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Hotel overview

Located in the heart of Riviera Maya, this fabulous hotel designed with integration and sustainability in mind, lies over the sand of one of the most yearned-for beaches with crystal clear waters and white-sand areas. Its exclusive services and amenities make it the perfect hotel in the perfect destination for you to visit the ancient Mayan ruins and enjoy the lush nature that will surround you. Get even more out of your vacation with a round of golf at the professional course on site at the Bahia Principe Riviera Maya resort (fees apply), and take the kids along, too……or you can just spend your stay enjoying the sun and the sand!  You can also enjoy the facilities and a la carte restaurants at the Bahia Principe Grand Coba, located within the Bahia Principe Riviera Maya complex. Stay at 1 and Play at 2: Staying at the Bahia Principe Grand Tulum, you can enjoy the facilities at Bahia Principe Grand Coba (except buffet restaurants). In total 15 restaurants, 12 bars and 5 pools.

It’s ideal for:
Energetic young people and families. People who want to enjoy the area to the fullest within a fun and sociable atmosphere.

FREE, unlimited WI-FI throughout all areas of our Hotels.

Please contact the hotel for additional information regarding business services (gebgroupscompmex@bahia-principe.com) 


Cancun, Mexico (CUN) : 62 miles

Property information

Year Built: 1999
Accessible rooms: 12
Floors: 3
Total rooms: 774
Villa: 52


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Hotel advisories

Advisory The state of Quintana Roo will be charging a sanitation tax of  $1.60 USD, per room per night. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. This fee is subject to change at any time without notice by the hotel.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies: Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.
General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.0 16353 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Unfortunate experience

    I normally do not like to give bad reviews and to be honest it wasn't all bad. Everything was great! The staff was very nice. The food was delicious. The massage at the Spa AMAZING! The hotel itself was lovely. The only thing that was disappointing was a situation with the room. We were hit with the Tropical Storm during our stay. Lots of rain and very windy. Though we tried and made the best of it. We started noticing the ceiling had water stains and also some water leaking. We didn't want to make a huge deal about it and we just placed towels where the small puddle was. Until our 9 yr old notice more water behind the TV and by where our luggage were. We decided to report it and someone from maintenance came and took pictures. He said he will inform the hotel and someone will contact us to let us know what to do. Our Housekeeper also said she had taken pictures and notified the hotel before but no one had came or called us until we decided to do so. After maintenance came, no one called to follow-up. That night after going out to dinner and watching an amazing show, we returned to the room to find lots of water on the floor. Immediately we placed all the towels we had. We attempted to call the front desk and was not able to get through. It was pouring and windy outside we decided to just go to sleep. At that point we had only one night left and decided to just deal with the issue. Upon checking out I brought it up and also showed the video of the water in the room and the gentleman stated there was nothing documented. This I found odd because I told him I had called and maintenance was sent and that both he and the Housekeeper had stated they had notified the hotel of the situation. It was quite disappointing. We did not want to be those people to complain. We totally understand the weather is unpredictable and out of anyone's control. Our concern was the damage the leak in the room could have caused to our personal items or the TV etc... but the fact that no one took the time to make a courtesy call and follow up with us, that's upsetting. This experience was so unfortunate. Like I said we tried and made the best of it. Everything else was ok.

    Jun 23, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nowhere near a 5 star Hotel

    Currently into our second week of our holiday.They advertise this hotel as a 5 star hotel,it's actually a 3 star at best.The only pros I can make out are the staff.They are fantastic.Its a very dated resort that really needs a total upgrade.The buffet food has plenty of varied choice but it just not served hot.I actually think it's just light bulbs the foods under,it's certainly not heat lamps.And that goes for a la carte restaurants too.The Tequila a la carte was shocking.Its a buffet with cold food.Dont even bother wasting you're booking.The Cozumel Mexican restaurant in the Coba on the other hand was fantastic and well worth a visit.They only hot food we've had in a week and delicious. Bottom line is don't expect a 5 star resort although you will get that with the staff the resort is just too dated.On the plus side the shows are worth paying the small fee for.Excellent.The hotel REALLY needs to look into serving relatively hot food,I understand it's buffet but nothing is served hot.Gets very frustrating after a week with a week to go.Needs sorting quickly in my opinion.

