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Grand Bahía Princípe

At a Glance

    Pros

  • on the beach
  • attentive staff
  • good food

    Cons

  • beach is rocky
  • no Internet in rooms
  • some rooms are worn

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Grand Bahía Princípe Review

This upscale all-inclusive is a mega-complex consisting of three hotels (Akumal, Cobá, Tulum, all of which have good food) with extensive shared facilities. There's a central shopping and entertainment area as well as a golf course across Carretera 307. Rooms are spacious and decorated in bright colors and the suites are in three-story villas that overlook the ocean or a tropical garden. Junior suites also have private hot tubs. As with many all-inclusives, there are several buffet eateries and an à la carte restaurant. The difference here is that the food is tasty in all of them. There's also a little market area, disco, spa, and gym. Note that this property is not accessed through the main entrance into Akumal town but rather through the resort gate off Carretera 307.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Carretera 307, Km 250, Akumal, Quintana Roo 77760 | Map It
  • Phone: 984/875–5000; 866/282–2442 in U.S.
  • Website:
  • Location: Akumal

    Hotel Details

  • 858 rooms.
  • Rate includes all-inclusive.
Updated: 03-07-2013

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    Gran Bahía Princípe Review

    We just returned from a 10 day trip to Bhaia Principe Akumal.
    Overall we had a good time.
    We have a two boys, 10 and 7. We have been to cozumel/cancun area 12 times.
    We would not go back to this hotel. Our primary reasons for negative/averge review is the fact that most rooms are really 20 minutes walk to the beach (or you can take a shuttle, wait 15 minutes then a 5 minute walk), and really the "value" for the pricepoint of this hotel (the price is like a mid range hotel)..

    The food was adequate, all of us found something to eat at each meal. We did not find any of ala carte restaurants any better than the buffett in terms of food quality, though it was nice to get the kids to a "formal" meal. There were very few bars/snacks shops from the beach. Most areas on beach meant a 10-20 minute walk to get a drink.

    Rooms. Very small "suite". Very far from food/beach. Most uncomfrotable beds we have everry had. Our room was never cleaned before 4pm (right when we would be coming back) despite many requests.

    Beach. Akumal area No srnorkeling, no waves, just an artificial sea wall contained sea water "pool".
    Tulum Nice waves for kids to boggie board, and play (30 min from our room)
    Coba very small, rocky
    We were particularly annoyed by the closure of the "reef" for snorkeling. Only allowed if you paid 15$/per perrson to the dive shop. We don't mind paying to preserve the reefs but this seemed like a scam.

    In all areas you had to get there by 730 to "reserve" a shade lounge or all gone. Multiple signs saying No reserving.

    Side trips. All snorkeling trips are to river inlelets, Ok, but nothing like cozumel. If you are an experience snorkler you will be dissapointed.

    Chic in itza Wonderful trip.

    The pools seemed ok.

    Finally, if you want a budget epereince at the pool, this might be the place, otherwise I would skp it.

    by khan94611, 4/11/10

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