This huge hotel is set by a long stretch of beach with a golf course in striking distance. Plus, it comes with a great pool scene.
This place – formerly the Grand Bahia Principe Akumal Resort – is one of 3 hotels in a super-sized complex. Inside the tropical grounds there are 2 pools and 3 à la carte restaurants with shuttle buses to help you get around.
Minibuses leave from outside and it’s 5 minutes to a 1.5-kilometre white-sand beach. Or it’s 30 minutes further to the centre of Playa del Carmen, with high street shopping and authentic Mexican restaurants.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
24-hour All Inclusive. Full Board buffet meals. Three visits a week to the à la carte restaurants, 4 visits if you book a Golden Club junior suite. Snacks, afternoon cakes and ice-cream. Unlimited à la carte meals from November 2014.
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. From November 2014, international premium drinks will be available in all bars.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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2 outdoor pools
There are 2 main pools at the Akumal, one of which is an activity pool. From November 2014 there will be poolside waiter service and luxury hammocks.
Hotel-run 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.
Dolce Vita Italian à la carte restaurant
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.
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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.
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.
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we went there the first year they opened and went back a few years later and found that it had tripled in size and wasn't as good .the place just got to big .the food was nothing like in the beginning and the service was poor the second time because it's just to big for them to handle. the waiters use to be spotless with there clothes and the second time they looked like dish washers. the beach is small and if your looking for a sandy beach its very small with a lot of rocks in it .would not go back after the second time, the pools are very nice I will sayMore
JohnGross, Succasunna, New Jersey
Great place to visit & relax
We had a great holiday here & would recommend this hotel to our family & friends.Even though the resort is large, there are many transport vehicules to bring you where you want to go (inside the resort) It is true that the people are soo friendly. What is so nice is that it is in a ecoparkMore
arleneabc, Montreal, Canada
We had an excellent holiday at the Grand Bahia Akumal Oct 5 - 12, 2014. We travelled with friends who had stayed here before so we had a good idea what to expect. We stayed in the Golden section of the Akumal resort and Marcel at the front desk was always there with a smile to help us - with information about the hotel, the rooms, the changes coming (yes there is a bit of construction going on as the hotel is making Akumal an adult only Luxury Bahia beginning Nov 1st.), transportation etc. Marcel evened remembered names and room numbers!! It's so nice to have someone treat you like a friend and Marcel definitely did that! Thank you Marcel! The room was beautiful overlooking the ocean. Originally we were in a different room but they were happy to put us in the ocean front building once rooms were ready. Very appreciated! The food was good (wish there was more plain rice instead of fancy rice) and the drinks flowed freely as expected. The only thing we that surprised us was the beach. Granted there was a lot of wind bringing in the seaweed but when it's collected by hand and taken away in plastic bags it really doesn't ever get cleaned up. Therefore walks on the beach were a bit difficult. We've been to other Caribbean destinations and not encountered this before. Once it's a Luxury Bahia there will be even greater expectation for a beautiful beach. The servers and trolley drivers are so helpful - thank you! All in all this was a fantastic holiday and I would recommend staying here to my friends. It's nice and close to the Tulum ruins which were amazing!!! Check it out :)More
beautiful holiday, didn't want to come home
Arrive in after an hour and a half on a rather nice air conditioned coach, the resort is rather large, and has three main hotels, The Akumal, Coba and tulum, we were in the biggest the Akumal, after having our bags unloaded we were whisked off in a buggy to the golden reception having had an upgrade to be greeted by a lovely cold margarita where we checked in and were taken yet again in the buggy to our room, unfortunately the room was damp, after talking to the rep it was changed with no quibble. The food was was good a lot of choice and if you fancied a change you could go to one of the other hotels or book one of the al la carte restaurants, the goumet restaurants I can't speak highly enough of, the food was wonderful, although I have to say the fish restaurant left a lot to be desired. Now there is some refurbishment taking place but it was done with the minimum of disruption, we understood that when you have a hotel open 365 days a year this type of work has to be done at some time and it didn't stop us dong anything. The only real problem was the touts for time share which were situated as you walked to the buffet, after having a quiet word with two of tge managers they were told to not call out at the people walking passed and we also had an apology letter and a rather nice bottle of bubbly. Now the staff, they are one of the nicest people you could wish to meet, always have a smile on their faces, nothing was too much trouble, even the cleaners they always said hola and the rooms were spotless, if you needed anything it was done without fuss and with a smile. The resort is absolutely beautiful, the gardens well tended and they are always cleaning and washing down pavements and footpaths. There are several shops, each hotel has its own lobby shop, but if you want more then you could take one of the little buggy buses up to the hacienda where there is a market open daily and a parade of shops, in amongst these if you are unfortunate enough you will also find the 24 hour doctor and a chemist. You can take the bus or taxi out to playa del Carmen or Tulum, but if you want to you can book amtrip with your rep, one I would recommend is Xel-ha, which is only ten minutes down the road but well worth it, it was absolutely breathtaking. Well all I will say is that we would return no qualms, stunning, beautiful with exceptionally friendly staff. Thank you for making our holiday so special.More
This was our 1st visit to mexico and we had an amazing time here, the people were sooo friendly and helpful. the wide range of food was fantastic theres also a snack bar where you can eat near the beach. you get to use all 3 hotels which is fantastic and the entertainment was brilliant. the beach. the rooms are huge and done out really well and are cleaned every day. we will most definitely be returning to mexico without a doubt. got invited for our honeymoon dinner at the Japanese restaurant we were at the chefs table and was amazing to watch after they gave us a heart chocolate cake and said congratulations on our wedding which was a lovely surprise, ty :) you must also go to the brazillian restaurant this food is fab and when ur full just turn over your card to stop all the fab meats coming!!!!!next to the brizillian is dolphins, yes dolphins on the complex!!!!! the only thing we will say is take lots of mosquito repellent as they get ya loads out there...More
Julie S, Kent, England, United Kingdom
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