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.
The hotel is part of the luxe Don Pablo collection, so junior suites come as standard. Location-wise, minibuses make the 5-minute journey to a white-sand beach, or the 35-minute trip to Playa del Carmen’s high street shops and Mexican restaurants.
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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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2 outdoor pools
There are 2 main pools at the Akumal, one of which is an activity pool. There's also poolside waiter service.
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 dishes. You'll get unlimited meals here, but you'll need to reserve a table when you arrive at the hotel. This place comes with a dress code, it's sleeves and long trousers for gentlemen. Highchairs are available.
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Double room sleeps up to 3 adults and 1 child 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.
Junior suite sleeps up to 4 - can be sold as a single. With ceiling fan, TV, iron and board on request, alarm clock and the minibar is restocked every other day with beer, water and soft drinks.
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This is late in being reviewed Nov 2013 is when we actually went and would gladly go back that's how nice it was, we didn't have any problems getting a bed on the beach as it is a very long beach because it incorporates the coba and Tulum hotels too. We had a look around all three of the resorts and all looked as lovely as the other. I find on most all inclusive that I go on I get a bit fed up of the same food but this is the first hotel that I can actually say that I didn't I found plenty to choose from and yes sometimes it wasn't piping hot but ive never found a place yet that does have every dish piping hot. staff friendly grounds perfect all in all it was a lovely relaxing holiday and like I said I would go back again in fact we went on a Caribbean cruise this November on the Allur of the seas and I can safely say had I my time over again I would prefer the Akumal and there was nothing wrong with the cruise just too busy. hope this helps and if you do go im sure you will love it.More
kimparkes24, Leeds, United Kingdom
Beautiful location and excellent service
My partner stayed here from the 11th to the 15th of December. We found the service to be particularly excellent, we were assigned a butler whose name was AndrÃ©s and who was super helpful. We also had a drainage problem when we took a bath and used the jacuzzi in the room only to realize water drained out all over the floor (into the entrance hall and under the first bed!), but one quick call away and a plumber and cleaning staff came over to arrange everything. We found the food to be okay, the A La Carte restaurants were okay in my opinion. I found better food in Tulum downtown for like $200 pesos. Same with the alcohol, we have higher standards when it comes to alcohol brands and flavour in food. The pools, beaches and bars were great and fun, tons of sunshine. I got a henna tattoo from a very professional and respectful artist named RenÃ©, and you get a free retouch before you leave. We came to this all inclusive resort model for a friends' wedding. We found the wedding to be beautiful and fun, the mariachis were tasteful. We do recommend leaving the resort and visiting downtown Tulum (only a quick 20 minute and $250 pesos cab ride!) to really get a taste of true Mexico. More
mai_lopez, Fredericton, Canada
Best get away
Thank you so much for this amazing getaway. The staff were very professional and accommodating. The Al a carte restaurants were like we were in a fantasy world. Thank you to William Lopez our butler who showed genuineness when greeting us. This may very well become a yearly vacation in the warm sun. Loved it!!More
1happyABtraveller, Leduc, Canada
6th time and still as amazing as the first
As said in the title an amazing hotel, would like to say a massive thankyou to all the staff who work extremley hard. A big thankyou to our butlers Carlos & William. Armin, Ernesto & Yessica from the Dolce Vita. Gabriella Guest Relations who for the last couple of years has dealt with my emails about any request I've had and has pulled out all the stops for us THANKYOU VERY MUCH. The girls on the beach who serve you your drinks that's right you don't even have to get up of your sun lounger what more could you ask for !! The chambermaids who do a fab job of keeping your room spotless Thankyou to you all. The beaches are kept spotless . The surroundings are kept to a very high standard. Pools cleaned every day. Buffets lots to choice for every taste , even have a childrens corner. A la carte resturants very good, and yes we all know everybody has different tastes, but anybody who says they couldn't find anything suitable must be very fussy. Mini fridge in room restocked everyday. Entertainment at night for children first then for the adults, even a disco for the ones who want to dance the night away. Yes around the hotels the bars close at around eleven but that means your not disturbed if you want an early night, anybody who wants to party can go up to hacienda. If you want to do any trips just go to the Bahia Stand near the beach much cheaper than what you'd pay for from your travel reps. If you want to go of the complex all you have to do is go to main road and get a collectivo. Well I really don't think you will find a better hotel on the Rivera Maya. So on that note see you again Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal. Blocks we have stayed in 47, 48 twice, 56 twice & 66.More
Luxury Gran Bahia, Akumal
Gran Bahia is a wonderful chain, we have stayed at 3 others and can depend on the quality. Grounds maintenance is wonderful, quality and variety of food is excellent [snack bar buffet is better than some resorts main buffet]. Beach is a walking beach, not a great swimming beach and is not a snorkeling beach. Butler service is over promised and under delivered.More
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