Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal by Don Pablo Collection

This huge hotel is pulled up next to its own private beach area. It comes with a great pool scene, three à la carte restaurants and an 18-hole golf course nearby.

The hotel is one of three in a super-sized complex. Golf buggies whisk guests to the countless restaurants and bars. Speaking of golf, you’ll have access to the Riviera Maya Golf Club*, a couple of minutes’ drive away. Plus, it’s 35 minutes to the shops of Playa del Carmen.

This Mayan-inspired place is part of the luxe Don Pablo collection, so junior suites come as standard. Expect butler service, an indulgent pillow menu and a mini-fridge for kids, stocked with juices and milkshakes. Book an Oceanfront Suite for striking sea views.

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Golf offer

If you stay at this hotel before 31st of October 2016, you'll get a special discount of 50% on public rates at the Rivera Maya Golf Course. Rates include green fee with golf cart, golf club custody, mineral water and soft drinks and 20 golf balls for practice.

All Inclusive - Here's what you get


24-hour All Inclusive. Full Board buffet meals. Unlimited dining in the à la carte restaurants, reservations must be made on arrival. Snacks, afternoon cakes and ice-cream.


24-hour All Inclusive. Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including beer, wine, spirits, cocktails and soft drinks, until 23.00 or until 02.00 in La Rancherita disco. International premium drinks will be available in all bars.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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7 outdoor pools

You've got two large pools at the Akumal, one of which is an activity pool. The poolside here comes with luxury hammocks and waiter service offering premium drinks, like juices, cocktails and international drinks. There are 5 other pools throughout the complex including the Tulum and Coba hotels.

Riviera international buffet restaurant

This restaurant is open from 5.30pm to 10pm in the winter months. This place comes with a dress code, it's sleeves and long trousers for gentlemen. Reservation required. Highchairs are available.

Kids' club

This place has its own hotel-run kids' clubs providing hours of fun for your little ones, with different activities planned every day. Suitable for children aged 4 to 12.

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junior suite with balcony or terrace

These traditionally styled junior suites feature a lounge area, and a balcony or terrace for a bit of outside space. Features include air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Plus you'll get bathrobes, slippers. These sleep 4 in a double bedroom with 1 king-size bed and 1 sofa-bed.

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My husband, son and I arrived on July 17th, and left on July 21st. We were in villa 6624. The view from this room is the absolute best! This is a beautiful resort. Our experience was wonderful with the only downside being our room was really humid the first two days. However, the last few days were fine. We would definitely stay here again. The grounds are lush and expansive, and although it is a large complex, they have plenty of shuttles running that the most we ever had to wait on a ride from the lobby to the room was about 5-7 minutes. I would certainly recommend this resort to my friends. More

Renay M, 56833

Cannot say enough good things about this place!!

We had our honeymoon here in 2005 (when it was just Akumal and Tulum sides). Despite it being so long ago, we received a personal welcome back letter in our room. The room itself was great for us and our two kids - more than enough space. We had the same server for lunch and breakfast over our two weeks - Alejandro is the best ever!! Try and find his section - he remembers your drink orders each and every time (even the kids). What makes this even better is that there was 8 of us in total! Our kids do not do the kids club (they do not want to go) so cannot comment on that. Food was good - as expected for this type of resort. Drinks were great at the swim up bar and in the lobby lounge. You are bugged by time share people each time you go eat, which can be annoying but soon they knew you were not going and they stopped. For excursions - recommend Xel Ha (kids loved it!). Hints - give tips, they do appreciate it. If you stay in Akumal, you can visit all of the other resorts for this site (all connected by trolley).More


Lovely summer holiday

We stayed here for two weeks and thoroughly enjoyed our stay, first time at an all inclusive resort with our family. The rooms were great (villa 56 top floor) and the beautiful grounds and beach location perfect. The staff are helpful and majority are friendly and cheerful, they work hard to ensure the hotel is clean and comfortable for guests. The activities team are fun and entertaining. We enjoyed the food, although our kids did prefer the buffet restaurant to some of the a la carte restaurants. The Italian and Rodizio were favourites. The Mikado at Coba was good too. Although the hotel was busy, it was still possible to find a quieter area to sit, although you had to get out early in the morning to pick your favourite spot as many people put out towels on sunbeds. The towels were not always available at the pool hut which was slightly annoying a couple of times. We would return to this hotel and recommend it for a family trip.More


