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.
Facilities► View all
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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best holiday yet
First thing is airport tax is now only 610.00 pesos per person.stayed at the akumal for two weeks and what an amazing hotel this is. Manager Felix was polite,very professional and looked after his guests very well. Food and drinks were plentiful as well as there was a large selection. There was something for everyone. All the staff were amazing, especially ana Montana, Roberto , jesus and Armin.rooms were massive and cleaned Dailey with the mini bar restocked daily, cleaner also left a different towel display everyday. I did tip a few dollars Dailey to the staff as they don't earn a lot but still give more than customer service, they would go out of their way to help you. I done two trips, coco bongos and the pirate ship, both were well worth the money and suitable for all ages. Went to the other hotels on the site, coba,tulum,although these hotels were very nice,I don't think they were as good as the akumal but that's my personal opinion. You will need mosquito repellent. I will definitely be returning. This hotel was awesome and you won't be disappointed if you stay.More
mrmull69, sharm el shiek
Resort was very clean. I got hurt while I was there and the staff was very helpful with getting me around the resort. The beach and the pools were amazing. There was always some sort of activity going on. Had a great time and would go back for sure!More
Chad T, Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
AMAZING HOTEL, STAFF ARE GREAT TOO
Well as far as I am concerned they have done a great job with such a huge complex, food is amazing,, luckily we did get a-la-carte almost every night,, the only real disappointments were the Mexican and Italian not great but others were great and above what you expect. I felt thouroughly relaxed whilst here, staff were always smiling and happy to help. I was unhappy with my 1st room as there were 3 of us and it was tiny but they sorted it out the next day,, it meant a longer walk but hey what else you got to do for your holiday walk off some of that lovely food and drink. The bar staff were great in all bars and if you ask them for branded drinks they will happily provide them no problem. Entertainment was good considering it was all inclusive they worked very hard and shows were good enough ,, only thing I would say is a waste of money is Siesta Night on Thursdays its at the Hacienda which is part of the hotel and nothing special so waste of money. All together I cant praise this hotel enough it was amazing and beach is beautiful the whole grounds are spotless and trams are there to take you around . I would love to go back and hopefully will . Thanks guys for a great holidayMore
elaine1968, Southampton, United Kingdom
we have just returned from grand bahia principle akumal mexico , this is supposed to be a 5 star hotel well not in my opinion , me and my husband arrived at about 5 in the afternoon feeling very tired after the long flight were given a room that smelt badly of damp we asked if we could be moved to be told there we no other rooms available .the next morning we were woken up at about 6.30.am by the various jcb s , cement mixers and other related building machines outside our room , this went on till 7 pm at night we asked to be moved again still no rooms , we went to the pool to relax only to find out one of the pools were closed so everyone were fighting to get sunbeds round the other pool which was impossible as they werent enough sun beds , in the second week of our holiday the pool reopened only so they could close most of the access areas to the other pool to work on that one . the entertainment was very poor we saw the same acts both weeks and the food was very boring they did have a lot of choice only it was the exact same every day , on a good note the waiters couldn,t do enough for you and were very friendly , the wildlife roaming around the complex were great , all said wouldn,t recomend it and would never go again myselfMore
loz2199, barnsley s yorkshire
Title says it all WoW. What an amazing hotel. We loved this restort. Food was lovely an amaing variety to select from. We managed to gain 8 Al-Carte resturants and they were all fantastic. Buggies will take you around to eat resturant. Little 24 hour cafe bar also serving food and drink. Drinks well plenty of what ever you like, so enjoy. Rooms clean with fresh linen and towels daily if required. Spa bath with shower and little fridge filled daily with pop and crisps Yes the resort is hugh but you can make this as big or as little as you like. During the day we based ourselves in the Akumal and walked to the others on a night for our resturant bookings(10 minute stroll at the most) Yes building work was been carried out but this did not effect us at all and i understand why they have to do this, god the resort is open all year so yes they need to work sometime to improve . Well all in all what a great time we had and YES we will be going backMore
Sue J, Durham, United Kingdom
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