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Get an overview of this hotelBeachfront Riviera Maya resort near shopping

Shops and private sandy beach

The Grand Bahia Principe Tulum overlooks a lovely beach with turquoise blue water. Many sights are a short drive away. With only 20 minutes to Tulum, 35 to Playa del Carmen, and just over an hour to Cancun, guests can discover the treasuries of the Quintana Roo region.

All-Inclusive resort

Grand Bahia Principe Tulum's rate gives guests access to a variety of food and drink, a range of sports, a children's club, daily activities, nightly entertainment, and a brand new casino.

Rooms with balconies

Air-conditioned guestrooms at Grand Bahia Principe Tulum feature furnished balconies with views of the sea, gardens, or pools. Minibars are stocked with soft drinks and beers, and the marble bathrooms have hair dryers. Guests have 1 hour free WiFi per day.

Hotel Amenities

All-Inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • Buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and local beverages included
  • In-room minibar (some restrictions)
  • Limited gourmet or à la carte dining

Activities and facilities/equipment

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Windsurfing

Land activities

  • Bicycling
  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis
  • Tennis lessons
  • Volleyball


  • Aerobics
  • Dancing

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old


  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Access to offsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances
  • Theme parties

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Premium and/or non-domestic beverages
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Offsite tours

Hotel Amenities

This 978-room Riviera Maya resort allows families and couples to enjoy complete vacations without leaving the area. The hotel features a white-sand private beach with umbrella and towels and is directly accessible from the property, and there are 4 restaurants on site. Dance lessons, introductory scuba diving lessons, aerobics, and all manner of games and athletic contests are organized each day, while live music and dance provide entertainment each night. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in the lobby area. Guests 18 and older can experience the brand new casino that houses 85 slot machines, craps tables, and more. One popular activity is a 3-kilometer (1.8-mile) bicycle tour (surcharge) of the mangrove jungle adjacent to the resort. Like all major Riviera Maya hotels, the resort is equipped with a water-purification system.

A children's club keeps youngsters 4–12 years of age busy with a clubhouse, playground, and various supervised indoor and outdoor activities. Colorful, open-air jitney buses ferry guests to the shopping and entertainment center of Hacienda Doña Isabel, a replica of a 16th-century colonial hacienda, located at the highway entrance to the resort. The Hacienda includes a doctor's office, a pharmacy, bars, a discotheque, and numerous shops arrayed around 2 movie-set-perfect Mexican plazas. Surcharges apply for most services and amenities at the Hacienda, including wireless Internet access (see the All-Inclusive Details section above to learn about Hacienda food, beverages, and entertainment contained in the All-Inclusive plan).

Day and night, trams shuttle guests throughout the resort and to its sister hotels, Gran Bahia Principe Coba and Gran Bahía Príncipe Akumal. At Gran Bahía Príncipe Akumal, Bahia Spa offers a sauna, massage, body and facial treatments, and other services to guests of each resort (surcharges for all spa and beauty products, treatments, and services). 4 dedicated rooms provide guests with either couples or outdoor treatments; guests may enjoy massages right on the beach. The spa requires guests to make advance reservations for massages and spa treatments. Guests in the spa must be 18 or older.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Beach towels 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Casino 
  • Children's club 
  • Children's club (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Garden 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Golf course on site 
  • Hair salon 
  • Marina on site 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Nightclub 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • On private beach 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Spa tub 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Swim-up bar 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Total number of rooms - 978 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Wedding services 
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Family Friendly Amenities

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Snack bar/deli  

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Balcony 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Minibar 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
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Where to Eat

3 à la carte dinners per week stay, plus all gratuities, at the following restaurants, snack spots, and bars are included in the room rate for this resort. Restrictions apply for à la carte dinners at La Gran Tortuga, Tequila, and Don Pablo (scroll up to the All-Inclusive Details section for more information).

Please note: Guests booking rooms in the Hacienda or Golden sections may have 4 à la carte dinners per week stay. Reservations are required.

