Grand Bahia Principe Coba – All Inclusive
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
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.
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
fantastic time we had made some fab friends josef in pool bar was fantastic @ the guy who done the trips everyone was fab be back soon make sure youn take some spray you can get bitten alot coco bongo a must
While Mexico is a wonderful country to visit and the Riviera Maya is just stunning (we will definitely return one day), I’m not completely convinced I would return to the Bahia Principe Coba - not yet anyway!
Overall, our stay at the hotel itself was enjoyable and we have no major complaints. The Grand Bahia resort provided everything we usually seek from an all-inclusive holiday and was essentially very similar to other destinations such as Turkey and the Greek islands. There were aspects which were both better and worse than previous family holidays in the sunshine.
The resort itself is huge, with many restaurants and bars to choose from. The regular train/go cart service is very handy for a quick transfer between the main hotels of Cobá and Tulum. The grounds and landscaping is immaculate and certainly adds to the impressive grandeur of the whole place. The lobby entrances to both Cobá and Tulum were stunning.
The a la carte restaurants were very enjoyable and we left each one very satisfied. The main buffet restaurant is good enough without being amazing. Fills a hole as the saying goes.
The public buildings (lobby, reception, restaurants, etc) are all beautifully crafted with high roof pitches covered in a thick layer of traditional straw thatching. Even the parasols surrounding the pool showcased the detail which goes into this master craftsmanship.
The children (8 & 10) really enjoyed themselves and made loads of friends. The excursions were fantastic (Maya Coba, Xel-Ha & Captain Hook), which allowed us to experience Mexico’s natural beauty (you must experience a swim in a cenote).
To the finer details; and this is where we were a smidgeon disappointed. Overall the condition of the rooms, poolside, toilets and seating areas was good, although they are a little behind on general maintenance and keeping everything on a par with the above mentioned points on landscaping and architecture. Our room and bathroom was clean without being spotless. The AC worked ok but wasn’t adjustable at all. The plug hole in the bathroom sink released a subtle sewage smell from time to time and the fittings around the ‘jacuzzi’ bath were a bit grimy in the spots where a little more cleaning effort would normally be required. The main living area was fine and spacious enough; with tv, lights, mini-fridge and sockets all absolutely fine throughout.
The main pool area was tended to very well by the staff and was always very clean indeed. The pool bar is in need of an upgrade or refit as the tiling was very tired and not finished to a good standard by whoever attempted any recent patching or repair work.
The bar staff around the pools worked very hard to serve everyone as quickly and efficiently as possible - and we must give them a special mention for their efforts in what was sometimes a searing heat. Why on earth they are made to wear those full body, head to toe uniforms I’ll never know. Every single bar tender looked so hot and bothered. Surely a uniform consisting of shorts and T-shirt would be much more appropriate. Whether it’s intentional or not by hotel management to have only one bar tender at a time, I don’t know; but they seemed seriously understaffed when serving food and drinks during the day. We did feel a bit sorry for the bar staff.
The pool attendants/lifeguard’s were far too officious, blowing their whistles at anyone who did anything more energetic than a quiet swim and paddle about the pool. Family fun around the pool is not something you get to enjoy too often - and these attendants were definitely not keen on allowing this to happen. I understand that they are probably just doing their job but their OTT whistling was a bit unnecessary at times.
Overall, our stay at Bahia Cobá was a good one and we certainly wouldn’t rule out a return, however, we have asked ourselves if it’s worth the 10 hour flight to stay at a hotel which is arguably no better than the Mediterranean Tui Holiday Villages we’ve been to in previous years. Personally, the lure of Mexico itself would be more than worth the long flight rather than this specific hotel. That said, a little bit of investment and upgrading a few areas would absolutely persuade us to return here in the future.
This was my first time at this resort and I was very pleased with how well kept and clean this huge resort was. The food was fantastic everywhere we ate. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Will definitely go again. Long ride from airport was the only downfall.