4.5
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Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

When you stay at Grand Bahia Principe Coba – All Inclusive in Akumal, you’ll be next to a golf course and close to Aktun Chen and Akumal Beach. This all-inclusive resort is within close proximity of Riviera Maya Golf Club and Xcacel Beach.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 1080 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Satellite television is provided for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature jetted bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax and unwind with massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, 3 spa tubs, and a nightclub. Additional features at this resort include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Getting to the surf and sand is a breeze with the complimentary beach shuttle.

Food & Drink

This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.

Satisfy your appetite at one of the resort’s 7 restaurants. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 7 bars/lounges.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference space and a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Grand Bahia Principe Coba – All Inclusive
Carretera Chetumal - Cancun Km 250
Akumal, CP 77760 Mexico

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 15042 Reviews
Holiday break
Reviewed 1 day ago

Were do i start as soon we arrived we was made welcome the staff are excerlent the hotel grounds are spotless great little transport for getting around the place food was good choice but was guite warm could have been hotter the service in the hotel and other bars were good rooms were kept clean only thing im still getting is a bit of a smell on my clothes from the waldrove funny place to put air con duct in the ceiling after a few washes they will be fine this is one hotel i will be back to thanks to all the staff for a great time

Wonderful Vacation
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed for a week at this wonderful resort. There are so many positives.

First, I will start with the staff. Everyone was always friendly and helpful. A special mention to some of the staff we met who went above and beyond: Leandro the bellman, Karina at the buffet, Claudia in housekeeping, and Pedro at the pool bar. They were exceptional.

This resort is very clean in all areas. The staff work very hard to maintain the rooms as well as the outdoor locations. Everything is very beautiful. I was amazing at how hard everyone worked.

The food was exceptional at every meal. There were many varieties and something for everyone.

The entertainment both during the day and evening was engaging and very good.

We are looking forward to our trip back. We have travelled to many locations in Jamaica and Punta Cana and this was by far one of best vacations we have had.

Friendly hotel!!
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed 11 nights at the GBP Coba hotel with hubby & another couple from 30/9/18. The commute from the airport to the hotel was approx 1.5 hours. Check in was very quick, we were offered a beer or a margarita. I feel that the man checking us in should explained, WiFi, restaurant bookings, the app etc. We were taken directly to our room via golf cart shuttle. Our room was very spacious and clean, we received our luggage after 15-20 minutes. Our room was at 15a on the top floor. Everywhere was spotlessly clean and the gardens well maintained.

The following day I gave a tip to the person who came to restock the fridge (also asked for crisps). My mistake! The cleaner is not the same person who replenishes the fridge. I would suggest give the cleaning staff a tip in hand or leave on the pillow. The room safe is free.

The buffet food was nice but the lunch and dinner got a bit repetitive after a while as there wasn’t much variation day to day. My husband was sick the second day we were there from eating in the buffet. Thankfully he was ok after a couple of days. We ate in the Italian a la carte in Coba which was disappointing but we also booked Mikado Japanese restaurant which was so entertaining and the food was delicious. Make sure to ask for a show table.

All the staff we encountered were so friendly and willing to go the extra mile. We paid $9 per device for WiFi for the duration of the holiday throughout the hotel and the beaches. You need a credit card as the hotel doesn’t accept cash. Connection was hit and miss. A friend of ours sorted a plan from his service provider for use in Mexico paying just £5. He was able to use when we were out of the hotel. I will doing the same next time. Download the Bahia Principe App to activate WiFi, a la carte reservations, concierge services, housekeeping services etc.

The beach was nice in my opinion. Not as beautiful as other beaches in different parts of the world but it’s still nice. The water isn’t very clear and you have to be careful of rocks in the sea. There wasn’t much seaweed at the time we were there at the beginning of October. We never had problems finding chairs or shade.

This was our first time to Mexico and we loved it. We will definitely be returning to this hotel, the service was impeccable!

Tip - 1) take some straws to this hotel to drink your cocktails as they don’t have any.
2)Sort out internet with your service provider back home as it will work out cheaper
3) take Pesos - the actual currency of the country
4)download currency converter
5)Mango tango cocktail is delicious

Lovely resort - beware they have dolphins in a pool
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a great resort. Lovely staff, very clean and good food.
The dive shop is also good. I recommend the Cenotes trip and the Bull Sharks.
However I would never have booked here if I had of realised they had dolphins in a pool on the resort. I don't agree with resort's that have a large area in the sea for dolphins.. but these ones even worse are in a small pool. This to me is so cruel I wouldn't book and go to another one of their hotels.
Please do not support this activity of you go. Your children can learn that creatures belong in their own environment wherever possible.
If you don't have an issue with the dolphins then it's a great place.
The low score is purely Dolphin related.

Long awaited holiday
Reviewed 2 days ago

To start with I dont feel this is a five star resort. But I guess a view is subjective, others may feel differently.
That said I did thoroughly enjoy the trip away.
Coba sits in a forested area a ten min walk from the beach which the two sister resorts sit on.
Whilst it may be a large resort it never felt overly crowded. Easily secured a lounger around the pool despite many dropping towels on them and not returning for hours.
The pool bar and staff were exceptional, friendly helpful and skilled at cocktails.
A number of Al a Carte restraunts and the main restraunt. Main restraunt serves a wide variety of foods all good quality but occasionally let down by the temperature of the food.
Other restraunts, favourites were the Italian, Brazilian Steak House and the Asian fusion.
Many of the staff around the resort were exceptional. Have to say a special mention of Eranji from Housekeeping. Unfortunately a bout of illness occurred but Eranji went beyond what was expected to ensure I was looked after.
The Hotel lies within forest with ample wildlife around. The grounds are kept immaculate - testament to the staff who work so hard.
One frustrating bit was the Hotel Chain sellers who clearly survive on commission. They continually barage you trying to get you to sign up to the Hotel chains priveledges club. Frustrating when you say no thank you but they keep chipping away.
If you want to travel away from the Hotel either stand on the side of the main road and await a Collectivo. Local shared taxi, clean and cheap and also regular.
If you chose to hire a car, do it through the website not direct with the hire car company. They are shockingly expensive and have a sign on the back of the price list telling them to eventually offer a discount of 30%. Still cheaper on the web.
Although some negative points I have to say the place is lovely, clean, picturesque and the staff make the place.