4.5 out of 5

"We truly enjoyed our stay at Coba! Staff was personable and easy to communicate with. Room, food courts, lobby and bars were all clean and easy to nav ... " More

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Hotel Description

An all-inclusive stay in Akumal awaits you at Grand Bahia Principe Coba - All Inclusive. Within a 20-minute stroll, you'll find Aktun Chen and Riviera Maya Golf Club. Highlights at this resort include 7 restaurants, 2 outdoor swimming pools, and a free water park.

All 1080 rooms feature LCD TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy balconies, sofa beds, and living rooms. Nice touches to enhance your stay include jetted tubs, hydromassage showerheads, and free toiletries. Minibars, coffee/tea makers, and free bottled water are also available.

A day of pampering can include beachside massages and facials along with aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The buffet restaurant, Kukulkan, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With 7 bars/lounges and a poolside bar to choose from, you can enjoy a drink at the resort. Enjoy access to 3 spa tubs and 5 outdoor tennis courts along with a nightclub and a fitness center. Conference space and a meeting room are among the business amenities offered. Additionally, you'll find a sauna, WiFi in public areas, and a kids' swimming pool. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of a free beach shuttle.

Within a 20-minute drive of this 3.5-star Akumal resort, attractions include Akumal Beach and Xpu-ha Beach.

Junior Suite Superior

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite Superior

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite Superior

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite Superior

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite Deluxe

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite Superior

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Grand Bahia Principe Coba - All Inclusive ratings based on 49 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Fun and Clean, Pictures are a little deceiving

Pros: Many food options, great service in restaurants and bars, lots of beach and pool lounge chairs, fun pool activities, room cleaned every day, safe
Cons: Accurate pictures of where the beach is in coordinates to the beach
Location: We did not go off the resort due to our short stay, but lots shopping on site and you can swim with dolphins at the resort!!!!
We truly enjoyed our stay at Coba! Staff was personable and easy to communicate with. Room, food courts, lobby and bars were all clean and easy to navigate. We were most disappointed with the deceiving pictures on Travelocity of how close Coba is to the beach... I have stayed at Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana and the pictures were on point. The pictures online for Coba were very inaccurate according to how far away the beach was. We were under the impression we would be able to walk to the beach from our hotel room through the hotel complex. Instead, we could not access the beach from Coba and we had to take a trolly every time to the beach on the Tulum complex, at least a 5-10 minute trolly that did not come for pick up as fast as the hotel said it would (every 10-15 minutes). Other than the beach being so far away, our stay was wonderful! Many food options, great service in restaurants and bars, lots of beach and pool lounge chairs, fun pool activities, room cleaned every day, cheap option for a safe upon arrival. All in all, very satisfied with our stay, but would definitely choose to stay with Grand Bahia Principe Tulum to be closer to the beach on our next stay.

Posted by , from Cincinnati, OH on Dec 11, 2017

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4 out of 5


Great place well worth the money I paid . Entertainment team needs to step it up a bit. Food, drinks pools etc were great. Facilities spotless, people working around the clock at the hotel. Teams were great as well. Always running . Had a great time would def go back and bring people with me.

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015

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4 out of 5

nice hotel good food

good food nice hotel the only thing we didnt like is the beach

Posted by , from new jersey on Jul 29, 2015

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5 out of 5

Nice Hotel kind of far from the beach....

My experience was spectacular but the weather did not help. Two days rainnig not stop. Be careful with vacation from june to octuber. Every thing else was perfect. Do not travel with american airlines they left my baggages behind. For two days i was with out clothes.

Posted by , from miami, Fl on Jun 19, 2015

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5 out of 5

Huge resort, great staff

Big resort but feels like home :) staffs are great! They are very hospitable and accomodating. The resort is so big you don't ran out of things to do. Special thanks to Cruz who took great care of us when we were there.

Posted by , from Calgary, Albera on May 6, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great and big hotel

Would definitely love to come back! Hotel staff are just simply amazing and they are very hospitable. You cannot ran out of things to do there. Pretty much all you need is inside the resort. Plus it is so close to Xel-ha and we loved Xel-ha.

Posted by , from Calgary, Alberta on May 6, 2015

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5 out of 5

The Staff On This Hotel Are The Best.

Great vacation I can't wait to go back the staff is friendly and professional, the food was great. The night shows amazing.

