Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal by Don Pablo Collection

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.

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 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

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

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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Perfect hotel

Wonderful two weeks! Friendly and perfect staff. Delicous food, great variaty. Clean and beautiful area. Conscious ecological thinking, beautiful gardens, a lot of wild animals around. Nice beaches, clear water, fishes swiming around you. What more can you ask for?More

Assa R, Uppsala County, Sweden

Grand maybe but not Luxury

I stayed for 2 weeks just before Christmas. The staff are friendly and polite, the food was very good (would have been better if warmer) A la carte restaurants lovely except for Brazilian. We stayed in block 64 which was in a great position for the beach and pools. The bed was large and very comfortable but the bedrooms do need some up-dating. The bathroom was poor, rust running from broken tiles, and if you want to have a bath you need to climb in to put the plug in and turn the tap on as the shower screen doesn't move. The balcony was depressing small, dull and the furniture had ciggie burns. Overall we had a good time but it is definitely not luxury.More

pollyd1961, glasgow

Just Soo soo

I have been on at least a dozen all inclusives and this place was no better than the other except it served better booze. I will say that the al carte restaurants was better than other places including bahia resorts ive been to in the past but other than that same as barcello or riu class places 4 star not 5. All in all a good place but didnt have that beautiful blue water like cancun or punta cana.More

goodfella999z, Buffalo, New York

Fab Holiday

Stayed here over Christmas due to fly home New Years Eve, were delayed 24 hours only time I have ever been happy about a travel delay. This place was amazing. Rooms were lovely, staff always helpful and courteous. First time I had been on an all inclusive holiday and loved every minute of it. Food was lovely and plenty to choose from. Staff were continually making sure place was clean. Linen changed daily. Pool was lovely especially Mauricio at the pool bar! Will definitely be back at the Akumal hopefully sooner rather than later.More

Laura S, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Nice place, wonderful time

I have to start off by saying when we arrived at the check in for our room after a very long day, as we all have to get there. We were given a room with two double beds, which at that point I was not happy, as is was just my husband and I. I also made that clear and Christian at the front desk went out of his way to find us a beautiful room with a king bed. The rooms are very clean and comfortable, not overly big but enough room for two. The grounds are impeccable, these people work hard to keep not only the grounds clean but the beach as well. We watched as they had these poor fellows out there early in the morning racking and then removing the sea weed off the beach. The beach is beautiful nice and sandy and lots of people snorkelling right there, as there were lots of fish to see in the water. The only thing I do believe they need at the beach especially around the swing bar is some music to enjoy. The ladies serving you your drinks at the beach are wonderful, especially Rosa and Maria, always there to ask if you need another one or just anything. The buffet was very good, even for those who may be picky, lots of choices and different varieties of food to choose from, you wont go hungry. The a la carts well we only went to two, the Italian which I was not a fan, and the Arlaquin which was ok. If you are looking for a late night life this is not the place, everything shuts down at 11pm including the bars, other than the 24 hr snack bar. Although you can go to the Halacenda which has live music until 11:30 then the loud disco opens up. To sum it up for our first time to Mexico, I would definitely recommend this resort to anyone, we had a great time and we would also return. The service is top notch these people want you to enjoy every part of your vacation.More

Becky T, Alberta, Canada

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