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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
  • 78Frimousse : Montreal, Canada
Mayan ceremony for our wedding… Amazing!

Last week we got married à the Grand Bahia Principe Tulum, we chose the Mayan Ceremony for our symbolic wedding… it was amazing! Andres was our wedding planner and he was just perfect! He was always there for us, quickly answered our e-mails, helped us and guided us very well with the different decision. We chose to have the wedding near the beach because we had the Mayan Ceremony and it was just perfect! The Chaman was leading the ceremony -Mayan Blessing- in Spanish and her husband was translating at the same time in English. We were so blessed to have them in our ceremony, the ritual took about 45 minutes, we got involved has well has our guest and we felt really special to be able to share a beautiful part of their culture.At night we had a party on the beach with the bar, the waiters where really good! We also had a DJ and the music was great! The site was beautifully decorated and we enjoyed the moment very much, thanks to Andres again!Also, we invited our guests for a dinner on the beach to thank them to be with us during the week. It was just beside the Mexican restaurant, in a quiet and private area, perfect to spend time with our love one!So thank you so much Andres and Carlos, this week was above expectation!Nadia and Steven

  • strot : Ottawa
Great place for group of friends

We went to vacation at GB Tulum first week of April 2017 with a group of 10 people; We all had a great time, beautiful weather, good food, good drinks; all in all a good experience. TIPS: book your a la cartes as SOON as you get in, especially if you're a big group of people going. We were there to celebrate 2 birthdays, so the first birthday (which was 2 days after arrival, we weren't able to get a table for 10, so we were separated, but the 2nd birthday was our 4th day there, so it was late enough in the week to book for a big group. Food: We had 3 a la cartes; 1st one was at Tequila - decent food (not amazing, but it was good), good drinks, we were there to celebrate a birthday, so they brought us sombreros :) Only issue that was had was that someone paid the mariachi band to sing a couple songs and they only sang once (they were going table to table - the money didn't make a difference) 2nd place was La gran Tortuga - food was good (again, it wasn't amazing, but still good), service was good, but if you want them to sing or have a birthday celebration, you must let them know when booking. 3rd one, Mikado, was BY FAR the best!! Would highly recommend it. Food was FANTASTIC, so delicious, and they sat us all at the show table. We also checked out the Coba buffet a couple time, and I honestly preferred it to the Tulum (more selection, better fruit).Location: I can't remember if we were villa 22 or 23 (we were all put in either) - ours was right behind La Gran Tortuga, so our ocean view was blocked off - but it's not like we spent most of our time out there anyways!!! Rooms were clean, fridges filled up (we tipped to get extra beers :) Birthdays: make sure that if you want to surprise the birthday girl/guy that you let the front desk know - my boyfriend surprised me, and I came back to the room and there were balloons, champagne, chocolate covered strawberries - but our friends boyfriend did not ask, and she didn't get anything :( so make the effort and let the staff know :) All in all, we had a really great time; this was our 2nd time at an all-inclusive resort, but first time with a big group of friends; super fun, fun at the swim up bar, activities, excursions, rooms were nice, pools were clean; It is a big resort, so if you're looking for a small, personal resort, it's not the place to be. One thing that I did miss from the other 5 star resort we were at 2 years ago was the servers coming to the pool and beach (ya ya, I know it sounds lazy, but I like being lazy on vacation :) And the fact that we have to pay daily for a lock for the safe in the room is kind of silly in my opinion. Wish that could change.

  • crcarter123 : Peterborough, United Kingdom
Perfect location

Myself and my girlfriend visited GBP Tulum last year, we had the option between Tulum and Coba and we are so glad we pick Tulum. Cobs is where all the families seem to be situated and it does not have a beach so everyone from Coba had to come to Tulum anyway. We found the service to be exceptional and the hotel always clean and the service friendly. The buffet has everything you could hope for from all over the world. We visited 3 of the al a carte restaurants and were blown away by the Japanese, the Italian was poor but oh my god the Brazilian was amazing (go on an empty stomach) We went with Thomas cook and booked all our excursions through them just to make it easier whoever if we was to go back we now know that you can do all these trips much much cheaper. (If you want to swim with the turtles just go to Tulum beach and pay one of the many "guides" a few pesos and they will happily show you where to snorkel). The bottom (fun) pool was always busy so you had to get there early to get a bed. Never struggled to get a lounger on the top pool though. As the title says this hotel is perfectly situated if you want to go to Tulum ruins (10 mins) playa del carmen (30 mins) xcaret (20 mins) xel ha (15 mins) Coco bongo is amazing definitely recommend but don't be cheap pay the extra to get in the balcony. Don't go to the casino on site I could swear the roulette table is rigged. The onsite nightclub is good but be careful of your drinks don't get spiked. If you leave it out of sight get a new one....they're free ;) Oh and have fun.

  • kerisosh : Red Deer, Canada
It was good but I wouldn't return.

Ok so my hubby and I along with our 11 year old daughter stayed here from May 15-22 and we had a great vacation.BUT there were some things that bring the ratings down to the point that I wouldn't return. I'll start with the goodBeach: yes there's seaweed but it's not the resorts fault. The staff bust their butts clearing it up everyday so it's really not an issue. There's 3 different kinds of beach here: there's rocky, a bit wavy and calm. I personally like having the option to choose what I feel like swimming in. Pools: decent pools! Just wish we had music at the family pool. Just because we aren't partying doesn't mean we don't enjoy music.Food: I enjoyed the food. Buffet was pretty much the same every day but it was delicious! Al la carts were decent. Our favourite was the Brazilian!! But book your al la cartes as soon as you arrive!Staff: always smiling and eager to help you with whatever you may need. Ok so for the badThe safes: other than the 5 dollar a day charge , they are tiny! iPads don't fit and it's a lock and key so you have to be cautious of not losing it.Rooms: I can't speak for everyone but our room had a roof leak into the closet which made the room very damp. The showers are odd, the door is half open so water gets everywhere, there's no fan either so it's also very damp. Restaurants:NO AIR CONDITIONING!!!!With the exception to the Don Pablo restaurant the al la cartes or buffets don't have air conditioning. It was so hot that we were dripping sweat! The Japanese restaurant doesn't even have fans. This is an issue not just for guests but for the workers as well! It's extremely uncomfortable and certainly not 5 star or 4 star for that matter.Dress code: I'm all about dressing up for al la cartes, however being turned away from the buffet because my husband had a sleeveless shirt on is ridiculous.Entertainment: The Mexican Fiesta is NOT FREE! It would have cost us 20USD pp to go the fiesta and it was the only things going on that night. There's live music in the lobby bar until 9 but music is hit and miss. These are things that My husband and I enjoy but it may not be a big deal to others. Timeshare: it's a timeshare,it's longer than an hr. period.All in all we had a great holiday because we chose to not let things we didn't like ruin our vacation, however we wouldn't return to this resort. Hope this helps!

  • Hilary M : Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyable but felt a little trapped.

This is a massive hotel complex but each section looks much the same.food is good. Staff excellent. Room was clean and comfortable. I would have preferred something a little more intimate but for those who want a large hotel this is perfect. There were electric buses to take you around the resort if you didn't want to walk. It's right on the beach too. Book the a la carte meals day 1...they fill up quickly.Outside the hotel is dual carriageway so wandering around is not a good idea. Xenses park was brilliant. Coco Bongo also a great night. Visited Tulum and Coba for Mayan ruins. These tours were okay and informative. Very hot though. Be prepared to walk a long way.Enjoyed the experience.

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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