Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal by Don Pablo Collection

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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Golf offer

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, 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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7 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. 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.

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.

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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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Very nice hotel. Really impressed

The staff are very friendly and there's is so much food to choose from. The team of chefs are very professional and make sure there is always good food. Sadly not overly impressed with the snack bar as it is mainly sloppy seconds and animals are everywhere. The company is great Everwhere though. The trolleys that come every five minutes are very handy. The wifi isn't great as for the week it is $69 dollars. I recommend getting the boingo app which can get you wifi everywhere for just 5 dollars a year. Would definitely return More


Akumal Updated Beauty

We Love this place ! AKUMAL beach life and SEAN KAAN food and service !! So many choices ~~ we indulge in them all ~~ Service is still no 1 in my book . TULUM needs updating !! The new shuttles are great ! Will be back !!!More

Rod A,

2nd visit and already planning visit 3!!!

We have just returned from our second two week stay and had an amazing holiday with great service, wonderful food and drinks and a resort that is so pretty and well cared for. This year we visited with two other adults and had requested that both couples were in the same villa on the top floor. Our request was granted and we were in Villa 80 which was just a few minutes walk to the reception, restaurants, pool and beach and in a very quiet location. We were delighted to find the room had good air conditioning and a decent variety and amount of drinks in the mini bar every day. The only time we used the butler was to have scented aromatherapy candles each evening and that was a little hit and miss with some nights missed altogether and other times we would get back from the beach at 5pm and find the candles burning then rather than late evening as requested. Hardly a big deal! We were very happy with the food quality and amazing variety at every meal. The buffets are just great and without doubt the best we have ever been at and we go on all inclusive holidays 3 or 4 times each year. We did a fair few a la cartes this year and our favourite was the Don Pablo in the Tulum section with close second going to Arlequin at Akumal section. We visited Sian Kaan gala buffet on Saturday evening and the visual display was a feast for the eyes with plenty of lobster, steak, duck, sushi, desserts to die for and everything else you could think of. Premium drinks are an added bonus and we found more of the bars this year had the high end brands compared to last year. Where else do you get Hennessey Brandy at a pool bar?? The service at the pool and beach bars was fabulous and the staff there deserve every bit of credit for working in the extreme heat. Special mention to Rocio at the Infinity Pool and later in the holiday she moved to the Lobby Bar......she is the nicest, cheery lady we ever came across - a real asset to the hotel. She deserves special recognition, hotel management, so really hope you pass this on to her (from the Hennessey Twins and their wives). The new Infinity pool is great and a great addition with a gorgeous little bay just beyond, this was to become our favourite afternoon place to visit. Thanks due also to Geraldine in guest services for her help. All in all we got great value for money in a gorgeous place. What more can you ask of a holiday. Our two weeks passed too quickly and we are now back home with post holiday blues and planning our next trip.More

Lynda35, 186356

Great vacation!

We stayed at the Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal Don Pablo Collection from May 11-17th. We have stayed at about 15 different all-inclusive resorts across the Riviera Maya and Punta Cana over the past 10 years, and we had stayed at the Tulum section of this resort back when Akumal and Tulum were both open to each other. We found the LBP Akumal to be more than we expected. Since it has changed to the Don Pablo Collection, a number of upgrades have taken place, including room additions, a new infinity pool and breakfast options, and overall, generally better food. I'll break down some things here: Rooms: Based on the resort map and other review here, we had requested in advance one of three buildings, with a top floor room and king bed. We received this, and we couldn't be more pleased with our room, in building 64. Although not oceanfront (thus no extra charge), we could clearly see the ocean from our balcony. The room was clean, and was cleaned and stocked well every day. We were about a 1 minute walk from the 24 hour snack bar, 1 minute from the infinity pool and breakfast area, and 90 seconds walk from the ocean. In summary: good, normal room for an all-inclusive, cleaned well, and great location. Food/Bars: I don't think we were ever more than 2 minutes away from food/drink options the whole time we were there. Overall, the food was quite good. I expect the a la cartes to be decent, but the big surprise was the buffet, which in some cases, was better than the a la cartes. We ordered a variety of drinks, including top-shelf liquors, with no problems across the resort. Entertainment: One of the problems with this size of resort is that unless you specifically seek it out, you can't always find the activities. Every once in a while, we happened across something (croquet, aerobics, etc.). When we did find activities, there were always well organized and fun. There is an app that can help with this. We went to two evening shows (Circus and Michael Jackson), and both were pretty good. Transportation: Although most of the time we chose to walk, when we did want to get on a shuttle, we never waited more than 5 minutes. A couple of the shuttle drivers were very helpful; they asked where we were going when we got on, and made sure to let us know when we were there. The shuttle over to Sian Kaan was fun, because we got to go over the main highway. Pools: We really explored all sections of GBP, including Akumal, Tulum, Coba, and Sian Kaan, and at first I tried counting the pools we visited, but after 10, lost count! Most sections of the resort had a designed 'activity' pool vs. relax pool, which was nice. They were generally clean. Not surprisingly, the pools with the swim-up bars, seemed a bit dirty, but that can't be helped, I think. Ocean: If you like snorkeling, and seeing lots of fish (which of course means having a few rocks in the water), then the Akumal beach is your place. As many have noted, there are 'whales' and/or rock walls in the water, and GBP has created lagoons in the ocean that are calm, shallow, and where you can easily snorkel. These areas are also great for hanging out and having a drink. If you want more waves, softer sand (and less fish of course), walk 5-10 minutes down to the Tulum section of the resort. If you don't have kids with you, you can also set in the Sian Kaan 'adults only' section of the beach, which is ideally located. Overall, based on the food and drink quality, variety of beach styles, and choice of pools, we would rate this in our top 3 results that we have stayed at. We wouldn't hesitate to go again, and would recommend to our friends and family. If you are thinking about it, my advice is to do it. We did explore the whole GBP property (all 4 sections) quite well, so let me know if you have any questions.More


Great for dating!

Excellent hotel. Loved everything about this place, the drinks, the meals, the activities. Excellent kids club, my daughter love it also. Nice swimming pools. Amazing sunset. Will be forever in my memories.More

vanessacrfreitas, 189158

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