more controlled environment with friendlier staff in comparison to Coba's buffet which in certain circumstances resembled a cattle market. The collectivo's between areas are fantastic with fun and friendly bellhops. If you go to the hacienda you can also get a collectivo to Akumal beach, for 25 pesos, which is a beach off site where you can swim with turtles for free, the beach was beautiful and swimming with the turtles was amazing. One thing to be aware of is locals telling you swimming with life jackets is mandatory and trying to rent them to you, this may be a scam but in all honesty you're snorkelling for a long time and having the life jacket is a useful aid. The 6 a la carte restaurants we chose were delicious, one issue we had was we'd made a reservation at tequila restaurant a week prior and when we turned up the restaurant was closed! We spoke to a member of staff nearby that sorted us a new reservation and lift to the alternative restaurant within 5 minutes, again a slight hiccup that was almost immediately rectified. The reason we feel the hotel just falls short of 5 stars is because of these little but easily preventable problems however we loved our holiday and encountered wonderful staff and locals that couldn't be more helpful or pleasant.

  • gamezquita : Toronto, Canada
Third Time there and would return in a heartbeat

Just got back from Bahia Principe (Sept 13 - Sept 20) and is the third time we have been there We after a 4 hour flight and a 1.5 hour bus journey, Our checkin in process was so smooth and quick even after having arrived at noon. Since the check-in was so smooth we were able to book al ala carte restaurants right away. You get three bookings. We did this and got nearly every meal booked at a decent time, usually around 6pm. Medeterrean, JApanese and Michado.Room=====The room is one of the best we have ever got ROOM 32423 it was very spacious all very clean. The room was located in the middle of everywhere, close to both COBA an Premier Lobby, close to almost all ala carte restaurants, close to the Theatre and very close to 2 main pools with swim up bars, the transport to the beach was right on the corner, best room we have ever got. Just a quick note, we were told that Wi-Fi is only available for free in the lobbies, outside of that, you have to pay for it. However we were able to get wi-fi in our room, maybe it was expanded but that was a nice touch.Pools:There are at least 3 pools to choose on the Coba site, They are kept clean and tidy, and were really easy to find and access. Each pool has a swim-up bar, with a wide selection of both alcoholic and soft drinks, and all could also make a big selection of colourful cocktails.Beach:======The beach is really nice, although a bit rocky in some areas, making it hard to swim out too far. However other areas only had small rocky patches and turned into sand further out, making it easy to stand and see all the fish that swim by.There were always a lot of empty sunbeds here, each of which are under shade, and can be moved into the sun if you want to move them.There are also bars dotted along the beach, supplying drinks all day. Also one of the days we were there, the staff set up a small stand around 1pm until 3pm-ish that served different foods..Restaurants:==========The food at this resort was amazing! At no point did we have an upset stomach or anything from the food, which is impressive since we had seafood of some sort pretty much every day.The Kukulkan buffet is the best it has all kinds of food for all tastes very well prepared and amazing presentation, there was sushi, salads, Mexican food, fruit, fish, steaks, burgers, pizzas, chips, breads, soups, pastas, ice cream, desserts and an Asian counter.At breakfast, you can get fruit, toast, empanadas, omelettes cooked to order, eggs cooked however you want, bacon, yogurts, breads and pastries.There is so much choice even the most picky eater can find something to choose from..Onto the a-la cartes we visited Each one was incredible! All the staff there were incredibly attentive and helpful. Staff:=====The staff IS amazing everyone says hello and were always happy to help with anything. The bartenders were always happy to get us any sort of drinks, waiters/waitresses were working non-stop to clear tables and bring water/coffee/other drinks in the buffet. Entertainment:============The evening entertainment was really good. The shows were different each night of the week, but usually repeated each week. For us the highlight of shows is the MExican Night which is on Thursdays, but we got lucky and were there for the MExican Independence where the show is about all the different Mexican cultures and one big party after the show. Downsides:There were very few downsides to this whole holiday, which are more specific to other guest rather than the hotel itself, IF there is one downside I did find that at one point I required medical attention and found that there is no onsite medical personell

  • NickyB1711 : Herne Bay, England, United Kingdom
Lovely hotel

Our first time in Mexico and we had a lovely time. Nice big room. Good choice of food. Visited 3 a la carte restaurants, The Gourmet, the Italian one near the pool and the Japanese where we were on a show table. We found all the staff very friendly. The complex is easy to get around as you just get on a trollybus. They come very frequently. Loved all the animals around the complex. Beach was kept clean although some days they couldn't keep up with cleaning all the seaweed. Don't bother bringing any mosquito spray. We did and it didn't work. Just buy the mosquito spray Off from the shop in lobby. It works.Would recommend going to this hotel.

