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Get an overview of this hotelRiviera Maya resort between jungle and beach

Green trees, white sand

Located 6 miles (10 kilometers) from Xel-Ha, the archaeological site and nature park, this Riviera Maya All-Inclusive hotel lies between a mangrove jungle and a beach of white sand and rock; the city of Tulum is 12 miles (19 kilometers) away.

All-Inclusive plan

Food and drink at Gran Bahia Principe Akumal All-Inclusive, most eateries at its sister hotel, plus a range of sports, a kids' club, daily activity program, and nightly entertainment are included in the room rate.

Rooms with balconies

Gran Bahia Principe Akumal All-Inclusive guestrooms have balconies or terraces to enjoy the tropical air. Minibars (restocked daily), satellite TV, and in-room safes are standard. Junior suite baths have jetted tubs.

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 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
  • Volleyball

Lessons/classes/games

  • Aerobics
  • Dancing

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old
  • Lunch/buffet

Entertainment

  • 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
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Offsite tours

Hotel Amenities

This 630-room Riviera Maya resort offers facilities and services for families and couples to enjoy complete vacations without leaving the grounds. Dance lessons, introductory scuba diving lessons, aerobics, and all manner of games and athletic contests are part of a busy activity program. Like all major Mayan Riviera hotels, this resort is equipped with a water-purification system.

The on-site spa offers saunas, steam rooms, massages, body and facial treatments, and hair and nail care (surcharges). Guests can also enjoy massages and hair braiding in two palapas next to the pool (surcharges). For kids aged 4–12, a Mini Club features all-day activities in a children's center and offers a supervised lunch period. There are 4 restaurants on site and room service is available 24 hours a day.

Trams shuttle guests around the resort; to its sister property; and to Hacienda Doña Isabel, a shopping and entertainment complex in the common area shared by both hotels. The Hacienda includes a number of businesses including a 24-hour doctor's office, pharmacy, Internet café, and numerous shops arrayed around 2 movie-set-perfect Mexican plazas. Use of some services at the Hacienda incurs a surcharge. Wireless internet is free for 1 hour per day. Scroll down to the Dining section for details on restaurants and bars available to guests as part of the All-Inclusive plan.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Children's club 
  • Coffee/tea in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Conference space 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Free self parking 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Health club 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Nightclub 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • On private beach 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Sauna 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Steam room 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • Swim-up bar 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Total number of rooms - 630 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Wedding services 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
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Family Friendly Amenities

  • Babysitting or childcare  
  • On private beach  
  • Snack bar/deli  

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Balcony 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Hydromassage showerhead 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Jetted bathtub 
  • Minibar 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
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Where to Eat

Note: À la carte dining at specialty restaurants is unlimited. Reservations are required.

Guests of this hotel can also choose to dine and drink at the bars and selected restaurants at neighboring Gran Bahia Principe Tulum All-Inclusive.

Riviera Main International Buffet - Offering views of the Caribbean, this vast, airy restaurant under an enormous palapa serves international-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets. No reservations required.

Dolce Vita - This restaurant serves Italian-style buffet breakfast and lunch. Dinner is served a la carte and reservations are required.

Sample menu for Dolce Vita

Appetizers:

  • Selections from the Appetizer Buffet
  • Tomato Cream soup
  • Minestrone

    Main courses:

  • Tagliatelle Four Cheeses
  • Ossobucco of Beef
  • Rigatoni with Seafood

    Desserts:

  • Tiramisu
  • Cannolis with cream cheese
  • Pear Tart

    Frutos del Mar - Providing views of the Caribbean in moonlight, Frutos del Mar is an à la carte seafood restaurant open for dinner. Reservations are required.

    Sample menu for Frutos del Mar

    Appetizers:

  • Selections from the Buffet Bar
  • Cream of Seven Hot Peppers soup
  • Seafood soup

    Main courses:

  • Fettucine with Shrimp
  • Chicken Supreme
  • Grilled Tuna steak

    Desserts:

  • Selections from the Dessert and Fruit Buffet

    Arlequin - This à la carte gourmet restaurant is open for dinner with an international menu. Reservations are required.

    Sample menu for Arlequin

    Appetizers:

  • Seafood Tacos
  • Marinated Fresh Salmon
  • Roasted Vegetables

    Main courses:

  • Sea Bass Fillet in Tequila sauce
  • Shrimp in Garlic sauce
  • Tournedo Beef

    Desserts:

  • Selections from the Dessert Bar

    Oriental - Located in the Hacienda Doña Isabel, this à la carte restaurant serves Asian cuisines.

    El Acuario - This 24-hour beach restaurant serves American food and snacks.

    The resort also houses these bars: Lobby Bar Pakal; Lobby Bar Tulum; the pool bar, White Sands; the swim-up bar, La Sirena; Bar Coral; the beach bar, El Mar, and the pool bar, Chit, located near Villas 74, 76, and 78.

    Disco La Rancherita - Opens at midnight with music and dancing. Located in the Hacienda, along with Bar Plaza Mayor and the Sport Bar.

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    Nearby Things to Do

    A variety of activities and sports including daily beach and pool games and contests, snorkeling, kayaking, and tennis can be enjoyed at the resort.

    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. A fee applies for use of golf courses. For guests staying in Superior or Junior Suite rooms, free Green Fee limited to 2 rounds per week stay applies.

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

    • Golfing nearby 
    • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
    • Water skiing nearby 
    • Bicycle rentals on site 
    • Kayaking on site 
    • Parasailing on site 
    • Sailing on site 
    • Snorkeling on site 
    • Volleyball on site 
    • Windsurfing on site 
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    Spa Services

    • Steam room in spa 
    • Reflexology 
    • Couples treatment rooms 
    • Manicures and pedicures 
    • Body wraps 
    • Body scrubs 
    • Aromatherapy treatments 
    • Hydrotherapy treatments 
    • Sauna in spa 
    • Spa tub in spa 
    • Massages 
    • Body treatments 
    • Facial treatments 
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    Hotel Policies

    Check-in

    Check-in time starts at 3 PM

    Check-out

    Check-out time is Noon

    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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    Fees

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
    • 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. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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