    Jun 23, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Never again

    Stay away from any Bahía properties Overall we were not happy at all 1) bugs in room 2) water is coming in room flooding villa room 3) we even upgraded room from superior to Villas and balcony were flooded which water eventually ended up coming in 4) issues with a la crate restaurant 5) no beach access 6) slow shuttle service 7) drinks are watered down 8) night activities are very limited 9) only main lobby bar stays open after certain hours 10) No working -AC in buffet area or main lobby

    Jun 21, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    It's raining there at the moment

    My daughter is out there at the moment and they have had thunder storms and lightening and windy since she arrived on Monday they havent had one sunny day just rain. She said the hotel is lush and so are all the staff. But just be prepared as the weather is awful there Between may and October is Mexico rainy season so always check before going there.

    Jun 20, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    TRIP RUINED - DOLPHIN Captivity. Tiny chlorinated pools with bred dolphins.Do not visit Bahia to support the end of this

    Stayed in the hotel June 24 and my trip experience was ruined because there had been no advertisement of the captive dolphins within the hotel grounds, at Dolphinaris/BAHIA TULUM. 3 dolphins bred in captivity and used daily for money! Shame on BAHIA and anybody who visits Dolphinaris. Held in a tiny 'chlorinated' swimming pool (way too small to swim), with no shade (causing sunburn), no enrichment toys, the dolphins are starved and made to work for their food. There is a 10:30 show every day to the public and the rest of the time is spent making money off them. The show is quick as there is nowhere for them to swim in the tiny pool. The entertainment staff take guests to see / support this on the bike tour, and its promoted by all guest services. Unfortunately the guests are told they are rescue dolphins. This is not true, they are bred and exploited for entertainment. A law in Mexico prohibits dolphins being taken from the wild. A hotel making money off these poor dolphins in the smallest pool on property and misleading guests. Dolphinaris prohibits images being taken within the grounds unless paid for, at an extortionate price. This is to control the images taken (As well as make money) at the poor dolphins expense. Addressed my concerns with the hotel staff and they did not seem to care. They advised it isnt anything to do with them, yet the hotel is actively promoting it and it is within Bahia grounds. Dolphins should swim 100 miles a day in their own habitat. This is inhumane, animal abuse and an embarrassment. Poor creatures can live 28 years. 28 years in this tiny pool, performing every day, and swimming with guests who do not have enough knowledge or decency to stop funding it. SHAME ON YOU BAHIA / Dolphinaris and shame on any person who pays to see this or swim with them (literally funding their abuse). No mother/ father/ parent / relation / friend should take their child to this show. It is sad to see the conditions the dolphins are kept in. Please support the end of this, by not visiting. There are boat trips where you can see dolphins in the wild. Please consider other hotels as alternatives for this reason. My trip ended and its very sad to know those poor creatures are still stuck in the incredibly tiny, hot pool working daily for their food. If you look into this hotel on google, you will see various articles on this particular hotel having the smallest and worst facilities. This should not be happening, PERIOD! There is nothing they can do, except work for their food. The hotel pools were SO WARM and they are stuck in that every day - MADNESS! Rooms - 3 star (not 5 star) Entertainment staff - cannot fault them, they work hard. Food - Al A Cart restaurants - BAD. Cancelled them all after we tried 3. Tried Alux, Maiko and La Tortuga. Alcohol - Watered down. Evening shows - Good but do not pay for the other ones. Not worth it. Blackbird was awful. Please please visit a hotel that doesnt support animal abuse. Please DO NOT visit the dolphin show at the very least. If nobody pays for it, the dolphins will not continue to be bred and exploited. Please go to another hotel. BAHIA is not worth it.

    Jun 18, 2024