My boyfriend and I traveled with 2 other couples to Coba for a week early February and we already wish we were back (80 degrees everyday and sunny!)
Our first day there was a bit strained because we were confused on where to check in (documents said "Coba" but when we got there they couldn't find our reservations and it was finally decided we were "Premiere" and had to be shuttled to a different check-in point.) It was 5:30 PM when we finally were all checked in but we were bummed to discover all the pool bars close at 5, which we thought was quite early. After day one though, every day after was perfect! It took a day or two to get a grasp of the trolley system and where different buffets and restaurants were, but it's a vacation - don't stress out!
Many of the reviewers complained about how it was difficult to find anything and the food not being great, but I think those people are the type the are never satisfied. ALL six of us thought the place was great and the food and drinks were too!
There is so much to do at this resort, we never even got around to taking out kayaks or catamarans, which are free.
OH and the rooms are beautiful! Marble and tile everything! The beds and pillows aren't the most comfortable, but not horrible. I grabbed a pillow from the sofa and that was much softer :) Our housekeeper also always had a towel animal on our bed with flower arrangements. Everyday she did something different - we thought it was a special touch.
HIGHLY recommend eating at the La Gran Tortuga in Tulum - SUPER YUMMY!!!
Another big recommendation: TIP ! The employees work hard and are always very busy, but if you tip they WILL remember you and give you special treatment. Our group always tipped for drinks, at dinner, and our housekeepers. At the beach and pool bars, we stuck with the same bartenders and they'd go out of their way to serve us first if they saw us since we tipped with a smile and "Gracias!"
Only complaint is that I stupidly left behind my digital camera in the room when we left and I haven't been able to get a response from the hotel to see if they've found it. I doubt I'll get it back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Facilities and services 2 lake-style pools 3 Jacuzzis Large sun terrace and gardens with sun umbrellas and loungers Pool and beach towel service BAHIA SPA (additional charge) Sports facilities: gym, 5 tennis courts, basketball court, bicycles Motorised sports (additional charge) Water activity centre Entertainment amphitheatre WiFi access in the lobby (1h per day free of charge) Buffet restaurant 4 a la carte restaurants 7 Bars 2 Snack bar Riviera Maya Golf Club: 18 long holes and 9 executive holes with lakes, natural wells and Mayan forest. Hacienda Dona Isabel: karaoke bars, shows, live music and disco Rooms 1080 rooms including 4 types: Superior Junior Suite, Club Golden Junior Suite, Family Junior Suite and Master Family Suite. Room facilities: Two full size beds or a king size bed Sitting area with sofa Fully-equipped bathroom with hydromassage bath tub, shower, wash basin, magnifying mirror and hair dryer Bathroom amenities Balcony or terrace Air conditioning Ceiling fan Telephone Radio alarm clock Flat screen satellite TV Mini-bar Coffee-making facilities Safe (additional charge) Ironing set Terrace Wifi Family Junior Suites and Master Family Suites the perfect choice for families, including: All the facilities and services of a Junior Suite Bathrobes and slippers for all the family for use during your stay Children's bath kit Welcome basket with sweets Mini-bar with juices, shakes, milk and soft drinks for children Two fully independent connecting rooms (Master Family Suites) Club Golden Junior Suites Children Bahia Scouts Children can enjoy a range of specially-tailored facilities: Children's pool Mini Club with daytime activities Evening Mini Disco Bahia Scouts Water Park Teen's Club (11 - 16 years) Baby Station Other services On-site miniature railway providing access to all facilities Medical service (additional charge) Pharmacy (additional charge) Personalised diet option for celiacs and diabetics Cash point Specialised service for organising weddings, events and anniversaries Casino ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Bahia Principe Coba Akumal
- Hotel Gran Bahia Principe
- Bahia Principe Coba Mexico
- Gran Bahia Coba
- Gran Bahia Principe Resort Coba
- Gran Bahia Principe Coba Hotel
- Gran Principe
- Gran Bahia Principe Mexico
- Bahia Coba
- Grand Bahia Principe Coba Riviera Maya/Akumal, Mexico