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Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal

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Our Opinion

A top selling resort that is popular for weddings and honeymoons. Also family oriented with a great kids program. Like most Bahia Principe Resorts, you generally get excellent service. Transat holidays has a representative on site which is convenient. Beach is a bit rocky so make sure you bring your water sandals. Highly recommended. Also check out the sister resorts next door, Grand Bahia Principe Coba and Grand Bahia Principe Tulum.


Overview

One of the most popular resorts in the Mayan Riviera, this beautiful property offers the comfort and luxury of richly decorated suites, as well as fine cuisine and a host of activities to keep adults and children entertained all day. Enjoy impeccable facilities, friendly and courteous service, as well as access to its sister hotels, Bahia Principe Tulum and Coba, located next door. Escape to the fine white-sand beaches of Riviera Maya and experience authentic Mexican hospitality at the Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal Don Pablo Collection!

Location: Directly on the beach in the Mayan Riviera, 30 minutes from Playa del Carmen, 15 minutes from Tulum, 60 minutes from the Cancun airport.


Highlights
  • Large beach and 3 pools
  • Many dining options with access to 15 restaurants
  • Supervised clubs for kids and teens, plus a large water park
  • Golf course on site
  • Access to the adjacent Bahia Principe resorts
  • Awarded TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Andee S : Calgary, Canada
All Inclusive

Management and Service was incredible as in most all inclusive the Mexicans out shine themselves!! Mexicans are warm, generous with a fantastic sense of fun, humour and work extremely hard. In my opinion what is lacking:-Obscene amount of food choices I would prefer quality over quantity!! - Dinner (require reservations) are pretentious, food lacks flavour, no unique atmosphere, too many food options, servers are rushing around doing their best with less staff- no organized activities, bring your own snorkel gear although there is very little marine life- buffets lacked in flavour as did the restaurants!! - hotel didn't inform us that Akumal "turtle area" has been closed to tourist for several months now! - Tulum coastal town has become a tourist trap!Stores are stocked with clothing from China!! The true authentic Mexican culture has been traded by catering to the "gringos" North American and European markets - it's become anemic, bland, generic ... It's almost impossible to find a place to dance salsa or merengue. Tourist (visitors) spend the day eating, drinking, eating again repeat watch a show, go on tours repeat, repeat ....No yoga offered, no Spanish lessons, no dancing (no disco for me) I'm talking about authentic Latino music that engages you to want to dance salsa, bachata, merengue, cha-cha-cha !! The majority of All inclusive resorts are owned and operated by Spanish Companies ... Muchas Gracias to all the "Awesome Mexican people" that work in this industry and provide incredible service!*Por favor tip the workers that's what you do in your respective countries!

  • NurseBritney : Ancaster, Ontario Canada
A super HONEST review!

We just got back from a week at the Luxury Bahia with our family. It was my 4th time to Mexico and my 1st time at this resort. We stayed last year at the Iberostar and had super high expectations. Overall we had a fabulous time. Grounds: Meticulously kept. Beautiful colours and people were always working to keep it looking pristine. Room: Beautiful, one of the nicest rooms we have stayed in. Bright and spacious and had a King bed with a single bed for our daughter. We stayed in the 6500 block which is in a perfect area, close to the sport pool and the snack bar, and close to the main lobby. It is also right beside the adult area which has amazing snorkelling. Food: Overall it was good. We went to the Italian, Brazilian and Japanese, and the service at all was amazing. Alberto in the Japanese gave us the best service we had all week!! Thank you again! The buffet was decent, my biggest issue was that they did not replenish enough. A lot of the time they would run out of popular dishes and it would take a long time for them to replenish. If you got there after 730 as well there was really not a lot of food left. The service was pretty good, with the exception of Yomi who was EXCELLENT-very attentive! This lovely gentleman deserves a promotion!! Beach-Fabulous! Great beach area for snorkelling, they have break walls which help to keep most of the beach area pretty calm. Saw tons of beautiful fish, barracuda and other sea creatures. Make sure you bring snorkel gear! Esmeralda did daily aquafit in the ocean and she was great! Entertainment: Staff were very nice, we hung by the sport pool a lot and there was lots of activities. The night entertainment was good. I do have a couple of complains-the biggest one being on Thursday nights they have a "Mexican Fiesta" which you have to pay upwards of $100 US to attend per family. There is no other entertainment that night. It really irked me because first off, I paid over $5000 For my family to be there, I really thought it was ridiculous you had to pay another 100 for entertainment, secondly, you are promoting your culture and it shocked me there was an added fee! I've never had to pay extra for entertainment in a resort!! We did not go out of principal so I can't tell you how it was.The butler service was pretty non existent for us, however my sister and brother in law said they saw Their butler often. We saw ours the first day and that was it. I called for a few times for things and they were looked after. It was my daughters 10th (TEN!!) Birthday and I asked the concierge to do something. They brought her a bottle of champagne. After making several trips to the concierge they redeemed themselves by decorating the room as they said they would the first time. Overall we had a great time. Yes I would certainly return. I do however think they need a bit of work with communication at this resort.

