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Bahia Principe Grand Tulum

Mexico - Riviera Maya

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4 Nights with Air from $569 All-Inclusive
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"There a quite a few whiners and divas on here. So please please read this review from two well traveled and very easy going REAL people. We are in our early 30s and were visiting Riviera Maya for the s..." – 2Sundevils
207 out of 270 (77%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Beautiful scenery Iguanas are found throughout the resort March 2013 Tulum section view from our balcony Tulum Lobby Ocean view while waiting for dinner sunrise on the beach This is true rest and relaxation Sunrise on the beach Bug on sons face while sleeping Akumal beach on resort-eel beach in front of GBP-Tulum One of the locals in the gallery watching over the #15 tee box. view from our balcony Roaches in sons bed Grand Bahia Principe-Tulum Tulum Beach making Mexican coffee drinks
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January 16, 2020
Amazing resort, terrible food

(Almost) Everything about this resort is wonderful. The grounds are beautiful, the beach is private, the pools (which included an infinity pool, jacuzzis & a swim up bar) are phenomenal. You are never too far from a pool/ beach bar & servers walk around periodically to the lounge chairs to ask if you want a refill. Which bring me to service, everyone from the welcome desk, to the trolley drivers, to the butler (every building has one) and the servers at the restaurants were welcoming and helpful- they went out of their way to make sure we felt comfortable and at home, and to accommodate any requests. We were in the adults only area which was nice, but there seemed to be plenty of child friendly activities around to keep them busy in all the other areas. The resort is huge, basically four resorts in one. Based on which main building you stay in, you have access to one or more of the others. We stayed in the adult corner Akumal, and I would recommend this one- it’s the western most end of the resort but accessible to almost everything you need. For everything else, there’s trolleys which run very frequently, about every ten minutes (although late at night we found ourselves walking because they were much more infrequent and it’s a nice walk. The rooms were nice enough (but not out of this world) they had everything we needed and were restocked with snacks daily. They also had a wonderful jacuzzi in addition to a shower and balcony. Now to the only downside - the food. The food lacked flavor and often looked unappetizing. There are enough options that you can find something, but if you care about food as part of your travel experience, this may not be the place for you.

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From: New York city
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

January 10, 2020
Large resort, yet no concrete silo

Grand Bahia Resort near Tulum, Mexico, is right at the beach (Caribbean Sea). Warm enough in December to swim. We saw sting rays, little fish, sardines, larger fish (some people claimed they were tuna), and the pelicans diving for fish, sometimes crashing into the sea less than 5 feet from you. The resort is vast - you have little electric trains shuttling people around (for free). There are plenty of restaurants and beach bars, offering free food & drinks all day for those who paid all-inclusive. Some people staying at the sister resort across the main road came over with day passes. The food in the "standard" restaurants: large choice, but nothing too fancy of course. The sushi consists mainly of rice. Breakfast is very Americanized; but there are fresh cut fruit and some Mexican food options. The 'fresh' orange juice is hideous. But plenty of milk options (lactose-free, etc). I don't know why they didn't make the coffee/tee self-serve, too. The waiters are a bit overwhelmed during 'rush hour'. When I dared to help myself to some hot water (because I had almost finished my breakfast and no waiter was to be seen offering to bring coffee or tea) I got scolded in an unfriendly way. Check-in took forever, which is not great when you arrive at 2am. Worst thing is the ATM scam: you can only withdraw USD, with a $9 fee plus a 9% (!) charge, which you then have to exchange again at an unfavorable exchange rate. Asking for MXP-dispensing ATM's I was sent to the "Hacienda" (a little market 500 yards away), only to be told that the MXP-dispensing ATM was "currently not working", and the working one had the same $9 + 9% fee scam and dispensed USD only. I would have tipped much more generously had I been able to withdraw funds without getting robbed. What a shame. Getting a replacement room key was not always straight-forward; sometimes staff claimed they couldn't find me in the system. When you book all-inclusive you get a few nights where you can dine in their 'upscale' restaurants. When we tried to reserve a table when booking the vacation we were told we have to make reservations once we arrive. Of course, once you arrive, you are being told that the restaurants are fully booked, or you get slots at unfavorable times. However, when you finally get a coveted slot, you find out half the tables are empty. Anyway, you won't miss too much - the filet mignon at the Japanese hibachi place was not great, and the Mexican restaurant was just ok. The restaurants can be quite far away from where you are housed, so leave early, because a lot of the little e-trains are full or you have to wait for one going to your destination. And if you are late, the restaurant makes a fuss. Car rental guy on site was rude. Don't use taxis - they rip you off (quote you one high price, then price goes up further during your ride). You can just stand on the main road and flag down a "collectivo" (mini-buses), very affordable. Most valuable guy in the resort is a Scottish bloke by the name of "James" from Cancun Adventures (at the hospitality desk). He knows his stuff and will book fantastic tours with friendly & knowledgeable guides. Cenotes (underground freshwater lakes), swimming with dolphins, Maya ruins - anything you want. You get exactly what you paid for. No hard selling. Offers to charge your credit card in MXP, so you get the advantage of the better FX rate when converted by your credit card company. Playa Maya (20-30min collectivo ride away) is scenic - albeit a 30min walk from the main road. We spoke to tourists who had cancelled a planned vacation at the Bahia Grand in summer 2019 due to massive algae being washed up at the beach (there was none in December 2019). Not the resort's fault. Resort installed some huge sand-filled bags to prevent algae from reaching the beach - not sure how effective that was. Algae apparently piled up 6 feet high at the beach. The stench of decaying algae can spoil your vacation, so maybe inquire about the situation before you go. We flew into CAN (Cancun) airport, which is a 90-minute car ride away. Meet & greet & transportation by AmStar was very professional and is highly recommended. All-in-all a great vacation - don't let my nit-picking discourage you from going. Just don't expect 100% perfection, be a bit flexible, and bring lots of small dollar bills, and everything will be fine.

