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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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 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 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.
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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Me and my partner had the most amazing 2 weeks here in May. Absolute paradise everything you could imagine and more! The other 3 hotels in the resort to not compare to this one. For the extra money it is definitely worth it!More
This was our second time staying at Akumal. We wouldn't have it any other way. The beach is beautiful and clean. The rooms are spacious and always clean. The staff is friendly. We just love, love this resort!More
Stacey H, 40997
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Visited for 2 weeks in October, and I have to say that it was the best holiday I ever had. Grounds are kept absolutely stunning. Rooms are lovely, hotel staff cannot do enough for you. Al carte restaurants I would highly recommend, but buffet restaurants are just as good. You can also have room service if you don't want to go out. I really can't wait to go back next year. If you can try and get in block 66 that block is right on the beach.More
No major concerns
As countless of people have mentioned previously this resort is huge. I have stayed with Bahia previously so knew what to expect, it does what it says on the tin. Staff go above and beyond in certain circumstances and really are a credit to this hotel. Special mention must go to Alberto in the Mikardo and Armitoro in the Buffet, both were fantastic. I did notice that service during lunch was generally a bit poor and did take a while on most days to get a drink,, this was in the snack bar and buffet restaurant. On 4 evenings there was no hot water, seemed to be Friday and Saturday unless this was just a co-incidence. Rooms are a bit dated and could do with a new coat of paint however saying that it did appear that some rooms were being re-decorated so perhaps the remaining rooms will be done in the near future. For me the staff make this place and is worth a visit.More
This was my second time in the Riviera Maya. Bahia Principe Akumal was an eclectic destination, that I picked because of the reviews I perused on TripAdvisor. And I hit Jackpot! The resort, along with its sister facilities in the complex, is fantastic, exotic, majestic. The beaches are beautiful, white sand, the sea shallow, aquamarine, almost iridescent in color. I specifically went at the end of October, start of November because it's not yet the peak season, and correspondingly, there were always available lounge chairs on the beach or by the multiple pools. The dining options were exquisite, had dinners at the Italian La Dolce Vita, seafood at Tuti di Mare (spelling questionable), and a Brazilian grill restaurant and a Japanese restaurant. The buffet restaurants, both at the Akumal resort, and the sister resort of Tulum, were extensive, delicious, multi-faceted. Five or six types of ceviche!!! Great local dishes as well as varied European, North American, and Asian offerings. Took two outings, one to Chichen Itza, and another to Tulum. The Mayan heritage, and ruins, are unbelievably impressive. A must for anyone who is interested in culture, history, architecture. The recreational options I did not partake in, with the exception of the lounge; the two nights I attended were great. A very talented singer and band performed popular songs of the 80s and 90s. Our room was relatively small, yet very functional. Two queen beds. Ultra clean, bathroom appeared renovated. The building, number 71, was close to the beach, but no ocean view. Not that it mattered, as we only slept there. All in all, a fantastic vacation, would recommend to others. And will investigate other Bahia Principe properties. And will undoubtedly come back to this one in the future.More
Peter S, 60750
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