Inspired by its natural surroundings and the Mexican Caribbean’s cultural roots, Bahia Principe Grand Tulum will debut on Nov. 15 following over a year of extensive renovations.
As Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts flagship property when the brand first arrived to Mexico over 20 years ago, the Bahia Principe Grand Tulum has been completely transformed, now placing its Mayan origin front and center as it merges seamlessly into the beautiful natural environment.
“We are proud to have reached such an important milestone in the company’s history as we prepare to unveil this special property and share its completely new concept with our guests,” explained Helen Montijano, vice president of sales and marketing for the U.S. and Canada. “As part of the brand’s evolution, we have reimagined all the spaces, amenities and experience to pay tribute to the rich Mayan heritage of the area, while maintaining the same principles of our brand and offering outstanding quality service. We are sure all who visit will appreciate this setting in a completely new way.” ”
From the area’s natural fauna that melds perfectly with the Mayan inspired architecture to the display of rich cultural traditions and preservation of the land, every element has been taken into consideration to introduce this new experience.
“Impressive upon arrival, the ode to the Mayan origin can be seen immediately in the grand breezy lobby where a massive pillar stands in the center adorned in symbols and engravings of the historic civilization. Similar accents can be found on the facades of structures throughout the resort, a continuous reminder of the origin of the land,” Bahia Principe said.
Bahia Principe Grand Tulum’s culinary offering will have the likes of traditional Mexican staples to spices from the Far East. Each space of the seven dining venues, be it casual or gourmet, has been carefully created so that the gastronomy experience is enhanced by its beautifully designed surroundings.
Guests can choose from the Yucatan Buffet, Hindu Thai Restaurant, Gourmet Don Pablo, Mexicano Tequila, Restaurant Rodizio La Gran Tortuga, The Truck Beach Restaurant, Andale Burger, and La Isla Bar. An expansive Kids Zone named Zama, which was the original name of Tulum’s walled city, features numerous activity areas where children can learn about the Mayan culture through play, archeology, and exploration.
There are 10 dedicated spaces for hours of fun including: a Kids Club, with indoor and outdoor areas for activities, picnics, shows and more; a sand area to tease curious discoverers who can uncover Mayan artifacts; a playground for the little ones to explore the Mayan jungle; an open-air space for the Eco Bahia Foundation that brings children closer to the natural wealth of the area; the Jungle park with ziplines, tunnels, slides and more; and the Iguana, a massive emblematic structure of one the areas historic species where children can climb, slide and explore. The water spaces include the Cenote that meanders through the jungle, a Splash area with jets and games, and finally an amazing Water Park with giant Mayan masks and endless fun for everyone.
The entertainment continues with options for guests of all ages. In addition to three pools and beach area, guests can enjoy a relaxing spa with outdoor palapas for treatments alfresco, numerous green spaces and trails, water and land recreational activities, a fully equipped fitness centre, shopping area, and a discotheque. A dynamic Teen Club invites young adults to enjoy some independence with music, games, workshops, and other recreation. There is also grand theatre, which was designed with inspiration from the colors and costumes of past Mayan warriors, that perfectly sets the stage for daily performances.
Bahia Principe Grand Tulum is located within the Bahia Principe Riviera Maya Resort, 60 minutes from Cancun International Airport, 30 minutes from Playa del Carmen and 20 minutes from Tulum’s Mayan ruins.
In total, there are four resorts within the complex, four luxurious spas, swimming pools, fitness centers, a convention center, commercial areas and the PGA Riviera Maya by Bahia Principe 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trend Jones II.