We traveled March 23 to 30 2012 to GBP Sian Kaan. This resort is brand new and is built in the jungle across the highway from the other 3 Gran Bahia Principe(Tulum, Akumal & Coba). Even though it is in a wooded area there wasn't very many mosquitoes, they sprayed every day with insecticide.
So it is not directly on the beach. There is a tramway system in place that is very efficient. We never waited more than 5 minutes. The golf course is second to none, it is a PGA rated course built by Robert Trent Jones, the advertising states; free golf but actually there is a golf cart rental fee of $80 plus per person and a $ 40 club rental fee that is not included.
Sian Kaan residents have access to all 4 GBP resorts services including restaurants (buffets & a la carte), bars entertainment, etc...
The food is excellent either at the buffet or a la carte restaurants. We had booked our a la carte restaurants prior to our arrival by email to Guillem Quintana at email@example.com. The best one we ate at was the Don Pablo Collection, the steak was excellent as well as the other plates...including desserts(mille-feuille).
Beach: there is a reserved section on the beach with our own bar and waitresses which were fantastic. The bar staff at the beach are excellent and very funny. Take time to sit down with them and enjoy there sens of humor.
The service at this hotel is excellent, starting from our arrival to our check out, the staff is very well trained and are service oriented. Check in was fast and they greeted us with a glass of champagne.
The entertainment is very limited at the Sian Kaan. There is a animation team at the pool during the day and a live band playing every night at the lobby terrace. Keep in mind that you have access to the other 3 GBP, There is discos, theater shows and they put on a Mexican Fiesta night ($5 charge). Also they have a Hacienda where there is shops and vendors for your souvenir and other purchases. Also beach activities on a daily basis.
The room was cleaned daily and we had different towel art every day. The bar fridge was well stocked with beer(Dos Equis XX), water, soft drinks and snacks. The bar services are also great, they serve top shelf liquor, GREAT MARGARITAS, MOJITOS, ETC and the beer is a good beer(DOS EQUIS XX) We had a Roof top Jacuzzi suite, which is very roomy, a private bedroom with sliding doors between the bedroom and the living area, the bathroom is very large with a large ceramic tile shower. 2 large closets equipped with hanging and shelve space. we also had a secure locked safe for our valuables at no charge. The roof top deck was great for relaxing, keep in mind that it is not a private deck. We were in building 40 which is close to the lobby.
Bed mattresses are firm and comfortable. If you like a soft bed mattress, I suggest that you request through Guillem a foam top mattress cover.
The location of this hotel is about 1.75 hours from the airport, but we were driven directly from the airport to the hotel(no milk run) we were there in 1.25 hour. In closing, if you are considering a vacation in Mexico and you like a small hotel, this is the place for you. On the other hand if you like to party it up, you can always use the services from the other GBP for your nightlife. This was our first time to Mexico and we will surely go back, I would recommend any of the GBP resorts, service, food, bar drinks were excellent. And finally, don't forget to tip the staff, they are hard working and you'll see for yourself that they try very hard to make sure you enjoy your vacation. Asta la vista!
- Also Known As:
- Gran Bahia Principe Sian Ka`An Golf Resort And Spa
- Gran Bahia Principe Sian Ka`An Golf Hotel Akumal
- Gran Bahia Principe Sian Ka`An Golf Hotel
- Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Kaan Don Pablo Collection Riviera Maya/Akumal, Mexico
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