  • bnrn98 : Ontario, Canada
Beautiful Bahia property

We stayed the first week of March. This resort is extremely large but easy to get around. It is situated right on the ocean, so always a nice breeze. The staff is friendly and helpful and they work hard to keep this place clean and beautiful. Check-in was quick and easy. Dinner reservations were made thru the Customer Service reps as they were not busy at the time....no problem booking restaurants or times. Wifi worked well even on the beach. This was our sixth visit to this Bahia property in the Mayan and will not be our last.

  • Premji5400 : Niagara Falls, Canada
Great all inclusive resort in Mayan Riviera

A huge resort just like a city by itself. About half hour from Cancun airport ...Individual well furnished cottages connected by a regular tram service to take you anywhere on this vast spread out complex. Very clean with superb landscaping. The existing wildlife is allowed to thrive and it adds glamour to the place. The food is superb and you can either choose their buffet restaurant with a great selection or book one of their specialty restaurant for a romantic dinner.The beach is excellent with powdery sand and there are beach side bars and restaurants.There is an attached great golf course which they claim is included but they get you by charging $100.00 (US dollars) per person for a cart.. This is a money grab as I was not aware of this. My wife and I played 3 rounds and had to dish out $600,00 total for the carts..

  • Tony D :
Holiday

We have just had a fantastic holiday with a Junior Suite & Balcony at theLuxury Bahia Principe Akumal by Don Pablo Collection 5🌟 - Resort - Riviera MayaI have to say that the resort on the whole is an impressive complex that is very well maintained to the highest standard of cleanliness. The grounds are fantastic and well kept.There are many pools and a lovely beach to enjoy around site which is supported by an excellent transport system that you can just hop on and off at your leisure running from early morning through to the late hours of night.The buffets are fantastic with cuisine to meet everyone's pallet with something different every day. My favourite has to be Sian Kahn Buffet!My only negative was the restaurants and their menus. Don't get me wrong, the food was excellent just that the menus are very restricted on choice. So, if there is a party of you and one of you doesn't like the restaurant of choice there isn't much to chose from. Drinks are an excellent selection with most spirits catered for. Local brand will be used if you don't ask for your preferred choice.US dollars is the preferred currency, you will need single dollars for tipping.On the whole a great experience and would definitely recommend.

