The area south of Cancun is probably the hottest destination in the Caribbean for new resorts, and right now there are also some fantastic deals available. The Riviera Maya area, as it’s known, includes Playa de Carmen, and near the southern edge there is a wonderful town called Tulum where the Gran Bahia Principe Tulum is located.
Right now they are offering a Superior room for two people for US$169, with all meals and drinks included. The normal off-season rate is US$264 per night, which is also quite a bargain for a resort of this quality.
A Superior room at the Gran Bahia Principe Tulum for US$169 for two people on the all inclusive plan. A Superior Club Hacienda room is available for only $189, and that includes free wifi and a welcome gift.
This rate is available through Expedia as part of their Fall & Holiday Hotel Sale. There is no minimum stay requirement, so you could visit as part of a long weekend and still get this rate.
A large and high rated resort at an amazing rate
The Gran Bahia Principe Tulum Resort has 858 rooms, which means that it can offer a huge array of activities and food options as part of its all inclusive deal, and still offer low rates. There are nearly 10 different restaurants, and guests get 3 a la carte dinners per week as part of this deal, so it’s not just one buffet after another.
The food and drink options are very good, with only a few premium items not included, but it’s the activities that really put this place over the top. There’s kayaking, surfing, windsurfing, snorkeling, tennis, bicycles, and much more, all included. There’s also a nightclub, a gym, and of course a Kids Club for the little ones.
If it all sounds too good to be true that would be understandable, but thanks to over 200 guest reviews we can see what people really think, and that’s how we know this is a solid choice. The average of the TripAdvisor reviews is 4.4 out of 5, which means that the majority of guests have their expectations met or exceeded. At US$169 per night, it would be understandable to have disappointing food and poor service, so the fact that people are so happy afterwards is a major key to this place.
It’s not one of the closest resorts to the Cancun Airport, but it’s close enough that it’s an easy shuttle ride, and Cancun Airport has the cheapest flights into the Caribbean from almost everywhere in North America and Europe.