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From: New York, NY
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

December 24, 2019
Fantastic Trip!

We stayed for a week and it was a fantastic trip! The resort was beautiful, the room was clean, food and drinks were endless. The buffet was ok, we have had better buffets in our opinion, but we never went hungry. Some parts of the resort are looking a little “tired” but nothing to worry about if you don’t let it. We were there for relaxation and sunshine and we definitely found both of those! We would definitely come back to Grand Bahia Principe Tulum!

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From: Grand Rapids, MI
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

December 14, 2019
Great Resort Great Price

The resort was beautiful, the lobby is large and elegant, the beach is super clean, the pools are great and the staff was extremely friendly.

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From: IL
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

Room Information

Bahia Principe Grand Tulum features 978 guest rooms, decorated in contemporary Mexican design, are set in 3-story villas. Each room is equipped with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite TV, hair dryer, mini bar, in-room safe, and terrace or balcony.

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Junior Suite Superior
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What's to Love

It's an all-inclusive, ahh-mazing hotspot for beachy bliss.

The uber cool Dolphinarium - a dolphin entertainment show performed daily.

Cave-diving in nearby cenotes to satisfy our adventurey needs.

Unwinding with the mind-cleansing Mayan Chocolate Dreams treatment at the spa.


What We'd Change

Bahia Principe Grand Tulum is about an hour from the nearest airport. But once you arrive, you'll see it was so worth the drive.


Why You Should Go

It's 60 minutes from the airport. Dont you' fret. It'll be well worth the drive.

For the exploring side of things, the Mayan ruins of Tulum are close by.

There's a kids' club for the squirts to stay entertained while you take it easy.

You have'll access to amenities at Bahia Principe Grand Coba. Double the resort, double the fun.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Beach
  • Beach Bar
  • Volleyball
  • Business Center ($)
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Pool
  • Concierge Services
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Snorkeling
  • Whirlpool/Hot Tub
  • Fishing
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Mini Golf
  • Soccer
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Jet Skis ($)
  • Water Skiing ($)
  • ATV Rental ($)
  • Water Polo
  • Bicycles
  • Bicycle Rental
  • 4 Restaurants
  • 6 Bars/Lounges
  • Darts
  • Nightclub
  • Shopping
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Audio-Visual Equipment ($)
  • Massage/Spa Treatments ($)
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Safe Deposit Box ($)
  • Sailing ($)
  • Kayaks ($)
  • Windsurfing ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Wireless Internet
  • Boogie Boarding ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Pool Towels (complimentary)
  • Loungers at Beach and Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Handicap Facilities/Wheelchair Accessible
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Handicap Rooms (on request)
  • Dive Shop ($)
  • ATM/Banking ($)
  • Doctor on call 24 hours
  • Babysitting Services ($)
  • Banquet Facilities ($)

Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • ATV Rides
  • Beach
  • Coral Reef
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Grocery Store(s)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Kayaking
  • Mayan Ruins
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Watersports Rentals
  • Windsurfing

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Here you will find an abundance of possibilities, something for every person of any age, for every type of vacation, for every budget and every activity.

Bahia Principe Grand Tulum

Xetumal KM 249

+98 48 75 50 00

Hotel Description

Bahia Principe Grand Tulum: All-Inclusive & All-Beacheriffic

Huddled next to a breath-stealing beach with beguiling blue waves and warm, delicate sands, this all-inclusive Beach Eden will have you saying "ahh" the second you arrive. With abundant, luscious greenery every which way, Bahia Principe Grand Tulum's tropical landscape will bring you paradise day in and day out. Delighting in activities aplenty, grabbing a cocktail and lounging poolside will be your day's demands as a happy beacher.

Please note dining policies for this resort:

  • All the services of the sister resort Bahia Principe Grand Coba (except Gourmet restaurants and Main buffets).
  • All local taxes and tips.One dinner in a la carte restaurants per 3 night stay (advance reservation)
  • One dinner in a la carte restaurants per 3 night stay (advance reservation)
  • Two dinners in a la carte restaurants per 5 night stay (advance reservation)
  • Three dinners in a la carte restaurants per 7 night stay (advance reservation)
  • Unlimited local drinks, beer and soft drinks in the hotel's bars until 11:30 p.m. (except premium drinks).