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 hr food & beverage service
  • 24 hour room service (light menu)
  • Unlimited a la carte dinners with reservations
  • Unlimited domestic and select international and premium drinks
  • Mini-bar restocked every day with light snacks, water, soft drinks and beer 
  • Bathrobes, slippers and beach towels in room upon arrival
  • VIP room amenities
  • Kids and Teen clubs
  • Access to activities at Bahia Principe Tulum and Coba, excluding buffet/gourmet restaurants
  • Lounge chair and towels (pool/beach)
  • Beach club with restaurant and bar
  • 10 accessible pools throughout the property
  • 31 accessible bars throughout the property
  • 15 accessible restaurants throughout the property
  • 1 hour free each day of an activity of your choice: paddle surf, tennis, snorkeling, catamarans, kayaks (subject to availability)
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson at pool
  • Boogie boards
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Mountain bikes
  • Exercise room
  • Aerobics
  • 24 hours free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel (service available for a maximum of two devices per room reservation - no device limit in lobby)
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Access to all services, facilities and activities at the Grand Bahia Principe Tulum and Grand Bahia Principe Coba. Guests 18 years and over have access to all services and facilities at the Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Ka'an (except the buffet restaurant).
  • Free admission to the disco and bars of the Hacienda Dona Isabel, drinks included
  • 758 rooms in several 3-storey villas surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds
  • 7 restaurants
  • Snack bar with fast food options
  • 9 bars
  • Disco
  • 3 pools, including kid's sections
  • Jacuzzis
  • 4 lit tennis courts
  • Basketball court and football pitch
  • Mini-golf
  • Putting green
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa
  • Beauty salon
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout resort
  • Shops
  • Shuttle service
  • Motorized water sports (fee)
  • 18-hole golf course (fee)
  • Convention facilities (fee)
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • Car rental (fee)
  • Medical services (fee)
  • Dolphin aquarium, nearby (fee)
  • Transportation to Playa del Carmen (fee)

Junior Suite Superior 

  • 2 full-size beds or 1 king-size bed
  • Run of the house view
  • Hydromassage bathtub with shower
  • Magnifying mirror
  • Hair dryer
  • Don Pablo Collection bathroom amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Living area
  • Sofa bed
  • Telephone (outside calls with additional charge)
  • Coffee and tea machine (includes infusions) 
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Alarm clock
  • LED satellite TV
  • Safe 
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic drinks (restocked once a day without charge)
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Butler service in the room (upon request)
  • 24-hour room service (light menu)
  • Evening turn-down service
  • Free Wi-Fi (available for a maximum of two devices per room)
  • Maximum 3 adults
  • Maximum 2 children
  • Maximum 4 persons

Junior Suite Superior Ocean Front

  • 1 king-size bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Ocean view
  • Hydromassage bathtub with shower
  • Magnifying mirror
  • Hair dryer
  • Don Pablo Collection bathroom amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Living area
  • Telephone (outside calls with additional charge)
  • Coffee and tea machine (includes infusions) 
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Alarm clock
  • LED satellite TV
  • Safe 
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic drinks (restocked once a day without charge)
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Butler service in the room (upon request)
  • 24-hour room service (light menu)
  • Evening turn-down service
  • Free Wi-Fi (available for a maximum of two devices per room)
  • Maximum 3 adults
  • Maximum 1 children
  • Maximum 4 persons

Junior Suite Deluxe

  • Adults only section
  • 2 full-size beds or 1 king-size bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Run of the house view
  • Hydromassage bathtub with shower
  • Magnifying mirror
  • Hair dryer
  • Don Pablo Collection bathroom amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Living area
  • Telephone (outside calls with additional charge)
  • Coffee and tea machine (includes infusions) 
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Alarm clock
  • LED satellite TV
  • Safe 
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic drinks (restocked once a day without charge)
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Butler service in the room (upon request)
  • 24-hour room service (light menu)
  • Evening turn-down service
  • Free Wi-Fi (available for a maximum of two devices per room)
  • Maximum 3 adults

Junior Suite Deluxe Ocean Front

  • Adults only section
  • 2 full-size beds or 1 king-size bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Ocean view
  • Hydromassage bathtub with shower
  • Magnifying mirror
  • Hair dryer
  • Don Pablo Collection bathroom amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Living area
  • Telephone (outside calls with additional charge)
  • Coffee and tea machine (includes infusions) 
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Alarm clock
  • LED satellite TV
  • Safe 
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic drinks (restocked once a day without charge)
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Butler service in the room (upon request)
  • 24-hour room service (light menu)
  • Evening turn-down service
  • Free Wi-Fi (available for a maximum of two devices per room)
  • Maximum 3 adults

