MIAMI — After a year of extensive renovations, the Bahia Principe Grand Tulum is expected to make its grand debut on Nov. 15.
As Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts’ flagship property when the brand first arrived in Mexico over 20 years ago, the completely transformed property now features its Mayan origin front and centre, starting in the lobby where a massive pillar stands with symbols and engravings of the historic civilization. Similar accents can be found on structures throughout the resort as a constant reminder of the land’s ancient history.
Enhancements were also made to guestrooms, which now features a sleek design. Available in four categories, each room includes upgraded amenities and a sitting area that doubles as a home away from home.
As for cuisine, the resort’s seven dining venues will not disappoint. 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 Mayan culture. There are 10 dedicated spaces for fun, including a Kids Club with indoor and outdoor areas, a sand area where kids an uncover Mayan artifacts, a playground, the Jungle park featuring ziplines, tunnels, slides and more, as well as Iguana, a massive emblematic structure that kids can climb, slide down on and explore. There are also water spaces, including a water park and a cenote that meanders through a splash area.
In addition to three pools and a beach area, guests can enjoy ultimate relaxation at the spa featuring outdoor palapas for treatments alfresco, on numerous green spaces and trail, and at the fully-equipped fitness centre and shopping area. Other entertainment options include a discotheque, a Teen Club, and a grant theatre inspired by the costumes of past Mayan warriors.
Upon reopening, Bahia Principe Grand Tulum will have rigorous safety and hygiene measures in place, developed in collaboration with HS Consulting, an international consulting company that specializes in the tourism industry. Measures range from property social distancing and increased cleaning and disinfection, to continuous training, health checks and digitalizing experiences.