Luxury all-inclusive resort on Riviera Maya at only US$179 per night in December

We’ve discussed before how the Riviera Maya, which is just south of Cancun in Mexico, might be the best value for tropical resorts. And this week’s deal helps prove that with one of the most luxurious resorts in the area offering all-inclusive rooms for two starting at only US$179 per night in December.

You could get similar room rates or even cheaper in parts of Cancun or in Jamaica or the Dominican Republic, but not at a resort even close to this nice. The Gran Bahia Principe Tulum All Inclusive is rated at 3.5 stars, though more importantly it gets almost 4.5 stars out of 5 on guest reviews. That is very rare in this price range and it’s a sure sign that most guests feel their expectations were far exceeded.

The Deal

A Superior Room at the Gran Bahia Principe Tulum All Inclusive for US$179 per night for two adults, which is 36% off the normal room rate for this time of year. For $20 more per night you can upgrade to the Club Hacienda section, which gives you free wireless internet and a welcome gift of some kind. A Junior Suite in that same wing goes for only US$222 per night, which is also an amazing price for a suite in an all inclusive beach resort.

The Details

This deal is only available through Expedia, which is our booking partner. It includes free cancellation so there is no risk if you can’t get a cheap flight, but if you book soon it should be simple to get a cheap flight to Cancun. There is no minimum stay required to get this rate, so it’s available even on long weekend trips.

A large beachfront resort with everything

The Gran Bahia Principe Tulum All Inclusive Resort has 858 guest rooms and 4 restaurants. While that might seem too big to some people, it’s worth considering that larger resorts are able to offer more services at lower prices, so the guests have many more options.

The resort has its own private beach plus two swimming pools, but that’s just the beginning. There are also tennis courts, a Kids Club, a luxury spa, a fitness center, and a marina with many water sports activities. If you get bored at this resort it’s your own fault.

Very nice rooms at an amazing price

One of the best parts of this deal is that it’s not for the dark rooms that face the parking lot, it’s for large rooms that each have a balcony and a view. You get either one kingsize or two double beds, and air conditioning, a minibar, cable TV with international channels, an in-room safe, and a marble bathroom. Of course this is all in addition to all your meals and drinks and even taxes and tips for each day, and most resort activities too.

Combine all this with a cheap and direct flight to Cancun and a short shuttle ride from there to this hotel, and you have a perfect tropical vacation at an amazing price. This deal won’t last long, so booking soon seems wise.