Restaurants 

Riviera

  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • International
  • Evening dress code is Casual

Arlequin

  • à la Carte for dinner
  • Gourmet
  • Reservation required
  • Evening dress code is Semi-formal 

Dolce Vita

  • Buffet for breakfast and lunch / à la Carte for dinner
  • Italian
  • Reservation required
  • Evening dress code is Semi-formal 

Frutos del Mar

  • à la Carte for dinner
  • Seafood
  • Reservation required
  • Evening dress code is Semi-formal 

Acuario

  • Beach Restaurant
  • International  
  • Evening dress code is Casual  

Los Corales

  • Buffet for Lunch / à la Carte for dinner
  • Brazilian
  • Reservation required
  • Evening dress code is Casual 

Pool Snack Bar

Bars

  • El Mar Beach bar 
  • Hollywood Theatre bar 
  • El Chit Jaccuzzi bar
  • Tulum Lobby bar
  • El Pakal Piano Bar  
  • White Sand Pool bar 
  • El Coral Pool bar
  • La Sirena Swim-up bar 
  • Acuario Beach bar 
  • Infinity Pool bar

Child Policy - The 1st child 12 and under stays and eats free when sharing a room with 2 adults. Applicable during May 1 to October 1. Subject to change.

For the Kids 

  • Kids' Club (Bahia Scouts 4-12 years old)
  • Teen's Club (11-16 years)
  • Babysitting service ($)
  • Water park

Facilities

  • Massage Palapas on the beach
  • Outdoor jacuzzis
  • Indoor treatment rooms
  • Hydrotherapy water circuit
  • Sauna
  • Steam Bath
  • Contrast Showers
  • Beauty Salon

Massages

  • Bahia SPA Mayan Massage
  • Relaxing Caribbean Massage
  • Deep Muscle Massage
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage

  Rituals

  • Anti-Stress Ritual- Spa Circuit
  • Chemax Cenote Mud Wrap or Mayan Chocolate Wrap
  • Relaxing Caribbean Massage
  • Facial Cleanse
  • Tropical Paradise- Jacuzzi
  • Reflexology
  • Relaxing Massage (Outside the spa)

  Body Treatments

  • Agave Treatment 
  • Passion Fruit Treatment
  • Mayan Mud Treatment
  • Body Exfoliation and Relaxing Massage
  • Mud from the Chemax Cenote
  • Mayan Chocolate Dreams

Facial Treatments

  • Moisturising Facial
  • Purifying Facial
  • Anti-Ageing Facial
  • Decongestant Facial

  Beauty Salon Services

  • Manicure: Passion Fruit Manicure
  • Bahia SPA Manicure
  • Pedicure: Passion Fruit Pedicure
  • Bahia SPA Pedicure
  • Special Package: Bahia SPA Manicure and Pedicure
    • Includes exfoliation, paraffin bath, massage and polish.
  • Hairdresser: Wash and dry
  • Ladies Cut
  • Gentlemen Cut
  • Reparative Treatment
  • Colouring Services
  • Gala Hairstyling

  Special Bridal Packages

  • Bridal hairstyling
  • Bridal Make Up
  • Bahia SPA Manicure and Pedicure

Golf Promo - 60% discount from golf rates. Golf pacakages available. Subject to change.

Riviera Maya Golf Club
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.
proshopgolfmex@rivieramaya-golfclub.com 

  • Golf Course near the property
  • 18 holes
  • Par 72
  • Minimum age to play : 18 years old

Exchange Privileges - Access to all services, facilities and activities at the Grand Bahia Principe Tulum and Grand Bahia Principe Coba. Guests 18 years and over have access to all services and facilities at the Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Ka'an (except the buffet restaurant) and Hacienda Dona Isabel entertainment and commercial village. Families will enjoy the amazing kids waterpark at the Grand Bahia Principe Coba. Free shuttle between the 3 hotels available. (The watersports centre is located at the Grand Bahia Principe Tulum.) 

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

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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    Riviera Maya,Mexico

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Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal Don Pablo Collection
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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