  • TravelDiva510 : Atlanta, Georgia
Horrible experience

I have frequented many all inclusive resorts and must say this one is ranked the lowest. On the day of arrival the a/c in our room was not working. After calling the front desk twice and walking to the front desk two more times I realized I was getting the run around. I was repeatedly told that maintenance would be there in 20 minutes...fast forward 28 hours after almost passing out due to the heat we were finally changed to another room. We were told that a bell boy would be up to our room on the third floor (there are no elevators) to help with our luggage in 15 minutes. 90 minutes later we decided to walk it over ourselves, stopping several times and drenched with sweat we finally got it done. This property is not on the beach. You have to take a shuttle to the beach which isn't that bad because they come frequently. There are no elevators, so if you have back, respiratory, or mobility problems...this resort is not for you. The buffet is not very good however the specialty restaurant Mediterranean (not sure of the name) was very good. You do not have unlimited access to the restaurants ( you have to choose one), which was different from every other all inclusive resort I have ever been to. Get cash before you arrive. The atm charges a $17 for a withdrawal. If this is your first all inclusive experience you may not have any complaints, however if you are seasoned you will be able to spot the areas to improved upon (which there are many).

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
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • 3 à la carte dinners/week (dress code and reservations required)
  • Snacks
  • Unlimited domestic drinks & House wine
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • 1 hour free each day of an activity of your choice: paddle surf, tennis, snorkeling, catamarans, kayaks, or bicycles
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Boogie boards
  • Fitness centre
  • Aerobics
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • Wi-Fi in lobby (24 hrs)

Royal Golden Inclusions

  • 1 extra à la carte dinner/week for a total of 4 (reservations required)
  • Safety deposit box
  • Separate check-in
  • Welcome cocktail upon arrival
  • Cool Towel upon arrival
  • Distinct identifcation bracelet
  • Dedicated room location : accommodation in spacious Junior suites with whirlpool
  • Bottle of tequila in room upon arrival
  • Beach towels in room
  • Bathrobes and slippers in room upon arrival
  • Turn-down service
  • Concierge service with direct phone line
  • Room service (24 hrs, light menu)
  • VIP room amenities
  • Access to the Royal Golden Club House, a private lounge exclusive to Royal Golden guests
  • Printed press (free printed newspapers and Internet access at the Club House)
  • Spa treatment discounts (20%/adult)

* Included with "Junior Suite Superior Royal Golden" only

  • 1080 rooms in 3-storey buildings
  • 2 buffet restaurants
  • 5 à la carte restaurants: International, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean and Japanese; dress code & reservations required 
  • Snack bar
  • 11 bars including Swim-up bars
  • Disco
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Tennis courts (not lit)
  • Scuba diving on-site
  • Fitness facilities
  • Hacienda Don Pablo - commercial & entertainment village at entrance of Akumal/Tulum complex
  • Casino
  • Wi-Fi in lobby
  • Boutiques
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Spa (fee)
  • Massage services (fee)
  • Car rental (fee)
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • Medical service (fee)
  • Golf nearby (fee)

Junior Suite Superior with Garden view

  • 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed
  • Full bathroom with whirlpool
  • Sitting area with sofa bed
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Telephone
  • Satellite television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Alarm clock
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Extra beds available on request
  • Occupancy: 1-3 adults; 3 adults and 1 child; 2 adults and 2 children (Maximum occupancy of 4)
  • A maximum of 1 infant (0-1 years of age) will be permitted to stay in room with 4 guests

Junior Suite Family with Garden view

Rooms with a privileged location near the Water Park

  • 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed
  • Full bathroom with hydro massage tub
  • Sitting area with sofa bed
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Telephone
  • Satellite television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Alarm clock
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Use of bathrobes and slippers for the whole family
  • Kids' pack with bathroom amenities
  • Welcome gift basket of sweets
  • Kids' minibar
  • Access to the special family zone featuring: the Water Park, a kids' spa ($), mini-golf, swings, sports pitches and special sports equipment and an exclusive area at the buffet
  • Babysitting service available from 6-11 pm (reservations required)
  • Access to Baby station: special area offering everything you need for small children, including a change table, baby bottle sterilizer, microwave, etc.
  • Occupancy: 3 adults and 1 child; 2 adults and 2 children; Infants count as one person.  
  • There must be a minimum of 2 adults and 1 child (2-12 years) to reserve this room category.  
  • A maximum of 1 infant (0-1 years of age) will be permitted to stay in room with 4 guests.

