Booked this hotel last minute, I have to admit the roof top terrace won me over. It was a wonderful location, really no issues not being right on the ocean because the trollies are there very frequently. The grounds spectacular, very lush and tropical given the property is only a year old, one would never know.
The pools are clean and really no issue finding a chair as others have complained about. The private beach on the ocean was a reasonably small area but the beachside service was great. Our favourite beach ended up being Akumal which you have access to whenever you like. The beaches are a bit rocky so beach shoes would not be a bad idea. Not the best beaches I have been too but none the less wonderful. Make sure to bring your own sun screen as it ranges from $20-$40.
The room was really modern and nicely decorated, ask for a topper to go on top of your mattress because as others have said the beds are rather firm. The roof top terrace was romantic and wonderful but I am sure now that we have been, that the garden room would be equally as nice especially if you are in your senior years, there are a lot of stairs but it really was not an issue for us. The air conditioning in the room was never cooler than 22 or 23 even if set lower they must have a cap on it. We stayed in building 18 which was at the far end of the resort rather private but it did get a bit noisy at times as it is the closest to the pool with most of the activities. The only annoying part of that was that they tend to play the same music over and over, lets just say I was sick of Adele when we got back. Would I stay again. YES in a heart beat.
We only tried one al la carte restaurant "Dolce Vita" and that was fine but superior Italian food it is not, but folks one must remember, this is Mexico not Italy. Overall the food on any of the buffets was really good and there is almost too much selection.
We do not golf so I cannot comment on the course but I can say they are beautifully kept.
La Hacienda is a spot where the disco, shops and a few bars are very nice and convenient to purchase gifties to bring home, the bartering was fun and the sports bar makes the best strawberry daiquiri I have had in years. We did not go to the disco, just not our scene.
Leaving the best for last the service was spectacular, everyone very friendly and helpful from the front line service staff to the grounds keepers to those poor guys that clean the sea weed off the beach. The lobby bar was really nice to hang out and have a drink Oscar and Laura both provided excellent service.
Oh a quick word to the wise avoid going to the time share presentation. It is very expensive but the free gift was nice.
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Bahia Principe Sian Ka`An Golf Hotel Akumal
- Gran Bahia Principe Sian Ka`An Golf Resort And Spa
- Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Kaan Don Pablo Collection Riviera Maya/Akumal, Mexico