Posted by on Apr 26, 2015

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5 out of 5

Wonderful Resort

Pros: We liked the exterior and interior of our hotel; the beautifully maintained hotel grounds; the design of the room and bathroom.
Cons: The pool at Coba seemed a bit small for the number of guests who wished to stay there and swim. There was never a free chaize longue around that pool
Location: The resort is isolated, but there are things to do in it for guests of every age, from sporting activities, to dances, shows, spa visits, etc.
My daughter and I stayed at Bahia Principe Coba from 03/21 to 03/28/ 2015. This was our first visit to the resort. We were looking for a quiet place, away from the crowdedness of Cancun and closer to nature. We owe a heartfelt thank you to Jet Blue for the perfect flight connections and courteous staff. The transfer from Cancun airport to the resort (100 km) took about 1.30 hrs. Bahia Principe met and exceeded our expectations. The resort is beautifully situated in its natural surroundings. The four parts of the resort are connected by shuttles which run throughout the day on regular intervals. We enjoyed walking on the perfectly maintained grounds of the resort. Contrary to reviews we had read that the beach was too far away from Coba, we quickly discovered pathways that took us from our hotel to the beach in 5 min. The walk to the beach became one of the many pleasant moments of our daily routine. Our room at Coba hotel was beautifully designed and perfectly maintained throughout our stay. All the appliances were in good working order. The maids not only maintained the room in excellent condition, but surprised us nicely with their creative arrangements every day. We went to different buffets at Coba and Tulum, and everywhere the food was abundant, diverse, and of good quality. Live entertainment offered daily throughout the resort was geared toward tourists of various ages and tastes. The pools were crowded; we preferred the beach and the sea.

Posted by , from New York, NY on Apr 6, 2015

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5 out of 5

Amazing Family Trip!!

This was our first time at GBP Coba.... we loved it. I got the golden package. Check in was fast with no problems. The room was clean, air condition worked fine and was in a very good area sec 22 rm 32227 close to everything. The beds are a little small, the are a full size. The beach was beautiful and clean we liked the Coba beach the most. It had colorful fish swimming by, which the kids enjoyed. Our favorite Buffet was at the main coba lobby. If you enter from the outside doors the first section to your left is Maria's tables, she is the best!!! Had our coffee ready and the kids juices refilled fast. The evening staff is also great in that section 2. We also liked the Buffet and food at the Tulum area!!! I did not like the service at the Akumal buffet, it was hot and the servers were rude. That was the only time at had a bad experience. I had no problems getting beach chairs at the beach area. We had 4 dinner included in our golden pkg we ate at the Japanese, Pescador, Mediteranian, and don Pablo all were great!!! Mediteraian just a little bit to hot and the poor waiters were sweating up a storm. We loved it!! It is a big property but the trolleys are there constantly. Great time!!!

Posted by , from New Jersey on Sep 10, 2013

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4 out of 5

Largest Resort I've stayed at

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
Cons: No free Internet, not many rooms near beach.
There are lots of good points about the resort. I prefer smaller, more intimate settings closer to town. I knew that going here but sometimes you have to compromise. Given this was Spring Break for the college crowd, I was pleased this property didn't have large groups of college age kids. We stayed 6 days, and it took me that long to figure out the layout of the place. There was a very nice spa that I enjoyed on 2 different days. There were nice pools ner each set of rooms, but it was hard to get a lounge chair.

Posted by , from Columbus, OH, USA on Apr 7, 2013

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About the Grand Bahia Principe Coba - All Inclusive

Location Carretera Chetumal - Cancun Km 250, Akumal, QROO CP 77760

All-inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • Buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • Limited gourmet or à la carte dining

Activities and facilities/equipment
Land activities

  • Bicycling
  • Fitness facilities
  • Miniature golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Tennis lessons
  • Volleyball

  • Aerobics
  • Dancing
  • Language
  • Yoga


  • Onsite entertainment and activities

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Premium and/or non-domestic beverages
  • Room service
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Offsite tours

Property Features

Grand Bahia Principe Coba - All Inclusive is an all-inclusive resort. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Grand Bahia Principe Coba - All Inclusive offers its guests a complimentary water park, 2 outdoor swimming pools, and 3 spa tubs along with outdoor tennis courts and a sauna. There are 7 restaurants on site, along with a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 7 bars/lounges and a swim-up bar. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. A children's pool, a nightclub, and a fitness center are also featured at the eco-friendly Grand Bahia Principe Coba - All Inclusive. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Akumal resort.

  • 1080 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 7 dining venues
  • 7 bars or lounges
  • Nightclub
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free water park access
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Separate living room
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 5
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Playground on site
  • Sofa bed
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Free self parking


  • Airport: Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.) (96.3 km / 59.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free beach shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Grand Bahia Principe Coba - All Inclusive offers 1080 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations have separate living rooms and include sofa beds and desks. LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with jetted bathtubs and hydromassage showerheads, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • Living room
  • Jetted tub
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Minibar
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Kukulkan - This buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Le Gourmet - This restaurant serves dinner only.

Mediterraneo - This restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves dinner only.

El Pescador - This restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only.

Portofino - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only.

Nearby Activities

Outdoor tennis courts and a complimentary water park are featured at the resort. 2 outdoor swimming pools and 3 spa tubs are on site. In addition to a children's pool, other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness center. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 2
  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 15 per stay (rates may vary)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Bahia Coba
  • Bahia Coba Principe
  • Bahia Principe Coba
  • Coba Bahia Principe
  • Grand Bahia All Inclusive
  • Grand Bahia Principe Coba Akumal
  • Grand Bahia Principe Coba All Inclusive
  • Grand Bahia Principe Coba All Inclusive Akumal
  • Grand Principe Bahia Coba
  • Principe Bahia Coba
  • Grand Bahia Principe Coba All Inclusive Tulum
  • Grand Bahia Principe Coba Tulum

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.