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 free 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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If you stay at this hotel between the 1st of November 2015 and the 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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2 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
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.
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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Double room sleeps up to three adults or two adults and two children, with one king-size, twin or two 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.
Junior suite sleeps up to three adults and one child or two adults and two children, with one king-size, twin or two 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. You'll also have a sitting area with a sofa and small bath with water jets.
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second visit to akumal
Couldn't wait for our holiday to come around again and we weren't disappointed,we returned to the akumal side of the resort as we found we prefered it there, had a lovely two weeks of relaxation and sun! As usual all the staff were freindly and helpful the rooms were clean and well kept the food in the buffet hall was plenty and lots of choice the pool and beach were great everyone works so hard keeping the whole place immaculate, we hardly ever waited on a drink anywhere! even by the beach! We tried a number of the Al-la-carte restaurants this time too! just to say to all the ones we visited a big thank you we really enjoyed them you made us feel so welcome! For us this place ticks all the boxes we really enjoyed it and both want to come back next year! Keep up the good work!!!More
769dave, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Our home from home
This was our 8th visit and on arrival we were made to feel very welcome in fact the said "welcome home" I had e-mailed in advance to say we were coming and had asked for a few requests which were all granted. We were introduced to our Butler who booked all our a la carte restaurants and phoned us daily to ask if we had everything we required and if we were happy with the room. The bed was turned down every night and we had a chocolate placed on our sheets and a plate on our table with 3 dessert cakes. Room service was available 24/7 however we did not feel the need to use this. The butlers by the pool and on the beach just indulged us to be even more lazy than usual and were a god send as it was very hot this year. We did notice that our wrist bands were checked before entering the buffet and being served at any bars as you had to be staying in either Akumal or Sian Ka'an to eat or drink there. We also used the Spa which was absolutely brilliant and was quite surprised to find they had kept our information from previous visits. We found that the Air Conditioning in the bars and restaurants made it very comfortable and we must admit when using Tulum or Coba restaurants we returned to Akumal afterwards. All in all this has been a great holiday once again. We keep saying we will try somewhere else next time but find ourselves booking up year after year for the same place well worth every penny even more so since all the upgrades to the rooms, poolside & lobby seating areas.More
Ruth R, Grangemouth, United Kingdom
Amazing , did not want to leave
The resort is large , but amazing. The staff cannot go far enough out of they're way to make sure you are happy. We stayed from 19/09/15 to 03/10/15 and only experienced one complete day of rain. All the negative reviews that you read can be disregarded as this is by far the best holiday I have ever experienced, wherever you go you can see people busy either cleaning or pruning or just generally making the place run as well as it does. We flew premium on the Dreamliner and from the moment we checked in at the airport, everything was perfect. Cancun airport was as everyone had described but not a major hassle. Our private transfer was painless and when you arrive at the hotel itself it is jaw droppingly beautiful , the staff are permenantly smiling and always seem genuinely happy to see you, we were in block 64 room 6426 with a sea view and in a great location. A big shout out to all the guest services but especially Mario Moreno for all his help , Fidel in the snack bar and our wonderful maid Justina . If you have any doubts about booking this hotel , don't , just stop reading and book it now . You will not be sorry.More
garren j, Swadlincote, United Kingdom
Me and my 20 year old daughter have just arrived home after a week in this fab place, we flew premium with Thomson which I highly recommend. The hotel and staff are amongst the best we have ever seen, nothing is too much trouble. I had a minor accident whilst there and I was looked after very well. Everything lived up to expectations from the room to the fab choice of food. I have to say a special thank you to Estaban our butler, he is such a lovely genuine person. Our days were mainly spent around the activity pool, which was just behind our hotel room (block 57), as I was unable to walk very far this made life a lot easier. I have to say a big well done to the entertainment staff they were brill. The resort is beautiful with loads of beds to choose from. There will always be a bed available. We have stayed at the Tulum twice before, but much preferred the Akumal. We will be back next year. Thank you Bahia Principe Akumal.More
karen_dave_10, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Excellent resort for your vacation
This was my first time in Mexico and stayed at the Gran Bahia Akumal. We got our all inclusive bookings through Air Transat and was only able to get one Ocean View Suite. But the hotel receptionist upgraded our other room to an Ocean View Suite and in the same building Beautiful view looking out of the terrace and we were so fortunate to have a full view the super moon and eclipsed of the moon during our trip. One advice though is to spray your insect repellent spray before you go outdoor. Staying at the Akumal hotel allows full access to the amenities/restaurants/pools in all other 3 resorts. Sian Kan only adults allowed. Great excellent food selections for breakfast/lunch, do not miss out their A la carte dinners. Highly recommend the Alux restaurant at the Akumal. Make sure you book all your dinner reservations on your first day. Did my shopping at hotels' gift shops as I find they have better quality /designs products and prices are reasonable. But make sure to have enough smaller denomination bills As they don't usually have enough change, but no big deal you can break your change at the hotel reception. Will definitely go back to the Akumal and my friends I highly recommend the Gran Bahia to you all. 1 week trip is too short, suggest a minimum of 10 dayMore
dimmbie, Vancouver, Canada
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