    There are five nosh spots available onsite and nine total with access to the a la carte restaurants of the Bahia Principe Grand Coba. The chewing choices include Brazilian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Italian and Japanese. Your taste buds will be left begging for more.

    Yucatan Restaurant
    Type: International
    Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10:30am; Lunch - daily, 1pm-3:30pm; Dinner - daily, 6pm-10:30pm
    Description: Divided into several sections, each with views of the Caribbean, this restaurant under an enormous palapa serves international-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets.

    Don Pablo Restaurant
    Type: Nouvelle
    Hours: Daily, 5:30pm-10pm
    Description: A la carte restaurant with experimental cuisine and modernist design.

    Tequila Restaurant
    Type: Mexican
    Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10:30am; Lunch - daily, 1pm-3:30pm; 5:30pm-10pm
    Description: A la carte restaurant with traditional Mexican dishes. Reservations required.

    Las Olas Snack Bar
    Type: Casual
    Hours: Open 24 hours
    Description: Serving snacks.

    All hours are subject to change.


    Join the drinking frenzy at one of the seven stylin' bars, three of which are swim-up bars (thank goodness). And if you're feelin' lucky, bring some extra cash for the casino.

    La Isla
    Located in the center of the main pool. Daily, 10am-5pm.

    Las Caracolas
    Located in the north pool. Daily, 10am-5pm.

    El Crangrejo
    Located in the south pool. Daily, 10am-5pm.

    Akumal Bar
    Located in the lobby and offers live music. Daily, 10am-11pm.

    Show bar in the amphitheater. Daily, 9pm-11pm.

    Hacienda Dona Isabel
    La Rancherita Nightclub, Sports Bar and La Plaza Mayor are each open daily. Hours vary.

    All hours subject to change.


    With alluring azure waters to wash all of your worries away, an afternoon booze snooze on the sugar-sanded beach never looked so appealing. For the land lovers, there are three glistening, lake-style pools - one with a water park for the kiddos and two for the grownups.


    • Snorkeling
    • Kayaks
    • Catamaran
    • Boogie boards
    • Windsurfing classes
    • Scuba-diving equipment in the pool
    • Beach and pool games

    Available for an additional charge:

    • Snorkel/diving tour
    • Scuba-diving PADI courses
    • Fishing trip
    • Jet skis
    • Parasailing
    • Tennis (extra charge for lights)
    • Gym
    • Stretching
    • Aerobics
    • Soccer, basketball, volleyball
    • Bicycles
    • Patanque (beach only)
    • Darts
    • Volleyball
    • Mini golf
    • Ping-pong

    Bahia Principe Grand Resorts offer a state-of-the-art golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II in Riviera Maya. Golf is not included in the all-inclusive plan.


    Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort. Limited to two devices per room.


    Massages and treatments inspired by ancient Mayan recipes will ensure a luxurious and relaxing spa experience.
    • Massages
    • Body treatments
    • Facials
    • Beauty Salon


    Grand Bahia Principe Tulum offers several wedding packages to make your special day unforgettable.

    HONEYMOON BONUS: Bottle of wine and box of chocolates, bathrobes and slippers in room upon arrival, turn-down service, 20% discount on Couples Spa massage, special room decoration and surprise gift.

    Terms and Conditions: Must be within six months of original wedding date. Couples must present proof of marriage (marriage certificate) at the resort upon check-in and at time of dinner reservation with concierge desk. Please request HONEYMOON in the Special Request field when making your reservation. All terms and conditions must be met to receive this package.

    Please contact the resort directly for more information.


    Grand Bahia Principe Tulum welcomes families with children and offers a number of services for children ages 4-12. Services include:
    • Babysitting service (with charge and upon request)
    • Daily children's activities
    • Shows for kids
    • Special menus


    Bahia Principe Grand Tulum is located to the south of Cancun and is approximately one hour, by car, from Cancun International Airport (CUN) and 20 minutes to Tulum.

    Check In/Check Out
    Check-in: 3pm, Check-out: 11am.
    A valid credit card may be required upon check in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

    Holy Week
    In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports, and loud music.

    Age Restrictions
    At least one person per room must be 18 years of age or older to check in, and the hotel reserves the right to request a passport or official ID as proof of age. If travel is booked and no one fulfills this requirement, you will be denied check-in at this resort. No groups with those younger than 18 years, or "Spring Breakers," allowed any time of the year.

    Environmental Levy Fee
    The Municipalidad of Solidaridad in the Rivera Maya is one of the most beautiful places in the Mexican Caribbean. Tourism has been instrumental in driving the economic and social development of the region. In an effort to continue to preserve, conserve and beautify the destination, the Municipality of Solidaridad has implemented a small environmental levy on visitors effective September 1, 2017. Hotels will collect 20 Mexican pesos per room per day on check out; the proceeds will be deposited in an environmental trust to fund local projects. The Municipalidad of Solidaridad thanks you for your understanding and support of this worthwhile endeavor. Thank you and enjoy your visit.

    Resort Update
    Please note, Bahia Principe Grand Tulum will be closed from June 1, 2020 - October 31, 2020 for renovations. The resort will reopen on November 1, 2020 with a completely renewed image.

    All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.

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