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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
  • smudge6434 : Fife, United Kingdom
Fab holiday no regrets.

Just recently stayed at tulum resort with my wife for 14 nights. Second time in Mexico and the best resort we've been to infact it was that good that we going to book the akumal side for next year as we get more of a choice of restaurants and facilities. Everyone was so friendly from start to end. The don pablo gourmet is the best place we have ever eaten and like to mention the first class service from Miguel. The whole resort is very clean and always clean and all the staff are very good at their jobs. The waitress girls in bar akumal every night were very friendly and smiley and always made sure you had a drink. The resort in a whole is so nice and good and can't thank you all enough for the best holiday we've had.

  • joeythejew : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
so so

watch out for the shuttles, bikes and trucks driving along the walkways they will run you off the walkways into the grass. stay away from time share salesmen in the lobbies they promise short sales pitch and better food all lies. then when you say no they will leave you stranded and you will have to find your own way back to your lobby. this was my sixth resort in 6 years I will not return at all.

  • Andy F : Sheffield, United Kingdom
Excellent service and experience

An excellent resort, word of some exclusive areas can be off putting, but if you're happy like us to be one of the regular average joe holidaymakers not looking for the embroidered towels and private decked white linen pergola you'll be delighted with this place.The attention to detail here is a credit to all the very hard working staff, from the guys to rake the sand, to the staff that serve the drinks and prepare the food.A shout out to Francisco, and Rosalia in the Tulum buffet always extremely polite and such fun, Gonzalez and Edwin in the Tequila day time who have nailed it and looked after us all day, and our special lady Aurora from the lobby bar who was exceptional.The food was very good, and the choice of a'la carte restaurants helped to break up the monotony of going to the same place every day for dinner.All four of us preferred something different as our favourite meal, so there wasn't one really stand out evening that I could say was absolute best.Rooms lovely and clean, cleaner and mini bar guy were great and replenished everything every day, bed comfort, our thoughts were mixed, as it has a memory foam topper, I did get used to it but the couple we travelled with thought it to be too soft, we all did sleep well though, however it did show my mattress up when I got home, it felt like a rock!This place is massive, some of the touches were borderline obsessive (hotel logo imprint in the sand cig stubbers for instance) I reckon they'll be about 1000 of them to do every day, but those touches will be the thing we will remember the most.Immaculate gardens, with the most amazing plant borders where the mixture of colours was dazzling, a credit to the gardeners.Transport system was good, frequent enough but as expected can get busy so be prepared to wait at peak times.Wifi is ok, gets you through, but lets be honest if you need longer than 15 minutes every day to check email etc when you're somewhere like this you need to get a life, plenty of time to read every post on Facebook when you're sat at home!The thing we will remember the most is the way they embrace the wildlife, an amazing mixed bag of creatures and critters. I've never seen so many iguanas and hermit crabs, the size of my fist, down to bats flying around the lobby, truly amazing, we will be returning some time soon.

  • aradnai : Abbotsford, Canada
Family Vacation 2017

Excellent Resort, very clean and the food was amazing. also very good at explaining the local attractions and offering ideas to see. Our family also took advantage of having photos done and are very pleased.

  • Ali H :
Tips you need to know!

The Grand Bahia Principe is a beautiful place. The grounds are gorgeous and well kept. The rooms are cleaned daily (typically later in the day, but they stock the fridge with complimentary Dos Equis, tequila, soda, and water). Use the "please clean room" sign and they are typically quick. In my experience, rooms not on the first floor tend to have less issues with bugs or air conditioning. I was on the second floor of Villa 3 and had no problems whatsoever. TIPS:- WiFi is slow and spotty. To save money, buy Boingo for 9.99 and cancel subscription after. It works all over the hotel, even on the beach. Boingo is a god send!-There is only one outlet in the room and one in the bathroom. Bring a power strip! -Ask for Freddy in the main breakfast restaurant! He is awesome. Great service! -Be sure to book your A La Cartes upon your arrival. The hotel app doesn't work very well, so go to the public relations office.-The pools are nicer than the ocean. There are a lot of rocks, coral, and seaweed in the water. The staff works hard to keep the water clean, but it's difficult to swim. The lounge areas on the beach are very well maintained however and the staff is great! -The Coba gift store is better and less expensive. -Bring cash, but many places in the hotel accept credit card as well.-The in-room safe has a fee of $5 everyday and is very outdated. You have to carry around a large, heavy key. -There isn't a jacuzzi pool in Tulum... Coba has one, however.

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
  • 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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