Sunbathing, watersports and spa treatments top the agenda at the beachside Grand Bahia Principe Akumal.
This hotel is set in a huge complex along with the Grand Bahia Principe Coba and the Grand Bahia Principe Tulum. Buggies take guests around so they can make use of the high bar and restaurant count.
White sand and snorkel-friendly waters lie just beyond the hotel. One of the pools is beachside, and there’s another pool – a long, winding number dotted with bridges, palm trees and thatched parasols.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. 3 visits per week to the à la carte rstaurants - 4 if you book a Golden Club junior suite.
Selected local-brand alcohol, wine, beer, cocktails, soft drinks, tea and coffee until 23.00 and 02.00 in disco.
Snacks at set times. Afternoon cakes and ice-cream.
This restaurant offers traditional Italian specialities. Included in your All Inclusive package you get 3 à la carte evening meals. This place comes with a dress code, it's sleeves and long trousers for gentlemen. Reservation required. Highchairs are available.
Double room sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, with 1 king-size, twin or 2 double beds - can be sold as a single. This room comes with a ceiling fan, TV, iron and board on request, coffee facilities, alarm clock and a minibar restocked every other day with beer, water and soft drinks.
Double room sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, with 1 king-size, twin or 2 double beds. This room comes with a ceiling fan, TV, iron and board on request, coffee facilities, alarm clock and a minibar restocked every other day with beer, water and soft drinks.
We stayed at the Coba section during our vacation but spent most of the time at Akumal. We really liked the Akumal buffet, the Riviera restaurant. Compared to Coba, the Akumal buffet had adequate seating, the service was excellent and the food was plenty.
The lobby at Akumal is less chaotic and welcoming. Try to stay clear of the GBP staff who try to lure you in selling you Timeshares. We found that really unpleasant as they are located right in the way of the buffet so, a bit hard to avoid them. The seating at the lobby could be improved as they have limited seating and it gets occupied quickly.
Overall, we liked Akumal better than Coba and Tulum (reviews are up under my profile). It's unfortunate that come November you will no longer be able to use the Akumal facilities.More
thefzk, Mississauga, Ontario
Third time visiting coming up soon!
I love this resort. The staff were amazing, especially the buffet servers and assistants. The rooms are ok, actually not too bad at all - the mattresses and pillows are not great, but I guess they're not going to have memory foam matresses!
The beach is beautiful and you can snorkel off shore, it's not great as the coral is destroyed from a previous hurricane, but you can still see a lot of fish, small octopus, squid, etc. They keep the beach clean of sea weed and there are palapas for shade.
I am heading back for third time on Sept 28. Have asked for a ocean room view - third time back should be rewarded, especially as we could have gone to a five start for less money, but we love this place.
Let's see how they handle two third time repeat customers.More
Shelley S, Vancouver, Canada
Just recently booked this hotel for March however would like to book a room close to everything would anyone recommended a good block to stay in?? Thank you. The hotel looks amazing is there any excursions anyone recommends either?
Exceptional first time visit to Mexico
Just returned yesterday from my 1st visit to Mexico, what a wonderful experience this hotel is stunning food choice is outstanding if you are going, make sure you book at least 1 of the gourmet restraunts the service and food is as good as anything you would pay a lot of money for in the uk! The only negatives are the amount of bite marks from invisible insects ha ha everyone was scratching make sure you take plenty of mossie repellent products they do sell bands in the lobby shop but we didn't find those worked at all and you will be bitten!!! Also rainy season was appropriate there was rain every day but also sunshine all though we had 2 severe storms 1 lasting nearly 2 days even though, it stays extremely warm, this would not put me off going I would recommend this hotel to anyone enjoy I will be going back!!More
grace1960, Cardiff, United Kingdom
We stayed at the Bahia Príncipe Akumal for 2 weeks in March. We flew on the Thomson Dreamliner which I would highly recommend. On arrival we were greeted at check in by friendly staff with a cocktail. We had been upgraded to a junior suite, the room was very nice and spacious. The hotel is massive and extremely well kept. Gardens are kept beautifully and cleaners are constantly keeping everywhere immaculate. There's plenty of pools, with some having swim up bars. The children's water park is also good, plenty of things going on round there to entertain them. The food is really good too, Tulum is the best buffet to go to as it is really big and has loads of choice. The best restaurant is the Japanese and would highly recommend booking a show table. As people have previously said, everything shuts down at 11, but the snack bars stay open and you can get drinks from there if you don't want to go in the nightclub. The staff at this hotel can not do enough for you. They've always got a smile on their face and are extremely polite. I couldn't recommend Bahia Príncipe more and will definitely stay here again. More
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