4.5
Very Good 15803 Reviews
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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 15803 Reviews
Mostly good
jimos_sur

We were there for 8 days during August with a 12 year old and 15 year old. We knew that it was not a 5 star resort which was reflected with the great price we rec'd. To us it was a great value.

We found the buffet good with enough choices. However at the beginning of our stay Aug 11 we had no trouble finding a table - just walked in an grabbed one. By the following weekend there was a 10 min wait for tables. On our last day to avoid the lines we ate breakfast at the Cozemal. It has a smaller selection but no waiting. However seemed hotter (less air conditioning) than the main buffet.. Only complaint about the food at the buffet was that it was never hot - it always seemed to be just warm.

Went to 4 a la cartes - Liked the Mashau, and Don Pablo the best. Mediterraneo was good but service slow. Did not like the Le Gourmet only because our waiter seemed to forget to serve us. The food at all was very good though.

We stayed in building 31 which I would recommend as it is close to everything including the shuttle stop. We liked the room although wife thought it had a mildew odour..

Some reviews say the resort and rooms are"dated" but if that means traditional mexican style then that is what I want. I don't like resorts that look like we are just visiting a shopping mall.

We knew before going that you had to take a shuttle to the beach and as others have said the Coba (and Tulum) beaches are not the best. The Akumal beach has better sand. Went there however it was hit and miss to get a drink. One time they served us; next they said not for Coba wristbands. Probably best to bring a travel mug and fill it before you go to Akumal side. There were lot more free loungers at the Akumal beach. I would recommend water shoes for the Coba beach but not required for Akumal side.

Other notes: The pool waters were warm. You can use all pools even those at the Tulum.. Also no problem getting any service at restaurants or bars on the Tulum side.

Hard to find chairs in the shade at Coba unless you get up real early. There were chairs at the beach. Like everyone has said the pool and the ocean swimming areas are not deep. I would have preferred deeper water at the pools. The Tulum pool was a little deeper.

Also we signed onto the Grand Bahia loyalty program before booking and found it to be a very good deal. We rec'd a discount on the room, free private shuttle to and from the airport, dedicated check in line and some other perks. It worked for us as we didn't book a package but rather flight and hotel separate.

The nightly entertainment shows were good - not great. We enjoyed them although 3 of the are quite similar - 80's show, Queen Tribute, Rock show.- having a band play an hour set with various singers and dancers performing in front of them.

We went to the Mexican Fiesta night - which for us at $18 per person I would not recommend.

Although it had some negatives we thought that overall it was quite good.

Don’t listen to the bad reviews!
jvckhunter

My fiancé and I just returned from Mexico and the Grand Bahia Principe Coba. We had an amazing holiday and the hotel only added to this. The complex’s comprises of 4 hotels; Coba, Tulum, Akumal & Sian Khan so as you can imagine it is huge but is extremely well staffed with golf cart looking buggys taking you to and from each hotel and the beach and numerous staff around the pool and bars and also cleaning. All the staff were really friendly and I have to give a special mention to the entertainment staff (Hector, Gabriel, Susie etc) who worked most days from 10am till midnight! There are around 10 restaurants on the complex you can book to eat at whilst you stay (be advised if you book the Coba hotel you can only eat at the Coba and Tulum restaurants). The restaurants were really nice and the food was good but it was more the waiters and waitresses that made it what it is as they work so hard. With that being said my finance and I actually opted for the buffet most nights as the standard of food was great and a has huge selection! We have stayed at an all inclusive in the Dominican Republic and the food at Grand Bahia Coba was definitely better. Also don’t forgot to visit the Hacienda which is a an area just outside the Tulum hotel that has markets, a casino, a club, a doctors and pharmacy. Take a buggy here and you won’t be disappointed we found the markets here actually cheaper than Playa Del Carmen and Tulum markets and shops even though it is situated in the complex! You can also barter here where as not one shop would barter the price in Playa Del Carmen or Tulum. The club is a bit hit and miss one night it was packed so was great everyone dancing where as other nights it can be dead. Definitely go to the Mexican Fiesta night at the Hacienda it is so much fun with a. live Mexican show, games, food and so much more. Also a lot of people have complained about seaweed at the beach, yes there is seaweed however the workers work tirelessly to clear it and there a huge sections where there is no seaweed on the sand and minimal in the sea! So you can easily enjoy your days on the beach. All in all you can’t go wrong with the Grand Babi Principe Coba, it is a clean friendly well run hotel and I would definitely stay here again.

Amazing
Franktastic75

We have just returned from this amazing place, by far the best holiday resort we have stayed in.
Would definitely recommend it for families. So much to do on the site and in the area. Staff are friendly and work extremely hard to ensure you have a great time.