Family Master Suite with Garden view

Rooms with a privileged location near the Water Park, Consists of two connected, but totally independent bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms with 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed
  • Full bathroom with hydro massage tub
  • Living area with sofa bed
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Telephone
  • Satellite television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Alarm clock
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Use of bathrobes and slippers for the whole family
  • Kids' pack with bathroom amenities
  • Welcome gift basket of sweets
  • Kids' minibar
  • Access to the special family zone featuring: the Water Park, a kids' spa ($), mini-golf, swings, sports pitches and special sports equipment and an exclusive area at the buffet
  • Babysitting service available from 6-11 pm (reservations required)
  • Access to Baby station: special area offering everything you need for small children, including a change table, baby bottle sterilizer, microwave, etc.
  • Occupancy: 2 adult and 5 children/teens (13-17 years); 3 adults and 4 children/teens; 4 adults and 3 children/teens.  
  • Maximum occupancy of 7,  A maximum of 1 infant (0-1 years if age) will be permitted to stay in room with 7 guests.

Super Saver

Limited number of rooms at reduced prices.

  • 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed
  • Full bathroom with whirlpool
  • Sitting area with sofa bed
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Telephone
  • Satellite television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Alarm clock
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Extra beds available on request
  • Occupancy: 1-3 adults; 3 adults and 1 child; 2 adults and 2 children (Maximum occupancy of 4)
  • A maximum of 1 infant (0-1 years of age) will be permitted to stay in room with 4 guests

Junior Suite Superior Royal Golden

  • 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed
  • Full bathroom with whirlpool
  • Sitting area with sofa bed
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Telephone
  • Satellite television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Alarm clock
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Bathrobes and slippers in room
  • Extra beds available on request
  • Occupancy: 1-3 adults; 3 adults and 1 child; 2 adults and 2 children (Maximum occupancy of 4)
  • A maximum of 1 infant (0-1 years of age) will be permitted to stay in room with 4 guests
  • Please see All Inclusive section for Royal Golden Inclusions

Restaurants

El Pescador

  • à la Carte for dinner
  • Seafood
  • Reservation required
  • Evening dress code: semi-formal

Le Gourmet

  • à la Carte for dinner
  • International
  • Reservation required
  • Evening dress code: semi-formal

Portofino

  • à la Carte for dinner
  • Italian
  • Reservation required
  • Evening dress code: semi-formal 

Mikado

  • à la Carte for dinner
  • Japanese
  • Reservation required
  • Evening dress code: semi-formal

Kukulkan

  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • International
  • Dress code: casual

Mediterraneo

  • à la Carte for dinner
  • Mediterranean
  • Reservation required
  • Evening dress code: semi-formal

Cozumel

  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • International
  • Dress code: casual

Piscis

  • Snack Bar

Oasis

  • à la carte for dinner
  • International
  • Reservation required
  • Evening dress code: Semi-formal 

La Casita

  • Snack Bar

-Guest can visit select à la carte restaurants at Tulum 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

  • Coliseum Theatre bar
  • El Arrecife
  • La Iguana
  • Cancun
  • Daiquiri
  • Music Bar
  • Hybyscus Swim-up bar
  • Flamboyan Pool bar
  • Piscis Snack bar

Kids Deals - First child 2-12 stays & eats free when sharing a room with 1 or 2 adults. Maximum number of children varies by room category. Existing bedding must be used. Date restrictions apply, please inquire for details. Not valid at Christmas & New Year's.

For the Kids 

  • Kids' Club (ages 4 to 12)
  • 1 kids pool
  • Playground
  • Water park
  • Mini-disco
  • Babysitting ($)


Facilities

  • Saunas
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam bath
  • Water beds
  • Bucket showers
  • Sensation showers
  • Foot baths
  • Cool water pools
  • Treatment rooms

Treatments

  • Massages
  • Reflexology
  • Spa Circuit
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Body Scrubs
  • Facials 
  • Thalassotherapy
  • Bridal Packages

Other Treatments

  • Manicure 
  • Pedicure
  • Hairstyling
  • Waxing
  • Makeup
  • Temporary tattoos

Exchange Privileges - Receive access to the facilities at sister resort Grand Bahia Principe Tulum (excluding buffet restaurants). Club Golden guests also have access to the water sports at Bahia Principe Tulum. Transportation around the complex is provided.

Honeymooners - Receive a free amenity. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage at check-in.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer 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 Coba
Carretera 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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