Fantastic Mexican Holiday

We spent 11 nights in this Hotel from July 13th to July 24th we stayed in villa block 60 which was pretty central for everything . The check in process was very quick and efficient.The hotel is fantastic it has everything you need the staff are brilliant and helpful a special mention must go to Viktor in the buffet restaurant who made our stay very enjoyable i recommend eating in his section to anyone, and also a mention to Wendy in the lobby bar who also looked after us .The hotel is so well managed and the managers are very visible at all times of the day and evening making sure all is well the is great attention to detail at this hotel, the staff all work extremely hard but all seem happy in there work and have fun while carrying out the duties the food on offer was varied with different themes each night we never found any difficulty in finding something tasty to eat.The facilities are excellent the pools are clean and there was never an issue finding sunbeds at any point during the day. the beach was a god send as there is a nice cooling breeze which made the high temperatures nearly bearable and again there was never any issues finding sunbeds throughout the day. Even though this hotel is part of a resort with four other hotels i was surprised at how quiet it seemed there are small land bus/trains to transport you around and between the hotels and take you to the lobby or beach which are sometimes just nice to jump on to go or a cool down after the hot sun .There is plenty of wildlife around the hotel with a abundance of iguanas and cotees and the odd raccoon all can been seen quite easily which was good fun. The rooms are clean and a good size bathroom is good also small gripe was sometimes the room was not getting cleaned until nearly 4 pm which when being in the sun all day you just want to go back and cool off . I took my golf clubs with me and made use of the golf course at the other hotel which is excellent and good value for money i would suggest taking your own clubs as it was only £25 to take mine but $57 usd to hire clubs and shoes each round while there. There is the Hacienda don Isabel near the entrance to the hotel that has shops a casino and a nightclub for all those requiring them. The only other small gripe i have is running the privilege club gauntlet when going to the buffet restaurant as these guys attempt to get you to sign up for this service i dont know what it is exactly as i had more fun dodging and fending them off during our stay on the whole though this is a great hotel and i would recommend it to anyoneMore

Paul W,

Fabulous Resort Hotel - Huge!

arrived by private taxi which was great as there can be large queues checking in, although the lovely staff are super efficient and get you checked in quickly. As normal for this type of resort your baggage is taken for you. we stayed in block 63 which was perfect location for us, 2 minute walk to the beach, infinity pool, breakfast/lunch bar. Resort is huge and it took us a day or so to find the best and shortest route back to the main reception for dinner etc. Grounds are kept amazing and are beautiful, staff we encountered was great friendly and looked after us so well, they are a credit to the hotel. We only went for a rest, so didn't do much. To be honest we got up walked to the breakfast bar, ate, sat on the beach, back to the bar for lunch, back to the beach and then to the room in the evening. Infinity Pool was a little noisy for us and it would be nice if they made the infinity pool adult only. We just sat on the beach off the pool area and it was great. Sunbeds are comfy and not too close together, we were looked after by the staff from the bar who constantly ensured we were hydrated!!! just before 12 noon staff walked around with fruit skewers and sometimes bowls of nuts and snacks. We had friends in the new block near the infinity pool which was beautiful however it is so big with long internal corridors and whilst their room was spectacular there was noise from the corridor. To be honest we much preferred our block which only had 12 apartments and was very private. Rooms had everything you need, mini bar was stocked with soft drinks, beer, small bottle of vodka, Bacardi and whisky and a bit random was one packet of crisps... 2 would have been nice as we had to fight over them! bed was comfy bathroom was a bit hot as the air con didn't seem to kick in that well, I never got the room as cold as I would like but it wasn't a problem. Only complaint for me having long curly hair was the little rubbish hairdryer provided which only had one heat which was 'red hot' - perhaps the hotel could replace these with nicer ones as I didn't travel with mine knowing there was one provided. otherwise we had no problems at all. food, good variety, why do people moan?? plenty for every meal, as mentioned we ate breakfast and lunch at the infinity bar, more than enough to satisfy, yes its pretty much the same food on a rota but how else can they feed so many people. I am not a junk food eater as a rule but have to say I was tempted by the fresh pizza every day which were hand made and gorgeous, plenty of salads fruit cheese and lovely ice cream and deserts if you are into them. Only gripe at the main dining area was sometimes the food was a little bit luke warm, obviously comes out the kitchen hot and fresh but cools quick (probably the air con). Veggies and stuff you could shove in the microwave which I found after a few days, just heat it up a bit then get you meat and stuff. Fresh counters for pasta, fish and meat were lovely. Again staff are excellent and the wait staff we encountered very efficient. Its a huge resort and there are trains running around all the time with friendly helpful staff, the only trip we had out was on a rainy day we hopped on the trains and visited all of the other hotels on the resort (3 of them) which was an adventure, all similar but different, enjoyed a drink at one, lunch at another and ice cream at the last one... nice to have a walk around. Overall think the Bahia Akumal was the best kept of all the hotels, we were glad to get back and chill out.... So, outstanding for us, everything we needed for a relaxing holiday with staff looking after us so well, thank you!More


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