photo by

Get an overview of this hotelRiviera Maya resort between jungle and beach

Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Free parking
Free WiFi

Guests say they love

  • Good location
  • Outdoor pools
  • Overall value of stay
  • Clean guestrooms
  • Overall room comfort

Green trees, white sand

Located 6 miles (10 kilometers) from Xel-Ha, the archaeological site and nature park, this Riviera Maya All-Inclusive hotel lies between a mangrove jungle and a beach of white sand and rock; the city of Tulum is 12 miles (19 kilometers) away.

All-Inclusive plan

Food and drink at Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal, most eateries at its sister hotel, plus a range of sports, a daily activity program, and nightly entertainment are included in the room rate.

Rooms with balconies

Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal - All Inclusive guestrooms have balconies or terraces to enjoy the tropical air. Minibars (restocked daily), and satellite TVs are standard. Junior suite baths have jetted tubs.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal - All Inclusive

Resort Amenities

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

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room minibar (some restrictions)
  • Meals and beverages at companion properties

Activities and facilities/equipment

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Windsurfing

Land activities

  • Bicycling
  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball


  • Aerobics
  • Dancing
  • Water fitness

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old


  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Access to offsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances
  • Theme parties

Not included

  • Golf green fees
  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Offsite tours

Resort Amenities

This 758-room Riviera Maya resort offers facilities and services for families and couples to enjoy complete vacations without leaving the grounds. Dance lessons, introductory scuba diving lessons, aerobics, and all manner of games and athletic contests are part of a busy activity program. Like all major Mayan Riviera hotels, this resort is equipped with a water-purification system.

The on-site spa offers saunas, steam rooms, massages, body and facial treatments, and hair and nail care (surcharges). Guests can also enjoy massages and hair braiding in two palapas next to the pool (surcharges). The resort offers 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Childcare is also available (surcharge). There are 4 restaurants on site, 3 poolside bars, 11 bars and lounges, and room service is available 24 hours a day.

Trams shuttle guests around the resort; to its sister property; and to Hacienda Doña Isabel, a shopping and entertainment complex in the common area shared by both hotels. The Hacienda includes a number of businesses including a 24-hour doctor's office, pharmacy, Internet café, and numerous shops arrayed around 2 movie-set-perfect Mexican plazas. Use of some services at the Hacienda incurs a surcharge. Wireless internet is free for 1 hour per day. Scroll down to the Dining section for details on restaurants and bars available to guests as part of the All-Inclusive plan.

  • Express check-in 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 11 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Number of poolside bars - 3 
  • Children's club 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Swim-up bar 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Conference space 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free self parking 
  • Steam room 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Sauna 
  • Babysitting or childcare (free) 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Nightclub 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Children's pool 
  • On private beach 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • Hair salon 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Beach towels 
  • Total number of rooms - 758 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Wedding services 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Babysitting or childcare (free)  
  • Babysitting or childcare  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Balcony 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Minibar (stocked, free items) 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Jetted bathtub 
  • Slippers 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • In-room safe (surcharge) 
  • Television 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Hydromassage showerhead 

Where to Eat

Note: À la carte dining at specialty restaurants is unlimited. Reservations are required.

The Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal offers guests a complimentary buffet breakfast between 7 and 10:30 AM daily. Guests can also choose to dine and drink at the bars and selected restaurants at neighboring Grand Bahia Principe Tulum All-Inclusive.

Riviera Main International Buffet - Offering views of the Caribbean, this vast, airy restaurant under an enormous palapa serves international-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets. No reservations required.

Dolce Vita - This restaurant serves Italian-style buffet breakfast and lunch. Dinner is served a la carte and reservations are required.

Sample menu for Dolce Vita


  • Selections from the Appetizer Buffet
  • Tomato Cream soup
  • Minestrone

    Main courses:

  • Tagliatelle Four Cheeses
  • Ossobucco of Beef
  • Rigatoni with Seafood


  • Tiramisu
  • Cannolis with cream cheese
  • Pear Tart

    Frutos del Mar - Providing views of the Caribbean in moonlight, Frutos del Mar is an à la carte seafood restaurant open for dinner. Reservations are required.

    Sample menu for Frutos del Mar


  • Selections from the Buffet Bar
  • Cream of Seven Hot Peppers soup
  • Seafood soup

    Main courses:

  • Fettucine with Shrimp
  • Chicken Supreme
  • Grilled Tuna steak


  • Selections from the Dessert and Fruit Buffet

    Arlequin - This à la carte gourmet restaurant is open for dinner with an international menu. Reservations are required.

    Sample menu for Arlequin


  • Seafood Tacos
  • Marinated Fresh Salmon
  • Roasted Vegetables

    Main courses:

  • Sea Bass Fillet in Tequila sauce
  • Shrimp in Garlic sauce
  • Tournedo Beef


  • Selections from the Dessert Bar

    Oriental - Located in the Hacienda Doña Isabel, this à la carte restaurant serves Asian cuisines.

    El Acuario - This 24-hour beach restaurant serves American food and snacks.

    The resort also houses these bars: Lobby Bar Pakal; Lobby Bar Tulum; the pool bar, White Sands; the swim-up bar, La Sirena; Bar Coral; the beach bar, El Mar, and the pool bar, Chit, located near Villas 74, 76, and 78.

    Disco La Rancherita - Opens at midnight with music and dancing. Located in the Hacienda, along with Bar Plaza Mayor and the Sport Bar.

  • Nearby Things to Do

    A variety of activities and sports including daily beach and pool games and contests, snorkeling, kayaking, fitness facilities, and tennis can be enjoyed at the resort.

    The Riviera Maya Golf Club has been designed by Robert Trend Jones II. It is divided in two golf courses: the first has 18 executive holes with par 72, and the second has 9 executive holes with par 27. A fee applies for use of golf courses. For guests staying in Superior or Junior Suite rooms, free Green Fee limited to 2 rounds per week stay applies.

    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

    • Snorkeling on site 
    • Water skiing nearby 
    • Golfing nearby 
    • Sailing on site 
    • Bicycle rentals on site 
    • Volleyball on site 
    • Kayaking on site 
    • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
    • Windsurfing on site 
    • Parasailing on site 

    Spa Services

    • Couples treatment rooms 
    • Manicures and pedicures 
    • Body wraps 
    • Body treatments 
    • Body scrubs 
    • Facial treatments 
    • Aromatherapy treatments 
    • Hydrotherapy treatments 
    • Sauna in spa 
    • Spa tub in spa 
    • Steam room in spa 
    • Reflexology 
    • Massages 

    Resort Policies


    Check-in time starts at 3 PM


    Check-out time is noon

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.


    • Pets not allowed

    You need to know

    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.


    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
    • In-room safe fee: USD 6 per night
    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    Resort Name

    • Akumal Grand Bahia
    • Akumal Grand Bahia Principe
    • All Inclusive Bahia
    • All Inclusive Bahia Principe
    • Bahia All Inclusive
    • Bahia Principe All Inclusive
    • Grand Bahia Principe Akumal
    • Grand Bahia Principe Akumal All Inclusive
    • Grand Bahia Principe All Inclusive
    • Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal All Inclusive
    • Luxury Bahia Principe All Inclusive
    • Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal

    We should mention

    Reservations are required for golf tee times. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to 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.

    Sorry, we seem to have had an issue loading our review content. Try again?

    Top Positive Review

    Top Positive Review

    Top Critical Review