Guests of this resort also can dine and drink at neighboring Gran Bahía Príncipe Akumal (restrictions apply; scroll up to the All-Inclusive Details section for more information).

Guests of this resort also can dine and drink at neighboring Gran Bahía Príncipe Akumal (restrictions apply; scroll up to the All-Inclusive Details section for more information).

Yucatan - Divided into several sections, and featuring hand-carved and painted furniture and scenes from Mayan life, this restaurant offers views of the Caribbean. Vast and airy beneath an enormous palapa, it serves international-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets. At the restaurant's entrance, bottles with flavored tequilas such as coconut, hot-pepper, fruit, and coffee are set out for sampling. No reservations required.

La Gran Tortuga - Located on the beach under a large palapa, this beachfront restaurant serves à la carte lunch and dinner with buffet service, specializing in grilled foods. The restaurant provides a children's menu. Reservations required. Dress code: Long pants for men.

Sample menu for La Gran Tortuga


  • Selection of cold starters and antipasto
  • Beef Consommé with Pepper
  • Clam Chowder

    Main courses:

  • Grilled Pork Loin
  • BBQ Chicken Breast
  • Argentinian Grill Platter


  • Dessert Buffet and Fresh Fruit Station

    Tequila - The resort's Mexican restaurant serves à la carte dinners in a colorful setting facing the sea. Reservations required. Dress code: Long pants for men.

    Sample menu for Tequila


  • Sweet Lemon Soup

    Main courses:

  • Pork Picatta
  • Chicken in Mole Sauce
  • Mexican Enchiladas


  • Buffet selections

    Don Pablo - This air-conditioned restaurant offers à la carte dinners of international cuisine. Reservations required. Dress code: Long pants for men.

    Sample menu for Don Pablo


  • Salmon Tart with Avocado Salad
  • Fine Cheeses with Fruit Sauce
  • Carpaccio of Beef

    Main courses:

  • Fettuccini with Shrimp and Crab
  • Grilled Rib-Eye Steak
  • Filet of Grouper


  • Daily specials

    Las Olas - Popular day and night, this beachside snack bar is open from 24 hours for drinks, burgers, nachos, and other light foods.

    La Isla - Located in the main pool, this bar is both poolside and swim-up; open from mid-morning until the dinner period.

    Lobby Bar Akumal - Open from mid-morning until late night, this bar features live music nightly, all-day coffee service, and self-serve flavored tequila.

    Amphiteatro Broadway - Inside the amphitheater, this bar is open during the evening entertainment shows.

    Las Caracolas - This small beach bar is near the smaller pool.

    Room service is available during limited hours for guests of the Club Hacienda section.

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    Nearby Things to Do

    The majority of recreational activities and facilities described below are included in the room rate for this resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive details section for more information).

    The sea is popular for on-site sports including windsurfing and sailing, offered as part of the activity schedule. But because the sea in front of this resort has a coral and rock bottom, guests swim in the water off the sister resort, Gran Bahía Príncipe Akumal, or in the two pools. The larger pool area is the site of games and contests during the day. Other popular activities are tennis, volleyball, and bicycling. Bicycles incur a charge only if used off the resort grounds, for example, on the three-km (two-mile) track that winds through the surrounding jungle. Guests can also relax and sunbathe in the private white-sand beach, directly accessible from the property.

    The Riviera Maya Golf Club has been designed by Robert Trend Jones II. It is divided in two golf courses: the first has 18 executive holes with par 72, and the second has 9 executive holes with par 27. Use of golf courses is surcharged.

    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

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    To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

    Hotel Policies


    Check-in time starts at 3 PM


    Check-out time is noon

    Payment types

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
    • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 10 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
    • In-room safe fee: USD 6 per night
    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    We should mention

    Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

    Complimentary Dinner

    Book a stay in any room type for travel any time and receive a choice of the following:

    • 1 free dinner for 3 nights stayed
    • 2 free dinners for 5 night stayed
    • 3 free dinners for 7 nights stayed
    Subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply.

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